Happy Purim Jewish people around the world celebrate the Festival of Purim today to honor the survival of the Jewish people under ancient Persian rule. Purim is one of the most entertaining Jewish holidays and has a carnival-like atmosphere. The celebrations start this evening and end in the evening tomorrow.
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This past March, Michael Kahn, Assistant Professor, Information Literacy and Chair, LIB100 Curriculum Committee, with the encouragement of the Library Director, Brook Stowe, represented ASA College as a presenter at the American Library Association’s biannual Association for College and Research Libraries 2015 Conference (ACRL 2015).
Professor Kahn presented as part of a panel with John T. Oliver of The College of New Jersey, Nancy Wooten Colborn of Indiana University, South Bend, and Julie Harding of the University of Maryland. The presentation was titled, Reaching Every Student: Laying Foundations with Mandatory Information Literacy Courses. While information literacy has achieved international recognition as a vital skill college students must have, very few colleges offer full stand-alone credit-bearing courses in information literacy the way ASA does.
Professor Kahn’s presentation was well received with librarians from other two-year colleges. Following the panel, a number of attendees from two-year institutions approached Michael to ask how they could adopt information literacy instruction programs similar to what is at ASA.
Over 150 library personnel attended the panel, tweeting highly positive comments in response to what they heard.
By presenting at ACRL 2015, a conference with 4,000 librarians from 25 countries in attendance, Professor Kahn was able to showcase on a national stage the special role ASA plays in providing cutting-edge information literacy instruction, a stage where ASA indeed belongs!
ASA students, faculty, and staff – we are a community that honors and values the achievements of our heroes. Now is the time to honor the 2020 graduates of our Nursing Program by taking a moment to observe their Pinning Ceremony. The Nursing Pinning Ceremony is a notable nursing school tradition. It signifies the graduates’ official initiation into the brotherhood and sisterhood of nurses. In 2020, a year with so many challenges, this ceremony takes on greater significance. Our Nursing graduates have...
The University Eye Center is providing “free” vision screenings on the following dates: Monday March 1st from 1pm to 3pm Monday April 5 from 2pm to 4pm Monday May 24 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm Thursday June 10 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm Monday August 23 from 9:30am to 11:30am Tuesday September 14 from 4pm to 6pm Tuesday November 9 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm Please be advised that these are Vision Screenings not Eye Exams however, Infants under 18 months can have a complete eye exam done for free instead of a screening...