Program Background

Goals:

The Millersville University One Book program:

  • Introduces incoming students to college life
  • Promotes reading and discussion
  • Supports interdisciplinary exploration
  • Creates opportunities for learning outside and inside the classroom
  • Encourages student, staff and community engagement and identification as active participants of an intellectual community
  • Offers opportunities for creative and artistic expression in relation to One Book One Campus selection themes

Book selection criteria:

  • enjoyable and engaging read
  • addresses a theme or topic of interest to a wide variety of readers
  • supports interdisciplinary approaches
  • encourages new learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom
  • engages student, staff, and community interest and participation
  • integrates well into the curriculum across the university
  • themes support multiple related events
  • not already assigned as required reading for high school
  • suitable for first year students
  • meets suggested length (250-350 pages)
  • available in paperback
  • author may be available to visit campus

One Book One Campus committee members:

  • Prof. Michele Santamaria, Library,  Co-Chair
  • Dr. A. Nicole Pfannenstiel, English, Co-Chair

Questions? Contact  One Book One Campus co-chairs:  OneBook.OneCampus@millersville.edu

Or contact the co-chairs directly:

Michele.Santamaria@millersville.edu

AmberNicole.Pfannenstiel@millersville.edu

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