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During October 2013...

Halloween at Habitat

Thursday, October 31, 2013 2:55 pm

Habitat Oct. 31, 2013

On Halloween, some brave (and perhaps tortured) souls were transported to another dimension. A dimension where a house had unpainted interior walls. This house, being built by Habitat for Humanity on North Cherry Street, needed interior primer. Wanda Brown, Barry Davis, James Harper, Tim Mitchell, Chelcie Rowell, Bill Kane and Craig Fansler spent the day priming the interior of this house.

Habitat Oct. 31, 2013

Habitat Oct. 31, 2013

It was fun. People who don’t normally work together visited and found out about each other….we talked shop, sports and beer. Marvelous conversations abounded while we rolled and cut in white primer on sheetrock surfaces inside this new home.

Habitat Oct. 31, 2013

Habitat Oct. 31, 2013

I believe we went through three 5 gallon containers of primer. Some of it was used legitimately…for priming the walls of the house. Much of the primer need up on us from head to toe.

Habitat Oct. 31, 2013

When you are doing something for someone else, it feels good. When you are doing it with people you like, all the better. The universe was in perfect alignment and we managed to sing a few Johnny Cash songs as well.

At ZSR Library in FY 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013 1:41 pm

Statistics are an important component when evaluating performance. The numbers in this infographic highlight the tangible value of ZSR Library’s collections, services and facility to the Wake Forest Community.

infographic: At ZSR Library in FY 2013

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Humans v Zombies – Fall 2013

Sunday, October 27, 2013 1:56 pm

On Friday, October 25th from 9-11 pm, the ZSR Library hosted another Human v Zombies event at ZSR! We had 80 students attend and seven amazing volunteers from the ZSR staff! Thanks to Susan Smith, Tim Mitchell, David Link, Thomas Dowling, Chelcie Rowell, Chris Burris, Lauren Suffoletto and student John Walsh for all their help making this event a success! Also, thanks to the Student Activities Fund for their support of these events! Check out the photos of the event! (photos by Susan Smith)

ZSR Zeyphrs Hit The Bricks, 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013 2:07 pm

For this year’s Hit The Bricks fundraiser ZSR fielded a team of 10 players, each of whom ran at least 45 minutes straight in order to raise awareness and money for the Brian Piccolo Cancer Drive.


Lauren Suffoletto getting started with her laps

The team included Craig Fansler, Patrick Ferrell, Joy Gambill, Bill Kane, Rebecca Petersen, Chelcie Rowell, Susan Smith, Lauren Suffoletto, Roz Tedford, and Tanya Zanish-Belcher, who ran or walked while carrying a weighted backpack for a total of 8 hours, from 11am to 7pm.


Susan Smith rounding the corner towards the checkin station

Making the most of the double lap bonus for carrying the backpack, the team racked up an impressive 290 laps around Hearn Plaza (The Quad for us oldies) to place 5th in the Faculty/Staff division, out of 18 teams.


Bill Kane keeping a smile as he dashes past Wait Chapel

Please check out our Flickr set for even more photos of our Library faculty/staff hitting the bricks to stop cancer!


Joy Gambill cooling down after her run

Government Shutdown Impacts Online Resources

Thursday, October 3, 2013 9:47 am

Due to the federal government shutdown, many online resources administered by federal agencies are either unavailable or not being updated. This post relays information compiled by the Cofrin Library at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay.

The following resources are unavailable:

You can search “archived” versions of some government websites by using the Archive.org “Wayback Machine.” More information is provided in a post on the Internet Archive Blogs titled Blacked Out Government Websites Available Through Wayback Machine.

The following resources are not being updated:

In addition, the Department of Defense website is available, with limited updates. The Department of State website is available and appears to be updated as of this writing. The Department of the Treasury website is available and portions of its website will continue to be updated.

Legislative information websites will continue to be updated and accessible. These include:

For more information on the status of government services, please consult:

Many thanks to Cofrin Library at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay for compiling much of this information, as well as to the Portland State University Library for additional information.


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