Important Dates Summer and Fall 2024

New Books Vernon July


G - Geography, Anthropology, Recreation
G 200 .G74 2018 The great explorers / edited by Robin Hanbury-Tenison.
GT 2320 .O43 2017 Of beards and men : the revealing history of facial hair / Christopher Oldstone-Moore.
GV 863 .A1 Z56 2013 Baseball's new frontier : a history of expansion, 1961-1998 / Fran Zimniuch ; foreword by Branch Rickey III.
GV 880.22 .P48 2019 Scouting and scoring : how we know what we know about baseball / Christopher J. Phillips.
GV 1816 .J3313 2018 The circus : a visual history / Pascal Jacob ; preface by Marius Kwint ; translation from the French by Augusta Dörr.

H - Social Sciences
HD 8039 .B32 U647 2013 Cutting along the color line : Black barbers and barber shops in America / Quincy T. Mills.

J - Political Science
JK 2249 .M385 2016 Political suicide : missteps, peccadilloes, bad calls, backroom hijinx, sordid pasts, rotten breaks, and just plain dumb mistakes in the annals of American politics / Erin McHugh.
JZ 1254 .S44 2017 The hacked world order : how nations fight, trade, maneuver, and manipulate in the digital age / Adam Segal.
JZ 1318 .M3873 2018 A very short, fairly interesting and reasonably cheap book about globalization / Leo McCann.

K - Law
KF 1386 .C58 W56 2019 We the corporations : how American businesses won their civil rights / Adam Winkler.
KF 4886 .T65 2017 Election law in a nutshell / Daniel P. Tokaji.
KFT 1278 .P68 2018 America's Lone Star constitution : how Supreme Court cases from Texas shape the nation / Lucas A. Powe, Jr.

L - Education
REF L 112 .N377 2018 The condition of education.

M - Music
ML 3797 .Y68 2018 Undergraduate research in music : a guide for students / Gregory Young and Jenny Olin Shanahan.

P - Language and literature
P 93.5 .W58 2018 The non-designer's presentation book : principles for effective presentation design / Robin Williams.
PN 4129.15 .S65 2015 Icebreaker : a manual for public speaking / Tracey L. Smith, Mary Tague-Busler.
PR 5397 .F73 H37 2018 Making the monster : the science behind Mary Shelley's Frankenstein / Kathryn Harkup.
PR 6015 .I4735 A6 2008 Collected critical writings / Geoffrey Hill ; edited by Kenneth Haynes.
PS 1017 .L53 R58 2018 Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy : the story of Little women and why it still matters / Anne Boyd Rioux.
PS 3545 .I342 Z6455 2018 Prairie fires : the American dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder / Caroline Fraser.

Q - Science
QB 64 .H36 2019 Cosmic challenge : the ultimate observing list for amateurs / Philip S. Harrington.

R - Medicine
RA 777.8 .F39 2017 The gentleman's guide to grooming : the quintessential handbook for the modern man / Peabody Fawcett.

T - Technology
TT 957 .C43 2018 The barber boom : creating a new subculture / Tom Chapman.
TT 957 .H46 2017 How to fade like Griffin : barbercation for today's barber / by Kendrick D. Henderson.
TT 957 .R45 2016 Anatomy of a barber : the hair professionals guide to success / by Al Reid, aka Alsmillions.
TT 958 .B25 2010z Barbering basics : "it's more than hair" / R. Banks.
TT 958 .W45 2015 Uncut guide to an amazingly successful career in barbering / Hasheem Whitmore.
TT 960 .B72 2000z The secret of barbering : a science for practical use in barbering / by B.W. Booker.
TT 960 .M2 2000z Mack's barbers' guide / by J.M. McCamant.
TT 960 .S33 2017 Milady standard barbering / [main author, Maura Scali-Sheahan].
TT 963 .B37 2016 The barber book / edited by Giulia Pivetta ; illustrations by Matteo Guarnaccia.
TT 963 .W43 2017 Man vs. hair : 60 tutorials for handsome hair & stubble / Kieron Webb.
TT 964 .A78 2012 The art of shaving, or, Shaving made easy : what the man who shaves ought to know.
TT 965 .B46 2017 Keep that seat hot! : strategies for operating and growing your barbershop / Alan D. Benson.
TT 971 .B76 2017 It's time : my journey to state board : the mental guide to pass the state board exam / Daniel J. Brown.
TT 971 .N38 2016 National barber theory examination review questions and answers : an unofficial self-practice exercise book with 120+ practice review questions.

PZ 7 .A73517 Dam 2018 Damsel / Elana K. Arnold.
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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. Examples are academic programs, cost of attendance, financial aid, safety and security, and institutional financial reports. Vernon College’s presentation of this information complies with the Higher Education Act, as amended, and implementing regulations.