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September 3, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

Lunch With Books program

welcomes singer-songer

WHEELING - The Ohio County Public Library has announced upcoming Lunch With Books programs.

They include:

noon Tuesday, "The Unbroken Circle." Singer-songwriter Tom Breiding, a Wheeling native, will perform original songs about the West Virginia coalfields from his album, "The Unbroken Circle," in observance of Labor Day. An acclaimed songwriter, the Pittsburgh-based Breiding is well regarded as a musical chronicler of small-town America.

noon Thursday, "World War II Memories: V-J Day." John S. Marshall will discuss his father's memoir, "Civilian in Uniform: Wartime Experiences." Following the presentation, the audience will be invited to share their own memories of the end of the second World War, particularly of the surrender of the Empire of Japan, also known as V-J Day. Jeffrey Rutherford, Wheeling Jesuit University history professor, will host.

Lunch With Books programs are free and open to the public. Patrons are invited to bring a bag lunch and free beverages are served.

Call (304) 232-0244 for information.

Professor of Year nominations sought

The Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia announced 2012 Professor of the Year nomination forms are now available.

All public and private colleges and university have received forms and nomination information. Nomination forms also are available online at Nominations must be postmarked by Nov. 5 to be eligible fore consideration.

The Professor of the Year and four runners-up will be honored at a banquet in Charleston early in 2013.

The Professor of the Year receives a $10,000 cash award, sponsored by United Bank, and a special handmade trophy designed specifically for this program. Smaller cash awards are given to the other finalists.

The Faculty Merit Foundation was created in 1984 to recognize and reward innovation and creativity among higher education faculties. The foundation board selects Professor of the Year finalists based on the information presented and on interviews with candidates.

For information, contact Ken Sullivan at (304) 346-8500.

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