As you can guess, I am a big fan of The Game of Thrones. The foreboding theme of the books became a reality recently. Winter hit hard, not only weather wise, but professionally and personally. Elmhurst College is situated in a little community surrounded by the bigger world. With the economic and social turmoil abound, our students, faculty, and staff could not but be affected. Enrollment went down, fees went up, and so followed the morale and unease of the College.
As you can see, the new year has started. The parking lot at Elmhurst College is filling up fast in the morning. At the A.C. Buehler Library the computers are frantically being used to check email, print handouts, and just browse the web.
Summer time has come to the library. It is a time for updates, improvements, and new policies. One improvement we, the library, are implementing is the use of print stations. Once logging onto the computers on the floor, students could just send a print job to the printers. The location of the print jobs could and would be changed so, jobs were getting lost. In order to centralize the printing, print stations have been set up. After logging onto a computer and sending a print job, students must log onto the print station identify their job and then they can print it.
Yes, back at work. It is mid January and already so much has happened. W2 for 2012 is now available on BlueNet. Printing has now been restored to the Mac sides of the machines on the main floor and in the cluster. Flu Vaccine Update! Printing from the Fishbowl and the scanning station has now been restored.
Yes, it was that time of year again. Time to blow off steam, meet up with friends, and win prizes. The Gamers Elite of Elmhurst College (G.E.E.C.) and The Library brought together over 100 souls. These future entrepreneurs encountered new and old games alike. There were combative computer games such as Gears of War and Unreal Tournament. Board and card games of competition such as Ticket to Ride and Dominions. The biggest attraction was the menu of snacks, which was jazzed up by featuring, Nacho’s.. It was a night of Fun, Fun, Fun.
Now that midterms are done or have been mostly completed, the real spine-chilling events can begin. Tomorrow is Halloween also known as All Hallows’ Eve. This is a yearly celebration that takes place on October 31. Typical festive Halloween activities include trick-or-treating , attending costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films.