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!)
Print a rare fossil to use in a class presentation.
Print a prototype of your newest product idea.
Print your latest artistic creation.
Gelman is proud to offer 3-D printing to all GW students, faculty, and staff! 3-D printing (also called additive manufacturing) is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. The object is created by laying down successive layers of material until the entire object is created.
Digital files may be submitted online for printing beginning September 15. Costs for printing 5 cents/gram and are calculated on the weight of the final object. Find out more at our on-going 3-d printing demonstrations throughout the library!