Rod Cast - News and Events

September 23, 2010 - 2:39 pm

The Lovely Bones, Of Mice and Men, The Chocolate War, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Forever, The Color Purple, And Tango Makes Three, The Handmaid’s Tale, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Kite Runner, Snow Falling on Cedars, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – what do all of these books have in common? All of them were among the most commonly challenged or banned boo...

September 20, 2010 - 2:19 pm

This blurb from the Rod Library News blog explains a new grants database: Are You Seeking Grants to Help Fund Programs? The university has a new grants database called The Foundation Directory Online accessible through the library website 24/7 from any location. Off-campus users will be prompted for their CatID. The Foundation Center,...

September 08, 2010 - 6:24 pm

View more Rod Library YouTube videos at Rod Library Video Playlist.

September 08, 2010 - 2:06 pm

With the support of an allocation of $20,000 in ARRA (American Recovery and Investment Act) funds received in spring 2010, the Library has acquired almost 600 recently published books in areas of high use and on current topics of interest.  Most of these titles have been added to the circulating  Stacks collection.  The selections include recent award winners in fic...

August 30, 2010 - 11:29 am

The Library will be open the following hours this weekend. Have a great Labor Day!

September 3 Friday    7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
September 4 Saturday    12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.
September 5 Sunday    12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.
September 6 Monday (Labor Day) 6:00 p.m. - 12:00 midnight


August 25, 2010 - 2:59 pm

For more information about the Cedar Valley Hunger Games II, click here.  You will find a flyer, the registration and rules, and a release form for the Hunger Games II.  You can also view a video from last year's Hunger Games.  The Hunger Games II will be held on Saturday,...

August 25, 2010 - 2:53 pm

Today's Des Moines Register featured Rod Library and the Cedar Valley Hunger Games that were held last fall. Click here to view the article.

August 24, 2010 - 2:57 pm

Come and Visit University Archives and Special Collections located on the 3rd floor in Rod Library.

Study Abroad … See the World

Prepared by: Kim Nurre

Students started studying abroad on their own in 1896. John Kleinsorge and W. R. Patterson were two of the first students to Study Abroad.

President Seerley was on a board that recommended teachers to study abroad....

August 24, 2010 - 7:26 am

ScienceDirect will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance for approximately 9 hours on Saturday, August 28 from 6:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m. CST.