Showing posts from February, 2015

Celebrating Environmental Science

It's been 20 years since the creation of the Environmental Science program at Saint Mary's.  20 years of teaching, learning and researching the biological, chemical and physical bases for the planet's ecological challenges.

One of the events to help mark this milestone is being held this coming Thursday, March 5 at 3 o'clock in the Library's classroom (LI135).

Professors Jason Clyburne, Cristian Suteanu and Aldona Wiacek from the Environmental Science program will talk on the theme, “Our Oceans of Air: from carbon-capture to air quality and climate change”.
As always, everyone is welcome to attend and refreshments will be readily available.
Or if you would prefer to read about any of the vast array of environmental issues out there, the Library has put together a very nice display of SMU faculty publications and other green-oriented books in one convenient location, also on the main floor and easily found.

Food For Fines On Again

It's that time of year.  From now until March 1, you can save money and help a worthy cause at the same time.

How?  Drop off non-perishable food items at the Circulation Desk.  For each item you donate, any overdue book fines you have will be reduced by $2.  How does it work?  Owe 30 dollars in fines?  Then bring in 15 items worth a dollar each and your fines will be taken care of.

All of the food (and any cash people want to donate) will be given to local food banks.  So everybody wins.

Food For Fines is a Novanet-wide initiative which, since its inception about a decade ago, has generated many thousands of donations.  Let's keep it going!