E. Gordon Gee is known nationwide for his bow tie style, with feature articles
and interviews in fashion publications Bow
Tie Aficionado and Ivy Style,
among bow tie mentions in national media such as USA Today and the New York
Times, and regional media as well. He’s made several videos about his
famous collection that began at age 16, and developed while he was President at
WVU the first time, 1981-1985. One of his thousands of ties has flown to space.
He’s met past US Presidents in them and made a plethora of service visits in
them. People have imitated his style and Ohio State University even created an
individualized mascot sculpture—“Gordon Gee Brutus”—donning his tie. Folks gift
him with handmade ties and objects—funky and precious objects he holds dear.
exhibit, which run January 20-May 15, takes a look at his collection and some
notable times where he and his notable ties were worn and honored, with a
selection of his ties, photographs and personal objects. A reception with
President Gee will be held Feb. 6 from 5-6 p.m.
aim is to encourage development of alternatives to high-cost textbooks, lower
the cost of college attendance for students, and support faculty who wish to
implement new pedagogical models for classroom instruction.
affordability is a very real issue for many students, and we’re excited to see
WVU supporting instructors in offering low-cost, or no cost, options for our
students. There is a wide variety of
high-quality, free resources available for faculty to consider and we look
forward to partnering on these projects from a teaching and learning
perspective.” Dr. Keith Bailey, assistant provost for Teaching and Learning and
dean of WVU Online.
Digital Virginias, consisting of institutions from both
Virginia and West Virginia, offers more than 58,000 items from historical and
cultural collections for research and exploration. Read more about the service
hub, including how to get involved, at digitalvirginias.org.
“We are thrilled to be part of DPLA’s tremendous
initiative,” WVU Libraries Dean Karen Diaz said. “Digital Virginias will be a valuable
resource to people living in Virginia and West Virginia and anyone who wants to
delve into the history of both states.”
The cost of textbooks is rising at a rate of
four times inflation.
Sixty percent of students have delayed
purchasing textbooks until they’ve received their financial aid.
Seventy percent don’t purchase a required
textbook during their academic career because of cost.
Are you an instructor who is concerned about the impact of
high textbook costs for your students’ academic success?
You can help by attending the Open Textbook Workshop and
Textbook Review where you can discover open textbooks in your field. After the
workshop, you will be asked to write a short review of an open textbook. Your
review will benefit other faculty considering open textbooks. You’ll receive a
$200 stipend for your participation and a written review. The workshop will be
held March 7 at 10 a.m. in Downtown Campus Library, Room 104. Librarians Hilary
Fredette and Martha Yancey will lead the workshop.
West Virginia University
Libraries has reinstated its subscription to Scopus, a popular scholarly search tool. Currently the
largest curated abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, it
includes the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts
and humanities. It can be accessed on the Libraries website.
Additionally, Interlibrary Loan continues to be a tremendous service for
acquiring content necessary for research at WVU. In many cases, journal
articles can be supplied within hours of the request. There is never a cost to
the researcher or the department for obtaining materials through ILL. Liaison librarians are happy to meet with individuals or
departments to discuss library resources and research needs.