Thursday, May 24, 2018

Throwback Thursday - WW2 Veterans in College

Image courtesy of the Samford University Library Special Collection

As we prepare to honor our men and women in the armed forces who have died in service to their country, this week's "Throwback Thursday" shows a group of veterans between classes on Howard College's East Lake campus.

The photo, captioned "Veterans in College, in 'Civies' -- and Liking It," was taken for some promotional materials aimed at young men getting out of the military after World War II.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Throwback Thursday - 1898 Student Body

Image courtesy of the Samford University Library Special Collection

This week's "Throwback Thursday" takes us all the way back to 1898, where we see the entire Howard College student body.  It was an all-boys school at the time and there weren't many students.  They also wore woolen cadet uniforms -- which sounds downright awful in the Alabama heat!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Thowback Thursday - 1973 Religious Activities Council

Image courtesy of the Samford University Library Special Collection.

No, this week's "Throwback Thursday" isn't a pyramid scheme in action -- it's the Samford Religious Activities Council back in 1973.  Since this photo was published in the Entre Nous yearbook we actually know who everyone in it is (which is pretty uncommon).

Row 1: Ricky Godwon, Allen Murphy, Jim Ailor
Row 2: Beth Williams, Paul Duke, Ricky Dill, Lynn Hazelgrove
Row 3: James Wade

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Spring 2018 Finals Study Break Turnout

We had such a great turnout last night for our late-night study break.  The pizzas arrived right on time -- and it's a good thing, too, because nobody wants to see what happens when students are up late from studying and are denied their promised pizza!

Thanks to everyone who came out to make this such a fun event!  And a special "thank you" to Marcos, Jackson and Kelsey (who took the awesome shots below) for helping make it happen!

And for those of you who still have finals ahead of them, here's a bit of Viking-style motivation we found on one of our rolling whiteboards...

Good luck everyone!

Friday, May 4, 2018

Study Breaks During Finals

Spring classes may be over, but finals are dead ahead -- and we know what that means:  putting in long hours studying at the library!  But don't worry (well, we know you're already worried about finals anyway but bear with us), we'll have some study breaks for those of you burning the late-night oil getting ready for that big exam coming up...

Image source: Wikimedia Commons
The Samford SGA Freshman & Senior Class Officers are sponsoring "Something Sweet for Finals Week" with Insomnia Cookies on May 7th and 8th in Room 235 of the library.  The event starts both nights at 8pm and lasts until the cookies run out.

As for the library itself, we'll once again be observing the time-honored tradition of late-night pizza breaks during finals.  We'll be offering free pizza starting at 11pm on May 8th -- and as with the cookies, the event lasts as long as the pizza lasts.

And as a reminder, the library will be open until 2:00am Sunday through Wednesday of next week -- and Einstein Bros. Bagels will be open until midnight Sunday through Wednesday of next week too!

Good luck with finals everyone!