Axe News

Late Nights at Axe - Dead Week and Finals


Dead Week and Finals are around the corner!

Library Services is doing their part and extending hours, providing programming, and helping students find ways to take mental breaks and expand their creativity. 

During Dead week and Finals Axe Library will stay open till 1 am. Dead Week Sunday Dec 4th - Dec 8th open till 1 am. 

Finals Sunday Dec 11th - 14th open till 1 am. 

During these late nights we'll have snacks and drinks on 1st floor at 9 pm each night. Just a small gesture from Library Services. 

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 On Tuesday December 6th come take a mental break and participate in some Bad Art. Make it your own masterpiece!

 Axe Room 104A from 8 - 9:30 pm. Engage Link

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Kansas Notable Books


Come check out any of the 2022 recepients of the Kansas Notable Books award.

 

This is an annual program by the State Libary of Kansas. It recognizes, "15 outstanding titles either written by Kansans or about a Kansas related topic. The Kansas Notable Book List highlights our lively contemporary writing community and encourages readers to enjoy some of the best writing of the authors among us."

You can check out the annual lists going back to 2006 - here

 

Current 2022 winners are on display in Axe Library in the basement display case. Come check one out.

Or check out any of the prior winners from the catalog - here

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International Games Week November 6-12, 2022


All sorts of different games and activities through out the week! Join in on the fun. Sponsored along with Gorilla Guild and ABC. 

Monday - Gorilla - D&D - 1-5 pm Axe Library 

 

Thursday - ABC - Game Night - 7-9 pm Axe Library 029

 

Puzzle and Games available through out the week at KTC Library & 1st floor Axe Library

 

Find out more on Engage

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The Bender Family Crimes: 150 Years Later


Join us for the Annual Gene DeGruson Memorial Lecture on October 27th at 7:00 pm in the basement of Leonard H. Axe Library.

This year the event is a panel discussion titled “The Bender Family Crimes: 150 Years Later.”  Listen to Kansas historians discuss the horrific crimes committed by the “Bloody Benders” nearly 150 years ago.  

The Bender family set up an inn in remote Labette County and murdered nearly a dozen travelers over several years. These crimes were not discovered until after the family fled the area and their fate remains a mystery.  

The panelists include Max McCoy, historian and professor at Emporia State University; Carol Staton and Mike Wood, curators at the Cherryvale Museum (which houses some Bender family artifacts), and Bob Miller, current owner of the Bender property. Funding and support for this program is provided by Humanities Kansas.  

 

The event is open to everyone and a reception follows the event.  
For more information, contact Steve Cox, curator of the Special Collections & University Archives at (620) 235-4883 or spcox@pittstate.edu. 

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39th University Authors Reception


Library Services celebrates the fantastic work our colleagues publish through our annual University Authors Reception. This November 3 rd, 2022 we will celebrate the 39 th annual reception for those with published or creative works in 2021 and 2022. The reception takes place at 3 pm with remarks by our Dean of Library Services at 3:15 pm. 

 

If you are new or want to check out prior years - Bibliography from prior years:  Digital Commons and prior Video Presentations .

 

 Submission Form  Last Submission Date for bibliography entries October 19 th.

 

Questions to Jorge León

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Watch Last year's digital section where book authors discuss their works.

Welcome Back Beach Fair - August 31 st


Library Services and the partners at Axe Library welcome our students back in a fun way. Drop by for a Beach themed, "Welcome Beach Fair" outside Axe Library on Wednesday August 31st from 11 am - 1 pm. 

 

Academic and department partners want to introduce students to services and personnel, while having a bit of fun. Make connections with friendly faces from Library Services, Student Success, The Writing Center, The Axe Grind, Students for Violence Prevention, and the Communication Center in Axe.  

 

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Extended Hours for Exam Weeks


Extended Hours and Free Snacks!

 

Leonard H. Axe Library has extended open hours for students working through Dead Week and Finals.

Axe Library is open till 1 am on selected nights: 

Sunday May 1 st - 12 pm - 1 am
Mon May 2 nd - Thur May 5 th - 7:30 am - 1 am 

Sunday May 8 th - 12 pm - 1 am
Mon May 9 th - Wed May 11 th - 7:30 am - 1 am 

 

Drop by at 10 pm, during the extended nights, for drinks and snacks. Just a small token to help students working on those last papers, tests, assignments, and more. You all got this!

 

Late Nights sponsored by Library Services with support from:

College of Arts and Sciences
Kelce College of Business
College of Education
College of Technology

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Book Sale April 19th and 20th


Annual Library Services Book Sale! 

Two day, Spring 2022 book sale taking place Tuesday 4/19 and Wednesday 4/20 from 10 am -1 pm. Come to the Axe Library first floor.  

Tables of with paperback or hardback books priced at $0.50 -$2 OR or pick up a mystery grab bag of pre-packaged books for $2 or $3 (depending on hardback or paperbacks). Majority of material will be out on tables by subjects. Come find a western romance novel, some inspirational titles, or maybe a murder mysteries. 

The sale is only possible due to help from community donations. If you have any gently used titles please consider donating to Axe Library. 

The Library Book sale is open to PSU and community, with profits going to fund annual library programming. Your support is greatly appreciated. We hope to see you at the sale! If you have questions communicate with Jorge León  (jleon@pittstate.edu or at 620.235.4892 ) 

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#ColorOurCollections - Feb 7-11, 2022


Join us once more and take part in the #ColorOurCollections. Take out your favorite coloring markers, crayons, or pencils. February 7th - 11th is the 2022 #colorOurCollections project.

We have coloring sheets that highlight Special Collections and University Archives. Physical prints available from the Axe Library basement. Or click below for pdf versions. Don't forget to use the hashtag and share your awesome works for others to see. 

PDF of 2022 Coloring pages

PDF of 2021 Coloring pages

PDF of 2020 Coloring pages

 

The #ColorOurCollections is a national group by Special Collections, Archives, and musems across the nation. Visit their site to learn more and grab different coloring sheets. Also check our your PSU Special Collections and University Archives.

 

Poetry Reading with Author J.T. Knoll


Join us Sunday December 5th at 2 pm for a poetry reading with Author J.T. Knoll. Come down to Axe basement Rm. 029 to hear J.T. read from his newest poetry book Counterpart

 

Other titles by J.T. include Paperboy, True Stories, Entry / Exit Point, Chorus Line, Where the Pavement Ends and Fetch Crazy

 

Event open to the PSU and public. Light refreshments available. 

 

Author JT Knoll

 

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Late Nights At Axe - Programming and hours


Library Services is here to help. During Dead Week and Finals, Axe Library will have extended hours and our Late Nights At Axe will have a range of programming and snacks!

 

Dead Week hours:

Nov. 28th                       12 pm- 1 am
Nov. 29th - Dec 2nd        7:30 am - 1 am

Dec. 5th                          12 pm- 1 am
Dec 6th - 8th                   7:30 am - 1 am

 

  • Snacks and drink breaks at 10 pm on the evenings with extended hours. Courtesy of Library Services.
  • Late Night at the Library with GAB . 9 pm - 11 pm. Come take a break and de-stress. Food, give aways, and activities.
  • SVP, GSA, NASA are all helping set up "Self care and Destress" tables. Check out some of the materials and take care of yourself!

 

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24th Annual Gene DeGruson Memorial Lecture


The Gene Degruson Memorial Lecture - "The Amazon Army: The Fight for Workers' Rights and Social Justice in the Kansas Coalfields." with presenter Linda Knoll. Presentation on October 5 th at 7 pm in the basement of Axe Library. 

 

"One hundred years ago, women of Crawford County held a protest. The wives, mothers, daughters and sisters of local miners protested the creation of the Court of Industrial Relations in 1920, which restricted many of the miners’ rights, including the right to strike. Alexander Howat, the head of the Kansas coal miner union, was jailed for failing to recognize this court. In December 1921, in a protest that made national news, several thousand women marched to the mine headquarters in Franklin, Kansas, in an event that became known as the Amazon Army March.

This year’s Gene DeGruson Memorial Lecture features local historian Linda Knoll in a talk titled “The Amazon Army: The Fight for Workers’ Rights and Social Justice in the Kansas Coalfields.”

This free lecture will be given on Tuesday, October 5, at 7:00 pm in the basement of Axe Library on the Pittsburg State University campus.

This Gene DeGruson Memorial Lecture series is in honor of the late Gene DeGruson, the first and long-time curator of the Special Collections & University Archives at PSU. 

The event is free and open to all. A reception will take place afterwards. For more information, email: speccoll@pittstate.edu, or call: (620) 235-488

 

Banned Books Week Sept 27 - Oct 3


Banned Books Week is the annual celebration that shines a light on censorship and recognize everyone's freedom to read.
IF You Missed It - ( LinkIf you were unable to attend the author visit in person, view the recording via pittstate.tv. under the title "Books Unite. Censorship Divides"
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In 2021, Banned Books Week is September 26-October 2. Library Services has a book display running during the week and is pleased to bring, award-winning author, Chris Crutcher to speak on his experiences with censorship. 
  • An Evening with Chris Crutcher: Books Unite. Censorship Divides - ( LinkTuesday September 28th at 5 p.m. at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts.
    Chris is author of Loser's 
    Bracket, Whale Talk, and Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes. A book signing will follow. 
    Sponsored by PSU Library Services, Department of English & Modern Languages, Tilford Group, Student Government Association, Office of Student Diversity, and the Albertini Family.

  • Check out materials from Axe Library.

  • Books Unite. Censorship Divides Exhibit - at Bicknell on September 27th. 
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Summer Renovations at Axe


The sixth phase of the Axe Library renovations began on Friday, May 7th.   A complete renovation of the second floor is this summer's focus, but six other smaller projects are also part of the phase.   The six projects include acoustical tiles, paint and lighting in both stairwells; the addition of one study room in the basement; additional LED lighting in the basement; and window shades for the third floor.   
 
 
Due to the work on second floor, most of the book collections with call numbers 500 through 999, and oversize books, will not be available through July.   Library users are encouraged to request titles through interlibrary loan during the next two months.   
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Remote users are encouraged to the Library Chat Service to ask for assitance or call. 

Academic Publication Bootcamp


Academic Publication Bootcamp sponsored by the Writing Center and Axe Library 

 

Write Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks And have your draft submitted by September 1! 

 

What:  A structured writing program that will navigate you through starting, writing, and finishing your journal article in time to submit it by September 1st. 

 

When:  Program starts May 17th, articles will be completed by August 7th, and editing will be available from Writing Center faculty from August 7th to 31st. 

 

How:  We will be using the academic publication workbook Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success. Each chapter outlines the writing tasks for the week and provides support for completing them. Participants will read a chapter at the beginning of each week, share questions and motivation on the group’s Facebook page, and work through the week’s tasks on their own.  Each week, we will meet virtually as a group on Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. to celebrate the week’s accomplishments, address technical challenges posed by the week’s tasks, and set up for a productive three days of writing before beginning the next chapter on the following Monday. 

 

Participants will have a chance to get technical help at every stage along the way, and additional editing support is available for writers whose first language is not English. Library and Writing Center faculty will be available to answer your questions throughout the process. 

 

What do you need to do to participate?  

 

Pre-program timeline 

 

1.  Register for AP Bootcamp by April 19th here: https://bit.ly/AcademicPublicationBootcamp 

2.  Join the AP Bootcamp Facebook group. 

3.  Pick up your copy of Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success at the Writing Center (112 Axe Library) May 3-7. 

4.  Read the Introduction and Chapter 1 and join us by Zoom on Monday, May 17, for the kickoff meeting.  

 

For more information, contact Dr. Janet Zepernick (jzepernick@pittstate.edu, 620-235-4340) or Ruth Monnier (rmonnier@pittstate.edu). 

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