Tonight, Tuesday, February 24, Dominican University will show the film “Ground Operations” as part of the One Earth Film Festival. The film begins at 7pm in the Lund Auditorium, Fine Arts Building, and is free with a Dominican University ID.
“Ground Operations” is a new documentary about veterans returning home and finding peace and employment in sustainable agriculture. A Q & A with veterans and those who work in Veterans Affairs will follow the film.
Bring with you broken or unwanted electronics for Vet Tech, a local nonprofit that trains returning veterans in the IT field and manages a responsible e-waste recycling program. The collection box is available all day on the 24th in the lobby outside the Auditorium. See the list of accepted electronics: ElectronicsRecyclingAcceptedItems
The library brings you its Readbox, featuring books that were made into movies. See, and check out, The Great Gatsby and the 2013 movie version starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Perhaps a less obvious pairing is Hamlet and The Lion King. Look for these, and other books made into movies, on our 1st floor display shelves. Bring the book and/or DVD case to the circulation desk for checkout. They’re free!
Today is Earth Day and there are a number of things going on around campus:
1:00 p.m. – Free Yoga in the Quad
Bring your mats, blankets or towels for a mid day yoga session outdoors hearing the birds chirping and feeling the breeze on your face as you stretch your body and mediate for some personal wellness.
6:30 p.m. – The New Moo in the Founder’s Court
Enjoy free cookies and celebration on Earth Day with Eco Club who will have information on hand regarding GMO foods and how it affects our environment and our bodies. Nutrition Club will be hosting an alternative milk tasting. Try some of those new milks you have been hearing about, such as almond, coconut, rice, hemp, and the old standard soy. If it is raining, the alternative location is the Parmer Silveri Atrium.
7:00 p.m. – Film Screening of Food Patriots
Join us in watching this moving and inspiring documentary about food and how food can better our bodies and our planet when we grow it/purchase it with Sustainable and Social Justice awareness.
This week is National Student Employee Appreciation Week. The next time you find a book on the shelf, get an item from another library, look at one of digital collections, or use one of a number of other library services, know that a student worker helped make it possible. We thank them for all they do.
Dominican is once again part of the the One Earth Film Festival, the “Midwest’s premier environmental film festival, creating opportunities for understanding climate change, sustainability and the power of human involvement.”
On Tuesday, February 18, at 7pm in the Lund Auditorium, we are hosting a free pre-screening of Growing Cities: A Film About Urban Farming in America. A panel discussion with local experts on urban farming will take place after the film.
Before the film, from 6pm-7pm, we will host an indoor farmers’ market in the Fine Arts Building. Local vendors will be selling coffee, soap, desserts and more.
Be sure to check out the Library Media Center’s booth at the market for information on our collection of films on sustainability, and to take home an upcycled bookmark made from old cassette tapes.
The Film Festival continues with pre-screenings into March and ends with the full festival March 7-9.