<![CDATA[Hickman-Johnson-Furrow Learning Center - HJF News]]>Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:24:29 -0600Weebly<![CDATA[Dog Therapy Returns this Spring!]]>Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:20:11 GMThttp://library.morningside.edu/2/post/2014/04/dog-therapy-returns-this-spring.htmlPicture
K-9 S.T.A.R.S. is a program that brings therapy dogs into the Sioux City community. A group of volunteers devote their time to K-9 S.T.A.R.S. and bring their pets into community buildings, including Morningside College’s library. K-9 S.T.A.R.S. screens the dogs to make sure they are the right temperament to be a therapy dog.

The HJF Library began partnering with K-9 S.T.A.R.S. to provide students with a way to relieve stress during finals week. Scientific studies have shown that pet ownership and animal interaction increase oxytocin levels in the body. Oxytocin is a hormone that reduces anxiety and stress levels. Petting a dog and relaxing with the animals helps students take a break from their studies, de-stress, and even improve their memory.

The K-9 S.T.A.R.S. therapy dogs will be in the HJF Learning Center on Sunday, May 4th from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. Stop in to meet some amazing dogs and volunteers!

<![CDATA[404 Day & Library Censorship]]>Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:28:36 GMThttp://library.morningside.edu/2/post/2014/04/404-day-library-censorship.htmlPicture
Many of us have seen and/or heard the numerous acronyms that have come before congress and the US Supreme Court over the years regarding some form of Internet censorship; SOPA, PIPA, DOPA and CISPA to name a few, but today is 404 Day which recognizes a Supreme Court ruling 10 years ago in favor of CIPA - the Children's Internet Protection Act.

The law requires public and school libraries to filter Internet content in return for federal funding with the goal of providing a more safe Internet environment for children and minors. However, it has been argued that Internet filtering is ineffective and a detriment to a democratic society and the United States Constitution.

There are many resources available on the web regarding CIPA, library censorship and Internet censorship. To acknowledge 404 Day, please consider learning more about the issues in our digital society and how they affect you.

Learn More about 404

<![CDATA[The Orphan Train - One Book, One Siouxland Events]]>Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:43:28 GMThttp://library.morningside.edu/2/post/2014/03/the-orphan-train-one-book-one-siouxland-events.htmlPicture
As part of the One Book One Siouxland community-wide reading initiative for 2014, local author Carole Turner Johnston shares her research and expertise in two programs on the campus of Morningside College.  A freelance writer and photo/journalist, Johnston has published articles about Orphan Train riders in newspapers and magazines since the 1990s.  The public is welcome to attend her presentations.

At 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 17, she discusses the Orphan Train as seen through children’s and teen literature, presenting additional stories to consider after reading the One Book One Siouxland selection, Orphan Train: A Novel, by Christina Baker Kline.  Join her in the UPS Auditorium, Lincoln Center, 3627 Peters Ave, Sioux City, IA. 

At 12 noon on Friday, March 21, the author reads from her book, Trains West: Stories of the Children Who Rode the Orphan Trains West from New York City, 1854-1929, and shares her experiences interviewing Orphan Train riders and their families.  This program takes place in the Hickman Dining Room in the Olsen Student Center, 3609 Peters Avenue, Sioux City, IA, as part of Morningside’s Friday is Writing Day series.

Johnston is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and earned a master’s degree from the University of South Dakota.  She retired from teaching English in the Sioux City Community School District and currently lives in Sergeant Bluff.

To learn more about the event, contact Dr. Marty Knepper at knepper@morningside.edu.

<![CDATA[From the Archives - Hawkeye Literary Society]]>Mon, 10 Feb 2014 20:18:26 GMThttp://library.morningside.edu/2/post/2014/02/from-the-archives-hawkeye-literary-society.htmlPicture
This week's photo is of the Hawkeye Literary Society Annual Banquet, held Monday, February 28, 1916, at West Hotel. After a seven course dinner, society president Lewis Bleakley introduced alumni B.W. Riner. A series of toasts were made by various members of the society and a solo sung by Richard Burroughs.  “The evening closed with old “M.C.” and a rousing “KiYi” “(Collegian Reporter - March 1, 1916 p.6). The event was chaperoned by Miss Dimmitt and Miss Fischer.  Individuals pictured include B.W. Riner and his wife, Richard Burroughs, Axel Beck, Harry Whyte, Lewis Bleakley, Miss Dimmitt and Miss Fisher.

Morningside College had a number of literary societies. These groups were important to the intellectual and social life on campus and the members often became leaders in their communities. The groups often sponsored debates on important topics of the day. These groups declined in membership as sports and other activities took their place.

The HJF library archive has programs from several such events. At the 1918 banquet held at the Martin Hotel students dined on such delicacies as Canape of Goose Liver, Consomme a la Royale, Broiled Breast of Chicken on Toast, Mixed Beans in Butter, and Medicis Ice Cream.

<![CDATA[From the Archives - Vice President Fairbanks]]>Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:31:18 GMThttp://library.morningside.edu/2/post/2014/01/from-the-archives-vice-president-fairbanks.htmlVice President Fairbanks
This photo shows M Club members escorting United States Vice President Charles Fairbanks and Morningside College President W. S. Lewis from Main Hall ca. 1907. Fairbanks gave an address to the students earlier that day on the importance of character. The visit was part of an attempt for Fairbanks to regain favor in the Methodist Church after serving cocktails at his home during a presidential dinner (Orwig, 65). "Already nicknamed 'Buttermilk Charlie' for his advocacy of buttermilk instead of hard liquor, Fairbanks had a brand new moniker after the affair--'Cocktail Charlie,'" (Purcell, 257). You can find more information about Fairbanks as well as the "Cocktail Incident" below.

Students pictured include Percy Brown, Jacob Wendell, Silas O. Rorem, Ray Chapman, Edwin Brown and Frank Heilman.

More information can be found in the October 22, 1907 issue of the Collegian Reporter on the newly released Digital CR Archives. For more information on the Digital CR, click here.

Additional Resources
Morningside College: a Centennial History. Timothy Orwig
Charles W. Fairbanks - Wikipedia
Vice Presidents: A Biographical Dictionary - ed. L. Edward Purcell