Common Reading Program


Students Holding bookThe Common Reading Program affords students the opportunity of participating in a common curricular experience that creates community and a common ground for discussion. The program is tailored specifically for incoming first year students.

Students are expected to have read the book before the first day of class and will join together with faculty and peers to discuss and think critically about key concepts. The common reading program will encourage students to partake in intellectual engagement and will create a sense of community among newly admitted Panthers.


Author Visits

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 
Adam Braun speaks at MMC
GC Ballrooms
12:00PM – 1:00PM
(book signing to follow)

Thursday, November 2, 2017
Adam Braun speaks at BBC
WUC Ballroom 
2:00PM – 3:00PM
(book signing to follow)




2017-2018 Common Reading Book Selection

The Promise of a Pencil

The Promise of a Pencil
How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change

Wall Street worker turned non-profit (or “for-purpose”) founder, Adam Braun tells the story about how he gave up a life of riches and financial security so that he could pursue his passion and create Pencils of Promise – a non-profit organization dedicated to building schools throughout the developing world.




Contact Information

BBC AC1 180 
3000 NE 151st Street 
North Miami, FL 33181
Map Location

Valerie Morgan
morganv@fiu.edu
305-919-5754

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