Category Archives: Spring 2019 Issue

Library named Best Student Employment Program

Student training activity

Hunter Library has been named WCU’s Best Student Employment Program for 2018-2019. The award honors campus departments that implement exemplary policies, practices, and procedures to encourage professional development and growth among student workers. Library student employment units coordinate numerous initiatives throughout the year to educate, support, and recognize student workers…. Read more »

Despeaux awarded 2019-2020 Hunter Scholar

Sloan Despeaux, Hunter Scholar Award Winner

Sloan Despeaux, associate professor of mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences, was named the 2019-2020 Hunter Scholar at the Faculty Scholarship Celebration on Thursday, February 21. Her research project entitled “The Educational Times Database: Exploring the Circulation of Mathematical Knowledge through Questions and Answers” will involve creating a… Read more »

New Parent Room Available

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New Parent Room

Hunter Library recently opened a new Parent Room to meet the needs of library visitors with small children. The private room is furnished with a changing table and comfortable seating for lactation. Visitors wishing to use the room may stop by the circulation desk or call 828-227-7485 for more information… Read more »

Spring Library Exhibits

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The 30th annual Faculty Scholarship Celebration exhibit features a selection of works from 337 WCU faculty members who produced scholarship in 2018. Featured works include Mae Claxton’s book Teaching the Works of Eudora Welty, Ahmed Al-Bayati’s article “Inventory of Nanomaterials in Construction Products for Safety and Health,” and Eleanor Blair’s… Read more »

Research Guide for Gender and Sexuality Studies

Hunter Library’s new Gender & Sexuality Studies research guide helps students investigate interdisciplinary research projects in those areas. The guide walks researchers through the process of finding overview and seminal works, research articles, films, data sources, and primary source materials on women’s studies, masculinity studies, intersectional gender analysis, LGBTQIQA+ research,… Read more »

2018-2019 Outstanding Student Workers

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2019 Outstanding Student Workers

Shantel Jacobs of Raeford, N.C., and Sarah Edwards of Newnan, G.A., were named Hunter Library’s outstanding student workers for the 2018-2019 academic year. Haylee McConnell of Lawndale, N.C., was nominated by her supervisors for WCU’s Student Worker of the Year award, a university-wide competition.  The award winner has the opportunity… Read more »

Accessibility Services

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Hunter Library offers a variety of accessibility services for users with specific visual or auditory needs. These services include the PEARL Instant Text Reader Station, which scans print documents to convert text to audio. The station software provides a selection of reader voices in 18 languages and varied listening speeds… Read more »

30th Anniversary of Library Fire

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Soot from library fire

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Hunter Library fire that started Sunday morning, February 26, 1989. The fire originated in the Media Center, which housed the library’s audiovisual equipment as well as the film, video, and compact disc collections. This area is now the HL 186 library classroom… Read more »