The Common Reading Experience 2013-2014


Questions? Contact Claudia Lilie, First Year Experience Coordinator at 216-687-3734.

Thursday, October 10, 2013 – Noon to 1:00 PM
Shipwrecked! Fire, Storm, Collisions
Georgann and Mike Watcher, Shipwreck Hunters, Researchers and Historians
Did you know Lake Erie has the most concentration of shipwrecks per square mile of any body of water on earth? Come listen to Georgann and Mike Watcher stories of ship disasters right here on our own Lake Erie. They will explore Lake Erie shipping wrecks and their stories from the 1700’s to the present.
Please RSVP
Location: MC 122
Thursday, October 17, 2013 – Noon to 1:00 PM
Who do you think you are?
Ed Magiste, Doctoral Student and Graduate Assistant for TASC
Learn about common misperceptions about ability and achievement.
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Location: MC 122
Thursday, October 24, 2013 – Noon to 1:00 PM
Myth Busters – Muslims in America
Join the Turkish Student Association for a panel discussion exploring these myths and misconceptions.
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Location: SC 313/315
Sponsored by Mosaic House on 12
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 – 4:00 to 5:00 PM
Black Friday – Lake Erie's "Perfect Storm"
Georgann and Mike Watcher, Shipwreck Hunters, Researchers and Historians
The name "Black Friday" was given to the date of October 20, 1916 after a convergence of weather systems sank four large ships and ended the lives of 50 sailors. What makes this story even more harrowing was that on two boats the captains were the sole survivors of their crew. Come and hear about Captain Grashaw's tale of floating for 36 hours before being rescued. Plus other great gale stories on Lake Erie.
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Location: MC 122
Friday, November 8, 2013 – TBD
Map Walk with Dr. Stephen Cory
Dr. Stephen Corey, Director of the Middle Eastern Studies Program at CSU
Join Dr. Cory for a tour as you walk across (in your socks!) the maps and are provided insights into some of the historical, cultural and economic challenges that exist, particularly in the Middle East. The maps show cities and towns as well as principal roads, railroads, pipelines, power lines, and distinctive landmarks (How many do you recognize from Life of Pi?). These laminated charts are spread over the floor in the campus gymnasium, so you can walk over them and gain a better sense of the geographical layout of the European and non-Western world.
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Location: Woodling Gym
Date: TBD – Time: TBD
THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON HAPPINESS: A Positive Approach to Everyday Life
Dr. Paula Mickens-English
This event is part of the Brown Bag Tuesday series. Seating is limited, register early.
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Location: MC 142 - Mareyjoyce Green Women's Center
Sponsored by the Mareyjoyce Green Women's Center, 216-687-4674
Date: TBD – Time: TBD
Movie Night featuring Life of Pi
Spend your night with CAB as you watch the movie Life of Pi. Enjoy some snacks too.
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Location: TBD
Sponsored by the CAB (Campus Activity Board)
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