Free Copies of the 2019-2020 Book in Common Now Available for Faculty & Staff

Top 5 Reasons you should read the 2019-2020 Book in Common, “Radioactive:”

  • It is a graphic novel and the artist, Lauren Redniss, designed all the artwork and typefaces.
  • This book demonstrates the courage and commitment to be successful in the world personally and professionally.
  • It is a story of love, history AND science all in one.
  • This book will make you think about scientific discoveries and their impact on the world, both good and bad, in a way you never would have before.
  • We will give you a FREE copy!

Free copies of this year’s Book in Common, “Radioactive” by Lauren Redniss, are now available to faculty and staff to read with this year’s freshman class. Incorporate it’s themes into your programming and courses, engage in discussion with students, and attend campus-wide events with us!  

The Book in Common is a shared, community read designed to promote discussion and understanding of important issues facing the broader community. The book is read as a collective endeavor with students in their first-year TRAC class and campus-wide events throughout the year tie together themes and provide discussion points so that students engage in a shared cultural experience. 

Pick up your free copy of the book from Bethany Ferrall in the One Stop Shop, Room 185, Monday–Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Members of the faculty and staff who take part in the Book in Common read are also invited to meet the author on Monday, October 14 at 6 p.m. in Ferguson Social Sciences Auditorium.

Additionally, if you are interested in joining a faculty and staff discussion group, Employee Wellness will host a Book Club on Friday, October 18 from 2-4 p.m., Library 156. Registration is available at

Tuesday, September 17, 2019


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