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NSU Receives BIG READ literacy grant – A Variety of Events Planned

Big Read logo

The National Endowment for the Arts announced the latest round of Big Read grants. Seventy-seven nonprofit organizations received grants totaling more than $1 million to host a Big Read project between September 2014 and June 2015.

Managed by Arts Midwest, The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to revitalize the role of reading in American culture by exposing citizens to great works of literature and encouraging them to read for pleasure and enrichment. Each organization will develop unique programming that will provide their communities with the opportunity to read, discuss, and celebrate one of 36 selections from U.S. and world literature.

For more information about The Big Read, please visit their About page.

Northeastern State University was one of the recipients of this important literacy grant. A variety of exciting events have been planned for all three campuses, area schools and public libraries.  Events take place between March 4th and May 15th, 2015.

Our Kickoff begins on March 4th (Tahlequah) and March 5th (Broken Arrow) with New York Times best-selling fantasy author Jim Butcher as our Keynote!  You won’t want to miss this once-in-a lifetime opportunity!Jim Butcher 2014(4)

For more information, please check out the Big Read dashboard or consult the Library’s LibGuide at: http://libguides.nsuok.edu/BIG_READ  and keep up with the NSU BIG READ Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/nsubigread

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Posted by Pamela Louderback

Joseph Bruchac Workshop & Program!

Mark your calendars and make plans to attend the next events in our Author/Illustrator Series next Friday and Saturday (June 15th and 16th) — Joseph Bruchac: Storyteller & Writer.  Sponsored by Northeastern State University through support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, these events are free and open to the public. 

The author of more than 120 books (for children and adults), Joseph Bruchac has been creating poetry, short stories, novels, anthologies, and music that reflect his Abenaki Indian heritage and Native American traditions for over 30 years.  At this program, Mr. Bruchac will discuss Native culture and his books through a combination of storytelling and Native American music.

Author Workshop
Date: Friday, June 15, 2012
Time: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Webb Auditorium (NSU in Tahlequah)

Storytelling Program
Date: Saturday, June 16, 2012
Time: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Auditorium of the Administrative Services Building (NSU in Broken Arrow)

Posted by Tom R.

Just Read!

Today is “Read a Child a Book You Like Day?” This day
celebrates the birthday (1856) of Kate Douglas Wiggin, author
of “Rebecca at Sunnybrook Farm” and other wonderful children’s
stories.  Let’s all try to read a book to a child today.

Wiggin was presented with an honorary degree by Bowdoin College (in 1904) and shortly thereafter,  she founded the Society of Bowdoin Women, a social and fundraising organization. 

The Society of Bowdoin Women was formed in 1922 to provide “an organization in which those with a common bond of Bowdoin loyalty may, by becoming better acquainted with the College and with each other, work together to serve the College.” (From the Bowdoin College web site.)

The Kate Douglas Wiggin Collection, is housed in the Special Collections & Archives of the Bowdoin College Library.

Posted by Tom R.

New Book by Retired Faculty Member!

Our very own Dr. Joe Dillsaver (retired Criminal Justice faculty member) has written another book! He was available in Building A today to sign and sell his latest book “The Old King is Dead.” His first book “These Bones Shall Rise,” is also still available for purchase. Keep up the good work, Joe!

Posted by Tom R.

NSU-BA Author!

Dr. Joe D. Dillsaver

Dr. Joe D. Dillsaver

Kudos to our very own Dr. Joe D. Dillsaver on the publication of his novel “These Bones Shall Rise.”  Dr. Dillsaver is a Criminal Justice Professor at the Broken Arrow campus of Northeastern State University who has already submitted his next book to the publisher (due to be published before the end of 2009).  It would appear that his career as an author is already off to a great start!

There was a book signing today at the Broken Arrow campus and I now have my own copy.  As soon as I’ve had the opportunity to read this novel, I will write up a review.  Stay tuned.

Congratulations Joe!

Posted by Tom R.