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This I Believe

And the 2013-14 Book-in-Common is...This I Believe!

After researching hundreds of potential texts, reviewing feedback received from across campus, and talking with various UofL and community partners, the Office of First Year Initiatives is excited to announce This I Believe as the 2013-14 University of Louisville Book-in-Common!  Edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, This I Believe is a collection of short essays written by famous people and everyday citizens expressing the core values and beliefs that guide their daily lives. The book is part of an international project engaging people in writing, sharing, and discussing their personal belief statements.  You can learn more about the book and project at the This I Believe website.

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We're eager to begin working with this text, and would love for you to participate in the program!  So how can you get involved?  Are you a:

  • Faculty or staff member interested in exploring whether you could integrate this text into your curriculum and/or programs? If so, please fill out this form. Thanks for your interest, and we'll be in contact with you soon!
  • Incoming first-year student? If so, we look forward to meeting you at Summer Orientation! The BinC will be available for purchase at lunch on Day 1 of Summer Orientation (price is TBA), but if you'd like to learn more about the book now, be sure to check out the This I Believe website and begin thinking about YOUR belief statement.
  • Current UofL student? If so, we encourage you to stay involved with the BinC program- it's not just for first year students! The book will be available for purchase at the UofL Bookstore (located in the SAC), and there will be various events related to the text taking place throughout the school year. For now, you can check out the This I Believe website and begin thinking about YOUR belief statement too.


As we transition into this cycle of Book-in-Common, we will continue to update the BinC website.  Keep checking back for event announcements, resources, and more!  If you have any questions about This I Believe or the BinC program, please contact First Year Initiatives.

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