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Getting in Character

Playing hard at the BU library today! Some of the staff decided to accept the challenge of dressing up as a book character for Halloween. Obviously we wanted it to be work related. We are productive like that! From left to right we have the following characters:  Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games, Princess Buttercup from The Princess Bride, John Grady from All The Pretty Horses, Daisy Buchanan from The Great Gatsby, Viola Swamp from Miss Nelson is Missing, and Waldo from Where is Waldo?

Stop by library and show us your literary costume!

Happy Halloween!


Primetime | Act Six: What is it? What does it mean for us?

Fulton and Rivera Act Six

On Thursday, October 16, Leah Fulton, Associate Dean of Intercultural Programs & Services and Ruben Rivera, Interim Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Professor of History, provided an overview of the Act Six scholarship program including details about why Bethel is implementing the program, its success at other faith-based colleges and universities over the past 12 years, and what it will mean for our campus.

Watch the Video about Act Six


Learn more:
ActSix Fact Sheet (pdf)

Co-sponsored by Faculty Development & Friends of the BU Library

Primetime | Past and Presence: Rethinking the Intro Course

Past and Presence Rethinking the Intro Course

On Tuesday, October 7, Professors Chris Gehrz and Sam Mulberry discussed and demonstrated their work to re-create the Introduction to History course – HIS290. This new spring course that will fuse face-to-face instruction (an evening seminar) with hybrid elements (webisodes, course blog) that allow the entire History faculty — plus students and alumni — to help teach the course.

In addition to a new textbook, Why Study History by John Fea, they are using video resources they created for the course like this trailer in the style of Mad Men.

Past and Presence Intro video

They created these videos with equipment and software that is available in the library for anyone to use including recording equipment and video editing software. Other departments seeking to recreate some of these ideas have the resources available to give this a try.

This presentation is the second Primetime of the 2014 Fall season and is a part of the Talk About Teaching series.

Watch the Video

Co-sponsored by Faculty Development & Friends of the BU Library