• Belgians Thank Friedman.The Belgian government recently conferred its highest
civilian honor, Officer of the Order of Leopold, on Donald Flanell
Friedman, professor of modern languages.Friedman traveled to Washington, D.C., for a luncheon with
the Belgian ambassador to the United States to receive his
decoration. The country, by decree of King Albert II, recognized
Friedman for his considerable contributions to disseminate Belgian
literature abroad and for his work as founder and editor of the
Belgian Francophone Library, a series published by Peter Lang
Publishing in New York.
• Presidential Appointment. President
George W. Bush nominated
Mark Herring, dean of library services, for a five-year term on
the National Museum and Library Services Board. The Institute of
Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support
for the nation’s 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums.
• Thoughts on Teaching. Kay McSpadden
`76 writes a column on teaching for the Charlotte Observer. A
collection of those columns was compiled into a book released this
fall called “Notes from a Classroom: Reflections on Teaching” (Stampley,
$22.95). She writes about gratitude, diversity, the redemptive power
of love, and the challenges of being a teen.
• Online Giving Made Easy.
Winthrop Foundation now has a new, secure mechanism for online giving
known as Click and Pledge. Click and Pledge is a donation system
that works with Winthrop to accept online donations. This new system
has many great features, including the ability to give a monthly
credit card gift. It accepts VISA, MasterCard and Discover, and
processes the card immediately. Click and Pledge also features an
optional secure sign-in that will save your information, so your
forms will be automatically populated with your contact information
each time you sign into the system.
Make your online gift