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April 2021

Toaster Tip Tuesday: Bullet Journaling Basics

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Drop-in for this casual session with resident Bullet Journaling expert Tiffany Carlson. Tiffany will help you understand how to use a bullet journal to increase your motivation, stay organized, set daily goals, and reflect on challenges and accomplishments.

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Creating Posters in PowerPoint

April 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Getting ready to do a poster for your course or at an upcoming conference? Learn pointers about using PowerPoint to create the poster as one giant slide, and send it to a large-scale printer. Register

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Advanced Data Visualization with Excel

April 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

By tweaking defaults and combining multiple charts, you can use Excel to create advanced visualizations that help you tell deeper or more meaningful stories. This workshop will provide a hands-on introduction to these techniques and share tips on how to streamline and improve your visualization process. Previous experience with Excel and creating charts in Excel (such as “Creating Compelling Data Visualizations with Excel”) is recommended. This workshop will be held via Zoom. Register

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#StudyStrong: End of semester study tips and tricks

April 16 @ 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

This has been a rough semester. Do you need some new study tips and tricks to help finish the semester strong? In this online workshop, reflect on your semester so far and make a study plan for the rest of the semester whether you have papers, finals or other types of assignments. Learn new time management techniques and how to study most effectively using proven brain-based methods. Zoom link will be sent to those registered. Register

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Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Business Library Associate

April 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until May 22, 2021

Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Library Associate

Writing a business plan or research paper and not sure where to start? Interested in what is behind a company, product, or service? Connect with the Business Library Associate to get hands on support navigating the Library's collection of business resources and databases.

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Paper panic: Research and writing Zoom

April 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Get work done on final a paper or project in a helpful and supportive environment. About fifteen minutes of this virtual workshop will be devoted to sharing some tips and tricks for writing papers, scripts for presentations, and finding sources. The rest of the time will be devoted to actually getting work done with others who also need to get work done. Together we can help each other to stay on task and stop procrastinating! A link to the Zoom…

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Design and Print a 3D Model

April 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn tips and techniques for designing objects to 3D print using a starter program called Tinkercad.

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#StudyStrong: End of Semester Study Tips and Tricks

April 19 @ 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This has been a rough semester. Do you need some new study tips and tricks to help finish the semester strong? In this online workshop, reflect on your semester so far and make a study plan for the rest of the semester whether you have papers, finals or other types of assignments. Learn new time management techniques and how to study most effectively using proven brain-based methods. Zoom link will be sent to those registered. Register

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Page Turners Book Meetup

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Row of colorful books with electronic book reader

Discover in a low-stress way some possible new favorite books! Folks will be presenting a book they read in the past few months at our meetup. For the first meetup, we have 5 presentation spots at 5 minutes each. Presenters will be selected on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please fill the form if you're interested in presenting. If you don’t present you are welcome to attend and might find a new favorite book. You do not need to have any experience of…

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Toaster Tip Tuesdays: Media Services – Equipment, Software, Support, oh my!

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This session will introduce you to the newly available media services resources in the Toaster. Learn about the available equipment and editing software, how to get 1-on-1 support, and leave ready to launch into your next video or podcast production! 

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Get it done: Use the Pomodoro method to finish papers and projects

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Gather with other students and staff to work on whatever needs to get done. Come prepared to be productive, whether that means studying for finals, working on your dissertation, finishing a problem set, or grading exams. Power through with others for accountability, and use this focused time to get stuff done. Then take a group break and repeat. A Zoom link will be sent to those registered. Register

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Advanced Data Visualization with Excel

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

By tweaking defaults and combining multiple charts, you can use Excel to create advanced visualizations that help you tell deeper or more meaningful stories. This workshop will provide a hands-on introduction to these techniques and share tips on how to streamline and improve your visualization process. Previous experience with Excel and creating charts in Excel (such as “Creating Compelling Data Visualizations with Excel”) is recommended. This workshop will be held via Zoom. Register

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Highlighting Minnesota Endangered Species on Earth Day

April 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Rusty Patched Bumble Bee by USFWS, Midwest Region licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Join us online for an Earth Day event that highlights Minnesota endangered species, Thursday, April 22, 4 p.m. Central Daylight Time. This online panel discussion is free and open to all.

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#StudyStrong: End of Semester Study Tips and Tricks

April 23 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Make a study plan for the rest of the semester and learn time management techniques.

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Pomodoro for Productivity

April 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tomato shaped analog timer

Gather with other students and staff to work on whatever needs to get done. Come prepared to be productive -- whether that means working on your dissertation, finishing a problem set, or grading exams. Power through with others for accountability, and use this focused time to get stuff done. Then take a group break and repeat. Zoom link will be sent to those registered. Register

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Pomodoro for Productivity

April 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tomato shaped analog timer

Keep up the motivation and meet with fellow students in a Zoom and learn how to use the Pomodoro technique, a brain-based study strategy. Have some work ready (e.g. homework, problem sets, reading, research, writing, studying for finals, etc) and use focused time to get stuff done. Then take a group break and repeat. Zoom link will be sent to those registered. Register

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