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Enter the Hate U Give contest! Win tickets to the movie!

You know you want to go.  The Hate U Give movie is premiering on October 19 and the library is giving you a chance to go for free!

As part of our TxWes Reads celebration of Angie Thomas's novel, The Hate U Give, the library is have a contest.  Enter by creating something artistic based on prompts based on the novel by Angie Thomas.  Your piece must be inspired by one of the essay prompts below or a theme that resonated with you from the novel.  All entries judged by library staff.

Welcome Back students!! There are 3 things that the Reference Department can do to help you!

Welcome back  Texas Wesleyan students! There are 3 things that the Reference Department can do to help you!

The Reference Department is ready to help you in any way that we can to insure that you are successful in your coursework. There are 3 things that we can do for you:

News From EBSCO

Beginning on or after May 15, 2018, EBSCO users who authenticate via Personal User Accounts (PUA) as well as users of MyEBSCOhost folders will be asked to review and accept EBSCO’s Privacy Policy in order to continue using these services. This change was previously announced as part of our ongoing effort to enhance security for our products and services.

Vote for next year's TxWes Reads book!

From now until May 8th you have a chance to vote for the next TxWes Reads book!    The five to choose from are:

  • Watchmen by Alan Moore
  • Friday Night Lights, by H. G. Bissinger
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea by Guy Delisle

Go to https://txwes.libguides.com/TxWesReads, and vote the one that you want to read!

 

West Library Sponsors TXWES Reads George Orwell's 1984

The Eunice & James L. West Library will kick off a school wide read of George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984 with a year’s worth of events and activities.  1984 has taken on new relevance in today’s world. The hope is to generate thought provoking discussions outside of the classroom that could impact a new understanding of the world.  The library encourages faculty, staff and students to read and participate in the various events planned this fall.

Open Education Resources and How the Library can Help

Open Education Resources (OER) is a movement sweeping the educational system.  This idea of creating, sharing and using free and open teaching resources helps save our students a ton of money on purchasing traditional textbooks.  Universities across the world are getting their feet wet in this new possibility, but it does take a lot of work to re-design a course (not to mention the 4 to 5 courses taught by a professor in just one semester).  Creating and finding new content (instead of using textbooks) will not happen overnight, but we can start taking steps toward that end.