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Polk's STEP student to dish on sexual revolution

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Feb 27, 2014 11:10 AM

Birth control advocate, Bill Baird Baird publicly displays birth control devices considered "indecent articles"  by Wisconsin law in Albee Hall, 1971 UWO is happy to welcome back Samantha Smith, a former Polk Library STEP student, who is speaking on March 6 th as part of Women’s Histor... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on February 28, 2014

Does Class Size Matter?

by Katz, Stephen — last modified Feb 26, 2014 08:25 AM

An article appearing on the website of the Washington Post discusses research about class size.  This research was conducted by a professor at Northwestern University.  Here's the link to the article:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/02/24/class-size-matters-a-lot-resea... read more...

Posted by:
Katz, Stephen on February 26, 2014

Children Whose Lives Inspire Others

by Katz, Stephen — last modified Feb 19, 2014 11:51 AM

Have you heard of Malala?  She is a teenager who fought for the rights of girls to attend school in Pakistan.  What about Chaeli Mycroft?  At 17, she fought for the rights of children with disabilities in South Africa.  Chaeli also lives with cerebral palsy.  These are but  two of many childr... read more...

Posted by:
Katz, Stephen on February 19, 2014

New Collections Get Graphic

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Feb 07, 2014 03:50 PM

Polk Library is getting graphic with the acquisition of Russ Kick’s The Graphic Canon, a three-volume collection of classic literature as told through comics and illustrations. Each volume contains vivid and original portrayals of stories ranging fr... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on February 07, 2014

Classical Music on New Database

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Feb 05, 2014 04:30 PM

Music students can lose themselves in a symphony with the help of Polk Library’s newest trial research database. Naxos Music Library provides a collection of music samples, audio books and synopsis for genres ranging from classical and jazz to pop and rock. The database allows users t... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on February 05, 2014

"TRAC" Terrorists with New Database

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Jan 21, 2014 10:25 AM

Polk Library is happy to announce the start of a long-term trial of a new research database sure to be a hit with those studying political science, sociology, criminal justice, international studies, history and philosophy. The database, Terrorism Research and Analysis Consortium, or TRAC, provides... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on January 21, 2014

Executive Path MBA and Polk Library

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Jan 13, 2014 10:06 AM

Kindling: A Unique Experience read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on December 09, 2013

Student artwork on display in Polk

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Jan 13, 2014 10:07 AM

The artwork of recent alumnus Patrick Stromme currently on display in Polk Library’s first-floor art gallery is meant to lead viewers down a path to their own idea of humanity. The nine-piece collection of oversized canvas oil paintings primarily features college-aged individuals s... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on December 09, 2013

Polk STEP Positions a Win-Win

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Jan 13, 2014 10:07 AM

There are many steps a student must take to complete their college career. There is the application step, completing financial aid forms, scheduling classes, learning to live with a roommate, working to complete classes, and planning graduation. Through UWO’s Student Titan Employment Program, ... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on December 09, 2013

Staff Profile: Paulette Feld

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Jan 13, 2014 10:08 AM

Some people may swear to put as many miles as they can between themselves and their alma mater after the years of work necessary to nab their diploma. Paulette Feld (’79), on the other hand, returned to UW Oshkosh a mere six months after graduation, and has since become a valuable member... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on December 09, 2013

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