For the second year in a row, CBU will welcome new freshmen to campus by inviting them to participate in our Fresh Reads summer reading program.
Students, faculty and staff are reading The Noticer by Andy Andrews. The book is set in Orange Beach, Alabama where ordinary people are doing their best to get through life. They work and live and deal with disintegrating marriages, losing hope, and business troubles. But then an old man named Jones shows up and everything changes. The book is based on a true story and since its 2009 publication has become a national sensation. It has not only been read and loved by millions of readers, but it also has inspired the Noticer Project: an invitation to notice the five most influential people in your life.
On August 18, students, faculty and staff will gather into small groups to discuss the book and those rare individuals who shape us into the people we are today. Incoming freshmen, who received signed copies of the book, are writing brief response papers on The Noticer. The ten best essays will be published and given to incoming students on Welcome Weekend. In addition, the winners of the essay writing competition will have an opportunity to have dinner with Dr. Pat McCormick, professor of Religious Studies at Gonzaga University, who will be CBU’s Welcome Weekend guest speaker this year.
Later in the semester, we will have the wonderful opportunity to meet with Andy Andrews himself who will be on campus October 30 thanks to the generous support of the Seidman Foundation.
For more information, please contact Dr. Karen B. Golightly at email@example.com