Wabash Valley College currently fields five varsity athletics squads, one of which, the men's basketball team, won a NJCAA national championship in 2001 and featured two future NBA players. Fifty years ago, however, the school's athletics programs were more humble. In the 1963 edition of The Oubache, Wabash Valley College yearbook, the men's basketball team is followed a page later by what appears to be the only other organized athletic endeavor at the school, bowling. Pictures of bowlers appear repeatedly in the yearbook, and it seems to have been a popular activity at the school.
Yesterday morning (Thursday, Nov 7th) at around 4:45AM, the disk space on the Voyager server reached 100% usage. All services were still online, but it prevented requests in VuFind and WebVoyage, blocked record updates in the Voyager Staff Clients, and caused other issues. Two problems combined to create this service outage:
First, a non-MARC file was manually generated to diagnose a record loading issue. An automated batch job retrieved this file and began working on it. We have modified the batch job to only retrieve files with a very specific file name structure.
Recently, my 10 year old nephew showed me his book report in the form of a board game, which made me think about how dry adult education tends to feel in comparison to some of the fun ways children learn. However, recent research indicates that creative play encourages learning, even for adults. We tend to view children as not-quite-formed adults who need coddling. Flipping this belief, Kets de Vries (2012) argues that “better and more respective teaching would follow if … [instructors] thought of adults as atrophied children” (p. 18).
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