Thursday, June 23, 2011

Jackson Society - A Great First Year



In its inaugural year, more than thirty persons have joined the Jackson Society to support the University Libraries at UNCG. After a kickoff brunch hosted by Chancellor Brady in May of 2010, the membership has grown rapidly. We thank all who have supported us, and invite others to consider joining.

The Jackson Society honors donors who have generously contributed to the goals and enrichment of the University Libraries at UNCG

As the Libraries’ leadership giving society, these dedicated supporters are committed to the Libraries’ mission -- to advance and support learning,
research and service at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and throughout the state.

Annual gifts of $1,000 or more ensure your place in the Jackson Society. Payments may be spread throughout the year or matched by your employer. New gifts to the Society are recognized on the Wall of Honor on the first floor of Jackson Library.

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Linda Burr
Director of Development
UNCG University Libraries
PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402
336-256-0184
lgburr@uncg.edu

Monday, June 20, 2011

Storyteller and Children’s Author Bobby Norfolk to Visit September 12




When Bobby Norfolk began reading bedtime stories for his seven year old, he found he had a slight problem. Instead of putting his son to sleep, the boy was so engaged by his father’s energetic style that he was ready for popcorn, soda, and more entertainment instead of rest. Norfolk realized that he should channel his efforts into storytelling, and he has become one of America’s best practitioners of the storytelling art. From traditional Anansi folk tales to a rap of the Three Billy Goats Gruff, historical themes to poetry, the St. Louis-based Norfolk now performs around the world and is a recipient of the prestigious Circle of Excellence Award from the National Storytelling Network.

On September 12, the University Libraries at UNCG will host performances by Norfolk for the children and adults of the Triad. Norfolk will perform for invited schools and UNCG students during the day, and for the general public that evening at 7 p.m. in a free performance in the Elliott University Center Auditorium on the UNCG campus that is open to the general public. Later in the week, he will perform at other K-12 schools in the Triad.

Norfolk’s appearance is made possible by the Pam and David Sprinkle Children’s Author and Storytelling Series Fund.

Here's a video of Norfolk performing.