News and activities at Norma Marion Alloway Library, Trinity Western University

Month: February 2019 (Page 1 of 3)

Remembering Marge Friesen

Marge and Benno Friesen, during Alumni Reunion 2013

In an email, TWU President Bob Kuhn announced today that Trinity Western University  pioneer, Marge Friesen died this morning. Marge and her husband Benno were among the first employees at what was then called Trinity Junior College. Benno served for many years as both an English professor and Dean of Students. Marge supported him by forming close relationships with many students, as well as leading and accompanying on the piano the singing groups that, in the early days, toured churches all across North America, promoting the fledgling two-year college. Benno and Marge related many stories about those trips, which were memorable, once in a lifetime experiences for many who traveled with them.

Marge and Benno Friesen standing with the men’s quartet. Circa 1963

In his email, Kuhn stated, “Marge was unstinting in her love for Trinity Western and its students.”

Alloway Library has the Friesens’ memoir The Ever Circling Years,  (click on the link to place a request for this item.) TWU Archives has several photos of Marge, Benno and  some of the musical groups they worked with at TJC.




TONIGHT Learn how to deal with procrastination at LNAP’s Relax Lounge

Feeling behind? Need some tips on getting over the procrastination?

Come to the Wellness Centre’s relax lounge from 6:30 – 8:30 where you can chat with Wellness Centre’s interns , relax, and get some practical tips on dealing with the anxiety of procrastination.

Master of Counselling Psychology students Cami  and Shawna are transforming Study Room 211 into “a super informal, relaxing space with a scent diffuser, pillows, and  handouts on stress / worry / anxiety.” Cami adds, “As students come in, we can chat with them about what they feel they need regarding worry.”

The Long Night Against Procrastination is tonight February, 25 at Alloway Library from 6:30 – midnight. Come in for an evening of special guides to help you get your work done.  You don’t need to register, but feel free to let us know you are coming through our Facebook event page.

Your last chance to procrastinate

We hope you are having a great Reading Break! When you get back to campus on Monday, February 25 the Long Night Against Procrastination will be ready  to get you back into the academic swing of things for the short, fast ride to the end of the term.


Chat with TWU faculty at LNAP

Professor Kelly Arbeau

Are you curious about sleep deprivation? Stress and mental health? Alcohol use? Sexuality? Or maybe bigger questions like creation, evolution, and origins spark your interest. Join TWU faculty at the Long Night Against Procrastination tonight, (February 25)where you’ll have a chance to ask your questions about science, faith, and human flourishing in a casual, non-threatening environment.


Professor Kent Clarke

These professors will be setting up chat space in  Study Room 123 near the relaxation zone for casual, drop-in sessions where students can engage with faculty on various issues related to science and faith. (Don’t be surprised if they stroll around the library  ready to strike up a conversation!)


Professor Paul Brown

  • Kelly Arbeau (Psychology)  6:30 – 7:30
  • Kent Clarke (Religious Studies) 7:30 – 8:30
  • Paul Brown (Natural and Applied Sciences)  8:30 – 9:30
  • Arnold Sikkema (Natural and Applied Sciences) 9:30 – 10:30
  • Chuck Macknee (Psychology) 10:30 – 11:30

Professor Chuck Macknee

Professor Arnold Sikkema

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