Entries from May 2012

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Hurricane Season and the Approaching Zombie Apocalypse

What do tropical cyclones and the walking dead have in common? Well, preparation for one. Because both are unpredictable, potentially devastating and socially disruptive (common mortals being unable to control the consequences) methods of preparation are amazingly similar. That’s why the Center for Disease Control—those jolly folks who broadcast warnings about epidemics—have created a site [...]

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Now at the library: Books by JTCC faculty!

The John Tyler Community College library has recently acquired newly published works by our very own faculty. From Assistant Professor Jeff Landon we have Emily Avenue and Truck Dance. And from Lecturer Angela Vogel we have Fort Gorgeous.   Emily Avenue: a flash novel When Doug Figgens accidently causes a fatal accident he becomes a [...]

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

High Bridge Trail

High Bridge Trail Looking for nearby (tame) adventure? The High Bridge Trail, part of the Virginia State Park system, runs 31 miles between Pamplin City to Burkeville and through the town of Farmville. Once a railroad bed, the trail is open to hikers, bicyclists and horseback riders. With little elevation change and no traffic it [...]

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Library hours for May 9-19, 2012

The JTCC libraries will operate on different hours between May 9-19th.  The following are the scheduled hours of operation for both campuses, unless otherwise noted: 5/9- 7:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. 5/10- Chester 7:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Midlothian 7:30 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. 5/11- 7:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. 5/12- CLOSED   5/14- 7:30 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. 5/15- [...]

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Maharaja: The Splendors of India’s Great Kings

If a vacation to exotic locales is not in the budget for this summer—not to worry. Going to the VMFA can be your ticket to India. For a mere $15 ($12 for students) you can travel halfway around the world and back in time to India in the 18th to the mid-20th century. According to [...]

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Update: Renovation @ Chester Campus Library

Renovations at Chester continue to progress on schedule. In October we posted pictures of the demolition, now just look at how far we’ve come! With lots of windows, plenty of study rooms, and cool lighting expect the library to reopen for the fall semester.