Throughout the academic year there are events and opportunities for involvement in experiences related to the book and themes related to it. Examples include: faculty and community lecture series, community service opportunities and book discussions. Visit this page for ongoing updates to our schedule of events.
2016 Past Events
Huskies First Four / Move-In
Let Us Catch you Reading!
Win Prizes! If we see you with your book during Huskies First Four: Days, you can win a prize or be entered in a drawing for a Kindle! Or Tweet us a picture of yourself reading this summer. #HuskiesRead
1st Year Seminar Meetings (Common Reading Program activity)
In the morning at various locations on and near campus participate in service projects. In the afternoon come to Live Local! A local music and food celebration will take place in Barden Park. Performances run 4-7:30 p.m. Co-sponsored by KVSC 88.1 FM.
Good Food Service Projects and Celebration
Miller Center Auditorium
"What is the Good Food Revolution?" Dr. Tracy Ore talks about the 2016-17 selection "The Good Food Revolution," by Will Allen.
Life Lessons Cultivated in a Garden | Tracey Ore | TEDxGeorgeSchool
Public lecture followed by a book signing. Books will be available for purchase before and after the event. Free with a St. Cloud State ID; $10 for the public. Tickets will be available at scsutickets.com and at the door.
Co-sponsored by the Common Reading Program and UPB.
Life Happens: A Work, Class & Access to Resources Exercise
6 p.m. (Registration opens at 5:30)
This exercise is intended to aid participants in understanding the impact of socioeconomic status on an individual's life chances. Facilitated by Dr. Tracy Ore, Department of Sociology. Classes are encouraged to attend. A light meal will be provided.
Oxfam Hunger Banquet
This unique meal and several hands on activities will give students and community members an opportunity to learn more about issues of global and local hunger, poverty, and homelessness. This event attempts to place students and community members inside the lens of different social classes.
Essay Scholarship Competition
Want to earn a scholarship for spring? Have something to say about the "The Good Food Revolution?"
View the essay prompts and instructions (PDF)
Essay submission due by 4 p.m. in Centennial Hall 208
Annual Scholarship fundraiser at Barnes and Noble
Good Food: the Local Edition
Atwood Memorial Center Theatre
“Good food” movements are happening all over, including in Central Minnesota, and there are different ways and levels at which people can become involved. This panel of local organizations will explore what they are doing as part of this growing movement to bring healthy, affordable fare to all in our region..
Common Reading Scholarship Fundraising Events
Chipotle Mexican Grill
211 5th Avenue S., St. Cloud
Have dinner and raise funds for next year's scholarship competition. View the flyer (PDF).
Barnes & Noble Bookstore
- Prize drawings throughout the day
- Opportunity to speak with St. Cloud State's Common Reading Program staff and volunteers
- Learn about the St. Cloud State's 2016-17 Common Reading book "The Good Food Revolution" by Will Allen
- Support scholarships for first-year St. Cloud State students
- Giftwrapping available from 12-5 p.m.
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