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50th Year Celebrations for the founding of Wollongong Teachers College
The upcoming fortnight (29th September - 7th October, 2012) marks the 50th year celebrations for the founding of the Wollongong Teachers College.
To mark these celebrations UOW Archives (in conjunction with the Education Alumni 50th Anniversary Reunion for the College's first students) will be holding an exhibition in the Panizzi Room of the UOW Library to display the early history of the College, its students, staff and campus.
Established in 1962, the Wollongong Teachers College later became the Wollongong Institute of Education. In 1982 the Institute amalgamated with UOW.
You are warmly invited to come and view the exhibition during its time in the UOW Library.
The Hon. David Campbell Political Cartoon Exhibition 13 - 23 September in the Panizzi Room
From 13 September the UOW Library will host a display of the collection of donated works from The Hon. David Campbell. The collection consists of 34 editorial cartoons by well known editorial artists Alan Moir, Vince O’Farrell and Paul Dorin and feature social and political issues and events during David’s long spanning career.
Humorous, poignant and often acerbic, this collection is an illustrative and expressive archive of a public career. This collection is also now available for viewing on UOW Archives Online.
Exhibition launch 13 September
The launch of this exhibition will be held on Thursday 13 September with doors opening from 5pm.
All of the UOW community is invited to attend the launch.
Please RSVP to Lyndell Thompson at email@example.com prior to 10 September.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Wrap with Love
Staff within the Library and around UOW have been busy knitting for the non-for-profit organisation Wrap with Love. This year 28 warm blankets were crafted for the benefit of people suffering from extreme cold.
Wrap with Love began in 1992, and by getting volunteers to knit squares, has sent more than 255,322 blankets to over 75 countries in the last 20 years.
This year, the Library's Wellbeing Committee again got involved by organising a collection box and providing lunchtime "knit-ins" and knitting help. An invitation was also sent to all University staff to contribute and the response was amazing, as you can see below.
Library renovation improvements
Over the past few weeks the Library has undergone some minor but important renovations.
A new Academic Space opens on Monday 23rd July. The space is located on Level one and features wireless, computers, desk and casual seating plus a kitchenette. To use the room, academics must visit the ground floor information desk and produce their staff card to receive the access code.
We are now also able to provide 60 extra causal and study seats on level one and two.
Tohoku Exhibition this May in the Panizzi Room
On 11 March 2011, a magnitude 9 earthquake struck the Pacific coast of Miyagi Prefecture in Northeast Japan. The massive tsunami generated from the earthquake devastated the eastern coast of Tohoku, the name given to the northern part of Japan’s main island. More than 15,000 people lost their lives and over 3,000 people are still missing.
In the aftermath of the tragedy, across Japan, a spirit of “Gambaro Tohoku!” or “Let’s pull together for Tohoku!” emerged. The spirit remains strong, as those in the affected areas continue to rebuild their lives. The images in the ‘Tohoku Exhibition’ focus on the positive and show how far the people affected by the earthquake and tsunami have come since the tragedy of March 2011.
The Tohoku Exhibition will run in the Library's Panizzi Room from the 18th of May until the 27th of May. Please come and visit the exhibition during these dates and experience the breath-taking photographs.
Exhibition sponsored by: Language Centre, Faculty of Arts, UOW; UOW Library
[Photo: Self Defence Forces carry people to safety through drowned streets: EPA: JIJI Press]