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Muskingum University Library Events

Author Talks

Author Talks showcase campus and local authors. They are held on Thursday afternoons at 3:30, in Cambridge Hall, room 18. Light refreshments are provided.

Thursday, Jan. 16: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Dr. Richard Arnold

Rich Arnold will be discussing issues related to the hosting of the 22nd Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Some of these issues include some International boycotts from the LGBT community and the Circassian diaspora; security issues regarding militants in the North Caucasus, Russian nationalists/ neo-Nazis, and Cossacks. Domestic issues will also be discussed, such as the vast cost of the Games, infrastructure, completion of sporting venues, ecological damage and labor rights.

Join us for this timely dialogue about the 2014 Olympics that will be held just weeks after this program.

Thursday, Feb. 20: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Roger Pickenpaugh

Roger Pickenpaugh will be discussing his two books dealing with prison camps in the Civil War: Captives in Gray: The Civil War Prisons of the Union and Captives in Blue: The Civil War Prisons of the Confederacy. Digging further into prison policy and practices, Pickenpaugh explores conditions that arose from conscious government policy decisions and conditions that were the product of local officials or unique local situations. Drawing on prisoner diaries, Pickenpaugh provides compelling first-person accounts of life in prison camps often overlooked by scholars in the field.

Thursday, Mar. 20: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Dr. Karen Dunak

Ms. Dunak will be discussing contemporary critiques of the American wedding and how those critiques often overshadow the thought and care couples have shown, both historically and in recent years, in planning their celebrations. She wrote about this topic in her recently published book, As Long as We Both Shall Love: The White Wedding in Postwar America.

Thursday, Mar. 27: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Laura Moe
Laura Moe writes Young Adult and Middle Grade Fiction. She has more than twenty years of experience as a middle and high school teacher and librarian, and holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from Goucher College.

She has participated in countless writing seminars, workshops and conferences, and is adjunct faculty at the local branch of Ohio University and Zane State College. Her poetry and prose have been published extensively in anthologies and journals including Mischief, Caprice and Other Poetic Devices, 5AM, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, and Women’s Words and most recently, Triskaidekan: Thirteen Stories for 2013..
Thursday, Apr. 10: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Jay Warmke

When the BioMass Hits the Wind Turbine: How we got ourselves into this mess and how we are going to get out of it

The world is running out of fossil fuels. The globe is heating up. Society seems bent on consuming more and more of our very limited resources. The media tells us each and every day to fear this future. It's the end of the world as we know it... and of course, it really is. But is that the whole picture? According to author and renewable energy industry pioneer Jay Warmke, in 100 years, historians will look to 2012 as the end of the fossil fuel era. The coming decades will see changes to society not seen since the advent of the industrial revolution. And the vast majority of these changes will be positive.

Student Workshop Series

Our Student Workshop Series is held on Sundays at 8 p.m. in the Chess Center.

Fall 2014

Sept. 21: Evaluating Sources
There are thousands of solid, authoritative sources available online today. We can teach you to tell the bad from the good, and how to get to the best sources even faster. Learn how to find online sources your professors will love!
Sept. 28: Meet Muskie Scholar

Introducing a new way to do your research! Come learn about our new one-stop-shop resource you can use for your next paper or project. Find articles, books, and more using the new Muskie Scholar.

Oct. 12: Avoiding Plagiarism

Plagiarism is a growing problem across the nation. In many cases plagiarism is committed because of a lack of knowledge. Want to know how you can easily avoid plagiarism and its consequences? Join us for our Plagiarism workshop to learn about Muskingum's plagiarism policies and how you can easily avoid the mistakes that lead to plagiarism.

Oct. 26: Intro to APA

Are you sometimes confused about how to cite resources using the APA style? Do you wonder how to format your papers correctly according to APA guidelines? If so, a special Chess Center workshop is being offered especially for you! At the workshop you will learn how to format research papers, cite your sources and create a works cited page. The presentation will focus on putting you in contact with useful tools, not memorizing formats.

Nov. 9: Intro to MLA
Are you sometimes confused with how to cite resources according to MLA guidelines? Do you wish you knew where to find information on citations? Join us for our Library Student Workshop and learn how! We'll teach you when to cite, how to cite the most common types of sources and show you were to find citation references.
Nov. 23 Avoiding Plagiarism



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