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Twentieth Annual Faculty Author Reception (2002 - 2003)


Flyer for the 2003 Reception

The Leonard H. Axe Library held its 20th annual Faculty Author Reception on Thursday, November 6th, 2003, from 3:00 to 4:30 in the Library browsing area. The reception continued the Library's 20 year 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.

Suzanne Middendorf Arruda

Freedom's Martyr; the Story of José Rizal, National Hero of the Philippines
Greensboro, NC: Avisson Press, © 2003

"I know that my country's future depends in some way upon me. I want to show those who deny our patriotism that we know how to die for our duty and convictions. I have always loved my unfortunate country. Whatever my fate, I shall die blessing her and wishing for her the dawn of her redemption."

- Dr. José Rizal

Donald Baack

Integrated Advertising, Promotion, and Marketing Communications. (2nd. ed.)
Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, © 2004

Judy Berry-Bravo

Rebelión en la Pampa Salitrera
Translated by Judy Berry-Bravo & Pedro Bravo-Elizondo

Iquique, Chile: Universidad Arturo Prat, © 2003

Por las barreras del idioma, Rebelión en la Pampa Salitrera es la novela ignorada del periodo social en Chile de los años 30s, conocido como "la Anarquía," con golpes de Estado, cambios de gobierno, crisis económica, cesantía, y lento desaparecimiento de la industria que diera prestigio y renombre a las zonas de Tarapacá y Antofagasta. Con lenguaje simple y profundo estudio de personajes y situaciones, Theodor Plievier entrega una narración que se enmarca en la línea de la novela documental.

Plievier trabajó en la zona de Calenta Coloso en Antofagasta y fue pescador entre Pisagua e lquique. Como el lector concluirá, conoció a fondo el área que denomina Atahualpa en la novela, y que nosotros reconocemos como Tarapacá y sus alrededores, en especial nuestro puerto de lquique, y su topografia. La incorporación de un mapuche como protagonista y el pueblo del tiempo de la narración pescadores y pampinos, hombres y mujeres de diferentes estratos sociales, hacen de la novela Rebelión en la Pampa Salitrera una lectura placentera de una época olvidada de nuestra historia nacional.

- Book Cover

Debbie M. S. Burns

Journal of Managerial Issues: JMI
Edited by Debbie Burns and Charles C. Fischer

Pittsburg, KS: Gladys A. Kelce School of Business and Economics, Pittsburg State University, © 1989-

The purpose of the Journal of Managerial Issues is to contribute to the advancement of knowledge directly related to the theory of organizations and the practice of management. Its primary goal is to disseminate the results of new and original scholarly activity to a broad audience consisting of university faculty and administrators, business executives, consultants, and governmental managers. The Journal was established as a means to disseminate the latest information and findings of both the academic and business communities, and to act as a bridge between them.

- JMI Statement of purpose

Maeve Cummings

Computing Concepts; Complete Edition (2nd. ed.) / Introductory Edition (2nd. ed.)
Boston: McGraw Hill, © 2003

Management Information Systems for the Information Age. (4th. ed.)
Boston: McGraw Hill, © 2003

Dan Ferguson

2003 Proceedings of the American therapeutic Recreation Association
American Therapeutic Recreation Association, © 2003

Charles C. Fischer

Journal of Managerial Issues: JMI
Edited by Charles C. Fischer and Debbie Burns

Pittsburg, KS: Gladys A. Kelce School of Business and Economics, Pittsburg State University, © 1989-

The purpose of the Journal of Managerial Issues is to contribute to the advancement of knowledge directly related to the theory of organizations and the practice of management. Its primary goal is to disseminate the results of new and original scholarly activity to a broad audience consisting of university faculty and administrators, business executives, consultants, and governmental managers. The Journal was established as a means to disseminate the latest information and findings of both the academic and business communities, and to act as a bridge between them.

- JMI Statement of purpose

Selim Giray

A Biography of the Turkish Composer Ahmed Adnan Saygun and a Discussion of His Violin Works
Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, © 2003

Adnan Saygun, one of the leading composers of the Turkish Five, was a serious ethnomusicologist who led the fieldwork in gathering folk material, and collaborated with the prominent musicological researcher and composer Béla Bartók. Saygun's music is published and recorded and performed internationally. After a biography, this study uses Saygun's violin music to discuss his practice of utilizing Turkish folk elements in Turkish classical music. It thus provides the non-Turkish performer with an understanding of the performance practice of the authentic Turkish folk idiom in Saygun's original compositions and Turkish classical music. A list of Saygun's works (revised by the composer) and a discography follow.

- Mellen Press

Donald Judd

Critical Realism and Composition Theory
New York: Routledge, © 2003

The field of composition theory has emerged as part of the intellectual turmoil and set of pedagogical debates which have beset higher education since the 1960s and is, at the beginning of the 21st century revolutionizing the theory and praxis of higher education. As part of that programme of scholarly self-examination, composition theorists have sought to establish the proper role of written composition in the overall goals of liberal education, as well as the best methods and means by which composition practices can promote the intellectual development and the expressive capacities of students.

This volume examines three of the dominant pedagogical theories within composition theory - expressivist, cognitivist and social-constructivist - and builds its critique on the fact that much of modern composition theory has focused on epistemological concerns while neglecting the ontological foundations of that which is being discussed.

"Critical Realism and Composition Theory" offers an alternative approach to teaching composition. This problem-oriented alternative is designed to lead students beyond the abstract, contemplative description of a problem to an expanded understanding that shows that concerns for justice cannot be addressed intellectually without at the same time confronting the practical constraints that limiting powers of social institutions play in both defining a problem and its social solution.

- Introduction

Brenda Guenther LeTendre

Targeting Violence in our Schools: Thinking Towards Solutions
Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon, © 2003

Here's practical help for creating a physically and emotionally safe environment where all students can learn. This important new guide shows how we must go beyond "quick fix" measures and dig deep to find the underlying causes of violent and abusive behaviors in order to craft effective solutions to reduce violence within the schools.

With the help provided in this book, educators, concerned parents, or community members can find ways to reduce the probability of violence occurring in the school . . . reduce the likelihood that a criminal act of violence will happen in your school . . . and reduce the level of everyday violence that currently takes place in your school.

- Christopher-Gordon

Richard P. Lipka

Targeting Violence in our Schools: Thinking Towards Solutions
Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon, © 2003

Here's practical help for creating a physically and emotionally safe environment where all students can learn. This important new guide shows how we must go beyond "quick fix" measures and dig deep to find the underlying causes of violent and abusive behaviors in order to craft effective solutions to reduce violence within the schools.

With the help provided in this book, educators, concerned parents, or community members can find ways to reduce the probability of violence occurring in the school . . . reduce the likelihood that a criminal act of violence will happen in your school . . . and reduce the level of everyday violence that currently takes place in your school.

- Christopher-Gordon

Stephen E. Meats

The Midwest Quarterly: A Journal of contemporary Thought. Letters to a Young Poet
Pittsburg, KS: Midwest Quarterly, © 2003

In the early part of the 20th century, Franz X. Kappus, a young man who was trying to get started as a poet, wrote to Rainer Maria Rilke asking him for advice. Their correspondence continued over a period of several years. Kappus never became a poet of note, but two decades or so after their exchange of letters ended, he published one of the more important books in the history of poetry, a slim volume containing Rilke's remarkable letters to him. This book over the past eighty years has become a touchstone, a foundation, an inspiration to all serious writers of poetry as the most elegant and profound statement of what they aspire to in their art, as well as a model of kindness and generosity in mentoring the next generation of poets.

A little over a year ago, I began to think it might be interesting to see what contemporary poets would come up with if challenged with the task of writing their own letters to a young poet in the shadow of Rilke. So, I issued an invitation to poets who have published work in The Midwest Quarterly during my editorship, some six hundred of them. Nearly a hundred poets responded. The result was astounding. The letters range from mystical to practical, from serious to irreverent, from compassionate to sarcastic. Most letters are written in prose, but several are poems. The shortest is four words, the longest, ten pages, single-spaced! unfortunately, I did not have room to accommodate them all and even had to edit for length many of those I did accept. My apologies both to those I had to turn down and to those I tampered with without so much as a "by your leave."

- Stephen Meats - Poetry Editor

Sue Stidham

Fun Curriculum Activities (K-6) for Teachers and Media Specialists: Fast, Easy & Cheap!
Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, © 2003

Every year, due to curriculum upgrades and the focus on new standards-based learning teachers are expected to do more in the classroom. However, searching through catalogs that offer spectacular resources at high prices is often frustrating. Finally, there is a book that offers a few fast, easy, and inexpensive ideas for teachers to help them keep pace with current classroom trends.

Fun Curriculum Activities is packed with activities for young children that will enliven every classroom and create a fun and stimulating learning environment for students. Designed to enhance lessons for K-6, the projects found in this resource will encourage critical thinking, collaboration, problem solving, and experimental learning. The simple and logical arrangement of these innovative resources provides quick access for even the busiest teacher or media specialist. The format provides a foolproof listing of the materials so that every basic necessity is included.

- Scarecrow Press

Bobby Neal Winters

Grandma Dipped Snuff: Ruminations of an Okie in Exile
Lincoln, NE: iUniverse, Inc., © 2003

Does your Grandmother dip snuff in secret? Has the Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan ever run your long johns up the flagpole? Has your mother ever starved the family to death while waiting for moochy relatives to leave at suppertime? Have you suspected that your family cat had a desire to eat you? Has a high school custodian ever held a 12-gage shotgun on you? Does your Grampa have a secret cache of whisky in the barn?

If you can answer "Yes" to any of these questions, and maybe even if you can't, Grandma Dipped Snuff is a must-read book for you. Taken from a weekly column in a small-town newspaper, these essays are as current as today, but reflect the sense of a time gone by.

- Book jacket


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