Lincoln Faculty and Staff Publish Music, Books

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Lincoln University, Pa. — Three Lincoln University faculty and staff have recently had their work published:

Charles Pettaway released a new piano music CD, “Charles Pettaway Performs Music by Composers of African Descent.” Pettaway, a Lincoln music professor, is chair of the Department of Visual & Performing Arts and a member of the Board of Trustees. The six-song CD includes selections from Le Chevalier de Saint-George, Howard Swanson, George Walker, and John Dangerfield Cooper.  Contact the Visual & Performing Arts Department for more information.

Bernadette Melrath wrote a poetry book, “Heartfelt Inspirations, Motivations, Explanations & Relaxations for the Heart, Mind & Soul.” Melrath is a program assistant in the Registrar’s Office. Of the book, Melrath writes, “There are poems to inspire, motivate, and explain things, and ones with heartfelt words to help your mind and soul.” She said this book “helped me to let others know about things that have happened in life and that they're not alone when it comes to hurt. Available August 30 at Amazon and in bookstores. Available at Tate Publishing. 348 pages, $18.99 (paperback).

Jonathan Harris wrote a self-help book, “Master of Ceremonies: A Male's Guide for a Successful Life.” Harris is a residence coordinator in Residence Life. Harris said the book is about “how to take ownership over your own life.” The book teaches life skills including the importance of good self-esteem, friendship choices, healthy relationships, financial management, and more. Harris said this is a great book for anyone working through a specific challenge (low self-esteem, poor grades, bad friendships, fatherless homes) or a transition (graduating middle or high school, graduating college, moving on their own, starting a new job). The book has been added to the distribution list of several online bookstores including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million, and Apple Bookstore. Harris will appear on Fox 5 DC News to promote the book this summer. Available at  Xlibris.com. 96 pages, $15.99 (paperback).

Compiled by Shelley Mix, Office of Communications & Public Relations.