Thursday, September 24, 2009

Robert Watson : Retrospective

An Exhibit
September 14 - November 16, 2009
Hodges Reading Room

Bob Watson was born in Passaic, New Jersey and educated at Williams College (B.A.) and Johns Hopkins University (M.A., Ph.D.) after serving in the U.S. Naval Reserve in World War II; in addition he attended the University of Zurich as a Swiss-American exchange student. In 1952 he married Betty Rean and the next year joined the English faculty at the Woman's College of North Carolina for his first full-time teaching position. He remained on the UNCG faculty until his retirement in 1987, having obtained the rank of Professor in 1964.

An organizer and director of the formal MFA Writing Program at UNCG, he also was co-founder in 1966 (with Lawrence Reynolds) of the nationally acclaimed Greensboro Review.

The author of five collections of poetry, two novels, and two plays, as well as numerous other publications, Watson has received many honors for his work. In 1962 he was the first resident of North Carolina chosen to read on the Poetry Circuit, established by the UNC Press. His 1966 collection of poems, Advantages of Dark, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. In 1972 he was invited by the Library of Congress to participate in their series of Poetry Readings under the auspices of the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund. In 1974 he received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and in 1977 a grant from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters "for literary excellence and promise of important work to come."

Friday, September 18, 2009

11th Annual Women Veterans Luncheon on Saturday, November 14, 2009

This year our guest speaker is Brigadier General Clara Adams-Ender,U.S. Army, Ret. Adams-Ender is a graduate of North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro and served in the Army Nurse Corps from 1961-1993. In 1991 She was appointed commander of Fort Belvoir, Virginia, which made her the first nurse in army history to become the commanding general of a major military base.

General Adams-Ender will be speaking on "The 3 C's: Telling the Stories of Women Veterans."

Entertainment provided by the UNC Greensboro Spartones!

  • 9:30 Hodges Reading Room, 2nd Floor Jackson Library: Doughnuts and Coffee and Collection Tour
  • 11:30 Cone Ballroom, Elliott University Center: Exhibit and Social, UNCG
  • Noon Cone Ballroom: Luncheon and Speaker

— Women veterans: $10 —
(if you can afford it, if not please be our guest!)

— Guests: $15/person —

For information call (336) 334-4045