UW Colleges Grants Resources

Are you planning on spending a part of your holiday break looking for grants to fund your studies, research, or to help support an organization you’re involved with?

As a UW Colleges community member, you have access to some grants research databases, including COS Pivot and Wisconsin Foundations. In addition, you can search several free federal databases, such as Grants.gov and Foundation Center. Check out all of the resources listed on the UWC Libraries’ grants resources page.

Screencapture of Grants Website

If you’re a UW Colleges faculty or staff member, and are getting ready to submit a grant, make sure to also check out the UW Colleges Grants page.

Norman Gilliland this Thursday!

UW-BSC Library Scholars Series: Norman Gilliland, “My Life in Radio: From Old Time Radio to University of the Air”

Join us at the library on Thursday, December 4th for the next Library Scholars Series lecture featuring author and public radio host Norman Gilliland.

Edited to add: Listen to Norman Gilliland’s talk here: http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/uabz2

Gilliland Poster

Dan Verhoff, “Using Demographics in Approaches to Building Communities”

Dan Verhoff, Demographic Specialist, UW-Madison/Extension Applied Population Laboratory, spoke at UW-Baraboo/Sauk County’s Fall 2014 Distinguished Lecture Series on Thursday, October 30th.

Click here for audio: http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/m3wm6

Download accompanying slides here: Verhoff-UsingDemographicsPresentation

UW-BSC Library Writers Series: Author Genevieve Davis, “Fanni’s Viennese Kitchen”

Interested in authentic Austrian cooking? What about interesting tales of immigration? Author Genevieve Davis read from her book Fanni’s Viennese Kitchen on Monday, November 3rd at 5:30 p.m. If you missed it, the audio is available here: http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/mtogu See some pictures on the library’s Facebook page.


Cover of Fanni's Viennese Kitchen

Fanni’s Viennese Kitchen

Fanni’s Viennese Kitchen includes authentic recipes from Vienna. This book also includes stories on why Fanni sailed to America from Vienna in 1921, along with stories about how Fanni got her family through the Great Depression with her cooking!

Genevieve Davis is also the author of Secret Life, Secret Death. According to IMDb, Davis produced, wrote, directed, and designed the movie version of Secret Life, Secret Death on her own. Davis enjoys reenacting historical events such as Civil War events, medieval festivals, and 16th century Scottish events. Davis is also a professional artist.

Apfestrudel, one of the recipes from the book.

Apfestrudel, one of the recipes from the book.

Fanni and Hansi

Fanni and Hansi

UW-BSC Library presents: George Papakis


For those that were unable to attend George Papakis’s presentation, you can listen to the presentation here: http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/whohx

George Papakis received his PhD in Urban Studies at UW-Milwaukee. He earned the Scott Greer Award for Outstanding Urban Research on the paper he wrote entitled, The Sobering Realities of the 2004 Olympics: Fiscal Crisis and the Privatization of Land. This fall, he plans to return to Greece to work on the issues highlighted by his research.

Papakis focuses his research on urban governance, globalization, and economic restructuring in Athens, Greece.  During his lecture he expanded on each of this topics. If you’re a person who enjoys learning about the political and economical history of land use, and urban planning of Athens, then this is the lecture for you!

George Papakis speaking during his lecture.

George Papakis speaking during his lecture.

Student Access to Microsoft Office


Did you know that all BooU students have FREE access to Microsoft Office software like Word, PowerPoint, and Excel on any computer*?

Here’s how:

1. Go to your campus email


LoginWindow2. Once you are logged in, the page will automatically open to your email (Outlook). Click on the OneDrive link in the top right of the screen.

OneDriveBar3. OneDrive is a cloud-based drive where all your Office365 documents will automatically be saved. You can save other documents to this storage area as well.

OneDrive4. Click on the + symbol to select which kind of new file you want: a Word document, Excel workbook, PowerPoint presentation, etc.

CreateDoc5. Voila!



*Note: Office 365 is only available over the web. There is no offline version, but as long as you can get on the Internet you will have access to your Office365 suite.

For FAQs, go here: http://cits.uwex.uwc.edu/sites/default/files/PDF/Office_365_Student_FAQ.pdf

Get D2L Help Online – and in the Library

Librarian D2L Page

Faculty and instructors, if you’re looking for help with D2L for your courses, look no further.

The library staff is available to help set up, configure, and manage your D2L courses. Stop in, call, or email us today to ask a question.

Contact us!

If you want a more general overview, try the Up and Running with Desire2Learn tutorial on lynda.com. You can learn more about logging in and using lynda.com over here.

Library Poetry Series: Michael Czarnecki

We were so excited to host poet Michael Czarnecki for the first of the library outreach series today! If you missed it, you can listen to the presentation here: http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/l6qos

Michael Czarnecki answers audience questions

Michael Czarnecki answers audience questions

Image of Foothills Publishing books

Foothills Publishing Books

You can catch up with Michael at www.foothillspublishing.com/poetguy orwww.foothillspublishing.com/Photography

On Facebook, you can see a daily photo and read a daily haiku at www.facebook.com/michael.czarnecki.35