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October 30, 2006

Halloween Trivia

Here is a little Halloween Trivia:

“Trick or Treat!”
36.1 million

The estimated number of potential “trick-or-treaters” in 2005 — 5- to 13-year-olds — across the United States, which declined by 284,000 from 2004. Of course, many other children — older than 13, and younger than age 5 — also go trick-or-treating.

Jack O’ Lanterns and Pumpkin Pies
1.1 billion pounds

Total production of major pumpkin-producing states in 2005. Illinois led the country by producing 497 million pounds of the vined orange gourd. Pumpkin patches in California, Ohio and Pennsylvania also provided lots of pumpkins: each state produced at least 100 million pounds. The value of all pumpkins produced by major pumpkin-producing states was $106 million.

Candy and Costumes

Number of U.S. manufacturing establishments that produced chocolate and cocoa products in 2004, employing 43,322 people and shipping $12.5 billion worth of goods. California led the nation in the number of chocolate and cocoa manufacturing establishments, with 136, followed by Pennsylvania, with 122.


Number of U.S. establishments that manufactured nonchocolate confectionary products in 2004. These establishments employed 22,234 people and shipped $7.2 billion worth of goods that year. California also led the nation in this category, with 76 establishments.

Where to Spend Halloween?
Some places around the country that may put you in the Halloween mood are:

Transylvania County, N.C. (29,626 residents).
Tombstone, Ariz. (population 1,569).
Pumpkin Center, N.C. (population 2,228); and Pumpkin Bend township, Ark. (population 307).
Cape Fear township in New Hanover County, N.C.; and Cape Fear township in Chatham County, N.C. (with populations of 15,711 and 1,170, respectively).
Skull Creek township, Neb. (population 285).

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The Scholarly Publishing Process: How you really get published!

Don’t forget, there is still time to sign up for tomorrows workshop: The Scholarly Publishing Process: How you really get published! It will be held:

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
D2401C Library

Click here to see a description. Click here to sign up.

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October 27, 2006

Halloween Websites

Are you throwing a Halloween party and you need some ideas? Here are a couple of websites that will help you out:

Halloween Crafts and Recipes: Haunted Masquerade Dinner Party: HGTV: Home & Garden Television
Here is just a sample of what you will find:

Levitating Luminary Centerpiece

Ominously Operatic Cutlery Sleeves

Chillingly Chic Chair Wraps

Distressing Mirror

Dreadfully Decadent Desserts

Easy, Elegant Desserts

Tempting Truffles

White Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Tower Cake

Ghoulish Grill Out

Skeleton Luminarias


Pizza on the Grill

S'Mores on the Grill

Grilled Fruit Desserts

Halloween Recipes and Cooking Tips at Epicurious.com

Here’s is a sample of what you will find at this website:

Devilish Dining
Black linguini with orange peppers, a chocolate spider's web, and more Halloween recipes

Jack-o'-Lantern Jamboree

A carving party featuring autumn's best flavors

Scary Sweets

Chocolate peanut-butter balls, maple pecan popcorn, and more homemade snacks

Candy Class

How to make caramel-dipped apples

Perfect Pumpkin

From silky soup to brandy-spiked pie

Healthy Halloween

A taste test of sugar-free chocolates

Blood-Red Bottles

For adults, these crimson cuvées are perfect Halloween sips

Sunset::Home::Life in the West

Here is a sample of the Halloween ideas you will find on this website:

Magical pumpkins

Turn these harvest icons into glowing jack-o'-lantern sculptures

Pumpkin bouquet

Download our templates for this cheerful grouping of pumpkin flowers

Ghostly gathering

Bewitch your friends with a spread of spellbinding treats

Glow-in-the-dark Halloween

Make an fun candy container for your favorite trick-or-treater

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The Scholarly Publishing Process: How you really get published!

It’s not too late to sign up for The Scholarly Publishing Process: How you really get published! It will be held Tuesday, October 31st, 2006 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in room D2401C. Here is a description of the workshop:

This 2 hour workshop will cover all the topics needed to get you launched or re-invigorated in the world of scholarly publishing. Topics include: how to select journals to publish in; writing a structured abstract, tips on writing the paper, impact factors, and tips on professional presentations and creating poster session materials for professional conferences.

Click here to sign up for this workshop: h-benos@govst.edu

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October 26, 2006

Resources for Writers I I University Writing Center, George Mason University

This is a great site for anyone writing a paper. They have available:

ONLINE WORKSHOPS consist of PowerPoint presentations. The have PowerPoint presentations for the following topics:
Research Paper Workshops
Business Memo Workshop
PowerPoint Workshop for the Social Sciences
PowerPoint Workshop for the Social Sciences
Writing Papers for Literature Classes
Help with Study Skills
Editing Your Own Work
PowerPoint Workshop for All Writers
PowerPoint Workshop for Literature

They have PDF handouts for the following topics:
Specialized Writing
Focus, Structure, & Flow
Research/Reading Literature
Sentence Mechanics, etc.

Model papers
Specialized writing guides
style guides (APA, MLA, and more)


This website is defiantly worth checking out. Click here to go to Resources for Writers - University Writing Center, George Mason University

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October 25, 2006

New!!! Friends of the Library Group is forming!!!

Mark your calendar for November 15th, 2006 from 3:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the University Library. The library will be having an open house to invite members of our community to become charter members of the Friends of the Library. Drawings for gifts will be held every half hour beginning at 3 p.m. The invitation to be on the Charter will only be available through January 12, 2007. Stop in on November 15th and bring your checkbook. If you cannot attend, pick up a brochure in the library or contact Lydia Morrow Ruetten at ext. 4116.

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October 18, 2006

APA Style Citations

Just a reminder: tomorrows workshop is APA Style Citations. If you are writing a paper in APA Format, this workshop answer all of your citation questions. It will be held:

Thursday, October 19th, 2006
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
D2438 ACS Lab

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October 17, 2006

Library Research for Health Professions Research Papers: How to find Scholarly Articles and more!

Don't forget today's workshop:

Library Research for Health Professions Research Papers: How to find Scholarly Articles and more! (Click here to see details.)

The workshops will be held:
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. D2401B Library
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. D2401B Library
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. D2401B Library

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Terrorism: How safe are we?

Check out the new display on the bulletin board outside the Reference Office. Helen Benos has created a display entitled: Terrorism: How safe are we? The display centers around a poster entitled: TKB Terrorism Trends. Handouts are also available.



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October 12, 2006

Congratulations to Lydia Morrow Ruetten!!!

On July 12, 2006, Lydia Morrow Ruetten and Marsha Katz presented a paper written by Dr Katz, Lydia Morrow Ruetten, and David Parmenter at the 6th International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations in Prato Italy. Subsequently, their paper entitled, "Implementation of Increased Scholarship in a Unionized Teaching-Oriented University" has been accepted for publication by the referred journal, “International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management.”

Lydia is the Head of Serials/Acquisitions and is the Library Liaison for the following subject areas:
Business Administration


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October 11, 2006

Congratulations to Nancy Shlaes and Beth Hansen!!!

Congratulations to Nancy Shlaes on receiving one of this year’s Faculty Excellence Awards!
Congratulations to Beth Hansen for being cited in the CACREP accreditation report by name for her excellent support of the Counseling programs.

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October 10, 2006

New Workshop to be added soon!

Health Science Librarian Paul Blobaum will adding the following workshop to the workshop schedule:

Finding Reliable Health Care Information for Patients and Caregivers

Dates and times forthcoming. Keep checking the workshop schedule for any changes.

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New Workshops Have Been Added!!

Health Sciences Librarian, Paul Blobaum has added a new workshop to the Fall Workshop Schedule. He will be teaching:

Library Research for Health Professions Research Papers: How to find Scholarly Articles and more!

This hands-on workshop will teach you: How to search PubMed, Cinahl, PsychInfo, Social Work Abstracts, and more to find articles; How to locate full text articles; How to request Interlibrary Loan copies; How to evaluate what is a scholarly article; How to export references for paper bibliographies. Limit 16

It will be offered on:
Tuesday, October 17th
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
D2401B Library

Monday, October 23rd
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
D2401B Library

Wednesday, October 25th
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
D2430 ACS Lab

To register: h-benos@govst.edu

To see a complete list of workshops, click here.

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October 09, 2006

Navigating the Library Website

The next workshop will be:

Navigating the Library Website (Click here to see description)
Wednesday, October 11th, 2006
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
D2438 (ACS Lab)

Walk-ins welcome.

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October 06, 2006

Pages of the United States Congress: Selection, Duties, and Program Administration

What's timelier than a CRS Report for from Congress on the Congressional Pages? This 3 page PDF Document gives a basic overview of the history, House and Senate Pages. Click here to view the document.

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What are Blogs and RSS Feeds?

Monday, October 9th's workshop will be:

What are Blogs and RSS Feeds?
We will cover:

What are they?
How are they used?
How do I find blogs that interest me?

RSS Feeds
What does RSS mean?
How can I use an RSS Feed?
How do I keep track of RSS Feeds

You will subscribe (it is free, all you need is your email address) to Bloglines and start collecting RSS Feeds that interest you.

We will meet in D2401B from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. There are still available seats. Walk-ins welcome.

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October 05, 2006

Dr. Michel Nguessan

Congratulations to Dr. Michel Nguessan who had a paper accepted for the: TO7: The 3rd International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society 2007. The 2007 Technology Conference will be held in Cambridge, United Kingdom from 9-12 January, 2007. Dr. Nguessan's paper is titled: The Linguistic Aspect of the Digital Divide. Click here for a link to conference.

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PowerPoint Basics

Today workshop is PowerPoint Basics (Click here to see description). It is being held:

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
D2438 in the ACS Lab

Walk-ins welcome.

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October 02, 2006

Formatting an APA Style Paper

This workshop will be held:
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
D2438 in the ACS Lab

This workshop will cover:

There is still plenty of time to sign up. Contact h-benos@govst.edu Walk-ins welcome.

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