Four authors to sign books during Homecoming

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October 2, 2017

The Saint John’s University Bookstore will be hosting a book signing by four authors from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 7, in the campus bookstore as part of Homecoming festivities. This event is free and open to the public.

Jon McGee, a 1984 graduate of SJU, will be signing copies of “Breakpoint: The Changing Marketplace for Higher Education.” McGee is vice president for planning and strategy for SJU and the College of Saint Benedict. In his book, McGee provides information on how higher education leaders make choices that advance their institutional values and serve their students and the common good for generations to come.

Michael Murphy, a 1961 graduate of SJU, will be signing copies of his book of poetry, “Songs of Crocus Hill.” His book focuses on memory poems of the people, places and experiences drawn from his years growing up in the Crocus Hill district of St. Paul, his experiences as a parent and an international lawyer. Murphy taught English at St. Olaf College and Macalester College and then was an international business lawyer for 30 years.

John Wessinger, a 1998 graduate of SJU, will be signing copies of “Ride the Wave: How to Embrace Change and Create a Powerful New Relationship with Risk.” This new book provides a strategic roadmap for overcoming changing market conditions, adopting a progression-based mindset and using risk as a compass. Wessinger is founder of the sales and marketing firm LATERALUS Solutions and is the creator of the Ride the Wave Process. He has helped build market leaders and contributed to the success of billion-dollar brands within global organizations.

Larry Schug will be signing copies of his eighth book of poetry, “A Blanket of Raven Feathers.” Schug is a volunteer writing tutor at CSB and a volunteer naturalist at Saint John’s Outdoor University. He is retired from 34 years at CSB, primarily working as recycling coordinator. Schug’s poems draw on his life experiences and are honest and thoughtful. Schug lives in rural St. Wendel Township.

The book signing will take place in the SJU Bookstore, which is located in Sexton Commons on the SJU campus in Collegeville. For more information, contact Ann Jonas at 320-363-3081 or 1-800-420-4509.