First Year Summer Reading

First Year Program - Summer Reading

The Program Director in your major/career field has chosen has a summer book for you to read before the fall orientation in August.

Major

Program Director

Summer Reading

Biology

Barb Hager

"Gathering Moss" by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Communication Studies

Maureen Louis

"Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien

Criminal Justice

Clairissa Breen

"Helter Skelter" by Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry

English

Eric Boyer

“Purple Hibiscus” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Fashion Design /
Management: Fashion Merchandising

Karen Steen

"Fugitive Denim" by Rachel Louise Snyder

Human Services

Mary Handley

"Ghostbread" by Sonja Livingston

Inclusive Adolescence Education

Rebecca Johnson

"Purple Hibiscus" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Inclusive Early Childhood Education /
Inclusive Elementary Education

Erica Miller

"Purple Hibiscus" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Interior Design

Grace Baker

"The Not So Big House" by Sarah Susanka, Kira Obolensky and Susanka Studios

Liberal Studies

Bruce Roig

Liberal art students should choose one of any of the other books.

Management: Accounting

Kathleen Allen

"Energize: Ignite Passion and Performance with User Friendly Brain Tools" by Bob Faw

Business /
Management: Business Management

Joe Adamo

"Energize: Ignite Passion and Performance with User Friendly Brain Tools" by Bob Faw

Management: Equine Business Management

Barb Lindberg

"How Good Riders Get Good" by Denny Emerson

Management: Sport Management

Michelle Brimecombe

"The Manager" by Mike Carson

Psychology

Rachel Dinero

"50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology" by Scott O. Lilienfeld, Steven Jay Lynn, John Ruscio and Barry L. Beyerstein

Social Science

John Greene

"The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow

Studio Art

Kim Waale

"Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder" by Lawrence Weschler

Studio Art: Photography

Sarah Stonefoot

"Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder" by Lawrence Weschler

Visual Communications

Scott Jensen

"Steal Like an Artist" by Austin Kleon

Undecided

 

Choose a book from any of the above.

If you have any questions about the First Year Program, please contact Jesse Lott, Dean of the First Year Program at (315) 655-7161.