All new freshmen for the 2017-2018 academic year will be given a UVU-custom copy of The Boys in the Boat when they attend Jumpstart Orientation. Books are also available for pick-up in the Losee Center, Room 405, beginning May 2017.
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 2017-2018 is Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus. Using both broad humor and deadly seriousness in this daring work, Marlowe addresses the essence of the human soul. Investigating the liability of knowledge, the interplay of free will and fate, and the perversion of power, Faustus's story has as much relevance to us today as it did to audiences in the sixteenth century (description taken from amazon.com).