Western Libraries Display Case Exhibits

Library Case 1 - see map

Supernatural isn’t just a show about two handsome brothers hunting monsters. The supernatural is attributed to some force beyond scientific understanding or the laws of nature. These are things like magic, ghosts, demons, angels, UFOs, and creatures of legend. During these autumn months, we all start to feel the chill of the things that go bump in the night. Even if you are not a believer, the myths and tales of old can inspire you to widen your worldview.  Keep a wary eye, because something wicked this way comes….


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Display By:
Emma Sieh & Nora Burmeister
Library Case 2 - see map

"Western supports sustainable transportation for students, faculty and staff through partnerships with WTA and other transportation-related community groups."


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Display By:
Ethan Wise
Library Case 3 - see map

"Do It Anyway: The New Generation Of Activists" by Courtney E. Martin - WWU's Western Reads selection for 2015.

In her new book, Do It Anyway: the New Generation of Activists, Courtney Martin profiles the lives and motivations of eight activists under the age of thirty-five.  The result is a portrait of activism in the twenty-first century and rallying cry for young people to rethink the good they can do in the world.


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Display By:
Tamara Belts & Dawn Dietrich
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Library Case 4 - see map

Artists’ Books, also called Book Art, has a long history that dates back at least to William Blake (1757 – 1827).  In addition to incorporating both text and non-textual material, they can vary in form, from sculptures made of books, to fold-outs, accordion books, fan books, or boxes (or other book-like structures) that contain any number of text or non-text items.  Western Libraries has been actively collecting Artists’ Books for several years, but due to their small, often singular publication, their prices are often quite high, and our collection is modest at best.  The majority of our Artists’ Books collection is housed in Special Collections, on the 6th floor of Wilson Library.


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Display By:
Paul Piper
Library Case 5 - see map

Glassblowing, Beginning and Advanced, ART 101/102

"Try your hand at a centuries-old art technique that hasn't gone cold!"

 


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Jenny Hebert & Students in ART 101/102
Library Case 6 - see map

Study abroad - Western in Rwanda, Summer 2016.

"The Rwanda service-learning program explores the history and cultures of Rwanda through collaborative, community-based learning.  Students and faculty work alongside partners in the village of Gashora, Rwanda to learn about their culture, the challenges and opportunities they face, and their grassroots approaches to community development."


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Display By:
Olivia Hill
Library Case 7 - see map

"Western joins institutions across the country in celebrating International Education Week.  Sponsored by the U.S. Departments of State and Education, IEW was established to 'promote programs to prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the U.S.'  Campus events are free and open to students, faculty, staff and the Bellingham community."


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Display By:
Krista Mantello
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Library Case 8 - see map

Western Washington University has a diverse group of staff and faculty with many different backgrounds and experiences.  For some of those people that experience includes their time in the U.S. Armed Forces.  For many of our veteran staff and faculty members this time offered them the chance to develop their skills and interests prior to their time at Western.  For the month of November in Haggard Hall’s display case 8 you can learn more about some of our veteran faculty and staff and what their military service meant to them.  You can also see some of the history in paraphernalia and the items WWU uses to honor the service of our Western students and staff.


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Display By:
Maura
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Mathes Figurine Exhibit - see map

Bookends keep a collection neat and tidy.  Each half of these bookends are reading a book.  The figurines were selected from the Mathes Reading Figurine Collection housed in Heritage Resources' Special Collections division, Wilson Library's sixth floor.  Featured figurines are: Bookworms bookends, Studious siblings; Bookends with mice reading; Bookends with Breton babies and books; Bookend with Mexican man reading; Bookend with boy and dog; and another pair titled Studious siblings.

All the books in this display can be checked out.  Simply put a hold on the title you'd like to read and we will retrieve it for you.


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Display By:
Pattie Moon