April 30th, 2013
As the spring 2013 semester comes to an end, please remember to utilize Gateway’s job board – Wisconsin TechConnect
Current program students and graduates can look for employment on this website as well as POST THEIR RESUMES for employers to view.
If you have any questions about TECHCONNECT, please call or email Gateway Career Services Counselors at:
Elkhorn/Burlington: Ginger Buehner – email@example.com 262-741-8320
Kenosha : Sheri Eisch – firstname.lastname@example.org 262-564-2720
Racine: Kevin McCray – email@example.com 262-619-6534
Stop in the Gateway campus libraries for books, websites, and MS Word Templates about building resumes, preparing for job interviews and job search strategies.
April 29th, 2013
Thank you, Gateway students, for taking time from your end-of-term assignments to fill out the Library Survey we offered last month during National Library Week. We are thrilled to have your input about how you use and value the library and appreciate your suggestions for improvement. You identified the top three uses of the library as Quiet Study Area, Finding Resources, and Computer Use. You suggested changes in equipment, hours, staffing, and resources to support your study needs. We will review the results and address the suggested changes that we may have the resources to meet. More thoughts about the Gateway libraries? Contact your campus library staff directly or talk to Gary Flynn, District Library Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 262-564-2640.
April 16th, 2013
February 26th, 2013
The human services, psychology, and healthcare professions are publishing new research about causes, diagnosis, assessment, and treatment for PTSD. The Gateway Libraries have many resources on these topics. The books listed here can be transferred to the campus library of your choice and the videos can be viewed online. Follow the links for more descriptive information about the items and to watch the videos online.
A nurse’s guide to women’s mental health / Davidson, Michele R. Elkhorn General Collection RC 451.4W6 D3.8 2012
At war with PTSD: battling post-traumatic stress disorder with virtual reality / McLay, Robert N. Elkhorn General Collection RC 552P6.7 M3.5 2012
Combat-related traumatic brain injury and PTSD: a resource and recovery guide / Lawhorne, Cheryl, Kenosha & Racine General Collection RC 550L3.7 2010
Do veterans receive adequate health care? / Racine General Collection UB 369D6 2008
Flashback : posttraumatic stress disorder, suicide, and the lessons of war / Coleman, Penny. Elkhorn General Collection RC 552 P6.7 C6.52 2006
Homelessness: a documentary and reference guide / Kenosha General Collection HV 4504S5.8 2012
Life after the military: a handbook for transitioning veterans / Hill, Janelle. Kenosha General Collection UB 357H5.5 2011
Many faces of PTSD / Stocker, Susan. Kenosha General Collection RC 552P6.7 S7.6 2010
Once a warrior, always a warrior: navigating the transition from combat to home–including combat stress, PTSD, and mTBI / Hoge, Charles W. Kenosha General Collection RC 550H6.4 2010
PTSD post-traumatic stress disorder / Information Television Network. Linked Resources: Click to watch this video online (25 minutes, streaming video, login using your Webadvisor/Blackboard password for off-campus viewing)
Soldier’s heart: close-up today with PTSD in Vietnam veterans / Schroder, William. Kenosha General Collection RC 552P6.7 S3.4 2007
The Soldier’s Heart / PBS Frontline Television News. Click here and follow link to watch this video online (60 minutes, streaming video, login using your Webadvisor/Blackboard password for off-campus viewing)
The girls come marching home: stories of women warriors returning from the war in Iraq / Holmstedt, Kirsten A. Elkhorn General Collection DS 79.76H6.53 2009
The post-traumatic stress disorder sourcebook :a guide to healing, recovery, and growth / Schiraldi, lenn R. Kenosha General Collection RC 552P6.7 S3.26 2009
The wounded warrior handbook :a resource guide for returning veterans / Hill, Janelle. Kenosha General Collection UB 363P5.5 2012
When the war never ends: the voices of military members with PTSD and their families / Wizelman, Leah. Kenosha General Collection RC 552P6.7 W5.913 2011
December 18th, 2012
Do you have an assignment that requires you to read a book about or by a person that has suffered from mental illness? The Gateway libraries have pulled together a list of books, both fiction and nonfiction, that would satisfy this requirement. Or perhaps you’re just interested in true biographies written by people telling their storied of struggle and success. This list will be continually updated as the libraries continue to buy books in this area. Please contact your local Gateway campus library if you have questions about gaining access to these books.
The list can be found here.
November 2nd, 2012
Hi! My name is Jason Steagall and I’m the new librarian at the Elkhorn Campus Library. I’ll be working from about 8am to around 4pm Monday through Friday. I earned my bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point and my master’s in library and information science from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. I have most recently worked as a campus librarian at Bryant & Stratton College in Wauwatosa, WI. I am very excited to join the team here at Gateway Technical College. Please stop into the library, call me (262-741-8438), or email me (email@example.com) if you ever need any assistance finding research articles, information on a topic, citation help, or just want to say “hi.” Plus, you can see my Star Wars bobble-head collection! I look forward to meeting all of you and working with you!
August 7th, 2012
Have you ever wondered which books are the newest in your Gateway Campus Library?
Now it is easier than ever to browse through the latest additions to your campus library. Each library has a “New Arrivals” display where books are placed before making their trip to the general collection. Ask your local library staff for the location of each campus’s new books.
Although we love having you in our libraries, you don’t even need to leave the comfort of your home to see what’s on our “New Arrivals” bookshelves. Click on this link to see a list of recent acquisitions. Pick the campus you’re interested in and click on the search button.
If you see an item you’re interested in, but it’s not at your local campus, feel free to contact your library and request that the item be sent to them. Within a couple of days you will be able to pick it up.
Finally, if you happen to be searching our catalog and come across the location: Temporarily shelved at ON DISPLAY, ask the library staff to help you locate that item.
July 16th, 2012
Take a break during these “lazy hazy crazy days of summer” and enjoy some Leisure reading! Forget preparing for fall classes or polishing your math skills. Ignore the kitchen floor, sticky from dripping popsicles. Pretend you are unaware of the laundry lurking in the basement. Come to one of the Gateway campus libraries and borrow a book that will give you a brief respite from reality. The hammock awaits!
Here are a few of our new temptations:
he Year of the Hare (Elkhorn) is the perfect book for you if you have ever entertained a fleeting thought of fleeing from your marriage, your job, your home and your possessions, taking with you only a backpack and a large hare. (Well, maybe the hare wasn’t part of your fantasy.) The hare was unintended in the novel as well, but it made a fine traveling companion for the journalist playing hooky from his life as they wandered together through Finland.
Or maybe you like more drama in your novels? Try…
Assault with a deadly glue gun (Kenosha) Anastasia is the crafts editor at an American women’s magazine, and not only does her husband “cash in his chips – permanently” in Las Vegas, but her life becomes “even stickier” when she discovers the dead body of the fashion editor hot-glued to her office chair. When evidence surfaces of an affair between the editor and Anastasia’s husband, Anastasia becomes the prime suspect – a logical conclusion, since she is quite crafty with a glue gun.
The night circus (Racine) arrives without warning or announcement. The town awakens to find it there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped tent is Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night. Waging a fierce competition for which they have trained since childhood, two young circus magicians Celia and Marco unexpectedly fall in love with each other and share a fantastical romance that manifests in fateful ways. “Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus performers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the acrobats overhead.”
The Buddha in the Attic (Elkhorn) is a beautifully written novel about a true bit of history. It is the story of Japanese brides brought to San Francisco nearly a century ago to marry men they had never met until they got off the train. It tells of their experiences in a strange land, married to men they didn’t understand, and raising children who reject their values to become “true Americans.” Then in their old age, they and those Americanized children are forced from their homes and taken to internment camps when their new adopted country goes to war against the homeland of their ancestors. This book won the National Book Award and the Faulkner Award for Fiction.
Did you know there are also some nonfiction books in the Leisure Reading collections, such as:
This I believe: the personal philosophies of remarkable men and women (Kenosha) Based on the National Public Radio series of the same name, This I Believe features eighty essays by people ranging from the famous to the unknown—from a hospital clerk to Isabel Allende, from Gloria Steinem to a woman who sells Yellow Pages advertising in Texas, from a man who serves on a state parole board to Bill Gates. “Each piece compels readers to rethink not only how they have arrived at their own personal beliefs but also the extent to which they share them with others.”
June 7th, 2012
New printing procedures and equipment are now in service throughout the district. The new program, Gateway GreenPrint, was developed to meet the increasing print needs of students and staff and to efficiently manage equipment and supplies costs.
One of the features of the new program is individual student accounts where print jobs are temporarily stored until released for printing. The student accounts are accessible using the Gateway ID number and Blackboard/WebAdvisor/Email password. Print jobs are no longer limited to the assigned lab or classroom printer, but can be generated from any Gateway printer. The new printers offer additional functions including photocopying and free scan-to-email.
There will be no print charges this summer which is serving as the testing period for the new system. Print fees will be applied beginning in the Fall semester. The cost will be 5 cents for single-sided black and white, 7 cents for double-sided black and white, 50 cents for single-sided color, and 75 cents for double-sided color prints. At the beginning of every semester students will receive a $10.00 credit for Gateway print points on their Student ID card. Additional print points may be purchased via local kiosks or through online accounts.
For detailed information about the new program, visit gtc.edu/printing
Please ask Library staff for assistance when using the new system.
May 21st, 2012
Congratulations, Graduates! You have completed yet another “learning experience” and are finally the proud recipient of a diploma or degree from Gateway Technical College! Now you have skills and you want to be paid for using them! How do you make the transition from student to employee? The GTC libraries have resources to help!
Explore the many career resources of the GTC libraries by clicking here.
Some of the books we have include:
Best answers to the 201 most frequently asked interview questions. Kenosha Career Education HF 5549.5 I6 D3.66 2010
Find a job through social networking: use LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, blogs, and more to advance your career. Elkhorn Career Education HF 54.56 S2.8 2011
Job search handbook for people with disabilities. Elkhorn & Kenosha Career Education HV 1568.5 R9.3 2011
The resume and cover letter phrase book: what to write to get the job that’s right: plus 50 phrases you should never use! Elkhorn, Kenosha & Racine Career Education HF 5383 S3.29 2011
Top 100 careers without a four-year degree: your complete guidebook to good jobs in many fields. Racine Career Education HF 5382.5 U5 F3.75 2012
Good luck and success in all you do!