Common Reading Program


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 Events

Essay Scholarship Competition

Want to earn a scholarship for spring?  Have something to say about the "The Good Food Revolution?"

Sept. 23

View the essay prompts and instructions (PDF)

Nov. 7

Essay submission due by 4 p.m. in Centennial Hall 208

Dec. 3

Annual Scholarship fundraiser at Barnes and Noble

Author Visit

Oct 26

7 p.m.

Ritsche Auditorium

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 and at the door.

Co-sponsored by the Common Reading Program and UPB.

Common Reading Fundraising Event

Nov. 30

4-8 p.m.

Chipotle Mexican Grill

211 5th Avenue S., St. Cloud

Have dinner and raise funds for next year's scholarship competition. View the flyer (PDF).

Past Events

Huskies First Four / Move-In

Aug. 18-21, 2016

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)

Service Projects/Celebration

Sept. 24, 2016

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

Book Talk

Oct. 5

Noon-1 p.m.

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.

Additional Resource: 

Life Lessons Cultivated in a Garden | Tracey Ore | TEDxGeorgeSchool