Linda Endlich’s “Journey” Featured in Art on Bascom Gallery

Linda Endlich, MERIT’s Senior Graphic Artist  shares new work in the Art on Bascom Gallery in the Education building.   The theme of the show is “Journey”, and the show runs from April 20 to May 22.

Linda is an Art alumna of UW-Madison and creates work with a focus on oil painting, portraiture and drawing. She has previously shown work at UW Madison, and local venues. Her current work explores digital photography and image manipulation.

Linda explains that Journey is an “exploration visually, physically and metaphorically of mine. The show focuses on merged photographs crafted into something ‘new.’ Sometimes very realistic while other times abstract, they all emerge from two or more photographs playfully coming together. I have such a wonderful time creating them and am honored to have an opportunity to share them with you.”

Congratulations to Linda, and please join her for an opening reception on Thursday, April 23, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Make a personalized READ! Poster with MERIT, April 13-17

It’s that time of year again!  MERIT Library will be celebrating LIBRARY WEEK with our annual READ! Poster creation.

Bring yourself, your friends, or even your dog.  All are welcome.  We will provide a selection of books for you to choose from but feel free to bring your own books if desired.  We will provide a variety of exciting backgrounds for you to choose from.

The photo shoot will take place in the studio in room 109 of the Teacher Education Building (225 N. Mills St.).  Doors will be open for the READ! Poster shoot from Monday, April 13 to Friday, April 17 from noon until 6 p.m.

Cost is $5 per pose and $2 for each additional copy.  Payment is accepted via campus print card or exact cash.

Posters are tabloid sized (11×17).  Posters may take up to one week to finish

Staff Present at Campus Showcase Event

School of Education staff head to the campus Showcase event on April 14, 2015 to present on two exciting initiatives:

  • Catherine Stephens, MERIT’s Senior Education Technology Consultant shares a poster describing this year’s special grant project focused on Replicable Instructional Technology Infusion.   Two of the twelve projects are highlighted at Showcase:  “First Person Video” and use of GoPro cameras for patient assessment in Occupational Therapy, and “Popular Music for Educators” and teaching with digital audio workstations in MERIT’s Macintosh teaching lab.
  • Curriculum & Instruction Ph.D. candidate Lindsay Stoetzel shares a poster describing Teach-ology, a student led initiative based at MERIT library.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to register and attend this special campus event.

Encyclopedia of Science Education

New Addition to the Campus Database Library:

Encyclopedia of Science Education

A comprehensive international reference work covering the range of methodologies, perspectives, foci, and cultures of science education, via contributions from leading researchers from around the world. Because of the frequent ways in which scholarship in science education has led to developments in other curriculum areas, the encyclopedia has significance beyond the field of science education. Covers all areas of science education including biographical entries on science educators and educators whose work has had an impact on science education as a research field.

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New Books in the MERIT Children’s Collection

Get a Jump on the Holidays!

The Mayflower, by Mark Greenwood; illustrated by Frané Lessac.
First edition.
Holiday House, 2014
Summary: “The three-thousand-mile trip was crowded and dangerous, and there was trouble when the passengers settled in Plymouth for a bitter, cold winter. However, their determination was ultimately rewarded; the Pilgrims adjusted to the New England climate thanks to help from local Native Americans and soon celebrated their first harvest in the New World.”—Amazon
PreK-12 F 68 .G795 2014

Frankenstein’s Fright Before Christmas, story & pictures by Ludworst Bemonster.
1st ed.
Feiwel and Friends, 2014
Summary: This parody of “The Night before Christmas” sees Santa visiting the castle of Miss Devel where a very excited Frankenstein and his monster friends live.
PreK-12 PZ 3 .B4239 Fr 2014

And Then Comes Christmas, by Tom Brenner; illustrated by Jana Christy.
First edition.
Candlewick Press, 2014
Summary: A story to celebrate the signs of the approaching season–from icicles clinging to roofs and houses strung with colorful lights to visiting Santa and hunting for the perfect tree.
PreK-12 PZ 3 .B75626 And 2014

The Animals’ Santa, by Jan Brett, author and illustrator.
G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group, 2014
Summary: In northern Canada a rabbit named Little Snow is celebrating his first Christmas, and after all the forest animals tell him about the animals’ Santa, he is excited to wake up on Christmas morning to find his own surprise.
PreK-12 PZ 3 .B7567 Ani 2014

A Christmas Wish for Corduroy, story by B. G. Hennessy ; pictures by Jody Wheeler ; based on the characters created by Don Freeman.
Viking, an imprint of Penguin Group, 2014
Summary: A teddy bear in the toy department of a big store receives a new name and a new home from Santa.
PreK-12 PZ 3 .H391 Chr 2014

The Last Christmas Tree, by Stephen Krensky; illustrated by Pascal Campion.
Dial Books for Young Readers, 2014
Summary: An eager little Christmas tree, not very tall or well-shaped, is the last on the lot but when it seems all hope of being covered with lights and ornaments is lost, a special person comes to take him home.
PreK-12 PZ 3 .K876 Las 2014

Star Bright: A Christmas Story, by Alison McGhee and Peter H. Reynolds.
First edition.
Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2014
Summary: What can a small angel give a most important baby? A Christmas story about the greatest gift of all.
PreK-12 PZ 3 .M47852 St 2014

Beautiful Yetta’s Hanukkah Kitten, by Daniel Pinkwater; illustrated by Jill Pinkwater.
First edition.
Feiwel and Friends, 2014
Summary: Huddling with her parrot friends in a warm nest atop a street light as the winter begins, Yetta the Yiddish chicken discovers a stray kitten and must find it a safe home when her parrot friends are reluctant to adopt it.
PreK-12 PZ 3 .P6335 Beu 2014

‘Twas Nochebuena, by Roseanne Greenfield Thong; illustrated by Sara Palacios.
Viking, an imprint of Penguin Group, 2014
Summary: Explores Latin American traditions for celebrating Christmas Eve in a text that combines English and Spanish words and follows the rhythm of Clement Moore’s “The Night Before Christmas”.
PreK-12 PZ 3 .T388 Tw 2014

Here Comes Santa Cat, by Deborah Underwood; pictures by Claudia Rueda.
Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group, 2014
Summary: Cat wants off Santa’s naughty list and makes several valiant attempts, but this ‘being nice’ business is trickier than he thought.
PreK-12 PZ 3 .U4193 Her 2014

Honeyky Hanukah, by Woody Guthrie; pictures by Dave Horowitz.
With compact disc
First edition.
Doubleday Books for Young Readers, 2014
Summary: A family celebrates Hanukkah with latkes, hugs, kisses, and dancing.
PreK-12 PZ8. 3 .G97 Ho 2014