Date: March 22, 2006
Contact: Lindsay Gladstone
Governors State University
For Immediate Release
University Park; March 22, 2006 - Each year, Governors State University celebrates the published works of its faculty and staff with an Authors’ Reception in the university’s library.
“Frequently, within a university community, one department does not know what research is conducted in another or faculty members will not be aware that a colleague has written a book or contributed an article to a journal,” explained Diane Dates Casey, Dean of the GSU library. “Our annual Authors’ Reception gives everyone the opportunity to view the printed work of our faculty members.”
Among the many published works are a wide variety of topics covering the globe geographically, linguistically, and educationally.
“The Voice of the Elders, An Evening of Storytelling with the Baoulé” was written by Dr. Michel Nguessan, Head of Library and Academic Technology under the pseudonym Manny Cangaley. In the book, Dr. Nguessan tells stories from Cote d’Ivoire in west Africa in both English and Baoulé’, the language of the country.
Dr. William Craig, Associate Director of Admissions and Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, explores daily life in China based on his personal experiences in “Memoirs of China.”
“I wanted people to learn a bit about the real China, not just the tourist sights. While I was glad to visit the Great Wall, I learned more and made more friends when I visited a kindergarten class, attended an auto show, and judged a speech and talent contest,” explained Craig.
“The External Light, Radio Well-Done” by Dr. Eli Segal, professor of communications at GSU, is a detailed chronicle of each of the Sunday morning radio shows broadcast from 1944 into the mid 1980’s. Dr. Segal’s father was a producer of the award-winning, dramatic radio show.
Adding to this eclectic mixture of published works are textbooks, journal articles, and chapters in books. Topics range from physical therapy to educational administration, and criminal justice to journalism.
“We are very proud of the extensive array of research and literature produced and created by our faculty at GSU,” added Dates Casey. “We are excited to have the opportunity to congratulate them and celebrate their achievements.”