First Thursday


Each month during the academic year, the Smith Library Center hosts First Thursday gatherings that recognize and celebrate the professional achievements of faculty and staff colleagues across campus.  At each event, several colleagues talk briefly about a recent professional achievement, such as a book or article that has been published; a concert, a performance, or a juried exhibition in which they participated; or a grant they received.

First Thursday events are held in the Periodicals Reading Room at 4pm.  Access to portions of the periodicals collection will be limited during First Thursday events. 

The events are co-sponsored by the Provost’s Office and Information Services.

October 2, 2014

Eileen Cleere: Professor of English
“Chaste Polygamy: Mormon Marriage and the Fantasy of Sexual Privacy in Wood’s 1861 East Lynne and 1863 Verner’s Pride”

Laura Hobgood-Oster: Professor of Religion
Hobgood-Oster, Laura. “STANDING IN THE MIDST OF THE ANTHROPOCENE Ecofeminist Approaches to the Hebrew Bible.” Feminist Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Retrospect. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix, 2013. N. pag. Print.

Scott McLean: Professor of Kinesiology
Effect of Novel Block Designs on Swim Start Performance

Kathryn Prater: Assistant Professor of Education
Pennington, J. L., & Prater, K. (March 11, 2014). The veil of professionalism: An autoethnographic critique of white positional identities in the figured worlds of white research performance. Race Ethnicity and Education, 1-26.