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American Democracy Project

Dr. Shari Bax
Administration Building 214
Warrensburg, MO 64093


One Campus One Book

The 2016 One Campus, One Book committee would like to thank all who submitted a book for One Campus, One Book. After reviewing many terrific nominations, "Let Me Clear My Throat: Essays" by Elena Passarello, was chosen. Passarello will be at UCM on November 10, 2016 to conduct two book talks and signings. The talks will be held in Hendricks Hall at 11am and 7pm with the signings to follow.

Use #1C1B2016 to spread the word!

Upcoming Events 2016 (poster)

Wilhelm Scream Movie- 8:00 p.m. Monday, November 7 in the Union Theatre
The movie is free and concessions are $ 1 per item.

Talking Mules presents IMPROV- 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 8 in the Union Atrium
All are welcome to participate

Elena Passarello Book Talks- 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 10 in Hendricks Hall
Free admission

Drop-in Story Slam Workshop- 3:30- 5 p.m. Monday, November 14 in Martin 335
Hosted by the Department of English and Philosophy. Practice your story, work on memorization and get some feedback.

Story Slam 2016, theme: "I Wanna B Me2"- 5:30- 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 16 in Union 237 A
For story prompt log onto:


2016: Let Me Clear My Throat


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One Campus, One Book is a common reading program at UCM whose purpose is to engage all of our students and campus community in a shared, academically-driven experience. This initiative is intended to bring meaningful conversations on relevant, complex subjects beyond the classroom and into students' daily lives. The common reading program will culminate in a visit by the book's author to our campus in November.

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. Pleiades, a journal of new writing, is a great resource to learn more about various subjects as well as find book reviews.



Previous One Campus One Book Selections:

2015: Elizabeth Svoboda's What Makes a Hero

2014: Rebecca Skloot's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

2013: Jonathon Gotschall's Storytelling Animal