Professor Emeritus of History George W. Troxler, author of From a Grove of Oaks: The Story of Elon University, will be available at several book signings beginning March 12.
From a Grove of Oaks: The Story of Elon University will be released March 11 and there will be several opportunities to have it signed by the author, Professor Emeritus of History George W. Troxler.
From a Grove of Oaks is the first detailed study of Elon’s history in more than 30 years, documenting the institution’s origins and development through the first half of the 20th century. It also provides a thorough record of the dramatic growth during the administrations of presidents J. Earl Danieley, J. Fred Young and Leo M. Lambert.
Paid, pre-ordered copies of the book, released on Founders Day as part of Elon’s 125th anniversary commemoration, can be picked up at Barnes & Noble at Elon University, the campus bookstore on Williamson Avenue. Troxler will be available to sign paid, pre-ordered books on the following days:
- Wednesday, March 12 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Books can still be pre-ordered through the bookstore website or they can be purchased at either signing. Only paid copies of the book will be available at the bookstore.
Each faculty and staff member who wants to receive one complimentary copy of Troxler’s book and have it signed by the author can do so at the special 125th historical exhibit in the Isabella Cannon Room at the Center for the Arts on the following days:
- Wednesday, March 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Thursday, March 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Friday, March 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
After these dates, faculty and staff members can stop by the Martin Alumni Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to pick up their one complimentary copy. Pre-ordered, paid copies of the book will not be available in the Isabella Cannon Room or the MAC. Faculty and staff who want additional copies of the book may place an order through the bookstore. Those books can be signed by Troxler at the bookstore March 12 and March 19.
Troxler joined the Elon faculty in 1969 and retired in 2010 as dean of cultural and special programs. Since he retired, Troxler has done painstaking research and analysis for the book, following in the footsteps of Professor Durward Stokes, whose 1982 book, Elon College: Its History and Traditions, provided an authoritative record of Elon’s first 90 years.