Sherman Alexie to give lecture on campus tonight

In his first book for young adults, bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. […]

Faculty Development Center Events

Events this week at the Faculty Development Center: • Monday: Two-thirty Tea, planning for a student gathering when Sherman Alexie visits, 2:30 p.m. • Tuesday: Two-thirty Tea, Day 2 of classes, time to eat chocolate, 2:30 p.m. • Wednesday: Two-thirty Tea, Lead Advisor program, 2:30 pm • Thursday: Two-thirty Tea, Suggest topics for future teas, 2:30 p.m.

Last meeting for the common read pilot

As you may have heard, we are piloting a “common read” this fall. The text chosen is “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian” by Sherman Alexie. We are meeting on Wednesday, May 15 at 8:00 a.m. in the Faculty Development Center to discuss ideas for using this book with students, within or outside of their coursework. The author […]

Common text reading program piloted this fall

MSUM will pilot in a common text reading program in the fall of 2013. Please join Alison Wallace and Donna Brown to learn more about this exciting opportunity on Wednesday, May 1 in the Faculty Development Center, Library 125. Drop in anytime between 4 – 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served.