Monthly Archives: December 2012

Therapy Dogs – Photos

The first evening of having therapy dogs in the library was a fun, well-attended event.  Thank you to C.A.R.E. (Companion Animal Respect and Education Club), Emily Chapman, Felicia Keitzman and the other dog owners who brought their pets to offer some stress relief to our students during final’s week.


This is Hank, a cattle dog/Bichon mix.  Hank is a Canine Good Citizen and TDI certified through the UWRF C.A.R.E Club.  More therapy dogs will be on hand in the library Tuesday, Dec. 18th and Wednesday, December 19th from 5-8 pm in the Cooklock Rm., main level.  View photos on our Facebook page.

Finals Week at your library!

Stop by the microfilm room on the main level for free coffee, tea and cocoa!  Available Monday-Wednesday or until supplies run out.  (the microfilm room is next to the copier room)

For ultra-quiet study space, visit the University Archives on the lower level.  Open for studying, 10-4pm.  No food or drink allowed.

Therapy dogs will be on hand in the Cooklock Rm. (main level at the end of the hallway) from 5-8pm Monday through Wednesday.  See full posting here.

Holiday Hours

Please note our holiday hours.

End of Semester (December 20, 2012 to January 1, 2013)

Thursday, 12/20: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, 12/21: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Tuesday, 12/22-12/25: CLOSED
Wednesday-Friday, 12/26-12/28: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Tuesday, 12/29-1/1: CLOSED

Puppy love, anyone?

The Chalmer Davee Library has added therapy dogs to its list of stress-busting finals week activities this year.  Partnering with C.A.R.E., the Companion Animal Respect and Education Club, certified therapy dogs will be on hand on the library’s main level in the Cooklock Room (straight through the main gates at the end of the hallway) from 5-8 pm, Dec 17-19th.

Studies show interaction with animals lowers blood pressure, reduces anxiety, improves physical and mental health, and gives a feeling of well-being.  Students, faculty and the general public are welcome to stop by and decompress with these friendly, trained canines.

C.A.R.E. is a social organization that advocates opportunities that lie within the companion animal industry, allowing club members the opportunity to network with experienced individuals within the industry.  Kari Ekenstedt and Kris Hiney, UWRF Animal and Food Science, are C.A.R.E. advisers.

Book Club Meets Today

The Library Book Club meets today to discuss “Duffy, The Tale of a Terrier” with author and discussion leader, Gary Porter.   3-4pm upper level breezeway.  All are welcome to attend.  For more information on the book club visit Lion’s Paw.

Information on Gary Porter’s book can be found on his website.

Announcing the History of UW-River Falls Digital Collection!

The History of UW-River Falls Collection includes resources that document the history and evolution of this campus. The collection includes published material as well as archival materials and may eventually include additional books, manuscripts, sound recordings, photographs, maps and other resources deemed important to the study of our state’s university system and its campuses. The materials included in this rich and growing collection were selected by librarians, scholars, and other subject specialists.

For more information about UW-River Falls’ history, contact the UW-River Falls University Archives and Area Research Center.  Read complete press release.