University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

Spring Break Hours, Long Night at Nash, and Music Pocket Library Progress

March 8, 2016

We have a few announcements that really don't go together, but here they are:

1. Spring Break Hours

Due to popular request, we will be open for special hours over Spring Break. The upper part of the library (book stacks, study spaces, etc.) will be open from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday (March 14th-17th). As always, the 24/7 lab in the basement will continue to be open 24/7!

2. Long Night at Nash

We are hosting a new event, Long Night at Nash, on April 11, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. This should be a lot of fun and should be a good opportunity to get a lot of work done at once before finals. We're working in cooperation with the Student Success Center, the Writing Center, and the Math & Science Tutoring Center, who will have tutors there to help the entire time. The event was suggested by Jennifer Long (who thinks we named the event after her) after reading this article in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

It doesn't matter what kind of studying, writing, or creative work you're doing--every student is welcome (unless you plan to practice singing or playing an instrument. That would be better accomplished in Davis Hall). You can write your goals for the night on a community bulletin board when you arrive, and when you leave, you'll write down what you've accomplished.

The night will be full of studying and regular breaks with short games. Snacks will be available the entire night. We will hand out stress balls in the shape of a human brain, t-shirts that say “I like big brains and I cannot lie,” and door prizes. The longer you stay, the more chances you'll have to win. Nicole McMonagle will also bring her amazing dog, Beau, to provide comfort to students. Addison is trying to renegotiate her contract to include additional compensation (salmon-flavored treats) for the evening; her presence is tentative.

3. Music Pocket Library Progress

The glass walls are up for the Music Pocket Library! That was really fast, and they look great! Here's a preview showing off the group study/classroom space:

Nash Library's glass-walled classroom in music pocket library with table and chairs

We will be getting a tv for the wall of this room. Some of the walls are erasable, and we'll equip the room with markers so you can brainstorm, draw music staves, work computational problems, or draw/write anything else!