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GeoCache for Cash - April 20th-25th!

Rod Library will be hosting GeoCache for College Cash, a Money Smart Week event, from 11 am to 1 p.m. on Monday, April 20, in the east lobby. To play, students are invited to read 7 posters on personal finance topics and answer 7 quiz questions using their smartphones. You'll be competing state-wide for a $1000 scholarship. Sponsored by Rod Library and the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, in conjunction with Money Smart Week. 

Tech Tip: Use sound generators to aid in studying and concentration

Background noise has a significant impact on our ability to relax, concentrate, meditate, and sleep.  Rod Library provides spaces for those who want either silence (fourth floor) or a little chatter (second floor) while they work.    

Several free Web-based noise generators are also available, if you're looking for a particular background sound while you study, or to set a particular mood for your classroom or office.

Try out our Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator

Artemis Bridge Screenshots

Thanks to all who stopped by to check out our first Artemis simulator run at RodCon!

By popular demand, we'll running Artemis as a de-stresser activity from 12pm - 1pm the Tuesday and Thursday of Finals Week (May 5 & 7, 2015).   Release your inner Kirk, Solo, Picard, Adama, Akbar or Mal Reynolds with five of your friends!

Though it's promoted as a fun party game,  Artemis is also an excellent teaching tool for: 

Who Benefits?: Preserving and Making Available an Institution's Digital Research and Creative and Scholarly Output

Rod Library has partnered with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, and Center for Academic Ethics to sponsor a campus presentation by Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Scholarly Communication Librarian and Associate Professor at Illinois Wesleyan University, scheduled for Thursday, April 16,

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