Saturday, October 19, 2013
Glee Club Homecoming Concert
Enjoy the Oxy Glee Club's signature blend of classical and contemporary choral works. Glee Club alumni will be invited onstage to sing the legenday "Football Medley," and all Oxy alumni will be invited up to join in on "Occidental Fair" and "Io Triumphe!"
Monday, October 21, 2013 - Monday, November 4, 2013
Campus Energy & Water Conservation Challenge
Take the Challenge to conserve energy and water on campus!
Beginning Monday Oct. 21, all residence halls on campus will compete to achieve the greatest total percent reduction in their water and energy consumption.
After 2 weeks, the dorm with the greatest reduction will win a catered dinner and $500 to improve their common room!
But why stop at the dorms – EVERYONE is encouraged to participate and do their part to reduce our resource consumption across campus.
Check out the Facebook Event page for more details!
Monday, October 21, 2013 - Saturday, December 21, 2013
Did you know that the first miniature book as we know it today was created in 1496 by Peter Schoffer, assistant to printer Johann Gutenberg? Early printers often had their apprentices make miniature books in order to test their skill at using small typefaces. Until the Industrial Revolution of the late 18th and 19th centuries, miniature books were primarily a work of convenience, designed for adults to slip into a pocket or strap to a girdle, or as a more accessible size for children. After the Industrial Revolution, paper became easier to make and books became easier to bind. As a result, miniature books were printed increasingly for novelty’s sake. Creating miniature books today is also a book art form explored by artists and artisans in fine printing and binding. This exhibition, drawn from the Miniature Books in the Special Collections Dept, offers a look at the diverse types of these small books produced during the past 200 years.
Location: 3rd Floor Study Area, New Wing, Library
Visit the online edition of Miniature Books: Then & Now
2007-2008 Library Fellow, Mellon Librarian Recruitment Program
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Costume Shop Halloween Rummage Sale
Four racks of surplus costumes -- vintage items from the '50s through the '90s -- will be on sale at $5 each in the Keck Lobby. Cash, checks (made out to Occidental College) or your student account can be charged. Sale will continue on Thursday Oct. 24.