Common ReadPage address: http://www.mnsu.edu/newstudent/communities/commonread.html
Minnesota State Mankato Common Read Fall 2015
The Good Food Revolution by Will Allen
Our hope and intention is that any and everyone who is interested will join us in this campus and community common read.
The goal of the common read is to create community and conversation with our students, our families, and our community. All students, faculty, staff, families, and community members are welcome to join us in reading the book, participating in discussions, and attending events. We hope that some of the many Book Clubs in the area will choose the book; we hope that families will use it as a conversation piece as your son or daughter is preparing to leave home this summer; and we hope that our events and activities will lead to learning from each others' perspectives.
All students, faculty, staff, families, alumni, and community members are welcome to read the book over the summer prior to the start of the fall 2015 semester. The book may be used in conjunction with some courses, and there will be a variety of evening events throughout the year.
- Our Visiting Speaker: We will welcome Allen’s daughter, Erika, to our campus in November. Erika is the National Projects Director in Growing Power’s Chicago office. We will host a series of events and community engagement initiatives leading up to her visit.
Keep checking back as we add additional event details. Please keep in mind that these events are designed to be enlightening for even those who haven't yet read the book.
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Engage in online discussions, get event updates, and be the first to know the book for next year!
Check out Growing Power!
Visit www.growingpower.org for more information about Growing Power Inc.
See Growing Power's 2014 newsletter (www.growingpower.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Newsletter-2014-Final.pdf) for its latest accomplishments, and view this press kit newstudent/communities/presskit.pdf (barrowed from Davenport University's First Year Read resources).
Video: Check out what Will Allen has to say! www.youtube.com/watch
Get email updates!
Contact Ginny Walters with your name and email address to receive occasional email updates.
If you have an idea for a future common read book, want to help plan an event, or have other ideas, contact the Honors Program at 507-389-5191 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Good Food Revolution Resources
- Book Club or Group Discussion Guide: Coming Soon
- FYEX 100 Instructor Guide: Coming Soon
- Publisher's webpage:
Where to Find the Book
Good Reads from Previous Years
- 2014 Coming of Age in Mississippi by Anne Moody
- 2013 Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder
- 2012 The Unforgiving Minute by Craig Mullaney
- 2011 This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women, edited by Dan Gediman and Jay Allison
- 2010 Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
Program Funding Sponsors and Partners
- Academic Affairs
- New Student & Family Programs
- Barnes and Noble Bookstore
- Printing Services
- Student Affairs
- Institutional Diversity
- Strategic Partnerships
- Memorial Library
- University Fellowships