Why Is Fall the Only Season With Two Names?

 

Fall or autumn?  Both are correct, right?  What you call the season between summer and winter is really just based on preference, but why are there even two names to begin with?  I’m glad you asked.  I was curious too, so I began to search for some answers.

 

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National Online Learning Day

Traditionally, “National Online Learning Day” represented the achievements made via online schooling and those students attending.  This day began July 2016 to bring awareness to this evolving online technology making education more manageable and convenient.  However, this year due to COVID-19, this type of learning has been essential for families everywhere.  Online learning is available in various ways and involves preschool through college age students.  It helps people accomplish their goals of obtaining an education when circumstance may not allow for the brick and mortar approach.  The influence of technology has made this a reality.

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The Hulk vs. The Thing

The Fantastic Four #25, April 1964

Synopsis of: “The Hulk vs. The Thing”

Reed Richards, aka Mister Fantastic, is once again trying to concoct a formula that will turn his best friend Ben Grimm, aka The Thing, back to his human form.  However, Ben has no time for it as his girlfriend, the blind artist, Alicia Masters likes in his rocky form.  Thing even goes so far as to destroy the beaker with the potential cure in it.  When Alicia does arrive at the Baxter Building she informs the team about the news of the Avengers going on a manhunt for the Hulk.

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Expanding Library Instruction for Student Athletes: A Real Game-Changer

Reference Librarian, Lorraine Patrick, recognizes that information literacy and outreach to the campus community is essential to remaining relevant in a dynamic learning environment. Due to Lorraine’s student-centered thinking and ingenuity, one of her SMART goals for 2019-2020 was to collaborate with an athletic coach to offer two engaged library learning activities for an athletic team.

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National Wildlife Day

People are fascinated by wildlife, but are the enemy of wildlife too. National Wildlife Day is observed on September 4 in order to spread awareness of the human impact on wildlife and the need to protect it. The day was founded in 2006 in memory of Steve Irwin, nicknamed the Crocodile Hunter and well known Australian wildlife conservationist. Wildlife can be found in all ecosystems including deserts, forests, rainforests, plains, grasslands, and other areas, even the most developed urban areas, but much of it is rapidly disappearing.

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Health Aging Month – September 2020

Healthy Aging month was first introduced when baby boomers were about to turn 50 but is geared to adults ages 45-plus. Carol Worthington is the creator of September is Healthy Aging Month and is the editor-in-chief of Healthy Aging Magazine. Health Aging Month encourages you to act how you feel instead of acting your age! It is all about the positive aspects of growing old.  Seniors should take charge of their well-being, by aging with a healthy body (physical health) and a healthy mind (mental health). Healthy aging affects different body parts such as eyes, skin, organs, etc.

 

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My Favorite Books Episode 1: Shades of Magic Trilogy Book Review

Welcome to the first episode of the My Favorite Books mini-podcast!

In this episode, Sierra provides a mini-review of the Shades of Magic Trilogy by V.E. Schwab.

“My Favorite Books” Podcast – Ep. 1: Shades of Magic Trilogy Book Review

Premise (from Goodreads):

Kell is one of the last Antari–magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons: Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black. Officially, he’s an ambassador; unofficially, he’s a smuggler. After an exchange goes awry, Kell escapes to Grey London and runs into Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. Now perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they’ll first need to stay alive.

Intro – “Can’t Stop Me” from Feeding the Lions EP by ProleteR
Outro – The Last Noel by Quincas Moreira
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The views and opinions discussed within the “My Favorite Books” Podcast do not necessarily represent those of the Bellevue University Library or Bellevue University as a whole. Discussion of film availability was accurate as of the time this podcast was recorded.

National Crayon Collection Month

When you hear the phrase “National Crayon Collection month”, you might imagine a room of shelves, filled with boxes of crayons. Maybe every crayon color ever made, “special” editions or discontinued varieties. This image might strike you as absurd, and for fairly good reason: National Crayon Collection Month refers to saving crayons from the trash cans and landfills, rather than individuals collecting and admiring their own individual collection of a common children’s art supply. The observed month was started in August of 2016, by Sheila Morovati, who now serves as the president of it’s organization. Here’s a brief look at crayons, and how this organization helps schools and children in need. Continue reading