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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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

Christmas Truce Exhibit

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.

FaculTea “From Sink to Sea: Evaluating Health Impacts of Pills and Perfumes After We Wash Them Away”

FaculTea

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

 

 

The Ann Rhem Schwarzmann Production Center Space Dedication Ceremony

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 adminstud@ecu.edu by November 11, 2014.

10/29/14 FaculTea: “What Lurks Below: Research Advances in Archeology at ECU”

FaculTea
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”

Joyner Library/Academic Affairs Faculty Author Book Awards 10/24

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
RSVP to wainwrightd@ecu.edu