Why A Book-in-Common?
The Book-in-Common program is a university-wide initiative developed to foster a learning environment focused on the success of students to live, work, and lead in a diverse and complex world. The program will promote an awareness and appreciation for the richness that is brought by embracing all forms of diversity and multicultural perspectives. In addition, it supports University initiatives such as curricular and co-curricular efforts in Global Connections, Wellness Connections, and Business Connections.
Common Reading Programs
intellectually engage students on a variety of social issues and diverse perspectives related to values and ethics
foster a sense of intellectual community throughout the university
engage students in interdisciplinary dialogue outside of the classroom
provide opportunities for increased interaction among students, faculty, staff, and alumni
Essay Contest (Spring 2018)
We invite students, faculty, and staff to submit an essay for the My Beloved World essay contest. My Beloved World is our current book-in-common, and this academic year will culminate with a reception and poster presentation on April 18, 2018.
We encourage you to write your own essay (1000 words or less) using the required prompt and submit it to our contest. All essays are due Tuesday, February 21, 2018 by 5:00PM.
"Talk about a time you persevered through a challenge. Take us back to that memory, paint a picture of it, and then bring us forward so we can see the impact”
Please submit both your essay and submission form to email@example.com. Submission forms are available here:
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