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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Granola....cause its got a little bit of everything!

Universal Borrowing
Have you ever found yourself looking for a specific movie or book at Murphy Library only to find that its not available?  Fret no more, universal borrowing may be the solution for you!
Sadie got to read her favorite book thanks to UB
What is it?
It's a phenomenal service that is offered to students, faculty, and staff which allows us to search catalogs from all libraries within the University of Wisconsin System.  We are able to request and receive materials from other libraries which may not be currently available at Murphy Library.  The requested material will be delivered to the circulation desk within 2-4 days, or if you know you will be near another UW campus you can designate a pick-up from there.  How sweet is that?

Materials...what kind of materials?
Books, government publications, audiovisual materials, some curriculum materials and any other materials that would normally circulate on a campus.

How long to I get to hold on to those "materials"?
-Books: 28 day loan period for students and a semester long period for faculty/staff
(two renewals are allowed for students)
-Videos and Curriculum Objects: 14 days for all patrons with no renewals

Quick Brekkie Ideas
Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal w/ a Banana

-1 cup quick oats
-1 1/2 cups water
-1 pat of butter
-1 box raisins(individual servings size 1 1/2oz.)
-1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon and sugar mixture
Add water to oats and microwave, stir every 30 secs for roughly 1 1/2 to 2 min.  I usually stop when most of the water is absorbed/evaporated, but there is still a tiny bit left(raisins will soak of the rest).  Add the pat of butter and stir in once melted.  Add the remaining ingredients and you've got a quick and tasty meal all in less then 3 minutes. What the heck are you going to do with the rest of your time in the morning!?

Whats so special about oatmeal?  It helps to reduce your low-density lipoprotein (LDL, "bad cholesterol").  The soluble fiber in oatmeal is what helps to reduce the absorption of cholesterol into your bloodstream.  5-10g of  soluble fiber a day decreases your total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol.  The above recipe/meal contains 10g of fiber; oat = 4g, raisins = 2g, banana = 4g

What's wrong with high cholesterol?  *High cholesterol, also known as hypercholesterolemia, is one of seven identifiable positive coronary risk factors that provide a significant correlation to Coronary Artery Disease(CAD).  CAD is the leading cause of mortality in Western society.
*Hypercholesterolemia is when an individual's total serum cholesterol is >200mg/dL or HDL cholesterol <35mg/dL

  • "Cholesterol: Top 5 Foods to Lower Your Numbers." Mayo Clinic. N.p., 7 May 2010. Web. 19 Oct. 2011. <>.
  • Earle, Roger W., and Thomas R. Baechle. NSCA's Essentials of Personal Training. N.p.: Human Kinetics, 2004. 165-66. Print. 

Student Profile
  • Name: 
    • "Because I'm awesome!!!"
    • Sadie Tennessen
  • Year: 
    • Senior
  • Major: 
    • Interpersonal Communication Studies
  • Minor(s): 
    • Psychology and Sociology
  • Job Title: 
    • Administrative Office Assistant
  • Job Responsibilities: 
    • Mail distribution, filing, weekly deposits, and "being just plain awesome!"
  • Favorite part of working in the library?
    • "Room 14. Heard of it? Didn't think so."
  • Random Fact(s):
    •   Drinks unpasteurized raw milk and eats bananas upside down

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