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 Summer Book Program 



THE PURPOSE of SRU’s Summer Reading Program is to orient new students to our academic community by having a common reading experience with fellow classmates, faculty, staff, and upper-class students.

THE GOAL of the summer reader is to engage students in discussions, projects, and co-circular activities generated by a one-book experience.


·         The Summer Reading Program will be introduced to both students and parents at the March, April and June Orientation Sessions where the book will be distributed to all new freshmen.

·         A presentation will take place as part of our new freshman Weekend of Welcome (WOW).

·         Carry-over into the fall 2011 semester will take the  form of further discussion and assignments in FYRST Seminar and other courses as well as projects and co-curricular activities by interested departments, organizations and residence halls.

Summer Book 2011: 
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
     by: Stephen Chobosky






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Students' Perspectives







Ms. April Longwell
Assistant Professor
Director of Honors, Learning Community Clusters, & Summer Book
158 North Hall