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NCC Announces Campus Reading Program

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“Nash Reads” is a Nash Community College campus-wide reading program designed to inspire as many people as possible on campus and beyond to read a selected book. This year Nash Community College is encouraging students, faculty, staff and community members to read The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore, and to participate in related discussions and activities.

Nash Reads is a co-curricular activity designed to foster a sense of community through a shared reading experience that promotes academic discourse, integrates social and academic experiences, and encourages service to the community campus-wide or beyond.

How can you participate?

• Read the book! Check it out at the NCC Library, or purchase at the NCC Campus Store.
• Encourage others to read the book.
• Attend one of the following events:

Nash Reads 2017-2018 Events

Mentoring Fair, Wed. Aug. 30, 2017 – 11:00 am-1:00 pm, Midway Cafe
Organizations from across the community whose mission it is to mentor, assist, guide, or educate others to lead fulfilling lives will be on hand in the Midway Cafe on Wed. Aug 30 from 11:00 am-1:00 pm. Students who visit at least three organizations to learn more, see how they can be helped, or provide service will receive a free lunch.

Panel Discussion: The Impact of Choice, Wed. Oct. 25, 2017 – 3:00 pm, Room 2206 (Building A)
The Nash Reads book selection, The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, chronicles the lasting impact choices make in our lives. This panel discussion will feature community members who have personal and professional experience with both sides of the criminal justice system. Light refreshments will be served.

Book Discussion, Tue. Nov. 7, 2017 – 12:30-1:30 pm, Room 4103 (Building D)
All are welcome to explore the themes and startling discoveries of The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates. Light refreshments will be served.

Panel Discussion: Impacting Our Community, Wed. Mar. 14, 2018 – 3:00 pm, Room 2206 (Building A)
The community that the two Wes Moores grew up in shaped their beliefs and influenced their choices. This panel discussion will feature community organizations striving to address the challenges vulnerable populations face and assist in building stronger communities able to meet the needs of its members. Light refreshments will be served.

National Library Week Activities – April 8-14, 2018

For more information, call 252-451-8308.