During June 2011

Great American Writers visit ZSR

Wake Forest is hosting the Great American Writers’ Camp for grades 5-8 this summer. The participants meet weekday mornings and will be on campus until July 1. On Monday, June 27, I gave a tour to 14 students who are participating in the two-week day camp. The camp is designed to help students develop their... more

Mural Repaired!

Those who use the East Entrance to ZSR behind Starbucks may have noticed that one of the student murals located there was damaged last semester when a door was slammed open and the handle punctured the wall. Facilities fixed the hole, (and put in door stoppers to prevent future damage) but the new drywall needed... more

From the Suggestion Box: Link on the Homepage

What happened to the calendar/library hours link on the homepage? It should be there. Did you look in the upper left corner of the home page? Right under the WFU logo. more

African American Writers and the Classical Tradition

This spring, I put up an exhibit suggested by Dr. Robert Ulery of the Classics Department. A newly published book, African American Writers and the Classical Tradition by William W. Cook and James Tatum is the focus of this exhibit. The book makes a connection between African American writers and the classical writers of Greece... more

Sports and Race Conference

In April, Dr. Earl Smith sponsored a conference at WFU to discuss issues of race in sports. The conference was a success by all accounts-and Dr. Smith was very pleased. He contacted me early to ask for a library exhibit-which highlighted the speakers. there were numerous individuals in the fields of sports: athletes, writers and... more

Off Site Storage–now retrievable!

After over a year of frenetic planning, boxing and relocating, months of hauling, accessioning and forklifting, and weeks of preparation and training, the Off Site Storage collection is now retrievable! Since last summer when we began to box up material to be sent to off site, records were changed in the onlie catalog on the... more

Rare Book of the Month: Ulysses, by James Joyce (1922)

Text page from the first edition of Ulysses The publishing history of James Joyce’s Ulysses is itself a complicated odyssey. Joyce began writing Ulysses, a modernist novel detailing one day (16 June 1904) in the life of Dubliner Leopold Bloom, in 1914. By 1918 he was sending typescript chapters to Ezra Pound to be published... more

Sustainability Update #4 – What’s Next

Tour of Recycle America When the Sustainability Committee toured the campus recycling facilities last fall, we learned that WFU diverts tons of material from the landfill through recycling. In fact, the university gets paid for recycling certain materials.Thus, recycling contributes to sustainability in several ways: it helps the landfill by lessening the tonnage we dump,... more

Sustainability Update #3 – Forsyth Futures

This is my 3rd installment in a series of updates about sustainable activities on campus and in town. Forsyth Futures (http://www.forsythfutures.org/) is a non-profit organization that gathers community indicators to monitor the county’s position and progress on initiatives.On May 24th, Forsyth Futures held a two-hour meeting called “Thinking for the Future: Sustainability Initiatives in Forsyth... more

Sustainability Update #2 – Green Team

Green Team Dedee deLongpre Johnston, Director of Sustainability at WFU, has invited each operating unit on campus to establish a Green Team Captain to join her campus-wide council. Peter and I serve as co-captains from ZSR since Peter’s schedule prevents him from attending most of the events. The Green Team Captains meet quarterly with Dedee... more