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2015 Festival of Books

The USC Civic Engagement tent hosted various educational program at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on April 18 and 19, 2015.

Many programs which included robotics, “History in a Box”, Jester Has Lost His Jingle, and Mission Science are funded by the Good Neighbors Campaign, an annual employee giving campaign that raises more than $1.7 million that funds university community partnerships.

The USC Family of Schools Coloring Contest winners were recognized by USC President C. L. Nikias and Los Angeles Times CEO Austin Beutner at the festival’s opening ceremony.

USC President C. L. Max Nikias, left and Los Angeles Times, Publisher Austin Beutner presents certificates to the comic strip winners during the opening ceremony of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at the University of Southern California, Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Los Angeles. USC Photos/Gus Ruelas

USC President C. L. Max Nikias, left and Los Angeles Times, Publisher Austin Beutner presents certificates to the comic strip winners during the opening ceremony of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at the University of Southern California, Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Los Angeles. USC Photos/Gus Ruelas

A book drive was also held to supplement Family of Schools classroom libraries and for elementary school student’s personal collection.