WILSON, N.C. — Willis N. Hackney Library begins its Celebration of Academic Achievement Series with an inaugural reception this Thursday, April 26, from 3-5 p.m. on the Barton College campus. This event will highlight the library’s new art display space, a recent library collection acquisition, and the arrival of the College’s new director of the library, George W. Loveland.  The community is invited to attend.

This new series has been established to recognize academic achievements in a variety of forms. The upcoming reception will provide an opportunity to recognize recent additions to the library space that reflect academic achievement, including a new permanent art exhibit area showcasing works by current Barton art students as well as a recently-acquired collection of scholarly research exploring issues involving the intersection of religion and science.  Guests attending the reception will also have a chance to meet and welcome the College’s new director of the library George W. Loveland, who recently joined the library faculty.

The new art display area features a permanent framed structure that will accommodate rotating cultural exhibitions of hanging art. Mounted on the reverse side of the Learning Café wall, this new installation will provide an intentional space to display art works of Barton students and faculty as well as other artists.

The recent acquisition of the library’s latest collection—224 volumes of research facilitating the dialogue between the disciplines of science and religion—is the result of a grant proposal to the Library Project of the International Society for Science and Religion (ISSR).  The materials in the ISSR Library collection will support the curriculum of current and future courses at Barton that address issues involving the disciplines of science and religion.  Barton religion professor Dr. Jane Webster, who worked with Hackney Librarian Ann Dolman in writing the grant, and a member of Barton’s science faculty will be on hand at the reception to answer questions about the contents and value of this collection.

For additional information about this event, please contact the Hackney Library at 252-399-6500.

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Questions?  Please contact Kathy Daughety, director of public relations, at 252-399-6529 or email: kdaughety@barton.edu.

One Response to Hackney Library Celebrates Academic Achievement on Thursday, April 26

  1. Cuded says:

    Congrats on the Celebration. I believe the new art exhibit area will be a nice place to go.