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SALISBURY – Rowan Public Library, in conjunction with Friends of Rowan Public Library, is hosting a four-day book sale event beginning Friday, April 29, with a preview sale for Friends of Rowan members. RPL. From Saturday April 30 to Monday May 2, the sale is open to the public. Bookpalooza will take place at the West End Plaza Event Center.

The sales selection includes novels for adults, young adults and children, as well as a wide variety of non-fiction titles. The sale also includes DVDs, CDs, CD audiobooks and specialty items, including vinyl.

The Friends of Rowan Public Library member sale will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, April 29. If you are not yet a member, you can purchase subscriptions at the door; an individual membership is only $10. Members can begin checking in at the main entrance of the West End Plaza Event Center at 5 p.m. to secure a spot in line. Preview sale opens to verified Friends of RPL members at 6 p.m.

After the sale reserved for members on Friday evening, Bookpalooza is open to the public! Everyone is welcome to shop Saturday, April 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday May 1, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and Monday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Standard pricing is $2 for hardcover books, $1 for softcover books, 50 cents for paperbacks, $1 for hardcover children’s books, 50 cents for children’s softcover books, and 1 $ for DVDs and CDs. However, Bookpalooza includes a variety of discounts.

The Saturday and Sunday sale hours feature a “discount wheel” that will spin every hour and reveal a new special offer for all shoppers. There are also special discounts that extend beyond the hour, although these discounts cannot be combined:

Saturday and Sunday: All educators and students receive 50% off their total purchase. Simply present your ID or other proof of employment/enrolment for a preschool, primary or secondary school (including homeschooling) or institute of higher learning to receive 50% off your purchase total.

Sunday: Seniors (55+), Rowan County Employees, and Veterans receive 50% off their total purchase. Show your ID or other verification to receive 50% off your total purchase.

Monday: Final Sale Extravaganza – Fill a box or bag full of items for a ridiculously low price.

Customers are encouraged to bring their own shopping bags or boxes to the sale. Friends of RPL Bookpalooza will accept cash, Apple Pay, AmEx, Discover, Mastercard and Visa. Checks payable to Friends of Rowan Public Library will also be accepted. Donations or used items will also be accepted during Bookpalooza opening hours. Those wishing to donate items (books, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks and vinyl) to Friends of RPL are invited to take advantage of the easy drop off opportunity: look for the signs outside the WEP event center, near the Bookpalooza entrance and walk up to the donation drop off at the old JC Penney loading dock.

Proceeds from the Friends of RPL Bookpalooza directly benefit the Rowan Public Library and are used to help fund various initiatives.

In the event of a sale, the sale will end and a notice of closure will be posted on www.RowanPublicLibrary.org as well as on RPL’s social media pages. To learn more about Friends of RPL and its membership and volunteer opportunities, visit www.friendsofrpl.org. For more information about Bookpalooza, call 704-216-8240.

Livingstone Convocation honors students

Livingstone College celebrated its students with an academic achievement record on Wednesday, April 20, at Varick Auditorium, during the annual Dr. Samuel E. Duncan Honors Convocation.

This year’s theme was “Academic Excellence: The Foundation for Future Career Paths”.

Student David Bradford of the Beta Kappa Chi National Scientific Honor Society chaired the program, while Justin E. Wade, president of the Student Government Association and member of the Theta Alpha Kappa Religious Studies Honor Society, provided the statement. opportunity. Campus pastor Reverend Brenda Bulger-Walker began with a prayer, which was followed by the Negro national anthem, as the entire audience stood proudly and collectively to sing “Lift Ev’ry Voice.”

Miss Livingstone College, Beta Kappa Chi member Aishia Buie greeted the student body, the Livingstone College Concert Choir sang “Dwell in the House,” and President Jimmy R. Jenkins, Sr. introduced guest speaker Rev. Quavon Newton, pastor of Rush Temple AME Zion Church in Jamaica, New York. Reverend Newton challenged the students to continue to pursue their gifts, sharpen their skills and be ready to go wherever God sends them, using Jonah as a cautionary tale.

Emile Dogbe-Gakpetor, a business administration student and member of the Alpha Kappa Mu and Phi Beta Lambda honor societies, said, “Now is the perfect time to be a blue bear. We haven’t gathered as a family often this year as we traditionally did in the past. So, this time together and for this purpose, it just feels good.

Following the honors presentation speech, students were recognized for outstanding achievement in three categories: Institutional Awards, Individual/Organizational Awards, and Presentation Awards. Seniors Korrie McEachern and Justin Wade were the big winners of the day as both students were recognized as recipients of the Lamp of Knowledge; an award given to the senior graduate with the highest cumulative grade point average and who enrolled at Livingstone College from the first year to the last year. Justin Wade also won the College Achievement Award for Leadership, a gold medal for a 4.0 grade point average, and was recognized as a Presidential Merit Scholar. Korrie McEachern’s awards included the Abbie Clement-Jackson Award; an honor awarded to the student who has contributed the most to the campus in fostering better human relations, a gold medal for a 4.0 grade point average, and was also recognized as a Presidential Merit Scholar.

Another winner was junior Tevel Adams, a political science student from Palatka, Florida. Adams received the E. Moore Award, given to a young man in recognition of intellectual achievement, high character, service to the College, initiative, efficiency, and Christian ideals, from the Greensboro Alumni Chapter Award , the Dr. Tyrone C. Gilmore Scholarship, the Forty Under 40 Scholarship, a Gold Medal for a 3.9 GPA and was recognized as a Presidential Merit Scholar.

Over 250 students were recognized for their academic achievement. The event ended with special recognition to the college golf team who recently won the CIAA championship. The No. 1-ranked NCAA Division II men’s golf team was indeed among the stars.

Catawba celebrates the awards ceremony

SALISBURY — Catawba College gathered at the Omwake-Dearborn Chapel campus on April 21 to honor excellence demonstrated by Catawba students, faculty and staff.

The awards recognize excellence in academic achievement, student engagement, and professional pursuits. Over 60 students, faculty and staff were honored.

“It is a pleasure to join other members of the Catawba community in recognizing the achievements of students, faculty and staff who embody our commitment to excellence and individual achievement,” said Dr. Constance Rogers -Lowery, provost and vice-president of Catawba. business. “Our winners have all excelled through talent and hard work.” Most of the awards handed out were eco-friendly, made from 100% recycled Catawba blue glass to symbolize the College’s ongoing commitment to sustainability.

A full list of winners can be viewed on the Catawba website.

Catawba Students Bring Home Research Awards

SALISBURY — Catawba College Biology, Chemistry, Environment and Sustainability and Psychology students attended the Association of Southeastern Biologists (ASB) in person March 30-April 2 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Several of their undergraduate research projects have been awarded prizes.

Of the large group of students at Catawba College, four have been recognized with research presentation awards. Arilyn Lynch, a biology and environment and sustainability major, and her research mentors, Drs. Jay Bolin and Andrew Jacobson won first place in the Frank G. Brooks Award for Excellence in Student Research. Arilyn Lynch was invited to present her all-expenses-paid research at the BBB’s national meeting in Oklahoma City this summer.

Abigail Walters, a biology and psychology major, and her mentor Erin Howard, received third place for the Brooks Prize. Candace Swepson, a senior biology student, and her mentor Carmony Hartwig, earned honorable mention for the Brooks Prize.

Candace Swepson also received the Southeastern Association of Biologists’ Lafayette Frederick Fellowship for Underrepresented Minorities, and Everett Rhymer and Arilyn Lynch received first-generation student travel grants. Catawba students won three of the four oral presentation awards presented for BBB District I.

The Catawba BBB (Honor Society of Biology) Tau Eta Chapter, led by student president, Jacob Hiatt, and co-faculty leaders, Dr. Carmony Hartwig and Dr. Erin Howard, was well represented at the SBA meeting. Additionally, Carmony Hartwig began her tenure as BBB’s District I Coordinator. Jacob Hiatt, a junior biology and chemistry student, was elected student secretary of BBB District I for the second year.

Hiatt noted, “I enjoyed attending the face-to-face conference. I had amazing experiences presenting my research and I look forward to continuing my research with Dr. Rushing next year.

Catawba faculty and students presented or co-presented 12 posters or oral presentations at the ASB’s first face-to-face meeting since 2019.

Halstead, a junior environmental and sustainability student, gave a short “lightning talk” with her advisor, Dr. Andrew Jacobson, to a large audience about the use of fixed-wing drones to collect land cover data in the Fred Stanback, Jr. Ecological Reserve.

“Dr. Jacobson has helped me apply what I learn in GIS (geographic information systems) class to apply to real-world problems as part of my independent study and research project,” said Halstead.

Abigail Walters, a senior biology and psychology student, received an award for her multi-year research project with Witalison investigating the effects of BPA on aquatic organisms. Walters, who will attend DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine at Lincoln Memorial University in the fall, said her undergraduate research at Catawba helped her stand out.

Catawba plans to continue to grow and expand undergraduate research opportunities with the Shuford Science Building renovations now complete. A new refrigerated laboratory will be completed and a new cell culture facility will be operating at full capacity by fall in the Shuford Science Building.

The renovation of the Center for the Environment building will be completed in 2023 with updated classrooms and labs, all geared towards undergraduate research.

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