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April 2015 RodCast Articles

P.E.T.P.A.L.S. (Therapy dogs are coming back!)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 8:48am -

De-Stressing Activities

Comment on Rod Library's 2015-2018 Strategic Plan!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 11:40am - Are our priorities straight?  Are we headed in the right direction?  We're working on the draft of the Strategic Plan for 2015-2018, and need your input!  As students, faculty, staff, and community users of our services, you have a huge stake in Rod Library's three-year strategy.  Here's the draft plan:  Strategic Plan 2015-18.pdf We have a VERY quick 4-question survey:       Qualtrics Survey ...and you can also comment/discussion in the comments section below...log in with your Disqus, Facebook, Google or Twitter account, or post as a guest.  
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Makerz crafting group - every Friday at noon!

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 10:11am - Makerz is a weekly group where people can come together and work on creative projects at noon on Fridays under Dichotomy in the Rod Library. It seeks across-campus involvement in order to promote individual creativity. We welcome students, faculty and staff. Makerz aims to become part of the proposed library makerspace. All are welcome to attend and work on creative endeavors. For more information, contact Rachel.Shermock@uni.edu.

GeoCache for Cash - April 20th-25th!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 4:06pm - 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.  The posters will be available all week, April 20 - 25,  in case you can’t make the 11 a.m to 1 p.m. kickoff event.  

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

Monday, April 6, 2015 - 9:57am - 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. MyNoise.Net One library staff recommendation is MyNoise.net, created by Dr. Stéphane Pigeon, a research engineer and sound designer.  MyNoise.Net boasts over 100 unique soundscapes (from coffee shops, to babbling brooks, to creepy dungeons), many... Read More

Get a FREE headshot photo April 9th and 10th

Friday, April 3, 2015 - 12:57pm - Thanks to social networking, decent headshots have become an important part of landing that job or making professional connections.   The Learning Commons @ Rod Library is here to help!   We're hosting a free photo shoot on the following days: Thursday, April 9th:  2pm to 4pm Friday, April 10th:  10am to 12pm In preparing for the photo shoot, check out this blogpost on Avoiding Headshot Disasters from the American Marketing Association.  It's got some great, simple tips for getting the most mileage out of your headshot. Don't miss this opportunity to obtain a professional portrait; you're likely to pay $50-200 for the same service after you graduate... Read More
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Try out our Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 11:20am - 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:  leadership under pressure effective followership teambuilding / working together situational awareness If you're interested in doing a free one-hour Artemis run for your team or class, contact rob.green@uni.edu.  More... Read More

Rod Library campus textbook/book drive

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 2:47pm - Please consider donating books you no longer need to raise funds for Room to Read, an organization focused on increasing literacy rates across the world. You can drop off your textbooks/books in the Rod Library lobby or the Schindler Education Center lobby in the green cardboard bins now through April 22. You may also drop off your books to the library booth on April 22 during the UNI Earth Day Celebration held outside NW courtyard of Maucker Union. Appropriate Items: Children’s Books Textbooks Novels/Novellas Non-fiction Books* All books should be in good condition without excessive writing or markings. * Please refrain from donating academic journals, law books, encyclopedias,... Read More