Pi Day 2021 Piaku Contest

Pi pie for Pi DayTo celebrate Pi Day this year, LSSU Library is holding a Piaku Contest.

What is a Piaku?
A Piaku is a form of poetry similar to Haiku, but instead of the 5-7-5 syllabic form, the number of syllables per line corresponds to the digits of pi.  And, given the nature of pi, there is no limit to the length of a Piaku!

An example Piaku, created by Marc Boucher:

The Textbook

(3) Why oh Why
(1) Do
(4) Students fail to
(1) Read
(5) Before going to
(9) Class when they know the teacher will ask
(2) Questions
(6) They will not raise their hands
(5) For they do not know
(3) The answers

To submit your Piaku for our contest, email it to reference@lssu.edu by 3:14pm on March 12, 2021.

And please join us in the Library Learning Commons by the giant whiteboard on Thursday, March 11 @ 2pm for a Piaku workshop to craft your winning piaku.  All submitted piakus will be shared to our Facebook page and displayed on the library’s lobby monitors.

What does the winner get?
We will include the winning piaku in the April 2021 Communique, and the winning poet gets a pie!

LSSU Library Scholar Series welcomes Dr. Jason Garvon as he presents “We Only Pay Attention When Something Happens” on Tuesday, Oct 6, 2020 @ 4pm in the Library Learning Commons

LSSU Library Scholar Series: Dr. Jason Garvon, "We Only Pay Attention When Something Happens"

Dr. Garvon will explore some of the current subtle changes that may have a profound impact on our treasured wildlife and recreation activities of the north woods. Tuesday, Oct 6, 2020 @ 4pm in the LSSU Library Learning Commons.

 

The library is hiring!

LSSU Library is now hiring students for the Fall 2020 semester. To apply, students can access the Job Board through Anchor Access.

We look forward to seeing everyone back in the fall!

LSSU Library Staff

Visiting Writer Series – Mardi Jo Link

Don’t miss Michigan author, Mardi Jo Link, on campus on Thursday, April 13, 2017.

Ms. Link will lead a Master Class on writing memoirs in CAS 212 at 3pm.  Later,  join us at LSSU Library at 7pm for a reading, book-signing, and reception with the author.

Flyer for the Mardi Jo Link events on April 13, 2017.

This project is funded in part by Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the LSSU Cultural Affairs Committee.