Monthly Archives: February 2010

Olympic Addiction: Name your Poison.

Rentschler Library wants to know which events you just can’t miss during this 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Were you biting your nails while Apolo fought his way to yet another medal? Critiquing the costumes our ice skaters wore? Pondering how such large men fit into such tiny little bobsleds and fly 92 mph? Getting on your wii and pretending to be Shaun White rocking the halfpipe during his pursuit of a Gold? Pick your favorite from the list below or add your own!
P.S. If you like the Olympics even a tiny, little bit, you should check out Rentschler Library’s little display of books on “The Games”. Pretty cool stuff.

What’s your sign? No, the library isn’t hitting on you…


1950, 1960, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

The Chinese New Year begins on February 14th, so what better way to celebrate than to learn a little about your Chinese Zodiac?  It is believed that the animal ruling one’s birth year has a tremendous influence on both your personality AND on your destiny. There is even a saying that:  “This animal hides in your heart.”  So, either head to the closest Chinese restaurant & take a peek at the menu, or just click HERE to learn more about your sign (including which animals you’re compatible with–might change your Valentine’s Day plans!).

We also need YOUR HELP with a fun little related project. We have a group of amazing visiting students from Xi’an, China who are going to be lettting you have a peak into their lives & culture via a library display this Spring.  The question is:  what would you like to learn about our international Chinese students? Are you wondering what the biggest shock they had was coming to the U.S.? Are you wondering what they did for fun back home? Are you wondering where they like to shop? Drop us your questions in person via the little comment box by the Reference desk, comment on our Facebook page, or just leave your question as a comment on this post (it will ask for your name/email, but you don’t have to fill it all out).  We want to here from you!

Ever wonder what it feels like to save a life? Be a blood donor…

According to the Community Blood Center, “at least 335 pints of whole blood must be collected daily from volunteer donors to sufficiently meet patient transfusion needs.”  That’s a lot of blood!

You can help those who need it in our area by donating blood at Wednesday’s bloodmobile here on the MUH campus.  Sign-up sheets are available at Rentschler Library and in the Office of Student Affairs (130 Rentschler Hall), so can count on getting in during the 10am to 1pm timeframe that the bloodmobile is here.

You can learn more about donating blood at the Community Blood Center’s website–you can also schedule individual appointments online if you are not able to make it to campus on Wednesday.

What:  MUH Bloodmobile
When: Wednesday, February 10th from 10 am to 1 pm
Where: Faculty Parking Lot, by the Gym
How: Sign up at Rentschler Library or the Office of Student Affairs


Beyonce grabs 6 awards at Grammys–what can YOU grab at Rentschler?

If you already knew that Beyonce hauled away six prizes this year, then you may care just a little bit about music.  Or learning about music.  Or learning about pop culture. 

Rentschler Library has some kickin’ resources on Music stars, genres, and philosophies for everyone’s tastes.  Whether you’re into Country or Rap (or both??),–or more of a classic Jazz lover–you may be surprised to find that there’s more “behind the music” than meets the ear.  Check out our recommendations below to get started, or ask a library staff person to help you find resources on your favorite artist.

Rentschler Library Books