Monthly Archive Index for KSL News Blog
Create a Column Competition at KSL
KSL’s first floor needs some color, and we want your help adding it! This is the call for submissions! The CREATE a COLUMN competition, designed to build a more welcoming, dynamic environment, is open to all Case Western Reserve University students, faculty and staff, and students from the Cleveland Institute of Art.
The first floor is divided into zones that encourage specific activities, such as collaboration, technology and leisure. Each area has columns in a variety of sizes, too. The submitted art should use the column shapes and sizes guidelines, and may work upon the specific themes, or take a different direction, like the Cleveland community or University Circle.
Submissions are juried and cash prizes will be awarded to winners. You may submit as many pieces as you’d like; however, each artist will be eligible to receive only one reward. Deadline for entries is March 31, 2016.
For all information, visit http://library.case.edu/ksl/facilities/gallery/columnart/.
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Engineers Week Success
This week, Kelvin Smith Library co-sponsored two incredible Engineers Week events: the Paper Airplane Competition and Lightbulb Drop. Both events were a huge success and tons of fun!
The airplane competition was held in the Tinkham Veale Ballroom on Monday afternoon. After pizza, soda and about an hour of work building the most efficient airplane possible, the designers took flight, aiming to win a variety of categories: distance, airtime and airport, which involved the most accurate landing to a specific point. First and second place engineer winners of each category are as follows:
The second activity, hosted at KSL, was the Lightbulb Competition, which surely did not disappoint in terms of entertainment value! The level of support, enthusiasm and thought involved with this competition drew such a good energy to the library on Thursday afternoon. Given the option of a few supplies, including marshmallows and paper bags, students dropped a packaged up light bulb from halfway to the second floor to the first. Those who dropped without breaking, made it to the second floor, and from there the third floor. Every crash drew a huge “Ohhhh!” and the great landings earned sighs of relief!
Thanks so much to the organizers, participants and crowd; we look forward to next year’s games!
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Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, Wikimedia found that less than 13% of its contributors are women. The reasons for the disparity are hotly debated; however, the effect is not. Content is skewed and articles on many notable women in history and art are absent from Wikipedia. Grab your laptop, and join us on March 5, from 11-5, in the Freedman Center in Kelvin Smith Library, as we begin to edit and contribute to Wikipedia! To register, visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Cleveland/ArtAndSTEMAndFeminism_2016#Event_information.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest Celebration on February 26
Cleveland Humanities Collaborative, an effort between Case Western Reserve University and Tri-C, invites you to attend a celebration for the 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest. The reception will take place Friday, February 26, 2016, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., and will feature the contest winners reading excerpts from their work and refreshments.
The celebration is sponsored by Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, Cleveland PlayHouse, Dominion, Voices From the Village and the following CWRU organizations: Baker-Nord Center for Humanities, Kelvin Smith Library, MLK Celebration Planning Committee, Office for Inclusion, Diversity & Equal Opportunity and Office of Multicultural Affairs.
For all information and to rsvp to the event, please visit: https://goo.gl/kH6kBo
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Your Comments on the New Chairs Are Welcome!
Our Brody Chairs seem to get a lot of love and use from Kelvin Smith Library visitors. However we'd love to know your specific thoughts about the newly renovated area. Comment cards are available in each chair, as well as at the service desk to the back left of the chairs. Please take the time to fill one out and drop it in the comment box.
We genuinely appreciate your thoughts and look forward to being able to put into action any of your suggestions!
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Select Group of CWRU Students to Be Emailed KSL Satisfaction Survey
On Monday, February 15, 2016, a sample of CWRU students, faculty and staff will receive an email from Associate Provost and University Librarian, Arnold Hirshon, with an invitation to participate in the Kelvin Smith Library User Satisfaction Survey.
Designed to learn more about the experiences of library users and measure satisfaction with Kelvin Smith Library, the survey will provide valuable information to enhance resources, services and spaces. Responses will remain confidential and have no impact on the participant’s standing with CWRU.
Each person who completes the survey will receive a coupon for a free beverage from Cramelot Café. In addition, every fiftieth person will be awarded a $50 gift card. All participants will be entered in a grand prize drawing for a chance to win an iPad mini!
Check your CWRU email to see if you are a selected participant. The KSL survey will be open until March 11, 2016.
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Kelvin Smith Library Makes Call for Art of STEM Submissions
Art of STEM is back! The 2nd Annual Art of STEM Competition and Exhibit, organized by Kelvin Smith Library, is an opportunity to showcase your artistic inspiration, creativity, imagination and skill, as related to STEM visuals and imagery.
KSL’s Art of STEM Competition, presented in conjunction with the national “STEM to STEAM” movement, encourages the integration of art and design with science, technology, engineering and mathematics to spur creativity and innovation.
The competition is open to Case Western Reserve University faculty, students and staff, Cleveland Institute of Art students who collaborate with a member of the CWRU community and any Northeast Ohio high school student.
Contestants are encouraged to submit the following types of images for entry into the competition:
Images created by machines in a lab
Science-related hand-drawn images
Photographs from nature, scientific phenomena or people at work on a science-related project
Computer-generated or digitally enhanced scientific images
Any other type of STEM-related image presented as art
A jury of Case Western Reserve University faculty and Cleveland-area art professionals will select the winning entries based on artistic merit, aesthetics, title creativity and description clarity. Monetary prizes will be awarded as follows:
First Place: $350
Second Place: $200
Third Place: $100
Two high schoolers' submissions will be chosen and awarded $50
Select images will be printed and displayed in a KSL exhibit during April. All entries will be featured online in the library’s virtual art gallery.
Submissions are due by 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, March 15, 2016. Visit library.case.edu/ksl/artofstem for complete contest rules and guidelines. For more information, contact Daniela Solomon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216.368.8790.
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