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Office of the Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Baruch College/CUNY

One Bernard Baruch Way
Box D-701

New York, NY 10010-5585


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Administrative Center

135 East 22nd Street, 7th Floor

Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Message Archive

Thursday, May 14, 2015


This email is being sent to all members of the Baruch College faculty.

For an archive of announcements sent from the Associate Provost beginning June 2011, click here.


From:  Deanne DeCrescenzo, Associate Director of New Student Programs & Leadership Development, Office of Student Life


Dear Members of the Baruch Community:


Each year, a committee of faculty, students, and administrators selects a book for the entire Baruch community to read and discuss, both in our Freshman Seminar and in courses throughout the college. The selection for fall 2015 is the novel We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler.


We are pleased to offer you a copy of this novel, an intellectual and emotional text that is narrated by a 22-year old college student who begins her story in the middle as she is coming-of-age. To request a free copy, please complete the request form here by Friday, May 22nd.  Books will be delivered by Friday, May 29th.  


All entering freshman will be given a copy of the book at orientation this summer and asked to read it in its entirety in time for Convocation and the book discussion hour that follows. Author Karen Joy Fowler will deliver the keynote address during Freshman Convocation on Wednesday, August 26th. We especially encourage teaching faculty to include the book on their required reading lists for the fall semester.


The Library faculty and selection committee members will be developing a study guide for your reference. We will share more information once it becomes available.


We hope that you enjoy reading We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves!


Best wishes,

The Freshman Text Selection Committee


Deanne DeCrescenzo

Associate Director of New Student Programs & Leadership Development

Office of Student Life, Baruch College

One Bernard Baruch Way, B5-209

New York, NY 10010

P: 646-312-4271



Please note new office location: NVC 5-209.