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Handmade Book Artist Bea Nettles Visits Ringling College

Posted by Carter on February 3, 2012

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Ringling 10.10 AQUA Week > Water Resources

Posted by Carter on October 7, 2011

Kimbrough Library at Ringling College of Art + Design supports Ringling 10:10 AQUA Week.  Also be sure to check out their blog.  We have prepared a guide contains supplemental resources about water use and conservation. It is designed for people who want to educate themselves further about the role water plays in our environment.

Ask at the library if you would like help finding any of the resources listed on this resource guide.

Ringling 10.10 Aqua Week Resources (HTML)

Ringling 10.10 Aqua Week Resources (PDF)

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Summer Checkout for Rising Seniors

Posted by Carter on April 29, 2010

'Day 27 Short Fiction' by texasgurl on flickr. licensed under cc license.

Are you going to be a senior at Ringling next year?  Congrats, you’ve only got one more year to go!

Before you leave campus, we want you to know that you can borrow 5 books for extended summer checkout.  Simply bring your books to the circulation and request “summer checkout.”  They’ll be due back on August 30th.

This is only available for rising seniors, and only applies to books (sorry, no DVDs or periodicals).

Also, don’t forget that you continue to have access to digital resources (like with your Ringling user id and password.  There’s no better way to get an edge on the competition!

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Creativity @ Work Speaker Michael Brooks

Posted by courtneycox2009 on April 19, 2010

Michael Brooks, a Ringling College of Art and Design graduate of 1991, spoke in the academic center today. Brooks spoke about how he managed to create and publish the magazine called The South. The South is a Savannah, Georgia based magazine started in 2006 and has grown year by year. They cover all local news, events, shopping, dining, and much more about Savannah.

At Brooks’s presentation he gave out very valuable information about how to network and get the job you’ve been aspiring for. One thing he said was to always get business cards from presentations and shake the hand of the presenter, to show them respect and thank them for the presentation. After you apply for a job you should be the one to call and follow up with them. Your future employer will then know you are really dedicated and serious about working for their company.

For further information about The South Magazine go to

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Famous Painter James Rosenzquist is Coming to Ringling

Posted by Carter on April 12, 2010

Famous painter James Rosenquist will be speaking on campus this Friday, April 16th.  Swing by the library to check out his biographical work, Painting Below Zero: Notes on Life in Art.  If you just want a quick rundown on his life, you should check out his profile on

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Creativity @ Work

Posted by courtneycox2009 on April 5, 2010

BOAD presents the Creativity @ Work Speaker Series featuring speakers Kathy Altieri from Dreamworks and Leita Kaldi from the Peace Corps Senegal. Past speakers from the Creativity @ Work Speaker Series have been Brandon Oldenburg, VP of Creative, Adam Volker, Art Director of MoonBot, and David Grad, Executive Producer of MTV.

Kathy Altieri, Production Designer for Dreamworks will be here on Wednesday April 7, 2010 from 7-9 pm in the Academic Center. This event is free, but students must pick up tickets at Student Life. Kathy has worked on Dreamwork’s film How to Train Your Dragon, Over the Hedge, The Lion King, Aladdin, and much more!

Leita Kaldi, returned volunteer from the Peace Corps Senegal will be here on Tuesday April 13, 2010 from 11:20- 12:30 in the Academic Center room #215. This is event is free as well, so come and hear Leita Kaldi speak about her experience at the Peace Corps Senegal.

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MTV Producer David Grad is coming to Ringling!

Posted by courtneycox2009 on March 29, 2010

David Grad, MTV producer is coming to Ringling to speak about creativity, careers, branding, and promotion from 7:00 – 9:00 on Thursday, April 1st. He has been a cameraman, editor, photographer, and creator and producer for Television and Web purposes, and has won a handful of outstanding awards. In 2007, he produced a campaign for MTV2′ s Sucker Free Week that won a Mark Award for excellence. David Grad is a very successful producer and businessman who lives and breathes creativity.

Tickets  for David Grad will be available March 22nd on a first come first serve basis in Student Life.

Interested in music videos and MTV? Check out  these books and DVD’s!

Rocking Around the Clock

by Ann Kaplan

PN 1992.8 .M87 K36 1987

Dancing in the Distraction Factory

by Andrew Goodwin

PN 1992.8 .M87 G66 1992

Reinventing Music Video

by Matt Hanson

PN 1992 .M87 H36  2006

MTV20 Collection V.1- V.4 (DVD)

DVD M 1630.18 .M87 2001

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Break Time!

Posted by Carter on December 11, 2009


Image attribution: "Greyhounds are Very Elegant" by Usonian,

The library faculty and staff are always happy to see students successfully finishing up their semester this time of year.  We’re also really excited for all of the students to get to work on their sleep deficit!  We hope that you enjoy your time off, and get to spend time with family and friends over the next month.

We’re going to be taking a bit of a break ourselves, so make sure you check out the hours below so that you know when we’re open.

Sunday, December 13 – Closed
Monday-Friday, December 14-18 – 8:30-4:30

December 19 – January 3 – Closed

Monday-Friday, January 4-8 – 8:30-4:30
Saturday, January 9 – Closed
Sunday, January 10 – 4:00-11:00

Monday, January 11 – Resume regular hours

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Ringling’s Resident Ghost

Posted by christinefra on October 15, 2009

As we get closer to Halloween, it seems appropriate we shed some light on Ringling’s resident ghost known as Mary, who shares students’ sleeping quarters in Keating Hall.

For decades, students have reported numerous sightings of the ghost of a young woman, often described wearing clothing from the 1920′s. During this time, before Ringling College was founded, Keating Hall was a hotel that fell on hard times and became a brothel. The story goes that Mary was a young “lady of the night” who commit suicide on the second floor of the building. Since then, her ghost reportedly lingers on the second floor.

Stories range from seeing a woman gazing out of a window into the street late at night, to several spooky happenings involving the yanking of sheets in the middle of the night, television sets and radios turning on/off and students walking into their empty rooms to find their brushes slowly swirling in their water cups.

The sightings and reports have been so numerous and constant throughout the ages that the Ringling College was showcased as one of the most haunted campuses in a Travel Channel special Halloween program aptly titled “Haunted Campuses”.

Interested in reading more? Follow this link to read a chapter on Ringling’s ghost in the book Florida’s Ghostly Legends and Haunted Folklore: The Gulf Coast and Pensacola by Greg Jenkins, courtesy of Google Books.

Have you or any of your friends had an encounter with our ghost? Leave a comment and share your stories!

In the meantime, mind your manners and be sure to say hello to Mary when you find yourself in Keating Hall.

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Library Welcomes the Class of 2012

Posted by Carter on August 23, 2009

Students discover the variety of materials the library has for every major.

Students discover the variety of materials the library has for every major.

The Library welcomed all incoming first-year students and transfers on Sunday, August 23rd.  We provided small button booklets with information about the library to every student.  Students could also pick up their IDs that afternoon while they browsed through the display of books, DVDs and magazines for each major.  The faculty and staff  wish you the best throughout the next four years, and can’t wait to see you back in the library during the Fall semester!

Students pick up their ID cards from librarians Ann Finn and Kathleen List
Librarian Sarah Carter hands out button booklets to all new students.

Librarian Sarah Carter hands out button booklets to all new students.

Students pick up their ID cards from librarians Ann Finn and Kathleen List

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