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National Career Development Month Begins!

by Sarah Berry

November marks 47th annual National Career Development Month. Here at KU, the Career Development Center will be hosting a series of events from November 15, 2016 to November 18, 2016.

Check out the list of events below and considering attending a few, such as Finding Internships or the CDC Mini Workshop Marathon for improving your interview skills.



#Throwback Thursday: Love Your Body Day

by Sarah Berry

Seven years ago today, the KU Women’s Center hosted a variety of events in celebration of Love Your Body Day.

This year the center celebrated the event on October 13 and hosted speaker Lindy West, author of “Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman,” in the Schaeffer Auditorium.


For more information of the 2009 event, continue reading below.

The More You Know...

The KU Women’s Center invites you to celebrate National Love Your Body Day today, Tuesday, October 20, from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in the Student Union Building’s Multipurpose Room.

Organized by the National Organization for Women (NOW), Love Your Body Day is a day for women to accept and love themselves for who they are. In this day and age of the media showing us women with bodies that are impossible for us to ever attain, either because they are entirely too thin or Photoshopped to remove imperfections, it is important for us to take a step back to be happy with ourselves, and to enjoy that fact that women come in all kinds of beautiful shapes and sizes.

Although this day is geared toward women, it’s important for men to come out and support the women in their lives. Men can also take away a lesson in how to learn…

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#Throwback Thursday – Remember MC Kwanamak?

by Sarah Berry

For the full backstory on the 2014 April Fool’s joke, check out Dale Bond’s post, “Rap Attack at Rohrbach: Introducing MC Kwanamak.”

Sail fer’ Rohrbach Library on Sept. 22nd!

by Sarah ‘Buccaneer’ Berry


Pirate image created by  Carlos Cara Alvarez

Avast me hearties! The Rohrbach Library’s doors will open fer’ th’ annual open house come this September 22, 2016. From 10 in the mornin’ till four in the afternoon they be ripe for plunderin’ – think of the treasure!

Their treasure chest be holdin’ tight to another GoPro Hero camera, amongst other prizes from the locals. But if ye’ lookin’ to grab it, ye’ best complete the Rohrbach Library crew’s orientation form fer’ their open house by September 26, 2016 at 4 p.m. And if yer’ not a student of that there university, then ye’ll be walkin’ the plank before ye’ get ahold of that chest.

They also be servin’ free pizza from TommyBoy’s and Camillo’s, startin’ at 11:30 in the mornin’ till 2:30 in the afternoon.

So if ye’ seeking treasure and fresh grub, then start raisin’ the standard and settin’ course fer’ Rohrbach Library. And if yer’ not, then ye’ can set to scrubbin’ the decks with the rest of the hands, ye’ scallywag.

Additional loot in the mighty chest includes:

If ye’ lookin’ fer’ more information or hath questions, ask the Captain and First Mate.

Capt. Dan Stafford:

First Mate Karen Wanamaker:

Pirate Captain image source:

Avast Me Hearties! Set Sail to Rohrbach’s Open House on September 17th!

smilie pirateAvast Me Hearties!  Rohrbach Library’s open house will take place on September 17th from 10-4. Come explore our building and our resources (human, physical, and digital) and have some fun at our pirate-themed photo booth area.

This year’s treasure chest holds over $700 in prizes including a GoPro Hero camera as our grand prize!

We will have goodies and  giveaways around the library on the 17th from 10-4. KU students who accurately complete our 10-question orientation form are also entered into a prize drawing. Top Prize is a GoPro Hero camera! Other prizes include:

Special thanks to all of our business who have donated prizes for this event. We appreciate your generosity!!!

Participation: Anyone can participate in this event, but only KU students are eligible for the prize drawing. If you are a professor or group who would like to use this event for course credit or as a student organization requirement, there will be a place on the student form for course or organization information. Once we compile all the forms, we will let you know which of your students participated. Please let us know if you will be offering/requiring participation, though. It helps us to know how many forms to print.

Due Date: This year, students will have until Monday, September 21st at 4p.m. to turn in the orientation forms. This allows students several days to print and complete the questions if they couldn’t make it to the open house, and it gives them a chance at participation credit and/or the prize drawing!

For more information about our open house, please contact us:
Dan Stafford (
Krista Prock (
Karen Wanamaker (

Media Scape and Technology Showcase

By Samuel Box

Mark your calendars, because on Thursday, February 12th, the Rohrbach Library will MediaScapebe holding an event to showcase our MediaScape Room and the Library’s new technology/equipment that KU students, staff, and faculty can access and borrow.

Some of the new editions to the library‘s technology inventory  this year include:

  • Camcorders (including 2 with built-in projector technology)Kindle
  • Point and Shoot Digital Cameras
  • SLR Digital Cameras
  • A New Color Printer
  • Kindle Paperwhites
  • A Book Scanning Station
  • Tablets

Be sure to stop by RL 106 next Thursday between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM to see these innovative new tools that the KU community has at their disposal.

For more information about the event, please contact Karen Wanamaker.
For more information on the equipment available to be checked out of the Library, please call our main desk at 610-683-4480.

And the winners are…2014 Open House Prize Winners Announced

Congratulations to the following KU students on winning prizes in last week’s Rohrbach Library Open House! Their completed scavenger hunt forms were randomly drawn this morning in the order seen below. Thanks to everyone who participated in our event. Winners were sent an e-mail with directions on how to claim their prizes.

For those who participated for a class or an organization, we will have the forms compiled and sent to your professors or organizations later this week.


Kelley Odoms Amazon Kindle Fire – Grand Prize
Heather Luster $25 Gift Card from Giant
Stephanie Norman $25 Gift Card to KU Book Store
Kaitlin O’Hanlon $25 Gift Card from Firefly Book Store
Fikir Dereje Wordofa $20 Gift Card to Uncle Joe’s
James Jimenez $10 Gift Certificate from SPUDS
Morgan Francen $10 Gift Certificate from SPUDS
Kayla Woodington $10 Gift Card from Weis
Katie Bishop Pop’s Malt Shop: Free Cheeseburger and Fries Basket
Lavar Hunter Second Nature Health Food Store: Free set of books
Megan Mehalick Image Hair Studio: Free Haircut
Colton Hehnly Mark’s: Free sandwich coupon
Tyler Blessing Mark’s: Free sandwich coupon
Danielle Doran $5 Gift Card to La Cocina Mexicana
Gwen Barrows Library Prize bundle
Katelyn Howarth Library Prize bundle
Adrienne Wild Library Prize bundle
Jessica Serrenti Library Prize bundle
Kate Heffner Library Prize bundle
Brandon Rodriguez Library Prize bundle


For more information, please contact Karen Wanamaker or Krista Prock.

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