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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 2017–2018 Hawkeye Reads book selection is A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley.

Join a BookTalk

Have you always wanted to read a book and discuss it with others? Borrow a copy of A Long Way Home 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

Faculty, learn how you can adopt the Hawkeye Reads book selection for your class. With a surprisingly broad spectrum of subjects, see how your course connects to themes found in A Long Way Home.

Nominate a Book for Hawkeye Reads

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

The 2018–2019 Institutional Outcome is Communication. Nominations for the 2018–2019 Hawkeye Reads book selection must be submitted by January 19, 2018.

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    Hawkeye Reads Program

    Arts and Culture Coordinator

    Jennifer Bates
    Black Hawk Hall 156
    319-296-2329 ext.1211
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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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