‘Change’ inevitable by end of semester

Jordan Botticello

Members of the University community looking for something to spice up their coffee tables are in for a treat. “Change” is a professional quality, hardcover, coffee-table book that will showcase the best art, photography and writing that University students, faculty, staff and alumni have to offer.

John Reinhardt, a junior communications and history major, is the driving force behind the project. He started working on it in May 2002. Reinhardt is a native of Staten Island and has been involved in photography for many years. Reinhardt originally proposed the book idea because he felt that there was “a need for creative outlets” at the University.

Christine Muller, assistant director of the Honors Department and faculty advisor for “Change” says that Reinhardt has “tapped into a hole” at Villanova. Books similar to “Change” have been created at many other schools, and both Muller and Reinhardt feel that it would be a great addition to the University. Muller feels that “Change” will be a “striking example of how talented [our] students are.”

Reinhardt is working with Bob Davine at Herff-Jones Publishing to produce a book that he hopes will be both fun and professional. Herff-Jones also publishes Belle Air, the University yearbook. Reinhardt, who was the photography editor for the Belle Air last year, has worked with Bob Davine and Herff-Jones before.

The Public Relations Office has already begun publicizing the book. An e-mail will be sent out notifying students of the project, and former students have already been informed through the alumni magazine.

The coffee table book, which will be sold in the University Bookstore and online through the school cataloge, will have color art and photography. Reinhardt hopes that students, professors, staff and alumni will become involved in the project and submit art that can fit on a printed page.

Those wishing to submit writing, poetry, art and photography may do so in the Honors Office located in Room 103 of the Saint Augustine Center.