Thursday, April 19, 2007

Hal Herzog Named Hunter Scholar

Hal Herzog of the Psychology Department was selected as the 2007 – 2008 Hunter Scholar. Dr. Herzog will be working on a project entitled “Thinking of Animals: Ethics, Culture, and Human Nature.” The research is also in support of a book that Dr. Herzog is currently writing.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

It’s the last week of classes. Have you finished that paper yet?

Hunter Library is hosting 4 drop-in workshops to teach students and faculty how to use RefWorks.

What is RefWorks? It’s a new resource that allows you to store and organize your research. You can select and easily download citations from most of the library’s databases. Book, article, and website citations can then be formatted in the needed style (MLA, APA, etc.), shared with other project members, or quickly turned into a bibliography or works cited!

At the workshop, you can
- Set up an account and start saving your research.
- Learn how to import citations from Academic Search Premier and other databases.
- Bring your works-cited lists and turn them into the appropriate format.

When: 2:00-4:00, Monday, April 23-Thursday, April 26; Drop in any time!
Where: Hunter Library Room 186 (across from the Hunter Library Computer Lab)
Computers are available; feel free to bring your laptop!
For more information, contact Becky Kornegay, 227-3417,

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Congratulations to Our Edible Book Winners!

It is Hunter Library’s pleasure to announce the winners for the 2007 Cullowhee Edible Book Festival. Drum roll please…

Best Overall: “Book of Rosemary,” by Marvene Cole

Tastiest Looking: “Fibonacci: Cupcake Sequence,” by Cathy Griffin

Best Kids’: “Lord of the Rings,” by Jack Liddle

Best Literary Interpretation: “Catcher in the Rye,” by Deb Moore

Best Presentation: “You Can’t Catch Me, I’m the Ginger Bread Man,” by Luzene Hill

Honorable Mention: “Tequila Mockingbird,” by Stephanie Ceraso

Funniest: “Origin of Species,” by Dana Edge

Best Group: “Thirteen Moonpies,” by Eloise Hitchcock and Brandon A. Robinson

We would like to thank all students, faculty, staff and other guests who helped make this event an enjoyable, and palatable, success. Special thanks to the Department of Art and Design for co-sponsoring the Festival, and to Jeanette Evans, owner of Cullowhee’s Mad Batter Restaurant, for serving as this year’s judge. We also appreciate the support of our local community sponsors: Annie’s Bakery, City Lights Bookstore, LIFT Culture House, Nick & Nate’s Pizza, and Papou’s Wine Shop. See you next year!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Encyclopedia of Appalachia: A Celebration

Hunter Library cordially invites you to our National Library Week event, entitled, “Encyclopedia of Appalachia: A Celebration.” This will be a gathering of scholars, writers, musicians and community residents interested in this major resource of Appalachian history and culture.

This event will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2007, at 6pm in Western Carolina University’s University Center Theater. Our keynote speaker is Encyclopedia co-editor Jean Haskell, to be followed by a panel of section co-editors: WCU faculty members Anna Fariello and Mary Jean Herzog, and emeritus faculty member Curtis Wood. Guests will also enjoy a performance by Appalachian folk musician Lee Knight and refreshments afterwards. City Lights Bookstore of Sylva, NC, will be present for a book signing with the contributors and co-editors.

Sponsored by the Friends of Hunter Library and a Visiting Scholar’s Grant from the Division of Academic Affairs, “Encyclopedia of Appalachia: A Celebration,” is free of charge and open to everyone. For more information contact Eloise Hitchcock, Associate Library Director.