In addition to the primary freshman reading book selection, President Holland selects
a classical selection for those students who desire to engage with a more complex
text at a higher intellectual level. The classical selection for 2014-2015 is "Murder
at the Cathedral," by T.S. Eliot. This drama, based on the murder of the Archbishop
of Canterbury in 1170, is one of Eliot's best-known works and helped to cement his
reputation as one of the most significant poets of his time.
The classical selection is also incorporated each year into UVU's Honors Program activities and presented in a theatrical production by UVU's theater department.