New Exhibit “Christmas Truce – December 1914”
“Christmas Truce – December 1914” celebrates the 100th anniversary of the informal Christmas Truce, a series of widespread unofficial cease-fires that took place along the Western Front in Europe during World War I. Gradually groups of soldiers emerged from the trenches and exchange greetings and sang songs. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day many soldiers from both sides mingled together, talked, exchanged food and gifts, and played football.
View the exhibit in the 1st floor lobby through January 31, 2015.
December 3, 2014 3:30-5:00pm Conference Room 2409, Joyner Library
“From Sink to Sea: Evaluating Health Impacts of Pills and Perfumes After We Wash Them Away”
Presenters: Jamie DeWitt, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and Krista McCoy, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
Research funded by East-West Grant
Co-sponsored by the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences
Joyner Library will be closed November 27-28, 2014. Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving.
On November 14, 2014, Joyner Library will honor the memory of Mrs. Ann Schwarzmann with the space dedication of the The Ann Rhem Schwarzmann Production Center located in the Teaching Resources Center on the second floor. The event will be begin at 3:00 in the afternoon and will include a ribbon cutting and refreshments.
The plaque honoring Mrs. Schwarzmann reads: “Ann Rhem Schwarzmann was a compassionate and dedicated elementary teacher. She believed an attractive classroom enhances learning. A wide assortment of materials may encourage teachers to make interesting displays for their students.”
Memorial gifts are recommended in lieu of flowers. Should any of you wish to make a gift to the library in Ann’s memory, we will utilize those gifts to support the Rhem-Schwarzmann Prize for Student Research. Established by Ann to honor her parents, William and Emily Rhem, and her husband Theodore, the Rhem/Schwarzmann Prize annually recognizes outstanding research papers written by sophomores, juniors and seniors at East Carolina University. https://piratealumni.ecu.edu/ccon/new_gift.do?action=newGift
To RSVP for this event, please call 252.328.6514 or email email@example.com by November 11, 2014.
October 29, 2014 • 3:30-5:00pm • Conference Room 2409, Joyner Library 2nd floor
Megan Perry, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Department of Anthropology Presentation: “Sensing the Dead: Mortuary Ritual and Tomb Visitation at Nabataean Petra” (NEH, NC State, and ECU HCAS funding)
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.
October 24, 2014 • 5:00pm • Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery, 2nd floor
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“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.
Neill Lindsay, Grand Chancellor and Bill Spade, Grand Secretary, both of the Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias Domain of North Carolina donated $1,000 on behalf of the group to Joyner Library’s Manuscripts and Rare Books Department in December 2013. The funds will assist in the processing of the Knights of Pythias Grand Lodge, Domain of North Carolina Records collection which is housed in the ECU Manuscript Collection. The collection dates back to May 2009 and contains records (1873-2010) of the fraternal secret society Knights of Pythias Grand Lodge, Domain of North Carolina. Records include biennial and annual reports of local lodges, the Records of Proceedings for the annual sessions of the Grand Lodge, financial records, constitutions and bylaws, publications and items such as the 1909 Pythian Service Book.
Left to Right: Bill Spade, Jan Lewis, Joyner Library interim dean, Dale Sauter, Manuscripts and Rare Books interim head of service, and Neill Lindsay.
photo by Dawn Wainwright
Due to our adverse weather policy, Joyner Library will close today at 3:00pm and will be closed tomorrow, 1/29/14.
Joyner Library is pleased to accept nominations for the 2013 Michael F. Bassman Honors Thesis Award. The Award recognizes excellence in research and writing by students in the East Carolina University’s Honors College. The award is sponsored by the Joyner Library and honors Dr. Michael F. Bassman, Associate Professor of Foreign Languages & Literatures, formerly Associate Vice Chancellor of the Honors Program, and its first Distinguished Honors Professor.
One winner is selected each year. The winner will receive a cash award of $500. The prize will be formally awarded at a reception in Joyner Library on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Theses completed and submitted for graduation in December 2012, Spring 2013, Summer 2013, December 2013, or Spring 2014 will be considered in this award cycle. The deadline for submitting applications for the 2013 award is Friday Nov. 8, 2013.
Additional information and details for nominating a thesis for the Michael Bassman Honors Thesis Award may be found at:
For questions, contact Bryna Coonin, Coordinator, Michael F. Bassman Honors Thesis Award E-mail: email@example.com Or phone (252) 328-0431.