February 22, 2016 Newsletter
Boys to Men and Back Again
Contributed by Matt Reynolds
This past Monday University Archives and Special Collections was thrilled to host a talk by award-winning writer and editor John Jeremiah Sullivan C’97. The event was part of the programming associated with the Archives’ current exhibit Founded to Make Men: Explorations of Masculinity at the University of the South.
His presentation, Boys to Men and Back Again: Travels in the Maze of Southern Literary Masculinity was given to a standing room only crowd that overflowed into the exhibit space, where it was live-streamed thanks to the talented staff of LITS Media Services. During the talk Sullivan reflected on his work, southern literary tradition, relationship with Andrew Lytle during his time at Sewanee, and Lytle’s legacy as a fixture of the southern literary tradition.
After the presentation attendees enjoyed a catered reception where they were able to enjoy refreshments, discussion, and to view the exhibit. We would like to extend their sincere thanks to the Fiends of the Library, the Department of History, and the American Studies Program for their support of this event.
Contributed by Penny Cowan
The collection was first established as a “Gentleman’s Reading Room” by Malcolm Fooshee in honor of his wife and daughter. Malcolm Fooshee was a graduate of the class of 1918. He was valedictorian of his class and editor of the Sewanee Purple. He also served as a trustee of the University, and established a scholarship program on which the Wilkins Scholarships are patterned. His obituary can be viewed here. Let us know if you have titles to suggest for purchase in the Fooshee Collection.
The books in the Fooshee/Browsing Collection are arranged alphabetically in these categories:
|Biography||Current and popular biography|
|Crafts||Books on hand crafts such as knitting beadwork, weaving, pottery|
|Fiction||Current popular fiction|
|Health||Popular physical and mental health|
|How-To||Popular How-to books such as home repair, home addition projects, furniture building|
|Large Print||Large Print books in a variety of subjects|
|Mystery||Current popular mysteries|
|Non-Fiction||Current popular non-fiction that doesn't fit in the other categories|
|Nature||Nature guides such as bird and animal books, photography books of animals, hiking guides|
|Regional||Local travel guides, sightseeing books, and photography books|
|Science Fiction||Current popular Science Fiction|
|Sports||Sports, including coaching|
|Travel||Travel guides from places other than the Regional category|
Search for New Director of Information Literacy & Instructional Technology Continues
Contributed by Tim Garner
The Director of ILIT search is progressing with interviews scheduled to begin later this week. Vicki Sells, Walker Adams, Benjamin Anthony, Bethel Seballos, Helen Stapleton, and Heidi Syler - all members of the search committee - read through applications, cover letters, and resumes from over seventeen quality applicants. From that large pool of applicants the search committee has selected their top four to participate in an initial videoconference interview. This first round of interviews will begin Friday, February 26th and continue through Monday, February 29th. After all of the applicants from the first round have completed their interviews the committee will then determine who they would like to invite to campus for a tour and face-to-face interviews. More information will be available soon regarding applicant visits.
Special Event Setups
Contributed by Michael Ostrowski
A rather busy week in TAS culminated in yesterday’s performance by Contra-Tiempo in Guerry Auditorium and another busy week of special events begins this evening with Sewanee Monologues - also in Guerry Auditorium.
As part of Sewanee’s Performing Art Series the Contra-Tiempo Urban Latin Dance Theatre gave a visually stunning performance which incorporated elements you would normally associate with a dance group; sound, movement, and light, but they also managed to mix another element into their show - H20. While Contra-Tiempo provided the music, the dancers, and even the H20, a mixture of TAS and Sewanee staff, along with work study students, provided the many hours of labor needed to successfully setup for the show. Once the show was over everyone needed to pitch in again to get all of the lighting and sound equipment taken down so that TAS staff could begin setting up for this week’s upcoming performances in Guerry Auditorium.
A quick turnaround after the dance performance was necessary because on Monday Guerry Auditorium will host the Sewanee Monologues. Later in the week setups and stage turnarounds will be needed for Friday’s Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s musical performance and again on Saturday for the annual student Step Show performance.