Author Archives: Harold Henkel

About Harold Henkel

Associate Librarian

New Library Access Policy

The University Library and the Law Library now require that all users present ID on entrance to gain access. Members of the Regent University community must show their Regent ID. All other users will be required to present a valid form of ID and sign in. An additional check-in process will be required for non-law school users who wish to access the Law Library.

After 8:00 p.m., both libraries will only be open to Regent University students, staff, and faculty and will be closed to the public. All Regent students, faculty and staff will be required to have a unique Library access card in order to enter the building after 8:00 p.m. during open hours. Library access cards may be requested from Student Services.

These new procedures will help provide a safer environment for Regent University.

Regular library operational hours are:

  • Sunday 2:00 p.m. to midnight
  • Mon – Thurs 7:30 a.m. to midnight
  • Friday 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Check the library hours webpage for changes in hours during breaks.

Head of Public Services Sandy Yaegle to retire at the end of June

At the end of June, a long-time faculty member and valued colleague of the Library will retire after nearly 28 years of devoted service. Head of Public Services Sandy Yaegle came to Regent in November 1991 after earning a Master of Library Science degree from Clarion University. Prior to becoming a librarian, Sandy was an elementary school teacher in her home state of Pennsylvania. Owing to her practical teaching experience, she has served as education subject specialist and liaison to the School of Education since joining the Library faculty.

In addition to her duties as Education Librarian, Sandy has served the Library in critical leadership positions, including Head of Public Services and Coordinator of Information Literacy and Library Instruction.

The Library faculty and staff will miss Sandy for her unfailing friendliness, modesty, and Christian spirit. Yet we rejoice with her as she begins a new chapter in her life. Well done, thou good and faithful servant.

Learn a foreign language this summer!

Do you know what foreign languages your friends at Regent are learning? Between June 2018 and May 2019, the Regent community studied more and 40 modern and ancient language courses using the Mango Languages software. 57% of all learning sessions were on mobile devices, with an average session length of 12 minutes, which indicates that a just few dedicated minutes per day is all that is required to make meaningful progress in a foreign language.

Here, by order of registered learners, are the twenty most popular Mango languages at Regent during the past year:

Rank Language Regent Registered Learners
1 French 253
2 German 163
3 Biblical Hebrew 116
4 Japanese 112
5 Spanish (Latin American) 99
6 Hebrew (Modern) 96
7 Korean 79
8 Portugese (Brazilian) 56
9 Russian 36
10 Greek (New Testament) 32
11 Arabic (Egyptian) 30
12 Arabic (Levantine) 23
13 Italian 21
14 Greek (Modern) 18
15 Chinese (Mandarin) 8
16 Irish 7
17 Latin 6
18  Swahili 6
19 Arabic (MSA) 3
20 Pashto 2

Mango offers an amazing array of language and cultural products available 24/7 to current Regent users and alumni, including 72 foreign languages, 17 ESL courses, and special cultural training courses, such as Arab etiquette, Chinese business customs, and the language of romance in Italy and France. For advanced learners, Mango even has full-length foreign films with subtitles and special learning tools.

Whether you are planning a mission trip to Japan, getting in touch with your Irish roots, or have always wanted to read the Bible in the original Hebrew and Greek, Mango Languages can help you achieve your goals. Language study is a crucial component for understanding another culture. While complete fluency in a language requires years of study, even basic proficiency will make you feel more at ease when abroad and impress your overseas contacts with your good manners in taking the time to learn some of their language. It will also make your time in a foreign country much more rewarding. As Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “No man should travel until he has learned the language of the country he visits. Otherwise he voluntarily makes himself a great baby, so helpless and so ridiculous.”

To begin your journey with Mango, click here.

Book Discussion: Housekeeping, by Marilynne Robinson

1sr edition, 1980. Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A modern classic, Housekeeping is the story of two sisters growing up in a small northwestern town painfully aware that “the whole of human history had occurred elsewhere.” Ruth and Lucille’s struggle toward adulthood beautifully illuminates the price of loss and survival, and the dangerous and deep undertow of transience.

Marilyn Robinson is one of America’s great living authors. The Library Book Club will discuss Housekeeping on June 28 at 12:00 in the Library Conference Room. Distance students and faculty are invited to join in via Collaborate Ultra.

The first chapter and an excerpt from the audiobook are available free on the Macmillan website. Explanatory materials and an audio lecture about the book are available on the National Endowment for the Arts’ Big Read website.

For more information about this event, Contact Harold Henkel at harohen@regent.edu.