The College of Charleston is offering many ways to be involved in the 2010 The College Reads! program featuring Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson. The College has launched a Literacy Outreach Initiative (LOI) that will engage students in literacy-focused outreach both globally and locally. Mortenson will also be speaking on campus on November 11, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. at the Carolina First Arena (tickets required).
Each year, a common reading book is chosen and activities and discussions are organized around the selection. Provost George Hynd says, “The choice to highlight Mr. Mortenson’s work allows us to reinforce the College’s investment in community engagement projects large and small, and to further imbue in our entering students the enduring values of responsibility, accountability, and commonality that are intrinsic to a comprehensive education. In short, Mr. Mortensen will reinforce the links between individual action and community involvement that we endeavor to make for our students in classroom instruction settings as well as during experiential learning opportunities.”
College of Charleston reference librarians have created an online research guide for Three Cups of Tea. The guide includes links to the new book catalog, article databases, relevant webpages and video resources, and links to local and national service organizations. This research guide was created for use by Charleston County School District students, teachers and the public in addition to College faculty and students.
For more information about Mortenson’s visit, contact Carol Ann Davis at email@example.com.
For more information about LOI, contact Trisha Folds-Bennett at 843.953.6592.