The Freshman Common Reading and Writing Experience serves as the first academic assignment for incoming freshmen. Students receive a copy of the book during summer orientation along with support materials. Students are required to complete the related online writing assignment before arriving on campus and then participate in small group discussions following Freshman Convocation. The book is used in a variety of fall semester classes and sets the theme for the Freshman Connections learning community programming. The author of the book visits campus during September and presents a free public lecture.
Conor Grennan, author of Little Princes, September 10, 7:30 pm
“In search of adventure, 29-year-old Conor Grennan traded his day job
for a year-long trip around the globe, a journey that began with a three-month
stint volunteering at the Little Princes Orphanage in war-torn Nepal. What
began as a game became a passionate commitment that would transform the young
American and the lives of countless others.”
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