The LSSU Campus Read is a campus-wide project that encourages all students, faculty and staff to read the same book during the school year.
The 2021-22 Campus Read will be the fourth campus read at LSSU. In 2017-18, the book Station Eleven by Emily St. John-Mandel was chosen by faculty & staff through a vote, and during the fall semester, the LSSU Library held a variety of events connected to the topics of the book including book discussions, scholarly talks, a book art workshop and a Pandemic game night. In 2018-19, the campus faculty & staff voted to select The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot for the Campus Read, and over the full school year the library held events including faculty speakers and movie screenings. For the 2019-20 school year, the campus selected What the Eyes Don’t See by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, and the LSSU Library held a series of events including a talk on PFAS in Michigan, a documentary screening on the Flint Water Crisis, and a talk about the effects of lead on child brain development. For the 2020-21 school year, we did not have a Campus Read as our campus participated the NEA Big Read program, centered around Louise Erdrich’s The Round House.
If you have a book that would facilitate building community (on campus and beyond!), conversations between people with diverse experiences, increased social engagement with the world around us, and development of critical thinking, you can nominate it starting January 30.
Selection of the Campus Read will begin March 10, so please submit your nomination by Feb 28, 2021.
The 2021-22 Campus Read Planning Committee members are:
Ali Van Doren