Mason Libraries’ Recommended Reads collection consists of approximately 700 recent fiction and non-fiction books. Housed in Gateway Library (located in the Johnson Center), these titles are favorably reviewed by National Public Radio, The New York Times, and other reputable sources. Recommended Reads have a three week borrowing period; books may be renewed once. Browse the collection, check some out – and relax between some covers!
For the seventh Call & Response, visual artists and writers collaborated along the theme of Lineage. Lineage, applied to the conversation between art, literature, culture, and self, asks the question: what is the legacy of art and speech in our everyday lives? In society? How does artistic expression in and alongside social movements result in a solidarity of tradition, a larger communal identity?
The exhibition of the created works will be held in Fenwick Gallery, September 20 – October 30. On September 30, the artists and writers will discuss their works in the Fenwick Library 2nd Floor Conference Room, 2-4pm. This event is part of the annual Fall for the Book festival.
Thursday, September 24
Gelman Library, Room 702
The 2015 Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Residence is Kseniya Melnik, whose debut linked short story collection Snow in May was published in 2014. The collection was on the short list for the International Dylan Thomas Prize and the long list for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. She has been interviewed in a range of venues about her work, including on NPR. Professor Melnik was born in Magadan, Russia, where the stories in Snow in May are set. Professor Melnik will read from both Snow in May as well as some of her new work.
The Jenny McKean Moore Fund was established in honor of the late Jenny Moore, who was a playwrighting student at GW and who left in trust a fund that has, for almost forty years, encouraged the teaching and study of Creative Writing in the English Department, allowing us to bring a poet, novelist, playwright, or creative non-fiction writer to campus each year. While in residence, the writer brings a unique experience to the GW community, teaching a free community workshop for adults along with Creative Writing classes for GW students.
University Career Services and University Libraries invite all students to drop in for career planning and job hunting research help on Fridays, 10am. to Noon, in Gateway Library ( Johnson Center). A Career Services peer adviser and library research staff will be on hand to help you with resume reviews, career questions, business research, job search techniques and interview skills. Appointments are drop in only and are first come, first served.
For more information, please contact Raechel Hester, rhester at gmu.edu, 703-993-4021. See you there!
Friday, September 18
Eckles Library, Entrance Floor
Celebrate Eckles Library's 28th birthday with the Eckles staff at our annual birthday party! We'll have birthday cake, coffee, hot chocolate, and cappuccino all day long, as well as other goodies and surprises. Please help us stay green by bringing your own mug for coffee and hot drinks.
There is so much to celebrate at Eckles! Our friendly staff can help you with your research and questions. We've got you covered with comfy study spaces as well as laptop and phone chargers for your low-energy days. When you're done with homework we house a 1000+ DVD collection and even a collection of board games.
Learn more about Eckles when you help us blow out the birthday candles. (Just kidding - there won't be actual candles, but we'll have door prizes for some lucky students!)