Viterbo University to Host Book Signing and Reception with Local Author Sandra Bartel June 8; Discounted Rate Book Orders Due May 25

May 21, 2018

Contact Nicole Van Ert at 608-796-3616 or nmvanert@viterbo.edu

VITERBO UNIVERSITY TO HOST BOOK SIGNING AND RECEPTION WITH LOCAL AUTHOR SANDRA BARTEL JUNE 8; DISCOUNTED RATE BOOK ORDERS DUE MAY 25

LA CROSSE, Wis. – The D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership at Viterbo University will host a reception with Sandra Bartel, author of the new book Joe: A Life of Mischief, Humor, and Joy from 4–6:30 p.m. Friday, June 8 in Reinhart Center 107.

Bartel is the administrative assistant for enrollment management at Viterbo University. She lives with her husband Paul Bartel and her brother Joe Burns in the La Crosse area. The book and reception are in celebration of her love for Joe, who was born with Down syndrome. 

Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served, and books will be available for purchase during the reception for the cover price of $14.95. To preorder a book for a discounted rate of $10, email Nicole Van Ert at nmvanert@viterbo.edu by Friday, May 25. All preordered books will be signed by Joe and Sandra.

About the Book: When Joe was born with Down syndrome in the 1960s, the doctor told his parents it may be best if he were institutionalized. They felt otherwise, brought him home, and never regretted their decision. As their health declined in later years, Joe’s sister Sandra and her husband Paul took Joe into their home. Mischievous, full of joy for life, and downright hilarious, Joe has enriched their lives and the lives of those who have known him. Although he learned some very naughty words by the time he was four years old, and continues to use them every chance he can get, Joe’s heart is full of love and hugs.

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