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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Noted Children's Author Coming to Campus...

Joseph Bruchac, described as possibly "the best known of Native American storytellers," will be performing on Wednesday evening, October 25 at 7:00 pm in the Alumni House. His books will be available for sale at that time and he will be available for signing following the performance. Please contact Melba Tomeo to make a reservation. Dr. Bruchac will also be performing in the University Union on Thursday for nearly 700 fourth and fifth graders from the Sharon, Pine Richland, and Slippery Rock school districts. This event is being sponsored by the SRU Professional Development School network via the TQE-R grant administered by Dr. Claudia Balach. Librarians from the PDS network planned the event. Special thanks to Beth Thompson from the Bookstore for handling the sales! The Instructional Materials Center also has many of Bruchac's works available for loan. Come join us if you can!

Recently Read: Bowman's Store: A Journey to Myself, an autobiographical account of Dr. Bruchac's childhood and a loving tribute to his grandparents. The book gives a unflinching account of a hidden Abenaki heritage, problems with bullies, difficult family relationships, and the spirit that overcomes.

UPDATE: Here's what approximately 500 4th and 5th graders look like, waiting for the program to begin. Dr. Bruchac did a wonderful job and I believe everyone really enjoyed the event and took a good story away with them.


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