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Stress management and animal companionship

Posted on April 25th, 2019

May is Mental Health Month, and Mental Health America is highlighting Animal Companionship as a central topic this year.

Photo courtesy of Mental Health America.

Booth Library welcomed certified therapy dogs from Chapter 313 of Therapy Dogs International/All Things Pawsitive during Finals Week.

Want more comfort? Nestle in with these books about stress management and animal companionship, on display in Booth Library’s main hallway through the end of May 2019:

  • Being with Animals: Why We Are Obsessed with the Furry, Scaly, Feathered Creatures Who Populate Our World
  • King, Barbara J., 1956-
  • QL751 .K5175 2010
  • summary | details
  • Boy Who Talked to Dogs: A Memoir
  • McKenna, Martin,
  • SF422.82.M39x A3 2014
  • summary | details
  • Chicken Soup for the Cat & Dog Lover’s Soul: Celebrating Pets As Family with Stories About Cats, Dogs, and Other Critters
  • SF445.5 .C47 1999
  • summary | details
  • Creature Comfort: Animals That Heal
  • Graham, Bernie, 1959-
  • RM931.A65 G73 2000
  • summary | details
  • How to Deal with Stress
  • Palmer, Stephen, 1955-
  • RA785 .P344 2010
  • summary | details
  • Learn to Relax: Proven Techniques for Reducing Stress, Tension, and Anxiety–and Promoting Peak Performance
  • Walker, C. Eugene (Clarence Eugene), 1939-
  • BF575.A6 W34 2001
  • summary | details
  • Made for Each Other: The Biology Of the Human-animal Bond
  • Olmert, Meg Daley.
  • QL85 .O46 2008
  • summary | details
  • Making Rounds with Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift Of an Ordinary Cat
  • Dosa, David.
  • RA1000 .D67 2010
  • summary | details
  • Power Of the Dog: Things Your Dog Can Do That You Can’t
  • Krantz, Les.
  • SF426.2 .K73 2009
  • summary | details
  • Saved: Rescued Animals and the Lives They Transform
  • Winegar, Karin.
  • SF416 .W56 2008
  • summary | details
  • Smart Student’s Guide to Healthy Living: How to Survive Stress, Late Nights, & the College Cafeteria
  • Smith, M. J. (Margaret Jane), 1955-
  • RA777.3 .S63 2006
  • summary | details
  • Street Cat Named Bob: And How He Saved My Life
  • Bowen, James, 1979-
  • SF442.82.B68 A3 2013
  • summary | details
  • Stress Less. Achieve More: Simple Ways to Turn Pressure into a Positive Force in Your Life
  • Bernstein, Aimee.
  • RA785 .B4845 2015
  • summary | details
  • Taking the Anxiety out Of Taking Tests: A Step-by-step Guide
  • Johnson, Susan.
  • LB3060.6 .J65 1997x
  • summary | details
  • What’s a Dog For?: The Surprising History, Science, Philosophy, and Politics Of Man’s Best Friend
  • Homans, John.
  • SF426 .H63 2012
  • summary | details
  • When Fraser Met Billy: An Autistic Boy, a Rescue Cat, and the Transformative Power Of Animal Connections
  • Booth, Louise, 1974-
  • RJ506.A9 B6575 2015
  • summary | details

Therapy Dogs visit Booth Library for Finals Week

Posted on April 23rd, 2019

May is Mental Health Month, and Mental Health America is highlighting Animal Companionship as a central topic this year.

Photo courtesy of Mental Health America.

Help us welcome certified therapy dogs from All Things Pawsitive as they again visit Booth Library during Finals Week. Ease your mind by visiting with these dogs on Monday, April 29 and Tuesday, April 30 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. in the Library Quad. In case of inclement weather, dogs will be in the library’s South Lobby.

Want more comfort? Nestle in with these books about stress management and animal companionship, on display in Booth Library’s main hallway through the end of May 2019:

  • Being with Animals: Why We Are Obsessed with the Furry, Scaly, Feathered Creatures Who Populate Our World
  • King, Barbara J., 1956-
  • QL751 .K5175 2010
  • summary | details
  • Boy Who Talked to Dogs: A Memoir
  • McKenna, Martin,
  • SF422.82.M39x A3 2014
  • summary | details
  • Chicken Soup for the Cat & Dog Lover’s Soul: Celebrating Pets As Family with Stories About Cats, Dogs, and Other Critters
  • SF445.5 .C47 1999
  • summary | details
  • Creature Comfort: Animals That Heal
  • Graham, Bernie, 1959-
  • RM931.A65 G73 2000
  • summary | details
  • How to Deal with Stress
  • Palmer, Stephen, 1955-
  • RA785 .P344 2010
  • summary | details
  • Learn to Relax: Proven Techniques for Reducing Stress, Tension, and Anxiety–and Promoting Peak Performance
  • Walker, C. Eugene (Clarence Eugene), 1939-
  • BF575.A6 W34 2001
  • summary | details
  • Made for Each Other: The Biology Of the Human-animal Bond
  • Olmert, Meg Daley.
  • QL85 .O46 2008
  • summary | details
  • Making Rounds with Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift Of an Ordinary Cat
  • Dosa, David.
  • RA1000 .D67 2010
  • summary | details
  • Power Of the Dog: Things Your Dog Can Do That You Can’t
  • Krantz, Les.
  • SF426.2 .K73 2009
  • summary | details
  • Saved: Rescued Animals and the Lives They Transform
  • Winegar, Karin.
  • SF416 .W56 2008
  • summary | details
  • Smart Student’s Guide to Healthy Living: How to Survive Stress, Late Nights, & the College Cafeteria
  • Smith, M. J. (Margaret Jane), 1955-
  • RA777.3 .S63 2006
  • summary | details
  • Street Cat Named Bob: And How He Saved My Life
  • Bowen, James, 1979-
  • SF442.82.B68 A3 2013
  • summary | details
  • Stress Less. Achieve More: Simple Ways to Turn Pressure into a Positive Force in Your Life
  • Bernstein, Aimee.
  • RA785 .B4845 2015
  • summary | details
  • Taking the Anxiety out Of Taking Tests: A Step-by-step Guide
  • Johnson, Susan.
  • LB3060.6 .J65 1997x
  • summary | details
  • What’s a Dog For?: The Surprising History, Science, Philosophy, and Politics Of Man’s Best Friend
  • Homans, John.
  • SF426 .H63 2012
  • summary | details
  • When Fraser Met Billy: An Autistic Boy, a Rescue Cat, and the Transformative Power Of Animal Connections
  • Booth, Louise, 1974-
  • RJ506.A9 B6575 2015
  • summary | details

Finals Week activities planned

Posted on April 23rd, 2019

As the end of the spring semester nears, Booth Library staff members are planning many activities to help students focus, relax and succeed. Extended hours will be offered, and a variety of stress busters are planned.

The library will offer seven days of extended hours leading up to and during Finals Week this semester. Extended hours will be offered from April 24-30. The library will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. April 24-25; from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 26; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 27; noon to 1 a.m. April 28; and 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. April 29-30.

While you’re at Booth, let your friends and families know how you’re preparing for final exams by sending them a “Don’t worry, I’m at Booth Library!” postcard. Students are encouraged to fill out and address a postcard, then place it in the mailbox. Your friends at Booth Library will mail it for you!

Many other activities will be offered to help students destress. On April 29-30, members of All Things Pawsitive will bring certified therapy dogs to greet students from 2-6 p.m. in the Library Quad. In case of inclement weather, they will be in the South Lobby.

The EIU Mindfulness Club will offer special sessions to help students alleviate stress, reduce anxiety and strengthen focus. These sessions will be offered in the library’s Edgar Room at 6 p.m. April 28 and two sessions, at 5 p.m. and at 5:30 p.m., on April 29-30.

Beginning April 26, mad-libs, coloring pages and Sudoku puzzles will be available to take and complete on your own. Students also are invited to help complete a larger jigsaw puzzle and coloring sheet. These will be set up on the main (third) floor.

At 6 p.m. April 29, free popcorn and lemonade will be served to students while supplies last.

All activities and refreshments are free.

Awards for Excellence winners honored

Posted on April 18th, 2019

Pictured in the front row are Junnatun Naym, Jeonghyun Kim, Kathrine Gosnell and Abigail Emmert. In the back row are Precious Allor, Obinna Ezeibekwe, Godwin Gyimah and Scott Boersma. Rebecca Horan was unable to attend.

 

The Library Advisory Board of Booth Library  honored nine students as winners of the 2019 Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity. The students were honored at a reception on April 17.

Graduate student award winners were:

— first place, Obinna Ezeibekwe, an economics student from Nigeria, “Stock Market Development and Economic Growth: Empirical Evidence from Nigeria”;

— second place, Junnatun Naym an MBA student from Bangladesh, for “Impact of CEO Industry-Specific vs. General Managerial Experience on Firm Performance, Risk-Taking Behavior and CEO Compensation”;

— third place, Precious Allor, an economics student from Ghana, for “An Empirical Investigation into the Effect of Monetary Policy and Inflation on the Exchange Rate in Ghana”;

— honorable mention, Godwin Gyimah, a history student from Ghana, for “Revisiting the Women Factor in China’s Economy, 1918-1931 (Women in Cotton, Sex and Silk Industry).”

Undergraduate student awards were presented to:

— first place, Scott Boersma, a history student from Belvidere, for “Tattooing Among American Sailors and Maritime Communities from 1860 to 1945”;

— second place, Rebecca Horan, a philosophy student from Bloomington, for “Public Health and Personal Choice: The Ethics of Vaccine Mandates and Parental Refusal in the United States”;

— third place (tie), Abigail Emmert, a music education student from St. Joseph, for “Rhapsody in Blue: An Icon of Jazz and American Culture”;

— third place (tie), Kathrine Gosnell, a history student from Mattoon, for “Southern Sympathies in Illinois as Expressed Through Nelson Versus the People”;

— honorable mention, Jeonghyun Kim, a graphic design student from South Korea, for “Wild.”

The Booth Library Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity program promotes and recognizes excellence in student research. The program encourages students to enhance their studies by utilizing the wealth of information available at Booth Library and other research venues.

All entries were original works completed by Eastern students within the last 12 months. The award recipients were selected on the basis of excellence, creativity and the use of research resources. A digital copy of award entries will become part of the Library’s institutional repository, The Keep, found at http://thekeep.eiu.edu.

Winners named in Edible Book Festival

Posted on April 9th, 2019

Booth Library’s ninth annual Edible Book Festival was held on April 8 to kick off National Library Week.

The winners were as follows:

Judges’ Choice: “Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!,” by Angie Hackett, Elisha Nelson and Sara Ferris.

People’s Choice: “Zack’s Alligator,” by Beth Heldebrandt and Janahn Kolden.

Honorable Mention: “Paper Towns,” by Katie Jenkins and Elizabeth Stephens; and “The Hobbit,” by Diane Highland.

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