FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 17, 2009
EDITORIAL CONTACT: Lisa L. Rollins, Office of News and Public Affairs, 615-898-2919
MTSU WRITING CENTER, PROJECT HELP TEAM TO SPONSOR CHILDREN’S BOOK DRIVE
New & Gently Used Children’s Books Being Accepted Now through Dec. 9 at UWC
(MURFREESBORO)—The University Writing Center at MTSU has joined forces with Project Help and Murfreesboro City Schools Outreach during the holiday season to encourage children’s literacy.
In its team effort to promote the cause, UWC staff will accept new and gently used children’s books now through Dec. 9, as well as money donations, which will go toward the purchase of youth titles.
Meagan McManus, a peer mentor and UWC writing assistant, said that members of the UWC staff will attend Project Help’s fall semester celebration Dec. 17 to share some of the donated books with the lab’s children.
Those interested in donating children’s books may deposit them at the campus-based writing center, Room 325 in Peck Hall, during its regular operating hours. The center is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays.
For more information on the children’s holiday book drive, please contact the UWC at 615-904-8237 or e-mail McManus at email@example.com.
With three Nobel Prize winners among its alumni and former faculty, Middle Tennessee State University confers master’s degrees in 10 areas, the Specialist in Education degree, the Doctor of Arts degree and the Doctor of Philosophy degree. MTSU is ranked among the top 100 public universities in the nation in the Forbes “America’s Best Colleges” 2009 survey.