Archive for March, 2016

Library closed, 3/23

March 23, 2016

UPDATE: The library will be closed today – Regis University will close on 3/23/16 due to inclement weather. All classes and events are cancelled.

Easter holiday hours

March 21, 2016

The library will be closed on Good Friday, March 25th, and Easter Sunday, March 27th.

The library will be open regular hours on Saturday, March 26th, from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

ProQuest downtime 3/12

March 10, 2016

ProQuest research databases will be unavailable on Saturday March 12, beginning at 8:00 p.m. MST. ProQuest will be installing critical firmware updates to its systems infrastructure. The maintenance window is scheduled to last for 8 hours.

Shared Shelf maintenance beginning 3/11

March 9, 2016

Shared Shelf will be unavailable from Friday, March 11th at 9:00 p.m. MST through Monday, March 14th at 7:00 a.m. MST for maintenance and the release of the release of Shared Shelf 1.2.2.

In addition to resolved issues, Shared Shelf version 1.2.2 will contain new features and enhancements.

Crucifixion Meditations exhibit

March 9, 2016

Dayton Memorial Library, Doyle and Margaret Hartman Gallery, through March 31, 2016

CRUCIFIXION MEDITATIONS is an exhibition of drawing prints by John Steczynski (M.F.A. Yale) and Aileen Callahan(M.F.A. Boston University). Both artists are affiliated with the Fine Arts Department of Boston College (Callahan teaches currently and Steczynski is recently retired), and both treat the Crucifixion as a vehicle for spiritual prayerful reflection which is removed from political perspectives.

These drawings have been exhibited in Gargan Hall, Bapst Library in the Arts Festival of Boston College, The Lied Gallery of Creighton University, Omaha, NE, The Graduate Theological Union Library, Berkeley, CA and St. Louis University Pius XII Memorial Library, Marquette University, Raynor Library, and Fairfield University, DiMenna-Nyselius Library, Santa Clara University Library.
Both artists are included in the book: THE CRUCIFIXION IN AMERICAN ART by Robert Henkes (McFarland & Co. 2003).

These drawings do not narrate the story of the Crucifixion. For Steczynski, his images evolve out of colored ink hatchings. They relate to post-modernism in their use of the appropriation, eclecticism and focus on the body. They are to operate as visual prayers that have their roots in devotional experience. They derive from the tradition of imagery inspired by devotion, piety and faith. The imagery is focused on as mystery and presence. The images are thus always the same as the same time that they change when placed in different contexts. Thus the “Crucifixion(s) in a time of….etc.”

Callahan’s work has expressionist line and charcoal glimpses of a head, shoulders, crown of thorns and dark instruments as though a scene is moving and one’s view is a fragment. The drawings are not places in a sequence which records an event, but rather are places to repeat the feelings and focus on the theme as a meditation. The titles work with the drawings to allow multiple meanings and capture “gestures” of the images. The viewer is near the image. The viewer is in its space.

Crucifixtions exhibit

library databases and Regis wireless network access

March 8, 2016

This issue has been resolved, please contact the Research Help Desk if you need assistance.

Users are currently not able to connect to library databases on the Regis wireless network. Remote access outside of the Regis wireless network is working fine. If you are on campus, you can access the databases using a networked lab computer or connect to a non-Regis wireless network if you have that option.

We’ll post an update here once the issue is resolved.

Meet our new librarians: Hannah Unsderfer

March 8, 2016

Hannah joined the Regis library faculty as Digital Collections Librarian in January 2015. Prior to joining Regis, Hannah managed a digital resources center on Auraria Campus for nine years. There, she served the art and art history faculty, students and staff at University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and Community College of Denver by providing access to image, audio, and video resources for use in teaching and research. Hannah loves food, dogs, and travel. She is a fifth generation Denver native who enjoys exploring sunny Colorado with her one year old daughter, Iris.

Hannah Unsderfer

Introducing…our new digital repositories!

March 7, 2016

Last summer, we began the process of migrating our digital assets from the Regis University Digital Repository (RUDR) into 2 new platforms. The digital collections at Regis University contain a wide variety of digital information in either born digital or digitized formats, including scholarly work by students and faculty of the university, as well as unique, digitized archival materials and institutional records from the Dayton Memorial Library’s Archives and Special Collections.

Check out our Digital Collections guide for more information and access to the collections.

digital collections

Meet our new librarians: Courtney Drysdale

March 1, 2016

Courtney Drysdale is a new Research and Instruction Librarian. Before coming to Regis, she worked in special libraries and school libraries and also has experience as a high school math teacher – she taught every grade level, even Calculus! Outside the library, she enjoys pop culture, quilting, baking, and spending time with her husband Jason and their adorable Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Kingsley. She’s originally from the Dallas Fort Worth area and loves being able to be outside year round to hike and snowshoe here in Colorado.

Courtney Drysdale