Throughout the month of June, The University of Scranton Alumni Authors Exhibit is on display in the Library’s 5th floor Heritage Room. The exhibit showcases books by more than a hundred alumni authors and includes many signed copies.
The range of subjects varies greatly, encompassing alumni who became authors in their academic fields, nonfiction writers, novelists, children’s literature writers, and historians. The earliest alumnus featured is Clarence Walton, ’37, 10th president of The Catholic University of America and the first layman to hold the position. The youngest graduate featured in the exhibit is Sarah M. Piccini, ’07, G’10, whose local history book, Framing Faith, provides a pictorial history of former churches in the Diocese of Scranton.
Also included in the exhibit is Jason Miller, ’61, H’73, who received the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play That Championship Season. Two of our very own librarians, Bonnie Strohl, G’90, and Kristen Yarmey, G’12, are also alumnae and have books on display in the exhibit.
We also have numerous books by alumna and children’s literature writer, Susan Campbell Bartoletti, G’82, who has written a Newberry Honor Book and a Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal winner. She is also the recipient of 2013 Friends of the Weinberg Library Royden B. Davis, S.J., Distinguished Author Award.
A recent addition to the collection is a book by retired NASA engineer, Glynn Lunney, ’55, H’71. Lunney was an employee of NASA from its creation in 1958 until 1985 and was the flight director during the Gemini and Apollo programs. He was on duty during historic events such as the ascent of Apollo 11 and the pivotal hours of the Apollo 13 crisis.
We encourage you to explore this wonderful exhibit and celebrate our alumni and their important contributions in the publishing world. The exhibit is on display during normal library hours. For a full list of books by alumni authors that are available at the Weinberg Memorial Library visit Scranton.edu/alumniauthors.
For more information about the exhibit, please contact Michael Knies, Special Collections Librarian, (570) 941-6341.
If you an alum with a published book and would like to donate a copy to the library for display in its annual exhibit, please mail a copy to The Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement, 800 Linden Street, Scranton, PA 18510.
A Mind of Its Own: Healing the Mind and Heart of the Parasite of Child Abuse by John J. Lemoncelli, Ed.D. ’71 Avventura Press 2008
Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850 by Susan Campbell Bartoletti G’82, HMH Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition 2005
*Winner of the Robert F. Sibert Medal
New Women of the Old Faith: Gender and American Catholicism in the Progressive Era by Kathleen Sprows Cummings ’93 The University of North Carolina Press 2009
Driving with the Devil: Southern Moonshine, Detroit Wheels and the Birth of Nascar by Neal Thompson ’87, Broadway Books; Reprint edition 2007
Framing Faith: A Pictorial History of Communities of Faith by Sarah Piccini ’07, G’10 Tribute Books 2011
The President’s Ladies: Jane Wyman and Nancy Davis by Bernard F. Dick ’57 University Press of Mississippi 2014
The Seven Deadly Sins of American Democracy: The Legacy of Slavery by John J. Fendrock ’48 Xlibris, Corp. 2007
The Press and the Suburbs: The Daily Newspapers of New Jersey by David Sachsman and Warren Sloat ’57 CUPR/Transaction 2013
Muzzle Thyself Poems by Lauren Fairbanks ’81 Dalkey Archive Press; First edition 1991
Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night by Barbara J. Taylor ’85, G’87, Kaylie Jones Books 2014
Italians of Northeastern Pennsylvania by Stephanie Longo ’03, G’06 Arcadia Publishing 2004
Pick up the Pennies In Every Season of Life by Michael T. Goskowski ’50 Tate Publishing 2009