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The Common Reading Experience Peer Leader Application is now live! Applications are due by 8 a.m. on April 6, 2015.
The Common Reading Experience Peer Leaders will assist New Student and Family Programs staff in the coordination and implementation of the Common Reading Experience program throughout the 2015-2016 academic year. CRE Peer Leaders engage new and upperclass students in programs and dialogue surrounding the CRE books, have a passion for learning, and serve as positive student representatives of the program. The CRE Peer Leaders will serve within the Office of New Student and Family Programs and report to the Coordinator of the Common Reading Experience Program. In addition, the peer leaders receive a small stipend each semester. Please see the full position description here. You can access the application on OrgSync or follow the direct link to access the online application: https://orgsync.com/85745/forms/139335.

CRE Photo Contest
Vote for your favorite 2014 Common Reading Experience (CRE) photo contest entry! The deadline to submit your vote for your favorite entry is Wednesday, September 17. 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 and the CRE special section of the Kentucky Kernel. The winner will be announced on September 19. Good luck to all of the entries!

Click here to view the photos and cast your vote now!

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!

QLC Assignment



QLC Contest

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.



(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).