Poetry Reading by Bobby Caudle Rogers

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BobbyRogers2Writers in the Library will host a reading by poet Bobby Caudle Rogers at 7 p.m., Monday, April 4, in UT’s Hodges Library auditorium.

Bobby C. Rogers won the 2009 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize — one of America’ s most distinguished awards for a first book of poetry — for his collection Paper Anniversary. He is a professor of English at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, and a Distinguished Alumni of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He was a Henry Hoyns Fellow at the University of Virginia, from which he received his M.F.A.

Rogers’ poems have appeared in the Southern Review, the Georgia Review, Image, Shenandoah, Puerto del Sol, and numerous other magazines. He is the recipient of the Greensboro Review Literary Prize in Poetry and has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

The event is free and open to the public. A reception in the Mary E. Greer Room (258 Hodges Library) will follow the reading.

Writers in the Library is sponsored by the University of Tennessee Department of English and the UT Libraries. For further information contact Marilyn Kallet, Director, UT Creative Writing Program (865-974-6947 or mkallet@nullutk.edu), or Jeff Daniel Marion, Writer in Residence, UT Libraries (dannymar@nullearthlink.net).

Music Library closing over the summer

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The George F. DeVine Music Library will close over the summer for renovations to the HVAC system in the Humanities & Social Sciences Building. During the closure, Music Library materials can be requested through the Libraries’ online catalog. Materials will be paged (usually overnight) and held at the Hodges Library Circulation Desk (Melrose Avenue entrance). Music reserves also will be available from the Hodges Library Circ Desk.

The exact dates of closure will be posted as soon as they are known. The library is likely to be closed for most of the summer. Faculty, in particular, are encouraged to checkout music materials that will be needed over the summer, in advance of the closing.

If you have questions, please contact Music Library staff (865-974-3474; musiclib@nullutk.edu).

Another Successful Fun Run

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2011FunRun1Thanks to Comcast and the UT Graduate Student Senate for hosting another successful Love Your Libraries Fun Run. 177 runners and walkers participated in the Fun Run through the heart of the UT campus on March 5.

This is the third year that Comcast has been the title sponsor for the Fun Run and the 19th year that the Graduate Student Senate has organized the event. Proceeds from Fun Run registrations and gifts from supporting Business Friends will be used to purchase library resources critical to the educational needs of both undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to substantial support from Comcast, cash donations and prizes were provided by the UT Federal Credit Union, UT Bookstore, Miche Bags, Brandons Awards, Runners Market, and Dr. William K. Salmons.

The race was emceed by the Knoxville Track Club with the help of two contenders for Miss Tennessee. Sara Mitchell, Miss Seven Lakes, took up the bullhorn at the starting line to introduce the event, and Marissa Mitchell, Miss University of Tennessee, Knoxville, handed out awards following the race.

Awards and medals were given to top runners, Fastest UT Runners, Best Team (organization with the greatest number of registrants), and team with the Best Costume.

UT’s Haslam Scholars fielded 17 runners, each wearing a homemade orange cape with a Haslam Scholars Program insignia. The Haslam Scholars swept the field! Their group won the 1st Place Overall medals (both male and female), Fastest UT Runner (male and female), and took the Best Team and Best Costume awards. The Scholars turned out before 7 a.m. on a drizzly Saturday morning to support their libraries despite having to dash off to act as hosts to prospective Haslam Scholars. (Guess those capes came in handy!)

Thanks to all our runners, volunteers, and sponsors for making the 19th annual Love Your Libraries Fun Run a successful event!

Pictured, clockwise from top: Miss Tennessee contenders helped host the Fun Run — Sara Mitchell and Marissa Mitchell; top runners Desta Bume and Elizabeth Tiller; Haslam Scholars pose in their capes (photo courtesy of Chelsea Knotts).