WESTVILLE | Purdue University North Central is again hosting the "Books & Coffee" discussion series during the coming months. The programs, which are free and open to the public, will meet from noon to about 1 p.m. in Library-Student-Faculty Building, Assembly Hall, Room 02, located on the building's lower level. Refreshments will be served.
Each session will feature a review of the book, followed by a discussion period. The books being reviewed are available in the PNC Bookstore. This year's selections include:
Oct. 16 - Linda Duttlinger, associate professor of Developmental Studies, will review "How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming" by Mike Brown. This book is about astronomy but written for non-astronomers.
Nov 14 - Assen Kokalov, assistant professor of Spanish, will review "The Boy Kings of Texas" by Domingo Martinez. A National Book Award finalist, this memoir, set in the outskirts of Brownsville, Texas. details the gritty realities of the US - Mexican border.
Feb 19: Aaron Warren, associate professor of Physics will review "The Grand Design" by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodniow. Physics can be seen as the scientific study of the fundamental characteristics of the universe.
Jeff Shires, associate professor of Communication, will review "Social Media Is (expletive)" by B.J. Mendelson. Mendelson attempts to refute the hype and claims made about the effect of social media, specifically Facebook and Twitter, on business.
April 16 - Wei He, assistant professor of Management, will review "How to Blog for Profit (Without Selling Your Soul") by Ruth Soukup. This book provides creative guidance for bloggers who wish to develop good content, create compelling images, capture viral growth and maximize revenue.
Call (219) 462-4197.