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September 2014 RodCast Articles

Theatrical Arts and Society: Harlem Renaissance

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 12:19pm - Stop by the main floor of the Rod library to check out the Harlem Renaissance posters.  This exhibit is the product of the class Theatrical Arts & Society (THEA 1002-05) and their study of the Harlem Renaissance. Working in groups, students found a compelling pieces of visual art from the movement and used them as inspiration for their own creative works. These creative works demonstrate an understanding of the artistic movement, the frustration and triumph of creating something out of nothing, and the process of making and learning.
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CFPL@UNI Collection and Newspapers have moved

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 8:28am - Who Moved My Cheese...er...News? The CFPL@UNI Collection and the most current issues of newspapers have been moved to the area just outside of the Book Bistro.  Older issues of newspapers can currently be found in the Browsing Room where the CFPL@UNI Collection used to be. The CFPL@UNI Collection is a small collection from Cedar Falls Public Library that houses popular fiction and non-fiction books.  Don't have a public library card?  No problem!  You can get one for free at the Rod Library Circulation Desk. Here is a list of the newspapers with current issues in the Bistro: Barron's, Courier (Waterloo/Cedar Falls), Daily Iowan, Des Moines Register Investor's... Read More

Book Bistro Open!

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 10:44am - The Book Bistro on the Main Floor of the Rod Library is open for business!  The Cafe serves high end grilled cheese, tea drinks, and unique desserts, as well as soup, sandwiches, coffee, and assorted take and go items. The renovated space includes closed captioned TVs, new furniture, and is the new home of the CFPL @ UNI Collection and newspapers. 

Fitbits Now Available for Staff & Faculty Checkout

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 7:25am -  The "Employee Well-being Collection" now housed in the Rod has Fitbits for checkout by UNI Faculty and Staff! Just come to the MultiService Center and check one out for 4 weeks! "The tracker measures steps taken, and combines it with user data to calculate distance walked, calories burned, floors climbed, and activity duration and intensity. It also measures sleep quality by tracking periods of restlessness, how long it takes the wearer to fall asleep, and how long they are actually asleep".  -  From Wikipedia 
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