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University Common Read 2013-14. Raymond Bonner – journalist, foreign correspondent, lawyer, Pulitzer Prize Winner. Committee. Toni Woolfork-Barnes, co-chair First Year Experience Miranda Howard, co-chair University Libraries Shari Glaser Parent and Family Programs

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Committee lawyer, Pulitzer Prize Winner

Toni Woolfork-Barnes, co-chair First Year Experience

Miranda Howard, co-chair University Libraries

Shari Glaser Parent and Family Programs

Jil Larson English

Jodie Palmer Teaching, Learning, and Educational Studies

Raja Aravamuthan Chemical and Paper Engineering

Dave Powell Aviation

Richard Long Health and Human Services

Norm Hawker Finance and Commercial Law

Juan Tavares Haenicke Institute for Global Education

Selection process

Selection Process lawyer, Pulitzer Prize Winner

  • Began with a list of 8 titles presented by committee members

  • Committee members read and discussed titles

  • Came up with a short list of 4 titles

  • Made final decision based on specific criteria

Selection criteria

Selection lawyer, Pulitzer Prize WinnerCriteria

  • Subject interesting to our students, thought provoking

  • Clear, exemplary writing style

  • Themes that would appeal to many disciplines, opportunities for assignments and classroom discussion

  • Availability of

    author for campus visit

    variety of formats – print, ebook, audio

    supporting literature and materials

  • Promotes the “Three Pillars”

Three Pillars lawyer, Pulitzer Prize Winner

Student centered – Provides examples of critical thinking, understanding our legal system

Discovery driven – Uncovering facts using forensic evidence, persist in find a way to find a solution

Globally engaged – World is full of injustices, look for ways to alleviate injustices

Events for the immortal life of henrietta lacks

Events for “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” lawyer, Pulitzer Prize Winner

  • Author presentation, 540 in audience

  • Lacks Family question and answer period, reception

  • Panel discussions, small group discussions

  • Reading with Friends

  • Thank you, Sponsors

    Office of Academic Affairs and Provost

    Office of Diversity and Inclusion

    First Year Experience

    Center for the Study of Ethics in Society

    University Libraries

Events and sponsors for 2013 14

Events and Sponsors for 2013-14 lawyer, Pulitzer Prize Winner

  • Office of Academic Affairs – author visit, Oct. 14

  • First Year Experience – First Year Seminar, discussions at Orientation, Bronco Bash

  • University Libraries – Banners for Waldo Library, Reading with Friends, Lib-Guide

  • Dorothy J. McGinnis Reading Center – Group Discussions

  • Faculty Professional Learning Community (FPLC) -Jim Crow Museum Traveling Exhibition

Sponsorship opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities lawyer, Pulitzer Prize Winner

  • Posters and brochures for events, $300 - $1000

  • Bronco Bash bookmarks, book excerpts handout, $300

  • Convocation and Matriculation Program, $800

  • Reception for author, $1000-4000

  • Speaker’s gift, $50

  • Providing gift cards, items for essay contests, door prizes, $25 - $250

  • Panel Discussions, Department Discussions

  • Film Series, $300 - $2500


Resources lawyer, Pulitzer Prize Winner

  • Lib-Guide

  • Facebook – WMU University Common Read

  • Reading Group Kits available from Waldo Library Access Services on June 1

Contact lawyer, Pulitzer Prize Winner

Toni Woolfork-Barnes

First Year Experience


Miranda Howard

University Libraries