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Summer reading: LWC professors share lists of books they will read
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When the 2006-07 school year concluded last month, several members of the Lindsey Wilson College community turned their attention to a popular seasonal pastime -- summer reading. This year's summer reading lists include several classic titles, along with some of this season's expected best-sellers.
Associate Professor of Education Melissa R. Gibson plans to check out the recent recipients of the of the Newbery and Caldecott medals, awards given by the American Library Association for outstanding children's literature.
And to prepare for her fall classes, Gibson plans to read educator Kathy F. Nunley's A Student's Brain and Layered Curriculum. Then she plans to be one of millions of reads who will enjoy the summer's big title: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final installment of J.K. Rowling's series about the boy wizard.
Among the books that Associate Professor of English Carolyn Keefe plans to read include All Guts and No Glory, a memoir by former LWC Athletic Director Bill Elder. The books tells Elder's one-man struggle in the early 1970s to integrate a junior college basketball team in northern Alabama's Appalachian area.
"The story he tells about coaching basketball in Alabama in the 1970's is an important one in the history of our country in general and college sports in particular," Keefe said.
One of Keefe's other selections, Sippewissett: or, Life on a Salt Marsh by Tim Travers, will allow her to travel at least vicariously to one of her favorite vacation spots. "Reading this book is as close as I'll get to Cape Cod this summer," she said.
Assistant Professor of Psychology David Ludden plans to increase his religious literacy over the summer by reading Stephen Prothero's Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know -- And Doesn't.
"From what I understand of the book, Prothero has two issues," Ludden said. "One is what he calls 'faith without understanding' -- for example, claiming to believe the Bible without ever having actually read it. And the other issue is ignorance of the basic beliefs of other religions, which can have disastrous political consequences in this day of easy travel and instant communication."
With this summer marking the 220th anniversary of the Constitutional Convention, Professor of Communication Greg Phelps has made The Federalist Papers among his summer titles.
"I've neglected to read all of it, an essential collection for anyone who is interested in the meaning of the U.S. Constitution and the original intent of the founders," Phelps said. "I am reading it cover-to-cover this time."
In addition to several other books about American political life, Phelps also plans to read Richard Earle's The Art of Cause Marketing, which he calls "a must for anyone who is interested in applying advertising and marketing principles to public interest causes."
Associate Professor of Business John Howery's six titles range from journalist Bill Moyers to the late author Kurt Vonnegut.
Professor of Psychology Steve Scott's titles aim to hypnotize him -- literally.
"This summer it will be more reading for me on hypnotherapy," Scott said. "First on my list is a classic in the field, Hypnosis and Suggestibility, by the famous American psychologist Clark Hull. Second will be Hypnosis: Developments in Research and New Perspectives by Erika Fromm and Ronald Shor. Third will be reading on the use of hypnotherapy to treat PTSD, which will be a huge problem for our military people returning from Iraq."
Associate Professor of Education Frederick M. Smiley will read the best-seller Overthrow by award-winning foreign correspondent Stephen Kinzer.
"This book chronicles America's century of regime changes beginning with Hawaii in 1893, and has been recommended to me by several history professors," he said.
A recommendation by one of Smiley's students led him to add You Can't Catch Death, a retrospective by Ianthe Brautigan about her father, Richard Brautigan, the renowned novelist and poet.
Walter Isaacson's new biography on Albert Einstein is among the titles School of Professional Counseling Bluegrass Community Campus Coordinator Stacy Springston will read.
"Who wouldn't want to read about Albert Einstein? He is amazing!" Springston said.
But as Associate Professor of English Tim McAlpine's list reminds us, life is a journey. He plans to read Samuel Johnson's A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland and James Boswell's The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides.
"Life is a journey, and I am coming to find Johnson and Boswell to good traveling companions," McAlpine said.Click here to see the 2007 summer reading lists at lindsey.edu.
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