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