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Colgate University Bookstore – Interactive & Fun for the Whole Community

Colgate University Bookstore Staff photo
Colgate Bookstore in upstate New York is not what you’d expect from a University bookstore. The staff not only serves its Colgate University students and campus employees, but the store also is a fun place for the whole community. Yes, there are diploma frames and other normal college items available for students and alumni, but there’s so much more…

Covered Bridge Resonates with Messiah College Students, Alumni, & Staff

Messiah College Stoner BridgeA well-loved, much used way for students, alumni, staff, and others to get around Messiah College’s Pennsylvania campus is their own historic covered bridge, built in 1867. This iconic structure, unusual for a college campus is a popular image that graces two of their diploma frames.

Messiah College’s covered bridge, commonly called the Stoner Bridge (named in honor of Mr. & Mrs. Jacob S. Stoner who donated the bridge  to the college), but also known as the Bowmansdale Covered Bridge, is one of only a handful of covered bridges actually located on college campuses in the United States.

UMass Amherst Students Make a Hulk-Sized Change and Go Green

Written by Tyler Dickinson, Marketing Intern

Permaculture GardenA topic of growing interest and popularity is the movement of “going green.” So, what does going green actually mean? It means to live eco-friendlier. This includes reducing pollution, conserving resources, conserving energy, reducing the consumption of waste, and protecting the earth’s ecological balance. For six years, Church Hill Classics has been a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WasteWise Program and has participated in “green” practices.

Wabash College Still Has Sheepskin Diplomas and Other Interesting Info

Sheepskin diplomas are not prevalent at all, although they once were. Yet, for Wabash College in Indiana, the tradition of giving sheepskin diplomas to its graduates continues. This coming May will be no exception. At the college’s 176th Commencement ceremony last May, its 172 graduates received sheepskin diplomas, as always. The college also carries on its tradition as an all-male college.



Student Volunteers Celebrate the 4th Annual National Student Day – October 9th


National Student Day (NSD) is back for its fourth year on October 9th, 2014. American and Canadian bookstores are ready to celebrate and acknowledge student volunteers today for National Student Day. Bookstores are hosting events at the stores including charity drives, free giveaways, amazing deals, and more! How is your school celebrating National Student Day today?

National Student Day

Drum Roll for the Top Ten Graduation Gift Ideas!

Top 10 listsWritten by Anita R. Holtz, Marketing Department

While I was growing up in the Philadelphia suburb of Levittown, Pennsylvania during the late 1950s, our 17” black and white television was an important member of the family.  The Dick Clark Show on Saturday nights was a must (my sister and I outnumbered my father for channel selection).  The show featured the “Top Ten” records from ten to one for the upcoming week.  While I didn’t always agree with the Number One choice, the reverse order’s anticipation, a clever gimmick, was what I remember.

Rams Rule! Everything is “Ram-tastic” at Colorado State University & CSU Bookstore


Colorado State University in Fort Collins is a seriously spirited school. It’s not only the athletics or the official mascot, CAM the Ram, that makes this so. It’s not all about Colorado State’s snappy Fight Song or the prominent school colors of green and gold (reflecting the school's agricultural beginnings). From what pops up on the university’s website, it’s obviously about the name…the Rams.


Colorado State University Spirit Medallion Diploma Frame        Colorado State University Spirit Medallion 

Tree planted to honor UConn School of Law Professor Emeritus

Professor Emeritus Colin Tait - Tree and PlaqueUniversity of Connecticut School of Law Facebook and Twitter pages were bursting with photos of a tree dedication held recently to honor Professor Emeritus Colin Tait for four decades of his teaching, expert writings, and service to the law profession.

The professor’s story and commitment are wonderful. The tree planting and the type of tree happened to catch my interest. 

The newly planted tree, a white oak, alludes to UConn’s seal, and of course Connecticut’s state tree, so it’s a gift with perfect symbolism. The school seal has oak leaves and acorns in its center, with the name of the University and School of Law as a border around it.

150th Anniversary and an Amazing Diploma Tradition at Gallaudet University

There are a couple of hefty milestones being celebrated this year at Gallaudet University in Washington D.C., plus an awesome tradition continues regarding the University’s diplomas. (Guess who signs them?)

Honoring Service on Veteran's Day - Bookstore Manager as Reservist in Iraq

Just about a year ago, Troy Novak, Manager, of the Dakota Textbook Company at the University of North Dakota, was not available at the store. He was overseas in Iraq until March, where he was stationed as a reservist with the Air Force.  When I had the occasion to talk to Troy after his return, I asked him if he would write about his experience for a Veteran's Day blog.
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