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Spotlight on Faculty Scholarship

A selection of the recent faculty monographs. See our Facebook and Google+ pages for more photos from this event.

A selection of the recent faculty monographs. See our Facebook and Google+ pages for more photos from this event.

On November 15, the Library inaugurated what it hopes will become a long-standing tradition on campus: a special event to honor faculty authors and formally induct their scholarship into the Library collection.

As this was our first time holding such an event, we included works published from January 2014 through May 2016. The numbers are impressive: 33 books or book chapters by 36 authors, as well as scholarly articles by 49 authors. A total of 82 members of the faculty were honored.

In addition to recognizing all the recent faculty authors, our event featured book talks by two of them: Dr. Joseph Bucci from the College of Arts & Sciences gave an overview of his book Redemptive Leadership: Offering Second Chances as a Value-Added Management Practice, and Dr. Diane Chandler, from the School of Divinity presented some of the main themes in her monograph, Christian Spiritual Formation: An Integrated Approach for Personal and Relational Wholeness.

At the end of the book talks, all monograph authors were invited to inscribe the Library’s copies of their works, and article authors received a special bookmark with the title and publication of their work. In April 2017, we will hold our second Spotlight on Faculty Scholarship to honor faculty publication beginning with June 2016.

Photos from this event may be viewed on our Facebook and Google+ pages.

National Library Week Events at Regent

This week (April 12 – 18) marks the 57th annual celebration of National Library Week, a yearly observance sponsored by the American Library Association. The purpose of National Library Week is to draw attention to the contribution libraries make to the cultural and civic life of our country. The official theme this year is “Unlimited possibilities @ your library®.”

Kickoff & Book Art Awards

On April 13, the Library kicked off National Library Week celebrations at Regent by announcing the winners of the Book Art Contest. Forty-seven (47) students submitted artworks made out of obsolete books that would otherwise have been recycled. The three winners of this year’s contest are:

The contest is not over!
Stop by the Library Gallery by Friday, and cast your vote for the “People’s Choice Award,” which will be announced next week. The artist whose work receives the most votes will win a $50 Amazon Gift Card.

Faculty Book Talks on Thursday

On Thursday at 2:00 in the Library auditorium, five members of the Regent faculty will discuss their new books:

Regent faculty authors will personally inscribe your copy of their book.

Regent faculty authors will personally inscribe your copy of their book.

 

Refreshments and a book signing will conclude this event.

 

 

 

Faculty Recommends Posters

The Library continued its National Library Week tradition of offering reading and research recommendations from Regent Faculty. This year six faculty members offer their selections:

  • L. O. Natt Gantt (School of Law)
  • Dr. Patricia Lutz (College of Arts & Sciences)
  • Dr. Ionut Popescu (Robertson School of Government)
  • Dr. Timothy Redmer (School of Business & Leadership)
  • Dr. Marjorie Peters (College of Arts & Sciences)
  • Dr. Marcus Pfeiffer (School of Communications)

The poster series is located in the Library Lobby.

Books for Needy Children

All this week, the Library is collecting children’s books for Hope Haven Children’s Home & Union Mission. Please consider donating new or gently used children’s books to children from troubled families. Collection boxes are located in the Library and Student Center.

National Library Week events at Regent

“Libraries are… essential to the functioning of a democratic society…libraries are the great symbols of the freedom of the mind.” --Franklin D. Roosevelt
Next week (April 15 – 19) marks the 55th annual celebration of National Library Week, a yearly observance sponsored by the American Library Association. The purpose of National Library Week is to draw attention to the contribution libraries make in the cultural and civic life of our country.

To celebrate National Library Week, the Library has planned four events:

1. Faculty Recommends poster series (Library Lobby). Come get recommendations for reading from six members of the University leadership and faculty:Sherri Miller (VP, Marketing)

  • Dr. Gloria Whittico (School of Law)
  • Dr. Gabriel Dy-Liacco (School of Psychology & Counseling)
  • Dr. Kathleen Patterson (School of Business & Leadership)
  • Dr. Glenn Koonce (School of Education)
  • Dr. Diana Xiong (College of Arts & Sciences).

2. New Faculty Books: Ending Wars, Perplexing Pentecostalism, and a Dublin Story-Teller (Library Gallery). Join us on Wednesday, April 17 at 1:00 (immediately following Chapel) for new book talks by three Regent faculty members:

A free pizza lunch will be served before the book talks begin. Following Q & A, books will be available for purchase and autographing by the authors.

3. Student Appreciation Day (Reference Area). In appreciation for all our hard-working students studying for exams, on Thursday, April 18 we will serve complimentary coffee, tea and cookies from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

4. Book Discussion: Tevye the Dairyman, by Sholem Aleichem (1859-1916). Join the Library Book Club and Rabbi Dr. Israel Zoberman on Friday, April 19 at 1:00 for a discussion of Tevye the Dairyman, perhaps the best-loved work of all Yiddish literature and the basis for the musical Fiddler on the Roof. The discussion will take place in the Library Conference Room, located inside Library Administration.

For more information about National Library Week at Regent, please contact Harold Henkel at harohen@regent.edu.