Congratulations to Alesia, who, on Friday, received her official invitation to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana from February 2014 to April 2016. She will be working as a Health Educator in Ghana’s Health Program. Some of her primary duties will include: facilitating the process to bring clean water and sanitation facilities to communities, as well as promoting and improving existing facilities; increasing food security in Ghana through improving nutrition and food utilization in rural communities; teaching on topics such as hygiene, sexual reproductive health and family planning, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and diarrhea disease in schools, communities, or other settings; serving as an advocate for her adopted Ghanaian community for needed resources; and participating in a variety of other projects. Alesia graduated this past spring with a BS in Anthropology and a minor in International Studies; and an Honors BS in Biology with an emphasis in Cell and Molecular Biology and a minor in Chemistry. She has worked in the Rare Books Division since September 2009, the longest, by far, she says, that she has ever stayed with one job. Which means, of course, that she will miss us as much as we will miss her. She just doesn’t know it yet.
Antiques Roadshow, Dream Garden Press, Edward Abbey, Friends of the Marriott Library, Gould Auditorium, J. Willard Marriott Library, Ken Sanders, Ken Sanders Rare Books, Rare Books Division, Special Collections Gallery, Trent Call, Uconoclasts
March 4, 2012 3:00 p.m. Sunday, Gould Auditorium, J. Willard Marriott Library
Friends of the Marriott Library presents:
“R. Crumb meets the Monkey Wrench Gang: Edward Abbey
and the Modern Environmental Movement”
Ken Sanders has been in the rare book business in Utah since the1970s. He founded Ken Sanders Rare Books in 1997 and Dream Garden Press in 1980. He has been engaged in buying, selling, appraising, and publishing for more than 30 years. Articles by Ken Sanders have appeared in publications such as OP and Firsts Magazine. Ken first appeared as an appraiser for the Antiques Roadshow on the Salt Lake City 2007 season shows. He has since traveled to San Antonio, Spokane, Dallas, El Paso, Billings, Denver, Phoenix and Hartford with the Roadshow. Ken is working on a project called Uconclasts about Utah literary mavericks, with artwork by local artist Trent Call.
Following Ken’s lecture, please join us in the Special Collections Gallery, level 4, for a reception opening the Rare Books Division exhibition: Brave Cowboy: An Edward Abbey Retrospective.
The event is FREE and open to the public.