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Tom Kessler, Rod Librarian, receives a 2015 Diversity Matters Award

Recently one of our very own librarians, Tom Kessler, received a 2015 Diversity Matters Award at the Seventh Annual Diversity Town Hall Meeting.  Tom serves as a Social Sciences Bibliographer at Rod Library.  He has demonstrated his commitment to enhancing diversity through his accomplishments at Rod Library, the University of Northern Iowa and in the Iowa community. 

"Cedar Valley in World War I" Lecture

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At 3pm, January 29th, Bob Neymeyer, Historian at the Grout Museum District, will speak on the challenges that German –Americans in Iowa were confronted with during World War I. The demand for “100% Americanism” was administered by both public and private groups who distrusted the loyalty of these hyphenated Americans. The tactics ranged from intimidation and vandalism to a state law stating English was the only legal language to be used in public.

Craftiness in the Digital Media Hub

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Need to get to work on your costume for the Rod Library Mini ComicCon, or a class project?  We have just the solution for you.  In the Digital Media Hub near rooms 282A and 282B we have some supplies to help you out.  There is a rotary cutter, construction paper, markers, glue, tape, craft scissors, T squares, magazines, and a suggestion box in case we have forgotten anything.  Let the creativity begin!


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