This academic year, Delaware Valley College joins hundreds of colleges across the country with the introduction of The DelVal Book Community, a non-curricular common reading program that jumpstarts incoming students’ college experience and joins the entire college community in a year-long dialogue devoted to the topics, issues, and controversies surrounding the selected books. Over the course of the next two semesters, this program will be supplemented by faculty-led forums, roundtables, discussion groups, film and lecture series, and other on-campus events.
In addition to preparing students for a diverse schedule of faculty-led forums, roundtables, discussion groups, film series, lectures, and other campus events, incoming freshmen can also expect any or all of these books to be required reading in their courses during the coming academic year, especially in English 1101, English 1201, and the Skills for College Success course (LA 1020).
Introduce incoming students to the expectations of higher education
Involve all students, faculty, and staff in a common academic dialogue
Promote literacy, life-long learning, communication, and collaboration across multiple disciplines
- Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals
- Seamus McGraw, The End of Country: Dispatches from the Frack Zone
- Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild
"The American Farm From Family to Factory."
The Delaware Valley College Book Community and The Bucks County Foodshed Alliance present, "The American Farm from Family to Factory," a roundtable on the fate and future of livestock production, featuring Bucks County farmers and DelVal faculty including:
- Henry Rosenberger of Tussock Sedge Farm in Blooming Glen, Pa.
- Marc Michini of Purely Farm’s Naturally Pasture-Raised Meats in Pipersville, Pa.
- Dr. Sara Crawford, Asst. Prof., Large Animal Science & Swine Science
- Dr. Pamela Reed, Associate Professor of Animal Science
- Dr. Bruce Richards, Asst. Prof., Large Animal Science and Dairy Science
When: Weds, Nov. 7, 2012, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Feldman 114
Who should attend?: The event is open to the public. Everyone is welcome.
Previous Book Selections
2011 - 2012
- Rebecca Skloot, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
- Charles Frazier, Cold Mountain
- Elizabeth Royte, Bottlemania
2010 - 2011
- John Steinbeck, Grapes of Wrath