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National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month Table

Are you participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)? To help your goal of writing 50k words, the library will have a dedicated NaNoWriMo table during the month of November! On Wednesdays, from 4p-5p, stop by the NaNoWriMo table on the second floor to sit down and have dedicated writing time with other aspiring authors. The table will also have a writing prompt posted every weekday.

Between Scylla and Charybdis: Race, Identity, and Religion (A Discussion of Joseph Roth's Significance Today)

Between Scylla and Charybdis: Race, Identity, and Religion (A Discussion of Joseph Roth's Significance Today)

November 9th, 2021


Library Second Floor

Rares Piloiu talks about his book, "The Quest for Redemption: Central European Jewish Thought in Joseph Roth's Works." It is a century since Joseph Roth, the writer who best embodied the idea of “fluid identity” in interwar Europe, started to lay out his reflections around the topics of race, identity and religion. He was one of the first to relativize the categories of race, identity, and sectarianism, to emphasize their historically constructed character, and their rooting in a modern logic of exclusion and (self-) hatred. Instead, he promoted a thinking based in paradox and hybridity, which allowed for multiple and apparently contradictory forms of existence across groups, ideas, and even ages. This utopian freedom is Roth’s message for the future. Can today’s discussions around race, social justice, and identity learn something from Roth’s plea for a constant moral self-questioning and self-overcoming in the mirror of history? #FYS #INST and #cardsSTANDtogether approved.

Reading Diversely Book Club

Reading Diversely Book Club - Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko

November 18, 2021


Library Second Floor

The Courtright Memorial Library is pleased to continue hosting a Reading Diversely Book Club. The book club focuses on reading works of fiction by a diverse range of authors in a diverse range of genres. The book for fall semester is "Raybearer" by Jordan Ifueko, a YA fantasy novel. Read the book in advance, and come tonight to discuss the book! #FYS #INST and #cardsSTANDtogether approved.

ASC Upcoming Events

  • Test Anxiety - Tues., Nov. 2 @ 7 PM – Virtual 

  • Test Taking Tips - Tues., Nov. 9 @ Noon – Library 124 

  • Finals Prep - Wed., Nov. 17 @ 4 PM – Library 127




Workshop Descriptions

Test Taking Tips
Are you looking for ways to improve your test taking skills?  We will explore different test taking strategies to use for any type of test.

Test Anxiety
"I hate exams!" "I study but then I freeze up on every test!" "Tests make me so anxious!" Sound familiar? Then this session is for YOU! Join us to discuss test anxiety, explore ways to break the cycle, and practice techniques that can help relieve some of the stress brought on when taking a test.

Learning from Your Previous STEM Exam?

Did your STEM test grade not meet your expectations?  Need help figuring out where you went wrong while preparing for a STEM exam?  Bring a recent STEM quiz or test and we will explore ways to up your game before the next one!

Time Management
During this interactive workshop students will learn effective time management techniques and create their own Master Schedules.  The session will focus on strategies for managing life as a student that balances study and commitments with self-care and a social life.  Students should bring their course syllabi and calendars/planners to the session.

Midterm Regroup
Finish the semester strong!  Join us at this session to learn time management skills, how to avoid procrastination, and study strategies to help you succeed.  With 8 weeks left in the semester it is a perfect time to regroup.

Finals Prep

During this interactive workshop students will create a concrete study plan for the last week of the semester and final exams.  The session will emphasize time management, study strategies, and self-care.  Students should bring their course syllabi and calendars/planners to the session.