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Festival of Books attracts many bibliophiles BY ANGELA MARTINEZ @anmartinez2120

The annual Tucson Festival of Books begins March 11, assuring the UA Mall will fill up with authors, sponsors and exhibitors promoting their work and businesses for all visitors to learn and enjoy. Holly Shenitzer, chair of hospitality for the non-profit organization, said she has seen the festival grow each year, especially with an increase of publishers paying to bring their authors to the festival. Last year, over 350 authors participated in the festival activities. For this year’s event, Joni Franks, a children’s author, will be traveling from Colorado to Tucson for the first time. She said she is happy to get away from the cold weather. She will be promoting her recently published children’s book, named “Corky Tails,” on Saturday. “I hope to meet a lot of people and sign a lot of copies,” Franks said. “It was an excellent opportunity for me to be in front of a large venue, so I am very excited for that.” Charlotte Endorf, an author traveling from Nebraska, said she will “bring history to life” by dressing in costume to talk about the books she has written about the orphan train. This being her first time attending the book festival, Endorf said it will be the largest audience she has spoken to yet. “I always like to meet the people and see the look in their eyes. I always ask them if they have heard of the orphan train before,” Endorf said. She is happy to share her work with people in Arizona and said she works to keep her message alive. Shenitzer is in charge of offering hospitality and soliciting Tucson hotels. In addition to purchasing hotel rooms, 18 hotels have donated about 130 hotel rooms for traveling authors, according to Shenitzer. The festivals’ volunteers handle travel arrangements for some authors, with some


FESTIVALGOERS WALK AROUND to different booths at the Tucson Fesitval of Books on the UA mall on March 12, 2016. The festival attracts authors and patrons from all 50 states, as well as many international locations.

even driving the authors to the festival from the airport and back to their hotels. “A lot of it boosts Tucson’s economy because a lot of hotels in Tucson are sold out this weekend,” Shenitzer said. “We have people traveling just to see the festival and be part of it.” In under 10 years, the festival has become the third largest book festival in the country,

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and according to Shenitzer, there have been authors in the past flying in from Europe, and this year there will be people coming in from Mexico, Canada and all over the U.S. “It’s really unique,” Shenitzer said. “I have been doing this since before it started, and people love the campus, they love Tucson people and a lot of them extend their stay.” The main event takes place on the UA

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Book festival requires rigorous setup routine BY ROCKY BAIER @prof_roxy

Before the Tucson Festival of Books becomes the Festival of Books, the grounds must undergo intense transformation: around 500 tents and 14 stages are put up in just three weeks. The process begins with a map created by Facilities Management Designer Rogelio Guzman that details where the tents should be set up. From there, white tents begin popping up on the mall as the set-up services hired by the grounds—A la Carte Rentals and AZ Party Rental— follow the map. At every step of the way, fire codes and the Americans with Disabilities Act must be complied with to safely accommodate the 135,000 people who attend the festival. “We work with Risk Management [and] the designated fire marshal for the university to make sure that all fire codes are followed, that we have the proper distance between tents,” said Assistant Vice President of Facilities Management Christopher Kopach. “We make sure we have the proper access for ADA, [and] fire


extinguishers will be at every stage area.” Before set-up companies even begin to pitch the tents, they are refreshed on the safety codes from the fire department, according to set-up employee Pancho Guzman. However, the actual set up process is long and tedious. “The process is never-ending; it starts a 5 o’clock in the morning loading up, coming out here by 7 [and we] start setting up,” Guzman said. The setup crews sometimes stay on campus working until 10 or 11 p.m. Other departments that work to make the event run smoothly include the grounds department, which prepares the Mall, and maintenance staff, who work on systems such as the heating and ventilation and elevators. The Festival of Books Committee also works with UAPD, Parking and Transportation Services, the Dean of Students Office and Classroom Services. “It’s a huge team effort to make sure this goes [smoothly] as one of the largest book festivals in the country,” Kopach said. “[There is] a lot of collaboration among many different departments in the university working for a very successful event.”


AN OVERHEAD VIEW OF the setup for the Tucson Festival of Books on the UA Mall on March 7.

However, while setting up tents only takes a few weeks, planning for the festival continues year-round, with monthly steering committee meetings.

“Every month after [a wrap up in April], we’re preparing for the next book fair, and next year will be the 10th year, so it’s a huge milestone,” Kopach said.





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Top 10 things not to miss at book festival BY DAVID PUJOL @deathlydavid

With hundreds of events, authors and panels to choose from, the Tucson Festival of Books can be a bit overwhelming. Here are 10 standouts to get you started as you navigate the third largest book festival in the country.


The Real Story Behind Fake News At this panel you can expect to hear from author Joe Conason, who wrote “Man of the World: The Further Endeavors of Bill Clinton.” Conason has written a few books about the Clintons and is the founder of the National Memo, a daily blog. He will be helping people sort the real news from the fake news and talking about the ramifications of fake news. Where: Arizona Daily Star Tent (seats: 250) When: Saturday, March 11, 10-11 a.m. Sales & Signing Area - Arizona Daily Star Store (following presentation)


Depicting LGBTQ Experiences in Books for Teens This panel includes Jeff Garvin, author of “Symptoms of Being Human,” Shaun David Hutchinson, author of “We Are the Ants,” and author Bill Konigsberg, author of “The Porcupine of Truth.” All of them are young adult authors who have earned literary awards for their work, and will discuss their own experience with LGBTQ characters and how LGBTQ characters are depicted in terms of gender identity, sexual orientation and voice in writing. Where: Education Room 351 (seats: 48, wheelchair accessible) When: Saturday, March 11, 1-2 p.m. Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)


Maze Runner: A Saga of Survival This discussion will consist of author James Dashner, who wrote the “Maze Runner” series, which has now been turned into a film staring Dylan O’Brien as Thomas. Dashner will discuss the Maze, the movie and the motivation that made him write the books in the first place. He will also discuss his new book, “The Fever Code,” which was published last year. Where: Education Kiva (seats: 300) When: Saturday, March 11, 1-2 p.m. Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)


From Millennials to Grandmothers: Bringing Back Comfort Classics This panel consists of Molly Yeh, who has won awards for her funny and instructive blog. Yeh is the recent author of “Molly on the Range: Recipes and Stories from An Unlikely Life on a Farm.” Expect to laugh and learn a thing or two about home cooking and comfort food. Where: Culinary Stage (seats: 266)


KIDS MAKING CRAFTS AT the Tucson Fesitval of Books on the UA Mall on March 12, 2016. This year’s festival once agin offers fun for book lovers of all ages.

View this venue on the Festival map When: Saturday, March 11, 1-2 p.m. Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)


Tazzina di Gelato While taking a break from indulging in literary treats, you can indulge in an ice-cold gelato. Tazzina di Gelato, which is local to Tucson, uses fresh and local ingredients to make their gelato. They are trained in Bologna, Italy, and they combine old-world tradition with new American influence to create a delectable and unforgettable Gelato experience. Where: Booth #531


Women Writing About Women in Science Kids and young women can expect to learn a thing or two about women in STEM careers from those who are directly involved in the world of science and writing. Kristin Block, Julian Guthrie, Nathalia Holt and Nancy Atkinson will share their first-hand experiences as women who are writing about other women in the field of science and what their influences and their challenges are. Where: Science City Main Stage (seats: 155) When: Saturday, March 11, 1 p.m.


Free Book Giveaway tent At this tent, thanks to the sponsorship of Scholastic Publishing, you have a chance to expand your children’s library. They offer one free book per child who visits the tent. Anyone from infants through middle school age are encouraged to come by and start a new literary adventure. Where: Booth #351A


Life on the Margins: Teens Struggling to Survive Real Life At this panel discussion, you can expect to learn what are some of the struggles that the youth of today face. Young adult author Ellen Hopkins will share her own real life experiences and how they led her to write about the struggles of teens. Hopkins’ books delve into the lives and the hardships that teens face, from dealing with addiction, suicide, abuse, loss and other tough topics. Where: Education Kiva (seats: 300) When: Sunday, March 12, 2:30-3:30 p.m.


What’s Trending in Young adult Those who attend this panel can expect insight into the future of young adult novels and what’s hip

at the moment. As always what we like is constantly changing so young adult authors like Ellen Hopkins, author of “Perfect,” Aprilynne Pike, who wrote “Glitter,” and lastly, a former librarian and now author Kelly Jensen, author of “It Happens: A Guide to Contemporary Realistic Fiction for the Young Adult Reader.” All of them are experts in the field of entertaining the mind of young and not so young adults and will talk about what they see as the current trends and the next big trends. Where: Education Room 333 (seats: 40, wheelchair accessible) When: Saturday, March 11, 1-2 p.m. Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)


Read to a dog Last but certainly not least, the wonderful experience of sharing a literary moment with an adorable furry bundle of joy. Those who attend Read to a Dog should bring their children if they have them, go with friends or go alone to enjoy quality time reading to a therapy dog in a calm environment. Where: Tent for Tots (seats: 16) When: Sunday, March 12, 1-2 p.m.

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UA faculty represent, present during TFOB BY RANDALL ECK @ reck999

Every year, UA professors and faculty members attend the Tucson Festival of Books to participate in panel discussions and sign and sell their books. This year is no exception. The festival will host 14 current UA professors and faculty members as well as over a dozen alumni and former professors. Allan Hamilton, professor of surgery and author of “The Scalpel and the Soul” and “Zen Mind, Zen Horse: The Science and Spirituality of Training Horses,” has been the subject of acclaimed documentaries and served as a medical consultant for shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice.” He will host a workshop titled Lessons from a Life with Horses, March 11 at 10 a.m. and will serve as a panelist for a screenwriting discussion at 4 p.m. UA professor Julie Iromuanya, author of “Mr. and Mrs. Doctor,” will discuss immigrant stories and how her characters experience the American Dream, March 11 at 4 p.m. She will discuss the Southwest’s inspiration and the implications of being published, March 11 at 10 a.m. English professor and author of “Zoologies: On Animals and the Human Spirit” and the poetry collection “Stairway to Heaven” Alison Deming will be a panelist for Conflict and Coexistence: What Animals Teach Us About Our Humanity, March 11 at 4 p.m. and a poetry reading, March 12 at 2:30 p.m. Professor Ander Monson, the author of “Letter to a Future Lover: Marginalia, Errata, Secrets, Inscriptions, and Other Ephemera Found in Libraries,” will host an essay workshop March 11 at 1 p.m. and read and discuss essays with his contributors from his new book, “How We Speak to One Another,,” March 12 at 1 p.m. Professor of Mexican American studies and author of “Our Sacred Maíz Is Our Mother: Indigeneity and Belonging in the Americas” Roberto Rodriguez will be a part of a two-part workshop performing an act from the play “Smiling Brown: Gente de Bronce” and discussing light-skin preference personal narratives. English professor Johanna Skibsrud will read from her newest poetry collection, “The Description of the World,” March 12 at 10 a.m. In 2010, Skibsrud’s first novel, “The Sentimentalists,” earned her the distinction of being the youngest author to win Canada’s most prestigious literary award, the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Tyina Steptoe, a history professor, will serve


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as a panelist for A Conversation on Segregated Spaces, March 11 at 11 a.m. Her 2015 book, “Houston Bound: Culture and Color in a Jim Crow City,” examines the effects and influences of race in one of the most ethnically and racially diverse cities of its era. Planetary scientist Kristin Block will share her “Incredible Stories from Space” at a panel March 11 at 1 p.m and will share her insights on challenges at Women Writing about Women in Science, March 12 at 1 p.m. She serves as the principal science operations engineer for NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Katherine Standefer, a faculty member of the College of Medicine, will participate in a discussion on “How We Speak to One Another,” a collection of essays she contributed to, March 12 at 1 p.m. Standefer is a well-published essayist and focuses her writing on medical technology, the body and consent. Gary Nabhan, the W.K. Kellogg endowed chair in Sustainable Food Systems at the UA, will discuss the creative process at Exploring the Truth Behind Creativity, March 11 at 11 a.m. Nabhan is a recipient of the MacArthur “Genius” Award, the author of 26 books and an early influencer of the local-food movement. Editor of University of Arizona Press Amanda Krause will talk to a crowd at What Editors Do, March 11 at 11:30 a.m. She began working with the university in 2013 and has extensive experience with managing the production process of publications. Stephan Buchmann, adjunct professor of entomology, ecology and evolutionary biology, will be a panelist for The Glorious Insect World, March 11 at 10 a.m. to offer interesting facts on bees and other insects with other naturalists. Buchmann’s most recent book, “The Reason for Flowers: Their History, Culture, Biology, and How They Change Our Lives,” follows his other award-winning publications, which have earned him appearances on NPR’s Science Fridays. Professor Robert Wortman will discuss “Monsters and Friends: Both Real and Imagined” and the importance of these types of stories for children on March 11 at 2:30 p.m. Wortman has been involved with the Tucson Unified School District at every level and will share his favorite books to a crowd on March 12 at 4 p.m. Adjunct lecturer in the Mexican American Studies Department Raquel Rubio-Goldsmith will discuss her newest book, “Migrant Deaths in the Arizona Desert: La vida no vale nada,” and discuss the results of immigration policy during two panels on March 12 at 2 and 4 p.m. On March 11, she will serve as a panelist for a discussion of the Chicano Movement, its gains and the collective amnesia surrounding it, starting at 1 p.m. All the locations and schedule for the panel discussions can be found online or in the Tucson Festival of Books guide.


A PARKING SIGN IS shown at the Tucson Festival of Books on the UA mall on March 12, 2016. Maps and smart phone apps are available to help attendees navigate the myriad of events at the festival.

Phone app will help find FOB needs BY KELLY DORNEY @DailyWildcat

The ninth annual Tucson Festival of Books is one of the largest book festivals in the country, attracting authors and visitors from all over the world. Officials said it’s impossible to see everything in the time allotted because some events occur simultaneously. Planning ahead will allow attendees to make the most out of their time at the festival. Each day of the festival features a range of events, including presentations, workshops and interviews. These events will be conducted by over 300 presenting authors that the festival attracts to Tucson. Every day of the festival features new presenters and topics, but the general format of the festival will remain the same. The Tucson Festival of Books phone app can be downloaded for both iPhone and Android. This app is a free resource for everything festival related from general information to event times. The app is designed to help attendees plan their route through the festival. With the app, attendees can also find out more about the authors and organizations they hear from. Under the authors tab, users of the app are given brief descriptions of each author, which generally include highlights of the author’s careers and notable works. Additionally, the app serves as a mapping

tool. Under the exhibitors tab, users may select a desired destination, and the app will display a map of the exhibitor’s tent and surrounding landmarks, such as UA buildings. The festival will begin with a character parade, an opportunity for families and children to dress up as their favorite storybook characters and walk from the Canyon Stage (located by the UA bookstore) to the children’s area. After the parade, the festival will provide various opportunities for entertainment. Multiple poetry groups, a bagpipe band and a belly dancing troop are among the list of performances being offered. The festival app contains the complete entertainment schedule, as well. A wide variety of vendors will be selling food throughout the weekend. These vendors will provide drinks, snacks, meals and desserts. Many on-campus restaurants are located in Main Gate Square on University Boulevard. Gentle Ben’s Brewing Company has a large appetizers menu and is known by UA students for its pizookies. No Anchovies serves custom pizzas by the slice or pie and offers customers bar or bench seating. The street is also home to WOOPS!, a small bakeshop serving macarons and coffee. Just a short walk off the UA campus, the Taco Shop serves modestly-priced Mexican food. Graze Premium Burgers serves burgers, hot dogs and fries. Graze advertises serving

hormone-free burgers and offering vegetarianfriendly options. These two restaurants are among a large group of Tucson favorites. The UA offers free parking on weekends in multiple surface lots, as well as the Park Avenue and Highland garages. The following lots will be providing additional parking for $5: Cherry Avenue, Sixth Street, Tyndall and Main Gate. Attendees can also take advantage of street and metered parking throughout campus. Metered street parking is free of charge on weekends. The Second Street garage will not be available for public use during the festival; the garage is reserved for presenting authors. The Festival of Books organizers recommend utilizing public transportation and opportunities to carpool in order to avoid overflow. Accessible routes through the festival will be marked with the Universal Access Symbol, and presentations will be equipped with accessible queues. Wheelchair and scooter rentals will be available in the Student Union Memorial Center at Booth 104. Three groups of portable restrooms can be found on the south side of the UA Mall, and all buildings open for the event will have available restrooms. A family restroom is located on the first floor of the Main Library near the entrance to the elevators. These restrooms are all handicap accessible.

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Big money comes to Tucson during festival BY ROCKY BAIER @prof_roxy

Money goes in, literacy comes out during the Tucson Festival of Books. The festival itself costs $500,000 to put on, which pays for the tents, authors that are accommodated with hotels or airline tickets, banners, all of the tables and chairs and marketing, but that investment pays off several times over, according to organizers and economic studies. This money is raised through 150 sponsors that either donate or give in-kind contributions. For example, all of the printing for the event is done in-kind. Also, well over 1,000 people have contributed with Friend of the Festival memberships. Friend of the Festival memberships are contributions of up to $999 that give benefits in return for donations that keep the festival free. People who donate $1,000 and above are considered sponsors. The main sponsors include the Arizona Daily Star and the University of Arizona at the highest level, the Tucson Medical Center, the Pima County Public Library and The Stocker Foundation, among many others. Some sponsors also have booths at the festival. For the authors, the festival is a great opportunity to speak to readers and sell their books. “The UA Bookstore is a really great partner. They sell all of the books for the authors that are attending,” Executive Director of the Tucson Festival of Books Marcy Euler said. “So it’s a really great experience for the authors because the more books they sell the higher on the New York Times best-selling list they will go.” However, the goal is not only to give authors a chance to connect to readers and make sales but also to raise money for literary groups in the Southern Arizona community. “It costs a lot of money to put this on, but our goal is when we’re done we give back to improve literacy,” Euler said. “We’ve given $1.45 million away in eight years. When it costs half a million dollars to put on the event, to be able to have that kind of extra to improve literacy is pretty substantial.” To help improve literacy, the festival money is donated to non-profit programs such as Literacy Connects, Reading Seed and University of Arizona


KATE KEELEN AND NICK Breckenfeld prepare cotton candy at Fluff it Up, an organic cotton candy stand at the Tucson Fesitval of Books on the UA mall in 2014. The festival generates millions of dollars for the local Tucson economy.

Literacy Outreach Programs. Also, it provides funding for 1,000 students to take a field trip to the festival. Extensive outreach, including author visits, is done in the weeks leading up to the festival, which encourages students to participate in it. Lastly, the festival has donated over 48,000 books to children since 2009. Literacy isn’t the only thing that’s affected, though. About 135,000 people participate in the festival, making this the third largest book festival in the country behind the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books and the Library of Congress National Book Festival, which are second and first,

respectively. Those people coming into the city of Tucson generate an estimated 3 to 4 million-dollar impact in two days, based on a study done by the UA Eller College of Management in 2014. “Since we don’t charge anything for people to come … we don’t have any ability to know exactly how many people participate,” Euler said. “But estimates are 135,000 came last year, and of that we believe about 30,000 people were from out of market [four plus hours from Tucson]. It included about seven foreign countries and almost every state in the union.” The money comes from hotels, souvenir

purchases, rental cars and meals. “Because we are the third largest literacy festival in the country, we attract some of the biggest names in the industry,” Euler said. “We have publishers that support us, and we have people who want to come back year after year because it has such a reputation of being incredibly friendly to those who come to visit.” Through the prestige that a top book festival brings, an endless positive cycle to constantly give back to authors and literacy groups continues to promote reading and support the community year after year.

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FOB brings the literary community to Tucson BY JULIAN CARDENAS @DailyWildcat


was born and raised in Tucson. As many of you may know, this also means I was born with the immediate need to find something interesting to do, something to break out of the usual routines that one engages in while living here. Tucson is great, but it isn’t SUPER eventful. It isn’t the mecca of options. Tucsonans love when there are special events happening in town because it gives us something new to do. Having said that, I can easily tell you that going to the Festival of Books is one of the best things you could ever do not only on campus but in Tucson. I wish I would have been more involved with the Festival of Books growing up. I have no idea why I wasn’t. I know that it’s always been a big event drawing in thousands of people from all over the world to our small city, but I’ve only truly been aware of it during the four years that I’ve spent at the UA. This is odd because I feel like an event focusing on books and reading would have definitely come up on my radar growing up. But it didn’t. Maybe my parents didn’t know about the festival, or maybe it wasn’t so heavily advertised to non-university students. I am not sure why I wasn’t so aware of the festival, but I can tell you that I regret not being involved with this event as a child. That is why I’m urging everyone reading this to seriously consider stopping by the festival this Saturday or Sunday. It’ll be worth your time. Growing up, I was obsessed with many different books and book series. I didn’t grow up playing video games or playing sports, and honestly, I don’t do those now, either. I grew up reading books. I remember getting lost as a kid at Target because I would immediately dash to the book section the minute my family and I walked in. I would try to quickly grab a book


FESTIVALGOERS BROWSE BOOKS at the Tucson Festival of Books on March 12, 2016.

then run around the store looking for my I think every kid should get the chance to parents, begging them to experience this festival. buy me it. I remember going I hope going to the festival Growing this year will bring me closer to the Tucson Park Place up, I was to my love of books. Mall and spending the entire time at Borders bookstore, These days, I’m not as obsessed with which isn’t there anymore. excited about books as I many different I was obsessed with that was as a kid. Don’t get me books and book wrong, I love reading, I just bookstore; it had everything series. I didn’t grow don’t have the same affinity I could ever want. up playing video to that new-book smell that I also remember the first time I ever cursed games or playing I had as a kid. out loud was because my I guess the prevalence sports, and honestly, parents wouldn’t take me of online reading and I don’t do those now, the immense amount of to public library to check either. I grew up readings I’ve had assigned out the new “Series Of reading books. " throughout my education Unfortunate Events” book. I think going to the book have somehow distanced festival as a kid would have me from seeing a book as a literally been the highlight of every year. friend and not a foe.

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I’m going to try my best to go to the festival this week and pick up a lot of new books, speak to authors and learn more about what the various departments of our university are doing by visiting the many different booths that will be stationed around campus. This event not only highlights the importance of books, but it also just highlights a lot of nice things to get involved with or learn about. Regardless if you like books or not, the Festival of Books has something for anyone and everyone. It isn’t just a lot of tents dedicated to books. It is about science, music, art and culture. It is an event which brings in the entire Tucson community and communities from beyond, and it not only gives them something to do but something to look forward to.

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Memoir writers bring new insights to the FOB The Tucson Festival of Books is rolling into town, and the number of exhibits and events is overwhelming. If you can only stop by one event, make sure it’s hosted by a memoir writer



espite the fact that college does not allow much time for pleasure reading, I still love to read at any opportunity I get. Fiction thrillers from John Grisham to Stephen King always enthrall me, but one of my more recent genre interests is memoirs. The human experience of life varies immensely, and I find it intriguing to be able to feel things I have never actually experienced through the words of a creative nonfiction writer. Memoir reading also provides readers with important perspectives on the world. While everyone’s struggles are unique and ought not be downplayed, it can still be good to get perspective on a struggle to get a B in a class as compared to someone’s struggle involving coping with a chronic degenerative neurological disease. This year, the Tucson Festival of Books provides a plethora of opportunities for exposure to and interaction with memoirs and their authors. David Shields, a poignant and often erotic memoir writer will be at the fair, discussing his new book “Other People: Takes & Mistakes.” There will be a workshop with him, as well as a couple discussions about the struggles of human closeness and relationships, as detailed in his most recent book. John Elder Robison , author of a memoir about his life with autism, will also be present this year at the festival. His unique perspective on the world as a result of his disorder is fascinating to learn about, and his determination to live a “normal” life despite the condition is inspiring. Amy Dickinson, author of “Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things,” will be appearing at the festival to talk about the things that strangers do, in fact, tell her. As one of the panelists on “Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me” and an advice column writer, Dickinson writes with a comedic

THE BOOK COVERS FOR David Shields’ “Other People: Takes & Mistakes,” left, and for Amy Dickinson’s “Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things,” right. Both authors will be discussing their books at this year’s Tucson Fesitval of Books.

twist on her life experiences. somewhat nomadic surfing addict. Memoir writing is an often We all are guilty of getting a little underappreciated too wrapped up book genre, but did in our own lives you know writing the from time to Life isn’t time, but a great details of your life interesting all way to combat could earn you some impressive honors? the time, but a this is by learning William good memoir author about all the Finnegan, a Pulitzer knows how to little details of Prize recipient, will someone else’s make even the most world. be at the Tucson inane things sound Festival of Books Reading talking about how intriguing.” memoirs the award affected can help you his career as an understand your author, as well as own life in a new what life experiences inspired way. Life isn’t interesting all the him to write his Pulitzer Prizetime, but a good memoir author winning memoir about his life as a knows how to make even the most

inane things sound intriguing. Memoirs allow a unique window into the lives of people you may never meet, though in the case of the aforementioned authors, you actually can meet them. Reality is usually stranger than fiction, and there’s nowhere that fact is more clear than in memoir writing. These authors have traipsed through the oddities of life and brought them to the page. Being able to hear them tell their stories in person is an incredible chance to see the authors’ perspective in a new way. While books can offer you a beautiful story in the comfort of your own home, these workshops at the Festival of Books let you

interact with the authors on a personal level—a level that lets you understand nuances of the stories that you may have never noticed before. So, if you are going to be in Tucson at all during the festival, make sure to stop by the tents or workshops of a few of the featured memoir authors and take some time to listen to their perspectives on life. Who knows, you might just find the inspiration to ditch Friday-night Netflix for a riveting memoir about life with disease, life after an unexpected stroke of luck, life in a unique culture or life after abuse.

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Millenials are the reading generation BY SCOTT FELIX @Scott_felixx


rom an early age, I have always had a deep love affair with books. For me, books were a way to escape the real world and live like someone else for a while. While this love of books lasted into my adult life, many of my friends and peers were averse to the idea of even opening a book. But, just like how all things come to an end and all trends turn up again, I think books are making a comeback in the lives of young people. I know that I can’t speak on behalf of my entire generation, but in my own life, reading and reading frequently has helped me keep my sanity. Life can be stressful and dull, but every time I open a book, it is as if I am discovering a new world. Books can do tremendous things for you. Nonfiction and fiction stories alike have expanded my worldview, and they’ve let me live as someone else for a little while. Books inspire me. They help me dream, and they’ve given me ideals to aspire to. In today’s times, I think everyone could use a little more of what

books can offer. The Festival of Books coming to Tucson is another example of the way books can create community and bring more light into our lives. The fair is the third largest in the United States and showcases authors and literature from all over the reading spectrum. Personally, I’ve never been to it before, but I am excited to finally experience this incredible event for myself. That may seem odd coming from a 21-year-old. I know that the current perception of my generation is that we are tech zombies, glued to our screens and obsessed with our devices, but I just can’t bring myself to believe that’s anything more than a crude stereotype. I decided to dig deeper into the situation. What I found was far more gratifying than I had hoped. It turns out that young people, millennials of my generation, love to read. According to the latest PEW research poll on reading, 18- to 29-year-olds are more likely to have read a book in the past year than any of the other generations. I’m not sure where the stereotype of stupid and lazy millennials came from, but it has no basis in the data. It doesn’t actually surprise me much that millennials are reading more than other generations. Because we are the “internet


DATA SHOWS THAT MILLENIALS are most likely to read more than other generations.

generation,” we grew up doing quite a bit of reading simply browsing social media or surfing the web. It seems natural that we would also be voracious book readers.

The formats may be different and times may have changed, but at the end of the day, reading is reading and millennials are doing more of it.

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Five science events not to miss this weekend As you explore the Tucson Festival of Books this weekend, be sure to visit these five must-see science events around campus BY CHANDLER DONALD @ChandlerJDonald

It seems all of Tucson is getting ready for the annual Tucson Festival of Books. This celebration of literature brings dozens of authors from around the world to the UA campus to share their work with the community. While the festival provides an excellent opportunity for those with artistic aspirations, the event also features several unique and interesting opportunities to learn about science. Here are five can’t-miss science attractions for this weekend’s Festival of Books: 1. Orbital perspectives On Saturday, March 11, at 10 a.m., panelists will take the stage to discuss their perspectives on Earth, space and the universe. Panelist Ron Garan is a retired NASA astronaut who’s flown several missions to the International Space Station. Now an entrepreneur and author, Garan’s most recent book, titled “The Orbital Perspective – Lessons in Seeing the Big Picture from a Journey of 71 Million Miles,” was published in 2015. Garan will be joined on stage by Lowell observatory historian Kevin Schindler and KNAU science and technology reporter Melissa Sevigny. The panelists will give a presentation on different perspectives on our place in the universe, as well as answer questions from the audience. 2. Tours of the UA Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab The mirror lab will be giving eight tours a day for the Tucson Festival of Books. This high-tech lab underneath Arizona Stadium produces cuttingedge mirrors for the most advanced telescopes in the world. Tickets can be reserved at the Science City Visitors Center free of charge, compared to a typical cost of about $20. This is a unique opportunity to see where UA Science shines brighter than any other institution in the world. 3. BMX show On Saturday and Sunday, March 11-12, former X-Games competitor John Parker will take to the air, putting Newton’s laws to the test in a high-flying BMX demonstration. Parker’s organization, Stuntmasters Inc, puts on BMX and skateboarding shows for communities around the country. Only at the Tucson Festival of Books will they be joined by scientists explaining the physics behind the amazing stunts they perform. 4. Women Writing about Women in Science At 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, listen to a discussion on women in science from science and tech authors Nathalia Holt, Julian Guthrie and Nancy Atkinson, as well as UA Lunar and Planetary Laboratory scientist and HiRISE camera operations engineer Kristin Block. Holt is the bestselling author of “Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars”. Atkinson is a science journalist for Universe Today, focusing mainly on astronomy. Guthrie is an award-winning journalist in the San Francisco area. The panelists will discuss and answer questions regarding writing about women in science. 5. Volcano eruption Like watching stuff blow up? Look no further than the Tucson Festival of Books. On Saturday, March 11, and Sunday, March 12, UA Geosciences will display Tucson’s largest volcano eruption in thousands of years. The Geosciences department has put on this event for the past few years, and it always promises to be a favorite. In previous years, the liquid nitrogen-fueled reaction has gone up to 40 feet high and 70 feet out. These are just a few of the many amazing events going on at the Tucson Festival of books this weekend. Festivities will last from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on March 11 and 12. More information for science events can be found at sciencecity.arizona. edu. Information on the all the events happening at the Tucson Festival of Books can be found at


A DEMONSTRATION OF 2016’s dry ice volcano at the Tucson Festival of Books. The UA Department of Geosciences will put on several of these demonstrations this year and the display promises to explode 40 feet into the air.

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Science City: Tucson’s love letter to STEM The Festival of Books offers a special event for fans of science and technology. From food to the future, Science City aims to educate and entertain BY HANNAH DAHL @Hannah_Dahl715

If you thought the Tucson Festival of Books was only for bookworms, think again. This year’s Science City will feature physics lessons from a BMX rider, edible bugs, DIY probiotics and so much more. “The whole Science City is an awesome opportunity for the community to come and talk with researchers that are doing cutting-edge research,” said Maria Schuchardt, the program coordinator at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory and manager of the festival’s Science of Tomorrow tent. Science City has been an important part of the festival for the past eight years because it promotes STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) literacy among the community, said Erin Deely, the festival’s science stage liaison and director of recruitment and engagement in the College of Science. There are six main “neighborhoods” of focus, as well as a Science Stage and Science Café, Deely said. Each neighborhood incorporates a different aspect of science, while the stage and café will be jam-packed with presentations from science authors and organizations during the festival. The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum will provide a live animal show on the Science Stage, Deely said. Both the stage and cafe will also host panelists from a variety of research areas and colleges. “It’s a full schedule on both sides [the stage and the café],” Deely said. “It goes everywhere from space to the environment to women in science to campus bells and acoustics on the Mall; it’s this great offering.” The event puts a special emphasis on hands-on science activities, hoping to engage people of every age, Schuchardt said. Each area offers its own unique booths, experiments and demonstrations. Science in Art Science in Art, one of the newest additions to Science City, looks to show the public different ways that science and art can intersect, said Holly Brown, manager for the Science in Art tent and academic advisor in the department of physics in UA’s College of Science. Some of the organizations that will


A VOLUNTEER FOR THE Marine Awareness and Conservation Society shows marine organisms at the Science of the Natural World tent at the 2014 Tucson Festival of Books. Science City at this year’s Festival of Box will include a range of topics including Science of Natural World and Science in Art.”

be in attendance include the Arizona State Museum, Center for Creative Photography and Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures. “A lot of people frame the sciences and arts as not necessarily enemies, but in competition, and I don’t believe that’s true,” Brown said. “I think that they work together and blend together and they’re just different ways that we can understand our world around us and express creativity in our knowledge.” Brown said an exciting thing about this year’s event is that some of the university’s math clubs will be participating. One area these clubs will focus on is the relation between geometry and art. Activities at the Science in Art tent will range from creating a miniature kaleidoscope to mixing color wheels.

Science of Food If you find yourself getting hungry during the festival weekend, stop by the Science of Food tent for some mushrooms grown in pizza boxes or salad greens grown in water. This year, the Science of Food tent will focus on new ideas in nutrition, new ways of food production and food safety, said Uwe Hilgert, tent manager and director of STEM training at the BIO5 Institute. Aside from mushroom cultivation and aquaponics, visitors can also expect to see presentations on probiotics and edible bugs. Nutritional science and genomic research will also be a strong topic at the event this year, Hilgert said. “I think that [seeing the] whole assortment of exhibitors that come from not-for-profit groups out in the community and university of

research laboratories, and then connect that with something that is so everyday life as food is, is just an exciting contribution to the festival of books,” Hilgert said. Science of Tomorrow Despite its name, you won’t want to wait another day before going to see this tent. This year’s Science of Tomorrow tent is unique in that it will include more robotics, Schuchardt said. Besides that, visitors will also have the opportunity to build paper rockets that actually launch, take a virtual reality tour of the Multiple Mirror Telescope Observatory, and look through a filtered telescope at the sun. But wait—there’s more! Science City will also feature three other areas of scientific research and discovery, the Science of Everyday

Life, Science of You and Science of the Natural World. And Science City extends well beyond the big white tents on the Mall. Many buildings on campus, including the Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium, the College of Optics and the Laboratory of Tree Ring Research will open their doors to the public for tours and presentations, Deely said. The Festival of Books is run entirely by volunteers, and Science City itself is no exception. The 1,200 volunteers that work at Science City over the weekend are there because they share the same passion for science literacy, Deely said. Science City will be a part of the Festival of Books this weekend, March 11-12. A full list of all the events that will be going on can be found at sciencecity.

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Writers focus on animals as symbols BY NICOLE MORIN @nm_dailywildcat

The Tucson Festival of Books is dominating the UA campus once again. Authors come from all over the country to talk about topics ranging from diversity and economics to the paranormal and the rewriting of history. One particular topic authors will be discussing is the impact that animals have on people. Several authors will broach this subject using their own experience and literature as a touchstone. This experience ranges from rescuing animals and placing them in good homes to studying how encounters with animals can turn violent. Alison H. Deming, an English professor at the UA, is one of the authors speaking at the festival. She has written several books on how interacting with animals can be beneficial. One of her more recent works, “Zoologies: On Animals and the Human Spirit,” discusses the meaning of animals in our modern world and in our ancestral past. “Stairway to Heaven,” a poetry book published in 2016, examines the importance of nature in our lives. The science behind human and animal interactions is an understudied one, but according to Uri Lifshin, a doctoral student in psychology, it is a promising one.

“There’s still much more knowledge required,” Lifshin said. “This topic is, unfortunately, understudied in social psychology.” Lifshin’s dissertation focuses on the psychology of human-animal interactions. He said they can be used to help people accept others that they may consider different from themselves. If someone is capable of feeling empathy toward animals, then they will be more accepting of people they consider different from themselves. “When we include animals in our group, we include all humans in our group, and that has a lot of positive effects,” Lifshin said. This relationship means animals can be used as motivators of change and inspire people to join a cause. However, there are several criteria an animal must meet in order to capture the empathy of the public. First, people typically prefer mascots that are more human-like than animalistic. This relates to the human desire to distance oneself from animals. It is the reason why Wilbur and Wilma Wildcat walk around on two legs, as opposed to prowling around on all four feet like a real cat in the wild. They become more relatable and enjoyable for many people to be around, thereby becoming less threatening. A second criterion is that the animal should activate our caregiver instinct.



If it’s cute animals, they activate our caregiving system,” Lifshin said. “Then, we are drawn to them, and we feel more empathic towards them.” A baby polar bear, for example, may garner more concern for global warming than a large, grown polar bear might, even if they are placed in the same scenarios for the same cause. Animals also allow people to be heroes, something Lifshin believes we all want to feel. “We all want to do good things,” Lifshin said. By using animals, who may be seen as helpless and blameless by witnesses, a cause may become more motivational and gain more allies. This ties into people’s desire to leave a mark on the world; helping animals in any way they can – donating money, volunteering, or adopting – can foster feelings of

happiness, confidence, and goodwill. Lifshin’s research has also documented some interesting connections between culture and animals. Those that identify with animals in some way are less likely to be defensive over their own culture. Lifshin notes that there are ways that human and animal relationships can be negative. “It’s not that simple to use animals as agents for change,” Lifshin said. “Animals may be threatening to us, actually, because people don’t want to think that they [humans] are animals too.” Deming’s panel on humananimal relationships will be on March 11, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. It can be found in the Social and Behavioral Sciences tent, which seats 100 and is wheelchair accessible. Deming will be hosting the panel alongside Steven Church, an author whose latest book, “One with the Tiger: Sublime and Violent Encounters Between Man and Animal,” looks at the negative interactions that can occur between animals and humans.

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A walker’s guide to the Tucson Festival of Books Second Street Garage

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Children’s Storytelling & Entertainment Stage

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Festival of Books showcases literacy in Tucson BY KATHLEEN KUNZ @kathkunz

Amazon recently ranked Tucson as No. 7 in it’s top 20 most well-read cities in America, which is no surprise here. The Tucson community celebrates its love for literature every year at the Festival of Books, held on the UA Mall. The event draws in thousands of book lovers, giving programs that work towards increasing literacy in Tucson a louder voice in the public sphere. Pima County’s downtown public library launched a Bookbike program in 2012. The bike, loaded with books, takes monthly trips to different locations and events around Tucson to distribute free books to those who don’t normally make it into a library. Karen Greene, also known as the “Librarian on the Move,” was responsible for bringing the Bookbike to Tucson. “I was first introduced to the Bookbike concept by a colleague who sent me a link to the first Bookbike which was located in Chicago,” she said. Since 2012, the Bookbike program has given away more than 20,000 books to people in senior centers, halfway houses, soup kitchens and more. “That’s where we’re hitting the folks that are not necessarily coming to the library, and we can talk with them about our GED, English language and job help programs,” Greene said. Since receiving state grant money to fund the project, Greene has installed a Bookbike at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library downtown, as well as the Eckstrom-Columbus and Santa Rosa libraries. Her initiative has influenced 10 other libraries to start their own Bookbike programs. “My ultimate goal locally is to have a Bookbike in different regions of the city, so that every part of the city would get a Bookbike visit, not just the downtown area,” Greene said. “My goal internationally, is world domination by the Bookbike-to have it be a regular thing for libraries, bikes and books to go together.” Efforts for increasing literacy in Tucson are not confined to the public library system. The UA also takes an interest in helping the community access different types of literature. Nestled on the fourth floor of the education building at the UA, the newly renovated Worlds of Words center houses one of the largest collection of global children and adolescent books in the United States. It also hosts many artists and scholars in residence. The center provides a unique research space for all ages to discover the power


STAFF FROM MAKE WAY for Books, a local early literacy nonprofit, share interactive stories and books with children and families at the 2016 Tucson Festival of Books. This year will be Make Way for Book’s ninth year at the festival.

of international literature and serves the Tucson education community with exclusive, credible resources. Rebecca Ballenger, coordinator of outreach and collections, is the only fulltime staff member at Worlds of Words. She helps organize all events, programs and content that the center produces. “[Worlds of Words] is used primarily for research by pre-service teachers and teacher-educators who are looking to expand global perspectives through children’s literature,” Ballenger said. The center also works as a platform for the community to evaluate and discuss different types of global literature and create new ways for educators to integrate literature into the lives of their students. “We have public events for the community,” Ballenger said. “We have Wild Fiestas once a month and we offer professional development for teachers who want to come in and see how they might incorporate this literature in their classroom.” With the Festival of Books only a few days away, Worlds of Words is working overtime



THE VAN FOR MAKE Way for Books, a local nonprofit organization for early literacy. Make Way for Books will be at this year’s Tucson Festival of Books.

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UA professors to speak in festival panel BY KIRSHANA GUY @DailyWildcat

The Tucson Festival of Books is an event that brings together book lovers from near and far. The festival returns to the UA campus for its ninth year, bringing an array of genres from hundreds of different authors. Tyina Steptoe, an assistant professor in the department of History, is an author attending the festival. Steptoe is one of four panelists for the event “A Conversation on Segregated Spaces.” According to the event details on the festival website, the panel will explore how language, law and culture throughout the United States constructs racially segregated spaces. Steptoe said her newest book, “Houston Bound: Culture and Color in a Jim Crow City,” looks at how migration affected ideas about race in Houston, Texas, through the lens of culture. Steptoe is especially interested in observing the migration of French-speaking people. They were called Creoles from Louisiana, Mexicans, Mexican Americans from other parts of Texas and African Americans and how, when they moved to Houston, they affected ideas about hierarchy and race during the period of Jim Crow between the 1920s and the 1960s. Steptoe’s research is based on interdisciplinary methods. “I use newspapers a lot to try and figure out what people were thinking in a particular period,” Steptoe said. She’s also conducted numerous interviews for hands-on research. “At one point, I interviewed an 89-yearold woman who could recall what it was like to be in Houston in the ‘20s and ‘30s,” Steptoe said. Steptoe also examined how music changes during these time periods. She uses zydeco music to look at how Creoles fit into Houston and how that affected culture there. Steptoe explained that zydeco music is a form of music created when the Creoles moved to Houston. The genre is a combination of the blues and the music indigenous to the Creoles. Steptoe is currently working on a project that explores how rhythm and blues performers Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton and Little Richard challenged gender norms in the 1950s.


TYINA STEPTOE, AN ASSISTANT professor in the department of history, is one of many authors that will be at this year’s annual Tucson Fesitval of Books on the UA Mall. Steptoe will be a panelist for the A Conversation on Segregated Spaces event.

Jennifer Roth-Gordon, associate professor in the School of Anthropology, is another “A Conversation on Segregated Spaces” panelist. Gordon said her take is a little different than what may be shared by the other panelists since she’s the only panelist speaking about context outside of America. “I am really interested in looking at Brazil as a country where it did not have the same history of segregation and legal discrimination,” Gordon said. “But somehow the ideas about racial superiority of whiteness and the inferiority of people of color, especially anything related to African descent and blackness, have still managed to produce a racially unequal society.” Gordon explained she’s especially interested in looking at how these ideas flourish in a context where there isn’t the


to set up their exhibits, galleries and presentations to showcase to the public. The center will display literature and original artwork from many different authors and illustrators, such as Joan Sandin, Mary J. Wong, Grace Lin and more. “This is a place that the whole university community should feel welcome to come to,” Ballenger said.

same history that results in a similar racial hierarchy as found in the United States. Gordon’s book, “Race and the Brazilian Body: Blackness, Whiteness, and Everyday Language in Rio de Janeiro,” explains how people are making sense of racial ideas and using race to structure everyday interactions. Gordon said there’s more to signs of race than looking at phenotype, facial features or hair texture; rather, there is exploration of the linguistic and cultural aspects of the individual by looking at how people sound, how they dress and the activities they engage in. “You can watch people using these ideas of race to navigate their everyday world, but at the same time they are not necessarily explicitly thinking about it or talking about it in that way,” Gordon said.

A helpful resource for educators looking to increase literacy for students in Tucson is located not far from campus. Make Way for Books operates as a nonprofit organization serving over 30,000 children and parents, and over 700 educators. Their mission is to enhance the quality of early child care with a literary emphasis. “Our hope is that children are better prepared for kindergarten, that we’re easing the burden on the K-12 system,” said Ally Baehr, director of community engagement at Make Way for Books. “Therefore, children will arrive in kindergarten ready to read, ready to succeed,

Gordon’s newest research project is a continuation of a study of Brazilian racial and social inequality. “Bodies of Privilege: Cultivating Wealth and Whiteness in Rio de Janeiro,” continues to ask how race and racial ideas structure people’s understanding of their society. “The idea is understanding how they think about race and socioeconomic class,” she said. She has studied people from marginalized positions in shanty towns, and the next study focuses on those in the middle class and how they react to and navigate inequality in their society in a sharply divided city. The event, “A Conversation on Segregated Spaces,” will be held at the social and behavioral sciences tent on Saturday, March 11, at 10 a.m.

ready to participate.” Make Way for Books works with early child care providers, centers and preschools to meet these goals and make sure they are providing the right kinds of books to young children. “We hope that we’re creating a culture of literacy,” Baehr said. With the influence of programs like these, Tucson’s love for books doesn’t seem to be fading any time soon. For more information about the Festival of Books happening this weekend, visit

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Books remain popular with college students The UA Bookstores still see students buying books for leisure reading and stocks their shelves with must reads for those who still love the written word BY KACIE LILLEJORD @DailyWildcat

As college students, we are all familiar with books. We spend long hours both day and night pouring over books ranging in topic from sociology to medical terminology, studying hard for the next exam, writing papers or reports. Somehow, some of us are able to read for fun in our downtime. It could be a novel, a magazine article, or even the latest New York Times or Daily Wildcat issue. Whatever your reading preference, enjoyment can be found in taking a break from your daily routine to read something you’re interested in. Tents have already been set up for the annual Festival of Books on and around the UA Mall. The UA Bookstore, located in the Student Union Memorial Center, has also prepared for the celebration with racks of book recommendations featuring some of the work of visiting authors like Maureen Dowd and J.A. Jance. If you’re in between classes or find yourself with a bit of time on your hands, check out the stands. You just might find your new favorite book. Nicole Candelaria, a recent grad of the UA, currently works for the UA Bookstores in the general books department. She said the bookstore has plenty of award-winning books on the shelves. “We have quite a few people who either won or were nominated for the National Book Award,” she said. “The most notable of which is Colson Whitehead. His book, ‘The Underground Railroad,’ has been such a sensational hit; I mean, out of everything we have so far that is probably the one that is flying off our shelves the most frequently.” Whitehead will be one of many authors attending the festival. In a world where practically everything runs on some form of technology from smartphones to laptops to GPS, it seems that most people, even millennials, are still opting for the written word. “It’s actually really interesting,” said Candelaria. “We found out not too long ago that millennials are actually the generation that is supposed to save the printed word. Millennials, more so than generations previous, have been


BOOKS THAT WILL BE at the Tucson Festival of Books this weekend at the Worlds of Words, located in the Education building, on March 8.

buying actual hard copies of literature.” She said the general books department is doing well and college students do buy books for leisure. “I feel like the Festival of Books is a true testament to that because it’s just as popular with college kids as it would be for older readers,” she said. Kayla Sweeney, a junior majoring in psychology, shared a similar sentiment. “I like regular books because I feel like it’s a lot easier to focus [on] than eBooks,” she said. “I like Viktor Frankl’s ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’that’s a really deep, cool novel.” Sweeney said she enjoys reading for fun

and appreciates the ability books have to teach people about topics that interest them. Anisa Maani, a sophomore studying English, plans to attend the festival this weekend. “It’s the people that it attracts that make it a very welcoming and interactive, comfortable environment for everyone to enjoy,” she said. “The authors themselves are also at the book festival and you can talk to them, like I did last year, and ask them questions about their books.” Maani enjoys reading because it expands her mind, makes her a smarter person and makes her happy. She prefers books to eBooks, as she can take notes as she reads on the chapter’s theme,diction and syntax.

“Basically, doing that makes reading all the more compelling and interactive,” Maani said. Books are a great way to relax, whether it helps you unwind before bedtime or provides a form of entertainment during the day. Books allow for an escape from everyday life, taking you into another world entirely, whether it’s fact or fiction. The Festival of Books, and the Bookstore for that matter, offer a wide range of genres for readers of all passions and preferences. It’s the perfect time to discover, or rediscover, favorites among the festival’s lineup. Check out the Festival of Books website; you never know if your favorite author will be making an appearance.

A Closer Look Book Club creates discusssion BY LAUREN WHETZEL @_LaurenWhetzel_

A Closer Look Book Club is a project of docents within the UA Poetry Center. This club looks to challenge their members and choose titles that will create discussions that leave the group and follow members into their daily lives.

“Our book club is unusual from a book club at your local library because we try to choose books of literary fiction,” said Mary Myers, an organizer of the A Closer Look Book Club. “We were trying to encourage the members of the book club to take a look at the way things have changed in the past two years in the world and in the country.” This month, the book club read “The White Tiger” by Aravind

Adiga, which won the 2008 Man Booker Prize. The book is about an impoverished man in India. The book was chosen based on the club’s theme of “Cultural Shifts, New Thinking.” The club often chooses fairly recent books written by unacclaimed, skilled authors or books they normally wouldn’t read.


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Super Cool News: People still read books BY ALEC KUEHNLE @ThrowMeAnAllie

Note: Super Cool News is a Daily Wildcat feature that shares the, yes, coolest news happening around town and around the country. Try not to take what its writers have to say too literally. The Tucson Festival of Books has finally arrived, the event that all Tucsonans look forward to like nothing else; at least those over the age of 60. For many students at UA however, the festival mainly comes in the form of those obnoxious white tents out on the Mall that have made us rethink our route to class over the past few weeks. Many students may think about this festival and say, “Hmm, what’s a ‘book’ again?” Contrary to the popular belief held by many college students who are too busy and stressed out to even put their pants on the right way, people still read. Many individuals this year alone confirmed that during the past year they had not only used their hands to physically pick up a hard copy of a book, but they had also proceeded to sit down at an area of nearby comfort and not only open the book, but also read it, instead of just using its pages as rolling paper. The most surprising part? Many of these same individuals admitted to having actually done this purely for the sake of enjoyment, not for a class assignment. These people give reasons such as “I actually enjoy reading” or “reading is fun,” or the horribly overused cliché “I can travel anywhere I want in the entire world when reading a book, and I never even have to leave this room.” Lame, but you get the point. People still read. Now I know what you may be thinking: with the vast amount of high-quality TV shows and movies that now exist, why would I ever

have the need to pick up a book ever again? Or, maybe you think that it seems like all of these books get turned into movies eventually anyway, so why don’t I just see the movie version of the book once Hollywood’s lackluster brain inevitably churns it out? Fair questions I suppose in this day and age, but there are still reasons to read. If you choose to never pick up a book, you will have nothing to discuss with grandma and grandpa at the next family gathering. Ever since retirement, they tend to do a lot of reading for pleasure, so pick a good book you can discuss with them. Otherwise, they will get into personal questions like “how is school?” or “what are you doing with your life?” Trust me, you’re better off reading a book and avoiding all of this. Also, who knows, you might actually enjoy it. You also might not, but let’s remain hopeful here. It may be true that books often get adapted into movies, but these films are usually just bland, uninspired rehashings that never reach the quality of the original book, so don’t be the tool bag that thinks seeing a movie based on a book is the same as reading the book. On that same note, even though some TV shows now have almost reached book-level quality, there is still no substitution for curling up in your favorite corner of the living room next to the fireplace with a cup of tea and a good book, to use another vomit-inducing cliché. Authors actually use language to accomplish a lot of really cool and interesting things in their stories, so make sure to check out these mysterious objects known as “books” and just read one, for God’s sake. You could use some actual culture. With that said, make sure to check out the Tucson Festival of Books this weekend. You may even discover a newfound love for reading.

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Volunteers help keep festival running BY DAVID PUJOL @deathlydavid

The Tucson Festival of Books has been a staple event in Tucson since its debut in 2009. The festival relies on the support of volunteers to help it run smoothly and successfully. Festival of Books executive director Marcy Euler is the only paid employee, and a team of hundreds of volunteers help out with the event, according to Hannah Isaac, an English, creative writing and French sophomore who began volunteering with the festival in Nov. 2016. Her volunteering began when she received an email from the department of English saying they needed volunteers. “I figured a ginormous party celebrating books—I’m in,” Isaac said. Isaac is an AmeriCorps volunteer, which is a national service program network. She was assigned to the Tucson Festival of Books by AmeriCorps. and at the end of this year will have volunteered over 750 hours with the TFOB. “It’s kind of amazing; last year was my first year, but it was also my first year going to the festival, so I had never seen what it looked like to have so many people packed on the UA Mall with all the tents,” Isaac said. “It’s so rewarding to see all my volunteer

effort come to fruition.” Isaac said she attended three volunteer training sessions where volunteers learn about common questions from festival goers, from training the general public on how to use the app to letting the volunteers know where things are located on campus and how to get to them. Isaac, along with four other AmeriCorps students, work under Euler on tasks such as content creation for the website, copy editing and making name tags. The UA Bookstore is also a big part of the festival since they supply books sold for the festival for authors who attend. Perhaps students have noticed that the bookstore has had a slew of bookmarks advertising the festival, but those bookmarks didn’t magically appear out of nowhere. Volunteers like Isaac go into the bookstore and stuff the books of authors attending the festival. Since 2009, TFOB has donated over $1,450,000 to agencies to improve literacy in Tucson, according to the TFOB website. Isaac believes deeply in the cause and is both amazed and proud with the amount donated. “I love volunteering my time for something as worthwhile as literacy, and you don’t think about how fortunate you are to be able to read,” Isaac said. “It’s so meaningful to hear the stories of people who have been helped by


Colleen Burns, a founder of the club, greeted members at the door during the club’s March 8 meeting. Members signed in and headed over to the couches near the glass walls in the Poetry Center. When the meeting began, Myers lightheartedly stated the club’s three rules. “Don’t hog the microphone, be respectful, and what’s the third one? Does anyone remember?” Katy Sharar has been in the club for two years and facilitated the March 8 discussion. She brought copies of a list of questions and background on the author for everyone. She kicked off the discussion by asking every member what they enjoyed about the book. She asked questions like “Can someone who lives in one reality talk about an alteranate reality?” The club related the themes in the book to today’s issues, which created a lively discussion. Members come and go, but there are quite a few members who have been involved for five to 10 years, according to Myers. She said there are members who have never missed a meeting. Sharar said members have “interesting, deep,


TUCSON FESTIVAL OF BOOKS volunteers after a training session on Feb. 26.

the Tucson Festival of Books and by the literacy organization that we support.” Isaac sees herself continuing to volunteer in the future with the Festival of Books. “I’ve gotten to sort of familiarize myself with a lot of authors that I don’t think I would’ve ever come across without the festival, and that’s kind of what those who attend can expect,” Isaac said. She will volunteer on Sunday

and not-on-the-same-page ideas,” all while being respectful of one another. The group proposes questions that challenge each other’s ideas. “These are people I don’t see around the campus or the Poetry Center except for the book club,” Myers said. “We are filling a special interest and a special need for people in the community to challenge themselves intellectually and think about writing in books.” Sharar thinks this book club is special because they try to represent authors that might not be heard as often. Meetings of the club are free and open to the public. “We find that the University of Arizona Poetry Center is a beacon for a number of people,” Myers said. “It’s not entirely limited to poetry. Ours is an offering to people who aren’t into poetry but maybe will look into it.” The club meets once a month at the UA Poetry Center. They will hold their final meeting of the semester on April 12 to discuss “The Sympathizer” by Viet Thanh Nguyen.

as a campus escort for writer Peter Hayes who mainly writes on Germany and the history on World War II and the Holocaust. While she said this may not have been a genre she would have explored on her own, Isaac believes the subject is important to talk about with the broada range of issues discussed during the festival. Isaac believes there is something for everyone to enjoy at the festival because of the widespread variety and diversity at the festival.

“There are tons of things that you can do with little to no money at the festival, but I’ll spend a lot of it on books that I’ll then carry around with me,” Isaac said. This entire festival is held up on the basis of volunteers coming together to support the love of reading for readers old and new. Whether your love of reading is a new flame or an old friend, the Festival of Books has something for everyone and that is made possible by volunteers like Isaac.


A CLOSER LOOK BOOK Club discusses “The White Tiger” during their meeting on March 8 at the UA Poetry Center. The club meets once a month.

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Women’s athletics: A league of role models BY SYRENA TRACY @syrena_tracy

Women’s leadership and advancement continues to grow in the male-dominated sports industry as women continue to play key roles as athletes, coaches and management. At the UA, there are currently 11 women sports, all inspired by former women sports figures and inspiring future women in the athletics program. The Arizona softball program has a rich history of winning, and the program has produced countless female role models. The current team knows their place as role models for young women all over Tucson, and they continue to follow in the footsteps of the women who have come before them. Senior pitcher Danielle O’Toole continues to work hard and appreciates the many

inspiring women that have given her the opportunity to play softball. O’Toole mentioned growing up watching players like Arizona’s Jennie Finch and UCLA’s GiOnna DiSalvatore. There was another name that the senior mentioned she looks up to, ESPN’s Jessica Mendoza. Mendoza recently began commentating Major League Baseball games for ESPN and unfortunately received a fair amount of backlash for it. “Honestly, I would say Jessica Mendoza is the biggest influence for women in sports,” O’Toole said. “When she said she was doing baseball everybody was like ‘what are you talking about?’ It’s like, do you know who she is? She’s a freakin’ Olympian. Of course she’s going to be good at that.” Arizona sophomore pitcher Taylor McQuillin has seen the role women play in

sports and how it has changed dramatically by giving women the opportunities they didn’t have 40-50 years ago. “Women usually had the stereotypical role of ‘I’m the caregiver at home, I don’t work.’ Now in the world today you can see women evolving,” McQuillin said. “It’s huge because today softball and all of the other women’s sports are growing and being shown on television. I can go on ESPN and I can see any softball game that I want to. Even a few years back, it wasn’t even like that.” Reflecting on the people who have influenced women in sports, O’Toole and McQuillin are now taking on that role of influencing other girls. When asked for a picture or an autograph on a ball, O’Toole and McQuillin realize that


Throughout the history of sports, women have struggled to solidify themselves amongst men. Women role models in sports were scarce in the past, but Molly Schiot has set out to make sure the pioneers of women’s sports get the recognition they deserve. Schiot grew up in a small town near New Hampshire and she was always an active competitor on the ice. “I grew up in New England, so I played ice hockey,” Schiot said. “I was just good. I was a good athlete.” Schiot played numerous sports throughout her high school career and was always a captain on her team. But by the time she got to college, Schiot was burnt out on sports, mainly because it was hard to see a future in sports as a woman. “I didn’t really think it was possible for me to play sports,” Schiot said. “I just assumed everything was for guys.” Schiot didn’t lose her passion for sports; she simply found another way to stay in the game. She was directing music videos in Los Angeles when the ESPN series “30 for 30” first came out. Schiot was blown away with the production and ended up working on the staff of “30 for 30: The Two Escobars.” She has also produced a “30 for 30” short titled “Our Tough Guy.” As much as Schiot liked the “30 for 30” series, she noticed a major discrepancy. “I was like ‘gosh, there’s 160 ‘30 for 30s that have been made today, and there’s only four about women.’ For me, I thought it was a no-brainer to pitch stories about women.” Pitch stories she did. Schiot pitched story after story to ESPN producers about women in sports, but all of her proposals were shot down. Schiot decided to take matters in to her own hands. She started the Instagram account “@ TheUnsungHeroines”; the account would become the impetus for her book “Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History.”


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create something you always imagine who your audience is, and I just FROM PAGE 23 imagined that my audience would be a bunch of 16- to 20-year-old girls who liked soccer and were tomboys,” Schiot “My Instagram account started as said. “When [the book] came out, kind of like ... a ‘fuck you’ to ESPN,” there were all theses dads who started Schiot said. “There’s only four [‘30 for reaching out to me and sending me 30s] that are about women? I mean, every guy and girl that I know has seen pictures of their daughter, or son, and said that it was a nightly that series, and they ritual where they would both really love the My Instagram read one story a night to stories that are told.” account [@ their kids. It totally blew Schiot posted photos of women TheUnsungHeroines] me away.” In this day and age, from throughout the started as kind of Schiot finally has a history of sports and like ... a ‘fuck you’ to female athlete she can shared their stories ESPN.” look up to. That athlete in her captions. The is Serena Williams. account became so “She’s like the popular that when —Molly Schiot, baddest, dopest, coolest Schiot met a literary Author of “Game athlete,” Schiot said. agent, she proposed Changers” “In Los Angeles, there’s that Schiot pitch her kids everywhere that are idea as a book to a young girls in Compton major publisher. and Inglewood that are “It was sort of an organic process where I had a big following of people playing tennis, and it’s only because of [Serena Williams].” that really loved these stories,” Schiot will be attending the Tucson Schiot said. Festival of Books this weekend and And just like that, “Game Changers” will present on the panel Little-Known was born. Like any influential piece of Sports Heroines at 11:30 a.m. on work, you never know quite who your Sunday, March 12. audience really is. “It’s one of those things where you



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The invention of women’s competitive sports BY MATT WALL @mwall20

Lydia Reeder grew up hearing stories of her great-uncle Sam Babb, her grandmother’s favorite brother. After successfully campaigning for Babb, a women’s basketball coach, to enter the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, Reeder’s grandmother turned to Lydia, the family copywriter. “She said this is pretty interesting and that I might like to write about it,” Reeder said. “When I actually started looking at it, I realized that this was an epic sports story.” It would take Reeder two years of dedicated research and a decade total to search for the players involved who had not passed away and to gather newspaper articles. “I collected scrap books and diaries and pieces of unpublished books before I started writing,” Reeder said. “I didn’t really know how it was going to turn out. I also worked full-time. It was kind of on and off getting done.” As she gathered more and more research, she would learn the legacy of Babb. He managed to serve as the Superintendent of Schools and basketball coach for Custer County, Oklahoma after the first coach left in scandal, according to WBUR 90.9 in Boston. “He was way ahead of his time, coaching women like he was coaching men,” Reeder said. “He coached them to win.”

Babb moved onto Oklahoma Presbyterian College and recruited women from the farms to play basketball in exchange for a free education, a practice far ahead of its time. “He didn’t see any problem with women being tough athletes, even back then when women hadn’t been playing competitive athletics for that long,” Reeder said. “His legacy was very strong when it came to pioneering women in both player and leadership roles in sports.” The book “Dust Bowl Girls” was born, which showcases the Cardinals basketball team and their rise to a National Championship against highly acclaimed player Babe Didrikson. “It was quite a sight to see women bouncing around a basketball,” Reeder said. “By the 1930s, there were some really great athletes coming out. They couldn’t widely access competitive sports. [In fact], there was a very strong movement against competitive sports.” Babb would become the pioneer that women’s sports so desperately needed. The Amateur Athletic Union began sponsoring players and sports, taking women to the Olympic games in 1932. Reeder will be presenting twice at this year’s Tucson Festival of Books. She is scheduled to serve on the panels for Unique Women in Sports History and Little-Known Sports Heroines. “It’s incredibly important that these stories become better known,” Reeder said. “These women are true sports heroes. If women are


LYDIA REEDER TALKS ABOUT her book “Dust Bowl Girls.” Reeder will be presenting at this year’s Tucson Festival of Books.

supposed to gain as much recognition as men do playing athletics, there needs to be some mythology established about our historical champion athletes. These histories are a great start to that.”

Reeder will serve on the panels alongside Ila Borders, Joe Drape and Molly Schiot. “‘Dust Bowl Girls’ is an underdog story,” Reeder said. “These girls were not expected to win much of anything, and they win everything.”

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it means much more. “I think that I am somebody’s role model, and I have to act a certain way and play how they want me to play,” O’Toole said. “I have to be that person for them. It’s one of the coolest feelings in the world and it’s so easy to just sign a ball and give it to them, but you’re doing more than that.” Continuing that inspiration to young girls is the UA women’s gymnastics team. GymCats head coach Tabitha Yim is inspired by strong women in athletics, including Pat Summitt, the legendary Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball coach, and Judy Sweet, the first women to hold the post of NCAA president, who were at the forefront of women’s athletics. “Honestly, I wasn’t aware of how much of an impact it

ARIZONA GYMNASTICS HEAD COACH Tabitha Yim watches the screen in McKale Center on Jan. 8.

can make until Judy Sweet actually came and talked to many younger women coaches,” Yim said. “She told us about the struggle that she went through being one of the first women athletic directors and the pressure she felt and how she got through it because of her greater vision of paving the way and really being a trail blazer.” Yim is determined to carry on Summitt’s and Sweet’s legacy and continue to open doors for women in the future knowing that there is no discrepancy between a male and female coach. The GymCats continue to show the power that women can bring to athletics, especially since their gymnasium is named after Mary Robys who saw the rise of women in athletics at the UA. “We [Arizona Gymnastics] are very blessed because our facility is named after one of the most influential women in Arizona sports, Mary Roby,” Yim said. “I think there is always more and more to educate and really communicate

how important and impactful that is for the student athletes. I like to think they are very grateful and gracious for that opportunity and continue to be a part of that history.” Powerful and inspirational women continue to tackle the opportunities given to them in athletics. “It is important to realize that the struggle isn’t over,” Yim said. “There is still a long way for us to go. There are so many opportunities that we have to further the careers of other women or to encourage women to enter the field of athletics and sports. I think, as females, we have to take on that responsibility and recognize the significance and importance of continuing to push that forward.” Authors Molly Schiot, Ila Jane Borders and Lydia Reeder will be presenting at the Tucson Festival of Books this weekend. Their panel, Little-Known Sports Heroines, will be presented in room 150 of the Integrated Learning Center on the UA campus on Sunday, March 12, at 11:30 p.m.

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4Bedroom 2Bath home near campus at water St/ Fremont. $450 Per Bedroom ($1,800/ Month). 1100 e water Street. ceiling Fans, air conditioned. washer/dryer. check out our website at for more pictures and homes available aug. 1, 2017. 520-4048954 5BdrMS FroM $425 per per‑ son. Available for 17/18 school year. Call 520‑398‑5738 8+ bedrooms dIrectLY acroSS FroM eLLer!! Spacious home with bonus rooms, ac, Living/dining room, dishwasher, washer/dryer, extra Fridges, and LotS of parking!!! call taMMY today at 520-398-5738 aaa 5Bd., 3Bath homes avail. Fall 2017. Large bedrooms, fenced yards, private parking, spa‑ cious living areas. Call 520‑398‑ 5738 aMaZInG hoUSe!!! 6BedrooM, 4bath home close to UA, new kitchen, baths, Large bed‑ rooms, LVRM, dining, fenced yard, From $640 p.p. A/C, 2 sets W/D, 2 fridges, Call Tammy 520‑ 398‑5738 LarGe 6Bed on Waverly. Great $ Deal for August 2017!! Call 520‑398‑5738


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LookInG For a house around campus for the upcoming year? Apartments, Studios, and 1– 6 bedroom units available at www.‑ ‑3437 Blacklidge –4bd, 2ba, $1,800/mo, two car garage, large back yard, hot tub. Call 520‑414‑4313 to schedule a showing. ‑345 Linden –4bd, 2ba, $2,095‑ /mo, recently remodeled, huge in‑ terior open floorplan with large bedrooms. Email contac‑ for more info. ‑2910 Presidio –4bd, 3ba, $1,950‑ /mo, split floor plan with large liv‑ ing areas, great A/C, pool, new appliances. Call 520‑414‑4313. ‑216 Waverly –4bd, 2ba, $1,795‑ /mo, guesthouse in rear (1bd/1ba, $550/mo). Recently re‑ modeled. Email contact@apexaz.‑ com for more info. ‑2630 Plumer –3bd, 2ba, $1,925‑ /mo, two car garage, great A/C, large yard, perfect for UofA medi‑ cal students. Call 520‑414‑4313 ‑321 Waverly –5bd, 3ba, $2,150‑ /mo, spacious living areas with vaulted ceilings. Recently remod‑ eled. Email for more info. ‑1524 Park –6bd, 3ba, $2,400‑ /mo, split floor plan with fully tiled interior. 4 blocks from campus. Call 520‑414‑4313. ‑1714 Edison –5bd, 4ba, $2,300‑ /mo, guesthouse (1bd, 1ba, $555/mo). If rented together $2,750/mo. Email contac‑ for more info. Work with a team of seasoned property management veterans. Professionally managed by The Apex Team– Keller Williams Southern Arizona. waLk to UoFa. Great 3bdrm/ 2ba, 4 blocks to campus. Close to rec center. AC, Washer Dryer, dishwasher, Hardwood floors, large fenced yard. $1500 move in Aug 8. Reserve now for Fall. 213‑819‑0459

U of a ~ SaM hUGheS ~ 75 YardS FroM caMPUS & tailgate area ~ 3rd Street. rooms for rent available for 3-4 women students (current friends would be lovely)! Parking. Beautiful large front patio for studying and guests visits! Fully furnished bedrooms, beautifully decorated and spacious common areas, study area, and ServIceS IncLUded: common areas cleaned weekly, clothes and sheets washed weekly, all utilities, & wifi. two Queen rooms with shared bathroom ($900 month, each). one king room with private bathroom ($1200 month for single, $600 month for share). annual Lease required. Full time Female owner/hostess. Pictures provided and tours by appointment. Serious inquiries only, parents encouraged to inquire as well:

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Applications are now being accepted for the position of general manager of UATV-3 for 2017-18 school year. This is a challenging paid position for qualified students with broadcast and management experience and a knowledge of student media (specifically TV/video) operations. Qualified candidates must be UA students (grad or undergrad). Applicants are interviewed and selected by the Arizona Student Media Board. To apply, pick up an application packet from the Student Media business office, Park Student Union Room 101 (615 N. Park Ave). The deadline to submit completed applications is 5 p.m. Monday, March 27 and interviews will be Friday, March 31 or Friday, April 7. Candidates are strongly encouraged to discuss their interest with Mike Camarillo, broadcast adviser [(520) 621-8002 or], before applying.


Applications are now being accepted for the position of general manager of KAMP Student Radio for 2017-18 school year. This is a challenging paid position for qualified students with broadcast and management experience and a knowledge of student radio operations. Qualified candidates must be UA students (grad or undergrad). Applicants are interviewed and selected by the Arizona Student Media Board. To apply, pick up an application packet from the Student Media business office, Park Student Union Room 101 (615 N. Park Ave). The deadline to submit completed applications is 5 p.m. Monday, March 27 and interviews will be Friday, March 31 or Friday, April 7. Candidates are strongly encouraged to discuss their interest with Mike Camarillo, broadcast adviser [(520) 621-8002 or], before applying.

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