After nine months of development, Sierra Nevada College will be opening its Poetry Center on Friday, March 28.
To celebrate the opening of the Poetry Center, SNC will host a reading by poets Juan Felipe Herrera, as well as Jane Hirshfield. Herrera was educated at Stanford University and is best known for his poetic works “Senegal Taxi” and “Half of the World in Light.” Jane Hirshfield is an award-winning poet whose most famous works include “Alaya,” “The October Palace” and more. The celebration will take place from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the Poetry Center, which is located in the middle of the Prim Library’s first floor.
“The Poetry Center brings a wealth of contemporary poetry collections to the college and community, and serves as a place where literature lovers throughout the area can have access. Also, the opening events featuring Juan Felipe Herrera and Jane Hirshfield provide an amazing opportunity for us to listen to and interact with very prestigious poets,” said June Saraceno, English program chair at SNC.
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Sierra Nevada College has implemented a new way to buy books. The campus store will no longer carry textbooks for sale beginning this summer. Instead, students will order books through Follett Virtual Book- stores, family owned and operated for 150 years.
The bookstore at Sierra Nevada College is providing students with study materials, food, drinks, and school clothing in a convenient on-campus location. Recently, the store has been going through some changes and a restructure. Anna-Marie Jones, the bookstore manager, explains why the restructure came about.
The Fundamentals of art and design class put their acquired skills on display at the Trashion Show Thursday Nov. 8th on the 3rd floor of Prim Library. The usual hall of executive offices and art displays was transformed into a makeshift fashion runway lined with students eager to watch their peers perform.
When Senior Will Folkers entered the Sierra Nevada College library on Tuesday, March 13, he sat down and immediately put on black and white Skullcandy headphones. Folkers explained that this was due to the increasing sound levels in the library.
“When I come to the library and it is loud, I lose focus and can’t do my homework,” Folkers said. “The first thing I do is put on headphones.”
The issue surfaced last semester during finals when a student sent an email to President Lynn Gillette addressing the increasing noise levels in the library, explained Library Director Bettes Markle. This semester, posters and quiet-zone cards were issued throughout the library to remind students to be quiet and respectful.
With hopes of the coffee shop making a return to Prim library pushed aside, the SNC bookstore has recently taken control of the situation, serving coffee, tea and other various snacks to keep study hungry students happy and busy.
Business plans are still under review, now by Business department Chair Rick Normington who was appointed by President Lynn Gillette to review the plans.
“My plan for the coffee shop is still in its young stages,” Sierra Nevada College alumni Steven Segal said. “Nothing is final yet, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction.”