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FYE Committee Seeks Book Nominations

Loyola press release - November 26, 2006

FYE Committee Seeks Book Nominations

The First Year Experience Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2007-2008 common reading program.

To suggest a book or theme please use the online form available at http://www.loyno.edu/fye/FYE_book_suggestion_form.php.

Nominations will be accepted through Monday, December 4.

The common reading program is an important component of the First Year Experience. In early summer, copies of the selected book are mailed to incoming first-year students, discussions about the book are held during the summer Preview sessions, and the book is incorporated into classroom and co-curricular educational activities throughout the year. Past book selections include Dead Man Walking, Savage Inequalities, Nickel and Dimed, and The Tipping Point. Past themes include capital punishment, education inequalities, and working poor.

The committee will consider the following criteria when selecting the common reading:

Relation to Thinking Critically, Acting Justly

Social justice component

Author and/or dynamic speaker on topic available for campus visit

Broad appeal

Ease of incorporation in classroom and co-curricular education

To suggest a book or theme please use the online form available at http://www.loyno.edu/fye/FYE_book_suggestion_form.php.

FYE Committee members:

Kathy Barnett, Management, College of Business Ted Dziak, Director of The Jesuit Center Mark Fernandez, History, College of Humanities and Natural Sciences Valerie Goertzen, Music, College of Music and Fine Arts Armin Kargol, Physics, College of Humanities and Natural Sciences Sue Mennino, Sociology, College of Social Sciences Jan Moppert, Office of Service Learning and Chair of FYE Committee Lee Mundell, Decision Science, College of Business Trish Nugent, Monroe Library Ashley Pillow, Monroe Library Cathy Rogers, School of Mass Communication, College of Social Sciences Karen Shields, Director of New Student Orientation Cody Vanderkaay, Visual Arts, College of Music and Fine Arts Student representatives to be added.