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October 2012

Talking encouraged at library events

University Libraries has a slate of thought-provoking events coming up — from a documentary on water contamination to a celebration of Virginia Dare.

First up is “Semper Fi: Always Faithful” on Oct. 22 in the EUC auditorium at 7 p.m. This documentary film tells the story of toxic water at Camp Lejeune and marine Jerry Ensminger's battle to get justice for marines and their families affected by the contamination. Ensminger will be at the screening to present the film. Read more.

Next, on Oct. 25, UNCG English Professor Kelly Ritter will lead a book talk on her recently published “To Know Her Own History: Writing at the Woman's College. 1943-1963.” Ritter drew from interviews with alumnae and records in University Libraries to complete her sociohistorical study. Read more.

November marks the celebration of Virginia Dare — both the child and the room that bears her name in the Alumni House. In a Nov. 8 program in the Virginia Dare Room, author Marjorie Hudson will explore new research and old legends of the first English child born on American soil who disappeared with the Lost Colony. Read more.

Finally, women veterans will be honored at the annual Women Veterans Historical Project luncheon Nov. 10. Open to the public, the luncheon will feature a panel discussion with activists who work on different military-related issues such as student veterans, homelessness, and sexual assault and trauma in the military. Cost is $12 for military veterans and $16 for non-veterans. Read more.







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