ESU To Announce Title Of One Book, One Campus Selection, April 22
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D. will announce the title of the 2016-2017 selection for its One Book, One Campus program on Friday, April 22 at 12:30 p.m. in front of the Hoeffner Science and Technology Center located on Normal Street in East Stroudsburg, Pa. This is the fourth year of the University’s One Book, Once Campus program, intended to promote deep reading, critical thinking and unity among members of the campus and local communities.
“Representatives of ESU’s faculty, staff and students selected the title for our next book early on so more individuals will consider picking it up and enjoying the book as part of their summer reading. We want the conversations about the book to be rich, meaningful and insightful. We envision community book clubs and neighbors getting involved in the discussions. The more involvement we can generate, the more successful this program can become,” said Dr. Welsh. “I’m really excited about the book we’re about to reveal. It’s a page-turner, very thought-provoking, timely and engaging.”
Dr. Welsh will be joined by Dr. Doreen Tobin, vice president of student affairs and Dr. Peter Pruim, professor of philosophy who will speak about upcoming One Book events and the book selection process, respectively. The first 50 individuals to attend the reveal will receive a free copy of the 2016-2017 book selection and ESU’s University Store will offer a25% discount to those who wish to purchase a copy on April 22 after the reveal.
“Copies of the selected book will be distributed to all new students who attend ESU orientation programs this spring and summer,” said Dr. Tobin. “We’re also going to make copies of the book available in Kemp Library for those who wish to borrow it, and we’ll be distributing one copy of the book to each academic and non-academic department on campus to encourage faculty and staff to enjoy the story and participate in meaningful discussion.”
The schedule for book discussion events for fall 2016 is being developed and will be announced at a later date. For more information about ESU’s One Book, One Campus program or to order the title online, visit esu.edu/onebook after April 22.