Born on November 7, 1918, Billy Graham has spent his life serving the Lord all around the globe. Some have called him “Evangelist to the World.” He has also been a friend of CBN and Regent University for many years. The University Library has more than 200 books by and about Billy Graham. The current tribute in the Library features memorabilia from Rev. Graham’s journeys spreading the Gospel to all nations… “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations” (Matthew 24:14). Special thanks to CBN for the loan of pictures from the grand opening of CBN Center in 1979 and for a picture of Billy Graham and Pat Robertson seated in front of the Brandenburg Gate following the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.
Publications by faculty from the School of Education are currently on exhibit in the display case in the front of the Library (near the large globe). The focus is on works by faculty who contributed to The Secret Kingdom for Educators, published last year and adapted from Pat Robertson’s popular book, The Secret Kingdom. The exhibit is part of a series commissioned by the President’s Office to honor faculty scholarship from the schools at Regent.
The display includes works by Dean Alan Arroyo and professors Joan Hoskins, Don Finn, Helen Stiff-Williams, James Swezey, John Hanes, Elizabeth Hunter, Hope Jordan, George Selig, and William Cox.
The exhibit will continue through the first week of April.
On December 15th, Library Systems Manager Mark Zillges was one of eleven Regent staff members to be honored with the 2011 President’s Award for Excellence. This award is given to outstanding staff members who have been nominated by their colleagues and then selected by a committee made up of the previous year’s award winners. The nominating criteria are innovation, integrity, and excellence.
According to Monica Bocarnea, some of the accomplishments that impressed the Awards Committee include:
- “Creating and implementing new technologies to facilitate access to and use of Library resources.”
- “Launching a mobile application that allows students and faculty to utilize the University Library via an iPhone or other mobile device.”
- “[Working] on a number of projects that have resulted in thousands of dollars in cost savings for the Library and the University.”
In addition to these professional achievements, Monica noted that his colleagues wrote that Mark is “always willing to interrupt his work to help a librarian or student with a technology-related problem” and that he “goes out of his way to show compassion.” Finally, the Awards Committee singled out his coworkers’ affirmation that “Mark pursues excellence in everything he does” and that “consistently, he goes beyond the call of duty to make sure that all the Library systems are running smoothly.”
The Library faculty and staff congratulate Mark on this well-deserved honor!