Archive for the ‘Displays’ Category

Campus Coffee Survey Winner and Results!

January 12, 2011

Thank you to everyone who took our Campus Coffee Survey!

Congratulations to Noah Adams, the winner of a specialty coffee drink from the Hub!

See the survey results in our lobby display.

The Reveal: Part 5

September 16, 2010

Some students stop by Ramaker just to read the newspaper or flip through a magazine.  This summer, we reorganized these collections to make it easier for students to find these materials.

Newspapers are now located right inside the main doors.  We carry the Sunday editions of major newspapers such as the Chicago Tribune, Des Moines Register, New York Times, and Omaha World Herald. We also have most area newspapers including the N’West Iowa Review, Rock Valley Bee, Sioux Center News, and Orange City Capital Democrat.

Popular magazines are located in the Periodicals area on the north side of the first floor, but we’ve grouped leisure materials together on a special shelf.  These include The Atlantic, Ebony, Forbes, National Geographic, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, and Time.

Pop Culture Presentation

March 31, 2010

If you stopped in Ramaker on the Day of Learning in Community, perhaps you noticed the pop culture presentation displayed on the mezzanine wall.  (If you didn’t stop in Ramaker on DLC, you missed out — we had retro lunchboxes filled with Ghirardelli chocolates and Lindor balls.)

This fun presentation is still available for your viewing. Complete with sound clips, images, and facts about the artists and their works, the piece covers popular American movies, television shows, and music.  And it’s customizable, so you can watch which sections you want.

The kiosk is located near the circulation desk on the first floor of Ramaker Library.

Check Out the Christmas Display

December 2, 2009

Each December, Ramaker Library displays several crèche sets that were donated to NWC by Henrietta Van Maanen.  These sets are from many different countries around the world.  Van Maanen owns more than 600 sets!

You can read more about Van Maanen and her collection in the November 28, 2009 issue of the Sioux City Journal and the Winter 2008-09 Northwestern Classic

Stop by the library to see these beautiful sets up close!

Lincoln Bicentennial: Live the Legacy (1809 – 2009)

January 28, 2009

Our nation will spend 2009 remembering and honoring Abraham Lincoln and his legacy.  Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States and is possibly most famous for his Gettysburg Address and the Emancipation Proclamation.

But, what do you really know about Abraham Lincoln?  Do you know that he was the tallest president?  Do you know that he was the first president born outside of the original 13 colonies?  Do you know that he was a postmaster?

Learn more about Abraham Lincoln by visiting the display in the Ramaker Library lobby.  You might be surprised by what you find there.

Ramaker Library Lobby Display

Ramaker Library Lobby Display


March 11, 2008
A Spiritual Geography by Kathleen Norris

Dakota: A Spiritual Geography by Kathleen Norris was one of the first books I read when returning to South Dakota after graduating from college in Illinois. Frankly, I did not want to be back in my home state, yet pressing family needs made my return necessary. The book helped give me a new perspective on a place I always thought of as the middle of nowhere – and certainly nowhere I wanted to be. Rather than rejecting the solitude and insularity of small town rural life, Norris shows how that solitude can be the environment that teaches us to do what Christ asks of us most: to love.

As you may know, Kathleen Norris will be visiting campus on April 9 for Northwestern College’s first Day of Learning in Community. I’m looking forward to reading this book again in preparation for her visit; it’s definitely a book that deserves a re-read.

Norris’s books, including Dakota, and works by symposium guest Jim Heynen are available at Ramaker Library. Most are currently on display in the first floor Browsing Collection.