Freda Spaulding was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on January 30, 1893. She received her degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 1915, attended the Parsons School of Design in New York, and studied under Roger Pearson in Chicago and Joseph Albers in North Carolina. Spaulding taught art in St. Paul, Minnesota and in Rochester, New York before joining the faculty at UNL in 1942. She received her MFA from the University of Colorado in 1952 and then retired Associate Professor of Art Emeritus in 1963 from UNL. Spaulding died December 27, 1974.
Spaulding enjoyed painting in oil and watercolor, yet her outstanding achievements were in the areas of graphics and printmaking. She was a charter member of Lincoln’s Artist’s Guild and active in the Associated Artist of Omaha. Her work can be found in numerous public and private collections. Several sketches and paintings created by Spaulding between 1940 and 1960 make up a collection currently on display at the Calvin T. Ryan Library courtesy of the Museum of Nebraska Art.
Written by Michael Sutherland, Web Services Librarian
The Calvin T. Ryan Library will be closed July 3-5, 2015, in observance of the Independence Day Holiday. Regular Summer session hours will resume on Monday, July 6th.
On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues across the country. Here are some interesting facts compiled by the United States Census Bureau.
We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable 4th of July weekend!
Join us for your lunch hour (lunch not provided) this summer every Thursday from 12 – 1 p.m. for Vintage VHS Brown Bag Lunch Series at the Calvin T. Ryan Library curriculum meeting room (lower level of the library).
June 18: Sexual Harassment from 9 to 5 (1992) From Being a Secretary to Being a Boss (1998)
June 25: Cutting Edge Business Ideas for the Nanosecond ’90s (1992) How to Listen and Double Your Influence (1997)
July 2: 9-5 Survival Guide (1993) Taking Customers Seriously (1990)
With More to come in July!
All viewings are open to the public. For more information, please contact Sally @ 865-8591.
The debate over protecting and compensating student-athletes has gained greater attraction since a 2014 government ruling found that collegiate football players, under scholarship, are employees under the National Labor Relations Act. Should student-athletes have the right to other compensation, or to form a union and bargain collectively? What protections should be afforded to student-athletes who sustain sports-related injuries?
The June 2015 issues of Congressional Digest provides several perspectives on these questions, as well as a summary of recent legislative and executive branch actions related to this topic. Congressional Digest and its sister publications, Supreme Court Debates and International Debates, are all listed and accessible online from the library’s Articles & Databases collections. Here is a sampling of recent topics also addressed in these publications:
With the launch of LOPERSearch in February 2014, UNK student and faculty researchers have enjoyed an improved search experience across dozens of article databases and the library’s catalog. As of this month, LOPERSearch results are now further enhanced with the addition of two criminal justice-related databases:
Criminal Justice Abstracts – Provides cover-to-cover indexing of over 580 journals related to criminal justice, criminology, corrections, and policing.
These two databases – hosted by EBSCO – may be searched individually, together, or combined with other EBSCO databases such as PsycINFO and Academic Search Premier. LOPERSearch users will also see entries from these two criminal justice databases included within their search results. Due to overlapping coverage with these new EBSCO databases, the Library’s subscription to ProQuest’s Criminal Justice Periodicals will be allowed to expire June 30, 2015.
These new databases are linked from the “Articles & Databases” webpage under the alphabetical listings and under the subject of “Criminal Justice.” Please contact Jon Ritterbush, the librarian liaison to Criminal Justice, if you have any questions about this transition.