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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, (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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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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.
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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