Written by Leanne Hillery, Associate Librarian
Help the Regent Community read the entire Bible in one week. For National Library Week, April 11-17, the University Library will sponsor a Community Bible Read to enhance the spiritual community of our campus. Scriptures will be distributed after chapel on April 7 and in other locations around campus throughout the rest of the week. The readings will be placed on business card size slips. Participants will be asked to pick a card and read the passages on it during the week of April 11-17. By the end of the week, the Regent Community will have read the entire Bible.
To get your passages, look for Library staff on campus April 7-9. We will be coming around to university buildings and offices so everyone on campus will have a chance to participate. A basket with cards will also be placed at the Library circulation desk. Faculty are encouraged to contact Leanne Hillery at email@example.com if they would like a set of scriptures for their students. Online students and faculty who would like to participate may also contact Leanne to receive a scripture passage.
More National Library Week Events
- Prayer Walk through the Library: Monday, April 12, 11:30-12:30 pm, Library Plaza Steps
- Main Event: Lunch & Debate: Thursday, April 15, 2010, 11:45-1:30 pm, Library Exhibit Area, first floor. Come enjoy lunch on the library and listen to a faculty debate on the topic Scholarly research in higher education: What should be the role of Wikipedia?
- Library Book Club: Friday, April 16, 2010, Library Exhibit Area, first floor. Dr. Michael Palmer will lead a discussion of The Gift of Asher Lev by Chaim Potok.
Essay Contest: The Library invites all interested Regent students, staff, and faculty to submit essays of 500 words or less on the question:
- There will be two divisions: one for students and one for faculty and staff.
- Entries must be no more than 500 words and submitted in MS Word by e-mail attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate in the subject line whether you are entering the student or faculty division, and do not include your name on the essay.
- All entries must be received by Sunday, April 11, 2010.
The first-prize essays in each division will be read at the faculty Wikipedia debate on Thursday, April 15th, and the authors will each receive a $100 Visa gift card. First, second, and third-place entries will be published on the Library Website. For questions about the essay contest contact Harold Henkel at email@example.com.
Scholarly Research in Higher Education:
What should be the role of Wikipedia?
The following rules will apply: