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Fall 2018 Library Events and Displays

Library Events and Displays

November 29, 2018 
Live @ Your Library: Dr. Michael Benson
Grand Reading Room, 5:30-7:00PM
Eastern Kentucky University's President, Dr. Michael Benson, will discuss his new book, College for the Commonwealth: A Case for Higher Education in American Democracy, coauthored with Hal Boyd. Light refreshments and a book signing will follow the presentation. Books will be available for purchase. Parking for off-campus guests will be available in the Lancaster Lot on Lancaster Avenue.

December 3, 2018
Brain Food for Finals

Main Lobby
Munch on pretzels, gummy bears, and more while you study. Available while supplies last. 

December 4, 2018
Cookies and Cocoa with Friends

Main Lobby
Warm up with free cookies and cocoa served to you by Friends of EKU Libraries.

December 5, 2018
Final Exams Survival Kits

Main Lobby
Pick up a Survival Kit to help you through Dead and Finals weeks; each kit contains a snack, highlighter, and more.

December 6, 2018
Random Acts of Snacks

Throughout Main Library
Be on the lookout for Library staff, who will provide snacks and encouragement as you study for Finals.

December 10, 2018
Brain Food for Finals

Main Lobby
Munch on pretzels, gummy bears, and more while you study. Available while supplies last. 

Through December 2018
EKU x 100: The Story of Eastern in 100 Objects, People, and Places
What do a basketball from 1984, a statue of Daniel Boone, and a top hat have in common? Each one is a part of the Eastern story, preserved throughout time in Eastern’s Special Collections & Archives (SCA). Experience "EKU x 100: The Story of Eastern in 100 Objects, People, and Places," an exhibit presented by SCA, and find out how the Elmwood house became a part of the campus; learn how a Great Depression-era program contributed to Eastern’s infrastructure; and much more. Download the walking tour here and explore 50 places, each destination telling a tale of its own. Then explore 50 objects on display in the Main Library. These are a few pieces of Eastern’s history, but the narrative is not quite complete. There are easily another 100 things that could be added to this list. What would be your #101?

World War I: 100th Anniversary - Grand Reading Room
It All Started with a Mouse: 90 Years of Walt Disney - Main Lobby

December & January
In Memoriam - Grand Reading Room
Kleenex-worthy Reads - Main Lobby

August 21, 2018
Free Snow Cones and More
Main Lobby entrance, 1-3PM
Cool down with a snow cone served to you by EKU Librarians and Library staff. We'll also have free artwork for your apartment or dorm room; plus, enter for your chance to win a fully-stocked study room for you and your friends during Dead Week!

August 27-29, 2018
Send a Postcard Greeting
Main Lobby
Send a postcard back home to your family or friends. Postage is on us! Available while supplies last.

August 20-September 4, 2018
Good Vibes Wall
Inside Noel Reading Porch entrance
Take a note and leave a note of encouragement to help spread good vibes throughout campus as the fall semester begins. 

September 21, 2018
Focus on Scholarship: Dr. Mike Austin
Facebook Live, 11:30AM
Tune in to Facebook as we go live for a quick chat with Dr. Mike Austin about his scholarship; Dr. Austin is Professor & Coordinator for Philosophy & Religious Studies at EKU.

September 26, 2018
Live @ Your Library: Dr. Marshall Myers
Noel Studio Discovery Classroom, 4:30-5:30PM
Dr. Marshall Myers, professor emeritus of English and former coordinator of composition at EKU, will discuss his new publication, The Rhetoric of Lincoln’s Letters. The work traces Lincoln’s letters as they involve many different situations from romantic entanglements to dealing with recalcitrant generals and greedy cabinet members.

Hispanic Heritage - Grand Reading Room
In Memory of Aretha Franklin - Grand Reading Room
20 Years of Harry Potter - Main Lobby

October 3, 2018
American Archives Month: Student Presentations
Classroom 204D, 4:30-5:30PM
Join EKU Special Collections & Archives (SCA) for presentations by three students who have utilized SCA's historical materials. Tasha Perkins processed the Jere Sullivan papers during her time as a volunteer in SCA; Sullivan was on Eastern's first board of regents and Sullivan Hall is named for him. The Sullivan Papers focus primarily on his education efforts in Kentucky. Caitlyn Rahschulte created an online exhibit for First Amendment Week in addition to processing papers and working on displays while a co-op student. And Michael Shultz uses SCA collections for World War I and cemetery research. Shultz was featured in the Richmond Register this summer for his research. 

October 9, 2018
Faculty Breakfast
Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning, 8:30-10:30AM
Faculty are invited to the Main Library to explore library resources and services designed to help you and your students, visit with your librarians and colleagues, and enjoy breakfast. Come and go as your schedule allows.

October 20, 2018
Live @ Your Library: Dr. Carl Hurley, America's Funniest Professor
Allen Auditorium 108, 12:30-2:00PM
Join EKU Libraries on Homecoming Saturday for an entertaining talk by America's Funniest Professor. Dr. Carl Hurley is an Alumni Hall of Fame inductee, former professor of education, and recipient of the institution's honorary doctorate degree. Reception to follow. Admission is free, but space is very limited; please be sure to reserve your spot via the Homecoming Registration Portal.

October 25, 2018
Teaching & Learning Innovation Series: Partner with a Librarian
Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning, Classroom 1, 9:30-10:30AM
In this interactive session, librarians will discuss possibilities, offerings, and opportunities for deep, meaningful, creative collaboration with EKU Libraries in integrating information literacy / research skills in your courses, including but also extending beyond traditional one-shot library instruction.

October 25, 2018
Focus on Scholarship: Dr. Scotty Dunlap
Facebook Live, 11:15AM
Tune in to Facebook as we go live for a quick chat with Dr. Scotty Dunlap about his scholarship; Dr. Dunlap is an Associate Professor in the School of Safety, Security and Emergency Management teaching graduate occupational safety courses.

ADA Awareness - Grand Reading Room
Scary Reads and Movies - Main Lobby
Coming Out Day - Reference Room

October 31, 2018
Halloween Costume Showdown
Main Lobby, 8AM-4:30PM
Stop by the Main Library in your Halloween costume; we'll take your picture and let our Facebook followers determine the winners! Prizes will be given for Best Faculty/Staff Individual Costume, Best Student Individual Costume, and Group Costume. While you are here, enter to win a fully stocked study room for you and your friends during Dead Week.

November 7, 2018
Speaking from the Margins: EKU's Military Community
Allen Auditorium 108, 5:00-6:30PM
Join us for a panel presentation by five student Veterans. Moderated by Dr. Eugene Palka, veteran and EKU Vice President for Student Success. Co-sponsored by the Noel Studio for Academic Creativity, Student Success Center, and Office of Military & Veteran Affairs.

November 5-9, 2018
Salute to Veterans
Main Lobby
Write a note of thanks to veterans for their service. We will mail the notes to local veterans in honor of Veterans Day 2018.

November 8, 2018
Archives After Dark: Application Submission Deadline
Spend a night (January 25, 2019) with EKU Special Collections & Archives and the Noel Studio for Academic Creativity. Develop, write, and polish a creative work inspired by a historical item. You'll receive one-on-one help, plus free food and coffee to keep you energized. The resulting products will be published. This opportunity is open to all majors. The majors of last year's participants included Communication, Art, History, and English. Space is limited to 20 students. Visit the Online Application Portal to apply between October 8-November 8.  

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