Library Services plans reception for PSU authorsĀ 

Library Services will honor Pittsburg State University authors during the 38th Annual University Authors Reception on Nov. 4 on the first floor of Leonard H. Axe Library.  

The physical reception, with light food and drinks, will be held at 3 p.m. on the first floor, with brief remarks by the dean of Library Services, Randy Roberts, at 3:15 p.m.  

Attendees may engage with book authors and colleagues while discovering the wide range of published works that PSU employees create each year. Displays with authored works will be available for viewing throughout the month of November and available on Digital Commons at 

Interviews with the authors and a digital bibliography soon will be available online. 

This year’s book authors and their published works include: 

Professor of English Casie Hermansson, College of Arts and Sciences, published numerous early childhood books ranging from fantasy stories about magic carpet rides to historical fiction about artisans and apprentices: 

  • “The Ogre's Dinner” 
  • “Mastodon Memorial School” 
  • “Flying Carpet Ride” 
  • “Red Light on Mars” 
  • “Matthew, the Printer's Apprentice” 
  • “Henry and the Climbing Boys” 
  • “The Blacksmith's Apprentice” 
  • “Trouble at the Mill” 

Professor of Management Donald Baack, Kelce College of Business, continues to update and refine his scholarship in updated versions of published works, providing students tools for an ever-shifting market and concrete examples that help test their knowledge. 

  • “Integrated Advertising, Promotion, & Marketing Communications, 9th Edition” 
  • “Management Communication, 2nd edition” 

Professor of Engineering Technology Clark Shaver, College of Technology, has written and published “Joseph's Hypocephalus: The Latter-day Saints' Canonized Map of the Afterlife.” 

“We congratulate the faculty and staff who produced scholarly and creative works during the past year, and look forward to recognizing their devotion to research, scholarship, and creativity at our reception,” Roberts said.  

The reception is free and open to the campus and community.