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First Year Experience: 2023 Common Read

Helpful information and links for students in the FYE 100 course.

The annual Common Read program has a long history at Defiance College as a cross-campus, multidisciplinary experience that connects students and faculty in a shared intellectual experience, inspiring curiosity and sparking conversation. We engage with meaningful texts of our time and provide a space for discourse in the FYE 100 course. 

Common Reads of the past several years:

2016 The Other Wes Moore  by Wes Moore
2017 Concussion by Jeanne Marie Laskas
2018 Prisoner of Her Past by Howard Reich
2019 Stealing Buddha's Dinner by Bich Minh Nyugyen
2020 Full Body Burden by Kristen Iversen
2021 What the Eyes Don't See by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha
2022 The Art of Inventing Hope: Intimate Conversations with Elie Wiesel by Howard Reich
2023 Searching for Every Step: Finding Purpose in Living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy by Kurt E. Beach

2023 FYE 100 - COMMON READ

Author Visit

Kurt E. Beach will be meeting with  Defiance College's  FYE 100 students on Tuesday October 17, 2023 @7pm in the Schomburg Auditorium.*

Lectureship is generously supported by the Ralph and Lorna Peters Lectureship and the E.S. Dix Lectureship.

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