Author Archives: Christy Martin

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 »

Library Services Offered at Biltmore Park

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Learn about Services and Resources Available to Biltmore Park Students.

Many Biltmore Park faculty and students have told us that they want more librarian help in Asheville, and we’ve been thinking creatively about the best ways to deliver it. Our librarians worked with Kevan Frazier, executive director of the Biltmore Park instructional site, to establish a library computer station in… Read more »

Have You Seen Green Dots Lately?

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The library’s leisure reading collection on the main floor, primarily devoted to graphic novels, horror, romance, science fiction, thriller/mystery, and non-fiction, also has books labeled with green dots. Have you wondered why? These selections were ordered to support the university’s courses and research, but they often have broad appeal beyond… Read more »