Thursday, April 28, 2011

A Royal Feast

How will you observe the wedding festivities for William and Kate?

If you are planning a festive, royal-themed occasion, look no further than Steenbock Library’s cookbook collection to dine like they do--or at least to the extent that our humble kitchens can accommodate.

Be sure to crook a pinkie at the following:

Author: Ayrton, Elisabeth.
Title: Royal Favourites: Recipes from Palace Kitchens
Publisher: London: Folio Society, c1971.

Author: Campbell, Dawn.
Title: The Tea Book
Publisher: Gretna: Pelican Pub. Co., 1995.

Author: Roussin, Rene.
Title: Royal Menus
Publisher: London: Hammond, 1960.

Title: Royal Cookbook; Favorite Court Recipes from the World's Royal Families
Publisher: New York, Parents' Magazine Press, [c1971]

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Farm Fresh Atlas, 2011

The 2011 edition of the Southern Wisconsin Farm Fresh Atlas has been released! Pick up your copy from any of several university and area locations, including Steenbock Library (look for stacks at our service desks).

Use the Atlas to locate farms, markets and restaurant partners who bring you fresh, area-grown produce and food products. Do note that many of the area growers welcome visitors with special events, u-pick options, hay-rides and tours.

Should you be looking for options apart from the southern Wisconsin area, consult the site for Wisconsin Farm Fresh Atlases or nationally, using the Local Harvest site.

Think globally, eat locally!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Be Kind, Unwind (Study Break@Steen), Apr 27

Come visit Steenbock Library to get a free chair massage from a professional massage therapist or join UHS stress management specialist, Rob Sepich, for a short group session on meditative relaxation techniques that you can use anytime, anywhere. No registration necessary.

Chair massage appointments last ten minutes and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis from 2:30 until 4:30 PM. Relaxation technique sessions last 20 minutes and will begin at 3:00 PM, 3:20 PM, and 3:40 PM.

Just drop on in and bring a friend or three!

This study break occasion is sponsored by the Graduate Student Collaborative (GSC), ASM, University Health Services (UHS), Steenbock Memorial Library, and the Office of Professional Development and Engagement (OPDE) of the Graduate School.

Study Break @ Steenbock Library with Massage and Guided Meditation
Wednesday, April 27
2:30-4:30 PM
Steenbock Library, Rooms 111-114 (first floor)

With thanks to staff with the Graduate Student Collaborative for this blog post.

Earth Day Open House, FPL (April 22)

The Forest Products Lab (One Gifford Pinchot Drive) will host an open house for Earth Day, April 22 (9:00 AM – 2:00 PM). During this free, public event, visitors will enjoy an opportunity to visit with FPL researchers regarding efforts to conserve and make innovative use of forest products. Visitors can also tour the Centennial Research Facility and the Research Demonstration House where the research process informs building design, construction materials and energy use.

The lobby area of Building One will host an historical exhibit of FPL research.

Activities for children will feature demonstrations of termites and paper-making, among other activities, and visits with Smokey the Bear and Woodsy Owl.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Badger Yearbook Photo Sessions

Graduating seniors are invited to sit for yearbook portraits this week at Steenbock Library. Interested seniors can schedule an appointment by logging on to Herff Jones’ scheduling site (entering school code 87116) or by phoning 1-800-687-9327. Photographers will be on-hand for the following dates/time in Room 340 (third floor).

Monday, April 11 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
Tuesday, April 12 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
Wednesday, April 13 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
Thursday, April 14 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
Friday, April 15 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM)

Students will receive information on how to prepare for the sitting once they have made an appointment. They will also have the opportunity to purchase the 2011 Badger Yearbook at a discounted price and receive information on how to purchase portraits if so interested.

Getting Batty

As a bat enthusiast, I cannot help but encourage you to spread your wings at the Wisconsin Bat Festival, Saturday, April 16 (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM). The festival will feature opportunities to learn about different bat species from experts Rob Miles and Dave Redell, and enable you to discover, and contribute to, the essential conservation efforts being made worldwide. Hands-on projects include constructing your own backyard roost.

The Wisconsin Bat Festival will be held at the Lussier Family Heritage Center, Lake Farm County Park (3011 Lake Farm Road, Madison). See directions here.

All proceeds will benefit the Wisconsin Bat Conservation Fund. Festival entrance fees are $8.00 per adult (16+); children free (with paying adult).

To learn more about bats, visit the following links:

Friday, April 08, 2011

CALS Week Study Night (April 10)

If you’re looking to take a study break and feeling hungry, be sure to stop by the library for some bagels and milk. CALS Week--brought to you by the CALS Student Council--kicks off with this night of studying and refreshments. Bagels and milk will be served Sunday evening (April 10) from 6:00-10:00 PM, Steenbock Library, first floor. Students who attend can also sign-in to get points for their student organization as part of the CALS Week participation competition.

In addition to the Study Night, check out the list, below, of other CALS Week events (or print flyer):

Monday April 11th: CALS and Friends Blood Drive
Help save lives by supporting CALS! Walk-ins welcome, appointments appreciated. Free refreshments: bagels, snacks and juice to presenting donors.
WHERE: Jorns Basement
WHEN: 12-5 PM
APPOINTMENTS: (sponsor code: 1568)

Tuesday April 12th: CALS Day for Kids
CALS Student Orgs run a fair to intrigue and inspire local grade school children.
WHERE: Stock Pavilion
WHEN: 8:30AM-3PM

Wednesday April 13th: CALS Undergrad Lab Fair
The fair will host labs from all over campus: offering students literature, posters and current projects and the opportunity to interview professionally for both paid and unpaid positions. Go beyond the "Student Jobcenter" or mass email approach and meet the researchers one-on-one. Remember to dress professionally and bring resumes! In conjunction with the L&S Just In Time Career Fair.
WHERE: WI Institutes for Discovery, Forum
WHEN: 1-4 PM

Thursday April 14th: CALS Career Services Day
Join CALS Career Services as we cover the basics for securing an internship or full-time job. We'll cover resume tips, cover letter do's and don'ts, interviewing, BuckyNet and search engines. This session is designed to help students find an opportunity before the end of the semester.
WHERE: 354 Ag Hall
WHEN: 1:20-2:15 PM

Saturday April 16th: CALS Olympics!
Join the CALS Student Orgs as they compete through a number of challenges, finishing up the festivities of CALS Week with classics like Milk Flip Cup, a water balloon toss, egg races, an ice cream eating contest and a volleyball tournament.
WHERE: Jorns Courtyard
WHEN: 12-4 PM

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Give Us Your Feedback

Campus Libraries seek volunteers to test the database library.
An hour of your time will enable our library system and its staff to continue to develop resources that support your teaching and learning, efficiently and effectively.

To sign up, contact librarian Kelli Keclik for more information.

Gift cards to iTunes, plus other incentives, will be awarded.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

CALS Undergraduate Lab Fair, April 13

Are you looking for an opportunity to work in a campus research lab? If so, then save the date for the CALS Undergraduate Lab Fair, April 13 (1:00 – 4:00 PM, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery).

This event, offered by CALS Career Services in conjunction with the "Just in Time" Job Fair, will enable students to meet with campus labs that recruit student staff.

Lab managers and research staff who may wish to have a free table at this event are encouraged to contact Maria McGinnis, 608-262-3460.

Monday, April 04, 2011

AWA Farm Breakfast, April 10

The annual Breakfast on the Farm will be served Sunday, April 10th from 8:00 AM until noon behind the campus Stock Pavilion (1675 Linden Drive). Breakfast will include pancakes, scrambled eggs, applesauce, ham, sausage, milk and ice cream. Tickets can be purchased at the door; $7 for adults, $6 for seniors (65+), $5 for students and $3 for children (5 years and younger).

This event, sponsored by the Association of Women in Agriculture, includes an educational area and petting zoo and entertainment to be provided by Bucky Badger, members of the UW-Madison Marching Band, Prairie Thunder Cloggers, and the Soggy Prairie Boys.

Come hungry, stay for the fun!