Upward Bound Program
Sueltenfuss Library welcomed students from the UPWARD BOUND program to the 2nd floor Information Skills Lab from June 9 -18. Their instructor, OLLU graduate student Vanessa Jimenez, actively engaged the program participants in the writing and reading processes. They learned to think creatively and critically through creating their own text and while reading other material. Students were given an opportunity to tell life stories through personal essays and by finding inspiration in text, their experiences and the world around them.
The goal of the Upward Bound Program is to increase the number of high school students who will pursue and graduate from a four-year college or university. Upward Bound assists program participants through the college preparation, application, and financial aid processes. Additionally, program staff maintain contact and provide assistance to Upward Bound graduates during their college years to help ensure their college graduation.
Students visited Sueltenfuss Library from three host high school campuses: Burbank, East Central and Floresville. These high school students have decided to dedicate a portion of their summer in preparation to enter college as first generation college students. We wish them great success in the program and hope to see them again as OLLU students in coming years.
National Libary Week is April 11-17, 2010. The theme for this year is:
Black History Month is held in February every year in the United States. Stop by the library for the special display on the 2nd floor and check out the special website that lists resources about African-Americans who’ve made a contribution to the history of the United States. Click here to access the website.
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Join the Sueltenfuss Library as hundreds of libraries throughout the country host special gaming events in celebration of National Gaming Day @ your library. This event will take place in the Library Community Room from 5:00-9:00pm on November 14, 2009. There will be video games, card games, and board games. Participants will also have a chance to win a $45 Best Buy gift card! National Gaming Day was developed by the American Library Association in order to show the correlation between gaming and learning. Click here for event information or call the library at 210-431-3923.
A special online guide was created in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Learn important facts about Hispanic Americans and take a look at multimedia resources available online or at the library.
The library’s Christmas Party was held on December 5, 2008 from 4-6pm in the Providence Blue Room. Food was provided by the library staff, students played games to win gifts, and there was also time for karaoke! Here are pictures.
Sueltenfuss Library celebrated it’s first National Gaming Day on November 15, 2008 between 1-5pm. This event was sponsored by the American Library Association, and it’s goal was to allow libraries all over the country to read, learn and play games on the same day!
The event was held in Flores Lounge across from the library. Snacks and goodies were provided. Twenty to Twenty-five students came out to join in the fun. Games that were provided by the library included Rock Band, Guitar Hero, Wii Sports, Monopoly, Poker, Scrabble, Uno, and many more board and card games.
View pictures of the event.