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Twenty-Third Annual Faculty Author Reception (2005 - 2006)


The Leonard H. Axe Library held its 23rd annual Faculty Author Reception on Thursday, November 9th, 2006, from 3:00 to 4:30 in the Library browsing area. The reception continued the Library's tradition of honoring University authors and editors.

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

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

Suzanne Middendorf Arruda

Mark of the Lion: a Jade del Cameron novel
New York: New American Library, © 2006

a historical mystery based in British East Africa, features Jade del Cameron, a bold, action-oriented heroine capable of handling guns and automobiles. She is a World War I ambulance driver who rescues her love interest only to have him die in her arms after he gives her a family heirloom ring and asks her to locate his illegitimate half-brother David, last known to be in Kenya. Thus begins Jade's search for David and the adventures and other mysteries she encounters in British East Africa. The setting, the Kikiyu and Maasai tribes, the animals, the heat, and the evolving story all make for a compelling, absorbing novel.

Donald Baack

The IMC PlanPro™ Handbook
Upper Saddle River, New Jersy: Pearson Education, Inc., © 2007

The IMC PlanPro Handbook supports the Integrated Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Communications. The Plan Pro Handbook provides a guide to creating a complete integrated marketing communications plan with various marketing materials. It can be used to supplement other marketing textbooks or serve as instructional material for a course in marketing design. The software included with the books allows students to customize the program to fit their particular plan.

Integrated Advertising, Promotion, and Marketing Communications (Third Ed.)
Upper Saddle River, New Jersy: Pearson Education, Inc., © 2007

New edition of a popular marketing textbook. Useful for students as well ad professionals. Its goal is to integrate all aspects of marketing and advertising. It covers buyer behavior, promotions, advertising communications, communications and image and brand management. The review questions, key terms, exercises, projects, and cases make it valuable for students as well as professionals.

Maeve Cummings

Management Information Systems for the Information Age (6th Ed.)
Boston: McGraw Hill-Irwin, © 2007

This textbooks continues to be popular and in demand for MIS and IT courses. The 6th edition offers nine chapters and thirteen Extended Learning Modules. Instructors can create their own design to present the materials and mix the technical topics with the managerial topics. The continued popularity of the book is due in part to the real life case studies. Each chapter includes key terms, exercises, discussion questions. The accompanying software includes an additional seven learning modules.

Mihail Ionescu

Chemistry and Technology of Polyols for Polyurethanes
Shawbury, Shrewsburty, Shropshire, UK: Rapra Technology, Ltd., © 2005

An important book that provides a comprehensive examination of polyols, a component, along with isocyanates for creating polyurethanes. The book covers basic polyurethane chemistry as well as the characteristics and synthesis of oligo-polyols.

John C. Ross

"Prelude and Caprice" in Mélange; New Music for Piano
Brooklyn, NY: Capstone, © 2005

"Prelude and Caprice ... contains moments where there is a clear melody and accompaniment and other times where there is no melody at all, only a reiteration of rhythmic patterns." The compositions of Dr. Ross have been performed by University music schools, at the Society of Composers, Inc., National Forums and in France. He has received numerous awards during the past years.

- From the program notes

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