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Book Nominations

Nominations for the next Common Reading book: Open through Nov. 2, 2018.
Submit* your book nomination using our online form.

SELECTION COMMITTEE

Members of the Common Reading Program Selection Committee are:

  • Brett Bell, WSU Tri-Cities
  • Caitlin Bletscher, College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Science (CAHNRS)
  • Brandon Brackett, Residence Life
  • Robin Bond, Honors College
  • Brandon Buckingham, WSU Everett
  • Tamara Crooks, Student Involvement and Leadership
  • Andria Donnenwerth, Global Campus
  • Erica England, Libraries
  • Ken Faunce, Roots of Contemporary Issues
  • Bailey Fillinger, ASWSU
  • Adam Hathcock, Residence Life
  • Bree Hubbard, College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM)
  • Morann Johnson, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture (VCEA)
  • Laura Kuhlman, English 101
  • Sam Lohmann, WSU Vancouver
  • Johnny Lupinacci, College of Education
  • James Mohr, WSU Spokane
  • Chuck Munson, Carson College of Business (CCB)
  • Ruth Ryan, Academic Success and Career Center (ASCC)
  • Ellen Taylor, Student Affairs
  • Amanda Tomchick, Student
  • Sara VanSteenbergen, New Student Programs
  • Kara Whitman, School of the Environment (2018 CR Excellence Awardee)
  • Cindy Williams, UNIV 104 Freshman Seminar, First-Year Programs

NOMINATIONS

The theme for common reading books used in 2019-20 and 2020-21 is “global stability, scarcity, and security.”  Every book nominated must align with this theme. All nominations will be posted on this site within a few days of receipt.

Everyone is encouraged to consider submitting the name of a good book that fits the theme and reasons why it would be the best choice for freshmen and others to read and use in classes and beyond.  By providing the Selection Committee with some basic information, as well as your reasons for nominating this book, you will have made a huge impact on thousands of WSU students across many campuses.

 

*If you cannot access the online form to submit your nominations, please provide the following information and send it to CommonReading@wsu.edu by Nov. 2:

  • Book title, author
  • Number of pages, year of publication, publisher
  • List price
  • Available in paperback? Available for digital download?
  • What makes the book memorable and worthy of campus engagement?
  • What potential connections might this book provide to a broad range of disciplines?
  • How could this book promote intellectual and community engagement through campus events that exist or could be planned?
  • Does the book connect to or highlight existing university research or activity?
  • How realistic a read is this book for incoming freshmen?
  • What would you hope students take away from reading this book?
  • Your name, relationship to WSU (faculty, staff, student, alum, friend/supporter, unaffiliated), and email.

Nominated for use in the 2019-20 academic year are:

(Anticipating first nomination)