Category: Friends of the Libraries

Friends of the Libraries Elects New Board Members and Officers

Photograph of 13 Friend of the Libraries Board Members)
Friends of the Libraries Board Members – Back Row left to right: Linda Daniels, Jane Rininger, Richard Hairston, Gary Barlow, Catherine Queener, Glenn Graham, Penny Profitt, Krishel Stout, Toni Walchner, Kathi Herick; Seated left to right: Sue Polanka, Stephanie Dickey, Natalie De Horn

At the annual Friends of the Libraries meeting on April 17, 2019, the Board elected the following new officers:

  • President: Jane Rininger
  • Vice President: Natalie De Horn
  • Past President: Glenn Graham
  • Secretary: Stephanie Dickey

The Board also appointed several Board Members at Large:

  • Krishel Stout, student representative
  • Toni Walchner, staff representative
  • Kathi Herick, community representative
  • Jen Ware, faculty representative, second term
  • Catherine Queener, community representative, second term

We also said farewell to Richard Hairston, our student representative, who will be graduating in April of 2019. Thank you, Richard, for your contributions to the Board.
And a big thank you to our Past-President, Gary Barlow, and President, Glenn Graham, for their outstanding service. Both Glenn and Gary served in these capacities for four years. We look forward to their continued work with the Friends.

2019 Top Scholars Honored at Awards Reception

The University Libraries hosted the annual Top Scholar Awards reception Friday, April 5th. This award is funded by the Wright State Parents Association and the Friends of the Wright State University Libraries. The Top Scholar is selected by the dean of each college and the Lake Campus. Each Top Scholar must have at least a 3.6 GPA and be on track to graduate in spring. Any other criteria used to select a Top Scholar are determined by the deans and may vary by college. A book is purchased and added to the University Libraries permanent collections in honor of each student and includes a book plate with the student’s name and college. The subjects of the books are chosen from within the students’ majors and the books are selected by the libraries’ collection management team. Students’ names and colleges are also added to the online catalog record of their Top Scholar Award book.
All seven Top Scholar award recipients were able to attend this year’s reception, along with their families. Representatives from each of the colleges also attended, to share a few words about the recipients and their outstanding scholastic achievements.

Congratulations 2019 Top Scholars!

Raj Soin College of Business
Joshua Summerfield
Major: Financial Services
Book: Economics of Crowdfunding: Startups, Portals, and Investor Behavior, edited by Douglas Cumming & Lars Hornuf

College of Education & Human Services
Kayla Curlis
Major: Athletic Training
Book: Acute & Emergency Care in Athletic Training, by Michelle A. Clearly and Katie Walsh Flanagan

College of Engineering & Computer Science
Adam Horvath-Smith
Major: Computer Science
Book: Visual Knowledge Discovery & Machine Learning, by Boris Kovalerchuk

Lake Campus
Kayle Heckler
Major: Nursing
Book: Integrated Approach to Neuroscience, by Julian Pittman

College of Liberal Arts
Helena Jenkins
Major: English
Book: Women & Dictionary Making: Gender, Genre, & English Language Lexicography, by Lindsay Rose Russell

College of Nursing & Health
Kristina Brummitt
Major: Nursing
Book: Maternity, Newborn & Women’s Health Nursing: A Care-Based Approach, by Amy Mandeville O’Meara

College of Science & Mathematics
Kaitlyn Herbst
Major: Statistics
Book: Predictive Statistics: Analysis & Inference Beyond Models, by Bertrand S. Clarke and Jennifer L. Clarke
The University Libraries, Friends of the Libraries, and the Wright State Parents Association would like to thank everyone who, with hard work, collaboration and cooperation, made this year’s Top Scholar awards possible.

Library Student Assistant Award Reception

The University Libraries held our biannual Library Student Assistant Award (LSAA) reception on March 15, 2019. Six students were honored with a $500 award.  Library Student Assistant Awards are funded by contributions to the Campus Scholarship Innovation Campaign from the University Libraries’ staff and other donors, with a matching contribution from the Friends of the Libraries.  To date, nearly 400 awards have been distributed totaling over $183,000.

University Libraries’ staff would like to congratulate this semester’s winners:

Heather Cagle, a Senior majoring in Dance
Rebekah Colliver, a Junior majoring in Biochemisry and Molecular Biology
Kathryn Lyphout, a Sophomore majoring in Dance
Krishel Stout, a Senior majoring in Nursing
Daniel Talkington, a Freshman majoring in Neuroscience
Aaliyah Williams, a Senior majoring in English

Pictured above:
Kathryn Lyphout, Krishel Stout, Daniel Talkington, Rebekah Colliver, Aaliyah Williams

Friends of the Libraries Annual Luncheon

The Friends of the Wright State University Libraries proudly present:
Author & Wright State University Alumna
Ann Weisgarber
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Wright State Nutter Center
Berry Room

You’re invited to the annual Friends of the Libraries luncheon, where we will be joined by author & Wright State Alumna Ann Weisgarber. Ms. Weisgarber is the author of three historical novels: The Personal History of Rachel DupreeThe Promise, and The Glovemaker. Join us as she shares how libraries, archives, and the research process impacts her work as an author. Books will be available for purchase and signing at this event.

A lunch buffet will be provided, which includes Caesar salad, Italian chicken, vegetarian eggplant tower, wild rice pilaf, glazed baby carrots, cherry cobbler, assorted cheesecake, assorted breads, and iced tea, regular & decaf coffee.

Location: Wright State University Nutter Center, Berry Room
Date & Time: Wednesday, April 17th, 2019; 11:00am – 1:00pm

Registration is required for this event and must be completed by April 10th. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Libraries.