Annual Edible Book Festival held at ECU’s Joyner Library

At ECU's annual Edible Book Festival, the "Swiss (Cheese) Family Robinson" submission by Wesley Dills won Best in Show in the adult category. (Submitted photos)

At ECU’s annual Edible Book Festival, the “Swiss (Cheese) Family Robinson” submission by Wesley Dills won Best in Show in the adult category. (Submitted photos)

Joyner Library at East Carolina University hosted the third annual Edible Book Festival March 29.

Eleanor Cook, assistant dirctor for Discovery and Technology Services at the library, said the festival is held each year around the world. The event “celebrates books and culinary craftsmanship that draws upon the creativity of community members,” she said.

Participants decorate edible items that represent some aspect of a book and submitted items are included in a competition. Juried categories include most edible, least edible, wittiest and best in show for youth and adult.

This year’s judges at ECU were Greenville Banks, Jr and Cecilia Moore-Cobb from the Friends of Joyner Library Board of Directors.

In addition, a silent auction featured professional cakes donated by Aramark/ECU and Lowe’s foods. Proceeds form the auction and additional donations go toward the Joyner Library Preservation and Conservation fund, said Lisa Barricella, department head of Monographic Acquisitions & Preservation/Conservation.

“This fund helps to support the purchase of equipment and materials used in Joyner’s conservation labs where technicians conserve books, documents, manuscripts and photographs for long-term access,” Barricella said.

The 2014 Edible Book Festival winners were as follows:

Makayla Gilland poses with her "Horton Hears a Who!” entry, which won for most edible.

Makayla Gilland poses with her “Horton Hears a Who!” entry, which won for most edible.

Most Edible:  “Horton Hears a Who!” by Dr. Seuss, submitted by Makayla Gilland (Youth entry)

Least Edible:  “Fish! Tales” by Stephen Lundin et al., submited by Gloria Bradshaw

Wittiest:  “Cold Mountain” (Dew) by Charles Frazier, submitted by Stephanie Hedgepeth

Best in Show/Youth:  “Little House on the Prairie” by Laura Ingalls Wilder, submitted by  Walker Bixby

Best in Show/Adult:  “Swiss (Cheese) Family Robinson” by Johann David Wyss, submitted by Wesley Dills.

Winners each received a handcrafted notebook, winner’s ribbon and gift certificate.  Photos of entries may be viewed at https://www.ecu.edu/cs-lib/techsrv/edibleabout.cfm

For additional information, contact Dawn Wainwright at 252.328.4090 or wainwrightd@ecu.edu.

– Dawn Wainwright

 

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Carr honored with Esther J. Piercy award

Carr

Carr

Patrick Carr, assistant director for acquisitions and collection management at Joyner Library, was honored with the 2014 Esther J. Piercy Award by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services.

The award will be presented June 28, at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2014 American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

The organization cited Carr’s strong record of service to the profession as both a leader and participant in committee work in announcing the award.

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Renowned author, ECU alumna to speak

ECU alumna and New York Times bestselling author Sheila Turnage will present “Welcome to Tupelo Landing Population 124 (Minus One – Murder)” from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 8 in Room 221, Mendenhall Student Center.

Turnage

Turnage

Turnage will discuss her 2012 Newberry Honor book “Three Times Lucky” and its new sequel, “The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing.” Both are in the fictitious town of Tupelo Landing, just down the road from ECU.

A question and answer session will follow. The books will be available for purchase and a book signing will be helped from 1 to 4 p.m. in Joyner Library.

For additional information, contact Alan Bailey, Joyner Library, at baileya@ecu.edu or 252-328-6076.

 

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Library receives $1,000 donation

 Officers of the Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias Domain of North Carolina were at ECU in December to present a donation to Joyner Library. Pictured at the presentation are, left to right, Bill Spade, Joyner Library interim dean Jan Lewis, Manuscripts and Rare Books interim head of service Dale Sauter and Neill Lindsay. (Contributed photo)


Officers of the Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias Domain of North Carolina were at ECU in December to present a donation to Joyner Library. Pictured at the presentation are, left to right, Bill Spade, Joyner Library interim dean Jan Lewis, Manuscripts and Rare Books interim head of service Dale Sauter and Neill Lindsay. (Contributed photo)

Joyner Library’s Manuscripts and Rare Books Department received a donation of $1,000 in December from Neill Lindsay and Bill Spade on behalf of the Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias Domain of North Carolina.  Lindsay is grand chancellor and Spade is grand secretary of the organization.

The funds will assist in processing the group’s records collection, housed in the ECU Manuscript Collection. The collection dates back to May 2009 and contacts records (1873-2010) of the fraternal secret society.

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.

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Bassman Honors Thesis Award presented

Jacob Subash, a first-year medical student at East Carolina University, is the recipient of the 2014 Michael F. Bassman Honors Thesis Award.

Jacob Subash (Photo by Doug Boyd)

Jacob Subash
(Photo by Doug Boyd)

Subash conducted his research, “Protein synthesis regulation in the germ line affects gamete differentiation,” under the direction of Dr. Brett Keiper, an associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the Brody School of Medicine at ECU.

Subash enrolled at ECU as an East Carolina Scholar, the university’s top undergraduate scholarship program, and was an early assurance entrant to medical school. He received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry in May, graduating magna cum laude. He was named the Phi Kappa Phi Outstanding Senior at ECU for 2012-2013.

He is a 2009 graduate of J.H. Rose High School and the son of Dorothy Subash and Subash Raghavan.

Subash’s award includes a $500 prize. He plans to use it to study abroad next year.

Two students received honorable mentions for their research. Mukund Patel was recognized for work completed under the direction of Dr. Stefan Clemens, an associate professor of physiology at the Brody School of Medicine. Chelsea Hughes was recognized for her thesis completed under the direction of Dr. Derrick Wirtz, an associate professor of psychology at ECU.

The award is hosted by Joyner Library and was presented Dec. 4 at the library.

Joyner Library assistant director Mark Sanders stands with honorable mention Mukund Patel. (Contributed photo)

Joyner Library assistant director Mark Sanders stands with honorable mention Mukund Patel. (Contributed photo)

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Subash named winner of Bassman Honors Thesis Award

East Carolina University student Jacob Subash was named the winner of the 2014 Michael F. Bassman Honors Thesis Award, hosted by Joyner Library.

Jacob Subash

Jacob Subash

Subash’s research, “Protein synthesis regulation in the germ line affects gamete differentiation,” was completed under the direction of Dr. Brett Keiper, associate professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the Brody School of Medicine.

As an undergraduate, Subash was honored as an EC Scholar, a recipient of the Brody School of Medicine Early Assurance Award and the Phi Kappa Phi Outstanding Senior for 2012-13. He graduated magna cum laude with a degree in biochemistry in May 2013.

Honorable mentions were awarded to Mukund Patel, for work completed under the direction of Dr. Stefan Clemens, associate professor in the Department of Physiology at the Brody School of Medicine and Chelsea Hughes, for her thesis completed under the direction of Dr. Derrick Wirtz in the Department of Psychology.

Members of the ECU community are invited to attend the Bassman Award Ceremony, which is scheduled for 4 p.m. Dec. 4 in Room 2409, Joyner Library.

 

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ECU librarian honored with NCLA award

Eleanor Cook

Eleanor Cook

ECU librarian Eleanor I. Cook was honored with the Marilyn Miller Award for Professional Commitment by the North Carolina Library Association. Cook is assistant director for Discovery and Technology Services for Academic Library Services at Joyner Library.

The award was presented at the October NCLA conference to recognize outstanding leadership and service that furthers the status of women in librarianship, contributions to library development or service and contributions as a role model in the mentoring process.

Cook is the second recipient from ECU. Bryna Coonin of Joyner Library received the award in 2009.

Read more about the award.

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