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Sister Helen Prejean to Visit Wingate University: Get Ready at the EKS Library

January 1st, 2010 by Isaac Meadows in Features

Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Men Walking, will be on Wingate University’s campus for a Lyceum event on Thursday, January 7th at 7:30 p.m. in McGee Theatre and for class visits on Friday, January 8th.

Need a refresher on her work? The EKS Library has the following items:

Dead man walking : an eyewitness account of the death penalty in the United States / Helen Prejean.
New York : Vintage Books, 1994.
Main Stacks HV8699.U5 P74 1994

Reading is believing : the Christian faith through literature and film / David S. Cunningham.
Grand Rapids, MI : Brazos Press, c2002.
Main Stacks PN59 .C86 2002

Dead man walking / PolyGram Filmed Entertainment presents a working Title/Havoc production ; a film by Tim Robbins.
New York, NY : PolyGram Video, c1996.
DVD Video PN1997 .D412 1996
Videos PN1997.D412 1996

Matthew Modine to Speak at Wingate on Thursday: Brush Up on His Filmography at the EKS Library!

November 10th, 2009 by Isaac Meadows in Features

Actor Matthew Modine will be a guest speaker at Wingate University in the Recital Hall in the Batte Center this Thursday, November 12th, at 7:30 p.m. This free Lyceum event is arranged in part by the Union County Community Arts Council.

Need a refresher on Modine’s body of work? The EKS Library has And the Band Played On on VHS and Full Metal Jacket on DVD. Ask for them at the Reference Desk!

And the Band Played On
Library Location: Videos
Call Number: RA644.A25 A5 1993

Follows the struggle of a handful of strong-willed men and
women who took on the fight to save lives in the face of
a mysterious illness now called AIDS.

Full Metal Jacket
Library Location: DVD Video
Call Number: PN1995.9.W3 F84 1999

Vietnam war drama which begins with a depiction of the
brutality of Marine Corps training and then shifts to
Vietnam, focusing mainly on a group of Marines
responding to the Tet Offensive of 1968.

Going to the Lyceum on Buddhist Ethics? Get Prepared at the EKS Library!

November 10th, 2009 by Isaac Meadows in Features

This week Wingate University will be hosting six Tibetan Monks on campus and there will be a Lyceum event on Wednesday night, November 11th, at 7:30pm in the Recital Hall to talk about Buddhist Ethics.

Want to go but need to find out more about this topic? Check out these resources on Buddhist Ethics available at the EKS Library:

An introduction to Buddhist ethics : foundations, values, and issues / Peter Harvey.
Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Main Stacks
BJ1289 .H37 2000

Ethics for the new millennium / His Holiness The Dalai Lama.
New York : Riverhead Books, 1999.
Main Stacks
BJ1012 .B74 1999

Ethics, wealth, and salvation : a study in Buddhist social ethics / edited by Russell F. Sizemore & Donald K. Swearer.
Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, c1990.
Main Stacks
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EKS Librarians Attend North Carolina Library Association Conference

October 21st, 2009 by Amee Odom in Features

EKS Librarians Marilyn Brown, Debbie Hargett, Amee Odom, and Greta Wood recently attended the 58th biennial conference of the North Carolina Library Association (October 6-9, 2009) in Greenville, North Carolina. This year’s conference theme was “North Carolina Libraries: Serving Knowledge…Serving You.” Over 500 academic, public, and school librarians were registered for the 3-day event. Keith Michael Fiels, Executive Director for the American Library Association (ALA), delivered the opening keynote address and the State Librarian of North Carolina, Mary Boone, provided the closing session address.

See the conference write-up and photo of two EKS Librarians that appeared in Greenville’s local newspaper, The Daily Reflector!

Got a Group Project? Group Chat About It!

October 19th, 2009 by Isaac Meadows in Features, Reference

Need to talk with your colleagues about a group assignment but can’t get together in person? Chat about it online! The chat feature in Wingate’s myGateApps Email also supports group chat so you can invite multiple contacts to join the conversation.

Before you get started, adjust the Chat Settings in your myGateApps Email Settings to “Save Chat History” as shown in the image below. This way your chat conversations will be saved in the Chats system label in your myGateApps Email.

Email Chat Setting

Now you’re ready to initiate a group chat. First, start a chat session with one person in your Contacts list, and then click the “Video & More” link at the bottom left of the chat window and select the “Group Chat” option:

Chat Combined

Then enter the name of each contact you want to add in the “Add people to this chat” field:

Chat 3

That’s all there is to it! To leave the conversation, click the X in the upper right corner of the chat window. To rejoin the conversation, you will need to be invited back by someone still participating in the group (initiate a new chat with them and ask them to add you back to the group chat).

Got questions? Call the Reference Desk at 704-233-8097 or contact a Librarian using Ask Ethel.

EKS Librarians Attend Georgia Conference on Information Literacy

October 14th, 2009 by Amee Odom in Bibliographic Instruction, Features

Amee Odom and Greta Wood attended the Georgia Conference on Information Literacy (September 25-26) at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah.  The conference focused on the concepts of librarian-faculty collaboration, information literacy in the library, in the classroom, and in writing, and a variety of pedagogical applications for information literacy learning outcomes.

The mission of the Georgia Conference on Information Literacy is to provide the opportunity to share research and best methods related to teaching, learning, and assessing essential lifelong learning skills:

  • How to determine the extent of information needed in a given situation.
  • How to access the needed information effectively and efficiently.
  • How to evaluate information and its sources critically.
  • How to incorporate selected information into one’s knowledge base.
  • How to use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose.
  • Understanding the economic, legal, ethical, and social issues surrounding the use of information.  (

The  conference attendance was over 225 and presenters included librarians and faculty from Florida Gulf Coast University, Georgia Southern University, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (City University of New York), and more.

Have questions about information literacy? Stop by and chat with one of our librarians!

2009 Freshman and Transfer Student Orientation

September 29th, 2009 by Amee Odom in Bibliographic Instruction, Features

During the Wingate University Freshman Orientation in August 2009, the EKS Library staff provided a Library orientation to 370 freshmen.  The 2009 Freshman Orientation was comprised of a film viewing (written, performed, and filmed by Wingate University students, staff, and faculty) and a brief facility tour.

Transfer students were introduced to the Library’s resources during a bibliographic instruction session.  A total of 35 students attended the 2009 Transfer Student Orientation.

Nonfiction Book Club at the Public Library

August 27th, 2009 by Isaac Meadows in Features

The Marshville Branch of the Union County Public Library is offering a new book club for the readers of eclectic nonfiction. Beginning October 8th with Generation Kill by Evan Wright, the group will meet the second Thursday of every month from 6pm-7pm at the Edwards Memorial Library at 414 Hasty Street in Marshville.

Future titles include Methland by Nick Reding (available as a Baker & Taylor selection in the EKS Library), Team of Rivals by Doris Goodwin, The World Without Us by Alan Weisman, and more. Pick up a brochure with full title list at the Ethel K. Smith Library Circulation Desk.

For more information, call the Edwards Memorial Library at 704-624-2828 (ext. 222).

Microsoft Office 2003 PowerPoint Essentials Class at the Marshville Branch of the Union County Public Library

August 24th, 2009 by Isaac Meadows in Features

The Microsoft Office 2003 PowerPoint Class is a course designed to teach individuals how to create professional slide show presentations.  This course will cover the basic skills used to design, edit and animate slides.  At the end of the class, the class will have created a PowerPoint presentation.

The class will be held from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm on Wednesday, September 23rd at the Marshville Branch of the Union County Public Library. It is offered free of charge, but please call 704-624-2828 to register and for directions. Prerequisite: Basic use of computer mouse and keyboard.

Nancy Williams to Retire

December 24th, 2008 by Alison Simpson in Features

The EKS Library announces the retirement of Mrs. Nancy Williams. Her last working day will be December 21, 2007 but she will never leave our hearts. While we do wish her much joy and happiness, she will be sorely missed. Her position may get filled, but she will never be replaced.

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