Archives for: April 2013, 09
The Friends of the Libraries 19th Annual Author Dinner will feature guest speaker Craig L. Symonds, Professor Emeritus at the United States Naval Academy. Symonds taught naval history and Civil War History for thirty years at the United States Naval Academy. In the 1970s he was a U.S. Navy officer and the first ensign ever to lecture at the prestigious Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. After his naval service, Symonds remained at the War College as a civilian Professor of Strategy from 1974-1975.
Dr. Symonds is the author of twelve books and the editor of nine others. His books have won the Barondess Lincoln Award, the Daniel and Marilyn Laney Prize, the S.A. Cunningham Award, the Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Prize, and the John Lyman Book Prize three times. In 2009 he shared the $50,000 Lincoln Prize with James M. McPherson.
From 2005 to 2007 he was Chief Historian of the USS Monitor Center at the Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Virginia, overseeing the opening and promotion of that exhibit.
|Date: Thursday, April 18, 2013
Time: Reception and cash bar: 6:00 pm. Buffet dinner to follow.
Place: Norfolk Yacht and Country Club, 7001 Hampton Boulevard
Parking: NYCC parking lot (no charge)
Cost: $40.00 per person ($35 for life members)
Reservations: Due by Friday, April 5, 2013. See flyer for details.
The 19th Annual Author Dinner The Friends of the Libraries Outstanding Achievement Award will be presented to a faculty member from the College of Business and Public Administration. The award winner will be announced at the dinner.
Plan to participate in the Silent Auction, one of the major fundraising endeavors supporting the Friends of the Old Dominion University Libraries.
Celebrate National Library Week with a Poetry Slam!
On Tuesday, April 16 from 5:00-7:30 pm, Perry Library will host a Poetry Slam in the Learning Commons. Enter the competition or be in the crowd and root for your favorite. The entire ODU community is invited to participate.
To enter or get additional information, contact Leanne Hillery at firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries must be received by April 12, 2013.
Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany under the Third Reich, an exhibit in the Learning Commons @ Perry Library, is sponsored by the ODU Institute for Jewish Studies and Interfaith Understanding. The exhibit will be available through April 30. A reception and panel discussion will be held on Thursday, April 11 at 5:30pm at Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center. For more information, contact Farideh Goldin email@example.com
Come to the Learning Commons @ Perry Library every Wednesday at 10 AM and 2 PM for a "Ten Minute Tip." This week's topic is Tips for using our EBSCO Databases. See our website for a complete schedule of topics: http://www.lib.odu.edu/researchassistance/tenminutetips.htm .
We would be happy to work with you if you are interested in giving your students class incentives for attendance at any of our workshops. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information about Ten Minute Tips.
Celebrate National Poetry Month by putting your favorite poem onto a free t-shirt. Bring a favorite poem, find one in our books, or make one up on the spot. Come for free treats and poetry!
Wednesday, April 10th, 11-2pm in the Learning Commons @ Perry Library. This event is hosted by Writers in Community and the Creative Writing MFA Program.