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Naturally UCF 2019

Naturally UCF

Flights of Fancy: Joy Postle’s Birds
April 2019

UCF Library Main Floor
Artist, Poet and Entertainer Joy Postle was one of Florida’s pioneering Naturalists, but perhaps is best known for her entertaining and educational stage shows titled “Glamor Birds” in which she would paint Florida’s birds while sharing bird songs, music and poetry. This exhibit highlights some of her bird painting and poetry.

Nature Poetry on Display
April 2019

UCF Library – Featured Bookshelf
Main Floor – Knowledge Commons
Stop by the John C. Hitt Library main floor to peruse or check out books about nature poetry to help celebrate National Poetry Month. Get inspired to write your own poetry or feel connected to the Earth by looking through our featured selections. You’ll find the nature poetry on the bottom two shelves of the display next to the bank of two elevators.

Plant Pressing Workshop
Thursday, April 11, 2019
10:30-11:30

UCF Arboretum Nature Pavilion
Join Arboretum Staff for a fun and educational hands-on experience learning plant collection, and pressing techniques in our beautiful campus natural lands. This imPRESSive workshop will focus on the history, and value in preserving plant specimens for education and art! We will begin with a brief introduction, followed by our staff leading participants in a plant collection adventure, and ending with guiding you through plant pressing techniques that you can do on your own!  You will be able to collect, press, and preserve your specimens then retrieve them from the library once they are dry! We look forward to seeing you in the woods!

Nature Writing on Display
April 22-26, 2019

UCF Library – Featured Bookshelf
Main Floor – Knowledge Commons
Stop by the John C. Hitt Library main floor to browse featured selections on Nature Writing. Come to read about how to write about nature, why we should protect our lands, and what benefits nature can add to our busy lives! Feel free to check out these books or enjoy them at the library.

Arbor Day Hike
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
UCF Arboretum
Join the Arboretum in celebrating Arbor Day! We will be hosting a fun-filled day of activities including a guided trail hike, and tree planting event in the Arboretum.  Help us plant trees, and celebrate our beautiful campus natural lands!  Nature pavilion activities will include FREE FOOD (please RSVP through Knight Connect), native Florida flora and fauna education, personalized tree ring “crafting” fun, seeding activities, and geocaching!  See our flyer and social media outlets for activity times.  See you in the woods!

The Unseen Arboretum Workshop
Thursday, April 25, 2019
5:00-7:00 pm

UCF Arboretum Nature Pavilion
Come join us for a hands-on workshop at the UCF Nature Pavilion to observe nature in the flesh! Based on the book by David G. Haskell, “The Forest Unseen,” participants will head into the woods around the UCF Arboretum to observe a 1 meter square space. Participants are encouraged to utilize photography, sketching, or audio/video recordings to document their observations led by the guidance from a naturalist. Come find out about the natural history of our area and to produce a brief guidebook commemorating your experience.

Sea-Level Rise Planning in Central Florida Talk & Discussion
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
11:00 am -12:30 pm

UCF Library, Room 223
Come join Stetson University Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Studies and Faculty Director for the Institute of Water and Environmental Resilience, Dr. Jason Evans, on an engaging and thought provoking lecture and discussion regarding Central Florida’s plan for sea-level rise. Trained as a landscape and systems ecologist, most of Dr. Evan’s recent research has focused on climate change adaptation within coastal communities, with a particular focus on seal-level rise. Largely through research support provided through the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), over the past several years he has conducted flood vulnerability assessments for numerous local governments in the southeast United States. Some of these communities include Monroe County, the Village of Islamorada, Satellite Beach, and New Smyrna Beach, FL; Tybee Island and St. Mary’s, GA; Hyde County, NC; and Beaufort, SC. Dr. Evans also serves as Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Environmental Management, a leading international publication within the fields of environmental science, engineering, and planning.

For more information about Naturally UCF visit: guides.ucf.edu/naturally-ucf

So You're Thinking About Writing a Textbook

So You’re Thinking About Writing a Textbook

You know your subject area and want to share that knowledge. So you think about writing a textbook but how do you even get started? Join UCF Libraries and the College of Health Professions and Sciences for a panel discussion with four faculty who have all been in your shoes. Find out the who, what, why, and where plus see if Open Access publishing is for you.

Thursday, April 18
1:00 – 2:00pm
John C. Hitt Library, 223

Featuring faculty authors from the College of Health Professions and Sciences, School of Communication Sciences & Disorders:

Dr. Richard Zraick
Dr. Jack Ryalls
Dr. Linda I. Rosa-Lugo
Dr. Anthony Kong
with Scholarly Communications Librarian, Sarah Norris

WomanFest2019

WomanFest2019

Join UCF Libraries and the Department of Women and Gender Studies for the third annual WomanFest on Thursday, March 21, in library room 223.

Film Screening and Discussion of Miss Representation, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Miss Representation explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media’s limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman. The film will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Dr. Anne Bubriski-McKinzie, Women and Gender Studies.

Zine Workshop, 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

zine (noun): a noncommercial often homemade or online publication usually devoted to specialized and often unconventional subject matter.

Learn to inspire and transform at our zine workshop by creating your own page as part of the group zine created by the participants of the workshop, and view our special collection made by UCF students.

FWAF Quilt Squares, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Students, staff and faculty are welcome to join crafting quilt squares to honor the lives of Apopka farmworkers and their plight for safe working conditions, better pay and a life free of pesticides in the crops.

Alice’s Adventures in Scholarly Conversations

Knights we need your help! Our dear friend Alice was doing research on the history of alternate realities and she has gone missing! Can you help us trace her research path and scholarly conversations? Join us February 18-21st on our quest to find Alice. At each event participants will be given a clue to help locate Alice. Collect all four clues for the ultimate prize! Can’t make all four events, no worries! The more events you attend the more prizes you will receive.

Monday, February 18, 10 am – 1 pm: Are you mad enough to join the Academic Alice Search Team?
Stop by the library lobby between 10-1 and take our quiz to see if you have the skills to join our search team! Participants will receive a snack to fuel their search as well as the first clue to finding Alice.

Tuesday, February 19, 10 – 11 am: READ ME: Understanding the Clues all around you.
In this workshop participants will uncover the secret codes embedded in scholarly conversations that can help readers quickly identify the information they need to know, who to trust, & where to start their investigations. Participants will find another clue in our hunt for Alice. Location: RM 235A

Wednesday, February 20, 1:30 – 2:30 pm: Falling Down the Rabbit Hole.
In this workshop participants will discover how to follow the clues to trace a scholarly conversation through time from the beginning to the present and beyond. Participants will receive the penultimate clue in our quest to find Alice. Location: RM 235A

Thursday, February 21, 10 – 11 am: Returning from Wonderland.
When is a tweet as important as a journal article? Does it matter which journal an article is published in? Are books always better? Join us as we explore how the context in which a scholarly conversation happens can provide important clues about who can be trusted and when you are being hoodwinked. The final clue to Alice’s location will be revealed! Location: RM 235A

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Business Coaching and Mentoring Resources

Entrepreneurship Workshop: Business Coaching and Mentoring Resources

Jan. 23 | 1:30-3 p.m. | Library Rm. 223

Come learn the valuable resources at UCF that encourage student entrepreneurs with competition, mentoring and support resources.

Featuring speakers from I-Corps, UCF Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, and Florida SBDC at the University of Central Florida.

For more information and to register visit: http://guides.ucf.edu/entrepreneur

Light refreshments will be served.

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