Thursday, December 11, 2014

Fall 2014 Coffee Breaks A Big Success

An Attitude of Gratitude  TWU students Jenna Banaag (L), nutrition major and member of Alpha Gamma 
Delta, and Kendra Blacher (R), pursuing masters degrees in dance and education, hold up a portion of  a thank 
you banner signed by hundreds of grateful TWU students in appreciation for free beverages and snacks they 
received during traditional finals week coffee breaks held at the Blagg-Huey Library on the Denton campus.  
Signed in multiple languages and measuring 41 feet in length, the complete banner serves as a happy reminder 
of the many students the TWU Libraries and the TWU Division of Student Life were privileged to serve during 
the Fall 2014 breaks.  December 11, 2014.  Photograph by Kristin Wolski.  
Time and fuel.  With these two things students can conquer the world—or at least their final exams. 

That is the theory behind finals week coffee breaks, a growing and eagerly anticipated fall and spring tradition at TWU sponsored by the TWU Libraries and the TWU Division of Student Life. Held at the Blagg-Huey Library on the Denton campus (which also extended its operating hours before and during finals week); the TWU T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center Library; and the Houston ARC, these breaks feature free beverages and snacks for students to fuel their end-of-semester studies.

Coffee breaks for the Fall 2014 semester, which wrapped up on December 11, 2014, featured photo ops and giveaways in a festive atmosphere at the Blagg-Huey Library in Denton.  Joining in the fun were "guest servers" Dr. Carine M. Feyten, Chancellor and President of TWU, and Dr. Robert Neely, TWU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, who helped serve coffee to some of the record 1,800 attendees.  The library was also delighted to welcome the participation of sororities Alpha Gamma Delta and Sigma Lambda Gamma.  Dispensing treat bags, sweets and hot chocolate to the crowd along with their infectious enthusiasm, these groups were a big hit with students and a welcome addition to the festivities.  Sean Spear and Kristin Wolski, members of the Blagg-Huey Library staff and the TWU Libraries Social Media Team, photographed the Denton event (to see these photos and more, visit the libraries on  flickr  and Instagram.)
  
Cheers!  Students at the Blagg-Huey Library on the Denton campus of TWU express their appreciation for 
the free finals week beverages and snacks they enjoyed courtesy of the TWU Libraries and the TWU Division 
of Student Life.  December 7, 2014.  Photograph by Sean Spear.   
The Fall 2014 coffee breaks in Dallas and Houston were equally successful and appreciated.  Over 800 grateful TWU students in Dallas were served free beverages and snacks, and homemade cookies and Cajun coffee were on the menu for TWU students and faculty and staff members in Houston.    

The TWU Libraries consider it an honor and a privilege to play a role in the academic success of TWU students, and look forward to continuing the coffee break tradition at TWU in May 2015 and beyond.

~Sandy Cochran

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