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Library Events and Programs


  • October 17, 2014 12:30-1:30pm:  Library Diversity Committee Event "Activating Allies: How Characters in LGBTQ   Themed Literature Inspire Action" presented by Megan S Kennedy (Westfield State University) and Kimberly G   Slusser (Syracuse University).

This session explores how character analysis in LGBTQ themed literature can be an effective way to engage   learners into conversations around allyship. Multiple modes of expression will be utilized to examine and engage   with characters in LGBTQ texts while participants simultaneously reflect on their personal ally identity. Please join us for this thought provoking talk, new insight into allyship, and refreshments.

  • April 23, 5:00pm:  Unveiling of Liquid Galaxy
  • April 24, 4:00pmCampus Author Series - Dr. George Michael of the Criminal Justice department will lecture on extremism in America. This event will be filmed for CSPAN-2's program BookTV.

Dr. Michael is the editor of Extremism in America, "a sweeping overview and assessment of the various brands of bigotry, prejudice, zealotry, dogmatism, and partisanship found in the United States, including the extreme right, the antiglobalization movement, Black Nationalism, Chicano separatism, militant Islam, Jewish extremism, eco-extremism, the radical antiabortion movement, and extremist terrorism. This is our first Campus Author Series event for the 2013-14 academic year."


  • April 1, 2:30 pm:  Susan Deer Cloud poetry reading

    Susan Deer Cloud is a renowned poet of Blackfoot, Mohawk and Seneca heritage. She is reading at WSU at the Ely Library on Tuesday, April 1st at 2:30pm.

    Susan Deer Cloud earned her B.A. from Binghamton University and MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. In addition to publishing poetry and stories in numerous journals and anthologies, Deer Cloud has authored five books of poetry: The Broken Hoop (1988), In the Moon When the Deer Lose Their Horns (1993), The Last Ceremony (2007), Car Stealer (2010), and Braiding Starlight (2010). Among Deer Cloud’s numerous awards and recognitions are a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, a Chenango County Council for the Arts Literature Grant, Prairie Schooner’s Readers’ Choice Award, the Native American Wordcraft Circle Editor’s Award for Confluence, a New York State Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and two first-prize awards in the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Competition.


  • March 19, 5pm:  Campus Author Series - Dr. Sophia T. Sarigianides of the WSU English department will present her recently published article entitled "Rampant Teen Sex:  Teen sexuality and the promise of happiness as obstacles to re-thinking adolescence."  This research appears in the 2014 content of the Journal of Youth Studies.  Refreshments will be served.
  • March 4, 5pm:  Poetry reading by Professor Leah Nielsen.  Leah will be reading from her new chapbook Side Effects May Include.  Please invite interested students and colleagues to attend.  Light refreshments will be served.  For more information on Side Effects May Include, please refer to the following link:  

  • February 13, 4:00-5:00 pm  Library Poetry Walk
  • February 6, 4:00 - 5:00 pm Campus Author Series - Dr. Zengie Mangaliso of the Sociology Department.  Dr. Mangaliso recently co-authored an article with her husband Dr. Mzamo Mangaliso (UMASS Amherst) entitled "Transformation to an Equitable Socioeconomic Dispensation: Observation and Reflections on South Africa."  It was published in The Journal of Black Studies44(5).  Refreshments will be served.
  • February 3, 4:30 - 6:00 pm:  Ely Library and the Office of Multicultural Affairs sponsor a showing of the film "The Loving Story".  Discussion to follow led by Dr. Carlton Pickron.  Located in the Ely Owl's Nest.  Refreshments will be served.

READ Poster

Poster on display inside the library’s main entrance.  This poster features members of the WSU Film Society.

Special thanks to the Film Society advisor Dr. Maddy Cahill, campus photographer Dave Fried, and Ryan Cramton from the WSU copy center.

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