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Library closed July 3rd and 4th

June 21, 2017

The university will be closed on Monday, July 3, and Tuesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Summer hours will resume on Wednesday, July 5th.

Lois Beebe Hayna, celebrated Colorado poet, died

April 11, 2017

Lois Beebe Hayna died on Monday, April 10th at the age of 103.

The author of 10 published books of poetry, she also received the following awards:
The Colorado Author’s League Lifetime Achievement Award, 2014
The Colorado Author’s League Best Book of Poetry Award – 2015, 2016
An honorary Doctorate of Letters awarded by Regis University, 2009

Born in Vesper, WI in 1913, she won a scholarship (during the Depression) to the University of Wisconsin. She graduated, married and raised 3 children. For 30 years “I wrote nothing,” she recalled. In 1974, she started teaching poetry, before she stopped teaching the class and joined it, transforming the meetings to a critique group for inspiring each other’s work.

She never looked back, writing essays and poetry up to 2017.

In tribute, the Lois Beebe Hayna Writing Center in the Dayton Memorial Library honors her published works, as well as providing space for reading, writing, and poetry classes.

The Regis University Archives and Special Collections holds the revisions and manuscript drafts of her approximately 43 years of writing: essays about rural life, the Depression, the war effort, short stories, a play, and over 3,000 poems depicting love, hate, death, age and the human condition.

Interlibrary loan system downtime Friday

July 11, 2016

The interlibrary loan system unexpectedly crashed this afternoon (7/15/16). It is currently unavailable and will be offline until the scheduled maintenance for this evening is complete.

Original post:
The interlibrary loan system will be offline this Friday from 8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. for scheduled maintenance. Users will not be able to access the webpages or submit requests during this time.

Library closed 2/2/16

February 2, 2016

The Library will be closed due to inclement weather on Tuesday, February 2. All Regis University campuses are closed today, February 2.

Resource spotlight: Safari Books Online

October 4, 2013

Safari Books Online is a collection of Information Technology and Business ebooks. Regis Library’s custom subscription to Safari Books includes over 8,000 titles published by O’Reilly, Project Management Institute, Adobe, Microsoft, Oracle, and more. Use of individual titles is limited to two concurrent users. Please log out when you are finished with your session.

You can browse by category or publisher. You can also use the Quick Search feature to search by title or search the entire site. Pages may be printed or emailed one at a time. There is no function within the Safari system that will enable subscribers to print all content from a book. Most Safari ebooks may not be downloaded.

Want to know more? See the library’s ebook collections guide; many training materials are also available online.

Check out Safari Books Online!

Safari screen shot

Creativity – art exhibit by James Dixon

July 1, 2013

Creativity – art exhibit by James Dixon

The exhibit is on display through July 27th. A reception will be held in the Fireplace Lounge on Thursday, July 25th, from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Artist Statement
What is creativity? Is it a peculiar mental process? Is it an indigenous feeling or emotion. Can it be taught or learned in a classroom? Or is it personal choice, an acquired taste? Even though I am unable to ultimately categorize it, I am rather certain of what creativity is not as it pertains to the arts. Creativity does not dwell in paintings, sculptures, sketches, computers, video games, cell phones, automobiles, etc, as I once thought. I now believe that all inanimate objects are derivatives of our creative nature. Creativity cannot be contained, captured or managed within the confining parameters of physical forms and institutional protocols. God‘s grace has given creativity to us to be used to express our Love for one another. God’s purpose for creativity is to not reflect the carnal ambitions and temporal policies of this current physical world, but to reflect the eternal communion with God. This art exhibit is the result of my personal expedition towards creativity. I dedicate this particular exhibit to Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Jay Abbott of Colorado Springs, Colorado.