Thursday, November 20, 2008

All Fun, All the Time

It's that time of your again. Jib Jab and Office Max have teamed up once again to make the holidays even more merry. Here is a special greeting from the library to you.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Renee Florsheim's Meaningful Books

The Miller Information Commons’
“Meaningful Books” Series

Renee Florsheim
Dean of the Division of Business

MONDAY, November 24th
3:30 pm
Miller Information Commons, Vista Room

(Refreshments will be served)

Join the Library in welcoming Renee to Champlain.

Preview some of Renee’s meaningful books in the glass case
on the Main Floor of the MIC.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Not the Healthiest?

I posted yesterday that Burlington was the healthiest city in the U.S. But a few hours later my friend e-mailed me this article from Web MD saying that Lincoln, Nebraska was the healthiest. It says that the other rankings were derived from 2006 CDC figures.

This makes a good information literacy point. It is easy to "prove" things based on some article, but that does not make it true. If someone only looked at my previous blog post or the original CNN or Burlington Free Press article, they would only get one side of the story.

It is important to question our information. Don't just accept what CNN says or Web MD says, look at the CDC numbers for yourself. In this case it is not terribly important but in others it may be. Question the info that is given to you, and don't simply take things for granted.

And who cares if we are #4 or #1? We're still in exceptional health, and I think I would rather live here than Nebraska.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Healthiest City in U.S.

According to the CDC, Burlington is the healthiest city in the U.S. This may come as little surprise to those of you who are constantly biking, hiking, walking, etc. Here at Champlain people even start skiing and snowboarding before the snow flies.

So whatever else is going wrong, whether you are stressing about finals or the holiday season, at least you can say you've got your health.