Author Archives: Ellen Latorraca

About Ellen Latorraca

Reference & Instruction Librarian Liaison for the College of Education & Professional Studies

From the Desk of Chancellor Dwight C. Watson

The New Kid – Jerry Craft Review contributed by Chancellor Dwight C. Watson As a former elementary teacher, I truly enjoyed teaching reading. My dissertation was a study about bibliotherapy which is how to help students choose and read books … Continue reading

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Postponed: The 8th Annual Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Due to current circumstances, we will postpone the 8th annual… Stuffed Animal friends will have a drama-filled evening Stuffed Animal Sleepover in the Library. Watch for the event later in the year! Here’s what will be in store: UW-Whitewater students, … Continue reading

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From the Desk of Chancellor Dwight C. Watson

The Nickel Boys – Colson Whitehead Review contributed by Chancellor Dwight C. Watson Colton Whitehead won a Pulitzer Award for his 2016 book, the Underground Railroad. Whitehead has received the MacArthur Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writers Award, the … Continue reading

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Valentine Story Time for Friends

Opening Songs and Movement: Our February Story Time for our 4K friends the UW-W Children’s Center opened with our standard “We clap and sing hello” action song. To mix things up a bit, we tried out a new movement rhyme … Continue reading

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From the Desk of Chancellor Dwight C. Watson

The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations – Toni Morrison Review contributed by Chancellor Dwight C. Watson I started this book this summer and was savoring every chapter as I read one chapter per day.  On the day … Continue reading

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Story Time: Animals Move, Animals Groove!

Welcome to the first Andersen Library Story Time blog post! Andersen Library hosts a monthly story time visit for the UW-Whitewater Children’s Center. Student library staff members plan and carry out story time activities with the support of the Education … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – August 6, 2019

Wally Funk’s Race for Space : The Extraordinary Story of a Female Aviation Pioneer by Sue Nelson TL789.85.F86 N45 2018 New Arrivals Island, 2nd floor It was easy to get swept away by the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – June 25, 2019

Creating Wicked Students: Designing Courses for a Complex World by Paul Hanstedt LB2395.35.H37 C74 2018 New Arrivals Island, 2nd floor Geared toward an audience of post-secondary educators, Hanstedt offers a fresh lens through which to view and guide our course … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – May 14, 2019

Dear My Teacher: Letters of Joy, Pain, and Triumph from Today’s Teenage Hmong Students Edited & compiled by Pang Yang and Mike H. Vang LC3501.H56 D43 2019 New Arrivals Island, 2nd floor The students’ letters in this book were written … Continue reading

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7th Annual Stuffed Animal Sleepover: Off to Space!

Did you recently notice a few extra little children and stuffed animals in the Library? Did a disco ball catch your eye when you were trying to study? It’s no surprise! Twenty-five children from ages 2 to 9 years visited Andersen Library … Continue reading

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