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Help stop hunger in Oregon!

The 2017 Governor’s Food Drive is underway! You can help feed hungry Oregonians by:

–> Bidding on fabulous auction items such as gift cards for iTunes or Old Navy, a Thai massage gift certificate, various kitchen gadgets, outdoor equipment, books, beautiful scarves, even furniture. Check often as new items are being added all the time – and bid!

–> Buying snacks from the Info Desk in the library.

–> Contributing to the Penny Drive, also at the Info Desk.

–> Giving non-perishable food items – place in donation boxes throughout the library.

Every year, state institutions like WOU and other state universities participate in what amounts to the largest employer donation to local Oregon food banks all year, to help feed the hungry in our state. Thanks for your support!

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Drop-in tutoring hours in the library

Tutoring in the library starts this week! Need help with math, writing, English as a foreign language, or using technology? There are drop-in tutoring services for all of these subjects right in the library:

–> The Math Center offers free math tutoring Monday-Friday at varying times in Room 228 for both Math classes and non-Math classes like statistics. See the Math Center website for winter term hours.

–> The Writing Center holds night hours Sunday-Thursday from 7:00-10:00pm in Room 116. Writing tutors will work with you on writing projects for any course and any instruction level.

–> The English Tutoring Center holds night hours Monday-Thursday from 7:00-10:00 pm in Room 228. Tutors can help international students with reading, listening to, and/or speaking English.

–> The Digital Media Center, now located on the 2nd floor, offers help with technology-related class assignments on Monday 10am-3pm, Tuesday & Thursday 4-8pm, and Wednesday 11am-1pm.

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Winter term exhibits @ the library

There are three new exhibits for you to enjoy in Hamersly this term! Exhibit receptions will be on Wed., January 18th and Wed., March 1st.

–>Free Speech: Culture, Politics, and the Art of Expression Then and Now
Curated by James Masnov, WOU History Student, 2nd floor gallery

–>Grand Illusions: The Art & Practice of Magic
A library of Congress exhibit with added poster by Darien Campo, WOU Student,
January 9-February 19th, 3rd floor galleries

–>Meeting of Hearts in Monmouth
Haifeng An, artist and Janet Avery, poet,
February 24-March 24, 3rd floor galleries

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Campus Printing FAQ

How much does printing cost? A single page (one side) of a black & white printout costs 1 print credit. A single color page (one side) printout costs 5 print credits. Students receive 225 print credits per term.

How do I know how many print credits I have? Log in to the WOU Portal and your balance will be displayed on your homepage.

How do I buy more print credits? Purchase additional credits through WolfWeb under the Student Menu. They start at 50 credits for $2.50 and go up from there. When you buy additional credits they are immediately available for use.

What if I don’t use all of my print credits? Whatever credits you don’t use roll over to the next term. However, accounts are wiped clean before each Fall term begins, and everyone starts again with 225 print credits.

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All about textbooks

Check out our Textbooks Guide for options to buy, rent, and borrow textbooks for your classes this term.

You’ll also find info about where to sell your textbooks back once you’re done with them.

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Library resources for faculty

Faculty, remember that the library is here to help you, too. Take a look at this handy guide to see how. It outlines the specific services we offer for faculty, as well as the ways we can help teach your students information literacy and research skills. Have a great term!

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The DMC is new and improved – come visit!

Need to create a video for a class assignment? Narrate a PowerPoint presentation? Record a screen capture using Camtasia? Create a website or online portfolio to help in your job search?

The Digital Media Center is here to help you with all of your digital project needs, from video and audio production and editing to website creation. Stop by the new and improved space on the 2nd floor of Hamersly to check it out!

And don’t forget about the two digital production rooms available for use by all students, faculty, and staff. To book these rooms (HL 221 & HL 222), contact the library Information Desk at libweb@wou.edu or 503-838-8418. First time users, please see DMC staff for an orientation to the equipment. More info on the DMC website: http://www.wou.edu/library/dmc/

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Library hours over winter break

Here’s the library schedule for the next few weeks:

–Dec. 9: open until 6 p.m.
–Dec 10-11: closed all weekend.
–Dec. 12-16: open 8a.m. – 5p.m.  EXCEPT closed Thurs. Dec. 15, noon-1:30p.m.
–Dec. 17-18: closed all weekend.
–Dec 19-20: open 8a.m. – 5p.m.
–Dec. 21-27: closed.
–Dec. 28-30: open 8a.m. – 5p.m.
–Dec. 31-Jan. 2: closed.
–Jan 3-6: open 8a.m. – 5p.m.
–Jan. 7-8: closed all weekend.

The Press will be closed for the entire break; the 24-hour room at the west entrance will be open throughout break.

You can always view all the library’s hours on our calendar. Have a wonderful winter break!

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Fall term exhibits @ the library

The library has two new exhibits on display for fall term:

  • Painting + Photography – A Friendship by Elaina La Boda Jamieson and Vincent Leandro
  • Earth Science at Western Oregon University: A Retrospective Review of Scholarship and Project-Based Learning
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Need help? There’s a tutor for that.

Need help with math, writing, English as a foreign language, or using technology? There are drop-in tutoring services for all of these subjects right in the library:

–> The Math Center offers free math tutoring Monday-Friday at varying times in Room 228 for both Math classes and non-Math classes like statistics. See the Math Center website for fall term hours.
–> The Writing Center holds night hours Sunday-Thursday from 7-10pm in Room 116. Writing tutors will work with you on writing projects for any course and any instruction level.
–> The English Tutoring Center holds night hours Monday-Thursday from 7-10pm in Room 228. Tutors can help international students with reading, listening to, and/or speaking English.
–> The Digital Media Center, located on the 2nd floor, offers help with technology-related class assignments. Email dmc@wou.edu for a tutoring appointment.

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