UT Libraries Celebrates Students

Three events in April celebrate student artists

As the semester winds down, students feel more pressed upon to complete projects and prepare for exams. To honor the creative efforts and hard work of UT’s students, the UT Libraries has taken time to dedicate three events during the last week of April to the achievements of student artists on campus: Writers in the Library, Student Art in the Library, and the Recycled Video Contest Festival.

On Monday, April 25, Writers in the Library concludes their Spring 2005 lineup with readings by Jessica Weintraub, Brad Tice, and Casie Fedukovich, all winners of the John C. Hodges Graduate Writing Prizes. Weintraub won first place in the fiction contest for her story Base Pairs. Tice won second place in the fiction contest for his story How to Become an American Boy and first place in the poetry contest for his poem “Arabesque.” Fedukovich won second place in the poetry contest for her poem “Dichotomy of Fur and Feather.”

Monday, April 25 also marks the date of final selections for Student Art in the Library, a new juried exhibit of student art to be presented in Hodges Library. More than 75 submissions were entered into the contest, and the exhibit will be installed in June.

On Wednesday, April 27, the Recycled Video Contest Festival will begin at 7 p.m. in the Hodges Library Auditorium. Films of the contest winners and finalists will be viewed. The contest is the culminating event for the Environmental Semester in the Libraries. All films have an environmental theme, and were created using public domain footage from the Prelinger Archives.

“The Libraries are always a little busier near the end of the semester,” Barbara Dewey, Dean of Libraries, said. “I’m pleased the Libraries can hold these events in honor of our students, and I hope students can take some time from their busy schedules to celebrate the works of their classmates.”

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