Your son or daughter will soon be attending UVU. As a parent, you are likely experiencing many of the same feelings of pride, nervousness, and excitement as your child. While you and your family savor the last few pre-university months, we are busy preparing to welcome your student to the UVU community with many interesting and thought-provoking programs, which will take place during new student orientation and beyond. One such activity is the Freshman Reading Program.
The Freshman Reading Program will serve as your student's introduction into the world of academia. This summer, before fall classes start, students will read the book My Dream of Stars, by Anousheh Ansari and Homer Hickman (and Apology and Crito by Plato if they take the challenge). They will then have the opportunity to hear and meet the author, Anousheh Ansari, and attend a book discussion lead by President Holland. In so doing, incoming students will receive a taste of the exciting academic and intellectual adventures yet to come.
Anousheh Ansari will be speaking on campus at 1:00 p.m. on September 11th in the Ragan Theater. The President’s book discussions take place on September 10th for Crito and Apology, and September 11th for My Dream of Stars. Both evenings begin at 7:00 p.m. at the President’s home.
Additional events are being planned throughout the academic year. Check the “Events” link for details.
The Freshman Reading Program aims:
- to provide a common academic experience,
- to introduce students to intellectual life at the university,
- to create a greater sense of community among students, faculty, and staff,
- to emphasize the value of reading
- to establish the connection between reading and other cultural events on campus.
Additional information about parent and family events, campus news and resources, ways you can give back to the University community and contact information can be found on the UVU Parents Web site at: www.uvu.edu/parents.