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 2015-2016 is Major Barbara, by George Bernard Shaw. Far more than just an ambiguous discussion of religion and
ethics, this 3-act play is a sparkling example of its Shaw's unique gift for presenting
social theories in an engaging format.
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.