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Fifteenth Annual Faculty Author Reception (1997 - 1998)


Flyer for the 1998 Reception

The Leonard H. Axe Library held its 15th annual Faculty Author Reception on Thursday, November 5th, 1998, from 3:00 to 4:30 in the Library browsing area. The reception continued the Library's tradition of honoring University book authors and editors.

As a library, we wish to recognize works of PSU faculty published in paper or electronically. University members that have authored, co-authored, or edited books published since last year's Reception are honored, as well as published creative works such as musical compositions, art exhibit catalogs, or audio recordings.

University authors of journal articles, book chapters, or conference proceedings are also honored with a display at the Reception.

Donald Baack

Organizational Behavior
Houston, TX: Dame Publications, Inc., © 1998

This book is designed to be a comprehensive review of the field of Organizational Behavior (OB), including examination of a wide variety of topics. To organize the materials, the definition of OB is offered which suggests that Organizational Behavior is the study of people being influenced by and influencing an organization.

O. Gene Bicknell

Never Fry Bacon in the Nude
Pittsburg, KS: O. Gene Bicknell, © 1998

...is an analogy I've used many times when talking about the vulnerabilities of business. If you're not prepared and in the proper frame of mind (properly clothed), you run the risk of taking some pretty heavy-duty burns in some not-so-nice places.

Thomas M. Box

An Electronic Companion to Operations Management
New York, NY: Cogito Learning Media, Inc., © 1998

The "Operations Management Workbook" is designed to work in conjunction with the "Operations Management Electronic Companion" by providing additional practice and reinforcement of problem solving techniques beyond those offered in a standard text. The material included in this workbook is intended to help the student work with basic ideas and polish the skills required to do operations management.

Richard Davis

A Beginning Singer's Guide
Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, © 1998

A Beginning Singer's Guide is a new vocal pedagogy with four practical uses. First, it can be used as a collateral text for studio voice lessons. The teacher can conserve time by assigning relevant reading in the book instead of making lengthy expositions during the lesson. Second, it can be used as a primary text for undergraduate vocal pedagogy classes. Many schools offer a vocal pedagogy class whose population includes singers and future choral conductors. A special chapter for the future choral conductor containing methods and other 'helps' should meet the need for an all in one text for this class. Third, it can be used as a practical guide for new voice teachers. A special chapter containing methods for new voice teachers and studio administration 'helps' will be very useful to the new teacher of voice. Fourth, the text can serve as a reference for those interested in areas of vocal pedagogy not covered in other books. Working with a pianist, improving memory, acting, subtexting, and alleviating performance anxiety all have chapters devoted to them. These important, often disregarded skills, can make the difference in a singer's success or failure

- R. Davis

Marjorie E. Donovan

Sociology: Relationships That Make a World
Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., © 1998

One of the primary objectives of this book is to provide an academic background for understanding the social relationships, history, and culture that constitute everyday social life. The hope is that with an exposure to ways of knowing that are embedded within a liberal arts tradition, that people will be able to arrive at a new level of understanding and cooperation.

Evan Hause

Adventures of Freddy
Pittsburg, KS: Cave Art Studios, © 1998

Ambitious and adventurous, with a vibrant diversity and subversive sense of humor, Adventures of Freddy, is truly indescribable. HOSS (Composer Evan Hause's Rock & Roll alter-ego) while exiled in Pittsburg, Kansas, threw his energy into (and out of) the studio and produced this gem. Playing everything from electric guitar to big metal light fixture HOSS produces an amazing and amusing sonic tapestry, leaving very few corners of rock history unexplored. You can now find HOSS lurking in New York City... gigging at every opportunity.

- Miscellaneous Record

Harry L. Humphries

Sociology: Relationships That Make a World
Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., © 1998

One of the primary objectives of this book is to provide an academic background for understanding the social relationships, history, and culture that constitute everyday social life. The hope is that with an exposure to ways of knowing that are embedded within a liberal arts tradition, that people will be able to arrive at a new level of understanding and cooperation.

Earl W. Lee

Libraries in the Age of Mediocrity
Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., © 1998

The essays in this book . . . explore the dilemmas of modern library practice as we move from the modern into the postmodern age. It is [the author's] purpose to use the techniques of postmodernism to examine and deconstruct both libraries, as modernist institutions, and our society at large.

Richard P. Lipka

The Eight-Year Study Revisited: Lessons From the Past for the Present
Columbus, OH : National Middle School Association, © 1998

In "The Eight-Year Study Revisited" we are reminded of one of the most important moments in curriculum history - a carefully conceived study of how educators in thirty schools across the country broke from traditional curriculum approaches and how their students fared over time. In this volume we not only get a look at the most important aspects of the study, but also at its implications for our present work with the middle level curriculum.

Stephen Lee Timme

A Field Guide to Medicinal and Useful Plants of the Upper Amazon
Gainesville, FL: Feline Press, © 1998

This field guide is an important resource for people working in ethnobotany, ecotourism, extractive forest resources and other activities related to the wise use of natural resources in the Amazon. The book covers not only medicinal plants, but other useful species such as tropical fruits.

Donald Wayne Viney

A Brief Guide to Logic and Critical Thinking For Nonvulcans
Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., © 1998

The title of this booklet draws its inspiration from the character of Mr. Spock in "Star Trek". In creating Mr. Spock, [Gene] Roddenberry suggests that logic is somehow alien to human beings, that we are too much governed by our emotions. Perhaps we, like the Vulcans, could learn from the precepts of logic and escape our own violent tendencies. The author examines this viewpoint in light of the historical development of the disciplines of logic and critical thinking.

Questions of Value: Beginning Readings for Philosophy
Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., © 1998

This text is designed to promote philosophy without destroying the wonder that gives it life. While not intended as a comprehensive introduction to philosophy, this book of readings may nevertheless provide a window to philosophy by showcasing some of the discipline's key thinkers and ideas.

Translation of Works of Jules Lequyer (Studies in History of Philosophy, Vol. 48)
Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, © 1998

This volume makes widely available, for the first time in English, major works of the nineteenth century French philosopher, Jules Lequyer (1814-1862). Viney's Introduction to this volume, which discusses the relevance of Lequyer's dialogue to some of the most interesting recent debates in philosophical theology, is a significant contribution to these debates in its own right.

Kelly A. Woestman

Instructor's Resource Manual [for] Making America: A History of the United States
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, © 1999

This instructor's resource manual is one component of a set of ancillary materials that accompanies "Making America". Each chapter of the instructor's resource manual contains instructional objectives and an annotated outline of the student text material. In addition, there are suggested lecture topics for each chapter, followed by a compilation of the discussion questions suggested by the text authors as well as some suggested by the manual's author.

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