You’re a Grand Old Flag

George M. Cohan wrote the lyrics “You’re a grand old flag, You’re a high flying flag, And forever in peace may you wave…” as a tribute to the American flag for the musical George Washington, Jr. in 1906.  This patriotic song can be heard all around the United States to commemorate “National Flag Day.”  June 14th officially became known as National Flag Day on August 3, 1949, when President Truman signed an Act of Congress making this designation.  However, Flag Day was officially established by a proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30, 1916, to remember the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777.  Congress adopted the “Stars and Stripes” as the American flag on this day in 1777, displaying 13 stripes and 13 stars.  While it is not a federal holiday, it is observed all across the country and the state of Pennsylvania is the only state that observes this day as a state holiday.

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Toolkit Aims to Introduce Faculty to Specialized Library Services

The goal of the Freeman/Lozier Library is to support the academic journey of Bellevue University students, as well as to provide support and assistance to university faculty. Because of this, the library is closely integrated with the academic mission at the core of Bellevue University. In order to support faculty in this mission, the Bellevue University Library recently launched a new Faculty Toolkit. This LibGuide sets out to introduce and explain a wide variety of specialized library services to faculty.


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Are you a Survivor?

National Cancer Survivors Day® is an annual, treasured Celebration of Life that is held in hundreds of communities nationwide, and around the world, on the first Sunday in June. It is a CELEBRATION for those who have survived, an INSPIRATION for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of SUPPORT for families, and an OUTREACH to the community. On National Cancer Survivors Day®, thousands gather across the globe to honor cancer survivors and to show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be fruitful, rewarding, and even inspiring.


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79th Anniversary of the “Miracle of Dunkirk”

79 years ago, the Allied forces were hanging on in Europe by their fingernails on a stretch of beach near the border of France and Belgium. The blitzkrieg (Lightning War) that devastated Poland the previous September was staging a repeat performance in northern Europe all that May. During the years since the end of World War I, the military and political leaders of France pinned their defensive plans on huge, extended series of tunnels on their eastern border known as the Maginot Line. The Germans built a parallel fortress on the German side of the border that they called the Siegfried Line. The French were so convinced that the Germans would only attack on this border in this place that the heavy artillery was mounted in the cement facing Germany.

May of 1940 put an end to the French thoughts of security. On the 12th, Hitler ordered Germany’s military to commence Case Yellow, the invasion of the Netherlands, Belgium, and France. Panzer tanks, fighter aircraft, and motorcycle squads flanked the Maginot Line and raced through flat, neutral Belgium headed for the coast.

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Image result for brown lunch bagEating takeout every lunch can be expensive but it’s so difficult trying to remember to pack a lunch at times. Ideas only come after you’re already at work and halfway to lunch time. Fear not, in celebration of Brown Bag it Day, we’ve compiled a list of recipes that you can take to work. You can even use some of these for school lunches. Tasty, wonderful ideas that you can customize to hit just that right spot and you save a bit of money, too. How cool is that? No more needing to fret if the last slice of pizza or the last tuna sandwich has been eaten. Continue reading

Graphic Design LibGuide

If you are looking for a resource to help liven up your designs, check out the Bellevue University Library’s Graphic Design LibGuide! This guide is chock-full of books, articles, videos, and entire websites full of tips, ideas, and how-tos on design. Whether you are looking for information to improve your typography or graphics creation, for help with using graphics software, coding websites, or just general design and creativity, the Graphics Design LibGuide is a fantastic one-stop resource for all of your digital designing needs!


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