Congratulations, Class of 2018!

“The central task of education is to implant a will and a facility for learning; it should produce not learned but learning people. The truly human society is a learning society, where grandparents, parents, and children are students together.” -Eric Hoffer

The Library faculty and staff offer our sincere congratulations to Regent’s Class of 2018. We are honored to have played a role in your accomplishment and would like to take this opportunity to remind you that Regent alumni have lifetime borrowing privileges at the Library. In addition, we are able to offer alumni access to twelve online databases.

To check out materials or use databases, please submit the online Alumni Registration Form

No matter where God’s plan for you leads, the Library will remain at your service for questions and research assistance, including through QuestionPoint, our 24/7 chat reference service.

We also invite our alumni, whether local or distant, to re-connect with the Library through the Book Club. So keep reading, keep learning, and stay in touch!

Spring Write-in: Urgent Care for Papers & Projects

On-campus and online Regent students are invited to join the Library’s Spring Write-In event on Tuesday, April 17, 6:00-10:00 EDT.

Work one-on-one with a reference librarian or coach from the University Writing Center. Snacks, destressing stations, and more provided.

For more information, see our event webpage: http://libguides.regent.edu/WriteIn

Celebrating John Wimber’s Legacy

John Wimber (1934-1997) was a principal founder of the Vineyard church movement. Before his radical conversion to Christ in 1963, he was a rock musician with the Righteous Brothers. His ministry brought new expression to the work of the Holy Spirit as witnessed in the more than 1,500 Vineyard churches that exist today worldwide. The Library’s Wimber Collection includes journals, conference materials, course syllabi, Vineyard publications, brochures, newspaper articles, correspondence, and memorabilia.

On Monday, March 12, the Library will host a special event to celebrate the legacy of this man of God. The featured speaker will be the Rev. Christy Wimber, daughter-in-law of John Wimber. The event will take place at 2:00 in the Library auditorium, followed by refreshments on the Library Balcony and an exhibition in Special Collections.
For more information, including a list of speakers and a link to RSVP, see the Wimber Collection Event homepage.

Book Discussion: The Chosen, by Chaim Potok

1st edition cover. Simon & Schuster, 1967

Few stories offer more warmth, wisdom, or generosity than this tale of two boys, their fathers, their friendship, and the chaotic times in which they live. In 1940s Brooklyn, New York, an accident throws Reuven Malther and Danny Saunders together. Together they negotiate adolescence, family conflicts, love, and the journey to adulthood. The intellectual and spiritual clashes between fathers, between each son and his own father, and between the two young men, provide a unique backdrop for this exploration of fathers, sons, faith, loyalty, and, ultimately, the power of love.

On Thursday, March 22 at 12:00, professor of philosophy Dr. Michael Palmer will lead a conversation about this classic coming-of-age novel in the Library Conference Room. Distance students and faculty are invited to join the discussion via Google Hangouts. Contact harohen@regent.edu for a link to the live discussion.

The Library has several copies of The Chosen available for-check-out, as well as DVD and streaming versions of the 1981 film adaptation.