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.

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

 

“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.

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