Todd McFarlane

As a fan of 90’s comics culture, it’s unsurprising that I’m a big fan of Todd McFarlane. He was a cofounder of a comic label, the creator of the world’s longest-running independent comic series, and an entrepreneur and businessman on several fronts. He is a great example of how an artist and writer can make their childhood doodles into the entertainment giant of their dreams, and so much more.

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July is National Grilling Month

Summer time is the perfect time to go outside and get cooking, which is why it is appropriate that July is National Grilling Month!  Whether you are making simple burgers and bratwurst, or cooking up barbecue brisket and ribs, the grill is the perfect cooking companion on a nice summer evening.

Interested in grilling, but not sure where to start? Chef, columnist, and author of “The Food Lab,” J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, has created many how-to videos that will help you become a grill master in no time.

  • How to Grill Burgers | This video teaches a technique to grill smaller, smash-able burgers with big char-grilled flavor.
  • How to Grill Sausages | This video teaches a technique to grill juicy beer-braised sausages and sauerkraut, perfect for a backyard feast.
  • How to BBQ Chicken | This video highlights a dry-rubbed, barbecued chicken on the charcoal grill.
  • Pulled Pork for Beginners | This video showcases a recipe for barbecued pork shoulder, specifically designed for beginners.
  • How to Grill Pizza | Did you know you can even cook a pizza on a charcoal grill? This video showcases a technique for grilling flatbread pizza, without the need for expensive pizza ovens or pizza stones.

Whether you prefer charcoal, propane, or pellet grills, there is no better time than now to fire up that grill and try a new recipe!

1st Appearance: Lady Sif

Lady Sif

Real Name/Alias: Lady Sif

1st Adult Appearance: The Mighty Thor #136, January, 1967

Place of Origin: Asgard

Profession: Warrior-Goddess of the Vanir

Affiliations:  Asgard

Partnerships: Thor, Beta Ray Bill

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Kanopy Streaming Service

Kanopy is one of the video streaming platforms offered by the Freeman/Lozier Library. There are a few changes to the Kanopy program that have been made over the past quarter, which are designed to bring the focus of the platform back to educational content. When a video appears in Kanopy, it will fall into one of two categories. First is the “Open DDA.” Videos in this category are freely available for our patrons to view, as they are pre-approved as an academic asset to our university. The second category is the “Mediated” group. These videos are still discoverable in Kanopy, but will require the patron to submit a purchase request. This request will be immediately sent to the librarians who will review it, and/or approve/deny the video with consideration to academic need and budgetary constraint.

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Clematis is a perennial vine and called the “queen of climbers”.  Clematis varieties are classified into three groups according to blooming time and characteristics: Group 1 (spring bloomers), Group 2 (repeat bloomers), and Group 3 (summer or fall bloomers).  Check out this website to find out what group each clematis species belongs to:  What Group Is My Clematis? Continue reading

Mysteries of Sleep DVD RA786.M97 2020

Within the last decade, there has been considerable research on the mysteries of sleep. This topic has not only baffled scientists for centuries, but to this day remains a remarkable mystery. In the video Mysteries of Sleep by Terri Randall, viewers learn about the broad spectrum of sleep in both animals and humans. One of the animals studied by scientists at the University of California Berkeley was the dolphin. Scientists believe that dolphins have a unique sleep cycle where they are in an awake-like state and a sleep state at the same time.  Another animal that was studied is the bat, which sleeps upside down in caves for as much as 20 hours a day, whereas humans spend one third of their lives (approximately 7-8 hours per night) in the unconscious, unresponsive, immobile state of sleep. In this video, scientists discover some cutting-edge research, providing researchers a new view inside the sleeping human brain. One discovery is that having a good night’s sleep each night is essential and quite possibly the single most important thing you can do every day.

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Clerihew Who? Or What?

Today, July 10th is celebrated as National Clerihew Day in honor of English novelist and humorist Edmund Clerihew Bentley (July 10, 1875 – March 30, 1956).  He is credited with developing a poem style where the rules state:

  • Include four lines
  • The first and second lines rhyme with each other
  • The third and fourth lines rhyme with each other
  • Include a person’s name in the first line
  • The second line ends with something that rhymes with the name of the person
  • Say something about that person
  • Be humorous as it is meant to be a funny poem

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Did You Know Summer 2021

The Freeman/Lozier Library is always changing to keep up with the latest trends and services to offer you our best.  Our More Than Books newsletter has a “Did You Know” section that keeps you informed about the changes that have taken place in the library.  Here is the latest news from that newsletter:

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Patriotism in America

I am one who was born and raised in America and who respects American values.  As we celebrate Independence Day, one of America’s most important holidays, I thought this would be a good time to reflect at what the word patriotism means and how we have moved so far away from the beliefs that our founding fathers had when they founded this “land that we love” and call the United States of America.

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