SHSU Common Reader

WASH students will be joining Sam Houston State University by reading, discussing & making artwork inspired by the 2017-2018 Common Reader, The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People and Communities by Will Allen. Themes in this book address timely, relevant & cross-disciplinary topics affecting SHSU students.

We are thrilled to announce an opportunity for WASHers to participate in a Juried Exhibition sponsored by SHSU Student Success Initiatives, in late March 2018.  All current WASH students {spring 2018} who have read the book are invited to submit up to three works of art created in WASH, inspired by themes in the SHSU Common Reader. $300 in CASH PRIZES will be awarded by the juror.  Additional details {drop off dates} & the submission form can be found HERE.

Several contests were held in the Fall semester, including an  Essay Contest,  Poetry Contest & an ART CONTEST!!! Many exciting events took place on the SHSU campus in early November, 2017.

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The 2016-2017 SHSU Common Reader was An Astronauts’s Guide to Life on Earth by Canadian astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield.

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The 2015-2016 Common Reader was Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario. Spring 2016 WASH Juried Exhibition at the LSC Gallery on SHSU campus: submission form

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SHSU’s First-Year Experience office provides incoming freshmen with their first college academic experience before they even set foot in a classroom.  The Bearkats Read to Succeed Program gives students a copy of a book to read over the summer. This book is then integrated into some of the classes they take through lectures, a film series, participation in discussion groups, and course assignments. Several contests will be held {with CASH prizes} including a  Essay Contest,  Poetry Contest & an ART CONTEST!!! Several other events will be taking place on the SHSU campus in November.

2014-2015 Common Reader was Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.

Ready Player OneSHSU’s First-Year Experience office provides incoming freshmen with their first college academic experience before they even set foot in a classroom.  The Bearkats Read to Succeed Program gives students a copy of a book to read over the summer. This book is then integrated into some of the classes they take through lectures, a film series, participation in discussion groups, and course assignments. Several contests will be held {with CASH prizes} including a  Essay Contest,  Poetry Contest & an ART CONTEST!!! Several other events will be taking place on the SHSU campus in November.

In Fall 2013, WASH students read the SHSU Common Reader, The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg & had projects devoted to themes & concepts within the book.

How to CHANGE a habit

How to CREATE a habit

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