Archive for Special Events

March 2012 Exhibit: International Day

On Tuesday, March 13, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wayne Community College will host an International Day. This event is co-sponsored by the Cultural Diversity/Global Education Committee and Wayne Community College Student Activities Department. During the two hours of events, you’ll be able to see displays from different countries and cultures, enjoy musicians and dancers, as well as challenge your knowledge with a geography quiz.

To complement this upcoming event, the Erwin Library’s newspaper exhibit area currently offers books that celebrate cultural diversity and global education. Pick up a book about Japan, Spain, Mexico or another country that you may learn more about during International Day. Or learn something about the history of a country you may not know anything about.

For more information about countries all over the world, visit the online version of the CIA World Factbook.

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New Library Name: Dr. Clyde A. Erwin, Jr. Library

On Thursday, December 1, 2011, the Wayne Community College Library was officially dedicated as the Dr. Clyde A. Erwin, Jr. Library. Dr. Erwin was the president of Wayne Community College from 1966-1986. There are two new signs that are hanging over the two main entrances to the library. A plaque will also be put at the Atrium entrance to commemorate the change.  

To learn more about Dr. Erwin you may view the  exhibit of archival materials relating to his tenure as the college’s president, now on display in one of the library’e two museum cases.


LSTA Library Grant

On Thursday, June 10th the Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources held a press conference in the WCC Library to announce that the WCC Library had received a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant of $19,986 from the State Library of North Carolina.

This money will be spent to update and expand the library’s book collections in the LC subject areas of applied, business and computer technology.  For example, many new books about sustainable agriculture and computer and video game design will not only complement new college programs, but help people looking for jobs, or to improve their job knowledge and skills, in these high profile areas.  For more information about LSTA grants for 2010-2011, visit the NC Department of Cultural Resources website.