Calhoun has been recognized as one of 12 community and technical colleges which have begun “the challenging work of identifying and implementing evidence-based strategies for closing achievement gaps and increasing student retention, persistence, and completion rates.”
The first book printed in the English language just sold at Sotheby’s auction house for 1,082,500 GBP ($1,823,363 USD). The Recuyell of the Histories of Troye was printed by William Caxton around 1473.
The Recuyell of the Histories of Troye is William Caxton’s own translation of an epic romance on the ‘Matter of Troy’, Le Recueil des histoires de Troye (c. 1463-64), by Raoul Lefèvre, who was probably a chaplain to Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy. The Recueil is not primarily a history of the Trojan war: it covers a much longer timespan from the foundation of the city, and focuses in particular on the first and second destructions of Troy by Hercules.
From Cynthia Stephenson:
Take a break and work on the latest jigsaw puzzle in Brewer Library at the Calhoun Community College Decatur campus.
Email me at email@example.com if you have puzzles you would like to donate, or just drop them off at one of the Calhoun Community College Libraries.
If you are watching the great book discussions from Jackson, MS on C-SPAN BOOKTV this July 4 weekend, you will be delighted to find several of the books available at the Calhoun Libraries:
Huffman, Alan. Mississippi In Africa. New York: Gotham Books. 2004. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 5 July 2014. Retrieved from
Welty, Eudora. One Writer’s Beginnings. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 1984. Print. Brewer Library, Decatur Campus. PS 3545 .E6 Z475 1984
Williams, Michael Vinson. Medgar Evers: Mississippi Martyr. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press. 2011. Print. Brewer Library, Decatur Campus. F 349 J13 .W55 2011
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