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HighWire Newsletter: February 2018
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World War I and America

This exhibition is now on display in the library for the month of February, thanks to a grant awarded to the High Library and the Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking.  Upcoming events include:
  • An opening celebration with a lecture by Dr. Chelsea Schields, “Defining the Nation: Gender, Race, and Belonging in World War I” (Wednesday, February 14, at 11:00am in the High Library)
  • A panel discussion led by Dr. Brian Newsome and featuring veterans and conscientious objectors (Wednesday, February 21, at 7:00pm in Gibble Auditorium)
Selections of graphic design works on “World War I and America” from students in Dr. Katherine Hughes’ Visual Communications course will also be on display throughout the month, as will items from the Hess Archives that highlight student, faculty, and community attitudes toward the war.  This programming is part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of the Library of America.
Pop-Up Museum for Signifying Religion

This month the library is also hosting a display curated by students in Dr. Richard Newton’s Fall 2017 Signifying Religion: An African American Worldview course.  The students’ Pop-Up Museum explores how humans have come to make sense of themselves and others in light of religion, broadly defined.  The students’ research included searches through digital archives, the Lancaster African American Heritage Tour, religious studies scholarship, African American history, and museum studies.  In addition to "artifacts," the students printed 3D objects to signify their critical understanding of religion's legacy and its manifestations within the African American experience.  The Pop-Up Museum resides on the reference shelves on the library's main floor.
Voices of Conscience: Peace Witness in the Great War

In partnership with the Young Center, the Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking, the Religious Studies department, and the President’s Office, the library will welcome another national WWI-related exhibition at the end of the semester!  Voices of Conscience: Peace Witness in the Great War will explore the experiences of WWI peace protesters and conscientious objectors while offering parallels to the culture of war and violence in the world today.  Visit the interactive display on the main floor of the library between April 13 and June 20.  Special events include:
  • An opening celebration with a dessert reception (Thursday, April 19, at 6:00pm in the High Library)
  • An interfaith peace-and-conflict panel with presenters from the faith traditions of Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, and Judaism (Thursday, April 19, at 7:00pm in Gibble Auditorium)
  • A lecture by Dr. Steven Nolt, “World War I and Lancaster Peace Churches,” on the war-time pressures facing members of Mennonite and Brethren congregations (Thursday, April 26, at 7:00pm in Hoover 110)
The exhibition and all associated events are free and open to the public.  Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks!
Expanded Access to Wiley Journals

Great news!  The library now subscribes to the full online run of every journal that Wiley publishes!  The 1,500+ titles cover nearly every aspect of the College's curriculum, and they appear in many of the library's databases.  Use the library's Journal Finder to locate and to search within specific Wiley titles, or go directly to Wiley's website.
Hess Archives: New Digitization Projects

Back issues of Elizabethtown Magazine and the course catalog have joined the complete run of the College’s yearbook on the Hess Archives’ web pages.  The College’s historical collections also include The Etownian and 3,000+ photographs of campus life from 1899 to the present.
Seating with a View in the Tower Room!

Many thanks to the College’s carpentry team for repurposing the library’s old computer workstations into tall desks that line the windows in the Tower Room.  Pull up a stool or use a beautiful wooden countertop as a standing desk for a bird’s-eye view of the campus!

Additional February Programs


Wednesday, February 7, 7:00pm-9:00pm -- Gaming Night
High Library's McCormick Classroom
Relax and play games like Sorry, Trouble, Risk, Cranium, Apples to Apples, and more.  Bring your own games as well, and stop by any time!  Sponsors: Elizabethtown Games Club; High Library

Thursday, February 15, 7:00pm -- Global Film Festival
Gibble Auditorium
Ixcanul follows Maria, a seventeen-year-old Mayan girl who lives on the slopes of an active volcano in Guatemala.  Sponsors: High Library; Office of International Student Services

Tuesday, February 27, 7:00pm -- Meditation Session
High Library's Tower Room

Take a study break and join Dr. Jeffery Long in a brief meditation.  All are invited!  Sponsors: High Library; Religious Studies Department

Wednesday, February 28, 6:00pm-8:00pm -- Knit-In
High Library's McCormick Classroom

Join Stitch2Serve for a knitting program!  Knitters and crocheters of all skill levels are welcome.  If you don't know how to knit, Stitch2Serve members will teach you.  Sponsors: High Library; Occupational Therapy Department; Stitch2Serve
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