President to announce Maroon Edition book today

May 11, 2011

Today, MSU President Mark E. Keenum and other administrative and faculty leaders will formally announce the next selection for the university's 2011 Maroon Edition common reading program.

The 2 p.m. public program in the John Grisham Room of Mitchell Memorial Library will be followed by a reception. Compliments of the president, a free copy of the book will be given to the first 50 individuals who sign in.

In addition, limited-edition prints illustrating elements of the book will be presented to two audience members selected randomly.

In a departure from previous book selections, this year's Maroon Edition features a major work by a Pulitzer-Prize winning Mississippi author. Literary scholar and MSU English professor emeritus Noel Polk will be among those discussing the book's significance.