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What do they do? — Ellen Cox

Ellen Cox
Library Budget Manager & Special Projects

I oversee the Library budget, help the dean with yearly preparation of the budget, track the expenditures on a weekly basis, and make sure that all invoices are coded properly before they go to the Accounts Payable Department. Additionally I work with Special Collections on projects and set-up display cabinets. The most recent is the Cabinet Displaying the Cartoon work of John Lawing.

I started work with CBN in 1980 and transferred to the University Library in 1982. I am currently finishing a BA in English (with a minor in Religious Studies) in the School of Undergraduate Studies and hope to graduate in 2013. When not working or studying, I enjoy traveling, playing the flute, spending time with my family, and occasionally writing poetry. A volume of my poems from 1968 to 1997 is in the Library collection. Here is a poem that was published in Campus Currents (a monthly newsletter for CBN University) in May 1983:

The Blessings of Spring

Speak to me Lord
through the flowers
that bloom
the birds
that sing
the voices
of spring
the whispering wind
the splashing rain
the sparkling
breath of spring.
Speak to me Lord
through the pale moonlight
the starry sky
the misty night the dew drenched morn
the shadows of first light
the sunbeams bright.
Speak to me Lord
through the blessings of spring.

What do they do? — New monthly column

Editor’s note: Beginning this month, we reprise a column that ran from 2003 to 2004, in which we featured the different departments within the Library. This time around, we will feature each month a member of the Library faculty or staff, in order to give our readers a snapshot of the people behind our resources and services.

Yabbeju (Jabez) Rapaka
InterLibrary Loan/Document Delivery Assistant

I have been working full-time in the InterLibrary Loan Department for the past five and a half years. I assist Regent students and faculty as well as students and faculty members from universities around the world by sending books and articles. At Regent, I teach Religious Studies courses in the School of Undergraduate Studies and Old Testament I & II in the School of Divinity.

Originally from Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, India, I earned MBA and M.Div. degrees from Regent in 2004 and will complete a Ph.D. in Renewal Studies at the end of 2011. In my leisure, I like to cook Indian food, especially curry chicken.

In 2004, my wife, Gloria Rapaka, and I founded Love & Hope Ministries to meet the spiritual and physical needs of the poor, needy, destitute, neglected and the unwanted of society, including children, widows, the elderly, and pastors in India and Haiti. For seven years, God has been faithful in helping our ministry continue projects both in India and Haiti. For more information about Love & Hope Ministries, please see our website.