Important Dates Summer and Fall 2024

New Books Vernon January


A - General works
REF AY 67 .N5 W7 2020 The World almanac and book of facts.

B - Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
B 105 .T54 H363 2017 Critical thinking : the basics / Stuart Hanscomb.
B 1545 .Z7 B47 2018 Adam Smith : a very short introduction / Christopher J. Berry.
B 3305 .M74 S57 2018 Marx : a very short introduction / Peter Singer.
BF 121 .K539 2018 Psychology : the comic book introduction / by Grady Klein and Danny Oppenheimer.
BF 447 .K56 1994 Developing reflective judgment : understanding and promoting intellectual growth and critical thinking in adolescents and adults / Patricia M. King, Karen Strohm Kitchener.
BF 637 .C5 M376 2012 Life code : the new rules for winning in the real world / by Phil McGraw.

D - History
D 228 .P375 2016 A people's history of modern Europe / William A. Pelz.
D 639 .C75 F34 2017 The woman who smashed codes : a true story of love, spies, and the unlikely heroine who outwitted America's enemies / Jason Fagone.
D 769 .J44 2018 Wartime America : the World War II home front / John W. Jeffries.
D 810 .S7 C635 2018 Operation Columba : the Secret Pigeon Service : the untold story of World War II resistance in Europe / Gordon Corera.
D 810 .V42 U684 2018 The Texas liberators : veteran narratives from World War II / edited by Aliza S. Wong ; foreword by Ron Milam ; photographs by Mark Umstot.
DD 125 .W485 2018 The Holy Roman Empire : a very short introduction / Joachim Whaley.
DD 881 .M23 2019 Checkpoint Charlie : the Cold War, the Berlin Wall, and the most dangerous place on earth / Iain MacGregor.

J - Political Science
JC 480 .F74 2018 Authoritarianism : what everyone needs to know / Erica Frantz.
JK 524 .D53 2017 Whistlestop : my favorite stories from presidential campaign history / John Dickerson.
JK 1726 .D493 2019 Democracy evolving.

P - Language and literature
PN 2287 .B5 W38 2015 American tragedian : the life of Edwin Booth / Daniel J. Watermeier.

R - Medicine
RA 786 .K79 2017 The mystery of sleep : why a good night's rest is vital to a better, healthier life / Meir Kryger.
RC 523 .W359 2018 A pocket guide to understanding Alzheimer's disease and other dementias / James Warner and Nori Graham.
RC 628 .T66 2017 The obesity epidemic : why diets and exercise don't work--and what does / Robyn Toomath.

T - Technology
TK 140 .E3 M685 2019 Edison / Edmund Morris.
TL 152.8 .S35 2018 No one at the wheel : driverless cars and the road of the future / Samuel I. Schwartz with Karen Kelly.
TL 789.8 .U5 N395 2019 New frontiers in space.
TL 789.85 .H34 A3 2015 An astronaut's guide to life on earth / Chris Hadfield.
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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. Vision VERNON COLLEGE VISION: Vernon College will promote a culture of success for our students and communities through learner-centered quality instructional programs and exemplary services. Values VERNON COLLEGE VALUES: Vernon College promotes a culture of success through our shared values and commitment to: Accessibility Accountability Building Relationships Diversity Inclusion Innovation Leadership Quality Student Success Teamwork Our values define who we are and guide us in conducting our business every day. Our values are our morals – what is important to us at our college. Mission VERNON COLLEGE MISSION The mission of Vernon College is teaching, learning, and leading. Vernon College is a comprehensive community college that integrates education with opportunity through our instructional programs and student support services by means of traditional and distance learning modes. 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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