Art at the Gannon Gallery / BSC Library

“Foreign Exchange: American Encounters with China”
Artists:  Collages by Dyan Rey, Poems by Eliot Glassheim
Dates:  Now through March 15th
Reception:  Thursday, March 7th, 4-6 p.m.

About the Vase Series

“Dyan Rey’s Vase Series was inspired by the historical and contemporary art she saw in China during a visit she made with her husband Eliot Glassheim in 2009. The images were included in Foreign Exchange: American Encounters with China, a book of poetry written by Glassheim, and  published by the North Dakota Museum of Art.

The Vase Series are collages that echo the shapes of bronzes, ceramic vessels, and plant forms. They were cut from abstract ink paintings made years earlier. The calligraphic brushwork of the ink paintings was influenced by Abstract Expressionism, a style that itself was originally influenced by Chinese calligraphy.”

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eBook of the Week

10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College by Bill Coplin

10 things

“A handy, straightforward guide that teaches students how to acquire marketable job skills and real-world know-how before they graduate–revised and updated for today’s economic and academic landscapes.”

“Going beyond test scores and GPAs, Coplin teaches students how to maximize their college experience by focusing on ten crucial skill groups:  Work Ethic, Physical Performance, Speaking, Writing, Teamwork, Influencing People, Research, Number Crunching, Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving.”

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Plagiarism – What’s the Big Deal?

Why all the fuss about plagiarism?  The synonyms of the word — appropriation, infringement, piracy, counterfeiting, theft, borrowing, cribbing, passing off — provide some clues.  It is definitely NOT the way to do things.  Students who engage in plagiarism can also face some serious consequences outlined in BSC’s Academic Honor Code.

What is it? Plagiarism (noun) is defined by Dictionary.com¹ as:

1. an act or instance of using or closely imitating the language and thoughts of another author without authorization and the representation of that author’s work as one’s own, as by not crediting the original author.

2. a piece of writing or other work reflecting such unauthorized use or imitation.

This diagram from EasyBib will help you make sense of it all.


¹”plagiarism.” Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 20 Feb. 2013. <>.

eBook of the Week

Wow your friends with what you know at next year’s Super Bowl party!

National Forgotten League: Entertaining Stories and Observations from Pro Football’s First Fifty Years

by Dan Daly

National Forgotten League

“The first fifty years of America’s most popular spectator sport have been strangely neglected by historians claiming to tell the “complete story” of pro football. Well, here are the early stories that “complete story” has left out. What about the awful secret carried around by Sid Luckman, the Bears’ Hall of Fame quarterback whose father was a mobster and a murderer? Or Steve Hamas, who briefly played in the NFL then turned to boxing and beat Max Schmeling, conqueror of Joe Louis? Or the two one-armed players who suited up for NFL teams in 1945? Or Steelers owner Art Rooney postponing a game in 1938 because of injuries? These are just a few of the little-known facts Dan Daly unearths in recounting the untold history of pro football in its first half century.”

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But the Book Was Better …

“But the book was better …”

Maybe you’ve heard (or made) this comment after seeing a movie.  Here’s your chance to talk about how the novel Push by Sapphire compares to Precious, the movie based on the book.

Join us for lively discussions at the Morton Mandan Public Library (609 West Main):

Book Discussion – Sunday, February 24, 2013, 1:15 – 3 p.m. 

Film Discussion – Sunday, March 17, 2013, 1:15 – 3 p.m.

Discussions are free and open to all.  The book and DVD may be borrowed from local libraries or rented/purchased from local merchants.

 Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Morton Mandan Public Library & the Cinema 100 Film Society.


Good reading!  Good viewing!

eBook of the Week

♥♥Valentine’s Day♥♥ is soon here.  What better time to read a love story?

Super Sad True Love Story: a Novel by Gary Schteyngart

Super Sad True Love Story

A New York Times Notable Book

Named One of the Best Books of the Year by

The Washington Post • The  Boston Globe • San Francisco Chronicle • The Seattle Times • O: The Oprah  Magazine • Maureen Corrigan, NPR • Salon • Slate • Minneapolis Star Tribune • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Kansas City Star • Charlotte Observer •
The Globe and Mail • Vancouver Sun • Montreal Gazette • Kirkus Reviews

“In the near future, America is crushed by a financial crisis and our patient Chinese creditors may just be ready to foreclose on the whole mess. Then Lenny Abramov, son of an Russian immigrant janitor and ardent fan of “printed, bound media artifacts” (aka books), meets Eunice Park, an impossibly cute Korean American woman with a major in Images and a minor in Assertiveness. Could falling in love redeem a planet falling apart?”

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