Book collection underway for annual HAC Book Night

Books are being collected at locations around the Trine University campus and the city of Angola for the Department of Humanities and Communication’s annual HAC Book Night on April 27.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 5-9 p.m. at the LINK in the Rick L. & Vicki L. James University Center. Students in Lou Ann Homan’s speech classes will read poetry beginning at 6 p.m. in the Writing Center space of the Academic Success Center.

Outside the center will be tables of books for community members, students and Trine staff to browse and take several for free. Refreshments also will be provided.

A drawing for a prize package that includes a new book and related DVDs will be held. Community members can vote for one of the following proposed packages at; the package receiving the most votes will be awarded:

  • Dust Bowl Girls (book), A League of Their Own (DVD), The Mighty Macs (DVD)
  • Hidden Figures (book), Hidden Figures (DVD), Twentieth Century Women (DVD)
  • Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (book), Zootopia (DVD), The Secrets of NIMH (DVD)
  • A Street Cat Named Bob (book), A Street Cat Named Bob (DVD), Keanu (DVD)
  • Kite Runner (book), Kite Runner (DVD), A Separation (DVD)

The department is accepting donations of books in the weeks leading up to the event. Donation boxes are located on the Trine University campus as well as Cahoots Coffee Café, Great Lake Chocolate and Coffee, First United Congregational Church of Christ, Calvary Lutheran Church and Carnegie Public Library.

Books that are not taken during the event are donated to Better World Books.

HAC Book Night began as part of the international World Book Night event. After that broader event ended, HAC Book Night continued and has been celebrated on Trine’s campus since 2013.

For more information, contact Sarah Young, assistant professor, Department of Humanities and Communication, at (260) 665-4849.