Monthly Archives: January 2021

An Experience to be Thankful For

By Ryan Haahr

University of Jamestown was not my initial choice for college, but after taking my visit there, I knew that I was going to call Jamestown my home for the next four years.

It checked all the boxes I was looking for in a school. It was far enough away from home that I was independent but not so far away that I could not go home some weekends and visit family. The feeling of home during my visit to UJ really put me at ease and it made the decision very simple. I had no idea what the next four years would bring but looking back it has been a blessing for sure.

Involvement at UJ
University of Jamestown has given me so many opportunities to grow as an individual while completing my schooling. From baseball and Student Senate, to Science Club and other activities, these different things I have been involved in throughout my career at UJ has given me experiences that have helped me grow as a person, and I will hold them dearly for the rest of my life.

Friendships for a Lifetime
University of Jamestown has also given me a ton of lifelong friendships that I will forever be grateful for. Having my best friends leave after freshman year was tough, but the fact that we still talk almost every day goes to show the quality of friends you make at a school like this. The friends that stayed and came later on down the road are the ones that I hold close too. The ability to interact with them daily and go through the college experience together is something that I will look back on after I leave UJ and appreciate all the more.

Thank you UJ!
If I could say one thing to UJ, it would be, thank you! I would not be the person I am today without everyone at UJ. From friends to professors, they have shaped me into the person I am today. I hope everyone has an experience that they can be thankful for at UJ, because it has given me everything I could have every wanted.

UJ Book Club Meeting Set

The next meeting of the UJ Book Club will be on February 16 at 6:30 pm over Zoom and YOU are invited to join the discussion.

We will be considering the award-winning graphic novel Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi and will also have a guest speaker who will discuss the process of creating and publishing a graphic novel.

Reference and Instruction Librarian Amanda Walch has copies of Persepolis available in her office in the library, so come and pick one up. You can also contact her for the Zoom link or with any questions at Amanda.Walch@uj.edu.

We hope to see you!

Free Books At Raugust Library

By Phyllis Bratton

Who doesn’t like getting something for nothing?

In this case, all you need to do is walk over to the Raugust Library lobby and take a look at a book truck full of items you can carry away!

Since we didn’t have our annual book sale last April, our basement is overflowing with gift books that we can’t use and books that we have withdrawn from the collection. So we are GIVING them away!

Every Monday until Spring Break we will be putting out a truck of NEW old books – feel free to take as many as you can carry.

With any luck, we will be able to hold our book sale this spring, starting April 26. This year, all proceeds will go to the local food pantry, and you will also be able to trade food donations for books. More information about this later.

Until then come and browse the freebees.