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ProQuest Maintenance: New Date

September 25th, 2012 by jimm wetherbee in Announcements, Databases

ProQuest will be performing infrastructure maintenance on Saturday, September 29nd, 2012. A twelve hour maintenance window will be required in order to install the latest enhancements to the ProQuest platform. The window will take place from 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 29th to 10:00 a.m. Sunday, September 30th. The following databases will be unavailable during this time:

  • PQDT (Dissertation Abstracts)
  • The Wall Street Journal

If you have any concerns about the maintenance, please visit

Writing the Grad School Personal Statement

September 25th, 2012 by Amee Odom in Announcements

Join us on Thursday, September 27th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Library’s AV Auditorium (Room 111)  to learn the subtle nuances of crafting an effective personal statement for graduate school applications. Session conducted jointly by the Ethel K. Smith Library and Writing Center.

For more information, call (704) 233-8070.

Author Talk with Eugene Cross

September 25th, 2012 by Christy Inge in Announcements, Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Ethel K. Smith Library, Wingate the University Lyceum Committee, and the Wingate University Writing Center present a Lyceum on Tuesday, October 2nd 2012 at 6:30 p.m. in the Batte Center Recital Hall featuring Eugene Cross, author of Fires of Our Own Choosing. Eugene Cross captures much of his generation’s fears and excitements with a collection of realistic stories that borders on darkness at times. His is a voice combining humor and pathos with an edginess creating fresh new stories that are being published in great literary journals regularly.  A book signing will follow the presentation.

This Lyceum event is free with no reservation required.  For more information, please contact Christy Inge at (704) 233-8091.