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New WOU students: learn about your library this week

Welcome to campus, new students! Learn more about the WOU library at one or all of the #WOUNSW sessions below (see your New Student Week book for full descriptions):
–>Insider Library Tours – for students by students
Tues. 9/20, 9am-12:30pm, Hamersly Library &
Fri. 9/23, 10am-4pm, Hamersly Library
–>You Want Me To Read What?
Wed. 9/21, 9-10am, WUC Calapooia Room &
Fri. 9/23, 12:30-1:30pm, WUC Calapooia Room
–>The Perfect Road Sign
Wed. 9/21, 10:15-11:15am, Hamersly Library room 108
–>Reading, Research, Writing, and ‘Rithmetic – What the library can do for you
Wed. 9/21, 12:45-1:45pm, WUC Calapooia room

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Library resources for faculty

Welcome back, 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 year.

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Saturday is Constitution Day

Constitution Day is observed on September 17th each year to “commemorate the signing of the Constitution” and to “recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.”

Celebrate your civic pride by learning more about the history of the Constitution and U.S. Government.

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Library summer hours

Congrats on making it through another academic year! FYI, the library’s hours are different during the summer – all the way until late September when fall term 2016 begins. Here are our general summer hours:

–>During intersessions: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm; closed Sat-Sun
–>During summer terms: Mon-Wed, 7:30am-9pm; Thurs-Fri 7:30am-5pm; closed Sat; Sun 5pm-9pm

There are a few exceptions to the above, so if in doubt always check the library’s calendar at wou.edu/library/hours/

The Press will be closed all summer. Check this webpage for updates on when it will re-open and fall term hours. Happy summer!

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Extended hours through Wed, June 8th

Hamersly and The Press are both open later this week and next for your studying and caffeine needs. We will also have a bigger 24-hour space open for those who want to stay even later than our extended hours allow.

Wednesday, June 1st through Wednesday, June 8th, the main portion of the library will close at 1 a.m. (9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday), but HL 107 will remain open as additional 24-hour study space. Access to HL 107 will be available through the 24-hour student lounge.

The Press will also have extended hours and will be open on Fri and Sun during finals. Click the photo to the left for all the details.

Good luck with finals!

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Check out the 2016 issue of PURE Insights

The latest issue of PURE Insights, WOU’s undergraduate research journal, is now available!

Each article is an exceptional example of the work done by WOU students and faculty working together. Take a look and enjoy the variety of work WOU produces.

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Memorial Day weekend hours

Heads up – the library’s hours will be different this Memorial Day weekend:

–>Sat, 5/28: noon-5pm
–>Sun, 5/29: noon-5pm
–>Mon, 5/30: noon-midnight

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Early Music Ensemble concert in the library

WOU’s Early Music Ensemble directed by Prof. Dirk Freymuth will be holding their spring concert in the Hamersly Library lobby on Friday, May 20th at 7:30pm.

They will be performing “La Spagna,” Renaissance music from Spain and the Netherlands.

Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for seniors, free for WOU students (with an ID). For more info contact (503) 838-8275. Hope to see you there!

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The Press is open!

The Press, Hamersly’s new cafe, is officially open for business. Its hours will be Mon-Thurs 8am-8pm, and Sun 3pm-8pm, closed Fri and Sat.

Thanks for all your patience as this project was completed. We hope you like having this new spot to study, catch up with friends, and get some much-needed caffeine while you’re hard at work in the library.

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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 spring 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, located on the 2nd floor, offers help with technology-related class assignments. Email dmc@wou.edu for a tutoring appointment.

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