Watch the entire game or just a few minutes at the Library.
The quadrennial FIFA World Cup is a global event like no other. Over a billion people around the world watched the 2014 final match in Rio de Janeiro, but perhaps even this pales when compared to the artificial earthquake set off last Sunday by jubilant fans in Mexico City following their team’s stunning 1-0 upset over defending champion Germany.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off last Thursday and will continue through the July 15 final in Moscow. Sadly, the United State did not qualify this year, but you have a choice of 32 other teams to cheer for.
The official 2018 World Cup ball has a pixelated pattern in homage to the classic Telstar design of 1970.
The Library invites soccer fans (as well as the merely curious) to watch the World Cup at the Library. We will be showing all matches televised on Fox when the Library is open for the duration of the tournament. Remember, the Library is closed on Sundays during the summer, so you’ll have to find another location for those matches, which includes the final!
“The central task of education is to implant a will and a facility for learning; it should produce not learned but learning people. The truly human society is a learning society, where grandparents, parents, and children are students together.” -Eric Hoffer
The Library faculty and staff offer our sincere congratulations to Regent’s Class of 2018. We are honored to have played a role in your accomplishment and would like to take this opportunity to remind you that Regent alumni have lifetime borrowing privileges at the Library. In addition, we are able to offer alumni access to twelve online databases.
To check out materials or use databases, please submit the online Alumni Registration Form
No matter where God’s plan for you leads, the Library will remain at your service for questions and research assistance, including through QuestionPoint, our 24/7 chat reference service.
We also invite our alumni, whether local or distant, to re-connect with the Library through the Book Club. So keep reading, keep learning, and stay in touch!
“If I could work my will,” said Scrooge indignantly, “Every idiot who goes about with ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart.”
“Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence were all my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!”
Ebenezer Scrooge is miser who hates Christmas and all it stands for, but a ghostly visitor foretells three apparitions who will bring about a change of mind in one night. A Christmas Carol has gripped the public imagination since it was first published in 1843, and it is now as much a part of Christmas as mistletoe or plum pudding.
On Friday, December 8 at 12:00, the Library will host a discussion of this beloved classic. Dr. Pete Fraser, professor of film and literature, will lead our conversation. The Library has several copies of the book in print and e-book formats.
The discussion will take place in the Library Conference Room. Distance students and faculty are encouraged to join us live via Google Hangouts, Google’s easy-to-use videoconferencing software. Click here to request a link to the discussion.
For the complete 2017-2018 schedule of book discussions, see the Library Book Club webpage.