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The Keystone News highlights the Rohrbach Library’s zine display

by Sarah Berry

Check out the article by Gabriela Laracca at The Keystone News on the Rohrbach Library’s Zine display!

By Gabriela Laracca

On Oct. 5 at 3:30 p.m., the Rohrbach Library hosted the opening of KU’s Zine Library with a zine debut by senior Shannon McCarthy. The Zine Library, which is displayed across from the library’s café on the main floor, was created by KU senior, Jesse Warner.

McCarthy’s zine was an interpretation of Wolfgang Borchert’s German play, ‘The Man Outside,’ originally known as ‘Draußen vor der Tür.’ McCarthy created her zine for German professor Lynn Kutch’s German graphic novel class.

This zine was one of many hosted at the Zine Library. By definition, a zine (pronounced zeen,) is a DIY publication that is self-published and released on a small scale with usually less than 100 copies created.

Due to the nature of a zine’s publication, authors/artists are free to explore the vast possibilities of what their zine can be about, what it could look like and the tone…

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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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Open House Winners Announced!

pirateboothby Sarah ‘Buccaneer’ Berry

Fer’ ye scallywags who came to port for Rohrbach Library’s Open House and turned in yer’ orientation form by September 26, 2016 at 4 p.m., ye’ earned yourselves a chance at the library’s treasure chest.

If the anticipation be makin’ yer bones shiver, ye’ be happy to hear the captain and crew have drawn the names of the winners.

Keep readin’ to see if ye’ won yourself a prize.


Open House Winners

If yer’ name be on the list, report to Rohrbach Library to set sail with yer’ winnings.

Special thanks from the Rohrbach Library crew to Camillo’s and TommyBoy’s fer’ servin’ many a scallywag with fresh pizza, and to all our treasure chest contributors: SupercutsGiantOzgood’sDomino’sTommyBoy’sFirefly BookstoreGiannotti’sPaisley and CompanySecond Nature.



Read a Banned Book! Banned Books Week Kicks Off

by Sarah Berry

bannedbook2.pngBanned Books Week is an annual event that celebrates the freedom to read any and all literature, without restriction. Books featured during the week-long event have been targeted to be removed from libraries and/or schools. While some have been banned or restricted successfully, the majority have remained available due to the efforts of readers, educators, and librarians.

To celebrate our freedom to read, head over to the Rohrbach Library and read one (or more!) of the books that have been banned or challenged.

Here’s a quick list of some of the banned books available at the Rohrbach Library:

  1. 1984 by George Orwell
    Call Number: PR6029.R8 N49 1992
  2. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
    Call Number: PS3551.N464 Z466 1970
  3. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
    Call Number: HV6533.K3 C3 2002
  4. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
    Call Number: PR6045.A97 B7 1993
  5. Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X and Alex Haley
    Call Number: BP223.Z8 L5716 1996eb
  6. Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
    Call Number PS3572.O5 C35 1963
  7. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
    Call Number: F Dahl
  8. Nasreen’s Secret School: A True Story of Afghanistan by Jeanette Winter
    Call Number: 371.82 W734n, 2009
  9. Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Georgia Nicolson
    Call Number: F Rennis
  10. Halloween ABC by Eve Merriam, illustrations by Lane Smith
    Call Number: 811 M551h

Banned Books Week runs from September 25, 2016 to October 1, 2016. For more information, head to the American Library Association’s website.

Also on campus this week is a Banned Books Fair organized by the students in Alpha Beta Alpha. This event takes place from Sept. 28 – Oct. 1st at the KU Book Store. You can buy your favorite banned book, learn about censorship, and also get a mugshot taken of you reading a banned book. For more information about this event, go to ABA’s Facebook event page.


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 (

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