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Common Reading Experience

2011-03-01 13:18:40

Book Jacket
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Noon to 2:30 pm
Michael Schwartz Library
RT 325 Viewing Room

"Viewing and Discussion: No Impact Man Documentary"
Anthony Adkisson, Instructor
Introduction to University Life, CSU

First-year students enrolled in ASC 101: Introduction to University Life will share the common experience of reading No Impact Man by Colin Beavan.

The goal of this common reading program is to create a shared learning experience that fosters student engagement, retention, and personal development beyond the classroom. In pursuing this initiative, CSU joins college campuses throughout the country that make this part of the freshman year experience. Although directed primarily at freshmen, the Common Reading Experience committee hopes to engage the entire campus in this reading experience through promoting the book in other courses and sponsoring campus-wide activities to highlight the reading and its intersection with different disciplines and issues.

In this year's book, No Impact Man,Colin Beavan swore off plastic and toxins, turned off his electricity, went organic, became a bicycle nut, and tried to save the planet from environmental catastrophe while dragging his young daughter and his Prada-wearing wife along for the ride. This is the sensational, funny, and consciousness-raising story of how they did it.

CSU faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend the "Viewing & Discussion: No Impact Man Documentary" on March 9 at noon in RT 325 and three other Common Reading Experience Events this spring:

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Noon to 1:00 pm
Michael Schwartz Library, 1st floor east

"Engaging With Our Impact: A Story in Pictures"
Professor Allyson Robichaud, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Philosophy Department, CSU

Wednesday, April 6, 2011
12:15 to 1:00 pm
Michael Schwartz Library, West Connection Lounge

"Window Farms"
Barbara Strauss, Assistant Director, Technical Services
Michael Schwartz Library, CSU

Monday, April 18, 2011
Noon to 2:00 pm
Michael Schwartz Library, RT 325, Viewing room

"Viewing and Discussion: No Impact Man Documentary"
Fran Mentch, Social and Behavioral Sciences Librarian,
Michael Schwartz Library

For more information, visit the Common Reading Experience website at or contact Claudia Lilie, Coordinator, First Year Experience, Undergraduate Studies at 216.687.3734 or

Posted 2011-03-01 13:18:40 by Barbara_Loomis.

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