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TU to participate in One Book community read

Thomas University will be one of several organizations participating in the “One Book: Time to Read Together” community-wide reading event taking place September in Thomas County.  

“It has been an honor to serve with other community leaders in this effort to organize Thomas County’s first community reading event designed to promote literacy and encourage reading and community interaction,” said Susan Ford, Thomas University’s Associate Vice President of Curriculum and Advising.

While the title of the book won’t be announced until the Thomasville Center for the Arts' Flaunt Opening Night Party on Sept. 6, organizers have revealed that the book has a central theme about time. General admission tickets are available for this event online at

A panel will discuss the book during “A Time to Discuss” that will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Thomasville Public Library. Leading the discussion will be Thomas University’s Dr. Sandra Simonds, Assistant Professor of English, along with Dr. Jay Snodgrass and Maria T. Studebaker-Coppage from Southwest Georgia Technical College. This event is free and open to the public.

The first installment in this year’s Science Café series at TU will also be part of the “One Book” event featuring Dr. Harrison Prosper, the Kirby W. Kemper Professor of Physics and Distinguished Research Professor at Florida State University. As a physicist, Prosper’s interest in time stems from time’s relation to other physical entities, such as velocity, energy, power and magnetic force.

The Science Café will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Flowers Executive Classroom, which is located inside the new Smith-Bonvillian Hall on TU’s Main Campus. This event is free and open to the public.

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