Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Phillip Zapkin, ABD

After a very pleasant and intellectually stimulating conversation that ranged from Aristotle to By the Bog of Cats, including a detour onto Janet Yellen, Phil Zapkin's committee--chaired by Ryan Claycomb and composed of Katy Ryan, Lisa Weihman, Emily Klein of St. Mary's, and yours truly--quickly concluded that Phil was more than ready to begin writing his dissertation and unanimously agreed that he had passed his Qualifying Examination for Doctoral Candidacy.

In other words, while you cannot yet call Mr. Zapkin "Dr. Phil," it's only a matter of time. In the interim, he might answer to "ABD Phil."

Monday, October 20, 2014

Appalachian Prison Book Project Book Sale/Bake Sale This Wednesday in Colson Hall.

Hi Everyone! If you are in Colson Hall on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 between 9AM and 4PM, you should stop by the Appalachian Prison Book Project's Annual Book Sale/Bake Sale.  (And before you fortify yourself with tasty treats AND knowledge, be sure to check out the APBP on Twitter and on Facebook.)

In other awesome news: every Saturday during the Spring and Fall Academic Semesters, the APBP runs open training hours from 10AM-1PM in our workspace at the Garlow House on Spruce Street.  If you want to be trained by a certified APBP trainer in how to respond to letters, select, and wrap books, now's your chance.  We look forward to seeing you there.

October 22, 2014
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Colson Hall, Room 130
In support of the
Appalachian Prison Book Project
Please join us for a Book Sale and Bake Sale in support of APBP. We are currently raising funds to support some important purchases for our organization, including new shelving, a printer, a table banner for our events, other special interest books, and as always, postage for mailing out books.

APBP is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to sending free books to women and men incarcerated throughout the Appalachian region.

Friday, October 3, 2014

The Youngest Tenant, October 2014 Edition

The Tenants are pleased to welcome Henry Mark Sardone-Jones, who is apparently related to Professor John Jones and who joined us in Colson Hall on October 2nd.

At 7 lbs, 13 oz., Henry is also currently the smallest tenant. The trophy for this has been placed next to his crib in the nursery in the East Wing.