Nominations must be received by Friday, September 13.
The First-Year Programs office is currently accepting recommendations of books suitable to use as a common reader in fall 2020. All sections of GEP 101 and some sections of UHC 110 will use the book. The book is also used in collaborative community programs with the Springfield-Greene County Library system.
We need your help in identifying books that relate to the university’s Public Affairs mission and next year’s Public Affairs theme: The Power of Voice.
An ideal common reader will contain themes and content allowing students to explore multiple pillars of the public affairs mission: cultural competence, community engagement, and ethical leadership. Because the book will be used in GEP101 and UHC110, courses that serve students from all majors on campus, the book should be written in ways that appeal to students from a variety of disciplines and interests. The book you nominate needs to be written for a general audience, requiring little or no expertise with the topic in order to understand the book.
The selection committee will consider both fiction and nonfiction. The common reader will be chosen based on the book’s relationship to the public affairs mission, the quality of the book itself, and the book’s suitability for first-year students.
Please send nominations to FirstYearPrograms@missouristate.edu. Include the following information:
- The title of the book
- The author of the book
- A brief explanation about why you are recommending the book