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

Berlin Wall Exhibit Opening and Reception 9/15/14

“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.

Knights of Pythias Donation to Joyner Library

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.

KnightsPythias

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

Deadline Approaching for Joyner Library Awards Program

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:

http://libguides.ecu.edu/BassmanAward

For questions, contact Bryna Coonin, Coordinator, Michael F. Bassman Honors Thesis Award  E-mail: cooninb@ecu.edu  Or phone (252) 328-0431.

 

Joyner Library Responds to Student Demand with Trial 24/5 Schedule

GREENVILLE, N.C. (8/15/2013) Joyner Library responds to student demand with trial 24/5 operating schedule for the 2013-14 academic year.

Beginning August 19 and continuing through the spring semester, Joyner Library will be open 24 hours a day, 5 days a week.  This pilot initiative is a result of student demand for expanded hours to work on assignments, use library resources, collaborate on group projects, and complete an array of other academic tasks. With the extended hours, the library opens at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday and remains open until closing at 9:00 p.m. on Friday.

After 11:00 p.m., an ECU OneCard is required for entry.  At 2:00 a.m. the basement, second and third floors are closed for housekeeping and reduced staffing, however the first floor remains open overnight.  The second and third floors reopen at 7:30 a.m.  Security staff are present during all operating hours.

According to Mark Sanders, assistant director for Public Services, “We are committed to being responsive to our patrons’ needs and 24 hour access is one of the requests we most frequently receive from students.  We will monitor the hourly building use data during the overnight period of the fall and spring semesters to see if it supports making 24/5 access permanent.  I’m hopeful it will.”

“After sharing the news with my roommate she was more than excited about the 24/5 access to Joyner. I’m certain she’ll utilize this resource to her advantage and she will benefit greatly!” says Cortney Hagans, senior Accounting major.

Joyner Library’s complete operating hours can be found at http://www.ecu.edu/cs-lib/libhours.cfm.  Operating hours are reduced during breaks, intercession periods, and the summer semesters.