Chesnutt Library Blog

“Because it’s all about ‘U,’” the Chesnutt Library Blog is designed to promptly and efficiently provide timely news, inform of library events, books, databases and more for our students, staff and faculty. In our effort to enhance communication, the Chesnutt Library Blog will bring academic resources together in one place, with one click, with one purpose in mind - Educational Excellence - designed to enhance learning, guarantee access and promote scholarship.

Friday, October 26, 2012

FSU Homecoming 2012: Alumni!

The very basic purpose of homecoming festivities and activities is to welcome home alumni. These week-long events are meant to connect the current student body with those who have long graduated.

Although they have left FSU, Bronco alumni can and will continue to play an important role in the life and continued growth of the University. The spirit of FSU continues to live on well after graduation day. Graduates make an immeasurable contribution to represent FSU first-hand locally and abroad. Alumni are the most important manifestation of the University’s excellence; they are ambassadors for the University, representing their Alma mater worldwide.

FSU continuously engages with alumni as a very important stakeholder group. The continued involvement of alumni can ensure FSU remains a university of excellence. Alumni can support their Alma Mater in a number of ways, to include networking and donating time and finances.

Visit FSU’s Alumni Affairs for more information on FSU’s specific needs and initiatives, as well as upcoming events.

Also, check out the list of books and articles on the role of alumni, alumni relations, and fundraising and development.
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

FSU Homecoming 2012: The Football Tradition

While you are enjoying campus events and welcoming alumni back to campus, take some time to learn about one of the most popular traditions associated with university homecomings: football.

We have provided a list of resources that Chesnutt offers either in our main books stacks or online as articles.


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Monday, October 22, 2012

FSU Homecoming 2012: Yearbooks and Student Newspapers Online @ DigitalNC.Org!

Today kicks off FSU’s 2012 Homecoming Week! This college tradition is marked by an increase of school spirit and colors, tailgates, parades, and, of course, football. This week is a chance for campus clubs and organizations to come together and show their Bronco spirit, as well as to salute alumni for both paving the way and for their generosity in supporting their Alma mater in ways that promote FSU’s continued progression.

You can see a full list of this year’s homecoming events here.

While you are in the Library, check out the Reference Department’s homecoming display, which features past yearbooks from 1959, 1974, and 2003. If you cannot make it to the Library, you’re in luck! FSU Yearbooks have been digitized and can be viewed online via DigitalNC. Just like any other online database, you can browse by year, keywords, etc.

To get an idea of what FSU alumni were up to in years past, you should also checkout previous issues of The Voice that have been digitized. Just search for “homecoming”!

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Meet Our Newest Staff Member!

Welcome, LaTasha!

Ms. LaTasha R. Jones joined the Reference Department (Interlibrary Loan) in September! She grew up here in Fayetteville and graduated from Westover High School. Ms. Jones received a dual B.A. in English and Political Science, and completed an M.A. in English with concentrations in creative and technical writing (both from East Carolina University). Prior to joining the FSU team, she worked as a Senior Writer for a federal contractor in Southern Pines and previously worked on the campus of East Carolina. Ms. Jones is a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and is active with the Fayetteville Alumnae Chapter. She volunteers with the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County as a Docent, as well as with the Fayetteville Young Professionals. Ms. Jones is an avid reader and writer, maintains a blog, and her writing appears in several publications. She has two dogs and enjoys crocheting, among other creative activities.


Monday, October 15, 2012

New Trial Database: IBISWorld Industry Intelligence

Chesnutt Library is trying out a new database: IBISWorld. This trial will end October 19th.
IBISWorld provides detailed descriptions of any industry and useful information of markets. Its research reports contain trends, statistics and analysis on market size, market share of competitors, and industry growth rates. Performance analysis includes emerging industry trends as well as recent production performance.

Please take a look at the new trial database located on our main web page.

If you have any questions, comments, and/or would like more information on the database, please contact Robert Foster, Head of Reference.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

PILE_ON Contest Winners

And the Winners Are...

Jasmine Bozeman
Byron L. Britt
Christopher F. Darden
Robert Johnson
Tonya Johnson
Tamisa McDonald
Tammar Sanders
Charles Taylor
Kreston Thomas

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