Milligan Library Life

by the staff of P.H. Welshimer Memorial Library & Seminary Library

New Books and Media Received (April 2019)

The following Books and DVDs (29 items) were received into the Library collection for both the Welshimer and Seminary Libraries through the Acquisitions Budget during April 2019.

Seminary Library

Language and Literature
Reading Koine Greek : an introduction and integrated workbook, by Rodney Decker, 2014.

Law
The acts of the Lateran Synod of 649, by Lateran Council, Richard Price, Phil Booth, Catherine Cubitt, 2016.

Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
Among the early Evangelicals: the transatlantic origins of the Stone-Campbell movement, 2017.

The assurance of salvation: biblical hope for our struggles, 2019.

Divine scripture in human understanding: a systematic theology of the Christian Bible, 2019.

Eschatological discipleship: leading Christians to understand their historical and cultural context, 2018.

Gregory of Nyssa. Contra Eunomium I: an English translation with supporting studies, 2018.

Jacob of Serugh’s Hexaemeron, by Jacob, T. Muraoka, 2018.

The New Cambridge history of the Bible, by E. Ann Matter et al., 2013.

Theological lexicon of the Old Testament, by Claus Westermann and Ernst Jenni, 1997.

The Trinity in the Stone-Campbell movement: restoring the heart of Christian faith, 2015. 

Reference
Gregorii Nysseni, De anima et resurrectione: opera dogmatica minora, pars III, 2014.

Gregorii Nysseni Epistula canonica: opera dogmatica minora, pars V, 2008.

The works of Saint Augustine: a translation for the 21st century The Donatist Controversy I, 2019

Welshimer Library

Geography
Medieval graffiti: the lost voices of Britain’s churches, 2015.

Language and Literature
Representing the rainbow in young adult literature : LGBTQ+ content since 1969, 2018.

Law
John Marshall : the man who made the Supreme Court, 2018.

We the corporations : how american businesses won their civil rights, 2019.

Without precedent : John Marshall and his times, 2019.

Medicine
Assessment of autism spectrum disorder, 2018.

Bibliotherapy, 2018.

CBT for beginners, 2018.

Science and practice in cognitive therapy : foundations, mechanisms, and applications, 2018. 

Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
Tao te ching, 1989. 

Social Sciences
The Marshall Plan : dawn of the Cold War, 2018.

Reference
The Saint John’s Bible, v.7, 2007.

Juvenile

Alma and how she got her name, 2018 2019 Caldecott Honor Book
Hello lighthouse, 2018 2019 Caldecott Medal Winner
Tiger vs. nightmare, 2018 2019 Geisel Honor Book

Engineering students create Library floor plans for real-world experience and application

Project simulation is an effective skills learning strategy for engineering students. But sometimes the best learning experience is gained from a project where students have to work with an actual client and produce an actual product with real-world application. The latter describes a project recently completed for Milligan Libraries by students in Dr. Landon Holbrook’s Engineering Fundamentals (FENG 102) course.

Left to right: Sophomore Ian Kelly, Dr. Landon Holbrook, Freshmen Erin Forgety and Yonas Sorri, and Library Director Gary Daught

In Fall, Director of Libraries, Gary F. Daught approached Dr. Greg Harrell, Director of Engineering Programs, about the prospect of having Engineering students produce a set of revised floor plans of the P.H. Welshimer Memorial Library and the Seminary Library, located in the west wing of the B.D. Phillips Memorial Building on Emmanuel Hill. “Milligan College is preparing for its re-accreditation with The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC),” explained Daught. “The Library has to submit a narrative describing its facilities, resources, staffing, and services as part of this process. Having up-to-date floor plans of the Library’s physical facilities would greatly aid my description. We had digitized copies of the original building blueprints. But they weren’t very clean or well labeled, and they didn’t show all current library spaces. I would definitely benefit from a new set of library floor plans to include in my SACSCOC narrative.”

Dr. Harrell put Daught in touch with Dr. Landon Holbrook, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, who teaches the first year Engineering Fundamentals (FENG 102) course. It turns out that in this course students learn about taking space measurements and mapping physical spaces using computer aided drawing programs like AutoCAD. Holbrook was pleased to put his students on this project as it would give them a real-world application for the skills they were learning. Students were divided into teams, with a project manager, and they were assigned various sections of the Library buildings to measure and then translate into complete drawings using AutoCAD.

Drawing of the Main Floor of P.H. Welshimer Memorial Library completed by Engineering Fundamentals (FENG 102) students

Project manager Erin Forgety spoke about the importance of teamwork and communication. Second project manager Yonas Sorri admitted that lots of mistakes were made. “Our first attempt was a disaster! But we learned by our failures.” Professor Landon confirmed that a whole lot of mistakes were made. But a whole lot of learning also happened as a result of those mistakes. Sophomore Ian Kelly worked with the teams as project engineer, helping with error checking and formatting in AutoCAD.

In early March, Dr. Landon presented digital files of completed student floor plan drawings of the Welshimer and Seminary Library buildings to Gary Daught. “Wow!,” exclaimed Daught. “These drawings are great, and exactly what I was after. The students did an excellent job! I am really pleased to have had this opportunity to collaborate with the Engineering Department on this project.” Engineering Director, Dr. Greg Harrell indicated that this is exactly the kind of project that engineering students can expect to perform on a first job site internship. So it was a very relevant experience for the students. He also confirmed that they did a good job.

Daught wanted to express appreciation on behalf of Milligan Libraries to the Engineering Fundamentals students. So he invited Drs. Landon Holbrook and Greg Harrell, and several of the project team leaders to the Welshimer Library on Wednesday afternoon. There he presented the students with a new laser measure tool. “I know you use these tools in your coursework because I saw you in here several times over the semester with them to measure the Library. I want to present this laser measure to the Engineering Department as a small way to say Thank you! for a job well done on this project!” Daught also invited subsequent FENG 102 students to use the Library buildings to complete this project assignment in the future.

Laser measure tool gifted to the Engineering Department by Milligan Libraries


9th Annual Edible Books Festival: Creative, Funny-Punny & Tasty!

“I think this was easily one of our best Edible Books Festivals!” That was the opinion of Research and Instruction Librarian Mary Jackson, a regular planner of Milligan Libraries’ annual Spring Semester event, now in its ninth year. Milligan College’s Edible Book Festival is based on an international festival that was first held in 2000. The Library adopted the book-themed event in 2011 to engage with the College community in a fun, creative, and tasty way. The festival continues successfully to the present.

This year’s Edible Books Festival was held on Monday-Tuesday, April 15-16. We had nineteen entries, including student entries from the Humanities Creativity Project, Psi Chi Honor Society, and Professor Cosco’s Engaging Children Through Diverse Teaching Strategies course. Librarians, professors, and family members of professors also participated. Voting commenced on Monday for Most Creative, Funniest-Punniest, and Overall Favorite. 160 people voted.

On Tuesday morning, librarians and a student worker did an initial taste-test to declare the winner of the Tastiest entry before opening the Welshimer Room for folks to sample from all the entries.

And the winners are…

Most Creative: “In the Phlegethon River” from Dante’s Inferno by Madison Harris (also a Humanities Creativity Project entry)

Funniest/Punniest: “A Sprinkle in Thyme” by Mary Jackson

Tastiest: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Ella Edmondson

Overall Favorite: Dragons Love Tacos by Kristy Lundholm

The winners receive Dunkin’ gift cards. We also want to extend a special thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s festival! I think there’s still time to get a taste. But you better hurry…


Exhibit opens celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Milligan College’s Humanities Program

“What does it mean to be human?” The Milligan College Humanities program is a unique four-semester course sequence that combines art, literature, philosophy, theology, and more to help students grapple with this key question. Almost every undergraduate student who passes through Milligan participates in this course sequence, Milligan’s alternative to taking separate history, literature, and art classes to satisfy general education requirements. The 2018-2019 academic year marks the 50th anniversary of the program, which over the intervening years has become a central part of the Milligan experience. As part of the celebration, The Holloway Archives at Milligan College has opened an exhibit on the history of the Humanities program in the lobby of the Gregory Center.

Jack Knowles, humanities professor, teaches a class outside (undated photo from the 1970s)

The exhibit is divided into four sections. The first is a timeline of the development of the program, from 1965 when a restudy of the general education requirements began, and 1968 when the program began its first year, to 2018 when the Master of Arts in Humanities began its first year. The second section walks through the founders of the program, with photos of beloved long-time humanities faculty and others. Alumni and current students will recognize many faces in these archival photos. The third section covers the Humanities European Study Tour, a faculty-led tour of Europe that began in 1971 and continues to the present. Several yearbook spreads document the development of this popular study abroad option, including years when the group traveled around Europe in a van and camped. The last section includes articles about the Humanities program from The Stampede, including an amusing cartoon of what one’s brain looks like after studying humanities!

Cartoon by Doug Hartley, The Stampede, April 7, 1995, p. 4

“I hope students and alumni alike come by Gregory to see the exhibit,” says Katherine Banks, College Archivist and curator of the exhibit. “I think they will all find something interesting in it, whether it’s a photo of a favorite professor or seeing what the Humanities experience was like for students thirty or forty years ago.” The physical exhibit will be displayed in the Gregory Center lobby throughout the month of April. A digital version of the exhibit is available for viewing on MCStor, Milligan College’s digital repository.


Milligan Libraries hosts A Familiar Wilderness book release party

“On a warm and humid day in June 2012, I decided to meet Daniel Boone.”

On Thursday, April 4, Milligan Libraries hosted a release party at the Welshimer Library for professor Jim Dahlman’s recently published book, A Familiar Wilderness: Searching for Home on Daniel Boone’s Road. In this memoir of sorts, Dahlman records his explorations while hiking Daniel Boone’s Wilderness Road and encounters with the people he met along the way who inhabit the southern Appalachian region.

Dahlman is professor of communications and humanities and faculty adviser to The Stampede student newspaper. At the conclusion of the current academic year he marks 20 years of teaching at Milligan College. The idea for the book grew out a manuscript assignment in his Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction (2014) at Goucher College, Maryland.

At the book release party, Dahlman gave a reading from the book, discussed his travels, answered some questions, and signed copies for attendees. Refreshments were provided by the library and the Milligan College Bookstore provided copies of the book for sale.

For more information on other signings and events related to A Familiar Wilderness, be sure to follow the book’s Facebook page!