Journal Review: Sports Illustrated

Sports Illustrated is a venerable sport publication that has been in print since August 1954.  As its title states, it is best known for the famous photography that adorns every issue.  Sports Illustrated is also well known for its annual Swimsuit issue.

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First Winter Olympics – 1924

95 years ago, for the first time in the modern era what is now known as the Winter Olympics opened in Chamonix, France. Chamonix is in the French Alps, near Mont Blanc and the borders of Switzerland and Italy. In the last week of January,1924, the event was known as International Sports Week.  Some of the 18 events for amateur competitors were; speed skating, figure skating, ice hockey, cross-country/Nordic skiing, ski jump, the luge, bobsledding, and a combination of skiing and shooting known as the biathlon. A total of 258 athletes…


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January is National Hobby Month

January is National Hobby Month, and there has never been an easier time to pick up a new skill to enjoy. Thanks to a wide range of digital tools and online communities, learning a hobby is more accessible than in the past. Consider choosing a hobby that helps you remain true to your New Year resolutions. If you are able to take up something you enjoy, those lofty aspirations may be easier to keep. If your focus was on health and fitness, consider taking up Zumba or jogging. Perhaps you want to stress less: yoga or knitting could be the hobby for you. Did you promise to keep a better hold of your finances? Try a money saving hobby such as cooking, reading, or gardening. Continue reading

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

In January 1983, United States President Ronald Reagan signed into law the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.  This is a Federal holiday scheduled on the 3rd Monday in January of every year commemorating the life of Dr. King. Martin Luther King Jr. He was a Baptist minister and influential social activist who led the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death in 1968. Through his activism and inspirational speeches, King played a pivotal role in ending the legal segregation of African-American citizens. He also created the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Among several other honors, King received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 and continues to be remembered as one of the most influential and inspirational African-American leaders in history.   To learn more about Martin Luther King, Jr. the Bellevue University Library has some wonderful resources in various formats.  To find out more about Martin Luther King, Jr., check out some of the resources available through the Bellevue University Library listed below or even more in our catalog.

From Civil Rights to Human Rights:  Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Struggle for Economic Justice by Thomas F. Jackson

The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr.: From “Solo” to Memphis by David J. Garrow

My Life with Martin Luther King, Jr. by Coretta Scott King

The Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Hanes Walton, Jr.

The Word of the Lord is Upon Me by Jonathan Rieder.


1968 (6 minutes)

The Assassination of Martin Luther King (26 minutes)

King: Legacy of a Dream (24 minutes)

King: A Filmed Record…Montgomery to Memphis (82 Minutes)


The Use of Dust Jackets

The Technical Services Department in the Bellevue University Library works behind the scenes and is responsible for selecting, ordering, and processing materials that are added to the library collection. The Technical Services Department and the rest of the library staff want to make the process of finding the materials you need as easy and as streamlined as possible. One way we can ensure students and other patrons are able to find the materials they need is to retain the dust jackets on the hardcover books the library adds to the collection.

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1st Appearance: Star-Lord


Real Name/Alias: Peter Jason Quill

1st Appearance: Marvel Preview #4, January 1976

Place of Origin: Missouri, Earth (1st Appearance claims Ohio)

Profession: Superhero

Affiliations: Guardians of the Galaxy, Infinity Watch, Ravagers, Shi’ar Imperial Guard, United Front

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DVD Review: “Nature’s Great Race” DVD QL754. N383 2017

If you are interested in the fascinating world of nature, you are sure to enjoy a PBS production of Nature’s Great Race. This 180 minute DVD is divided into three segments showcasing the trials and tribulations of an elephant migration (segment 1), a caribou migration (segment 2), and a zebra migration (segment 3).  In each segment, you will see how millions of animals travel hundreds of miles and overcome fearsome obstacles to reach their destinations.

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Welcome 2019, Welcome A Balanced and Organized Life!

We all know life is busy and the New Year is that time people create goals and resolutions to carry into the next year. Luckily, January has several holidays to help with that – Get a Balanced Life month and Get Organized month! While these holidays help us get in gear for the new year right at the beginning of January, resolutions can occur all year long. Continue reading

National Oatmeal Month

January is National Oatmeal Month, a time to give one of our most underappreciated and unpretentious, but nutritious, foods its due.  What better month than January, traditionally one of the coldest months of the year, to start the day with a healthy bowl of oatmeal, as people have done for at least three thousand years.  Continue reading

Did You Know? Winter 2019

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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