Bellevue University Graduation Activities 2017

On Friday, June 2nd and Saturday, June 3rd, smiles and laughter filled the campus as Bellevue University graduates celebrated with their families and friends on completing their educational milestone.  On Friday, Bellevue University students and their guests attended a Graduation Open House in the Margre H. Durham Student Center on the main campus.At the Open […]

Happy Trails to You!

Each year on the first Saturday in June, since 1993, American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day has brought together Americans of all walks of life to enjoy and experience America’s marvelous trails system.  Events held throughout the United States help promote awareness of the wide variety of benefits that trails provide, encourage people to discover […]

Audubon Journal Review

  If you like watching nature, even if it’s simply watching pigeons outside your window, you will enjoy Audubon Magazine. Published by the National Audubon six times a year, Audubon’s primary focus is to protect birds and their habitats.     Each issue of Audubon Magazine provides insights into various bird species, such as the […]

It’s Time to Graduate! Part 2

  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.     Cap and Gown The use of the graduation gown began in the 12th century.  The color was gray and […]

It’s Time to Graduate!

May is a busy month full of celebrations. 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? Baccalaureate and Commencement Ceremonies Commencement is when the graduates are given their diplomas, and […]

Ep. 23: eSports

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! “More Than Books” Podcast – Ep. 23: eSports Description: There is a new initiative on the horizon at […]

Censorship LibGuide

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 […]

Actually, It’s Sherlock Holmes Day, My Dear Watson

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 […]

Experiencing the 40th Nebraska State Genealogical Society Conference

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 […]

Gale Business Insights: Global

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 […]