Campus Author Collection & Lecture

Campus Author Collection and Lecture

The purpose of the Campus Author Collection is to support the academic curriculum and community of scholars of BYU-Idaho through the collection of works published by employees of BYU-Idaho. The Campus Author Collection consists of published monographs in order to document publishing efforts of faculty and staff. 

The Campus Author Lecture provides the opportunity to hear from one of these authors, and for an author to describe the researching and writing process, as well as discuss the topic of the book to interested students, staff, and faculty. Come to the Special Collections reading room (220 MCK) to learn from a local author in a small setting about his or her experiences and ask questions about the process or the content. 

Peace for a Palestinian book cover

Next Lecture: March 7, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Special Collections Reading Room, 220 MCK

Featuring Sahar Qumsiyeh, Faculty member in the Mathematics Department

Peace for a Palestinian: One Woman's Story of Faith Amidst War in the Holy Land
Published by Deseret Book, 2017 (Click here for Publisher Information)

Come hear Sahar Qumsiyeh, Mathematics Faculty Member, share from her book, Peace for a Palestinian, about growing up in a country torn apart by political upheaval, and how she learned to find true peace and joy.

Click here to find it in the Library Catalog

Previous Lectures:

Points of Reference

May 4, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Special Collections Reading Room, 220 MCK
Matthew Babcock, Faculty member in the English Department

Points of Reference
Published by Folded Word Chapbooks (Click here for Publisher Information)

Strange Terrain
Published by MadHat Press (Click here for Publisher Information)

Heterodoxologies
Published by Educe Press (Click here for Publisher Information)

Click here to find his books in the Library Catalog


Writing Ourselves cover

July 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Special Collections Reading Room, 220 MCK
Jack Harrell, Faculty member in the English Department

Writing Ourselves: Essays on Creativity, Craft, and Mormonism
Published by Greg Kofford Books, 2016

Click here to find it in the Library Catalog

Click here for Publisher Information



October 29, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. William B. Smith Cover
Kyle Walker, Counselor in the Counseling Center

William B. Smith: In the Shadow of a Prophet
Published by Greg Kofford Books, 2015

Click here to find it in the Library Catalog
Click here for Publisher Information
Click here for a review of the book