Past Events

Did You Get to See Angel?

Accompanied by owner, librarian Andrea Schorr, Angel made her appearance during the Coffee Cookies and Canines event for students on May 8th.

Angel is a certified therapy dog and is available for other campus visits along with her partner June. For more information on booking this library therapy dog team for your event, contact Andrea Schorr at 210-567-2440/ or Dana Whitmire at 210-567-2464/

Library Exam-Time Refreshments: Thanks to SON and SHP!

Thanks to the School of Nursing Student Success Center, students studying hard in the library were treated to cookies and coffee on Tuesday afternoon, December 4th.

On Friday, December 7th, the School of Health Professions provided, cookies, donuts, coffee, hot cider and infused water for students getting ready for exams. One student commented that he was on his way to an exam and the refreshments were just what he needed.

Student Appreciation Week Brings Painting, Prizes, and More


Briscoe Library held its 1st Annual Student Appreciation Week during the week of October 30th to November 3rd. This week was a great success with students from all five schools coming out to participate in the library’s events each day.

The week began with a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the library’s new furniture, purchased with a Student Fee Award. SGA President Evan Lucas was honored to cut the ribbon. The P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library was set up for tours with “spooky” artifacts on display. Also, the San Antonio Public Library came out to sign the campus community up for public library cards, promote the new digital bookshelf wallpaper, and help participants make fun Halloween buttons.



The next day was Halloween and students took pictures in front of the library’s Halloween Photo Wall. They enjoyed some tricks and treats as they spun the prize wheel for a chance to win gift cards, notebooks, candy, and other prizes.




On Wednesday, students had fun at the Paint Party and created amazing works of art, some of which are still on display in the library.




Cookies & Coloring took place on Thursday, as students relaxed by coloring pieces of our giant collages while enjoying some delicious cookies. The History of Medicine Society also came out to promote student interest and gave away t-shirts to those who signed up and answered history-related questions.




For the final day of Student Appreciation Week, students participated in Game Day with various puzzles, board games, and Virtual Reality games. Our furry friends from Therapy Animals of San Antonio also joined us for some cuddles.




View Student Appreciation Week photo albums on the library’s Facebook page.

Student Appreciation Week Highlights

Library therapy dog June was not too sure about Edward Scissorhands

Artist from the Raindrop House demonstrated the art of marbling while students were treated to baklava

Students enjoyed cookies and coloring
Lunch was served at a reception for
artist Carla Yeatts, creator of Carla’s Creatures
Hobblesnot, one of Carla’s Creatures, was on display

Bartholomew, library therapy dog in training, handed out hugs and kisses
2019 marked the 3rd anniversary for the Briscoe Library Student Appreciation Week and we hope there will be many more to come!