Trine University’s HAC department has had a very busy and successful month, with Book Night being just one of several exciting events sponsored by HAC. April was just dedicated as Trine HAC Month in Angola, and the HAC department has been abuzz with exciting events all month long. Some of the HAC events included poetry on the mound, six one-act plays by the Drama Club, Playing for Pets, and now, Book Night.

On Thursday, April 19, the Humanities and Communications department at Trine University is putting on their annual Book Night in the LINK, located in the University Center, from 5-9 P.M. Students, staff and community members are invited to stop by and peruse the wide selection of literature available at no cost. The books range from textbooks to fiction to nonfiction, and everything in between, such as foreign literature and graphic novels. There is a book to suit the needs of every bookworm on Trine’s campus.

HAC students and professors have been busy in recent weeks collecting the vast amounts of books to prepare for Book Night. Books have been collected from donation boxes placed not only on Trine’s campus, but also throughout the local community in locations such as Carnegie Public Library and Cahoots Coffee Café. For the last month, the books have been stored in the Trine University Writing Center, where they have been meticulously cleaned and sorted according to genre by the Writing Center tutors.

Writing Center Coordinator Rebecca Mann has been busy sorting books in hopes that Trine students find their new favorite book: “I really love Book Night because as a future librarian and book lover, I understand the importance of students finding solace in a good book. Book Night is great because it allows students to relax and take a break from the stress and pressure of school.”

Trine Writing Center Tutor and HAC student Alexis DeLancey-Christiansen is an avid Book Night fan as well, saying, “Book Night is one of my favorite HAC events because there is such a wide selection of books to choose from. The worst part of Book Night is selecting which ones to take home with you and which ones to leave!”

Book Night is only happening one night, so be sure to come to the LINK on Thursday to claim your free books. As the semester draws to a close, take the opportunity to celebrate all of your hard work and find a great summer read at HAC’s Book Night!


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