Brain Food

Get your brain ready for school! There are plenty of things you can do to maximize your brain power and holistically gain some good healthy habits–and the Clermont College Library has some great resources for you, just take a look at the e-books below:brain

Nutrition for Brain Health and Cognitive Performance by Talitha Best and Louise Dye covers new technologies in nutrition, diet, and Omega 3s including ginko bilboa, green tea, and other herbal benefits.

Sort Your Brain Out:  Boost your Performance, Manage Stress, and Achieve More by Jack Lewis and Adrian Webster shows you how to “boost your performance, manage stress, and achieve more” by altering your behavior.

College students have many stressors, such as worrying about money, food and extra items for classes, not getting enough rest—to name a few. This book claims the student can “subtly alter your behaviors.”

Great Myths of the Brain by Christian Jarrett introduces readers to the field of neuroscience by delving into brain myths (Do we only use 10% of our brains?) and myths related to brain disorders, including autism, and epilepsy.

Sleep Deprivation and Disease: Effects of the Body, Brain and Behavior, by Matt Bianchi. Biachi elaborates on emerging research that demonstrate that sleep deprivation contributes to other health concerns. This book covers experimental approaches to sleep deprivation and its measurement.

Please contact the Clermont College Library if you have questions about finding e-books or other media—We’d love to hear from you!

Kathleen Epperson, Librarian
513.558.7010
Kathleen.epperson@uc.edu

Presidential Election 2016

Although some people may feel their vote really doesn’t matter, our 32nd president, Franklin D. Roosevelt, stated, “Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.”

(from “Quotations” From Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Washington, D. C.: Republican national committee, 1938.)

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The UC Clermont College Library has election resources:

Ask a librarian if you need help!

Kathleen Epperson
Reference Librarian

Arts and Crafts at Clermont

One way Clermont College Library supports our Art Department is by providing books on arts and crafts. We house books on drawing and painting as well as many hands-on crafts. The most recent course the art department added, Fundamentals of Metal Clay Jewelry, has resulted in some beautiful work by the students. I’ve had the opportunity to take Fundamental Concepts of Art and a course on felt making. In the fundamentals class, I created a book from handmade paper and learned printing techniques. The class is designed to give students a chance to work with two and three dimensional art.

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If you’re a student preparing to take an art class or just want to try something new, we have books to inspire and instruct.

Check these out or browse the collection for new ideas:
Collage Paint Draw: Explore Mixed Media Techniques & Materials
TT 157 .P35 2015

Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry: 50 Designs Using Leather, Ribbon, and Cords
TT 212 .E98 2012

Metal Clay: The Complete Guide: Innovative Techniques to Inspire any Artist
TT 212 .P298 2007

Learn to Weave with Anne Field: A Project-Based Approach to Weaving Basics
TT 848 .F52 2014

Simply Felt: 20 Easy and Elegant Designs in Wool
TT 880 .D59 2004

The Repurposed Library: 33 Craft Projects that Give Old Books New Life
TT 896.3 .O255 2011

The Complete Potter’s Companion
TT 920 .B563 2003

How to Make Books
Z 271 .S63 2007

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager

Bearcat Card Enabled Photocopying Is Here!

You asked – and we listened!

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In our 2014 and 2015 Clermont College Library student surveys, an overwhelming number of students asked for the ability to photocopy documents using their Bearcat card.  And now our new 3-in-1 machine will do just that, in addition to producing high-quality document scans and printing in both color and black and white.

Keep the feedback coming!  We want to be your best resource for student success.

Happy Summer,
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Katie Foran-Mulcahy
Library Director

Let us Help you Prepare for the NCLEX-RN Exam

For a wide variety of test preparation books for nursing students, including the HESI and NCLEX-RN exams visit the Clermont College Library.

To find a test preparation book, select the “Books+” tab and type in the name of the exam in a keyword or title search.

NCLEX 2Connect to these databases for free practice tests, care plans, and more.

LWW Health Library provides basic and anatomical sciencestextbooks along with videos, animations, quiz banks, self-assessment practice tests and more.

Nursing Reference Center Plus includes Quick Lessons and Evidence-based Care Sheets; drug information; practice guidelines; customizable patient education handouts, care plans, and more.

Testing & Education Reference Center is a one stop test preparation database which contains sample tests for the NCLEX-PN and NCLEX-RN.

Natalie Winland
Public Services Manager

Celebrating Poetry

Clermont College Library celebrated National Poetry Month with the fifth annual Haiku Contest. Sixty-five students submitted 155 haiku. The poets came from a variety of majors including IT, history, and of course English.

Each morning during the entry period, I opened the portal and collected the poems. Haiku is a poetic form that is dependent on the experiences of the person writing. As I read each one, I admired the uniqueness of each poem.

After I read the haiku, I collected them in a document (sans the authors’ names) and sent them to our wonderful judges, Professors Cassie Fetters and Mike Hampton, who determined the winners.

 

Grand prize went to Meranda Balkema for:

 

Merenda Balkema

 

Darkness cannot win

If I do not let it in

Spring’s sun, makes it run

 

 

 

 
Three honorable mentions were chosen:

 

Love, justice, freedom

Sometimes that which gives us life

Can tear us apart

– Tessa Moore

 

Serendipitous

One word with five syllables

That is pretty cool.

– Evan Tellep

 

I despise the foes

Who char marshmallows to ash

And say “edible”

– Julia Wahle

 

Thanks to all who entered. We look forward to the 2017 Haiku Contest.

 

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager

 

 

Student Art Spotlight: Samantha Padgett, Ellen Taylor, and Natalia Martinez

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The Clermont College Library is proud to present a trio of student artists and a trio of their works during the summer term — Samantha Padgett’s soulful still lifes in pencil, Ellen Taylor’s bold depictions of fire, water, earth, and spirit and Natalia Martinez’s manga-inspired meditations on love and death.

The exhibit will run through August. Thanks to Professors Kelly Frigard and Anthony Wolking for coordinating another fantastic collection of student art in our library.

Katie Foran-Mulcahy
Library Director

Poetry at Clermont: A Guide to Writing Poetry

Did you know Clermont College Librarypoetry has a Poetry at Clermont research guide for students?

What’s on the guide?

  • links to poems
  • databases that connect to a variety of poetic information
  • a list of books available for check out
  • reference sources
  • websites that aid in writing and understanding poetry
  • information about the annual haiku contest
  • proper citations

The guide also gives the poet a source for inspiration from other writers’ work as well as links to poetry associations.

Happy Poetry Month!

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager

Guest Poet, Adam Day

Clermont College Library will be hosting a poetry reading in collaboration with the English, Languages, and Fine Arts departments. Adam Day, guest poet, will be in the library on April 6 at 1:25 to read from his writings, including his latest book, ModeDay.MODELCITY.web_-692x1024l of a City in Civil War. We’ll also host a reception, book signing, and Q & A session immediately following.

Adam is the recipient of a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship for Badger, Apocrypha, a PEN Emerging Writers Award, and an Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council.

We hope you will join us for this wonderful event.

Penny McGinnis

Technical Services Manager

Clermont College Haiku Contest

In honor of National Poetry Month, the Clermont College Library is sponsoring its 5th Annual Haiku Contest.

Clermont College students will have the opportunity to write up to 3 haiku and submit them for a chance to win a $50 gift card.  Professors Cassie Fetters and Michael Hampton will serve as our esteemed judges.

We have complete contest guidelines and submission page online. You may begin submitting entries on March 16.

The entry deadline is April 8th.

Penny McGinnis
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