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Friday, November 02, 2007

Ten faculty recognized at 2007 Faculty Authors Reception

Dirty jobs, wearable sculptures, a book of satire, and a look at the history of PSU buildings – the authors of these books and more will be honored next week during the 2007 Faculty Authors Reception at Pittsburg State University.

Ten faculty authors and their works will be recognized at the reception at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Axe Library browsing area on the first floor. The articles and creative works of more than 40 other PSU authors will also be on display. The event is presented by Axe Library and the Friends of Axe Library.

The authors to be recognized at this year’s reception include:

Donald Baack, author of “International Business, Teacher Annotated Edition” (2008), a high school international business textbook;

Judy Berry-Bravo along with Pedro-Bravo Elizondo, authors of “Literatura Chilena en el Exilio: Fernando Alegria y David Valjalo” (2007), a study of two Chilean literaries who spent much of their lives in exile;

Stephen Haag and Maeve Cummings, authors of “Information Systems Essentials, 2nd ed.” (2008), an updated college textbook for students in MIS and IT;

Shirley K. Drew, along with Melanie B. Mills and Bob M. Gassaway, editors and co-authors of “Dirty Work, The Social Construction of Taint” (2007), a look at unpleasant and sometimes “dirty” professions that are necessary to society;

Daniel D. Ferguson, along with Richard D. Paulsen and Ariel Rodriquez, authors of “The Proceedings of GIIC 2005, the 4th Global International Internship Congress” April 5-8, 2005, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2007). The book includes 18 papers providing viewpoints on international internships for students;

Earl Lee, author of “Raptured, the Final Daze of the Late, Great Planet Earth” (2007), a humorous satire on Tim LaHaye’s popular “Left Behind” series;

Stephen Meats, along with Jonathan Holden and Greg German, editors of “Kansas Poetry. The Midwest Quarterly; a Journal of Contemporary Poetry” (2007), a book of poetry, literature review, and a tribute to Jonathan Holden and Denise Low, who have served as Kansas Poet Laureate;

Randy Roberts along with Shannon Phillips, authors of “A Closer Look; A Brief History of the Buildings, Facilities, and Sites of Pittsburg State University and the People for Which They are Named, 2nd ed.” (2007). This publication follows the first edition with updated articles and new material about the buildings;

Marjorie Schick, author of “Sculpture to Wear, the Jewelry of Marjorie Schick” (2007), a book portraying her career and history of artistic works;

Stephen L. Timme, author of “Wildflowers of Mississippi, 2nd ed.” (2007), a field guide for amateurs with color photos and botanical detail of 2,500 species of ferns, grasses, woody plants and more.

For more information about the annual Faculty Authors Reception, contact Axe Library at 620-235-4878. To learn about these and other faculty authors at PSU, visit the library’s Faculty Authors Web site at

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