A Box of Chocolates

It is February once again and that means that all the grocery stores and drug stores will be stacked with heart shaped boxes of chocolates intended for that special someone in your life for Valentine’s Day. There are many kinds of chocolate available, but clearly America’s favorite form of this addictive confectionary is milk chocolate […]

Reworking Library Subjects

Library staff have recently launched a new version of the Resources by Academic Subject Area page. This page is the result of months of behind-the-scenes work, not just in building the page itself, but in completely re-evaluating the Library’s subject list and matching it to programs and coursework currently being offered by the University. Subjects […]

Fun Facts Found Winter Edition

It’s not hard to find interesting or useful facts when you crack open a book in the library.  Let’s see what fun facts Lorraine found when she browsed through the Reference stacks.   Positive psychology is a newly christened approach within psychology that studies optimal experiences of people being and doing their best. The approach […]

SAGE Business Cases: Database Review

Finding business case studies can be exasperating, but SAGE Business Cases, a new library database, can dramatically decrease your search time. With over 1,000 continuously updated business case studies, projected to increase to 2,500 by 2018, you are sure to find what you need. SAGE Business Cases has collaborated with many highly regarded Content Partners […]

Are You Wearing Red Today?

Are you wearing red today?  If not, maybe you should and join the thousands of people around the country celebrating “National Wear Red Day ®” to raise awareness against women’s heart disease.  This is a day of national public recognition observed the first Friday in February, which started in 2004.  Heart disease is the number […]

Is Your Time Slipping Away?

February is National Time Management Month.  The honorary month has no official governmental standing, but it was created by the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) as another way to bring attention to issues of time management and productivity. You may remember hearing about NAPO in my January blog about, “Get Organized Month.”  So, if you […]

Winter Graduation Open House

Bellevue University currently holds two commencement ceremonies each year, on the last Saturday in January and the first Saturday in June. From 5:00 – 7:00 on the evening of January 27, Bellevue University held an Open House in the Margre H. Durham Student Center and the Learning Center in honor of the students who have […]

Journal Review: Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter

Diet and exercise are key components to staying healthy. Unfortunately, health science is often stunningly complex and poorly communicated to the general public.  Contradictory news reports, talk shows, diet books, and pseudoscientific advertising make it difficult for the health-conscious layperson to find reliable information about diet and exercise. If you are lucky enough to have […]

Exercise that Brain! International Brain Teaser Month.

This month is International Brain Teaser Month. I chose it because I enjoy riddles, puzzles, and brain teasers of any kind. Brain teasers are just another way to exercise the mind. It helps our brains focus and remember things. Like any other muscle, we have to keep working at our mental strength. These games also […]

Lunch and Learn Videos Archive

For years, the Library has been hosting ‘Lunch and Learn’ events, where staff, faculty, and students are invited to take their lunch in one of the Library’s classrooms and listen to a presentation given by a local expert on a particular topic. Recent Lunch and Learn topics have focused on University-specific subjects like the University’s […]