Charles F. Stonewall Artist Reception: Between Silence and Light

Rohrbach Library will be holding an artist reception featuring Charles F. Stonewall and his series of photographs, Between Silence and Light, on October 10th at 3:30pm. Until then, stop by the main floor of the library to view his work! Light refreshments will be provided.

Charles F. Stonewall’s statement about Between Silence and Light: “My work highlights the intimacy of photography and explores the prevalence of “private violence” in our society and what we, as reasonable people, can do in our own lives and in our community. As someone who cares, I feel that each of us, particularly those of us that have vastly different backgrounds, can do something to help bring about support and hope to children and adults who have been wounded by abuse, neglect, and severe trauma.”

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Daniel Egusquiza Artist Reception: September 23rd

This semester, Rohrbach Library will be holding several artist receptions! The first reception will feature Daniel Egusquiza on September 23rd at 5:30pm! Daniel explores Andean colors and the experience of migrants from the highlands of Peru in a foreign land through a series of watercolor paintings. Until then, stop by the top floor of the library to view his work!


Rohrbach Library Annual Open House

Rohrbach Library is having its annual Open House from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Tuesday, September 17th, 2019!

Go on a scavenger hunt that will take you on a journey through our building, resources, services, and more. There will be plenty of snacks and goodies for all to enjoy! Those who successfully complete the scavenger hunt form will be entered into a prize drawing. This year’s prizes include an Acer Chromebook R11 and KU Campus Store gift cards.

Follow the link below to see more on this exciting event!

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Congratulations KU Graduates!

Congratulations to all who graduated this Spring 2019 semester! Best of luck to all of you in your future endeavors!

Have a wonderful summer!

The First of May – Rupert García

58373685_10156847262370549_6183863478642540544_n.jpgHave you seen this print on the wall of the main floor computer lab? It’s a reproduction by activist artist Rupert García called The First of May depicting the torture at Abu Ghraib. Through The First of May, García “poses the question of U.S.
accountability during the Iraq War” (Amam Self Guide: Fertility/Decay, Morgan & Velasco). Learn more about the torture at Abua Ghraib from The New Yorker.

About the Artist

Rupert García served in the US Army in the Vietnam War and after attended San Francisco School for the Arts. His interest in art and political issues came together as he began using printmaking as a mechanism for social change.


Children’s Lit Lesson Swap

Have you struggled with creating a lesson plan that focuses on a children’s book? Do you want to hear ideas that you can use in the future? The Curriculum Materials Center in the Rohrbach Library is holding a Children’s Lit Lesson Swap on Thursday, May 2nd from 4:00pm to 5:30pm! Come and share a lesson that you created or come and listen to others share their ideas!

Fun, short presentations should be no longer than 5 minutes and should provide a brief overview of the lesson and the children’s book that was used. Bring the book if possible, but it is not required. ImportantPresenters should turn in one copy of their lesson to be compiled in a binder that will be available in the Curriculum Materials Center. 

PLEASE SIGN UP if you plan to attend either as a presenter or a spectator. Sign up at:

Location: Ground Floor of Rohrbach Library. Look for signs the day of the event—we will choose the best location based on how many people sign up.

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Human Library Book Catalog 2019

We are just one day away from Rohrbach Library’s 2nd Human Library event in partnership with the Office of Inclusion and Outreach! Stop by tomorrow, March 28th, from 10am to 4pm to check out a Human Book. You can find our 2019 Human Book Catalog below.

What is the Human Library? 

A Human Library aims to build a positive framework to create dialogue and understanding between people. Individuals volunteer as human “books” and participants in the event can “read” the book – meaning they would have a one-on-one or small group conversation with the volunteer and share in a dialogue about that individual’s experience. “Books” are students, faculty, and staff who have volunteered to share their experiences centered around stereotypes and prejudices. The Human Library provides the opportunity for the Kutztown community to share and understand the experiences of others in our community. Learn more about Kutztown’s Human Library at:  

Human Book Catalog

Faith-Based Scientist- I have a Ph.D. in Biology and I am ordained minister. In the 71 years on this earth, I have come to agree that with many of the famous founders of the modern experimental scientific method who were deeply religious and were able to integrate their faith with their excellent science. Indeed there is good evidence that their religious faith and their science were synergetic, and helps to explain why they made so much progress in the science of their day. I’d love to discuss more with you with gentleness and respect.

Addict- I was the all-American girl from an all-American family; but addiction knows no barriers. But addiction cut my first semester at KU short. Now I am 26 year old freshman. It’s been a seven-year journey of recovery and healing to return to KU. Lets talk about addiction, recovery, and LIFE!

Healing Hurt; Helping Hands– Past experiences of abuse, pain, and loss have provided me the opportunity for personal growth and finding purpose in my life. My healing has helped me to really understand where people are coming from and how to be a helping force for others. It hasn’t been easy, but my journey has helped me see beyond anger and self-pity to experience a life of gratefulness and gladness.

Over It: Reclaiming My Life After Trauma– My early chapters (1-18) are full of tragedy, heartache, insanity (literally), and immense stories of trauma. But I’m over it. I’ve worked through it, to the point that I can be joyful, healthy, and successful. Of course, we all human and I’m still working through things. We can be stronger and go beyond many of the limits we place on ourselves- or that others try to place on us.

Homecoming: Woman Combat Veteran– Being a combat woman in the military is full of stereotypes and challenges. But coming home and reintegrating back into civilian life was just as challenging. I used poetry, like the warrior of old using storytelling to help not just with my own homecoming- but also to share what people can do to welcome their veterans back into the community. Let me share my story with you and answer your questions!

Veganism: The Why and How- I have been vegan for three years and would love to share my experiences and information with you. Ask away! Will be glad to talk about the reasons to be vegan, general misconceptions, how to transition, and how to deal with social settings (including your family)!

From Morocco to Kutztown– I am an international faculty who lived and studied in different countries with different languages. I believe we must be able to adapt and be open-minded as we meet others, make friends, close gaps, and reduce prejudice. I am a woman from a patriarchal culture and now live in the United States as a Muslim. It’s been quite a journey from Morocco to Kutztown and I’d love to share with you how I deal with stereotypes and prejudice.

Superwoman Complex– Black Women=resilience and strength. But do we measure strength only by the amount of pain you can endure? Sometimes we may be asked to sacrifice too much. I want to know that I am HUMAN; even though we as black women are often not allowed to show signs of weakness. Ask me about my experience with race, gender, mental health, and even trying to fill that role of Superwoman here at KU.

The Anxious Band Geek: Finding Myself by Accident– I grew up in a large school district and was always desperately trying to find a way to “fit in” and not implode from other social pressures. I moved from an open child to a closed teenager. But I found release in music- and when I found my “family” in the band, I started to find myself! I embraced the band geek identity and it really let me be myself and start to live life as myself- not the “pretend” me.

I Sense Differently– Around campus, you may see me using my cane and can observe my sight-limitations. But at night you can usually find me talking to my friends about such concepts as string theory; the design of the universe or aspects of how the human brain processes information differently. My optic nerve disease does limit my physical sight, so I use brail, my cane and other tools to meet life’s challenges. But my other tool is the gift of being psychic which I discovered 6 years ago. Both of these things shape the way I experience things which may be different than you-lets talk about it!

The Fewer the Prouder– Serving in the Marine Corps as a woman was rough. I was expected to behave, think, and train like a man. I’m a proud Marine, but the culture and atmosphere were not easy and it changed me as a person-good and bad.

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