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Academic First Year Experiences

Freshman Faculty Series: Spring 08 Events

Freshman Common Reading Faculty/Staff Book Groups

Front cover of Barbara Ehrenreich's book _Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America_.

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich has been chosen as the 2008-09 Freshman Common Reading at CSUN. Ehrenreich will be the keynote speaker at Freshman Convocation on Thursday, September 4, 2008.

Faculty, staff, and administrators who would like to read Nickel and Dimed may request a free copy by calling x6535 (Academic First Year Experiences, CIELO).

Faculty and staff may also participate in a Nickel and Dimed book group. Academic First Year Experiences will provide a copy of the book to each book group participant.

Please note that there are three different book groups available. The Wednesday and Thursday book groups will meet for four one-hour sessions; the Monday book group will meet for two one-hour sessions. Participants should plan to attend all meetings in the series they have chosen.

Monday book group: Ruth Kalin, facilitator (two meetings)
  1. March 24 (Monday), 2:00-3:00 p.m., CIELO (SH 439)
  2. April 7 (Monday), 2:00-3:00 p.m., CIELO (SH 439)
Wednesday book group: Cheryl Spector, facilitator (four meetings)
  1. March 26 (Wednesday), 1-2 p.m., CIELO (SH 439)
  2. April 9 (Wednesday), 1-2 p.m., CIELO (SH 439)
  3. April 23 (Wednesday), 1-2 p.m., CIELO (SH 439)
  4. May 7 (Wednesday), 1-2 p.m., CIELO (SH 439)
Thursday book group: Kiren Dosanjh Zucker, facilitator (four meetings)
  1. March 27 (Thursday), 12:30-1:30 p.m., CIELO (SH 439)
  2. April 10 (Thursday), 12:30-1:30 p.m., CIELO (SH 439)
  3. April 24 (Thursday), 12:30-1:30 p.m., CIELO (SH 439)
  4. May 8 (Thursday), 12:30-1:30 p.m., CIELO (SH 439)

If you have questions or if you would like to participate in a book group, please RSVP to cheryl.spector@csun.edu or by calling the CIELO office at x6535. Space is limited to ten participants per group. First come, first served.

(Note: If you would like to lead a Nickel and Dimed faculty/staff book group of your own and would like to have the information posted here, please email your request to cheryl.spector@csun.edu )