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Common Read Events

2021 Common Read Events

Campus and Community Kick Off · Tuesday, September 7 at 7 p.m. Volstorff Ballroom in University Student Union and Zoom

Kick Off Common Read with an examination of "What the Eyes Don't See" and selected themes: heart, education, advocacy, responsibility and together (HEART).

Campus and Community Kick Off

Let's Talk! Healthcare Access · Monday, September 13 at 7 p.m. Volstorff Ballroom in University Student Union

Sponsored by Hilton M. Briggs Library and ALA's Libraries.

Transforming Communities Learn about and discuss how demographics affect access to healthcare.

Let's Talk! Healthcare Access

Let's Talk! Environmental Decisions · Tuesday, October 12 at 7 p.m. Volstorff Ballroom in University Student Union

Sponsored by Hilton M. Briggs Library and ALA's Libraries.

Transforming Communities Join Dr. Candace May in a conversation about how organizations make environmental decisions and how the public can be involved in decision-making.

Let's Talk! Environmental Decisions

Everything Including the Kitchen Sink: The Science and Governance of Your Drinking Water · Wednesday, October 13 at 6:30 p.m. Zoom

Sponsored by Brookings Human Rights Commission, Brookings Sustainability Council, Brookings Public Library and J. Lohr College of Engineering.

Learn about the management and distribution of safe drinking water. Panelists will include city officials, civil engineers, water workers, and representatives of the Indigenous and environmental communities.

This event will take place on Zoom

Everything Including the Kitchen Sink: The Science and Governance of Your Drinking Water

Let's Journal HEART · Wednesday, October 20 at 7 p.m. Bailey Rotunda D

Write and grow through guided journaling. Participants will explore both self and others as a means of discovery and expression. We encourage all participants to bring a journal/paper and something to write with! 

Let's Journal HEART

CANCELED - Griffith Honors Forum Lecture · Wednesday, November 3 at 7 p.m. Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Griffith Honors Forum Lecture scheduled for 7 p.m., Nov. 3, in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center’s Larson Memorial Concert Hall has been canceled.

We apologize for any inconvenience. The Fishback Honors College is exploring other lecture opportunities.

Public Health Forum · Thursday, November 4 at 7 p.m. Volstorff Ballroom in the University Student Union

Sponsored by University Program Council and the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions.

Learn more about public health initiatives in Brookings and the surrounding area.

Public Health Forum

Poverty Simulation · Friday, November 5 at 2 p.m. Volstorff Ballroom in University Student Union

Sponsored by College of Education, Counseling and Human Development.

Join Dr. Kristine Ramsay Seaner from the School of Education, Counseling and Human Development by taking part in a poverty simulation.

Poverty Simulation