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Lyceum Event with Wiley Cash

February 13th, 2013 by Amee Odom in Announcements, Friends of the Library

Wiley CashThe Friends of the Ethel K. Smith Library present a Lyceum lecture by Author Wiley Cash on Friday, February 15th  at 2:00 p.m. in the McGee Theater of the Batte Center.

Wiley Cash is from western North Carolina, a region that figures prominently in his fiction. His stories have appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Roanoke Review and The Carolina Quarterly. A Land More Kind than Home (William Morrow/HarperCollins, April 2012) is his first novel.

Wiley holds a B.A. in Literature from the University of North Carolina-Asheville, an M.A. in English from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. He has received grants and fellowships from the Asheville Area Arts Council, the Thomas Wolfe Society, the MacDowell Colony, and Yaddo. The author will discuss his work, the writing process, take questions, and sign books.


Death By PowerPoint: How to Create an Effective Presentation

February 6th, 2013 by Amee Odom in Announcements

Death by Power PointThis Lyceum event teaches participants how to use PowerPoint effectively in their academic pursuits as well as in the professional world. The presentation will cover common mistakes, which will then be avoided by the participants in future presentations.

The presentation will also cover the pecha-kucha format of linear presentations, as well as up and coming alternatives to PowerPoint. These alternatives can be more effective for student and faculty use depending on the discipline, assignment, or venue. This Lyceum event will also prepare students for in-class presentations as well as the Undergraduate Creative and Investigative Partnerships Symposium.

This Growth Lyceum will be held in the Recital Hall on Monday, February 11 from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.


Invasive Pythons in the United States

October 29th, 2012 by jimm wetherbee in Announcements, Friends of the Library

Join the Friends of the Ethel K. Smith Library for something completely different as we host Dr. Michael Dorcas and his fifteen foot python, Carmelita, in this fascinating Lyceum event on Monday, November 5th at 6:30 p.m. in the McGee Theatre of the Batte Fine Arts Center.  Read the rest of this entry »


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.