In Brief

Students as consumers is topic of Saddlemire lecture

Dr. Larry Moneta, vice president for student affairs at Duke University, will address the increasing trend toward consumerism on college campuses when he delivers the 15th annual Gerald L. Saddlemire Lecture, "Apply and Demand: Supporting Students as Learners and Consumers," at 10 a.m. Friday (Sept. 23) in 308 Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

Moneta has more than 20 years’ experience in student-development practice and teaching in higher education, and has written and presented widely on that and other student-related topics.

The Saddlemire lecture series is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, the College Student Personnel Program and the Higher Education Administration Program. For more information, contact Student Affairs at 2-2147.


Pallister lecture features noted Canadian author

Celebrated Québécois author Yves Beauchemin will deliver the Pallister Francophone Canadian Lecture from 4:30-6 p.m. Monday (Sept. 26) in 207 Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

Beauchemin captured wide acclaim with his 1981 novel Le Matou (The Alley Cat), which was translated into 15 languages. His most recent novel, Charles le Téméraire, uses humor and satire to explore themes of family dysfunction amid societal and political realities of the day.

After his presentation, the author will discuss his work and the realities of living and writing in Francophone Canada. The lecture series is named in honor of its chief benefactor, Dr. Janis Pallister, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Romance Languages.


BGSU author to read from ‘The Book of Telling’

Dr. Sharona Muir, chair of the Creative Writing Program, will read from The Book of Telling: Tracing the Secrets of My Father’s Lives, a memoir of her quest to discover her father’s hidden past, during a Sept. 30 reception at Jerome Library.

Published this summer by Schocken Books, an imprint of Random House, the book recounts her accidental discovery of her father’s involvement with the Israeli Science Corps and his invention of the first rocket used in the country’s war of independence. The discovery also opened doors to understanding him as a man and as a father.

The reception will begin at 3 p.m. Sept. 30 on the library’s main floor, followed at 3:30 p.m. by Muir’s reading and book signing. Those planning to attend should RSVP by Thursday (Sept. 22) to or 2-2856.

To learn more about The Book of Telling, visit