Author Archives: Christy Martin

Welcome, New Staff Members

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Tina Adams, Antionette Vanterpool, and Jessica Zellers

Tina Adams is Hunter Library’s new electronic resources librarian. She comes to WCU from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, where she was distance education librarian and coordinator. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida in Tampa, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in history and master’s… Read more »

Meet our Top Student Assistants

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Andrew Olson of Mocksville and Grace Overby of Eden are the library’s outstanding student assistants for 2015-16. They are among 32 students who have worked in part-time positions this year, assisting in all facets of library operations, from shelving books to recording data to creating displays. Olson, a marketing and… Read more »

Fenton’s Hunter Scholar Research Will Focus on Global Humanities Teaching

Farzaneh Razzaghi, Mimi Fenton, and Yanjun Yan

Dr. Mimi Fenton, (center) professor of English, is the recipient of the Hunter Scholar award for the 2016-17 year. Fenton’s winning proposal outlines a digital resource that she will develop for the teaching of humanities education globally. Fenton’s award was announced during the annual Faculty Scholarship Celebration held at WCU on… Read more »

3-D Printing Is Here

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Printed Octopus

Check out the 3-D printing capability and other new technologies in the Technology Commons on the ground floor of the library. Known as “3DU: Discover, Design, Develop,” the new digital “makerspace” is equipped for the printing process to make three-dimensional objects from a digital file. 3DU also offers software for… Read more »

New Language Learning Resource Has Smartphone App

Mango Languages is a self-guided approach to learning a new language on your own schedule as time allows. Languages include Spanish, French, German, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese and Cherokee. Mango also offers English for Arabic speakers. Lessons go beyond grammar and vocabulary to an exploration of world cultures. Just log… Read more »