Your Bridge to Academic Success!
Message from the DML Dean
As we begin to see hints of the vibrant colors of fall on campus, we also find ourselves in a season of change and adaptation. While challenges have touched our community, we continue to stand together with resilience and hope.
First and foremost, we extend our deepest condolences to those affected by the recent loss of our students Iván Rojas Gallegos and Kai Mitchell. Our hearts go out to their families, friends, and all who carry the heavy burden of their absence.
Additionally, we want to make you aware that the library's elevator is currently out of service and is expected to remain so until repairs are completed in Spring. We understand this will pose challenges for individuals relying on the elevator to access library services. Rest assured, we are committed to doing everything we can to accommodate your needs during this time. For current information on how to receive services if you require the use of the elevator to access the upper floors, please view this elevator FAQ page. https://regis.ask.libraryh3lp.com/topics/11076
Please feel free to reach out to me at email@example.com with any ideas or feedback to better serve you.
Lastly, regarding the budget, we must temporarily discontinue certain subscriptions between now and the end of the Spring semester. And unfortunately, we can no longer support new video streaming license requests for individual titles. If your department can fund streaming purchases, we can facilitate licensing. If you would like additional support to identify alternative content for your courses, please reach out to your disciplinary bibliographer. https://libguides.regis.edu/c.php?g=53885&p=346951
While these decisions are difficult, our commitment to supporting your programs remains unwavering, and we will communicate openly and seek your input as we navigate these necessary changes together.
Just as nature's leaves change and adapt, so do we within our vibrant academic community. As we enter this season of change, we’re excited to work closely with you to navigate these challenges. We genuinely appreciate your understanding, collaboration, and dedication to Regis University's academic mission.
Best regards, Dr. Dan H. Lawrence
October is American Archives Month!
Did you know that October is American Archives Month? This designation is intended to raise public awareness about the importance of historic documents, records, and artifacts. The Regis Archives contain historical records of Regis University and the Jesuit Missions related to our founding. We also have numerous special collections with diverse topics such as Southwest and Native American art, political memorabilia, and more!
What Does the Archives & Digital Collections Department Do?
Did you know that Regis Library is home to one of the largest collections of Santos in the country? The collection features santos/saints, Roman Catholic holy persons, and devotional objects. Santos generally are in the form of retablos, or paintings on wood panels, or bultos, which are sculptural carvings in the round. A distinctive santo style emerged in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado in the 18th and 19th centuries that used materials at hand, such as pine and cottonwood, and pigments from natural materials. Santeras/santeros of this region made objects for use in religious observances as well as for home devotions. The collection is over 1,000 items and a selection of works are publicly on view in the Santo Gallery on the third floor of the library. We also have many items in this collection digitized and available for browsing in our online repository. Interested in a guided tour of the renowned Santo Collection gallery space? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instruction and student engagement
We also support students in learning how to conduct original research using primary sources and artifacts from our collections. This month, the library’s Archives and Digital Collections department worked with Dr. Elisabeth Moolenaar’s Who's and What's Queer to learn about LGBTQIA+ experience and history at Regis. Dr. Becky Vartabedian’s Thanksgiving Dinner class is working with the university archives for a multi-session research project to explore diversity and the stories Regis tells about itself. And Dr. Carrie Taylor’s Literature Matters class came to the library to explore rare books. Interested in partnering with archives staff for a classroom assignment? Please fill out the Archives Instruction Request form here: https://regis.libwizard.com/f/archivesinstruction.
We are continuously hiring work study students who are involved in hands-on projects where they learn valuable skills such as processing, conservation, description and access for both physical and digital archives materials. We’re also working with faculty to develop for-credit internships with students interested in pursuing careers and graduate studies in the areas of museum work, archives and library sciences, public history, conservation, and more.
Our department regularly engages in digitization projects in order to increase access and awareness of our collections. All of our currently digitized collections are available 24/7 (and without an appointment!) on our online repository, LUNA.
For the past year, our department has been working to digitize the Jesuitica Collection with the help of a grant from Colorado Historical Records Advisory Board. The Jesuitica Collection contains diaries, manuscripts, correspondences, and other items pertaining to the early Jesuit Missions in the Southwest, including the founding of what is now Regis University. There are currently over 200 items available to view digitally and the entire collection will be fully digitized by the end of 2023.
We are also in the early stages of digitizing the Notarianni Political Collection, which contains items related to presidential candidates and elects from John Adams to Joe Biden. The collection was donated to Regis by Aldo Notarianni, who collected these items as a hobby, and includes buttons, posters, novelties, and a wide range of other items used as campaign materials. We are excited to be working with this collection and hope to use it to create opportunities for displays, talks, and instruction as we approach another election year.
Meet part of our DML Archive team!
Celebrate Archives Month - #AskAnArchivist
#AskAnArchivist offers a unique chance for you to engage directly with our experienced archivists and librarians in the Regis Library's Archives and Digital Collections Department.
Whether you're working on a research project, wondering about best practices for your own archives, or interested in the historical records of Regis University, this is the time to get answers to your burning questions!
Here’s how to participate:
1️⃣ Think of a question you want to ask.
3️⃣ Use the hashtag #AskAnArchivist to make sure we see your question.
We look forward to your participation and can't wait to answer your questions!
Spaceship Bridge Simulator Game
Date: Tuesday, November 7th
Location: Tracy Learning Center
Description: Ever wanted to command the Enterprise, from Star Trek? This is as close as it gets. Bring a few friends to play Artemis SBS, a fully cooperative spaceship bridge simulator which puts you in charge of the ship's bridge.
Drop-in and free; no registration required. (Capacity of 6 players at a time; estimated time of 30-45 minutes per game.) Courtesy the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys.
Game Design: Art and History
Date: Thursday, November 9th, 2023
Time: 9:30 am-10:45am
location: Peter Claver Hall 328
Description: Join professors Sean Brown and Becky Black from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design for a discussion of game design from both an artistic and historical perspective.
Materials from the collection of the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys will also be on display.
Part of Library Games Day, brought to you by the Dayton Memorial Library.
Library Board Game Night
Date: Thursday, November 9th
Location: Library Fireplace and Main Floor
Drop in for games in the library! Try something new from the library's collection, or bring one of your own. We will also have a vintage NES system available, loaned by the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys. All community members welcome.
Wandering Pixel (Mobile Digital Art Studio)
Date: Thursday, November 9th, 2023
Time: 9:30 to noon
Location: Outside Student Center (Lot 3)
Description: The Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design's Wandering Pixel, a mobile digital art studio, will be visiting Regis! Get hands on with some cool art technology and software.
Part of Library Games Day, brought to you by the Dayton Memorial Library.
The Learning Center is open for appointments!
Our TLC staff are ready to work with you in person and online, one-on-one and in groups. Book writing and tutoring appointments at regis.mywconline.com.
WRITING CENTER available for all stages of writing, all degrees and disciplines. Graduates, too!
TUTORING available in a range of subjects at introductory and intermediate levels.
ACADEMIC SUCCESS WORKSHOPS are free and cover a range of topics on writing and learning.
Fall 2023 Workshops
APA Style 7th Ed.
- Tuesday, October 17, 7pm
- Tuesday, November 14, 7pm
- Time Management, Thursday, October 12, 7pm.
- Critical Thinking, Thursday, November 2, 7pm.
- Studying for Exams, Thursday, November 16, 7pm.
- Revising and Editing, Tuesday, November 28, 7pm.
Workshops are in MST and last about 90 minutes. RSVP email@example.com to receive Zoom links for the dates you plan to attend.
For TLC recorded workshops on other academic topics, log into the scheduler and select "Workshop Videos"
Fall 2023 Research & Instruction Workshops
Library Research Crash Course (60 minutes)
Description: Need a quick intro to the library? Join us to learn about finding articles, books, and other resources through the library both digitally and in print. You'll learn everything you need to get started with library research at Regis!
Tuesday, Nov. 7th at 6:00 pm Zoom (online)Register
Graduate Research: Taking Your Research Further (60 minutes)
Description: Interested in more advanced skills to take your research to the next level? Ideal for graduate students but open to all, this workshop will cover more in-depth research techniques to help you visualize and engage with the scholarly conversation through hands-on practice.
Thursday, Nov. 9th at 6:00 pm Zoom (online)Register
Judy Gardner Art featured in the DML Fireside Gallery - November ONLY!
Judy draws her inspiration from nature. The complexity and elegance of natural forms never fails to inspire her. The connection between biomorphic forms and the concepts of sacred geometry has intrigued humanity for eons and given rise to many mystical traditions. Plants, for instance, follow strict sets of mathematical rules as they grow, branching and dividing according to formulas that define their individual varieties. Yet somehow, they never appear rigid or formulaic. When allowed to follow its inherent proclivities, nature fills the world with a glorious chaos which sings to me of joy and deep mystery. I am deeply in love with this planet and the beings (both flora and fauna) that we share it with. Her hope is to share that love through my work.
Our precious "Blue Marble" is in grave danger and no amount of protest, preaching or legislation will influence individuals or governments to make the sacrifices and difficult choices that need to be made. Only when people fall deeply and passionately in love with the Earth will they willingly choose to DO NO HARM.
Please join us in celebrating Dr. Amy Schreier, Regis College Faculty Lecturer of the Year
Please join us in celebrating Dr. Amy Schreier, Regis College Faculty Lecturer of the Year!!
Her lecture, titled "At The Forest's Edge: Field Schools and the Fight to Conserve Primates", is on Friday, October 20th, 3:30 pm, in the Science Amphitheatre. All are welcome! There will be a reception immediately following.
Friday, Oct 20, 2023, 03:30 PM
Regis University, Regis Boulevard, Denver, CO, USA
Regis Students & Grads with Disabilities Gain Federal Work Experience Through Innovative Program
This summer, a number of Regis University students and recent graduates with disabilities will have the opportunity to seek internships or permanent employment with federal agencies, thanks to the Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP).
The WRP connects federal agencies and, in some cases, private employers, with college students and recent graduates with disabilities seeking to demonstrate their abilities in the workplace through summer internships or long-term jobs. Over the years, thousands of college students, graduate students and alumni have participated in the program, working in diverse roles in federal workplaces across the nation.
Applications for the WRP are due in mid-October. Students can learn more by visiting WRP.gov or contact Amanda Cusson, Employer Relations Specialist for the Center for Career and Professional Development. You can reach her by phone at 303.458.3509 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What’s in a Name?
In recent years, a growing number of college disability service offices have changed their names. Many have opted to use the term “accessibility” instead of “disability” or to use a combination of the two.
The Student Disability Services (SDS) office at Regis wants to know how students feel about a possible name change. Students are encouraged to stop by the SDS office (241 Clarke Hall) and drop a stone in a jar to voice their preference for the office name. As an added bonus, Regis Freshmen will earn a stamp in their Passport for participating in the poll.
Some Arguments for Keeping Disability in The Name:
· Disability is an important piece of diversity and of a person’s identity and should be acknowledged
· Owning the term disability can provide a sense of pride
· Removing the term implies that there is something wrong or shameful about having a disability
Some Arguments for Removing Disability from the Office Name:
· The term disability might prevent some students from contacting the office because they do not personally identify as being disabled (e.g. students with dyslexia or a mental health diagnosis)
· The term disability is stigmatized and is inherently negative due to the “dis” prefix
Some Arguments for Using Both Disability and Access(ability) in the Office Name:
· The combined name reflects a sense of disability pride, but also includes a different term because some students face stigma and may have misconceptions about the word disability
· Adding the term accessibility emphasizes that the office is a resource for everyone on campus, regardless of whether they personally identify as having a disability
Please stop by Student Disability Services in Clarke 241 before December 1st to let them know what you think about the office name.