The Friends of the Ethel K. Smith Library (FOL) will host a free Lyceum Master Class and book signing event with guest author Elissa Schappell on Monday, March 15th at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall. She is the author of the novel Use Me, which was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway award, a Borders Original Voice selection, a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year selection, and a New York Times Notable Book selection.
Schappell is co-editor with Jenny Offill of the anthologies The Friend Who Got Away and Money Changes Everything. Her short stories, non-fiction, book reviews and essays have appeared in such places as The Paris Review, The New York Times Book Review, BOMB, Vogue and SPIN, and her work is frequently anthologized. She is a former Senior Editor of The Paris Review, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair where she writes the “Hot Type” book column, and a founding editor, now Editor-at-Large, of the literary magazine Tin House. Schappell currently teaches at New York University and the MFA program at Queens University in Charlotte.
For more information, contact Luanne Barbee at ext. 8093 or email@example.com.
The staff of the EKS Library and the FOL Board are busy preparing for our next event: the 9th Annual FOL Author’s Luncheon. This year we welcome author Elissa Schappell, author of the novel Use Me which was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway award, a Borders Original Voice selection, a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year selection, and a New York Times Notable Book selection. Click here for a reading guide from HarperCollins.
Please join us for the event on Tuesday, March 16th. The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the La Verne Dining Hall on the campus of Wingate University with a book signing to follow. Ticket prices are $20 for faculty/staff and $15 for WU students.
For reservations and/or more information, please contact Luanne Barbee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-233-8093. See you there!
We recently celebrated the publication of Dr. Jerry Surratt’s book, The History of Wingate Baptist Church 1810-2009. Dr. Surratt, Wingate University Emeritus Faculty – History, is author of Part II (1985-2009). The Friends of the Ethel K. Smith Library (FOL) hosted a book signing and reception with Dr. Surratt in the Efird Memorial Library, Wingate University Academic Quadrangle on February 9th.
The staff of WUTV was present and conducted interviews with Dr. Surratt and Dr. Derrill Smith, pastor of Wingate Baptist Church and Co-Chairperson of the 09-10 FOL Board. Be sure to look for the segment on WUTV, Cable Channel 22.
Please join the Friends of the Ethel K. Smith Library on Tuesday, March 16, for the 9th Annual Spring Author Luncheon. This year we welcome author Elissa Schappell. Ms. Schappell joined Vanity Fair in 1994. She is the editor of – Hot Type – Vanity Fair’s book page. She has been a senior editor at The Paris Review, co-founded Tin House Magazine, for which she is now editor-at-large, and frequently contributes to The New York Times Book Review. The author of Use Me (Harper Perennial, 2001), which was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award, she is also co-editor, with Jenny Offill, of the anthologies The Friend Who Got Away (Doubleday, 2005) and Money Changes Everything (Doubleday, 2007).
The luncheon will begin at 11:30 in the La Verne Dining Hall on the campus of Wingate University. For reservations and/or more information, please contact Luanne Barbee, 704-233-8093 or email@example.com.
(photo credit: Emily Tobey)
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The FOL will hold a book signing and reception next month for Dr. Jerry Surratt, Wingate University Emeritus Faculty – History. Dr. Surratt is author of Part II (1985-2009) of The History of Wingate Baptist Church 1810-2009.
The book signing and reception will be held in the Efird Memorial Library, Wingate University Academic Quadrangle, on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 9:30am.
For more information, please contact Luanne Barbee at 704-233-8089 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wingate University’s common reading selection for the 2009-2010 academic year was Monique and the Mango Rains by Kris Holloway. The author served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali, West Africa from 1989-1991, where she met her husband, John Bidwell. She holds a MPH from the University of Michigan where she focused her research on maternal and child health. She has used her unique background in writing, public health, and development to further the mission of Parenthood, the National Priorities Project, the University of Michigan, Springfield College, and the Greenbelt Movement International. She currently works with the Center for International Studies, a fabulous study/live/explore abroad organization.
In late October, Holloway spent two days on the campus visiting classes, conducting a public lecture, and meeting with student and faculty groups. On the last day of her visit, the Friends of the Ethel K. Smith Library hosted a book signing in the Efird Memorial Library. The book signing was well attended by Wingate University students, faculty, and staff, as well as community members. Holloway was very personable with each guest, signed his/her book, and responded to questions about her work in the Peace Corps and her experiences with Monique. For many students, this was a first…getting a chance to meet the author and have their book signed. Holloway set an excellent standard for this event.
Join the Friends of the Ethel K. Smith Library today for a book signing opportunity with guest author Kris Holloway. Book signing will be in the Efird Memorial Library located off the Academic Quad between the hours of 3:00 and 4:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Event is free and open to the public as well as all Wingate University students, staff, and faculty.
For its 2008-2009 annual gift, the FOL Board members selected two projects. For its first project, the Board members have chosen to make a monetary donation to the Office of Student Success. The purpose of this gift is to aid Wingate University students unable to purchase required textbooks for classes as a result of financial hardships. The Office of Student Success recently developed a program by which students desiring to be successful, but hindered by financial problems, could apply for and possibly receive funds to help in the purchase of textbooks. The FOL Board deemed this an excellent opportunity to benefit Wingate University students.
The second project selected by the Board members makes commentary on Wingate University’s commitment to its institutional memory. The Board chose to have a map preserved for archival presentation. This is no ordinary map, however. The specific map, a 1952 literary map of the United States of America, originally belonged to Mrs. Frances Cuthbertson Vick (1917-2002), Professor Emeritus, Wingate University. The map hung in Mrs. Vick’s classroom throughout her teaching career. Upon her retirement from Wingate in 1982, Mrs. Vick presented it to Dr. Beverly Christopher, who used the map until her recent retirement. Mr. Tom Alexander of Cherished Frameworks has carefully custom matted and framed the piece to insure its archival preservation. The map will soon be available for display near the Reference Desk on the First Floor.
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As outlined in the Friends of the Library Board ByLaws: The Faculty Award is presented to an outstanding member of the faculty who is supportive of the Library, encourages his/her students to take advantage of the Library’s resources, and pursues independent research via the facility. The recipient is awarded $500 ($400 to be spent on behalf of his/her department and $100 to make purchases for his/her personal library).
Dr. Nancy Bush (Assistant Professor of Marketing) was presented with the 2009 FOL Faculty Award at the FOL Spring Author’s Luncheon in March 2009. Dr. Bush has been praised by the Library staff for her familiarity with Library resources in her discipline, the way she encourages student use of materials through concrete examples and directed learning and for promoting library resources to students and colleagues through recommendations following personal examination of new items in her Marketing newsletter.
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Join the Friends of the Library (FOL) Board as it welcomes Deborah Ford, author of G.R.I.T.S – Friends are Forevah. The Fine Arts of Being Southern (FABS) book talk will be Friday, October 10, 2008 at 6 pm in the George A. Batte, Jr. Performing Arts Center. A book signing will follow the author’s talk. The FOL is co-sponsor of this event.