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WTAMU 2012 Common Reader - The Heart and the Fist

2012 WTAMU Common Reader

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The Heart and the Fist

Readership WT is a common readership program initiated in 2005 to bolster the theme of the University's Quality Enhancement Plan, which is "Engaging the First-Year Student." The program is designed to use one specially selected book to help ease the transition of incoming freshmen to the University environment and develop in them a lifelong love of learning and reading.

Readership WT is directed especially at incoming freshmen but promoted throughout the campus, curriculum, and community. Each year a new book is selected by the Readership WT Book Committee, which is comprised of faculty, staff, students and community members. Once selected, the book is then distributed to all incoming freshmen at New Student Orientation and Buff Branding. Full-time faculty members also receive a copy and staff have access through department copies.

Further enhancing the experience is a guest speaker appearance from the author of the selected book at Freshman Convocation, a free and open-to-the-public orientation welcoming incoming freshmen into the WTAMU family held each fall.

The Heart and the Fist  by Eric Greitens, shares one man’s story of extraordinary leadership and service as both a humanitarian and a warrior.

If you are a incoming freshman student, staff or faculty member and haven’t picked up your 2012 Common Reader, come by the Student Success Center’s HUB today!

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Pamela Madden
on 9.7.2012

I loved the book! I would recommend everyone read it!

Suzie Rodriquez
on 6.21.2012

Sounds interesting. Can't wait to read it!