Friday, May 30, 2014

SAIT Graduation Ceremonies

The Reg Erhardt Library would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all of our new SAIT graduates. Well done!

Spring Convocation will be held on Tuesday, June 10 and  Wednesday, June 11 at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.

Here is a collection of graduation wisdom that you might find inspirational:

Steve Jobs
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."

Brian Kenny
"There is no there. That elusive 'there' with the job, the beach house, the dream, it's not out there. There is here. It's in you ... right now."

Ed Helms
"As long as your desire to explore is greater than your desire not to screw up, you're on the right track. A life oriented toward discovery is infinitely more rewarding than a life oriented toward not blowing it."

Mark S. Lewis
"The way to be happy is to like yourself and the way to like yourself is to only do things that make you proud."

Ellen DeGeneres
"Follow your passion, stay true to yourself, never follow someone else's path unless you're in the woods and you're lost and you see a path then by all means you should follow that."

Jerry Zucker
"It doesn't matter that your dream came true if you spent your whole life sleeping. So get out there and go for it, but don't be caught waiting. It's great to plan for your future. Just don't live there, because really nothing ever happens in the future. Whatever happens happens now, so live your life where the action is - now."

Wade Davis
"A career is not something that you put on like a coat. It is something that grows organically around you, step-by-step, choice-by-choice, and experience-by-experience."

Dr. Suess
"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction that you choose. You are on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go."

We wish all of you luck on your future endeavors. This is a major accomplishment and you should be proud of your hard work and perseverance.

One more thing, SAIT Alumni can obtain an Alumni card from the Alumni office. Bring your card to the Library and get registered for borrowing privileges. We hope to see you soon!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Celebrating Alberta Artist, Peter von Tiesenhausen

The Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) Travelling Exhibition Program celebrates Alberta artists and wants to share their works of art with every Albertan. Every year, more than 300,000 Albertans have an opportunity to appreciate over 8,000 works of art which showcase more than 2,000 talented artists. The Reg Erhardt Library is very fortunate to be able to present these beautiful art exhibitions.

This month, we are celebrating the artwork of Peter von Tiesenhausen. He studied at the Alberta College of Art and Design and has been recognized nationally and internationally. Much of Peter’s work deals with transformation and his powerful connection to the land. The land is his canvas and the trees, the lay of the land and everything else become part of his artwork. He believes that all living things come from the earth and all of the materials and elements that he uses to create his art illustrate and communicate his incredible relationship with the land.

The exhibit we currently have on display is titled Ether and Procession. It is made up of etchings and aluminum foil, chine colle, photo etching prints and small bronze sculptures which show twigs arranged in cross shaped formations. The accumulation of crosses in this series has also been interpreted as representing the potential for resurrection and rebirth.

Please feel free to stop the Library, to see this truly beautiful collection by this incredible Canadian artist.This exhibition will be on display until the middle of June.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Did you know...

In the mid-1960's students could enjoy fresh SAIT-made pastries for only a dime?

During the 1960’s, students at SAIT were able to purchase freshly made pastries from the Commercial Cooking Department for as little as ten cents per pastry.  Available from the main cafeteria, these pastries were so popular with students in fact that in 1966, when the price of these treats was raised to fifteen cents in order to accommodate for the rising costs of baking materials pushing the manufacturing cost to over 14 cents per pastry, students held a short term protest to fight what they perceived at the time as being “gouged for a nickel”. Though the matter would quickly be resolved, it was quite clear just how popular these tasty treats had become.

Interested in learning more about the history of Sait? Visit our digital archives or contact the Sait Archives directly to request more information.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Victoria Day Closure

The Library will be closed on Monday, May 19 for Victoria Day.

Our regular Spring Summer hours will resume on Tuesday, May 20.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Travel Plans?

Spring has arrived ...
The winter blues will soon begin to fade.
If you are thinking about getting away for a vacation,
take a peek at some of these titles.
If a warm beach sounds good,
check these hot spots:

If you're California dreaming, maybe think about:
If travelling abroad to Europe is your preference,
consider these options:

If a trek to the Orient is more to your liking,
take a look at these destinations:
If an African safari is what you are yearning for,
maybe these countries will be just the ticket:

Even if you stay at home, you can learn about
these beautiful places and many others.
Just ask us!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Study Rooms: Self-Register Now!

The library has simplified the process of booking study rooms. The library has eight study rooms available for student use. These rooms include computers with large screens equipped with hook-ups for your personal laptops. You can also view films in our study rooms (check out the library’s selection). The rooms have white boards and enough seating space for eight people. Current SAIT students are able to book the rooms for two hours per week.

While the policies surrounding Study Rooms have not changed, the process of registering to book has. Previously, students had to come to the Info Desk to register each semester, but now you can register yourself. Simply go to the library homepage and click the red Study Room box. Near the top of the page click the Student Self-Registration button. When entering your email address, be sure to enter your SAIT email. Choose a password and enter your first name and click Student Self-Registration. You will find a link in your email to complete the Self-Registration process.

            Questions? Contact the Info Desk.