Monday, May 12, 2014

Library Hours

The library will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday in between semesters. Our summer hours begin Tuesday, May 27, but we will be closed Monday, May 26 for Memorial Day. Have a great summer!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Before You Go...

Don't forget to check out some of our most recent additions. The summer is the perfect time to delve into a deliciously delightful tale on the sandy shore of your favorite beach, or, if you are here taking classes, check out a few of our more academic finds.

Are you a fan of the Divergent series by Veronica Roth? If so, then try Insurgent and Allegiant. The dystopia continues...

Some light reading on the beach? Hardly, but enticing nonetheless: Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil by Paul Bloom.

Who doesn't need help in this department sometime? Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships by Susan Johnson. Also try checking out The Myth of Mars and Venus: Do Men and Women Really Speak Different Languages? by Deborah Cameron.

Are you ready for bikini season? Do it the right way with help from Kitchen Cures: Revolutionize Your Health With Foods That Heal by Peggy Kotsopoulos.

There could not be a more exciting mystery than this: Neutrino Hunters: The Thrilling Chase for a Ghostly Particle to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe by Ray Jayawardhana.

Jay Varner is an instructor of English here at PVCC, and a wonderful writer as evidenced by his powerful memoir, Nothing Left to Burn: A Memoir.

Shoes are a powerful identity, artistic and cultural statement. If you agree, then you might enjoy Shoes: A History From Sandals to Sneakers by Peter McNeil and Shoes: The Complete Sourcebook by John Peacock.

Who doesn't love cookbooks? Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time by Adrian Miller

Admit it, if Bruce Banner turns into the Hulk, then surely the Hulk is smart, right? The Avengers and Philosophy: Earth's Mightiest Thinkers by Mark White.

And like always, there are many more books from which to choose. Just search the catalog or go take a peek at the whole new books list. Enjoy, and happy summer!

Friday, May 2, 2014

And the winners are...

The winners of the April Mathville Puzzle are:

  • 1st. place, winner of a $30 gift card to the PVCC Bookstore: Elizabeth Harrison

  • 2nd place, winner of a $15 gift card to The Mermaid Coffee Cart: Sean Corbell

  • 3rd place, winner of a big Hershey's milk chocolate bar: Anne Kinsley

Winners, please pick up your prizes  by Thursday, May 8th at 9 p.m., and please bring your student I.D.

Congratulations to the winners! Thank you to all who played, and please play again next month!

And now for the solution:

 Ms. Versine was asked to choose one of these payment plans:

A.      MV$8000 for the first year, and a raise of MV$1000 per year afterwards; OR

B.      MV$4000 for the first six months, and a raise of MV$250 every six months afterward.

Surprisingly, the best choice is B.

With plan A, Ms. Versine would get MV$1000 added to her salary every year.  With Plan B, she gets $250 added to her salary every six months -- and this makes her salary grow faster, and puts Plan B always ahead of Plan A by $250.  Click on the table below to see how much Ms. Versine would make yearly during the first 5 years.


Join us in May for another Mathville puzzle! 

In the meantime, if you would like another chance at solving a puzzle for a prize, check out the puzzle posted outside of Room 160 in the main building by Mu Alpha Theta, the Math Honors Society.