Loyola University Maryland

First-Year Programs

Common Text Committee

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Looking ahead to 2015: 

Messina, in conjunction with Dean of First Year Students and the Office of Student Engagement, is seeking suggestions and nominations for the 2015 Common Text. The books should be thought-provoking, engaging to a first-year student audience and easily applied to a range of disciplines and Messina themes (Self and Other, Stories We Tel, Borderlines, The Good Life and The Visionary).  In particular, we are interested in reviewing books that focus on immigration or sustainability topics.  

We are also seeking faculty members and administrators representing a variety of disciplines/schools, student development departments and Messina theme participation to serve on the 2015 selection committee.  The committee will begin to meet in September to review text suggestions.  During the fall semester, committee members will read 3-4 of the texts under consideration and will offer feedback towards the final selection, which should take place in late February 2015.  

Fill out a form to suggest a book or to express interest in joining the committee.