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Announcing... The 2018

Lackawanna Reads selection

One Book, One College

 

 

 

UGH!?! NOT ANOTHER DIVERSITY BOOK

When Multicultural Competence Meets a Real Reality

by Justin LaKyle Brown

(http://robshindler.com)

 

This book is a gift from the author's heart to the reader's mind. UGH!?! Not Another Diversity Book! "When Multicultural Competence Meets Reality" will shift your paradigms regarding racism, prejudices, stereotypes, women's issues, differences in gender, inequity, intersectionality, and media. Nothing is taboo. It pulls no punches and puts anything and everything on the table. It is designed for anyone who desires to experience life through the eyes of "the other." It is instructive but not didactic. And most importantly, it is written by a witty author who is known among colleagues, friends, and family for his outrageous encounters with people from all walks of life. His stories are now your stories.

 (Amazon)

About the Author

 

(Amazon)

Justin L. Brown is a renowned presenter and critically acclaimed speaker who has devoted his life to educating campuses, businesses and society about cultural awareness. Justin helps to build the respect of others, communication, authentic relationships, and how to have a closer connection to God. After being fed up with the world and its continuing decline of respect, morals, and values, Justin was determined to make a difference. Justin's passion is for working with students developed while pursuing a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Slippery Rock University. During his undergraduate tenure, Justin was actively involved on campus, working and collaborating with various offices and departments on campus. It was during this time that Justin created the Diversity Awareness Program (D.A.P.), a program dedicated to raising awareness and educating college campuses about the importance of diversity and embracing all cultures and backgrounds. Justin then continued nurturing D.A.P. through his graduate studies at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, while working towards earning his master’s degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education. D.A.P. has successfully grown in popularity, having visited over 400 colleges and universities, and over 20 chapters established within those institutions. For a while, parents, friends, and professors had been asking Justin to put his ideas and concepts into a book that everyone could use and learn from. This book is the product of that demand.

 

Links and Events

NEW THIS YEAR! LC Reads Reader Leader

Do you have a passion for reading?  Would you like to share your passion with others around you?  Please consider being part of the LC Reader Leader team.  You will receive a free t-shirt, wristband, copy of book, and personally interact with author during his visit.  Please contact Chris Kiehart for more information by email: (kiehartc@lackawanna.edu)

Author Visit/Book Signing

Friday, October 12, 2018, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Location to be determined

D.A.P.

The purpose of “D.A.P.” is to encourage diversity and cultural unity in all areas of life among students, faculty, and staff on the University campus. This will be accomplished through energetic and vigorous engagements of dynamic discussions on issues and ideas. “D.A.P.” will serve as a catalyst in encouraging students and members to search for opportunities to become more culturally aware and conscious.

(Facebook)

 

 

Help Choose the 2019 – 2020 LC Reads Book!

LC Reads is looking for suggestions from you!  What do you like to read, what are you interested in, what would you suggest to incoming freshmen for 2019 -2020?  Please send your ideas and suggestions to RocheM@lackawanna.edu or KiehartC@lackawanna.edu by February 1, 2019, and watch for new LC Reads suggestion boxes to pop up around campus sometime in January 2019.

Enjoy Justin's New Book

Things I Didn't Tell My Mom in College: A Look Inside the Lives of Today's College Student

Released May 20, 2018

This book is a gift from the author's heart to the reader's mind. Things I Didn't Tell My Mom In College. "A Look Inside the Lives of Today's College Student" will shift your paradigms regarding colleges, classes, professors, sex, drugs, alcohol, safety, life choices and higher education. Nothing is taboo. It pulls no punches and puts anything and everything on the table. A great read for the first-year college student or the parent nervous about sending their child to school. It is designed for anyone who desires to experience life through the eyes of "the other." It is instructive but not didactic. And most importantly, it is written by a witty author who is known among colleagues, friends, and family for his outrageous encounters with people from all walks of life. His stories are now your stories. Welcome to college!

Essay Contest 

Responses to the essay prompt will be judged based on a demonstrated ability to think critically about the prompt, responsiveness to the prompt, and grammar. The winner will receive a prize of a $50 Visa gift card. Responses should be no longer than 500 words and can be submitted as an attachment to KurillaE@lackawanna.edu by the deadline of Thursday, October 25, 2018.

Additional guidelines for essay:

  • One-inch margins, Times New Roman, 12-point font, 500-word maximum, and double spaced
  • Essays should be entirely original work responding the prompt
  • Cover page should include your name, title of essay, Falcon’s email, and current cell phone number

Essay Prompt:

“Dreaming is free, but the hustle is sold separately.” Explain what Brown means by this. How can you relate this quote to your own life?

Poetry Contest

This contest focusses on writing a poem because you want to capture a feeling that you experienced by reading Ugh! Not Another Diversity Book! or from participating in the author's presentation/workshop.  Just write whatever feels right. Only you experienced the feeling that you want to express, so why not share those feelings through poetry.

The top submission will be announced during the panel discussion.  The winner will receive a prize of a $50 Visa gift card. Poem should be no longer than 1-2 pages long and can be submitted as an attachment to FanelliB@lackawanna.edu by the deadline of Thursday, October 25, 2018.

Guidelines for Poetry Entry/Poetry Rubric:

Category


Score


Poetic Devices:
A minimum of four poetic devices are used (metaphor, simile, alliteration, etc.).  The devices are used correctly (i.e. a metaphor is used as a metaphor). 

______/30


Organization:
The poem is very well organized. One idea or image follows another in a logical sequence with clear transitions.

______/20


Spelling, Grammar, Mechanics, etc.:
There are no errors in the final draft. People or place names that the author invented are spelled consistently throughout.  End punctuation, and correct punctuation in general, is used throughout the poem.

______/15


Creativity:
The poem contains sensory details, figurative language, and descriptions that contribute to the reader's enjoyment. The author has really used his or her imagination.

______/15


Title:
Title is creative, sparks interest and is related to the poem and topic.

______/10


Quality Product:
The final draft of the poem is typed in a 12-point, readable font and includes the student’s name in the upper-left hand margin with Falcon’s e-mail and current cell phone number.

______/10

                                                                                                          Total: ____

 

About LC Reads

 

Lackawanna Reads Mission Statement

The purpose of this program is to provide everyone in the college community with an enjoyable and positive reading experience, to promote life-long learning, to reinforce the message that reading is an integral part of the college experience, and to encourage our student body along, with faculty and staff, to read the same book and participate in open discussions across the curriculum.

Lackawanna Reads Objectives

  • To introduce and create a united social and academic experience for incoming freshmen, returning students, faculty, staff and administration… the entire college community.
  • To encourage critical thinking skills for the entire student body by open discussion on a common theme.
  • To enhance academic and community awareness.
  • To provide students with a positive reading experience.