Juneteenth

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Juneteenth Emancipation Day Celebration, June 19, 1900, Texas by Mrs. Charles Stephenson (Grace Murray) from The Portal to Texas History Austin History Center, Austin Public Library. This media file is in the public domain in the United States.

On June 19th, 1865, in Galveston, Texas Union Major General Gordon Granger read General Order Number Three to an assembled group of people stating that all slaves were free. This was the news that resulted from Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation from Jan. 1, 1863 as it finally reached all states, and Texas became the very last state to hear of the news.  Within the black community, this announcement sparked an immediate celebration, and was again celebrated the following year. Years later at Booker T. Washington Park in Limestone, Texas the celebrations drew thousands of people in commemoration of this freedom. Black families gathered together that day to commemorate their final notification that slavery had officially ended.

As a result the date of June 19th was known as the blended word, Juneteenth, and celebrations spread throughout Texas and neighboring states. In the 19th century, festivities included the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation, slave stories, prayer, speeches, rodeos, dances, games and lots of food. As populations spread from the southern United States to more urban areas the celebrations continued.  In the 1970’s the popularity of Juneteenth was resurfacing in Texas, and in 1980 it became a state holiday. Celebrations now include many festivities in many states as a celebration of freedom from slavery.

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Prather, Patricia Smith. “Juneteenth.” Cobblestone, vol. 18, no. 3, Mar. 1997, p. 17. EBSCOhost, ezjsrcc.vccs.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=khh&AN=9704025456&site=ehost-live&scope=site.

Wynn, Linda T. “Juneteenth.” Freedom Facts & Firsts: 400 Years of the African American Civil Rights Experience, Jan. 2009, p. 26. EBSCOhost, ezjsrcc.vccs.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=khh&AN=40073964&site=ehost-live&scope=site.

Haze of Hot Dogs @ Library Open House

James Satchell grilled hot dogs for students outside of the Goochland Library using a grill made by Jason Berry, Reynolds student.


Heat, Haze & Hot Dogs…

In a haze of hot dogs, over 300 students, faculty & staff from Reynolds Community College attended the 2019 Library Tailgate Open House events at all three campuses. While they were there, 70+ students made the “Trek to Tutoring” to discover this valuable student support service at both Downtown & Parham campuses. Aside from dining on hot dogs, guests were also invited to download apps for Overdrive, Flipster, Brainfuse & Canvas. Instrumental guitarist Jackson Wright provided cool vibes to entertain us too!

One of the highlights for the Goochland Campus Tailgate was the use of an ornamental grill made by Reynolds student Jason Berry in Michael Vaughan’s Welding 155/Ornamental Welding class.

The best part was seeing YOU, our students, faculty & staff.
Thanks for stopping by!

P.S. Take a peek at the botanical designs displayed by David Pippin’s HRT 268/Advanced Floral Design class here:
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Reynolds Student Expo 2019

What Students Get to THINK about in Class

This week over 500 visitors to the Reynolds Libraries got to catch a glimpse into what Reynolds students really get to think about in class!

That’s because the Reynolds Student Expo was on display showcasing 188 student projects from 24 courses & 338 students.

Click here to see what they are really thinking about!

A big “THANK YOU” to the following faculty members for their support:

Anthony Roe Janet  Adams Mike Vaughan
B. T. Pryor Jill Newbauer Piumini Wanigasundera
Carolyn Parrish Karen Layou Rachel Jascizek
Christopher Thomas Karen Neal Shalini Upadhyaya
David Minoza Karin Stretchko Sheryl White
David Pippin Mary Penzer Stephen Sowulewski
Gretchen Mandley Maxie Cannon Sylvia Clay

Student Expo 2019

Congratulations to the following
“People’s Choice” Winners:

DTC (3 way tie):

  • “Life Cycle of a Butterfly” – CHD 120; Student: Joszette Eddy; Instructor: Sheryl White
  • “Diabetes” – Students: Tamika Coleman, Courtney Lund, Sarah Motley, Dominique James, Shannon Ennis and Stephen Ford; Instructor: Jill Newbauer, NSG 200.
  • “Need Sleep?” – Students: Whitney Lewis, Courtney White, Belle Kazikewe, Kaylyn Sullivan, Tamara Turner, Kathleen Cumiskey, Katrina Woodson; Instructor: Jill Newbauer, NSG 200.

GC:

  • “Airplane” – Student: Turner Parrish; Instructor: Mike Vaughan, WEL 155

PRC:

  • “Brain Match” – Student: Aaron Czerniawski; Instructor: Karen Neal,  BIO 102

Your Holiday Reading Just Got a Boost!

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Recently the Chronicle of Higher Education asked scholars what they thought was the most influential book from the past 20 years….

Find their answers in “The New Canon” and get an intellectually stimulating boost for your holiday reading list.

Enjoy the break!

 

 

Smiling Students @Library Open House

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Reynolds students made our days this week at the Library Open Houses on each campus. The “Tailgate in the Library” was most remembered because you, our students, came to engage with us and the resources in the Reynolds Libraries. With over 400 students, faculty and staff in attendance, we enjoyed every moment with you. Thanks for taking our survey, playing Library Bingo & cornhole with us, and chatting over hot dogs!

 

Hot Dogs = Happiness in the Library Open House

Hot dogs & pimento cheese sandwiches made a lot of students happy at the 1st ever ‘Tailgate @ Reynolds Libraries’ this week.  440 folks soaked up the atmosphere, smiled & munched away as the thud of cornhole was heard in the background for our library open house event.  A short hunt for online library resources encouraged students, faculty & staff to investigate library databases… & gather up prizes. Some students even found a book! Tailgate photo

Libraries closed on July 3rd & 4th

4th of July

All Reynolds Libraries will be closed on Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 for Independence Day. Be sure to plan ahead and check out some good books, DVDs, and audiobooks.  Remember: eBooks and databases are available 24/7/365!

On Wednesday, July 5th all campus libraries will be re-open.  Happy 4th of July!

Students Post Dreams, Seek Resume & Employment Tips @Library Open Houses

On Tuesday, September 20th & Wednesday, September 21st—Reynolds Libraries at Parham and Downtown opened their doors to a flurry of activities…

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From the smallest of hopes to the biggest of dreams, Reynolds students added their goals to Post-It Note walls.

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Advice on resumes and employment were in demand as students flocked to the Career Specialists who served as the main attraction.

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A selfie frame helped to break the ice & get students to think about “My Future Self.” See all the great photos here.

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Two lucky students—one from Parham and one from Downtown—actually won Kindle Fire tablets!              *****Goochland Library will give away one more on October 26th to a lucky student who visits between 11-1!!!

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Your Ideas Matter

In the Reynolds Library, we take your ideas seriously…

Suggestion: More Quiet Spaces with Electrical Outlets at the Downtown Library!

Response: We totally agree with you, which is why we are so thrilled to have the Reynolds Room open behind the reference desk. Did you know that you can use that room anytime the library is open? There are outlets on the walls, lights, and really comfortable chairs. Feel free to go in there anytime you’d like a quiet space. Also, have you checked out our group study rooms? Each room is equipped with a laptop, display monitor, and outlets for you to use! Also, we have six large tables in the library. On each table there is a lamp and at the base of the lamp are multiple outlets for you to use.  They are easily missed but check them out next time you’re in the library.

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Suggestion: To have disinfecting wipes stationed around the library, especially near the work table areas.

Response: Our housekeeping staff works very hard to keep up with the traffic in the library, but it is true, sometimes patrons make a mess and the library staff doesn’t see. If this should happen in the future, please let a staff member know and we’ll have it taken care of ASAP!

Suggestion: For the Parham Campus Library to have more anime, manga, and comic book titles AND a binder that has a list of all the DTC anime, manga, and comic books so people know what the other campus has.

Response: What a great suggestion! We will certainly pass this along to the PRC Library and hope they can add more titles in the near future. Also, did you know the library has something better than a binder?! The Library’s Quick Search can help you find all of the anime, manga, and comic books at Reynolds. Check it out!

Suggestion: Be awesome all the time

Response: Believe me, we try. 🙂