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The First-Year Experience Committee Seeks Book Nominations

Loyola announcement - November 29, 2006

The First-Year Experience Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2007-2008 common reading program. 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, covering themes including 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. Nominations will be accepted through Monday, December 4.