Faculty Brown Bag Sessions – October 2014

Oct 14 Faculty Brown Bag

Every Tuesday in October: 12pm and 4:30pm

Faculty and staff, stop in and see what the MEC Library can do for you!  We have tons of great services, databases, and tools to offer you.  If you can’t make one of the sessions, feel free to stop in and ask the librarians to show you any tools that you are interested in or even just how to use the library website.

We want to work with you!


Henkel Exhibit Reception

Thank You!

Henkel Family: A Live in Letters

MEC Reception September 5th, 2014

Visitor viewing the Henkel Exhibit during the MEC event reception Daria Amoto and Diane Kearney during Ms. Amato's presentation on Nursing during the Civil War

The MEC Library faculty and staff wants to thank you all for attending the Henkel Exhibit Reception on Friday, September 5th.  We had so much fun sharing this wonderful exhibit with you and we hope you enjoyed the fruit and cake.

A special thanks also to Nursing faculty Daria Amato who gave a wonderful presentation about Civil War nursing.

If you haven’t yet, please visit the Henkel Family: A Life in Letters exhibit located at MEC on the 1st floor in the Foley Forum.  The exhibit will be at MEC until September 19th, after which it will be at the Woodbridge Campus.

Backpack Awareness Day

How Heavy is your Backpack?

Backpack Awareness Day
Backpack Awareness Day

Wednesday, September 10th 10:30-12:00

MEC First Floor

Join the SOTA Club for Backpack Awareness Day.  Find out how much your backpack weights, how to effectively pack your backpack to avoid injury, and how to properly fit your backpack.

Did you know that…

  • Carrying a heavy backpack can cause lower back pain which last through adulthood.
  • In 2010 nearly 28,000 strains, sprains, dislocations, and fractures from backpacks were treated in hospital emergency rooms, physicians’ offices, and clinics.
  • Wearing a backpack incorrectly or that is    too heavy can be contributing risk factors for discomfort, fatigue, muscle soreness, and musculoskeletal pain especially in the lower back.

Henkel Physicians: A Family’s Life in Letters

Henkel Physicians Exhibit

During the Civil War, hundreds of hospitals were established in cities, towns, farms, and fields throughout both the North and South. Without the knowledge of germ theory or the benefits of antibiotics or antiseptics, tens of thousands of men were treated in these hospitals for war wounds and disease by surgeons, doctors, medical stewards and nurses.

Visit the MEC Library’s exhibit, The Henkel Physicians: A Family’s Life in Letters in the Foley Forum on the first floor to learn more about medicine during the Civil War and throughout the nineteenth century. This exhibit is presented in coordination with the National Library of Medicine.

Location: The MEC’s Foley Forum

Dates:     August 25 –September 19, 2014

Click on the Slideshare presentation below to see a slideshow  of wartime field and pavilion hospitals that were in our area.