The Commoner, Volume 2, Issue 6 - September 17, 2015
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Learn Grading Shortcuts with Turnitin

The LLC’s own Matthew Perrie will be giving a Teaching & Learning Center workshop on Turnitin later this month. If you’re interested in attending, there are three open seats, and the sessions are scheduled for 9/29, 3-5 pm and 10/2, 10-11am. To register, visit the TLC’s Seminars & Workshops page. To find out more about the workshop, read Matt’s September 9th blog post. [Read more].
Too Busy to Come to the Library?

The Library Learning Commons now offers book delivery for faculty and staff. This summer, the LLC did a pilot project delivering the books that faculty requested through Interlibrary Loan. The project was successful enough that we are expanding the service to include books from the LLC's collection. You can now request books through the library's online catalog and expect delivery to your office or mailbox within 1-2 days. [Read more].
New Books Are Here! New Books Are Here!

The library purchased 500 books last year for the academic disciplines at Chadron State College. Librarians and faculty worked together to choose titles that complemented the curricula in a variety of disciplines. New titles include Rise of the Warrior Cop: the Militarization of America’s Police Forces by Radley Balko, New Markets for Artists: How to Sell, Fund Projects, and Exhibit Using Social Media, DIY pop-ups, eBay, Kickstarter, and much more by Brainard Carey, Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil by Paul Bloom, Journalism Ethics for a Digital Age by Denis Muller, and The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically by Peter Singer. [Read more].
Graves Lectures Resume

The Fall 2015 Graves Lecture Series resumes Tuesday, September 22nd. Dr. Josh Ellis will discuss fitness through the years and social factors that influence nutritional patterns. The title of his presentation is “Nutritional Ketosis: Fat is Phat.” Other Fall speakers include Dr. Steve Coughlin, Dr. Shaunda French, and Peggy Hinman. [Read more].
Coffee Shop Perks for Faculty and Staff

Need a jolt of caffeine before your 9am class? The LLC’s coffee shop, Book Ends, has you covered. Mornings between 8 and 9 am are Happy Hour for faculty and staff. CSC employees can pick up a coffee drink for $1.49. Frappes are not included, but coffees, lattes, and hot chocolates are! Book Ends also offers loyalty programs for frequent customers. When faculty and staff buy 5 drinks, they get 1 free (bottled drinks not included). 
Extra, Extra

If you like The Commoner, you’ll want to add the Teaching & Learning Center’s newsletter, The Centerian, to your reading list.  If you missed the inaugural Centerian, you can check it out here:
MAP Talks

Want to know where CSC is headed? The VPAA, AVP, & Deans are holding forums to update interested faculty and staff. The next MAP talk will be 3:15 to 4:15 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24, in the Student Center's Lakota Room. [Read more].
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