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Feedback Friday: Are you ready for finals?

  • Posted by: Luisa Cywinski
  • Posted Date: May 1, 2009
  • Filed Under: Feedback

StudentsWith final exams starting tomorrow, we thought some helpful hints might be in order. Some of the experts say that choosing a comfortable environment with fewer distractions is first and foremost. They also suggest organizing your notes and reviewing them at a designated time each day. Where is your favorite place to study? What are your study strategies? Tell us in the comments!


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Feedback Friday: How green will you be?

recycle_mini.pngThe Earth Day motto is “Recycle, Reuse, or Reduce.” At the library, recycling bins abound, recyclable products are purchased, and packaging materials are reused. We have DVD titles such as China Blue and Thirst and book titles such as Brewing Justice and Organic, Inc . What are you doing to make the world a “greener” place?

Tell us in the Comments!


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Feedback Friday: Do graphic novels grab you?

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Are they glorified comic books? Or do some deal with weightier issues? We have a little of both (“Still I Rise” is on order). Have you read any graphic novels lately?

Are there certain titles we should have in our collection?

Tell us in the Comments!


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Feedback Friday: Are you a night owl?

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Did you know the library lounge is open 24 hours a day? Your Wildcard gives you access to the lounge after the main library closes. Security cameras are linked directly to Public Safety, which makes it a safe place to study late. What is your favorite time to study?

Tell us in the Comments!


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Feedback Friday: When numbers talk, we listen.

calculatorDid you know that over 3700 people used the library on December 10, 2008? Based on that data (and student requests), we have decided to offer late night hours the week before spring term final exams and the week of spring term final exams. Can you guess which date this spring will have the highest entrance count at Falvey?
Tell us in the Comments!


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Feedback Friday: Will you be sleeping or sunbathing?

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Will you be sleeping or sunbathing on Spring break?

Building houses? Catching up with old friends? Skiing with your family?

Tell us in the comments!


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Feedback Friday: What gets you through the winter?

  • Posted by: Luisa Cywinski
  • Posted Date: February 20, 2009
  • Filed Under: Feedback

WinterWhat gets you through the winter? Music? A good book? Movies? Shopping?

Tell us in the comments!

 

 


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Election Series Continues: Dr. Barrett Relates the Importance of National Security Issues

Speaking to an audience of approximately 45 people, David Barrett, Ph.D., discussed the significance of national security issues in the current presidential elections.

David Barrett

“National security issues are important in the presidential election and campaign and should be considered by voters, but the current economic crisis has overshadowed this concern,” said Barrett.

His talk “National Security and the Election,” that took place on Oct. 23, was the third in the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election series.

Dr. Barrett, professor of political science, has been teaching at Villanova University for the past nineteen years. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of national security policy, U.S. intelligence and the U.S. presidency. In recent years, his research interests have focused on the U.S. Presidents, Congress and the CIA.

Drawing from his book, The CIA and Congress: The Untold Story From Truman to Kennedy, Dr. Barrett explained how candidates can present some issues as more important than others to voters. It is easier to talk about illegal immigrants than it is about restructuring the way intelligence agencies work or don’t work.

Dr. Barrett talked about how national security challenges and issues such as Iraq, Afghanistan, North Korea and Iran are very hard to solve, which is why candidates tend to either oversimplify or over promise solutions. As a result, “national security issues are not a top concern for voters in this election,” he said.

Photograph by Jen Cywinski, ’10


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