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 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 email@example.com or 252-328-6076.
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.
Jacob Subash, a first-year medical student at East Carolina University, is the recipient of the 2014 Michael F. Bassman Honors Thesis Award.
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.
East Carolina University student Jacob Subash was named the winner of the 2014 Michael F. Bassman Honors Thesis Award, hosted by Joyner Library.
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.
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.
An article by Academic Library Sciences personnel Jeanne Hoover (Joyner Library), Elizabeth Ketterman (Laupus Library) and Kathy Cable (Laupus Library), titled “Creating a shared neuroscience collection development policy,” won the Daniel T. Richards prize for writing. The award is presented by the Medical Library Association. The article was published in the Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries.
An article by Ginny Boyer and Virginia Bacon (Joyner Library), “Beyond Discovery Tools: The Evolution of Discovery at ECU Libraries,” appeared in the September 2013 issue of Against the Grain.
East Carolina University will honor the region’s literary traditions Sept. 20 – 21. The Eastern North Carolina Literary Homecoming presented by the “North Carolina Literary Review” and Joyner Library will offer interactive writing workshops in addition to panel presentations. This year’s theme, “North Carolina: A State of Change, A Changing State,” focuses on change in North Carolina and how it is reflected in the state’s literature.
For ten years, the ENCLH has been nourishing and revitalizing the creative spirit for writers as the event provides a place where artists and community members can interact and share ideas. The theme of the annual event mirrors the theme of the award-winning “North Carolina Literary Review’s” special feature section. The writers coming to ECU are featured in the pages of NCLR’s current and forthcoming print and online issues.
Each year, the Literary Homecoming kicks off on Friday evening with the presentation of the Roberts Award for Literary Inspiration. This year the award will be presented to former North Carolina Poet Laureate and UNC–Greensboro Professor Emeritus Fred Chappell for his significant influence upon the literature of North Carolina.
Also on Friday evening, guests can enjoy a reading from Wiley Cash, author of “A Land More Kind than Home,” and music by poet-musician Jim Clark of Barton College.
“Joyner Library is pleased to host the Literary Homecoming again this year,” said Jan Lewis, interim dean of the library. “The Friday evening dessert reception, sponsored by the Friends of Joyner Library, is always a wonderful way to start the weekend. We invite members of the community to celebrate the literary traditions of North Carolina with us during this two-day event.”
On Saturday, several North Carolina writers will take part in two different panels. The first will focus on “Tarheel Literature in Black and White.” The second will focus on the emerging Latina/o voices among North Carolina writers and the resulting literary and cultural production that represents the experiences, needs, and aspirations of the Latino communities in the state.
Javier Lorenzo, chair of the Spanish Curriculum Committee at ECU, said, “Given the extraordinary growth of the Hispanic population in Eastern N.C., there is no better time to meet the authors featured in the Homecoming and to get acquainted with a literature that reflects the changing face of our state.”
At the lunch Saturday, Fred Chappell will present the 3rd James Applewhite Poetry Prize to the 2013 recipient, and Anna Jean Mayhew, author of “The Dry Grass of August,” will read from her new novel in progress, “Tomorrow’s Bread.”
The afternoon will feature six different workshops with visiting authors, covering the writing and presenting of poetry, fiction, playwriting, and memoir.
NCLR Editor Margaret Bauer invites everyone to read interviews and essays from many of the writers participating in this year’s Literary Homecoming, in the recently released 2013 issue of the “North Carolina Literary Review,” and then meet the authors in person.
All events, except for Saturday author’s luncheon ($12), are free and open to the public. For program and registration information, go to www.ecu.edu/lithomecoming, call 252.328.1537, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event is a recognized program for Certificate Renewal Credit for teachers. Contact Dawn Wainwright for CEU credit information at email@example.com or 252.328.4090.