The Mission of Herman Stern – DVD Available at BSC Library

BSC’s Holocaust Remembrance Day event on April 26, 2018, featured the documentary film, The Mission of Herman Stern, and a panel discussion.

North Dakota businessman Herman Stern, a Jewish German immigrant himself, rescued more than 140 German Jews from the impending Holocaust in Europe in the 1930s and 1940s.

If you missed seeing the film at our Holocaust Remembrance Day event or want to see it again, the DVD is now available at the BSC Library.

Check it out!




North Dakota’s Oil Patch

Available at the BSC Library.  Check it out!

“A surreal, lyrical work of narrative nonfiction that portrays how the largest domestic oil discovery in half a century transformed a forgotten corner of the American West into a crucible of breakneck capitalism.

“As North Dakota became the nation’s second-largest oil producer, Maya Rao set out in steel-toe boots to join a wave of drifters, dreamers, entrepreneurs, and criminals. With an eye for the dark, absurd, and humorous, Rao fearlessly immersed herself in their world to chronicle this modern-day gold rush, from its heady beginnings to OPEC’s price war against the US oil industry. She rode shotgun with a surfer-turned-truck driver braving toxic fumes and dangerous roads, dined with businessmen disgraced during the financial crisis, and reported on everyone in between – including an ex-con YouTube celebrity, a trophy wife mired in scandal, and a hard-drinking British Ponzi schemer – in a social scene so rife with intrigue that one investor called the oilfield Peyton Place on steroids …”                                                                                                         
Click here to read more about it


First White House Phone

Rutherford B. Hayes (1822-93) served as 19th President of the United States (1877-1881). He defeated Samuel Tilden (1814-86) in a controversial election and promised to only serve one term. [Peter Newark American Pictures; out of copyright]

10 May
On this day in 1877, President Rutherford B. Hayes installed the first White House phone (never imagining what presidential phones would be used for a century and a half later).

Click here to learn more about telephone technology.

Finals Week

Next week is Finals Week!  Don’t panic. Head to the BSC Library instead.

Whether you need help with final projects and papers, or a quiet place to study or do group work, the BSC Library is the place to be — online or in-person.

  • Ask our librarians to help you find the information resources you need
  • Use our study rooms and library commons for group work
  • Head to the quiet reading room for solo study
  • Finals Week hours

See you at the Library!


May the Fourth Be with You

4 May
Star Wars Day and International Space Day only align every few years.

2018 is one of those years.

May the Fourth Be with You!


Learn more about Star Wars films here.

Space. Scientists add colors based on light wavelengths to the Hubble images. CREDIT: ESA and NASA / National Geographic Society / Universal Images Group