Common Reading Program


Throughout the academic year there will be events and opportunities for involvement in experiences related to the book and themes related to it. Examples of events include: faculty and community lecture series, community service opportunities and book discussions. Visit this page for ongoing updates to our schedule of events.

April 22, 2015

Film Screening:  Last Days in Vietnam

James W. Miller Learning Resources Auditorium

7-9:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Refreshments available

Past Events

August 15, 2014

Take a selfie, win some Huskie swag!

Post a photo of yourself reading Fire and Forget to the FYTP Facebook page by August 15, 2014

Entry instructions and entry forms are here

September 3, 2014

Write an essay about the book and win a spring scholarship!

Essay Prompts will become available at

September 23

Student-Veterans Panel

Atwood Theater


Co-sponsored by the Veterans Resource Center

November 10, 2014

Write an essay about the book and win a spring scholarship!

Essay Submissions due by 4pm in CH 208

November 12

Movie and Discussion: The Hurt Locker

Faculty and Student facilitators TBD

Atwood Theater


Co-sponsored by UPB

November 26, 2014

Essay Scholarship winners announced:

1st Prize ($500 spring scholarship): Ashley Creps
2nd Prize ($250 spring scholarship): Emily Dallmann
3rd Prize ($125 spring scholarship): Taylor Fields
4th Prize ($125 spring scholarship): Alexis Pearson

January 24, 2015

Barnes & Noble Bookfair

Support the Essay Competition Scholarship with your purchase.

Barnes and Noble Book Fair

March 4, 2015

Open Mic, 7:00 p.m. (site TBA)

Co-sponsored by Communication Studies