In my last post about graduation, I talked about the baccalaureate and commencement ceremony as well as the music.
Today, we will learn more about the traditions of the cap, gown, and tassel.
One of the biggest is graduation.
It is a time to celebrate your accomplishments and achievements over the past few years. How much do you know about all the traditions behind that special day? Continue reading
Welcome to Episode 23 of the “More Than Books” Podcast! Named after the official Bellevue University Library newsletter, each episode features library staff members discussing a topic related to literature, libraries, technology, pop culture, and more. Now available on iTunes!
Description: There is a new initiative on the horizon at Bellevue University, and that’s an eSports team! Jake and Joel delve into what makes a particular game an eSport, as well as a little history of the budding pastime. Also, in this episode, we say goodbye to Jake as he rides off into the proverbial sunset.
The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” This amendment is part of the original Bill of Rights enshrined in the constitution. Suppression of this right of free speech is known as censorship.
Sherlock Holmes has many forms. Whether he’s in our time, the past, or a Mouse detective of the highest caliber, he is a popular part of pop culture. He’s so popular that there is a day dedicated specially to him – May 22nd. It was started by a place called ‘Gaia Online‘ which is a forum and game site. Continue reading
Three weeks ago on a rainy, cold weekend I drove to the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln to join over 200 other family history aficionados who attended the annual Nebraska State Genealogical Society Conference. The organizers were able to book D. Joshua Taylor of Genealogy Roadshow as the main presenter, and more than a dozen other enthusiasts shared their Previewsuccesses, stories, and suggestions with attendees.
Seventeen sessions were offered by these generous individuals during the two-day conference; I’ll focus today on the three sessions that were most helpful to me.
One of Bellevue University’s greatest strengths is the amount of business related degrees we offer our students. One of the most frequent questions that we get from students in these degree programs is where can I find company and financial information. An excellent database our students can use to acquire that information is Gale Business Insights: Global. Continue reading
Its May- spring has sprung and celebrations abound with Flowers, Mothers, and Graduates. There is another set of individuals for whom we should give our thanks and celebrate – our brothers and sisters in the armed forces. THAT’S RIGHT, AMERICA! IT’S NATIONAL MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH! So, please, thank a service-person for their dedication with something extra special. Here in the library, we celebrate with books! Click more to read on!
Leonardo da Vinci, a polymath artist and scientist, died on May 2 1519. The artist that shaped and led the Italian Renaissance, died in France.
when you crack open a book in the library.
Let’s see what fun facts Chris found
when she browsed through the Reference stacks.