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Book signing to honor author of bicentennial book

ATHENS, Ohio -- Betty Hollow, author of "Ohio University, 1804?2004: The Spirit of a Singular Place," will be honored at a reception and book signing from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the 1804 Lounge of Baker University Center. The public is invited to attend.

Homecoming book-signingPublished on Oct. 11 by Ohio University Press in celebration of the University's bicentennial, the book was researched, written and compiled over four years by Hollow, who is assistant director of the University's Academic Advancement Center.

The 364-page book contains more than 500 photographs that bring people and events at Ohio University to life. The book is sprinkled with sidebar articles, histories and personal memories of Ohio University staff, alumni and Athens residents.

The book will be on sale at the event in Baker Center. "Ohio University, 1804?2004: The Spirit of a Singular Place" is available in paperback, hardback and in a deluxe hardback edition in a slipcase. A limited number of a presidents' edition, signed by President Robert Glidden and by former presidents Vernon Alden and Charles Ping, as well as by the author, will be sold while supplies last.

The book also can be ordered from the Ohio University Press by calling 593-1154, or by visiting the press Web site at www.ohio.edu/oupress. The book also is available at local and regional bookstores.

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