New Stuff Tuesday – December 12, 2017

We Can't Help It - We're Men

We Can’t Help It – We’re Men
directed by Rick Green
Browsing DVD We
New Arrivals Island, 2nd floor

It’s been a busy semester to say the least. So let’s try something light for “New Stuff Tuesday.”

Twenty years ago I was in a hotel room in Missoula and turned on the TV to see a dopey-looking guy with gray whiskers, wearing a plaid shirt and suspenders. Before I could change channels, I was hooked. He was hilarious. We were New Englanders at the time and assumed the rubes on the Red Green Show were local Montanans. Well, close enough: they’re Canadians (my apologies to both northern neighbors).

It’s a little hard to describe the Red Green Show – but perhaps something like a cross between a home repair show, sitcom, and spoof. The all-male cast of caricatures are members of Possum Lodge, a fraternity of locals who trade insults and jokes and try to fix things with the “handyman’s secret weapon” (duct tape).

In this hour long film, Red and his buddies attempt to explain the differences between men and women. You probably won’t find any of their ideas in textbooks, but they’re generally spot-on. As Red Green says on the DVD’s cover, “Remember, we’re all in the same boat, and women are on the shore, laughing.”

So keep your stick on the ice — and enjoy vintage Red Green.

If you’d like to learn more about the guys at Possum Lodge, try the Red Green web site or YouTube.

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Andersen Library exam hours

Andersen Library is extending its hours for exam study:

Fri., Dec. 8: 7:30am – 10pm
Sat., Dec. 9: 9am – 10pm
Sun., Dec. 10: 9am – 2am
Mon.-Thurs., Dec. 11-14: 7:30am – 2am
Fri., Dec. 15: 7:30am – 10pm
Sat., Dec. 16: 9am – 10pm
Sun., Dec. 17: 9am – 2am
Mon.-Thurs., Dec. 18-21: 7:30am – 2am
Fri., Dec. 22: 7:30am – 6pm

The first and third floors of the Library close at 1am; only 2nd/main floor is open until 2am. All three floors are open until closing on nights when then Library closes earlier than 2am. Doors are locked 15 minutes before closing.

Free coffee on weekends and late nights, and popcorn on evenings the Library is open until 2am! Information will be forthcoming about the Relaxathon events, but you can plan ahead for the pet therapy dogs! They will be visiting from noon-2pm on Mon.-Thurs., Dec. 4-7 and Mon.-Thurs., Dec. 11-14.

collage of images of students studyingStudy hard and good luck, everybody!

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T3: Printing from WINS

Now is the season to apply for scholarships! You may need to print off various documents from WINS–here are some instructions. In addition, you can visit the Registrar’s Office website for further instructions.

Unofficial Transcript:

  • Log into WINS
  • Select Self Service
  • Select Student Center
  • Under the Academics section select Transcript: View Unofficial from the drop down menu
  • Click the “GO” arrow
  • Select Univ of Wisconsin-Whitewater for Academic Institution
  • Select Report Type: Unofficial Transcript
  • Click “Go”
  • Click on ‘View Report’ to the right.
  • To print your Unofficial Transcript, use the print icon in your tool bar, or use the print function under the File menu, or press Crtl + P 
  • Instructions

Academic Advising Report (AAR):

  • Click on Self Service
  • Click on Student Center
  • Under the Academics section select Advisement Report from the drop down menu
  • Click the “GO” arrow
  • To print your AAR (Academic Advisement Report), click on “view report as pdf” in green
  • TIPS:
    • Make sure that you allow popups. If the browser has a popup blocker, it will block the PDF from showing in a popup. Allow popups in your browser, re-click “view report as a pdf” and try again.
    • Use Firefox or Chrome for best results
  • Instructions
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Life of a Refugee: Results of the Secret War in Laos

Mrs. Mai Yer Yang, UWW alumna and Assistant Director of the Inclusive Excellence Center at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will talk about “Life of a Refugee: Results of the Secret War in Laos” on Thurs., Dec. 7, 2017, from 3:30-4:30pm in UC 275A. It’s part of the Southeast Asian Heritage Lecture Series.

If you’d like to learn more, Andersen Library may be able to help with resources such as the books From Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia: A refugee experience in the United States (3rd-Floor Main Collection, HV640.5.I5 H44 1995), Even the birds don’t sound the same here: The Laotian refugees search for heart in American culture (3rd-Floor Main Collection, E184.L25 P76 1990), Diversity in diaspora: Hmong Americans in the twenty-first century (online via Project MUSE ebooks), and Afterland: Poems (3rd-Floor Main Collection, PS3622.A64 A6 2017). Also available are articles such as “America’s secret war in Laos” (The Economist, 2017, Jan. 17 or in print as “They just kept coming,” 2017, vol.422:no.9024, p.75).

If you’d like assistance with finding additional information on these and any other related topics, please ask a librarian (choose chat or email, phone 262-472-1032, or visit the Reference Desk).

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Mourning Dayze: A Wisconsin Garage Band

Members of Mourning Dayze, a local band formed in the sixties, will talk about their garage band experience and launch their book “Mourning Dayze: A Wisconsin Garage Band” at the Irvin L Young Memorial Library (Whitewater’s public library at 431 W Center St, Whitewater) on Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, at 6pm. Copies of the book will be available for sale, and refreshments will be provided. The event is free and open to everyone.

If you’d like a sneak peak at the book, Andersen Library has a noncircuating copy in 1st-floor Special Collections, at call number ML3534.3 .P6 2016. Special Collections is open Mon.-Fri., 9am-4:30pm.

If you’re interested in learning more about garage bands, Andersen Library may be able to help, with articles such as “25 Important Garage Bands” (Goldmine 2004, vol.30:no.8, pp.20,47) and “The sound of the suburbs: A case study of three garage bands in San Jose, California during the 1960s” (Popular Music and Society, 2005, vol.28:no.3, pp.391-405). Books available include Milwaukee garage bands: Generations of grassroots rock, Garage rock and its roots: Musical rebels and the drive for individuality, and Sixties rock: Garage, psychedelic, and other satisfactions. UWW students and staff may request these books from other UW campus libraries by using the free UW Request service. Requested items arrive in 2-5 weekdays.

You also can get a taste of Mourning Dayze by listening to Fly My Paper Airplane on YouTube.

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If you’d like assistance with finding additional information on these and any other related topics, please ask a librarian (choose chat or email, phone 262-472-1032, or visit the Reference Desk).

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December/January Book, Media, & Game Sale

Last week Thanksgiving heralded the beginning of the holiday season and today we’ve put out gift worthy books on a variety of topics, which are $2 each, as well as $1 materials for the Andersen Library’s monthly sale. The latter include books (literature and history), media (albums, CDs, DVDs), and children’s games.

Come on over and peruse the shelves. Perhaps something will strike your fancy and you’ll put money in the payment box in exchange for it. We hope all these items find new forever homes.

This month the prices will drop to $.25/each on the last day of the semester (Dec. 22), so be sure to swing on by before you head home for winter break. New materials will be put out before spring semester begins on January 22.

Here is a selection of December holidays this year:

Friday, December 1 Mawlid Un Nabi (Muslim)
Sunday, December 3 Full Moon (Lunar)
Tuesday, December 5 Krampusnacht (Germany and Eastern Europe)
Wednesday, December 6 St. Nicholas Day (Christian)
Friday, December 8 Immaculate Conception (Christian)
Tuesday, December 12 Hanukkah begins (Jewish)
Monday, December 18 New Moon (Lunar)
Thursday, December 21 Winter Solstice (Solar)
Thursday, December 21 Yule (Germanic, Wiccan, General)
Saturday, December 23 Festivus (General)
Sunday, December 24 Christmas Eve (Christian)
Monday, December 25 Christmas (Christian)
Tuesday, December 26 Boxing Day (Canada)
Tuesday, December 26 Kwanzaa begins (General)
Tuesday, December 26 Second Christmas (Christian)
Tuesday, December 26 Synaxis of the Mother of God (Greece)
Sunday, December 31 New Year’s Eve (General)

Happy holidays!

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T3: Virtual Desktop for Off-Campus Access

If you ever run into problems accessing the Library’s resources from off-campus (or on the wireless network on campus) you may want to try using a virtual machine that you can run from within your own computer. By logging into a virtual desktop, you are, for all practical purposes, working on a hard-wired desktop on campus.

Here are the basic instructions for the light version to get you started. You can also view/download a PDF with ICIT’s more detailed instructions for installing the software on your own laptop or desktop.

  • Go to
  • Login using your NetID and password
  • Select the link Use Light Version
  • Select Desktops from the menu bar at the top of the page
  • Select General Access Desk
  • Wait until the virtual machine loads within your browser
  • On the Windows Desktop that now appears within your browser, select whichever internet browser you want to use (Chrome or Firefox)
  • Go to the Library’s homepage and begin your research
  • When you are finished with your session, log out of the virtual desktop as if you were on a normal, campus desktop (the browser tab with the desktop will disappear after the virtual machine logs off)
  • Exit out of the Citrix web-app by selecting your username in the upper right corner and logging off

You now have on-campus access to everything that the Library has to offer. This should help resolve any off-campus access issues.

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Richard Hansen, retired physician, will present a 50-minute Wellness Program on Wed., Nov. 29, at 6pm at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library (Whitewater’s public library at 431 W Center St, Whitewater).

During forty years as a practicing physician, Dr. Hansen developed a simple and practical approach to a healthy lifestyle, combining scientifically-based recommendations with a “common sense approach.” This program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

book coverAndersen Library has many resources that might help you learn more! If you are interested in trying yoga, for example, resources include DVDs such as Yoga Journal’s yoga for meditation (2nd-floor Academic DVDs, RA781.7 .Y634 2002) and books such as Yoga for athletes (3rd-floor Main Collection, RA781.7 .C855 2017), The Harvard Medical School guide to yoga: 8 weeks to strength, awareness, and flexibility (3rd-floor Main Collection, RA781.7 .G77 2017) and Office yoga: Tackling tension with simple stretches you can do at your desk (3rd-floor Main Collection, RA781.7 .F75 2003). It should be possible to find resources on many topics related to health and wellness, e.g., resources on wellness include books such as Wellness workbook: How to achieve enduring health and vitality (3rd-floor Main Collection, RA776 .T733 2004) and resources on emotional wellness for women include the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services’ publication Bright futures: A young woman’s guide to emotional wellness (available online).

If you’d like assistance with finding additional information on these and any other related topics, please ask a librarian (choose chat or email, phone 262-472-1032, or visit the Reference Desk).

Andersen Library is a federal depository library with federal government documents on a variety of current and relevant issues available to you in various formats (print, DVD/CD-ROM, online). Check out your government at Andersen Library!

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New Stuff Tuesday – November 28, 2017

Opening Wednesday at a Theater or Drive-in Near You book cover

Opening Wednesday at a Theater or Drive-in Near You:
The Shadow Cinema of the American ’70s

by Charles Taylor
PN1995.9.B2 T39 2017
New Arrivals Island, 2nd floor

I love B movies, particularly the science fiction and fantasy varieties. Why else would I have watched a Gor double-header (Gor and Outlaw of Gor) this weekend? Taylor understands my passion and brings an American era into focus by revealing the long lost secrets hidden in these films.

Music critic and college instructor Taylor focuses on 15 films from the 1970s, including such classics as Foxy Brown and E Pluribus Loonum: Citizens Band. These are movies that mostly began their public lives in the drive-ins and theaters where Hollywood blockbusters end(ed) theirs. Movies that would never be nominated for an Oscar, let along win one. These movies are gritty and honest, often with a good dose of pessimism, which is not to be confused with the “easy cynicism” of the 1970s that came in the wake of the Vietnam War and Watergate. He credits the longevity of these movies to their opposition to the “juvenile state” of American movies that was heralded by Star Wars in 1977. Modern movies, Taylor says, are designed around the tastes of the adolescent male fan, whereas these B movies from the ’70s are typically not.

This book is a fun and informative read. Be prepared to add a few titles to your Netflix queue.

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The 3 S’s of Climate Change: Simple, Serious & Solvable

Dr. A. Scott Denning will talk about “The 3 S’s of Climate Change: Simple, Serious & Solvable” on Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, at 7pm in the Irvin L. Young Auditorium. It’s part of the Contemporary Issues Lecture Series sponsored by the College of Letters and Sciences!

Dr. Denning, Professor of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University, also serves as Director of Education, Outreach and Diversity for the Center for Multiscale Modeling of Atmospheric Processes, which encourages “internet in the Atmospheric Sciences fro primary grades through graduate work and internships while promoting diversity.”

You may be able to learn more with Andersen Library resources! For example, search databases such as ScienceDirect to find articles he has written or co-authored, such as “When the long run matters: The joint effect of carbon decay and discounting” (Climatic Change, 2015, vol.129:no.1-2, pp.57-72, doi:10.1007/s10584-014-1321-y), “Interactions between the atmosphere and terrestrial ecosystems: Influence on weather and climate” (Global Change Biology, 1998, vol.4:no.5, pp.461-475), “Iconic C02 time series at risk” (Science, 2012, vol.337:no.6098, pp.1038-1040, doi:10.1126/science.337.6098.1038-b), and “Africa and the global carbon cycle” (Carbon Balance & Management, 2007, vol.2, pp.3-13, doi:10.1186/1750-0680-2-3).

If you’d like assistance with finding additional information, please ask a librarian (choose chat or email, phone 262-472-1032, or visit the Reference Desk).

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