Book in Common- The Other Wes Moore (A Workshop)
Fall 2012 composition instructors who may be interested in teaching The Other Wes Moore, the University’s Book in Common next year, might want to attend the upcoming workshop on Wednesday, April 18 from 12:00-1:30.
Apr 18, 2012
from 12:00 pm to 01:30 pm
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For a second year, UofL will be using this very well-received text by Wes Moore. Themes of resiliency, decision-making, identity, and expectations are woven throughout this story about two young men with the same name who grow up in the same hometown and end up on vastly different life paths. Moore, the author, became a Rhodes Scholar, Army combat veteran and White House Fellow. The other Moore is sewing a life sentence in prison.
This book offers UofL students a deep and lasting set of ideas to think through as they begin their undergraduate experience. We encourage all members of the university community to read the book and consider using it in your programs and courses. The Office of First Year Initiatives and its partners will coordinate a series of engaging co-curricular activities to bring relevant themes and issues to life, including a related service initiative, monthly Conversation Cafes, and the author visit on September 19th.
Wednesday, April 18th from 12:OO - 1:30 PM Connecting the BinC to UofL Courses: A workshop on assignments and low-prep integration: Participants across disciplines will learn about resources (including an easily transferable writing assignment) that are available to support their use of TOWM in the classroom, hear successful strategies faculty used in Fall 201 1 , and develop integration strategies for their own use. Free lunch for all and free copy of the text to the first 20 registrants. To register for this workshop please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday the 16th and indicate if you have any food allergies or special dietary limits.