Category Archives: Learning Opportunity

New Database: Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center database pageHobbies & Crafts Reference Center is one of the new MeL Michigan eLibrary databases. While it’s not academic in nature, everyone needs a little down-time to do things that make you happy.

You will find “detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines.” If arts & crafts do it for you, consider this new database.

If you’re off-campus or using wireless, you may be asked to log on with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.

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“So, dear, what do you plan to do after college?”

It’s inevitable.  That conversation that most college students hate… but you know it’s coming – at theFerguson's Career Interest Assessment graohic Thanksgiving dinner table.  “So, dear, what do you plan to do after college?” asks that formerly favorite aunt, uncle or grandparent.

If you’re at a loss, consider taking a career interest inventory to see what jobs match your interests, attitudes, and potential skills.  Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center has one with 180 (quick) questions that will create a list of potential careers of interest and links to quality information about those careers. Other assessments are available in CLS100 classes, and in Counseling.

Log into Ferguson’s with your last name and 7-digit Raider number!.  See the Careers Subject Guide, or the [Careers & Education] tab on most Subject Guides.

 

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New Database: Automate

Results screen from Automate DatabaseOne of our new MeL Michigan eLibrary databases is Automate.  It’s for car repair enthusiasts. Automate provides “accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.”

Find it on the Databases page under A for Automate. Logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.

 

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Diversity Lecture Series: Navarro to Speak

  • Book display photoDiversity Lecture Series: Political Outlook
  • Speaker: Ana Navarro
  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 7 p.m. | Fountain Street Church
  • Lectures are free and open to all.  Book signing to follow.

Ana NavarroAna Navarro is a: Republican strategist; political analyst for CNN and CNN en Español; and, a political contributor on ABC’s “The View.” The Miami New Times named her a “Republican power-consultant,” and the Tampa Bay Times called her “a sought-after voice in Republican politics and an adviser for any presidential hopeful.”

Add this lecture to your calendar!  Before you go, take a look at the book display that librarian Sophia Brewer curated to support this event.  Books on display CAN be checked out!

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Gerrymandering – “Is it a Thing?” (YouTube available)

Proposal 2 on your November ballot is intended to fix what some perceive as gerrymandered election districts in Michigan.  Find out what gerrymandering is, what Voters Not Politicians proposes, and how gerrymandering impacts everyone while viewing the streaming video from a recent on-campus open forum.

Voters Not Politicians is a nonpartisan, grassroots group working to pass Proposal 2 that “will fix Michigan’s broken redistricting process.”  Michigan Public Radio reported on this issue and there’s an interesting TED Talk about it.   Opposing Viewpoints provides background to this issue, too.

The American Heritage Dictionary defines gerrymander as “To divide (a geographic area) into voting districts in a way that gives one party an unfair advantage in elections.”

The Faculty Association hosted this event for students, staff and faculty.  The Association is not making an endorsement for or against the proposal.

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