FRIENDS FALL FORUM OFFERS POLITICS & ART
The Second Annual Friends’ Fall Forum will beSunday, November 10th, at 2:00
p.m. in Room 107 of the Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Building, with a reception
following in the Diehn Foyer.
Professors Kathy Pearson of the History Department and Elizabeth Lipsmeyer
of the Art History Department will present a program that takes us out of the
quagmire of American Presidential politics and into the exciting world of medieval
kings, politics, religion, intrigue, and art.
This hour program will feature first Pofessor Pearson speaking on political
concepts of kingship in the medieval world, and then Professor Lipsmeyer speaking
on political imagery in religious places in the medieval world with a multi-media
The Friends will print a reading list provided
by each of the speakers, so you may follow up on these topics later on your
own. Last year's reading list on World War II is still available in the Library office and also on our Web page if you missed
Following the presentation, join us for refreshments in the foyer, and,
as a special bonus, you may want to stay for the 4:00 p.m. concert by the Collegium
presenting renaissance and baroque music in the Diehn auditorium.
This special Sunday afternoon of politics, art, and even music is free and
open to the public. Parking is available directly across the street from the
Diehn Building (The corner of 49th Street and Elkhorn) in the lot on Elkhorn.
CHECK OUT THE FRIENDS WEB PAGE
Thanks to Karen Vaughan at the ODU Library, the Friends now has its own WEB
PAGE. Check it out by going to http://www.lib.odu.edu and then selecting Library
Information and Services. Look for our lion logo. The page gives you information
about the organization, future programs, reading lists, newsletters, and more.
LIFE MEMBERS OF FRIENDS HONORED
The 28 Life members of the Friends who have contributed $1,000 were honored
at a special program on September 11 in Webb Center. President James V. Koch
recognized these individuals for their commitment to helping the very heart
of the University, its Library. Gary Edgerton, Professor and Chair of the Communication
and Theatre Arts Department, spoke on "Mystic Chords of Memory"--The Cultural
Voice of Ken Burns.
Funds from Life Memberships are placed in an endowment to support the University
Library. At least one new life member joined during this event. If you would
like more information on how you can support the Library in this way, call Fern
HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS
Looking for some holiday gift ideas? How about a nice Friends of the Library
t-shirt or one of our new mugs? The mugs can be filled with jelly beans, chocolates,
coffee or tea packets, and they make a perfect gift for the office gift exchanges,
a teacher, or that aunt in Topeka. The mugs and the shirts are just $10 and
feature the distinctive Friends logo. Call the Library at 683-4141 or just stop
by the office on the 4th floor to pick up your perfect gift.
AN UPDATE ON THE LIBRARY CONSTRUCTION
Within this academic year, students at Old Dominion University will be using
significant new library facilities, as a result of two separate construction
projects. An addition to the main building, under construction at this time,
is scheduled for occupancy in Spring of 1997. While we will be continuing to
renovate the existing building, new facilities for users and collections and
new, up-to-date technological capabilities in the new building sections will
be ready for use. In early 1998, the renovation will be done and the library
will occupy the entire facility, an increase of 70% over the space in the existing
By March 1997, the Diehn Composers Room also is scheduled for completion.
This addition to the Diehn Fine & Performing Arts Building will house special
collections of contemporary music, along with facilities for research leading
to the performance of works represented in the collection.
BOOK SALE COMING
The Old Dominion University Library Book Sale will be November 6th and 7th,
in room 402 of the Library. Hours each day will be 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Proceeds from the sale are used for bookstore gift certificates
for students who work in the library.
Come browse and purchase. If you have books to contribute, please bring them
to the Reference Department of the Library any time after October 15th. If you
would like to help out at the sale, call Dolly at 423- 2604.
NEW BOARD MEMBERS JOIN AN ACTIVE GROUP
We welcome Aleene Rose to the Board of the Friends for a three year term and
also Peter Bruce as our student member for a one year term. Other Board members
include: Bette Browning, Sterling Edmonds, Lucille Garner, Carole P. Hines,
Dolly Hinton, Judith Homsher, Donna Koch, Beverley Lawler, Alf J. Mapp, Jr.,
Cynthia McCraw, Laura Moen, Raymond Morgan, Ocieola Newby, Virginia S. O'Herron,
Ellis O'Neal, Barbara Peck, Al Rollins, Martha Rollins, and John H. Tucker,
WHO READ WHAT THIS SUMMER ...
Ann Bohannon -- She Walked These Hills by Sharon McCrumb (mystery,
Aleene Rose -- Death of a River Guide by Richard Flanagan (Australian
author; fiction, but weaves in the history of Tasmania)
Robert Rose -- The Future Eaters by Tim Flannery (excellent nonfiction
on the environment)
James Koch -- The Stevensons: The Biography of an American Family by
Jean H. Baker (biography of Adlai Stevenson family)
Fern McDougal -- Spiritual Entrepreneurs by Michael Slaughter (how
churches can achieve spiritual renewal and growth)