Join the UW-BSC Library and the Reedsburg Public Library as they present writer John Bates for his lecture Writing to the Head, Hands, and Heart: One Naturalist’s Attempt to Reconnect People to the Natural World.
For your convenience, the lecture will be held at two times and locations:
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The library is currently running a trial of the online version of the Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE). Note: trial is only available for patrons with a UW Colleges user name and password.
This dictionary “has long been consulted by a wide range of scholars and lovers of language and regional nuance. This digital version transforms the dictionary into an interactive, multimedia tool that will greatly benefit both scholarly inquiry and general intellectual curiosity.” (“About DARE”)
Some word entries even have recordings, so users can hear people from across the country in their own regional dialect. Overwhelmed by choice? Go to the “How to use DARE” page to get search tips and information about what’s in a dictionary entry.
So…how many Wisconsin words do you recognize? Click here to see all the DARE entries specific to Wisconsin or the Upper Midwest.
When you’re done testing DARE, let us know what you think! You can submit feedback to the library over here.
The lecture was entitled Frac Sand Mining, A Cautionary Tale. It was led by Dale Murray, Associate Professor of Philosophy at UW Baraboo/Sauk County in conjunction with the Baraboo Range Preservation Association.
Professor Murray provided a perspective on silica mining for the hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) process now being used to tap into our nation’s natural gas reserves. Dr. Murray is the local campus environmental ethicist, and his lecture discussed what price is paid as these mines creep closer to the Baraboo Hills.
Ever miss a lecture on campus and wish you could have heard it? Ever attend a great lecture and want to share it with your friends?
Never fear – the library’s CourseCasting service to the rescue!
CourseCasting is a way to take the lecture with you wherever you go. Based on Podcasting technology, CourseCasting gives you the ability to listen to lectures or supplemental material from participating courses. Students will find UWC CourseCasting a complement to their studies and the community is also invited to listen and learn with us. In addition to classroom recordings, UWC CourseCasting also features recordings of campus activities such as poetry readings, lecture series, and special topics.
Using the textbook listing on this page, write the title and ISBN of your required textbooks on the form.
Make a copy of your financial aid award letter or print it off from your PRISM account.
Bring your completed form and financial aid information into the library.
Sit down with library staff to order your books.
After you’ve ordered your books, check back at the library in a week or so to collect them. Once all your books have arrived and you’ve picked them up, the charges will be posted to your student account, and your financial aid will be applied to the cost.
If you don’t have financial aid, but you would like assistance with the process of ordering books online, we’d be happy to help. Just stop in!
Other helpful information:
The library charges 5.5% sales tax.
Students are responsible for their own returns unless the vendor sends the wrong item.
Films for the Humanities and Sciences on Demand provides access to over 7000 educational online videos. Videos are provided online via streaming video. Many videos are available with closed captioning. They cover subjects in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Health, Medicine, Mathematics, and Technology.
Accessing these films is easy – you can search for them in the library catalog, or you can go straight to the film database and search there.