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The Big Read

2014 Big Read

Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game that Made a Nation

By: John Carlin


Playing the Enemy cover photo

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BIG READ Program’s Mission, Purpose and Goals


The mission of the BIG READ program is to unite incoming CCU freshmen in an enjoyable shared learning experience prior to beginning their academic course work. 


The program’s purpose is to create a singular introductory learning forum among our students, across various disciplines, and to facilitate creative and critical thinking from the moment they step foot on campus.


The goals of this program are to engage students in a singular academic task, encourage the critical thought process, explore themes and ideas relevant to student life, and challenge students to develop and explore multiple perspectives.

BIG READ Committee’s Charge

The charge of the BIG READ committee is to evaluate and select materials each academic year that fulfill the goals of the summer reading program.  Members of the committee participate on a volunteer basis and include faculty, staff and students.  The committee reviews all materials solicited across campus and makes it’s selections based on a set list of criteria.