Friday, August 26, 2011

What Was All That Hubbub?

UK Libraries reached well over 400 students at the fifth annual Hubbub on Monday, August 22. The event has grown to be a major part of K Week welcome activities. In a two hour period, students had the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities at this fun fair. In addition to Scrabble, Battleship, and other classic board games, students played video games on huge projected images as well as classic arcade games. A balloon artist created personalized souvenirs, and students could get photos made with their new friends in the photo booth. Face painting, prize drawings, coloring pages, and lots of pizza were also part of the fun. UK IT, an annual partner in the event, as well as KY Trade, IKON, the Writing Center, and The Study helped in making this one of our best K Week efforts yet.

From planning and decorating to serving pizza to welcoming students at the door, none of these events (Hubbub 2007-2011) would have been successful without the help of so many talented UK Libraries faculty, staff, and students. Thank you!

Message from Provost Kumble Subbaswamy:

“Academia is steeped in rich tradition, and the investiture of a new President is a major ritual in the life of any university. UK will conduct the formal investiture of its twelfth President, Dr. Eli Capilouto, on October 18th at 4 pm in the Singletary Center. There will be a faculty processional as a part of the event. I am writing not only to encourage you to attend, but also to suggest that you encourage your faculty to participate and make the event a gathering of the university’s community of scholars. “

UK Librarians Participating in Teaching & Technology Fair:

Dean Mark Kornbluh announced this week that “the college of Arts and Sciences, the Division of Undergraduate Education and CELT are hosting a second Teaching and Technology Fair Thursday, September 1, from 2-5 pm in the Lexmark Public Room, 209 Main Building. The fair is meant to be a one stop showplace for a variety of contemporary technologies that can be gainfully employed in the traditional classroom. The line-up of booths is both attached and below. This second fair is a bigger and better version of last May’s event. It is a fine opportunity to learn of some innovative things that can be—and are on campus being—done.”

East Coast Earthquake Impacts Libraries and Archives:

This week’s earthquake caused damage to parts of the National Archives and sent books falling into the isles at libraries across the region. ASERL’s John Burger passed along the following photographs from the University of Maryland:

Thanks to Stacey Greenwell and John Burger for their contributions to the Weekly Review.

Terry Birdwhistell
Dean of Libraries

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