|Arthur W. Hafner, Ph.D., M.B.A.|
Dean of University Libraries
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306
Arthur W. Hafner Personal Snapshot:
My wife Ruthie and I are the proud parents of four children. Our oldest is our Princess. Her name is Tamar. Our other children are Princes, named Zachary, Ethan, and Jeremy. Our daughter and her husband Jack live in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona with their two sons, Tyler and Trent and daughter Rachel. Life does not get better than having a happy family.
This is what I am reading.
Some of my favorite magazines are The Atlantic, Field & Stream, Fortune, Harvard Business Review, PC Magazine, and U.S. News & World Report. I regularly read sections A and B of The Wall Street Journal and I spend Sunday mornings with The New York Times.
One of my favorite websites, The
Victorian Web, provides a wealth of information about the period when Queen Victoria
ruled England, 1837-1901. So many great books were written during this period and continue
to be read, discussed, and studied today.
My other interests include repartee with friends. I enjoy coffee at various cafes, too. The best steaks I have enjoyed have been at various Ruth Chris Steakhouses. In Chicago, my favorite is Gibson's Steakhouse on North Rush Street.
I enjoy blues music of the type for which Chattanooga born Bessie Smith
(1898?-1937) is known. I delight in how this artist, known widely as Empress of the Blues,
uses her voice and lyrics to magically create a mood by taking an eight or twelve bar
strain, flattening the third and seventh notes of the tempered scale, and mystically
involving the listener in a story about things that happen in real life.
Last Modified: June 15, 2004