CCU faculty at ETS

We are proud of seven CCU faculty who wonderfully represented CCU by presenting at the Evangelical Theological Society conference in Denver in November!  Thank you, Drs. Devore and Kotter, Professor Plato, Drs. Rodriquez, Steward, Waggoner and Watson.  Congratulations, faculty!


Political Engagement and the Christian

It’s fall and today in Colorado it’s snowing (Colorado does that)!  This fall is a midterm election (Nov 6) and our local ballot is a long one.  What’s a citizen and Christian to do?  Register to vote  (the deadline to register by mail or online is Oct. 29. Residents can register in person by Election Day.)  Then vote!  But first do your own research and vote as smartly and wisely as you can.  Don’t save this to the last minute because this is like homework; especially this year it’ll take some time.  Pray before voting.  Vote as you see best and fit and not just how another is voting.

Theme for the year: Being Human

Please join the Clifton Fowler Library on Friday, September 14, from 6 pm – 8:30 pm when we welcome artists from the Religious Academy at Grant Avenue and the Christos Collective for their art installation on “Being Human”, the theme for CCU’s Symposium this year.  See how these artists conceptualized and created their art on this theme of “Being Human”.  Meet Paul Grass, John Stadler and others from the Religious Academy and Sandy Ceas and Katina Lowe from the Christos Collective.  Walk through the library to view this new art installation and enjoy food and music as well.

We also invite you to attend the Symposium the following Monday evening 17th and Tuesday 18th!

Summer at the CCU Library

Summertime is a perfect time to relax and read a few good books!  Please see our carousel of Dr. James Emery White’s “Twenty-five books toward a Christian Worldview” at this link.  Dr. White is the author of A Mind for God. Every year, shortly after Memorial Day, Dr. James White offers 10 titles as a suggested summer reading list.  He says, “these are books that I have either read over the past year or plan to read myself over the summer. Most are brand new. A few, here and there, may be older works that I’m only now discovering myself or wanting to re-read. They are often a blend of history, fiction, biography and more.  Here are his 2018 titles, listed in alphabetical order by author.”

Dr. James White spoke at CCU and is the founding and senior pastor of Mecklenburg Community Church in Charlotte, NC, a professor of theology and culture at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and where he also served as their fourth president. His latest book, Meet Generation Z: Understanding and Reaching the New Post-Christian World, is available through the CCU Library.

Welcome, summer!

First we congratulate all CCU Graduates and students completing the spring semester!  Please view the slide show above to view some outstanding seniors at CCU!  We will see you at commencement.  Best wishes to you!

The Library faculty are submitting their highlights and annual reports before turning to the summer semester and some personal time off.  The library will start summer hours on May 14th and of course, the E resources are always available!

A season of Lent

First we CONGRATULATE Shane Ratzell, Information Services Librarian, on being promoted to Associate Librarian faculty rank.  Shane, we are proud of you and this is much deserved!

We are in Lent starting February 14.  It feels a bit odd with Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day falling on the same Day.  May you have a meaningful 40 day season of Lent!

The library celebrates the publishing work of the CCU faculty with our slide show above.  Research and publication of that research, producing a new score, writing a book or contributing a chapter in a book is a critical scholarly activity for an institution.  Congratulations, faculty!

We will soon announce a new library faculty person who will join our team in March.

Happy New Year! Welcome back, students and faculty!

It’s a new year!  With the departure of Karen Neville to be the Director at the Red Rocks Community College Library this month, the library faculty evaluated the library needs and made several changes in areas of responsibility.  Shane Ratzell will now manage the systems and webpage content and Oliver Schulz has added cataloging to his area.  We are in the hiring process for a Research and Instruction Librarian who will manage the Book A Librarian service and classroom instruction.

Gayle welcomed JoAnn Jacoby, Library Director at Colorado College, as a mentee (I am the mentor) through the College Library Director Mentoring Program.  JoAnn is a new library director and is in the newly remodeled, beautiful Tutt library.  She can mentor me about a new library!

Psalm 33 starts Monday, January 22nd, at a new time, 3 pm!  This fun, creative, collaborative time is for everyone!

For the New Year!

Congratulations to students who completed the fall semester 2017!  As we head into a new year and a new semester, the Library congratulates Karen Neville who will be leaving us to be the Library Director at Red Rocks Community College Library.  We’re very sad to lose Karen but we’re excited for this terrific opportunity for her.  Best wishes, Karen!

Shane, Oliver and Gayle have done some reorganizing of responsibilities and we will be hiring a Research and Instruction librarian to join our team. Please see the job posted here.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas!

We share our staff’s special Christmas traditions above and invite you to also come in to see the Christmas train in motion, the Christmas tree and the Santa Claus House!

Congratulations to Karen Neville, Cataloging and Tech Services Librarian, who has accepted a library director position at Red Rocks Community College!  Karen has been at CCU for 9 years and brought wonderful enhancements to the library; we’re very sorry to lose her but we’re excited for her opportunity.

Check out Psalm 33 held each Thursday afternoon at 2:30 pm and which offers a time of creativity, interactivity, collaboration and fun.  Each Psalm 33 is different and we build with Legos, play board games, play role-playing games, learn ukuleles, take history walks, color and “who knows?”

LNSH or Late Night Study Hall is coming soon on Mon, Dec 4 and Tues, Dec 5, when the library stays open to 2 am to encourage students to study hard, have some fun and finish well.  On the 4th is a special LNSH event – the Trivia contest!  Food and  ukulele classes will also be offered.

Karen Neville Award! Fall events in the Library!

Congratulations to Karen Neville!  Karen is our Cataloging and Technical Services Library faculty and she received the Colorado Association of Librarian’s “Unsung Hero” award on October 20th.  This award celebrates those people behind the scenes who give unselfishly to their libraries or library community. It is meant to honor those persons who don’t receive recognition or thanks because their work is unseen or goes unnoticed.  Karen does terrific “magic” all behind the scenes in the library catalog, network and webpage!

Fall 2017 events in the Library include “The Great Ideas of the Reformation”, a presentation and discussion by a panel of History and Theology faculty.  This is Tuesday, Oct 17, 4:30 pm.  This is a Reformation 500 commemoration event and offers extra credit for Chapel.

On Thursday, November 2nd, at 2:30 pm, we celebrate two faculty’s publication success at our Psalm 33.3 time.  Dr. Mary Boardman and Dr. Mellani Day recently published the Handbook of Research Methodologies and Design in Neuroentrepreneurship with the Edward Elgar Publishing company!  Come find out more about neuroentrepreneurship and celebrate with a brief presentation, a reception and some “brain games”!

Every Thursday at 2:30 a librarian or Michael offers Psalm 33, a time of creativity, interactivity, collaboration and fun.  Each Psalm 33 is different and we build with Legos, play board games, play role-playing games, learn ukuleles, take history walks, color and “who knows?”

LNSH or Late Night Study Hall is Mon, Dec 4 and Tues, Dec 5, when the library stays open to 2 am to encourage students to study hard, have some fun and finish well.