Chancellor's Reading Club

Reading and discussion are fundamental to higher education. Reading broadens cultural horizons, introducing readers to new ways of understanding and experiencing the world. Discussion challenges readers to reflect critically, to communicate effectively, and to share their ideas with others. Reading and discussion stimulate intellectual growth, moral development, and aesthetic appreciation.

The Chancellor's Reading Club is an opportunity for the Fayetteville State University community to read and discuss a common text. The Reading Club stimulates conversation and debate, reinforce the idea of education as something that takes place outside as well as inside the classroom, and brings us together as a community.The reading Club Experience:

The Chancellor's Reading Club text will be incorporated through the FSU experience in a variety of ways.

  • The Freshman Seminar will incorporate the Reading Club selection as a required text.
  • Other classes will be encouraged to use the Reading Club selection as appropriate.
  • The Chesnutt Library and with the Friends of Chesnutt Library to sponsor activities for alumni and the Fayetteville community.
  • The Fine Arts series and other FSU organizations to bring speakers and cultural events to campus. Book Club selections may be linked with annual events such as Black History Month, Women's History Month, or the Chesnutt Festival.
  • The Reading Club will sponsor Reading Circles to bring together members of the FSU community for small group discussion.

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