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Memphis Reads @ CBU

Resources for CBU students, faculty, and staff to learn more about the Memphis Reads authors and books.

About Memphis Reads @ CBU

The Center for Community Engagement runs Memphis Reads @ CBU:

"Memphis Reads @ CBU is CBU’s first-year summer reading program and is a part of the Memphis community common reading program, Memphis Reads. The program gives new students a common academic experience and connects them with the campus community, as well as the Memphis community. First year students, upperclassmen, and faculty members read the same book and have numerous opportunities to discuss it throughout the school year at various First Year Experience events.

A book is selected each year that is engaging and thought provoking. In turn, new students are asked to read the book, consider the issues it raises, and respond to it with an essay. The top ten winners of the essay contest will be featured during Welcome Weekend and at the writer’s talk.

As you arrive at CBU and embark on a new chapter of your life as a college student, we hope that your Memphis Reads @ CBU book will move you to think about your life so far and the lives of those around you, motivating you to change, serve, respond, and consider. You will receive a free copy of the book when you arrive on campus for Orientation. If you would like to get started on your book before Orientation, you can purchase the book on your own, borrow it from your local library, or feel free to stop by Academic Services in Barry Hall 37 for your copy."


Plough Library · Christian Brothers University
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