Thanks to all those who participated in and attended the Library's first Poetry Slam on Tuesday April 16, celebrating National Library Week and National Poetry Month. We had 14 wonderful readers and two great hosts: Remica Bingham-Risher and Robbie Ciara. So, thank you everyone!!
2nd Place: Shamir Epps - 1st Place: Simba Castano - 3rd Place: Destin Hockaday
To see more photos, go to the Library's Facebook page.
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
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.
Come to a FREE Movie -- "Stomp Out Loud" -- in the Diehn Composers Room on Wednesday, April 3, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. A short lecture about found music, presented by Jessica Mirasol, Librarian Archivist for Music Collections, will precede the film. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Jessica Mirasol firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Also be sure to view the "Found Music" exhibit, available until May 16 in the Diehn Composers Room!!
Spotlight On Scholarship: STEM Education & Professional Studies
For the Spring 2013 semester, the University Libraries will shine a spotlight on the research and recent scholarly output of the Department of STEM Education & Professional Studies. The STEM Education & Professional Studies faculty is world renowned for their teaching, research, and service. Their areas of research are diverse and include fashion retailing, game and simulation development, development and implementation of learning technologies, policies that address sea level rise, research apprenticeship programs, STEM teacher education, and much more.
An exhibit in the Learning Commons from March 17-April 15 will feature statements of current research as well as selected journal articles and books from the past five years.
Faculty members from the department will present and discuss some of their recent work at a reception in the Learning Commons Conference Room on Thursday, April 4 from 3:00-5:00 pm.
The Old Dominion University Libraries presents its 9th annual student concert, “An Afternoon of Contemporary Song,” featuring ODU vocal students under the direction of Brian Nedvin, on Thursday, March 21, 2013 from 12:30-1:15 pm in the Diehn Composers Room.
The series was created by the Library to provide students with the opportunity to perform for the University community and to celebrate 20th century composition.
Vocal students will perform songs such as “Tigaroo,” “The Prayer,” and “Perfect” from Edges among other works.
The University Libraries’ Diehn Composers Room is located in Room 189 of the Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center. This event is free and open to the public and is made possible by a grant from the F. Ludwig Diehn Music Fund of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation.
For more information and to RSVP, please contact Jessica Mirasol, Librarian Archivist for Music Collections, at 683-4175 or email@example.com.