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ReadUP

ReadUP is a campus common read program. Each year a book is chosen for the LSC-UP community to read and participate in related events.

The ReadUP! Mission

ReadUP! is the campus read program centered around a single book that strives to challenge students, staff, and faculty to think critically and engage in thoughtful discussion throughout the academic year.

ReadUP! is designed to encourage all members of the campus community to participate in an interdisciplinary campus-wide collaboration that develops the relationship between academic learning and campus and community involvement. The book will be a part of academic instruction in multiple disciplines, the focal point for campus events and discussions, and serve to create civic engagement opportunities beyond the borders of the classroom and campus.

Link to this guide: LoneStar.edu/UP-ReadUP

Goals

  • Establish a culture of reading throughout the LSC-UP community and invite students to cultivate their capacity for lifelong learning by considering a common text from a variety of different perspectives.
  • Create a common experience that increases awareness and engagement in cultural, civic, and current issues.
  • Integrate an academic and social experience into the campus and local communities by encouraging students to consider the world around them through reflection and dialogue.
  • Build community involvement by engaging students in outreach activities with faculty, staff, and community members.

The Books

Disability Visibility:  First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century

2022

Youth to Power

2021

Team Human

2020

What the Eyes Don't See

2019

Educated: A Memoir

2018

The ReadUP Committee

Co-Chairs: Priscilla Arteaga, Jamie Stoops

Committee Members:

  • Jona Anderson
  • Lizbeth Casiano
  • Kathy Cecil-Sanchez
  • Carlos Chang-Michel
  • Rhonda Garcia
  • Nathan Lynn
  • Sheila Patel
  • Elaine Patton
  • Keri Porter
  • Frank Rodriguez
  • Betty Rugh
  • Nicole Stalnaker
  • Madhulika Tandon
  • Lesliann Thomas
  • Christopher Thompson
  • Katie Truax
  • Melissa Vasconcelos
  • Amberly Vela
  • Vanessa Voss
  • Amy Young

ReadUP Founder: Kristie Boston

LSC Community! Want to collaborate or have questions? Contact UP-ReadUP@LoneStar.edu