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The Role of Institutions, Openness, and Democracy for Economic Growth

10:20 a.m. | BU Library Fireside Lounge

Primetime @ BU Library: Jeff Jacob (Business and Economics) investigates the idea whether democracy can enhance the positive impact that institutions and economic policies have on economic development.


Christena Cleveland Speaks about Campus Climate

10:20 a.m. | BU Library Fireside Lounge

Primetime @ BU Library presents Christena Cleveland, a social psychologist with a hopeful passion for overcoming cultural divisions in groups. She recently completed her first book "Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart". Co-sponsored by Intercultural Student Programs and Services, Reconciliation Studies and Friends of the BU Library.


The Virtual Reality Simulation Educational Model

10:20 a.m. | BU Library Fireside Lounge

Primetime @ BU Library: Dr. Jone Tiffany and Dr. Barb Hoglund, developers of the Virtual Reality Simulation (VRS) Educational Model, will share teaching/learning experiences and observations using virtual reality simulation based on the VRS Educational Model.

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Primetime | National Poetry Month – A Celebration of Poetry

April 17, 2014 | 11:10 p.m.

On Thursday, April 17, faculty, staff, and students gathered to enjoy tea and scones, wax poetic and hear the winners of Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday Sonnet Contest read their sonnets. English Professor Thomas Becknell announced the winners and the celebration continued … Continue reading

Primetime | Cuba Explorer : Searching for the Present Reality

April 15, 2014 | 11:04 p.m.

On Tuesday, April 15, Jay and Conor Rasmussen presented their images and impressions of a country thought to be “off-limits” to U.S. citizens. Their two week adventure this past winter exposed them to the wonders and realities of Cuba. From … Continue reading

Primetime | Highlights from Studying the Media in Kenya

April 10, 2014 | 10:54 p.m.

On Thursday, April 10, students who studied media in Kenya during Interim 2014 with Dr. Phyllis Alsdurf spoke about how the experience changed them and their outlook on the world. Watch the Video Co-sponsored by Faculty Development & Friends of the … Continue reading

Primetime | Sara Shady Faculty Excellence Award Recipient Discusses Teaching

April 8, 2014 | 9:24 p.m.

On Tuesday, April 8, Philosophy professor Sara Shady presented Corrupting the Youth?: The Value of Teaching “Dangerous” Ideas at the Bethel University Library as the 2014 winner of the Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching. She introduces her talk with the … Continue reading

It’s National Poetry Month!

April 2, 2014 | 9:43 p.m.

Come celebrate National Poetry Month with us! Check out our Poetry Book Recommendations Add to the “Cheesy Sonnet” You can also submit your original sonnet by April 7, 2014 to the English Department. Prizes will be awarded and winners will … Continue reading

Primetime | 2014 Library Research Prize Award Winner

April 1, 2014 | 6:37 p.m.

On Tuesday, April 1, Danielle Becker presented “Cochlear Implants, Language Acquisition, and Speech Intelligibility: The Effect of Age at Implantation” as the First Place Winner of the 2014 Library Research Prize. The Friends of the BU Library announced the First, … Continue reading

Primetime | Challenging the Disability Paradigm

March 27, 2014 | 7:33 a.m.

On Thursday, March 27, Director of Disability Services, Natalie Beazer presented “Challenging the Disability Paradigm: Disability as a Part of Diversity and Reconciliation”. The presentation introduced how disability is a part of diversity at Bethel and ways for us to … Continue reading

Primetime | Faculty Excellence Award – Kristin Sandau

March 25, 2014 | 7:21 a.m.

On Tuesday, March 25, Nursing Professor Kristin Sandau, presented “Building Bridges in Cardiovascular Research: Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) Studies” as the Faculty Excellence Award winner for Research. She explained how an interprofessional research team from the Minneapolis Heart Institute … Continue reading

Spring Break Elves at Work

March 24, 2014 | 4:48 p.m.

Welcome back! Ever wonder how the librarians occupy themselves with no interesting questions to answer in your absence? We’ve been busy making things better for you! Here are a few things that we have been working on during spring break. … Continue reading

“You Keep Using That Word. I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means ….”

March 17, 2014 | 7:29 p.m.

When we hear the word library, any number of things might come to mind (depending on our age, our experience, and so on). Perhaps we think of row upon row of bookshelves, or of enforced silence (!), or of a … Continue reading

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