One Campus One Book
By bringing to campus an author whose book will be included in first-year composition courses, this program will engage students with a text that addresses a contemporary social issue, encourage them to extend critical and rhetorical analysis to their lives beyond the classroom, and help them synthesize what may seem like disparate academic subjects, creating an interdisciplinary spirit of curiosity on campus.
2013: The Storytelling Animal
Jonathon Gottschall, author of the book, visited campus in November. His two presentations were attended by hundreds of members of the campus community, and concluded a semester of events and activities in which faculty, staff, and students discussed and considered his thought-provoking examination of the power and roles of the narrative.
The One Campus One Book Committee is in the process of selecting the 2014 book for UCM.