March 2017 RodCast Articles

UNI Day of Giving #LivePurpleGiveGold

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 12:12pm - #LivePurpleGiveGold on Wednesday, April 5! On this day we ask Alumni, faculty, staff and students will join together to make a significant impact on the lives of UNI students, faculty and staff. Join your fellow Panthers!  Find more information and give at Please consider designating Rod Library or the UNI Museum for your donation.  Be sure to choose the Rod Library fund or Other and type in Rod Library or Museum on the donation form. Your donation would help us fund the following:                             ... Read More

New Digital Collections

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 1:46pm - Rod Library now makes available several periodical and newspaper runs in digital form. These were acquired with one-time money.  All of these titles previously were available in the collection only in physical formats, including print and microfilm.  We anticipate that the physical pieces will be put in storage or withdrawn in the future.  The following titles have been purchased and are accessible through OneSearch!: The Economist Historical Archive (covering 1843-2011, with annual updates) Illustrated London News Historical Archive 1842-2003 National Geographic Virtual Library (covering 1888-1994) The Times Digital Archive (covering 1785-2010, with annual updates) [Times.  London... Read More

Chrysalis Ceramic Exhibit by Madalyn Loring

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 4:32pm - About the Artist Madalyn Loring was raised in Des Moines, Iowa, and attended Roosevelt High School. Her mother encouraged her to enroll in wheel-throwing classes at the Des Moines Art Center at the age of thirteen. Madalyn will graduate from the University of Northern Iowa in May of 2017, with a double major in Bachelors of Fine Arts-Ceramics and Art Education. The UNI experience has sharpened her skills in the ceramic- related field. Madalyn serves as the lab monitor for the UNI Ceramic Studio and has learned the hands-on process of maintaining the facility. After graduation, she intends to obtain an MFA and teach ceramics. She currently serves as president of the Northern Iowa Potters and Sculpture Organization... Read More

​Art Gay-la!

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 3:28pm - Art Gay-la! The LGBT* Center and Rod Library are partnering together to host this year's Art Gay-la. Be sure to stop by the lounge near the west entrance of Rod Library to see the art displayed from April 3-9. You can also vote for "Audience Choice," which will have the opportunity to be on permanent display in the LGBT* Center as a special featured piece. The voting box is located in the Art Gay-la exhibit. The art submissions represent LGBTQ-related themes of all mediums. The art will be on display for UNI Pride Week, as well as the weekend after for the UNI and Cedar Valley community to view and enjoy. Please contact or with questions or comments.

West African Drum Ensemble Performance

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 3:23pm - In conjunction with Ballroom Bash: Iowa's Rock 'n' Roll Legacy, the West African Drum Ensemble will be performing at the UNI Museum, Thursday, April 20, at 5 p.m. This performance and lecture will explore the historic origins of Rock 'n' Roll rhythms and beats and how these sounds have evolved over time.

#MeetTheStaff - Angie Cox

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 10:00am - There’s someone who you should know and her name is Angie Cox, Assistant Professor of Library Services/Instruction & Liaison Librarian. Angie teaches a relatively new course called Beyond Google and is the librarian liaison for a many departments across campus, while also working one-on-one with students in need of research help. One of her favorite aspects about working at Rod Library is working with people, typically students, and having the face-to-face interactions. “I love connecting with students and faculty on a one-on-one level where I can get to know them, and help them get through areas that they are stuck,” said Angie. “[The library] is a space where a person to meet up... Read More

CFPL@UNI Collection Survey

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 1:22pm - Rod Library is seeking feedback about our CFPL (Cedar Falls Public Library) @UNI collection. The collection includes leisure materials such as popular reading, video, and audiobooks and is updated regularly with new materials. You will find the CFPL@UNI collection located near the Book Bistro on the main floor of the Rod Library. CFPL@UNI collection is a joint project between the Cedar Falls Public Library and Rod Library, and adds value for our patrons by providing leisure materials in an academic library setting. The materials in this collection are provided to the Rod Library at no charge, by the Cedar Falls Public Library. This satellite collection is just a small portion of what the Cedar Falls Public... Read More
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