Benefactors Day Scheduled for Sept. 17

Sept. 11, 2009

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Baylor University's Armstrong Browning Library (ABL) will host Benefactors Day at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, in the library's Hankamer Treasure Room on the Baylor campus.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is held each year to show the library's gratitude to donors and the Guardian Angels, a program named after Robert Browning's poem, "The Guardian Angel." Funds from the membership fees of this program allow the library to continue the collection that is used by Browning scholars around the world.

The afternoon program will begin with keynote speaker, Dr. Josh King, assistant professor in the English department at Baylor. King will present "Intellectual Adventure: My Students and the Armstrong Browning Library." King will discuss how he uses the ABL resources, such as Browning artifacts and works by other Victorian writers to inspire his students.

"Throughout the entire semester King will bring his students to ABL and relate artifacts found in the library to his classroom studies," said Rita S. Patteson, director of ABL. "It is such a delight to see his students stay after to examine the library further."

Following King, Carlos Colón, a Waco composer, will perform five different musical pieces with a string quartet.

Refreshments will be served following the lecture in the Cox Reception Hall.

For more information call the library at (254) 710-3566.

by Lillyan Baker, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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