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Wednesday, February 11
Ellis Library Colonnade
The Esterhazy Quartet
Eva Szekely, violin
Susan Jensen, violin
Leslie Perna, viola
Darry Dolezal, cello
Quartet in G Major, Op. 54, No. 1 Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Allegro con brio
Menuetto & Trio – Allegretto
Finale – Presto
Pastorale David N. Baker (b. 1931)
Danzas de Panama William Grant Still (1895-1978)
2. Mejorana y Socavon
4. Cumbia y Congo
Paragon Rag Scott Joplin (c. 1867-1917), arr. Willliam Zinn
On December 20, 2008, Judy Maseles, head of the Engineering Library and Technology Commons (ELTC), accepted an award on behalf of the ELTC staff at the College of Engineering Graduation Ceremony. The award, which was presented by the Dean on behalf of the students of the College, was “For exceptional professional service rendered to the students of the University of Missouri College of Engineering from January 1992 to December 2008.”
The certificate awarded to the ELTC staff reads, “Your understanding of the problems and concerns that are unique to engineering students has enhanced their learning experiences, bolstered their career opportunities and quality of life at the College of Engineering. This accomplishment has also enabled the College of Engineering to increase student retention and graduation rates as well as enhance their learning experience.”
The 2009 MU Libraries calendar posters are now available at the North and West entrance security desks. Please stop by and pick up your free calendar or
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The MU Libraries are now open in Facebook and everyone is welcome to visit. The MU Libraries’ Facebook group offers news about Libraries resources, services, events and activities. You can join the MU Libraries group to get advance information about the Libraries or just to show support for the premier source for scholarly information and serious study spaces at MU. Just search for MU Libraries under Groups to find us. For more information contact Shannon Cary at email@example.com.
The University of Missouri will be presenting a one man art show featuring the fine art paintings of Gary St. Ivany of Camdenton, Missouri. The show will be exhibited at the Bookmark Café’ in the Ellis Library on the campus of the University of Missouri in Columbia beginning on January 20 and ending on May 15, 2009.
Gary paints everyday in his studio overlooking the Lake of the Ozarks in Camdenton, Missouri.
His paintings are in numerous private, corporate and public collections and were featured in the
following magazines: Columbia Home and Life, August 2007, Kansas City Home and Garden and
St. Louis Homes and Lifestyles, September 2007, Lake Lifestyles, December 2007. The St. Louis
Post-Dispatch, April 27, 2008 featured the developing art community at the Lake of the Ozarks and
included Gary’s Art in the article. Gary is represented by the Sturdevant Gallery in Osage Beach,
Missouri and Dunklin Street Gallery in Jefferson City, Missouri.
Gary’s paintings are done primarily in oil and acrylic and he stretches his own canvases to fit the unique frames that he selects for his paintings. His style is flowing and varies from impressionistic to abstract, but always with strong design and a vibrant use of color. Gary’s subjects include landscapes, portraits, animals, and abstract designs.
Gary says, “I make my art for the pure pleasure, joy and beauty that art can bring. I want my paintings to evoke an emotion from the viewer.”
Please visit Gary’s website www.garystivany.com to view Gary’s Art.
Ellis Library is exhibiting several displays for the month of December. In the large wall case there is a display of photography by Paul Hagey, graduate student in magazine writing. Paul started doing 35mm black and white photography as a graduate student at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, when he took an introduction to photography class in 2003. Soon after, he began taking landscape photographs as part of long trips into Utah, New Mexico and eventually Mexico. A few years later he visited and photographed Kyoto, which became part of a landscape photography show at the MU Craft Studio titled Location, a photographic study of Japan and Mexico. The current set of photographs is part of a larger photographic portrait of Missouri.
The remaining displays are a celebration of winter themes, including an exploration of snow and snowflakes, animals in winter, the evolution of Santa Claus and staff picks for holiday reading. All of these show the range of materials available in the MU Libraries. We’re also grateful to Walter Wehtje, Curator of the Bird and Mammal Collection of the School of Natural Resources for the loan of several bird specimens.
Keep your eyes open for Beetle Bailey in Ellis Library on December 10 around 5 p.m. Beetle will be making special “celebrity” appearances to talk to you about the exciting new changes at the new Student Center. Take your picture with Beetle and have a chance to win prizes or a shopping spree at the University Bookstore! Submit your pictures online at www.mustudentcenter.com.
The Black Studies Program
Giants of Black Thought
An Exhibition of Poster Presentations
by Fall 2008 Introduction to Black Studies Students
(Dr. David L. Brunsma)
Ellis Library, Room 202
The students explore the following Giants
Patricia Hill Collins
Carter G. Woodson
Martin Luther King Jr
Michael Eric Dyson
Zora Neale Hurtson
The exhibit will be on display for two weeks in Library 202