Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Happy Birthday Dr. King!

Martin Luther King, Jr., original name Michael King, Jr. (born January 15, 1929, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.—died April 4, 1968, Memphis, Tennessee), Baptist minister and social activist who led the civil rights movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968. His leadership was fundamental to that movement’s success in ending the legal segregation of African Americans in the South and other parts of the United States. King rose to national prominence as head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, which promoted nonviolent tactics, such as the massive March on Washington (1963), to achieve civil rights. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. "Martin Luther King, Jr.." Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online Academic Edition. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2013. Web. 15 Jan. 2013. <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/318311/Martin-Luther-King-Jr>. 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

National Stalking Awareness Month

Launched in 2004 by the National Center for Victims of Crime, the observance of Stalking Awareness Month seeks to increase understanding of the crime of stalking and its sometimes fatal consequences. The national observance emerged from the work of the Office on Violence Against Women and the U.S. Department of Justice.  The first Presidential Proclamation was made by President Obama in 2011.  For more information about stalking, please visit www.stalkingawarenessmonth.org

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Library Puzzler

Two of the following words are pronounced the same. If you know the answer, please post a comment below.
CAROL - a joyous hymn or festive song (historically also a dance)
CARREL - a small room or cubicle used for studying in a library or monastery
CORAL - the stony skeletons of marine polyps living singly or in large colonies
CORRAL - an enclosure or pen for horses, cows, or other livestock

Monday, September 29, 2014

Clery Act Resources

Jeanne Clery (1966-1986)
It's On Us
It’s on us, all of us, to stop sexual assault. Learn what you can do and take the pledge to be part of the solution at http://ItsOnUs.org

Michael H. Minger Foundation
Gail Minger shares the story of her son Michael's death and the importance of campus safety.

Nine Fires
Interviews with victims, families, and students, about the true impact of fires.

One is Too Many!
Public service announcement from the White House on putting an end to sexual violence.

Who Are You?
A tool to educate young people about the prevention of sexual violence and ethical sexual decision making.