Thursday, February 21, 2013

History Comes to Life

The Bison has been Harding's campus newspaper since 1924, and now limited years are available online.  Using the Bison Search Tool available on The Link, you can now access digital copies of The Bison for 1953-55, 1967-71, 1973- 79, and 1988-99.  Additional years will be made available as time and availability allow. 

A search for victory cries brings up two results, both of which have links to the full text papers. 

Use "Fulltext" Link to access digital copy of Bison.  Note:  Not all entries will have fulltext links.

Full edition will open in separate window.

Adobe Acrobat Reader (a free download) is necessary to view the full text of Bison papers. 

Let us know what you think!  And . . . enjoy! 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Stockstills Select for February Reads

In honor of Valentine's Day, Cindee and Dan Stockstill have chosen the Faculty Favorites for February.  Their choices are The Sacred Romance: Drawing Closer to the Heart of God by Brent Curtis and John Eldridge and Sacred Marriage: What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy by Gary Thomas.

When asked why they would recommend Sacred Romance, the Stockstills replied, "Too often we look for love in ‘all the wrong places’. What would happen if we ever realized and embraced the passionate pursuit of our loving God? What changes in our lives when we accept and return the love the Father seeks to lavish on us? Isn’t it time to find out?"

And what about Sacred Marriage?  "What if marriage was intended by God as one of the first spiritual disciplines? What if God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy? Thomas offers a useful perspective that reframes the whole reality of marriage as a significant opportunity for spiritual growth and maturing."

Cindee and Dan are treasured parts of the Harding community.  Cindee serves as the Producer of Theatre and Dan is Associate Dean of the College of Bible and Ministry. 

Friday, January 18, 2013

Hours for the Martin Luther King weekend are Saturday 1:00 to 5:00 and Sunday 1:30 to 4:30.  Regular hours will resume on Tuesday morning at 7:45. 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Happy January!  Our hours for Thursday and Friday, January 10-11, 2013, will be 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  We will resume our normal semester hours on Monday, January 14, 2013!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Jim Bill McInteer: A Legacy

Brackett Library is pleased to announce the publication of an online exhibit that honors the legacy of Brother Jim Bill McInteer.  A 1942 graduate of Harding College, he preached from the time he was 18 years old until his death at the age of 88 in 2010. Famous for never repeating a sermon during his 30 years at the West End church in Nashville, Tenn., Brother McInteer kept meticulous records of his sermon outlines and notes.  Following his death, Brother McInteer's family donated this priceless collection to Harding University. The staff of Brackett Library continues to work to digitize this material making it available to a much wider audience.

The collection includes access to thousands of Mr. McInteer's sermon outlines and Bible study notes.  Additional sections include links to audio files of many of his sermons, a collection of photographs covering his years of service to the Harding community, a full bio, and a section of remembrances. Future additions will include links to a series of chapel talks and interviews held during his latter years of life.

What is your fondest memory of Mr. McInteer?  How did he inspire you?  Was it a sermon at West End or a chapel speech?  Was it seeing the way he tenderly cared for his wife as she journeyed through Alzheimer's?  Please share your memories in a comment here and we will add them to the Recollections section of the online exhibit.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Summer reading at Brackett Library

This summer's Faculty Favorite selection is Barbara Kingsolver's Poisonwood Bible.  It was chosen by E-Learning, Instruction, and Special Collections Librarian Lisa Burley.

"I first read Poisonwood Bible many years ago when I was a young, stay-at-home mom with five children.  Most of my reading was non-fiction, but when a friend told me about Poisonwood, I had to give it a try.  I grew up with families who had been missionaries in Africa during the time of its political revolutions, and the Kingsolver's plot covered that same time period.

"I was hooked in the earliest pages.  Narrated by the five women of the Price family, Poisonwood Bible covers decades of the family's experiences in the Congo and asks deep questions about the nature of mission work, politics, and Western culture's interaction with the rest of the world.  I couldn't read fast enough and found myself staying up late and letting the dishes sit in the sink.  Since then, I've reread it three additional times, and am still pulled into the story of the Price family and their time overseas.

"As a mother, I hope I've equipped my own daughters to handle life's challenges as well as Orleanna Price did.  Although I hope they never feel that their world is crumbling around them, I hope they will take wisdom from Ms. Price and grab the hand of those next to them and just take one step at a time."

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

What are you reading . . . for Spring Break?

It’s almost here! Spring Break means as much to teachers and Harding employees as it does to students, so we took a quick poll of library employees to find out what they are reading during their down time next week.

Ann Dixon, Library Director:
I plan to read Condoleezza Rice's book, Extraordinary, Ordinary People: a Memoir of Family. I am reading it because it has been on my list of books to read for a while, because she will be speaking here in April.

Lisa Wagar, Circulation Assistant:
I'll be reading A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller. My sister highly recommended it to me over Christmas break, and I've enjoyed Miller's other books in the past.

Jean Waldrop, Serials Librarian:
I still have to finish The Distant Hours by Kate Morton. It is a compelling story, very mysterious, and I want to find out what happens at the end. I heard there is a twist to the ending so I am anxious to get there.

Lisa Burley, E-Learning & Instruction Librarian:
I’m re-reading The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins because I loved it the first time and I want it to be fresh on my mind when the movie comes out in a couple of weeks.

So what about you? What are you reading over Spring Break?