Now there’s an alternative to those long, lonely hours of grading —The Long Night of Grading brought to you by CIE, the Osterlin Library and Educational Media Technologies. On Thursday, May 4th, just when you are most buried by tests and papers and projects, the library will be open for you to grade with your… Continue Reading Long Night of Grading – May 4th
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Communications instructor Nancy Parshall has had a big year: in the past twelve months she has had stories published in Dunes Review, Dime Show Review, Bear River Review, and KYSO Flash. And now, she’s been chosen as the winner of the 2017 Michigan Writers Cooperative Press chapbook competition in fiction for her short story collection Proud Flesh. Not… Continue Reading Faculty Spotlight: Nancy Parshall
We’ve all seen it: when we return from spring break, fewer students are sitting in our classrooms. Those who are there are listless; it’s as if they’ve lost their motivation and focus. What’s an instructor to do? At the February Friday Forum, we discussed this very question: how can we keep students engaged for those last… Continue Reading How Do We Keep Students Engaged after Break?
Robb Houston has been providing students at NMC an opportunity to gain a rock solid foundation in the geosciences since 2001. He received his BS degree in geology from Central Michigan University and his Masters from Rice University in Houston, Texas. After completing his education he worked for several years as a hydrogeologist at URS… Continue Reading Faculty Spotlight: Robb Houston
As you can image, there have been lengthy discussion on the Government Documents Listservs about how to teach students about GovDocs right now. After some partisan comments flying around, most librarians agreed that regardless of who is in the White House, students must be discerning about all sources from the government. Here’s some talking points to… Continue Reading Friend or Foe? Government Documents during Administration Changes