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Common Reader Events For April

March 29, 2022
SHSU Media Contact: Emily Binetti

CountingDecentSquareWith over a decade of inspiring literature, The Common Reader Program is a long-standing Sam Houston State University tradition. As the close of the SHSU Common Reader 2021-2022 approaches, the campus community is invited to take part in upcoming events.

The First-Year Experience Office will host a Common Reader Spoken Word Contest on April 5, from 4-6 p.m. Students, faculty and staff are all welcome to enjoy the show. More info.

FoS Program Coordinator/Instructor Steven D. Koether and the First-Year Experience Office will host a Common Reader program titled: Critical Thinking through Deliberative Dialogues on April 7, from 4 - 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served to all participants. Please register here to RSVP.

“This scholarship event brings individuals together to discuss wicked problems. We come together across differences to find the humanity, nuance, shared values and common ground,” Koether said.

About the Common Reader program

Each year since 2008, a selection committee made up of faculty, staff and students review book nominations from the university community. Committee members narrow the many choices down to ten top-rated titles, which are read and evaluated by more than 45 readers. From that, one book is selected to serves at the SHSU Common Reader book of the year. The initiative also includes a robust framework of activities, from across academic disciplines, to bring the book to life for students.

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