Upcoming Events

Please join us for UNO's This I Believe program on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 5:00 PM in the University Center.

This event will feature UNO student and essayist Robin Baudier, whose essay is published in this book.

Common Read Program

FYE and the English Department has developed a Common Reading Program as a way to encourage first year students, staff, and faculty to engage in a shared experience. The 2014 – 2015 Common Read book is This I Believe II. This is a way to build a community amongst our students as well as offer them an opportunity to connect with one another – both in the classroom and out.

This I Believe II

Common Read Program: This I Believe

What is the Common Read Book?

This I Believe II is an international organization engaging people in writing and sharing essays describing the core values that guide their daily lives. Over 100,000 of these essays, written by people from all walks of life, are archived here on our website, heard on public radio, chronicled through our books, and featured in weekly podcasts. The project is based on the popular 1950s radio series of the same name hosted by Edward R. Murrow. (ThisIBelieve.org, 2014).  This I Believe II is filled with wonderful and surprising essays about forgiveness, personal integrity, and honoring life and change.

What is the purpose?

The purpose of the Common Read Program is to encourage first year students, staff, and faculty to engage in a shared experience. During the fall semester, faculty along with students and staff will lead in campus discussions that center on the themes and issues raised in the book. Incoming students will receive a free copy of This I Believe II, and should begin reading the series of essays throughout the summer. The book will be used in English 1157 and UNIV 1001 courses.

 How do I get involved?

  • Students will receive their copy of This I Believe II during orientation
  • The book will be utilized during English 1157 as well as UNIV 1001
  • Students can attend programs such as book clubs 

Fall 2014 Schedule (occur in the Student Success Center unless otherwise stated)

             

Friday, August 15th at 6:00 PM
**Privateer Place Clubhouse**
Living with Integrity, p.20
We're All Different in Our Own Ways, p.236
Freeing Myself through Forgiveness, p.227
The Strange Blessing That Brought Me Home, p.23

Tuesday, August 19th at 4:30 PM
**Privateer Place Clubhouse**
Sticking My Nose in the World's Business, p.38
Failure is a Good Thing, p.47
I am Not My Body, p. 197
The Strange Blessing That Brought Me Home, p.23

Thursday, August 26th at 12:30 PM (Snacks)
Finding the Strength to Fight Our Fears, p. 11
I Will Take My Voice Back, p. 14
Living with Integrity, p. 20
The Strange Blessing That Brought Me Home, p. 23

Thursday, August 28th at 12:30 PM (Snacks)
We Never Go Away, p. 68
Returning to What Is Natural, p. 26
The Universe is Conspiring to Help Us, p. 34
The Strange Blessing That Brought Me Home, p. 23

Wednesday, September 3rd at 10 AM (Snacks)
Do What You Love, p. 103
We All Need Mending, p. 137
Making It Up As I Go Along, p. 35
The Strange Blessing That Brought Me Home, p. 23

Friday, September 5th at 2:00 PM (Snacks)
Every Person is Precious, p. 143
Failure is a Good Thing, p. 47
We're All Different In Our Own Ways, p. 236
The Strange Blessing That Brought Me Home, p. 23

Monday, September 8th at 11:00 AM (Snacks)
Becoming A Parent Is a Gift, p. 121
As I Grow Old, p. 94
Telling Kids the Whole Truth, p. 140
The Strange Blessing That Brought Me Home, p. 23

Friday, September 12th at 12:30 PM (Snacks)
Teaching a Bad Dog New Tricks, p. 41
The Person I'm Supposed to Be, p. 32
Being Content with Myself, p. 155
The Strange Blessing That Brought Me Home, p. 23

Tuesday, September 16th at 5:30 PM
The Practice of Slowing Down, p. 182
The Chance to Move Forward, p. 188
My Personal Leap of Faith, p. 170
The Strange Blessing That Brought Me Home, p. 23

Thursday, September 18th at 12:30 PM
Learning to Trust My Intuition, p. 209
A Musician of Many Cultures, p. 152
The Chance to Move Forward, p. 188
The Strange Blessing That Brought Me Home, p. 23

Wednesday, September 24th at 10:00 AM
The Questions We Must Ask, p. 72
I Am Not My Body, p. 197
Creating My Own Happiness, p. 62
The Strange Blessing That Brought Me Home, p. 23

Friday, September 26th at 9:00 AM
Learning to Trust My Intuition, p. 209
A Marriage That's Good Enough, p. 59
The Guts to Keep Going, p. 224
The Strange Blessing That Brought Me Home, p. 23

Monday, September 29th at 1:00 PM
Do What You Love, p. 103
The Tense Middle, p. 112
The Questions We Must Ask, p. 72
The Strange Blessing That Brought Me Home, p. 23

Tuesday, September 30th at 5:00 PM
Creating Our Own Happiness, p. 62
Living My Prayer, p. 185
The Person I Want To Bring Into This World, p. 53
The Strange Blessing That Brought Me Home, p. 23