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B - Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
BF 319.5 .F4 S76 2015 Thanks for the feedback : the science and art of receiving feedback well (even when it is off base, unfair, poorly delivered, and frankly, you're not in the mood) / Douglas Stone & Sheila Heen.
BF 575 .P9 A33 2020 Sway : unravelling unconscious bias / Pragya Agarwal.


C - Auxiliary sciences of history
CB 440 .W36 2020 Spacefarers : how humans will settle the Moon, Mars, and beyond / Christopher Wanjek.


D - History
D 524.7 .U6 L36 2018 Remembering World War I in America / Kimberly J. Lamay Licursi.
D 756.5 .N6 C33 2019 Sand & steel : the D-Day invasion and the liberation of France / Peter Caddick-Adams.
D 774 .D56 C65 2021 The immortals : the World War II story of five fearless heroes, the sinking of the Dorchester, and an awe-inspiring rescue / Steven T. Collis.
D 810 .C4 A44313 2019 Last witnesses : an oral history of the children of World War II / Svetlana Alexievich ; translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.
DC 733 .M48 2020 Paris, city of dreams : Napoleon III, Baron Haussmann, and the creation of Paris / Mary McAuliffe.
DS 371.412 .M327 2021 The American war in Afghanistan : a history / Carter Malkasian.


E, F - History: America
E 215.4 .Z33 2020 The Boston Massacre : a family history / Serena Zabin.
E 276 .W66 2019 Women in the American Revolution : gender, politics, and the domestic world / edited by Barbara B. Oberg.
E 470.9 .N45 2020 The three-cornered war : the Union, the Confederacy, and native peoples in the fight for the West / Megan Kate Nelson.
E 628 .B52 2002 They fought like demons : women soldiers in the American Civil War / DeAnne Blanton and Lauren M. Cook.
E 807.1 .R48 M53 2020 Eleanor / David Michaelis.
F 392 .T47 R65 2021 Violence in the Hill Country : the Texas frontier in the Civil War era / Nicholas Keefauver Roland.


G - Geography, Anthropology, Recreation
GB 1199.3 .H53 B47 2021 Running out : in search of water on the High Plains / Lucas Bessire.


H - Social Sciences
HA 201.16 .S85 2020 Census 2020 : understanding the issues / Teresa A. Sullivan.
HB 95 .G58 2019 Free enterprise : an American history / Lawrence B. Glickman.
HB 171 .S56357 2020 What's wrong with economics : a primer for the perplexed / Robert Skidelsky.
HC 103 .L38 2021 Ages of American capitalism : a history of the United States / Jonathan Levy.
HC 106.3 .R265 2021 Why the New Deal matters / Eric Rauchway.
HD 57.7 .L4488 2016 The ideal team player : how to recognize and cultivate the three essential virtues : a leadership fable / Patrick Lencioni.
HD 1761 .W424 2021 American agriculture : from farm families to agribusiness / Mark V. Wetherington.
HD 5709 .B53 2021 Not working : where have all the good jobs gone? / David G. Blanchflower ; with a new preface by the author.
HD 6331 .M886 2020 Hire purpose : how smart companies can close the skills gap / Deanna Mulligan with Greg Shaw.
HD 8072.5 .B66 2021 Workforce education : a new roadmap / William B. Bonvillian and Sanjay E. Sarma.
HD 9000.5 .M4275 2019 Food routes : growing bananas in Iceland and other tales from the logistics of eating / Robyn S. Metcalfe.
HD 9870.5 .B43 2014 Empire of cotton : a global history / Sven Beckert.
HF 1001 .E466 2022 Encyclopedia of business and finance.
HF 1365 .L48 2020 Outside the box : how globalization changed from moving stuff to spreading ideas / Marc Levinson.
HF 5381 .C684295 2019 Skilled trade professionals : a practical career guide / Corbin Collins.
HF 5381 .K686 2020 The real world : timeless ideas not learned in school / David Kramer.
HF 5734.7 .W33 2021 Teach yourself visually Microsoft Teams / by Matt Wade and Sven Seidenberg.
HG 179 .M4596 2020 Personal finance 101 : from saving and investing to taxes and loans, an essential primer on personal finance / Alfred Mill ; with a technical review by Michele Cagan.
HG 181 .B8345 2017 Finance in America : an unfinished story / Kevin R. Brine and Mary Poovey.
HG 181 .L58 2020 Divested : inequality in the age of finance / Ken-Hou Lin, Megan Tobias Neely.
HG 2481 .R67 2019 Market rules : bankers, presidents, and the origins of the Great Recession / Mark H. Rose.
HG 4936 .Q56 2019 American bonds : how credit markets shaped a nation / Sarah L. Quinn.
HM 851 .D625 2018 Deviced! : balancing life and technology in a digital world / Doreen Dodgen-Magee.
HM 1096 .S743 2020 Stereotypes : the incidence and impacts of bias / Joel T. Nadler and Elora C. Voyles, editors.
HQ 281 .B575 2015 In our backyard : human trafficking in America and what we can do to stop it / Nita Belles.
HQ 778.5 .F66 2021 The basics of leading a child-care business / Marnie Forestieri.


J - Political Science
JK 529 .K47 2020 Why do we still have the electoral college? / Alexander Keyssar.
JK 554 .H65 2020 The presidents vs. the press : the endless battle between the White House and the media -- from the founding fathers to fake news / Harold Holzer.
JK 1896 .A58 2020 American women's suffrage : voices from the long struggle for the vote, 1776-1965 / Susan Ware, editor.
JK 1896 .W37 2019 Why they marched : untold stories of the women who fought for the right to vote / Susan Ware.


K - Law
KF 1649 .K58 2021 Antitrust : taking on monopoly power from the gilded age to the digital age / Amy Klobuchar.
KF 4547.4 .B37 2020 An introduction to constitutional law : 100 Supreme Court cases everyone should know / Randy E. Barnett, Josh Blackman.
KF 4886 .V678 2020 Voting and political representation in America : issues and trends / Mark P. Jones, editor.
KF 5053 .P75 2016 The presidents and the Constitution : a living history / edited by Ken Gormley.
KF 8742 .A35 O93 2005 The Oxford companion to the Supreme Court of the United States / editor in chief, Kermit L. Hall ; editors, James W. Ely, Jr., Joel B. Grossman.
KFM 2478.8 .W5 G668 2018  Documents of the Salem witch trials / K. David Goss.


L - Education
LB 1028.3 .V445 2020 Learning online : the student experience / George Veletsianos.
LB 1044.87 .C638 2021 Designing the online learning experience : evidence-based principles and strategies / Simone C.O. Conceição and Les L. Howles ; foreword by B. Jean Mandernach.
LB 1139.35 .P55 F45 2021 The possibilities of play : imaginative learning centers for children ages 3-6 / Jean Feldman, Carolyn Kisloski.
LB 2342.92 .B34 2020 Student engagement techniques : a handbook for college faculty / Elizabeth F. Barkley, Claire Howell Major.
LB 2342.93 .N3 S83 2020 Success for all : programs to support students throughout their college experience / edited by Melisa N. Choroszy ... [et al.].
LB 2361 .G45 2020 Syllabus : the remarkable, unremarkable document that changes everything / William Germano & Kit Nicholls.
LB 3045.74 .F73 2021 Open educational resources / compiled and written by Mary Francis.
LC 4165 .A55 2020 Alleviating the educational impact of adverse childhood experiences : school-university-community collaboration / edited by R. Martin Reardon, Jack Leonard.


N - Fine arts
N 2030 .G23 2020 The Louvre : the many lives of the world's most famous museum / James Gardner.
N 7477 .W57 2020 The art of looking at art / Gene Wisniewski.


P - Language and literature
P 301.5 .P47 W56 2020 Make it clear : speak and write to persuade and inform / Patrick Henry Winston ; foreword by Gill Pratt.
PN 45 .B877 2018 The handy literature answer book : an engaging guide to unraveling symbols, signs, and meanings in great works / by Daniel S. Burt and Deborah G. Felder.
PN 1042 .S66 2019 How a poem moves : a field guide for readers of poetry / Adam Sol.
PS 3515 .U789 Z76325 2020 Zora Neale Hurston : a life in American history / Stephanie Li.
PS 3537 .T3234 Z94 2017 John Steinbeck : a literary life / Linda Wagner-Martin.


Q - Science
Q 130 .A48685 2019 The women of the moon : tales of science, love, sorrow, and courage / Daniel R. Altschuler, Fernando J. Ballesteros.
Q 182.3 .W444 2019 Thrifty science : making the most of materials in the history of experiment / Simon Werrett.
QA 28 .P67 2020 Math makers : the lives and works of 50 famous mathematicians / Alfred S. Posamentier and Christian Spreitzer.
QA 43 .N2724 2018 How to fall slower than gravity : and other everyday (and not so everyday) uses of mathematics and physical reasoning / Paul J. Nahin.
QA 76.6 .B4316 2020 Beginner's step-by-step coding course : learn computer programming the easy way.
QA 76.73 .C153 M277 2019 C++ fundamentals : hit the ground running with C++, the language that supports tech giants globally / Antonio Mallia and Francesco Zoffoli.
QA 76.73 .J38 P3955 2018 Learn Java the easy way : a hands-on introduction to programming / Bryson Payne.
QA 76.76 .H94 D87 2021 HTML & CSS QuickStart guide : the simplified beginner's guide to developing a strong coding foundation, building responsive websites, and mastering the fundamentals of modern web design / David DuRocher.
QA 93 .M335 2019 The math book.
QB 541 .C563 2019 Eclipses : what everyone needs to know / Frank Close.
QB 641 .W45 2020 Life on Mars : what to know before we go / David A. Weintraub ; with a new afterword by the author.
QD 467 .S345 2020 The periodic table : its story and its significance / Eric Scerri.
QH 316 .G37 2020 Biology : a self-teaching guide / Steven Daniel Garber.
QH 541.5 .S3 W75 2020 Future sea : how to rescue and protect the world's oceans / Deborah Rowan Wright.
QH 545 .P4 C38 2002 Silent spring / Rachel Carson ; introduction by Linda Lear ; afterword by Edward O. Wilson.
QL 84.2 .B35 2020 Saving species on private lands : unlocking incentives to conserve wildlife and their habitats / Lowell E. Baier ; with Christopher E. Segal.
QP 360 .C4848 2018 Mind to matter : the astonishing science of how your brain creates material reality / Dawson Church.
QP 364.5 .H86 2021 The spike : an epic journey through the brain in 2.1 seconds / Mark Humphries.
QP 624 .M39 2020 DNA demystified : unraveling the double helix / Alan McHughen.


R - Medicine
RA 638 .B47 2020 Anti-vaxxers : how to challenge a misinformed movement / Jonathan M. Berman.
RA 643 .E64 2019 Emerging infectious diseases sourcebook.
RA 644 .C67 S73 2020 Unprepared : America in the time of coronavirus / compiled and edited by Jon Sternfeld ; introduction by Timothy Egan.
RA 644 .E26 P74 2019 Crisis in the red zone : the story of the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, and of the outbreaks to come / Richard Preston.
RC 114.5 .O37 2020 Viruses, plagues, and history : past, present, and future / Michael B.A. Oldstone.
RC 270.8 .K56 2019 The end of the beginning : cancer, immunity, and the future of a cure / Michael S. Kinch.
RC 521 .M548 2021 Fast facts for dementia care : what nurses need to know / Carol A. Miller.
RC 552 .E18 R432 2018 Eating disorders : your questions answered / Justine J. Reel.
RC 552 .E18 W35 2020 Eating disorders : what everyone needs to know / B. Timothy Walsh, Evelyn Attia, Deborah R. Glasofer.
RC 552 .P67 R68 2020 PTSD : what everyone needs to know / Barbara O. Rothbaum and Sheila A.M. Rauch.
RD 17 .G34 2020 The Gale encyclopedia of surgery and medical tests.
RD 19 .S27 2020 The invention of surgery : a history of modern medicine : from the Renaissance to the implant revolution / David Schneider.
RJ 250 .L37 2019 Late preterm infants : a guide for nurses, midwives, clinicians and allied health professionals / Shahirose Sadrudin Premji, editor.
RT 86 .F66 2021 Self-care for new and student nurses / Dorrie K. Fontaine, Tim Cunningham, Natalie May.
RT 86.5 .P34 2020 Etiquette & communication strategies for nurses : advancement techniques for your career / Kathleen D. Pagana.


S - Agriculture
SB 118 .S65 2018 The book of seeds : a life-size guide to six hundred species from around the world / edited by Paul Smith.


T - Technology
TD 794.5 .R67 2021 Can I recycle this? : a guide to better recycling and how to reduce single-use plastics / Jennie Romer ; illustrated by Christie Young.
TL 152.8 .S57 2020 Introduction to self-driving vehicle technology / Hanky Sjafrie.


Z - Bibliography, Library Science
ZA 4230 .R87 2019 The joy of search : a Google insider's guide to going beyond the basics / Daniel M. Russell.


 
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1970 marked the beginning of Vernon College. Throughout this decade the College continued to grow and more students enrolled in both on- and off-campus courses. On January 20, 1970, a majority of the citizens of Wilbarger County voted to create the Wilbarger County Junior College District. Following that decision, Vernon Regional Junior College was established and on April 9, 1970, the newly elected Board of Trustees appointed Dr. David L. Norton as the College’s first president. Campus construction began in May 1971, and included an Academic Science Center, Administration-Fine Arts Center, Applied Arts Center, Library, and Student Center. The following year, on September 5, 1972, classes met for the first time on the Vernon campus with a total of 608 students. On August 1, 1974, Dr. Jim M. Williams became the College’s second president. In the fall semester of that year, combined on- and off-campus enrollment exceeded 800 students. During the 1975-76 academic year, the College expanded its services to include a learning center on Sheppard Air Force Base. During this year, enrollment in credit courses, both on- and off-campus, rose to a level of 1,199. The scope of the Vocational Nursing Program was enlarged during the 1976-77 academic year with the assumption of the Bethania School of Vocational Nursing in Wichita Falls. In August 1976 the Physical Education Center was dedicated in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas A. King longtime benefactors of Vernon College. Growth and changes continued during the 1980s. In August 1980 a Student Residence Center, designed to house 128 students, opened for occupancy. Further expansion of program offerings in the Wichita Falls area was accomplished through absorption of an existing proprietary school that was renamed the Vernon College Technical Center and the integration of the nursing program from the Wichita Falls Independent School District. On March 22, 1982, Dr. Joe Mills took over the leadership of the College as the third president. That fall, the College fielded its first intercollegiate rodeo team. During 1983-84, the Department of Cosmetology and the Career Development Center (previously known as the North Texas Skills Center) were established in Wichita Falls. On the Vernon campus, the Chaparral Center was completed, and the Pease River farm purchased through a state land trade. The following academic year, 1984-85, Vernon College reached a record credit enrollment of 1,863 and a record continuing education enrollment of 7,056 registrations. A Vocational Nursing Program opened in Seymour, and the Board of Trustees established a college foundation and approved an agreement to allow construction of the Red River Valley Museum on the Vernon campus. In February 1987 the College played its first intercollegiate baseball game on the Vernon campus. During May of that year, the new Natatorium was opened in the King Physical Education Center. A newly constructed Athletic Dormitory opened to house 28 athletes in August 1988. In October, Trustees voted to add women’s volleyball as a varsity sport, effective with the fall 1989 semester. In May 1989 Vernon College moved all Wichita Falls programs to one centralized location—Century City Center. Since the College opened its doors 38 years ago, many individuals, corporations, foundations, and organizations have made an investment in our students through the creation of endowed and annual scholarships. As of this year, more than 100 scholarship funds are available to help students pursue their educational dreams.VERNON COLLEGE PHILOSOPHY: Vernon College is a constantly evolving institution, dedicated primarily to effective teaching and regional enhancement. With this dedication to teaching and to the community, the College encourages open inquiry, personal and social responsibility, critical thinking, and life-long learning for students, faculty, and other individuals within its service area. The College takes as its guiding educational principle the proposition that, insofar as available resources permit, instruction should be adapted to student needs. This principle requires both flexibility in instructional strategies and maintenance of high academic standards. Strong programs of assessment and accountability complement this educational principle. VC accepts the charge of providing a college atmosphere free of bias, in which students can exercise initiative and personal judgment, leading to a greater awareness of personal self-worth. It strives to provide every student with opportunities to develop the tools necessary to become a contributing, productive member of society. 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Therefore, to fulfill its mission, the College will provide access, within its available resources, to: Career technical/workforce programs up to two years in length leading to associate degrees or certificates; Career technical/workforce programs leading directly to employment in semi-skilled and skilled occupations; Freshman and sophomore courses in arts and sciences, including the curricula leading to associate and baccalaureate degrees; Ongoing adult education programs for occupational upgrading or personal enrichment; Compensatory education programs designed to fulfill the commitment of an admissions policy allowing the enrollment of disadvantaged students; ; A continuing program of counseling and guidance designed to assist students in achieving their individual educational goals; Career technical/workforce development programs designed to meet local and statewide needs; Support services for educational programs and college-related activities; Adult literacy and other basic skills programs for adults; and Other To help prospective and current students, faculty, and staff locate important information about Vernon College, this webpage provides links to helpful information on a variety of government mandated and consumer information. 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