Still seeking facilitators for FYRI book Good Lord Bird

07/09/2014

Contributed by Shaianne Osterreich

We are still looking for more volunteers to act as discussion facilitators for the FYRI Fall Welcome event in August. Sign up and we will get you a book asap! 

As you may have seen in President Rochon’s Intercom announcementThe Good Lord Bird, by James McBride, acclaimed author and musician, is our 2014-2015 selection for the First Year Reading Initiative. We are now in the planning stages of what is shaping up to be another exciting year of activities. 

The first set of activities includes small group student discussions, which will take place on the morning of August 26th during the annual Fall Welcome for first-year students. There will be an opening presentation by Derek Adams, Assistant Professor in the Department of English, after which students will break off with discussion moderators. We are now looking for staff, faculty, administrators, and alumni volunteers who are interested in facilitating these discussions with our new students. 

If you are interested in volunteering to be a discussion facilitator during Fall Welcome, please sign up here.  For more information about James McBride's amazing book, please click here. 

As we have done for the past several years we will have optional summer afternoon conversations about the book in late July - early August.  This year's dates are July 24th and August 12th. 

Please stay tuned for more announcements about the 2014 - 2015 FYRI calendar.  If you are interested in proposing a book related activity or discussion for the calendar or if you have any questions about the FYRI please contact Shaianne Osterreich, Associate Director of the Integrative Core Curriculum. 

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