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The Atrium {Inside Walker Library} With its expert staff, dynamic collections, and electronic resources, Walker Library is the University’s hub for study and research. But the library is also the place where students come to mix and mingle, learn, and discover new ways to work together. The library also has an active exhibit and event program. In partnership with various University departments, student organizations, and local groups, Walker Library displays collections and historical objects and hosts cultural events and concerts. Here are a few recent and upcoming Walker Library events.

Pop-up Book Workshop “Make It Pop-up!” was a do-it-yourself book workshop for kids and parents that offered an exciting, hands-on learning experience in association with the exhibit The Anatomy of Pop-ups, which was a recent display in Special Collections. Kathleen O’Connell, who teaches book arts in the Department of Art, taught young students how to create simple but surprising pop-up books using sheets of paper and some simple cuts and folds.

Spring 2014 Civil War Exhibit In partnership with the Rutherford County Archives, Walker Library will display posters researched and developed by the County Archives staff and MTSU graduate students documenting some of the lesser-known stories of Murfreesboro during the Civil War. The exhibit is traveling around the county during the 150th anniversary celebration of the Civil War.

James M. Buchanan Nobel Prize Medal During a May 9, 2013, celebration of the life of MTSU alumnus and Nobel Laureate James M. Buchanan, in a ceremony held in the lobby of Walker Library, Buchanan’s nephew, Jeff Whorley, presented the University with his uncle’s Nobel Prize Medal and the Bronze Star Buchanan received for his WWII service in the Navy. Both will be on permanent loan from the family. Other memorabilia related to both Buchanan and his grandfather, former Tennessee governor and Rutherford County native John Price Buchanan, are also on display in the library’s Buchanan Reading Room on the fourth floor. The room has become a favorite with MTSU students because of its deep armchairs and ottomans, its quietness, and its stunning views of campus.

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JEWL Magazine Fall 2013  

JEWL Magazine Fall 2013  

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