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Juneteenth

President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation which was delivered on January 1, 1863 had little to no impact on slavery existing in most southern states - particularly Texas. It was not until June 19, 1865 that slaves in Texas realized their freedom. This day has come to be known as Juneteenth.

Want to know more? Come to the library and view the display on the 3rd floor.

14 June 2015 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 15 Jun

Eisenhower International Golf Classic Exhibit

The Eisenhower International Golf Classic exhibit is now on display on the second floor. The exhibit features early tournament programs, brochures, and grounds badges. University President George Hamm helped to organize the pro-am tournament that began in 1987 and was held every year through 1999, when the name was changed to the Patriot Classic. This event raised money for the Eisenhower/Sister Cities Scholarship fund and brought celebrities and PGA and LPGA golfers to Tyler.

The Million Dollar Hole-In-One (established in 1987) qualifying rounds take place this week, with the finals on Sunday. The 2015 Patriot Classic will be held Monday the 18th.

For more information read our [University Archives] blog. Explore the Eisenhower International Golf Classic collection here: http://archon.uttyler.edu/?p=collections/controlcard&id=20

(Submitted by G. Aaron Ramirez, Archives Assistant)

14 May 2015 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 15 May

Who's Who of Hip Hop

The library is featuring an interactive display made up of exceptional Hip Hop artists. Come by and make the project grow even more! The display will continue through the rest of this month.

10 May 2015 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 11 May

PETS (Pets Eliminate The Stress)

Finals got you stressed? The library may have just the right prescription for you! This week the Therapet Foundation of Tyler has again agreed to bring the lovable "fluffies" to the library! Yes, it is time for PETS again! Come in and pet these cuddly canines, and before you know it, your stress will be gone.

The Therapet pets will visit the library the following dates and times:
Monday, April 27th 2-4pm
Tuesday, April 28th 6:30-8:30pm
Wednesday, April 29th 2-4pm

Woof hope to see you here!

26 April 2015 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 27 Apr

Celebrating National Library Week

National Library Week is this week: April 12-18. At Muntz Library we have several events planned. Events include:

Poetry Contest. - March 27 - April 17
Poetry Slam - April 16 on the 2nd floor of the library in the living room, Starts at 4:30 pm
Swap, Swipe, Share - Participants may trade a book, take a book or donate a book to the table. Also a mobile version will be on the campus.

We hope that you will be able to participate and/or come by during this week.

12 April 2015 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 13 Apr

It's Saint Patrick's Day!

Today is Saint Patrick's Day! Want to read a scholarly article on the subject? Try the library databases! One recommended article comes from Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism journal which is found in the Academic Search Premier Database. The title of the article is: "Whose Day Is It Anyway? St. Patrick's Day as a Contested Performance of National and Diasporic Irishness" written by Marc Scully. Below is a short synopsis:

"One of the more intriguing aspects of St. Patrick's Day celebrations as a nationalised ritual of a performed Irishness, both within and outside Ireland, is the extent to which it represents a dialogue between territorialised and diasporic expressions of Irish identity, and claims of belonging to Irishness. St. Patrick's Day celebrations in English cities are a particularly intriguing example of this contestation, due to the proximity of the two countries and the historical structural and cultural constraints on the public performance of Irish identity in England, as well as their more recent reinvention within celebratory multiculturalism. This article examines how debates around the authenticity of St. Patrick's Day parades in English cities are employed in the identity work of individual Irish people. In doing so, it provides insight on the tensions between Irishness as transnational, diasporic, and ethnic, as experienced in England."

Featured picture taken from: Walt Disney's "Darby O'Gill and the Little People"

16 March 2015 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 17 Mar

Women's History Month

To celebrate Women's History Month, a display entitled, “American Women in World War I” is being featured in the library. The display highlights women's contributions and support efforts during World War I. This is quite appropriate, since our nation is now commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I. The display guides the viewer through many ways that women assisted during that time. Half of the presentation is devoted to revealing how women in Tyler gave aid during the war. An added item of interest is a little known fact that black women raised $125 million for the purchase of comfort kits for the “colored troops”.

10 March 2015 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 11 Mar

Ancient Literature Display

From Gilgamesh to Indian Sanskrit, ancient literature is well worth surveying again and again. This exhibit is composed of a wide array of literature from the period to peruse and for check out! This display was developed after a request from a UT Tyler student.

10 March 2015 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 11 Mar

Focusing on the East

As requested by one of our students, “Mindfulness and Eastern Spirituality” is now a featured display at Muntz Library. The exhibit is made up of books focusing on the wisdom and spirituality of those from the East. The East is considered the world’s foremost culture when it comes to wisdom and philosophy.

10 March 2015 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 11 Mar

Quotes on Black History Month...

"If the only time you think of me as a scientist is during Black History Month, then I must not be doing my job as a scientist."

Neil deGrasse Tyson - Astrophysicist, Cosmologist, Author, and Science Communicator

18 February 2015 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 19 Feb

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