ROOM 1019: Absolute Quiet Room

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.

W Keats Sparrow Writing Contest Deadline 5/8/15

Keats Sparrow Writing Award

Deadline: May 8, 2015   •   5:00pm

First place – $200

Second Place – $150

Third Place – $100

Eligible: Research papers written for an English 1100 or 1200 class during the Summer 2014, Fall 2014, or Spring 2015 semesters using Joyner Library’s resources.

http://www.ecu.edu/cs-lib/awards/keatsSparrow.cfm

Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebration 4/23/15

Celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday on April 23, 2015 with the Sonnet-Writing Contest and Awards Program.

2:15-2:30pm  ECU’s Storybook Theatre performance in front of Wright Auditorium

2:45-3:00pm  ECU’s Storybook Theatre performance in front of Joyner Library

3:00pm  Awards program, Dr. David Wilson-Okamura lecture, and refreshments at Joyner Library

Katyn Forest Massacre 75th Anniversary

April 8, 2015   •   6:30pm   •   Faulkner Gallery, 2nd floor

This program will involve a public screening of the award-winning 2007 Polish film Katyn, which offers a dramatic recreation and exploration of the murder of over 21,000 Polish prisoners in 1940 by the Soviet secret police. The truth of what happened at Katyn was deliberately distorted by the Soviet state and others for 50 years, and weighs heavily on Russo-Polish relations to the present day. The showing of the film is timed to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the massacre.

NC Missionaries Exhibit in Special Collections & Lecture 4/9/15

“Sent Out to Serve:  North Carolina Women Missionaries, 1872-1992″ will be on display March through December 2015.  The exhibit was curated by Dr. Laureen Tedesco, Department of English, and Melanie Koerber, English Education Program, along with the staff of the Special Collections department.

A lecture on Thursday, April 9, 2015, will feature a presentation by Ed and Catherine McGuckin.  “Thirty Years with the Gapapaiwa:  Bible Translations in Papua New Guinea” will begin at 3:30pm in the Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery on the second floor of Joyner Library.  This is a Wellness Passport event.