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The published works of four faculty members were featured in an author reading on campus in late September. The Faculty Authors Reading was one of several events the university hosted as part of the annual Banned Books Week, which raises awareness of issues such as First Amendment rights, censorship and the freedom to express ideas that are considered controversial. Banned Books Week was from Sept. 27 through Oct. 1.

The Faculty Authors Reading featured Professor of Writing, Linguistics & Creative Process Dr. Edward Hagan, Professor of Education and Educational Psychology Dr. Jane Gangi, Assistant Professor of Nursing Dr. Bozena Padykula, and Associate Professor of Management Dr. Fred Maidment.

Featured books were available at the event for purchase and signing.

Hagan read from his book “Goodbye Yeats and O’Neill,” a farce in contemporary Irish and Irish-American narratives. Padykula read from “Giving through Teaching; How Nurse Educators are Changing the World.” Maidment read from three of his books: “Annual Editions: Human Resources,” “Annual Editions: Management,” and “Annual Editions: International Business.” Gangi read from her “Deepening Literacy Learning: Art and Literature Engagements in K-8 Classrooms.”

Several other events were planned for Banned Books Week on campus including a Banned Books Readathon.

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Assistant Professor of Communication Dr. Scott Gerschwer reads from a banned book during the annual Banned Books Week readathon.