Tony Boudreaux, Ph.D., Associate Professor Department of Anthropology Presentation: “Houses, Cemeteries, and Mounds: Investigating the Prehistoric Native American Community at Town Creek (AD 1200-1400) in Piedmont North Carolina”
The Joyner Library/Academic Affairs Faculty Author Book Awards will be held Friday, October 24, 2014. This program celebrates the accomplishments of faculty who have contributed to the prestige of ECU and the scholarship of higher education through publication of scholarly books between July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014.
The Special Collections Division of J.Y. Joyner Library and the North Carolina Studies Program of the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences are pleased to host a book talk by Tom Eamon regarding his recent book: The Making of a Southern Democracy : North Carolina Politics from Kerr Scott to Pat McCrory.
Professor Eamon has taught political science at East Carolina University for over forty years. His teaching and research interests include American political parties, southern politics, and minority participation in the political process. The session will be held on October 22, at 3:00 p.m. in the Fourth Floor, Special Collections Reading Room of Joyner Library.
Light refreshments will be served. Students, faculty and the general public are welcome to attend.
On behalf of interim dean Jan Lewis, Joyner Library is pleased to distribute an electronic copy of our 2014 Annual Report. Based on feedback from the Faculty survey last spring, limited hard copies were produced. Click the link below for highlights of Joyner’s year in review.
This talk focuses on the life of North Carolina native Paul Crouch. During his seventeen years as a member of the Communist Party of the USA, Crouch studied in the Soviet Union, placed Communists in the US military, tried to infiltrate the federal government, organized strikes and radical labor groups, and published countless screeds against capitalism. In 1949 he quit the party and spent the next five years testifying about the dangers of Communism in court cases, Congressional hearings, and public forums. He died in 1955, fearing the Red Menace to the bitter end. This talk thus will conclude with an exploration of the manner in which political ideologues, like Crouch, often found themselves used, abused, and discarded by more sophisticated political operators, like Joseph Stalin or Joe McCarthy.
About the speaker: Dr. Gregory Taylor is Associate Professor of History at Chowan University in Murfreesboro, NC. He is the author of The Life and Lies of Paul Crouch: Communist, Opportunist, Cold War Snitch (University Press of Florida, 2014) and of The History of the North Carolina Communist Party (University of South Carolina Press, 2009).
For more information, contact David Durant at email@example.com or 252.737.2258.
Joyner Library is pleased to announce its acquisition of the Mango Languages online language-learning database. Freely accessible to all ECU students and personnel, Mango Languages offers a fast and convenient solution for meeting many of the ECU community’s language-learning needs. Simply visit the database homepage via https://lib.ecu.edu/databases/mango and create a Mango Languages profile to access this unique resource.
Each lesson in the database combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. The database draws on an audio-visual framework to integrate components of vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture in order to enable users to learn actual conversation and break down complex linguistic elements.
Mango Languages currently offers over 60 foreign languages courses, 16 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses, and specialty language courses such as Latin, Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew, and—a fun bonus for ECU fans!—Pirate. Additionally, for some of the languages, the database includes access to feature films that enables users to further enhance their learning by watching foreign films supplemented by interactive content.
Joyner Library’s acquisition of Mango Languages comes as a result of repeated requests from the ECU community for an online language learning database. During the fall of 2013, Joyner Library provided a one month period of university-wide trial access to Mango Languages. Feedback from the period of trial access was very positive and funds became available in the summer of 2014 for Joyner Library to move forward with the acquisition.
GREENVILLE, N.C. (September 16, 2014) —East Carolina University’s Joyner Library will partner with the Department of English to mark Banned Books Week on Thursday, September 25 with a Read Out and program.
Banned Books Week is an annual event held the last week in September that celebrates our freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment.
The Read Out will begin at 4:30pm in the Sonic Plaza outside of the library. ECU students and faculty are invited to read excerpts from banned or challenged books. Readers are invited to bring their own books and organizers will have books available for attendees. A program about book burning and banning will follow at 5:30pm in Joyner Library room 2409.
“Joyner Library is proud to be the host and co-sponsor of ECU’s Banned Books Reading Event, says Jan Lewis, interim dean of Academic Library Services.” “Co-sponsored by the American Library Association, Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read and to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider threatening or unorthodox. Many of my favorite books are on the ALA’s list of banned and challenged books, making it hard to choose just one to read from on September 25. Come to the Reading Event – you may be surprised by what you hear,” says Lewis.
Banned Books Week is also sponsored by the American Booksellers Association; American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression; American Society of Journalists and Authors; Association of American Publishers; and the National Association of College Stores. It is endorsed by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.
“Sigma Tau Delta, the English Club, and the English Department feel honored to help host the discussion of banned books at the 5:30 program,” says Dr. Corinee Guy, professor of English. Guy continues, “We hope the audience will participate during the program, and afterwards continue to question our rights and responsibilities in a free society. Come to Joyner 2409, and let your voice be heard!”
Organizer of the Read Out, Margaret Earley-Thiele says, “We are excited to hold a Read Out, one of several awareness and learning events scheduled during the week, which will kick off on Monday, September 22 with a Life Long Learning class entitled, “You Read Banned Books? How Scandalous!”
This free program is open to the ECU community and the general public.
For more information, contact Dawn Wainwright at 252.328.4090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The reception and awards ceremony for the 7th Annual Joyner Library Graduate Art & Design Exhibition is scheduled for September 23, 2014. Reception begins at 4:30pm and program at 4:45pm in the Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery on the 2nd floor. The Graduate Student Art & Design Exhibition showcases various mediums including textiles, jewelry, photography, sculpture, and metal works by ECU graduate students.
The opening reception honors award winners, including the Joyner Library Purchase Award sponsored by the Friends of Joyner Library. The event is open to ECU community and general public.
“25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall” exhibit opens 9/15/14 and will run through 11/15/14. Join us on 9/15 at 4:30pm in the Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery for a reception and lecture “The Berlin Wall: A Historical and Photographic Exhibit to Commemorate the 25th Anniversary of its Fall” featuring speakers Dean William Downs and Dr. Jill Twark.
The exhibit is located on the 1st floor hallway leading to Research & Instructional Services.
Joyner Library is pleased to announce room 1019 is now an absolute quiet room. The absolute quiet room is designed for library users wanting space free of nearly all ambient noise. In addition to the prohibition on talking or headphones, cell phones and other devices must be silenced (not just set to vibrate) upon entry. The creation of this quiet space is in response to the spring 2014 student survey. The room is open during normal library operating hours.
The third floor remains a quiet study area although cell phones, headphones, etc. are permitted. Security guards will increase patrol of the area to better enforce reduced noise levels.