Hawkeye Reads

A good story has the power to be transformational. A good story cuts across boundaries and sparks meaningful discussion.

Hawkeye Reads is a campus-wide program that seeks to support the College’s Institutional Outcomes and increase literacy. It promotes dialogue among students, faculty, and staff across the campus. To put it simply, Hawkeye Reads uses reading to build community.

The 2018–2019 Hawkeye Reads book selection is Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.

Join a BookTalk

Have you always wanted to read a book and discuss it with others? Borrow a copy of Ready Player One from the Hawkeye Library or purchase a copy from the Hawkeye Bookstore then join us at a BookTalk. Come prepared to discuss your take on the book over cookies and coffee. Check out the Hawkeye Reads LibGuide to prepare you for BookTalk.

Adopt the Hawkeye Reads Book Selection for your Class

With a surprisingly broad spectrum of subjects, faculty can adopt the Hawkeye Reads book selection for their classes. See the Themes in Ready Player One.

Nominate a Book for Hawkeye Reads

Hawkeye Reads book nominations are being accepted on an on-going basis.

Nominations should align with the 2019–2020 institutional outcome of Critical Thinking and Problem Solving.

Please submit your nomination by January 19, 2019.

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    Hawkeye Reads Program

    Arts and Culture Coordinator

    Lindsay Buehler
    Black Hawk Hall 156
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    Reference Librarian

    Sarah Quin
    Library 122A
    319-296-2329 ext.1229
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    Associate Professor

    Robin Sprague
    Grundy Hall 250
    319-296-2329 ext.1703
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