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About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.

Friday Fun: Pew Quizzes

Time for some Friday Fun! Take these fun, short, and grade-free quizzes from the Pew Research Center that will allow you to see how your opinions and knowledge compare to others’ responses: in News IQ, Millennialism, Science Knowledge, etc. Global … Continue reading

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Media Freedom v. Corporate Control

Peace, Education and Activism through Creative Engagement (P.E.A.C.E.), a UWW student organization, will show the documentary “Shadows of Liberty” on Thurs., Oct. 16th at 5:30pm in UC Summers Auditorium. This 90-minute award-winning documentary examines the impact of corporate ownership on … Continue reading

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Adam Braun and The Promise of a Pencil

Adam Braun, New York Times bestselling author and founder/CEO of Pencils of Promise, will talk about “The promise of a pencil: How an ordinary person can create extraordinary change” on Mon., Oct. 6, at 7pm in the Young Auditorium. It’s … Continue reading

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Friday Fun: Word Games

Lots of us go to the Merriam-Webster.com site to get definitions, but there are some word games there, too! When you complete a quiz you’ll be able to compare your score to the average score overall, or the average score … Continue reading

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El laberinto de la soledad (The Labyrinth of Solitude)

Dr. RubĂ©n Medina, poet and chair of the Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese at UW-Madison, spoke about The Labyrinth of Solitude, written by Nobel Prize-winner Octavio Paz, on Tues., Sept. 23, at 3:45pm as part of the Latino Heritage Lecture … Continue reading

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Women’s Work 1830-1930 Exhibit

The Whitewater Historical Society will host a public reception for its temporary exhibit, At Home on the Job: Women’s Work 1830-1930, on Wed., Sept. 24, at 7pm at the Depot Museum (301 W. Whitewater St, Whitewater). Nikki Mandell, Associate Professor … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Lighthouses – talk on 9/16

On Tues., Sept. 16, at 3:30 p.m. Barb and Ken Wardius, authors and photographers for the book Wisconsin lighthouses: A photographic and historical guide, will present a talk and slide show at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library (Whitewater’s public … Continue reading

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Friday Fun: World Music

Are you going to the World Music Festival on Wed., Sept. 17? If you don’t have a ticket, or for other reasons can’t attend the parts of the Festival, or if you just want more world music, Andersen Library has … Continue reading

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Pet Therapy Dogs @ Andersen Library

Pet therapy dogs are scheduled to visit Andersen Library several times during Fall Semester, so check the dates and plan to get a dog fix regularly! It’s an excellent study break! Noon to 2pm on these dates in September: Monday, … Continue reading

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Events in Whitewater

How do you know what events are going on in Whitewater? One way to find out is to check the Whitewater Banner web site! In addition to news about events going on, there’s information about campus and school district sports … Continue reading

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