Friends of Joyner Library to Host Margaret Maron April 19th

The Friends of Joyner Library at East Carolina University
Cordially invite you and a guest to the Annual Spring Banquet
On Thursday April 19, 2012 at 6:30 in the evening at the Greenville Country Club

Guest speaker/mystery writer

Margaret Maron

To reserve your seat, RSVP by Friday April 6, 2012, make check payable to The Friends of Joyner Library in the amount of
$35 per person for Friends members or $45 per person for non-Friends members.  Mail to Blythe Tennent, 2400 Joyner Library, Mail Stop 516 East Carolina University,
Greenville NC 27858.

Business Attire; Information 252-328-2771

Joyner Library’s 2012 School of Art and Design Faculty Art Exhibition

“Storm Season: Louisiana’s Disappearing Wetlands”
Opening reception on March 15, 2012 •  5:30 pm  •  Exhibit Gallery, 2nd floor

Featuring Photographic work by:
DANIEL KARIKO, Area Coordinator for Photography

This series of photographs represents a long-term investigation of disappearing wetlands and barrier islands in south Louisiana, due to human and natural activity.

I started photographing in Barataria- Terrebonne National Estuary in South Louisiana in the summer of 1999. Since the beginning of my project, the area suffered a number of major hurricanes including Katrina and Rita, and recent large oil spill catastrophe. The pinhole photographs in this series range from 2006 until May of 2011, just as the last of the visible oil from the Deepwater Horizon platform was being cleaned from barrier islands.

Louisiana is experiencing the highest rate of coastal erosion in America, losing about one hundred yards of land every thirty minutes- land loss the size of a football field every half-hour. The barrier islands of Southeast Louisiana are some of the youngest and most unstable landforms on earth. They average 5000 years in age, and are rapidly changing shape and disappearing due to the man-altered flow of the Mississippi delta. Timbalier Island, for example, averaged 20m/year towards Northwest, during the last century (U.S. geological survey). During the early 1800’s some of the barrier islands served as summer resorts to wealthy families from New Orleans. In 1856 a devastating hurricane hit Isle Dernieres causing great loss of life and property, and nearly splitting the island in half. Since then more than a dozen major storms, including Katrina, changed the geography of the coast. Today, all except Grand Isle are sand bars with a little more than skeletal remnants of industry and a few deteriorating fishing camps. These Islands represent the “First Line of Defense” against large hurricanes.

In addition to environmental and political landscape, this series of photographs addresses the cultural concerns of local population. Cajuns of Louisiana comprise one of the oldest, most unique, and historically significant ethnic cultures in the United States. It is also a culture that is under a dire threat, simply because the land they occupy is physically disappearing. This project combines the cultural documentary with environmental concerns by presenting the Louisiana wetlands issues in context of our global cultural-environmental situation.

The global environmental concerns that place Louisiana in center of world’s attention make this project relevant and timely. Our, often adversarial relationship with the world outside ultimately reveals our inability to adapt to the natural process. These photographs set out to illustrate the results of such failed relations.

 

Civil War in North Carolina

In honor of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, Joyner Library is presenting two exhibits focusing on the war in, and its effects upon, the state of North Carolina. The first exhibit, “The Civil War in North Carolina, 1861-1865,” can be viewed in Joyner’s Special Collections department located on the fourth floor and will run from March 19th through August 10th. This exhibit explores multiple facets of this divisive and devastating war in North Carolina.

Major themes include Battles and Campaigns, The Lives of North Carolina Soldiers, The Home Front, The Slave Experience, Economy, and Politics.
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Rhem/Schwarzmann Prize March 14, 2012

The Rhem-Schwarzmann Prize for Recognition of Student Research was 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.  Papers can be in any field of study, but must be based largely on primary sources held by J. Y. Joyner Library’s Special Collections Department.

Edible Book Festival

A festival celebrating books and food and the people who love them

March 31, 2012, Gallery Area, 2nd Floor

Silent Auction to benefit the Joyner Library Preservation Fund

Demonstration of Joyner Library Book Conservation Lab techniques and capabilities

REGISTRATION
Register your Edible Entries by midnight, Monday March 26, 2012 by emailing us this form (no need to register if you’re not bringing an entry). Create and bring a piece of edible art related to books: it can pun on a title, refer to a scene or character, look like a book (or paper, scroll, etc.) or just have something to do with books. Whatever the inspiration – it must be edible.

Google “Edible Book Festival” to see examples of other festivals across the U.S. and the world!

Edible Schedule:
•    1:00-2:00 pm Edible Entries are delivered, installed and photographed
•    2:00-3:00 pm Public viewing, Silent Auction, and Voting
•    3:30 pm   Prize winners and Auction winners announced
•    Light refreshments provided during the viewing and voting

Prizes awarded for the following categories:

  • Best in Show
  • Wittiest
  • Most Edible
  • Least Edible

Youth (ages 12 and under)

Free parking available in the Mendenhall lot behind Joyner Library during the festival.

QUESTIONS?  Contact Eleanor Cook at 252-328-2598 or cooke@ecu.edu

Stephen Burt Lecture on Randall Jarrell

Event Information:
Tuesday, February 7, 2012.
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Exhibit Area,  Joyner Library-Second Floor

Author Information:

Stephen Burt is Professor of English at Harvard.  His books include  The Art of the Sonnet, with David Mikics (2010);  Close Calls with Nonsense: Randall Jarrell and His Age (2002).   More