Mark Your Calendars for Tech Tuesdays


Join us in McKillop Library 106 every other Tuesday starting Feb. 5 for Tech Tuesdays — a series of one-hour presentations on various types of technology. No prior knowledge or special skills needed!

The full schedule is below. Please contact Lori Barile, Learning Commons Librarian, at [email protected] with questions or comments. See you there!

Feb. 5 @ 2 PM
Instapaper: Save interesting web pages for reading later
Instapaper is a free browser add-on that grabs web content and stores it in an easy-to-read format for reading later, either in the browser or on a smartphone/tablet, or even in a printable version. In this session, Julie Swierczek will demonstrate how Instapaper works and why Instapaper has become her favorite internet reading tool.

Feb. 19 @ 2 PM
Search Google like a Ninja
Are you like most and don’t look beyond the first five results in your search? Learn how Google’s left-hand panel helps you sort and filter search results in ways that reveal compelling new sources, even without formulating complex queries. In this session Olga Verbeek will take on a simple research assignment to show how these tools engage us with new forms of data visualization and help us explore the best resources.

March 5 @ 2 PM
Doing More with Android
Do you have an Android smart phone or tablet that you want to do more with? Come learn how to customize your Android to meet your needs, and take a look at some fun (and useful!) Android applications.  Led by Guest Speaker, Zach Dyer.

March 19 @ 2 PM
Virtual Collaboration with WebEx
Do you need to host a small class or meeting online in a virtual world? Collaborate with colleagues, either in the area or anywhere in the world?  With WebEx, you can meet online and share files, information, desktops, video chat and more with this full-featured web and videoconferencing software.  In this workshop, Dan Titus and Brian McDonnell will demonstrate a live WebEx meeting.

April 2 @ 2 PM
Shop Like a Pro
In this session, Julie Swierczek will demonstrate tips and tricks – and a few sites and apps – for being a smarter shopper.  Topics include RSS feeds and email alerts for products, coupon code sites, Consumer Reports articles, price comparison sites, consumer reviews, and a smartphone app that scans item barcodes to check for lower prices elsewhere.  She’ll also demonstrate a few tricks for getting a handle on your ‘graymail’ – the sales and notification emails you might want, but which make a mess in your inbox.

April 16 @ 2 PM
Library eBooks on the Go
The library offers thousands of electronic books — Read books, search the full-text of books, annotate, bookmark and highlight all from your computer. You can even transfer selected eBooks to your mobile device. In this session, Lori Barile will review the library’s eBook collections and demonstrate how to download compatible eBooks to your computer or supported mobile device.

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Civil Rights Display in the Library

Come to the library and view the Civil Rights Display, tied to the Spring Break Civil Rights Bus Tour. Learn more about The Civil Rights Act, the March on Washington and more. We also have flyers with information on the Civil Rights Bus Tour, set for Spring Break March 8-16. All students are welcome to sign-up!


Get into a “rolling classroom” bus and head south to explore one of the most important social movements of our time. Visit key sites of the era and interact with participants in the Civil Rights Movement!



  • Greensboro, NC – International Civil Rights Center & Museum
  • Atlanta, GA – Martin Luther King Center
  • Montgomery, AL – Holt Street Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, Civil Rights Memorial & Visitors Center, Freedom Ride Museum, Rosa Parks Museum
  • Birmingham, AL – Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
  • Washington, DC – Martin Luther King Memorial, Lincoln Memorial


  • Pick up an application at the Gatehouse or from Prof. LoPresti or Prof. Neary
  • Complete the application form and sign the participation agreement
  • Pay program fee ($975*) at the Business Office and receive a payment confirmation signature on your application
  • Submit completed application & participation agreement to the Gatehouse by February 1, 2013
  • Open to all students!

*Included in fee:
Ground transportation by Chartered Bus
Accomodations in tourist class hotels
Daily breakfast +2 group meals
Instructional materials
Official excursions and entrance fees

Not included in fee:
Lunch and dinner on most days
Personal expenses (recreatioon, tips, snacks, etc)
Personal transportation during free time

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