All first-year students will receive a FREE copy of this year's Common Reading Experience book at their Advising Conference. Be sure to finish reading the book and complete your QLC Assignment by August 22, 2014 in preparation for the book discussion all new students will have with their K Team during K Week. Also, don't forget to check out our programming calendar for programs and events related to the book throughout the year!
- Inside your book you will find a bookmark that explains your QLC Assignment.
- Q = Quote Bring your favorite quote from the book.
- L = Life Lesson What life lesson have you take away from the book?
- C = Character What character or person from the book do you most identify with, and why?
- Be sure to complete this assignment before you come to campus, and bring it with you to your book discussion on Tuesday, August 26, 2014.
- You can download a form to complete your QLC assignment here.
If you are a first-year student, you are eligible to enter your QLC for a chance to win front row seats and a fast pass to meet Ishmael Beah, author of A Long Way Gone, during his author lecture on October 28, 2014.
Entering is simple! During your CRE discussion in your K Team meeting on August 26th, simply tell your K Crew leader you would like to submit your QLC to be entered into the QLC Common Reading Contest.
Office of New Student and Parent Programs professional staff will pick the top QLC finalist based on originality, critical thinking, creativity, and demonstration of general reading comprehension.
The grand prize winner will receive 2 VIP front row seats for Ishmael's author lecture in October, as well as a fast pass to meet Ishmael and get a copy of the book signed following the lecture. In addition, the winner's QLC will be featured on the New Student and Parent Programs website.
Please note: Only QLC's submitted to K Crew leaders at the CRE discussion will be accepted.
CRE Photo Contest
Enter for a chance to win the CRE Photo Contest by sending us a picture of you and A Long Way Gone through any of our CRE social media sites including Facebook (@University of Kentucky Common Reading Experience), Twitter (@UKCommonReading), or Instagram (@UKCommonReading). All degree-seeking undergraduate UK students are invited and welcomed to participate!
You are encouraged to be as creative as you like with the photo! For instance, you could take a picture with the book in your favorite reading spot, on vacation, or even in your favorite spot on campus!
The deadline to submit your photo to one of the CRE social media sites will be Friday, September 5th. The New Student and Parent Programs staff will select the top 10 pictures based on creativity, originality, and ingenuity. The top 10 pictures will be posted on the Office of New Student and Parent Programs website where the UK community will be able to vote on its favorite picture! The winner will be announced on Monday, September 15th.
The grand prize winner will receive 2 VIP front row seats for the winner and a guest for Ishmael Beah's author lecture on October 28, 2014, as well as a fast pass to meet Ishmael and get a copy of the book signed at the book signing following the lecture. In addition, the winner's photo will displayed on the Office of New Student and Parent Programs website.
(Please note: New Student and Parent Programs (NSPP) staff reserves the right to remove pictures posted to NSPP social media sites. By posting the photo on any/all NSPP social media sites, the student is hereby granting permission to the University of Kentucky and its affiliates and subsidiaries, including but not limited to the Office of New Student and Parent Programs, authorization of the aforementioned images in educational and promotional activities for the following without compensation: University Educational Publications/Videos, University Electronics Publishing (e.g. World Wide Web), University Social Media Initiatives, and/or University Promotion/Advertising).