Library News for April 2022

  • Posted: April 26, 2022
    Recharge at Randall May 3-5 Games Coffee Snacks Raffle De-stress Activities

    Calling all Seahawks! It's time to RECHARGE!

    Join us for Recharge @ Randall, Randall Library's de-stress exam event we host at the end of each semester to support students during final exams. This semester we are offering an array of activities to help YOU de-stress, take a break (mental or physical), and simply have a little fun!

    May 3-5 | Coffee and an assortment of snacks will be available starting at 7 PM each night.

    May 4 | Get snacks! Play Games! Win Prizes!

    • 12:00-1:00 PM | Petting Pups w/ paws4people
    • 12:00-4:00 PM | Coloring, Crafts, Snacks, Virtual Reality, Games, Raffle and more. (1st Floor & Retreat at Randall / RM, 2016)

    Access anytime | Virtual Zen Zone & The Wall of Inspiration 

    This virtual space is a stress-free zone, where you’ll find various activities related to relaxation, de-stressing, self-care, and more. Inside the Zone, you will be able to play games, watch cute animal videos, study with a beautiful study escape, post and share inspirational comments to classmates, or pop virtual bubble wrap, open a virtual fortune cookie, and much more! See a full list of activities below.    

    Activities: Affirmations & Gratitude | Brain Games | Bubble Wrap | Coloring | Cartoons & Anime | Crafting | Cute Animals | Focused Breathing | Fortune Cookie | De-Stress Tips | Games | Life Hacks | Meditation | Movies | Painting | Stretching | Study Escapes | Study Music | Wall of Inspiration | Whiteboard |  

    >>> Zone Access <<<

    Share your love by posting an inspirational and motivational post to the Wall of Inspiration to encourage and uplift your fellow Seahawks during finals. Faculty and staff are encouraged to post too!

    >>> Share & Inspire <<<

    This event is sponsored by Randall Library, Student Government Association, Academic Affairs, Insomnia Cookies, and Aramark

  • Posted: April 06, 2022
    Virtual Coffee Hour hosted by Randall Library and DEeL -  Accessibility

    Join us for our second Randall Library & DEeL Coffee Hour of 2022!

    The topic for this session is Accessibility

    Panelists | Dr. Brian Victor, Student Affairs | Sam Zelick, Randall Library | Melissa Raymer, Randall Library | Jim Koebel, Associate General Counsel

    Moderators | Chris Robinson, Randall Library | Karen Thompson, DEeL

    Registration Link

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  • Posted: April 06, 2022
    Wentworth Student Travel Fellowships Poster Session at Randall Library on April 20th from 3 to 5pm

    English Department’s Wentworth Student Travel Fellowships Poster Session
    Randall Library. 3-5 p.m., April 20, 2022.

    Student Travel Fellowship Overview

    The Wentworth Travel Fellowship, a gift of Mr. Charles F. Green III, was established in 2001 to enable a select number of students to travel to sites, in America or abroad, associated with literary authors and texts.

    Each year, students work with faculty sponsors to submit applications detailing journeys inspired by and connected with a specific text, author, or movement in an effort to explore the relationship of artistic production to geographic space.

    Please join us in Randall Library's Sherman Hayes Gallery to see the posters of the 2022 Wentworth Travel Fellows!

    Spring 2022 Travelers, their destinations and interests:

    • Robert Fensom. San Francisco: Literature of Internment of Japanese Americans
    • Sophia Foster. Danfiskie Island
    • Abigail Frazier. New York City: Writers of the Harlem Renaissance
    • Troy Hassinger. Nebraska: Willa Cather
    • Mahpharah Khan. Massachusetts: Louisa May Alcott
    • Valora McRae. New York City: Sylvia Plath
    • Dan Metclaf. San Francisco: Frank Norris
    • Markus Mudd. Buffalo, NY: Leslie Feinberg’s Stone Butch Blues
    • Kris Rafferty. New York City: Fran Lebowitz
    • Becks Steer. San Francisco: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
    • Meredith Stogner. New York City: Sylvia Plath
    • Nicholas Welch. San Francisco and Oakland: Jane Jacobs and literature of city planning
    • Sidney Wollmuth. Boston: Nineteenth-Century Mediums
  • Posted: April 06, 2022
    Serving Life Exhibit

    SERVING LIFE Revisioning Justice exhibit is a community call and response between public audiences and the most hidden members of our society. Since 2013, Hidden Voices has collaborated with men on death rows across the country to envision a multi-arts project able to generate the civic will to revision justice. By challenging our assumptions about guilt and innocence and by providing a vehicle for the public to connect with the actual lives hidden within an impenetrable system, we reinvigorate some fundamental questions. Who is innocent? Who is harmed? How do we heal centuries of oppression? What needs to change for our criminal justice system to reflect a community dedicated to equity and inclusion? This exhibit is brought to UNCW by Hidden Voices, Durham, NC.

    On Tuesday, April 26, from 4-6pm, join Hidden Voices' founder Lynden Harris in the Randall Library Auditorium (RL 2047) for a talk about the exhibit. This event will also include a community reading of stories from Harris' edited collection, Right Here, Right Now: Life Stories from America's Death Row.

    Sponsored by UNCW Honors College, Randall Library, Restorative Justice Collaborative, Racial Justice Learning Community

    April 4 - May 15, 2022 Randall Library | Sherman Hayes & Sundial Galleries | 1st & 2nd Floor

    More information about this topic, visit our physical book display, 1st floor, Randall Library, or check out our e-books or scan the QR code below for mobile browsing. 

  • Posted: April 06, 2022
    Graphic for Seahawks Give campaign from April 5-6, 2022, 12pm to 12pm


    A black and white photo showing the original entrance to Randall Library

    Almost 58 years ago to this day, the UNCW Library, still under construction, was named for the retiring Chancellor, William Madison Randall. In just a few weeks, we will begin construction on what will be the third major library construction project in the University’s history, building an 80,000-square foot expansion. The new building will house student-focused state-of-the-art technology and learning spaces as well as a consolidated area for Randall Library’s Center for Southeast North Carolina Archives and History.

    Randall Library is poised to grow with the University, expanding services to strengthen graduate and faculty scholarship, to foster student success, and to equip students and faculty with the technology, expertise, and services to succeed in all their academic endeavors.

    Seahawks Give, UNCW’s day of giving, begins at noon on April 5. I am asking you to consider making a gift to support Randall Library. One special gift opportunity is our new Anne Pemberton Student Research and Creativity Award to be offered annually to an undergraduate for research, scholarly, or creative work they have completed while at UNCW. Developed in memory of our beloved colleague, Anne Pemberton, a fierce advocate for student success, the award is intended to promote undergraduate scholarship and creativity in the areas in which she was passionate. 

    We hope you will give to Randall Library on April 5-6 and continue to make the library and UNCW like no other!