Thursday, March 24th, 2022 at 2pm Library Learning Commons
Presenting Prof. Barbara Evans
The concept of planetary boundaries addresses the resource limits of the planet.
In particular, limited freshwater and nutrients for agriculture are a concern, especially as demand increases due to expectations for common standards of living, as well as a growing human population. Climate change is making crop yields less predictable. At the same time, conventional agriculture is wasteful of these resources and puts more pressure on limited freshwater resources. Aquaponics is being considered as an approach to food security that may provide resilience in the face of these potential encroachments on planetary boundaries. These systems can be placed locally to reduce the need for transportation of food; they conserve water and nutrients and so may allow us to increase food yields without exceeding the limits to growth. However, as a relatively new agricultural concept, much needs to be done to create an educated workforce and develop business models that ensure success.”
LSSU Library will host its first Conversation Café with the topic of “Living Versus Thriving in the EUP”; we invite you to join us for an engaging evening of conversation in a format that that allows even strangers to quickly get into deep, compassionate discussion.
Dr. Kristin Larsen, PhD, LMSW, ACSW, will share information about QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention Training. Following Dr. Larsen’s presentation, attendees will meet at Pleger Commons for a candlelight vigil in remembrance of lost love ones and for the survivors of suicide. Afterwards we will kick off the Cycle the Globe Campaign to raise awareness for suicide prevention efforts around the world.
To 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:
(3) Why oh Why
(4) Students fail to
(5) Before going to
(9) Class when they know the teacher will ask
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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.
We would like to invite you to join us for the National Endowment for the Arts sponsored Big Read kickoff event at Lake Superior State University Library. The campus and local community are reading The Round House by Louise Erdrich, a story set on the Ojibwe reservation of North Dakota.
We are honored to have Bryan Newland, Chairman of the Bay Mills Indian Community as our keynote speaker for this evening’s event.
Following Chairman Newland’s address, we will watch a short documentary, “This River” which offers an indigenous perspective on the tragic experience of searching for the many missing and murdered Indigenous women.
Joining us for a panel discussion on these issues along with Bryan Newland, will be Chief Judge Jocelyn Fabry of the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians, and the Executive Director of the Diane Peppler Center, Betsy Huggett.
Afternoon coffee and delicious treats will be served by LSSU Catering.
As a follow up to our Culinary Series, where we enjoyed a demonstration on Lacto Fermentation, we are excited to bring you a talk on food preservation, with MSU Extension experts, Beth Waitrovich and Stephanie Ostrenga Sprague. Please join us!
This virtual presentation featuring Beth Waitrovich and Stephanie Ostrenga Sprague with MSU Extension will cover the basics of food preservation including equipment needed, ways to preserve food including canning, freezing and dehydrating, what foods need to be canned in a pressure canner and what can be processed in a hot water bath or steam canner. A question and answer session will follow.
Attend in person in the Library Learning Commons, or watch viaZoom @ https://bit.ly/lssulibfoodpres