Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Celebrating the new David L Cooperrider Appreciative Inquiry Center

On Saturday, Champlain celebrated the opening of the David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry. Want to learn more about Appreciative Inquiry? Stop by the display at the main desk in Miller Information Commons and check out a book on the topic!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Victory Parade, 1918

Ninety-six years ago, on November 11, 1918, a victory parade was held in downtown Burlington to mark the end of World War I. This postcard from Champlain's Llewellyn Collection of Vermont History commemorates the moment when crowds gathered to watch soldiers march up Church Street. The following year, November 11 would become a national holiday honoring veterans, now known as Veterans Day.

Postcard of 1918 Victory Parade by C.H. Bessey, 
Llewellyn Collection #2010.1.517

C.H. Bessey, the photographer who took this image, was probably standing in an upper-story window of what was then the Ethan Allen Fire House, now the Firehouse Gallery for Burlington City Arts. He aimed his camera down Church Street towards its intersection with Main Street. The three-story building on the corner with the flat roof, the 1876-1877 Exchange Block at 150-154 Church Street, remains standing.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Pres. Laackman's Meaningful Books List

Did you miss President Laackman’s book talk? Here are his choices:

Thucydides - Peloponnesian War
Jane Austen - Persuasion
Mark Helprin - Winter's Tale
Neal Stephenson - The Diamond Age
Stephen Covey - Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
Thomas Neff - You're In Charge - Now What?
David Eggers - Hologram for the King
Andrew Solomon - Far From the Tree
Rohinton Mistry - A Fine Balance
William Shakespeare - King Lear

Monday, November 3, 2014

Meaningful Books with President Don Laackman

Join us this Wednesday, November 5th, 2014, 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Vista Room, Miller Information Commons 

In a 2012 post to his blog Don’s Desk, Champlain President Don Laackman wrote of his quest to read more, “I don’t want to just read more; I want to read more stuff with which I can connect. Books that move me, provoke me and enrich me.”  

Which books are they? Please join us in welcoming President Laackman as our next speaker in the Champlain College Library’s Meaningful Books series. Don will highlight a set of titles that have been especially influential in his career and life. 

About Meaningful Books: Several years ago, Professor Jim Fry suggested that the Library host displays and “books talks” showcasing members of the Champlain College community and their choice of books: books they have found insightful, influential, current, or just plain entertaining. Over the years, College faculty and staff members have shared their most meaningful reads, inspiring all of us to think more about our own reading, both past and future. 

Note: Seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis, with a room capacity of about 25 people.