Spring Bake Sale 4/1/15

The Joyner Library Spring Bake Sale will take place outside by the Jcolumns on 4/1/15 from 10am-1pm.  In the event of inclement weather, the sale will take place on the 1st floor.  All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

FaculTea “The John Donne Project: A Gallery View” 4/1/15

FaculTea  April 1, 2015   •   3:30pm-5:00pm   •   Faulkner Gallery, 2nd floor

“The John Donne Project:  A Gallery View” featuring

Dr. Jeffrey Johnson, Professor, Department of English

with

Dr. Tracy McLawhorn, Technology Editor, Asst. Textual Editor for the John Donne Variorum Project

Danielle Lake, MA Candidate, Department of English

RSVP to wainwrightd@ecu.edu

 

Shakespearean Sonnet-Writing Contest Deadline 3/15/15

J.Y. Joyner Library at East Carolina University announces a Shakespearean sonnet-writing contest for undergraduate students sponsored by the Department of English and Sigma Tau Delta. The contest is in honor of Shakespeare’s 451st birthday on April 23.

The contest sponsors will award two cash prizes: $100 for first place and $50 for the second place winner. Poems are due by electronic submission to Dr. Tom Herron, associate professor of English, (herront@ecu.edu) by midnight on March 15, 2015.

“A parallel contest is also established for area high school students,” says Herron. “Two winners from that contest will be awarded cash prizes and will participate in the awards ceremony at ECU.”

“A Shakespearean sonnet has 14 lines with an abab cdcd efef gg rhyme scheme, and is in iambic pentameter,” says Dr. Corinee Guy, teaching assistant professor, in the department of English. She continues, “the poems may be about any subject.”

The winners will be notified by April 1st with an awards program scheduled on April 23. Two street performances by ECU’s Storybrook Theatre are scheduled on April 23 at 2:15pm in front of Wright Auditorium and 2:45pm in front of Joyner Library.

The awards program will begin at 3:00pm in the Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery, on the second floor of Joyner Library, and includes a presentation “The Art of Shakespeare’s Sonnets” by Dr. David Wilson-Okamura, professor of English. Awards with student readings and refreshments will follow.

Shakespeare’s Coriolanus performed by ECU School of Theatre and Dance runs April 23-28, 2015. Visit www.ECUARTS for details.

For more information, contact Dawn Wainwright at (252) 328-4090.

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“African-American Life in Eastern NC” Reception on 2/27/15

ECU’s Joyner Library hosts reception to mark “African-American Life in Eastern North Carolina” exhibit

GREENVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 19, 2015) J.Y. Joyner Library at East Carolina University invites the campus and community to a reception on Feb. 27 honoring the exhibit and contributing artists for “African-American Life in Eastern North Carolina.”

The exhibit celebrates the region’s art, music, and history with oils, pastels, and digital photography from local artists and Joyner Library’s Digital Collections. The Feb. 27 event will feature performances by African-American Music Trail Musicians Bill Myers and Dick Knight (Two of a Kind).

“We are excited about this opportunity to showcase the talent of local artists and musicians, along with our own unique collections, through this collaboration,” said Janice S. Lewis, interim dean of Joyner Library.

The community celebration and reception will be held 5-7 p.m. is scheduled from 5pm-7pm in the Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery located on the second floor of Joyner Library. The event is free and open to the public with free parking provided.

“Joyner Library was awarded a $1,750 grant from the N.C. Arts Council’s Grassroots Art Project to support the planning and implementation of the project,” said Heather White, director of library project development. The project is co-sponsored by the Friends of Joyner Library.

“African-American Life in Eastern North Carolina” discovers the art, culture, and living traditions of our African American community with works from David Brown, Dion Burroughs, Bryce Chapman, Shenavery Cherry, Suliman EL-Amin, Lessette Kornegay, Valerie Montgomery, Pearless Speller, and Richard Wilson, Jr.

The exhibit will remain on display through March 20.

For more information, contact Dawn Wainwright at (252) 328-4090.

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Check Out a Human Book on 2/25/15

Please save the date of February 25, 2015 for the Second Annual Human Library event, sponsored by Friends of Joyner Library and the Joyner Library Diversity Committee. The event will take place in the Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery from 2-4 PM and 5-7 PM.  

The event will open dialog on campus concerning the inclusion of people of all beliefs, walks of life, abilities, and backgrounds.

Attendees will be able to check out human beings for a 10-15 minute conversation.  Each of these “human books” were selected because he or she has an interesting life story to share.  Topics include HIV, Native American, Dyslexia, LGBT, MS, PTSD among others.

For more information, contact Katy Webb at kavanaghk@ecu.edu or 328-0734.

NC Lecture Series on 2/25/15

Join us on February 25, 2015 for the North Carolina Lecture Series featuring Dr. Christine Avenarius, associate professor of Anthropology.  The presentation “What Sea-level Rise?  An Ethnographic Account of Dare, Tyrrell, and Hyde County Residents’ Observations About Environmental Change” is scheduled for 3:00-4:30pm in the Special Collections Reading Room located on the 4th floor of Joyner Library.

RSVP to wainwrightd@ecu.edu

Extension: Research Papers for Rhem/Schwarzmann Prize due 2/13/15

Submissions for the Rhem/Schwarzmann Prize are due February 13, 2015.

Established by Mrs. Ann Schwarzmann to honor William and Emily Rhem and Theodore and Ann Schwarzmann, the Rhem/Schwarzmann Prize annually recognizes outstanding research papers written by sophomores, juniors and seniors at East Carolina University. Cash prizes in the amount of $750, $500 and $250 will be awarded to first-, second- and third-place winners. 

Submissions must adhere to the following rules:  Papers can be in any field of study, but must be based largely on primary sources held by the J.Y. Joyner Library’s Special Collections, which is made up of the Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, University Archives, and North Carolina Collection.

Submissions can come from any course or project produced when the entrant was enrolled as a sophomore, junior, or senior at East Carolina University.

Each paper should be not less than 10 pages/2,500 words in length submitted works will be judged on the basis of (a) originality of the topic or thesis; (b) quality of research; (c) quality of style, including documentation; and (d) overall excellence. There is no upper limit for submissions.

Papers written during the spring or fall semester of 2014 are eligible. Papers must be submitted electronically by February 13, 2015. The author should include contact information (permanent address, e-mail address, and telephone number). Microsoft Word or PDF files are acceptable for submission.

Winners will be notified early in the spring semester of 2015.

Submissions should be sent by e-mail to Matt Reynolds, Public Services and Instruction Librarian for Special Collections, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University. For more information, call 328-5675 or send an e-mail message to reynoldsm@ecu.edu

Ready to Write? ECU Author Panel Discussion

Ready to Write?  ECU Author Panel Discussion

January 27, 2015   •   Noon – 1:30pm   •   Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery, 2nd floor

Panel will address issues in writing such as:  choosing a publisher, negotiating publication contracts, getting permissions, and managing writing time.

Speakers:  Dr. Martha Alligood, College of Nursing, Dr. Eric Bailey, Dept of Anthropology, Dr. Leigh Cellucci, Health Services & Information Mgmt, and Dr. Kirk St. Amant, Dept of English.

Register here:   http://goo.gl/forms/kL9edz0Zjx   For more information, contact Joseph Thomas at thomasw@ecu.edu or 252.737.2728.

Winter Clothing Drive

The Joyner Library Green Committee will be collecting gently used winter clothing and accessories now through January 31, 2015. Donations will be distributed through the REAL Crisis Intervention Center.  Please place all donations in the collection box located at the Special Collections single service point on the 3rd floor.  Thanks for your support.

Cell Phone Drive for Soldiers

The Joyner Library Green Committee will be sponsoring a collection drive for Cell Phones for Soldiers through January 31, 2015.  Donations of newer or gently-used mobile phones from all service providers are accepted.  Please place all donations in the box located at the Security Desk near the entrance on the first floor.