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Office of the Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
One Bernard Baruch Way
New York, NY 10010-5585
135 East 22nd Street, 7th Floor
Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
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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!
The Freshman Text Selection Committee
Associate Director of New Student Programs & Leadership Development
Office of Student Life, Baruch College
One Bernard Baruch Way, B5-209
New York, NY 10010
Please note new office location: NVC 5-209.