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

Month: July 2021 (Page 1 of 2)

Campanile cleaning!

TWU’s campus campanile was cleaned this week and some great photos of the inside of  bell tower were taken.  Later this summer additional work will be carried out to inspect the individual bells and replace the bird barrier inside the belfy.

Pressure washing from a lift truck

Looking down into the center of the campanile

Two of the bells from inside the campanile

Looking down from inside the bell chamber

The clapper inside the bell is triggered electronically.

New titles Tuesday, July 27

Here is a selection of titles added  to our collection in the past week.

 After whiteness: an education in belonging  /Willie James Jennings. After Whiteness is for anyone who has ever questioned why theological education still matters. It is a call for Christian intellectuals to exchange isolation for intimacy and embrace their place in the crowd. It is part memoir, part decolonial analysis, and part poetry–a multimodal discourse that deliberately transgresses boundaries, as Jennings hopes theological education will do, too.

 Biological safety: principles and practices /edited by Dawn P. Wooley, Karen B. Byers, Now in its fifth edition, Biological Safety: Principles and Practices remains the most comprehensive biosafety reference. A team of expert contributors have outlined the technical nuts and bolts of biosafety and biosecurity within these pages. This book presents the guiding principles of laboratory safety, including: the identification, assessment, and control of the broad variety of risks encountered in the lab; the production facility; and, the classroom.

 Converting the imagination: teaching to recover Jesus’ vision for fullness of life /Patrick R. Manning. In Converting the Imagination, Manning offers a probing analysis of this crisis of meaning, marshalling historical and psychological research to shed light on the connections among the disintegration of the Christian worldview, religious disaffiliation, and a growing mental health epidemic. Converting the Imagination is an invitation to transform the way we teach about faith and make sense of the world, an invitation that echoes Jesus’ invitation to a fuller, more meaningful life. It is sure to captivate scholars and practitioners of religious education, ministers seeking to reengage people who have drifted away from the faith or to support young people suffering from existential anxiety, and anyone in search of deeper meaning in their religious traditions or in their own lives.

 Faith-integrated being, knowing, and doing: a study among Christian faculty in Indonesia /Sarinah Lo. In this holistic study of the integration of faith and learning, Lo challenges the Western tendency to privilege knowing over being and doing. In the context of Indonesian higher education, Dr. Lo addresses the cognitive, affective, spiritual, relational, and vocational aspects of human nature. She demonstrates that effective integration of faith and learning must reach beyond the academic disciplines to address the formation of a Christian perspective in all areas of life, thought, and practice. Utilizing in-depth interviews and qualitative analysis,  Lo’s field research explores the specific challenges facing Christian faculty in Indonesia, where the rise of radical Islam and the pressure to conform to state ideology raise unique questions about the nature of faith-learning integration. The first study of its kind, this is an excellent resource for educators wanting to think more broadly about what it means to follow Christ in the classroom, pushing beyond Western models of integration to embrace the more holistic approach of faith-integrated being, knowing, and doing.

 Larone’s medically important fungi: a guide to identification /Thomas J. Walsh, Randall T. Hayden, Davise H. Larone ; illustrated by Davise H. Larone. With Larone’s Medically Important Fungi: A Guide to Identification, both novices and experienced professionals in clinical microbiology laboratories can continue to confidently identify commonly encountered fungi.

Practical guide to diagnostic parasitology /Lynne S. Garcia. This classic clinical laboratory parasitology reference, now in its third edition, has been extensively revised and updated in a new full-color format. Still organized to provide maximum help to the user, particularly from the bench perspective, every section has been expanded with new images and discussion.

 Teaching cross-culturally: an incarnational model for learning and teaching /Judith E. Lingenfelter and Sherwood G. Lingenfelter. This book is designed to complement Lingenfelter’s highly succesful Ministering Cross Culturally. It guides readers with little understanding of cross-cultural challenges in ministry and helps them see how cultural sensitivity and effective teaching are inseparably linked. Chapters include discussions about how to uncover cultural biases, how to address intelligence and learning styles, and teaching for biblical transformation. It is ideal for the western-trained educator who plans to work in a non-western setting.

 Teaching research processes: the faculty role in the development of skilled student researchers /William Badke. TWU AUTHOR the research processes required to problem-solve and enlist their findings into cogent academic writing. They lack skill in formulating problem statements, identifying the most relevant databases, using those databases effectively, and evaluating found information. More profoundly, they do not understand the confusing information landscape in which they are working. Teaching Research Processes aims to help faculty members overcome the deficits which today’s students struggle with, and develop strong research abilities in their students.

 Utmost art: complexity in the verse of George Herbert /by Mary Ellen Rickey. George Herbert has fared much better in recent decades. Rarely is he held now to be important only as an exemplar of the metaphysical manner, or found wanting because he is unlike Donne; and gradually, he is being dissociated from the company of sweetly solemn versifiers. Many critics in the twentieth century have pronounced Herbert’s English poetry conspicuously lacking in classical allusions. He is universally extolled the master of homely metaphor, as the recorder of immediate, everyday experiences in terms of everyday objects the language of real speech. For such a master, the consensus goes, recourse to the equipment of the ancients have been incongruous; the “artificiality” of classicism no place in such art.

NEW Curriculum Resource Titles, July 22

Check out NEW Curriculum Resource titles in TWU’s Curriculum Resource Centre (CRC).

This specialized education resource library serves Trinity’s School of Education and local educators, and it provides a variety of resources for curriculum planning, research and teaching (including curriculum guides), teacher’s resources, and K-12 student resources.

Click on the link for more information. Learn how to place a Hold though our Contactless Holds Pickup.

Cats’ Night Out by Caroline Stutson and illustrated by J. Klassen
(Interest Level: Preschool-Grade 3)
Governor General’s Literature Award for Children’s Literature features cats dancing the night away. From two cats waltzing to twenty cats in a conga line, dancing felines take to the streets, the fire escapes, and the rooftops in this charming concept picture book that is part counting and part introduction to music, dance, and rhythm.

Chester’s Masterpiece by Mélanie Watt
(Interest Level: Preschool-Grade 3)
A wry take on the creative process and how good stories are constructed. When Chester (the cat) announces he’s taking over for Mélanie Watt on this book due to some technical difficulties, Mélanie begs to differ.

Fall Leaves by Loretta Holland and illustrated by Elly MacKay
(Interest Level: Preschool-Grade 3)
Part poem, part silent stage, this luminous picture book puts autumn on display and captures the spirit of change that stays with us long after fall leaves. Unlock the secrets of this busy and beautiful time of year as the natural world makes way for winter.

Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend by Mélanie Watt
(Interest Level: Preschool-Grade 3)
That lovable little worrywart is back. And he’s as scaredy as ever! In his latest adventure, Scaredy Squirrel sets out to make The Perfect Friend. Armed with a name tag, mittens, a mirror and a lemon, he’s prepared to make The Perfect First Impression. But just when every detail is under control, Scaredy’s Action Plan takes a surprising turn.

The Story of Queen Esther by Jenny Koralek and illustrated by Grizelda Holderness
(Interest Level: Grades 1-3)
The ancient story of Queen Esther has been told for generations as an example of wisdom and great personal courage. Her bravery is still commemorated each year in the Jewish festival of Purim. Now this well-known story of the Jewish girl who became the queen of Persia and saved her people from death is retold for young readers.

Virginia Wolf by Kyo Maclear and illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault
(Interest Level: Preschool-Grade 3)
Governor General’s Literary Award for Children’s Literature tells the story of sisters Vanessa and Virginia. Vanessa’s sister, Virginia, is in a “wolfish” mood. Vanessa tries everything she can think of to cheer her up, but nothing seems to work. Then Virginia tells Vanessa about an imaginary, perfect place called Bloomsberry. Armed with an idea, Vanessa begins to paint Bloomsberry on the bedroom walls.  Before long, Virginia, too, has picked up a brush and undergoes a surprising transformation of her own.

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