The Common Reading Program affords students the opportunity of participating in a common curricular experience that creates community and a common ground for discussion. The program is tailored specifically for incoming first year students. Students are expected to have read the book before the first day of class and will join together with faculty and peers to discuss and think critically about key concepts. The Common Reading Program will encourage students to partake in intellectual engagement and will create a sense of community among newly admitted Panthers.

Selection Committe

  • Charlie Andrews, Assistant Vice President, Academic Advising Center
  • Eric Arneson, Assistant VP, Student Affairs
  • Consuelo Boronat, Director, Retention and Graduation Success
  • Ana Correa, Undergraduate Student
  • Paula Gillespie, Director, Center for Excellence in Writing
  • Sarah Hammill, Distance Learning Librarian
  • Douglas Hasty, First-Year Experience Librarian
  • Glenn Hutchinson, Assistant Director, Center for Excellence in Writing
  • Amy Kay, Director, Orientation and Parent Programs
  • Lynne Miller, Associate Professor, Education
  • Valerie Morgan, Director, Undergraduate Education
  • Maria Pulido, Undergraduate Student
  • Jose Rodriguez, Assistant Dean, Honors College
  • Jay Sandhouse, Instructional Technologist
  • Justin Taylor, Graduate Student Assistant
  • Giovanna Tello, Academic Advisor, Undergraduate Education