Currently in the Heritage Room: Detroit Tigers memorabilia

February 1, 2012

ImageThis month we have an exhibit of Detroit Tigers memorabilia that has been donated to the College by alumnus S. Gary Spicer. The collection contains many photos, posters, balls and bats that have been autographed by legendary Tigers including Alan Trammell, Kirk Gibson, broadcaster Ernie Harwell and others.

We are also happy to host a lecture in our Heritage Room by Mr. Spicer at 7:30pm on Wednesday, Feb. 22. He will speak about his career working with professional athletes. The lecture will be followed by a question and answer session.

Mr. Spicer has served as corporate legal counsel for a number of professional athletes and entertainers. He served as an at-large member of the Adrian College Board of Trustees from 1982 through 1994.

He was a member of the following committees during his tenure on the board:

Academic Affairs Committee, 1982-1994

Institutional Advancement Committee, 1982-1994

Finance Committee, 1982-1987

Strategic Planning Committee, 1987-1992

Adrian College awarded Mr. Spicer an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in 2002. He was inducted into the Adrian College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1996.

In total, there are five full cases of Tigers memorabilia. Stop by and see this impressive collection. It’s only a few short weeks until spring training 2012 and another great chance for a Tigers World Series run!

The exhibit is open during regular library hours through February.


In the Heritage Room: January 2012

January 17, 2012

This month we are happy to present artwork by Carly Tyson, the winner of the Outstanding Undergraduate show this year. She is a sophomore studying Art Therapy at Adrian. Her work includes two and three dimensional pieces featuring fibers, metals, paint, and paper.

Carly’s inspiration for her show comes from trees. “To me the message of a tree varies so much, between growth, change and family there are so many different meanings…” Trees can represent many aspects in a person’s life and Carly’s work explores these with a creative spark and passion.

The show is open during regular library hours through Friday, January 27. We hope you stop by and have a look!

Temple Grandin books and DVD available @ Shipman

January 9, 2012

Adrian College welcomes Dr. Temple Grandin to speak at our next Convocation on January 26. We have several of Dr. Grandin’s books available for checkout and also a DVD copy of the HBO movie about her.

These books are shelved in the “New Books” area. Just ask a librarian if you need help finding them.

Emergence: Labeled Autistic
Call # – RC553.A88 G73 2005

Thinking inPictures: My Life With Autism
Call # – RC553.A88 G74 2006

The Way I See It
Call # – RC553.A88 G743 2011

Animals in Translation
Call # – QL751.G73 2006

Animals Make Us Human
Call # – QL785.27.G73 2010

The DVD is shelved in the Media collection:

Temple Grandin (HBO-DVD)
Call # – VIDEO PN 1992.77 .T46 2010

Stop by and “check it out.”

In the Heritage Room: Nathan Marks

October 24, 2011

We currently have an exhibit of genealogical research by current AC student Nathan Marks. Nathan has done a considerable amount of work researching his family and has presented a detailed family tree going back several generations, along with photos and historical documents.

A focus of his research involves the Civil War, with ancestors fighting on both the Union and Confederate sides. In fact, several of his ancestors began the war as Confederates, but switched to the Union side at some point during the war.

The quality of this independent research is impressive. Please stop by the library to see for yourself. The exhibit will run during regular library hours through Nov. 11.

In the Heritage Room: April 2011

March 29, 2011

This month we are happy to host artwork by Adrian College Junior Sydney Wlodyka, who won the Outstanding Underclassman Artist Award during a juried show last fall.

Her works are oil portrait paintings derived from photographs she has taken. The paintings focus on her personal relationships. Backgrounds and context are minimal as a way to highlight the interaction of the subjects.

The show will run through April 22 during regular library hours.

In the Heritage Room: January 2011

January 7, 2011

Works by Adrian College alumna and Lenawee County native Sarah Kandell-Gritzmaker will be on display in the Adrian College’s Shipman Library (Nicolay Heritage Room) Wednesday, January 12, through Friday, February 4. Kandell-Gritmaker graduated in 2006 with a B.F.A. in Art.

A self-described rock hound, Kandell-Gritmaker grew up visiting geologic landmarks and significant fossil sites in North America. In the work on display, ceramic sculpture hides fragments of text on and within forms inspired by geology. These serve as a metaphor for the disparity between private emotional states and public personas.

She explains, “Memories, thoughts, and ideas are often kept private in an attempt to avert judgment and discomfort. However, it is these unrevealed realities that often carry the most emotional weight…I transfer documents, journal writings, planner pages, and other personal information relating to the natural disorder of life onto geometric and tightly arranged clay surfaces.”

Her personal texts and ephemeral internal life become fixed in the clay; there, they invite viewers not only to discover them but to free associate from their own emotional lives and experiences. Her delicate, fragile forms often group into suspended networks with complex shadows, suggesting another duality of appearances and external reality.

Shipman Library is located on the Adrian College campus off of Williams Street. The exhibition is open during library hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:00am-11:00pm; Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm; Saturday, 10:00am-5:00pm and Sunday, noon-11:00pm. For library information, call (517) 264-3828. A campus map can be found at .

Holiday break

December 21, 2010

Upcoming library schedule:

Tuesday, 12/21 through Thursday, 12/23 – open 8am – 4pm
Friday, 12/24 through Monday, 1/3 – closed
Tuesday, 1/4 through Friday, 1/7 – open 8am – 4pm
Saturday, 1/8 through Sunday, 1/9 – closed
Monday, 1/10 – resume regular schedule