Attending Common Reading and university events is a great way to get the most out of the program, and perhaps earn credit toward grades in classes. One of the main goals of the Common Reading Program is to stimulate critical thinking and conversations around topics raised in a single book. That is why you will use the book across courses in different disciplines in fall and spring semesters. However, engaging the book beyond the classroom is also important. Accordingly, the Common Reading Program and many of our campus partner programs host several no-cost public events, lectures, and film showings related to topics from the book. It’s fun and interesting to attend these events, plus you’ll gain resources to better understand issues in the common reading book from a variety of perspectives.
Attendance Verification through Presence
Here’s how you can use Coug Presence, WSU’s student engagement portal, to verify your attendance of Common Reading events:
- Navigate to the student portal in Presence.
- Select the Login and Account Profile button on the top right. (It is labeled with a “person” icon.) Use the navigation menu that will appear to log in with your WSU NID.
- Once logged in, select “profile” under the Login and Account Profile button.
- Search Timeline for
[CRS23]— the names of all Fall Common Reading events in Presence start with this code.
- To create a document that lists your events , right click on “print” and select “save as a PDF” for your destination.