Archive for March, 2013

On This Day in 1958…

On March 14, 1958 The Maroon headlines featured the beginning of midterms, a change in student council elections, and a student-teacher basketball game. Perhaps the most interesting article was a poll given by The Maroon. We all have our pet peeves when dealing with teachers, whether it’s little things like their tone of voice or even nitpicky grading procedures. This poll turned the tables and asked teachers their pet peeves regarding students.

“Dr. Joseph Tregle, professor of history said he didn’t have time to give all of his pet peeves.” Despite being dated 55 years ago, it looks like student-teacher relationships haven’t changed much.

Blog post by Kristen Blomeyer, Special Collections work-study student and Social Media and Outreach Intern.

Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.

Happy Pi Day


3.14159:  the first six of over ten trillion digits of Pi that have been calculated. On 3.14, we celebrate the world’s favorite irrational and transcendental number, Pi, the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle.

In 1988, physicist Larry Shaw organized the first Pi Day celebration at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. In 2009, The US House of Representatives passed a non-binding resolution officially designating March 14th as Pi day.

Some suggestions for celebrating Pi Day:

  • Bake and eat a Pi pie
  • Watch The Life of Pi or Pi
  • Hug a mathematician
  • Read up on Leonhard Euler, who popularized the use of the Greek letter ∏ in the 18th century

Have fun, and we’ll see you again on Square Root day (4/4/16)!

SGA

Loyola’s Student Government Association has been filled with outstanding leaders of the Loyola community since its beginnings. This week, voting will begin to reign in a new chapter of campus leaders for the upcoming school year. Voting begins Thursday March 14 and ends Friday March 15 on Loyola’s Peace Quad.

Below is a photo from the online series of Loyola’s Wolf yearbook from 1981. SGA members have always been the voice for Loyola students, so be sure to research the candidates to make an educated decision!

Blog post by Kristen Blomeyer, Special Collections work-study student and Social Media and Outreach Intern.

Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.

We Recommend: The Confessions of St. Augustine

The Confessions of St. Augustine

One of the greatest thinkers of the Western tradition, Augustine writes his Confessions to chronicle his journey from paganism to Christianity. Blending philosophy and theology, Augustine describes his relationship with God and the struggles he encountered on his path to conversion. This timeless work is a landmark in spiritual autobiographies, for it recounts the tremendous journey of a man from sin to salvation.

-Andrew Naquin, Student Library Assistant

Honors Program Book Sale

The Honors Program, in partnership with the Monroe Library, will be holding a book sale on Wednesday, March 13th, from 9 am – 4pm in the Library’s Living Room on the first floor. Books of every topic and type are for sale! You’ll find anything from novels and other fiction publications, to reference books, to encyclopedic works and children’s books! Tell your friends and family. Prices will be very low. We hope to see you there!

Top Checkouts of All Time

Curious about the most popular items in the collection?  Here are the top items since 1998:

Faculty Presentation on Librarian Partnerships

Faculty members are invited to learn about librarian partnerships at an event hosted by the Center for Faculty Innovation on Friday, March 15 at 3:30 pm in Multimedia Room 2 at the Monroe Library.

Panelists include:

  • Teri Gallaway & Naomi Yavneh
  • Laurie Phillips & Elizabeth Parent
  • Brian Sullivan & Terri Bednarz
  • Malia Willey & Mark Fernandez
  • The panelists will discuss and answer questions about their collaborations. For more information, contact Malia Willey: mewilley@loyno.edu

    Nicknames of the past

    New Orleans is a grand city for nicknames. In fact, reading the obituary pages of the Times Picayune just to see the crazy monikers used to be quite enjoyable, and helped the recently deceased seem like people you would have liked to have known. Flipping through the online trove of Loyola University New Orleans’ yearbook The Wolf is no different. Especially in the early years, Loyola’s students – and especially its athletes – proudly displayed their nicknames. And what names they were, too!  The 1925 Football team alone had “Red,” “Bozo,” “Deuce,” “Crip,” “Crow,“ “Music,” and two gentlemen called “Fats.”  Here are a few more:

    From 1926 Wolf.

    From 1930 Wolf.

    From 1929 Wolf.

    Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.

    Beautiful Day

    On a beautiful day like today, I think we can all agree New Orleans is a great place to be. In celebration of the beautiful weekend to come, below is a vintage photo of Marquette Hall from the University Photographs Collection. Be sure to notice the cars! Loyola’s first permanent classroom building, Marquette Hall was completed in 1911. Fr. Albert H. Biever planned Marquette to reflect Tudor Gothic architecture due to his studies in England. Marquette functioned in part as a library, until the Main Library was completed in 1950. The Main Library was in use until the construction of the Monroe Library was completed in 1999. The old library building will some day be converted into the Tom Benson Jesuit Center.

    Blog post by Kristen Blomeyer, Special Collections work-study student and Social Media and Outreach Intern.

    Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.

    On This Day in 1952

    “On This Day…” is a new feature to the Monroe Library blog that takes articles from old editions of The Maroon to show you what was happening on this date in years past.

    On March 7, 1952, the headlines at Loyola ranged from promoting a mass for St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit order, to discussing an increase in awards given to pharmacy students. The school was known as New Orleans School of Pharmacy and opened in 1913. Other important articles include a TV Broadcast at Marquette on WDSU-TV featuring a two-hour broadcast of the Loyola Campus Capers show. The issue also showcased student opinions on the thirty-five year anniversary of the “Russian Uprising.”

    “Small Talk,” more than likely a fan favorite, was a feature of The Maroon that told short jokes. Below is the “Small Talk” from this day in 1952.

    Blog post by Kristen Blomeyer, Special Collections work-study student and Social Media and Outreach Intern.

    Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.