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  • Library 101: Veterans Day

    02 Nov, 2013 | by jhanshew On Monday, November 11, many Americans will get a day off for Veterans Day. Veterans Day, originally named Armistice Day, was officially declared a federal holiday in 1938 by Congress as a remembrance for all the servicemen who were involved in the Great War, World War One. It was observed by many, especially the veterans and their families, by stopping for 2 minutes of silence at 11AM.  Read More

  • Library 101: Backyard Gems

    31 Oct, 2013 | by jhanshew To continue a recent Fall-themed column on football, the librarians would like to highlight a few gems in Emory & Henry College’s backyard, and encourage you to appreciate the natural beauty of Southwest Virginia. There are several park and recreation areas within 30 minutes of the E&H campus that offer many opportunities to relax and enjoy nature.  Read More

  • Library 101: Emory & Henry Civil War History

    24 Oct, 2013 | by jhanshew In another installment of some brief history of Emory & Henry College, here is a little bit of information about how students and the campus were involved in the Civil War. Despite the rural location, students were much aware of what was happening on the political scene. According the Encyclopedia Virginia (www.encyclopediavirginia.org) “students campaigned on behalf of the Constitutional Union Party, a political refuge for cautious border Whigs and nativists who were intent on preserving slavery but alarmed by the belligerence of fire-eating Democrats and Northern Republicans”.  Read More