PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

‘It’s What I Do’ Announced As 2017-2018 Penn State Reads Book

Penn State announced Monday the 2017-2018 Penn State Reads book is “It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War” by Lynsey Addario. The novel discusses Addario’s passion for photography and how it formed other aspects of her life. Addario won a Pullitzer Prize in 2009 for international reporting photography for the New York Times and is also the recipient of a MacArthur Genius Grant.

“This memoir of photojournalist Lynsey Addario’s life is insightful and inspiring,” Jacqueline Edmondson, associate vice president and associate dean for Undergraduate Education and Penn State Reads co-chair, told Penn State News. “It opens conversations for us about women’s issues, the U.S. presence in the Middle East, and the role of photography in capturing history, among others. The book will take the Penn State Reads programming into interesting and new directions as we explore the many topics it presents.”

The Penn State Reads program is a partnership of Undergraduate Education, Student Affairs, the University Libraries, and the Office for Student Orientation and Transition Programs. Every freshman is given a copy of the Penn State Reads book at New Student Orientation to read before moving in “to provide a shared experience and aims to encourage intellectual engagement within and beyond the classroom, stimulate critical thinking, and foster a deeper connection to Penn State’s mission and core values,” according to Penn State News.

The program will hold events centered on “It’s What I Do” throughout the fall semester, including a visit from Addario. This year, Penn State Reads will also create a book club for other students and members of the Penn State community facilitated by a student committee.

About the Author

Elissa Hill

Elissa is a senior public relations major and the managing editor of Onward State. She is from Punxsutawney, PA [insert corny Bill Murray joke here] and considers herself an expert on all things ice cream. Send questions and comments via e-mail ([email protected]) and follow her on Twitter (@ElissaKHill) for more corny jokes.

Comments

More by Elissa

Lisa Salters To Serve As 2018 Homecoming Grand Marshal

The Grand Marshal will be present at many of Homecoming’s events throughout the week and will be featured in the parade Friday night.

Fall Move-In Traffic & Construction Changes

Defensive End Ryan Buchholz Will Retire From Football Due To Injury

Athletics

Penn State Women’s Soccer Sophomores Start Season Strong

Kerry Abello, Shea Moyer, and Frankie Tagliaferri combined to score four of Penn State’s seven goals during opening weekend.

Penn State Women’s Soccer Beats Duquesne 6-0

Shea Moyer Lifts Penn State Women’s Soccer Past West Virginia 1-0

Penn State Women’s Soccer Poised For Strong 2018 Season

Incoming Penn State Track & Field Athlete Kristian Marche Shot To Death In Philadelphia

Student Life

Your Fall 2018 Sylly Week Playlist

Whether this is your first semester or last, welcome to Sylly Week.

While You Were Gone…

Involvement Fair Returns To HUB Lawn Syllabus Week

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Join Onward State: Fall 2018 Application

Onward State is hiring for the fall semester and we’d love to have you join us.

While You Were Gone…

Here’s a roundup of what went on around Penn State during summer break.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

What Changed In State College While You Were Away

With another summer in the books, here are all the changes to State College that happened while you were gone.

Send this to a friend