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One Book, One College

 

 

SPRING 2017 EVENTS

DAYTIME EVENTS
 
When: Monday, March 27,1-2 p.m. 
What: OBOC Book Club is an informal discussion about The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Students, faculty & staff are welcome!
Where: Fireside Room
 
When: Wednesday, April 12, 1 - 4 p.m.
What: Lacks Family Presentation & Reception with Student Art Show Opening 
Where: Main Stage Theater & Art Gallery
 
When: Thursday, April 27, 1-4 p.m. 
What: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks film screening. Watch the new HBO film starring Oprah Winfrey as Deborah Lacks.
Where: Monarch Hall 
 
When: Thursday, May 4,1-2 p.m. 
What: OBOC Book Club is an informal discussion about The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Students, faculty & staff are welcome!
Where: Fireside Room
 
EVENING EVENTS
 
When: Monday, March 27,1-2 pm & 5:30-6:30 pm
What: OBOC Book Club is an informal discussion about The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Students, faculty & staff are welcome!
Where: Fireside Room
 
When: Thursday, April 27, 6-9 p.m. 
What: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks film screening. Watch the new HBO film starring Oprah Winfrey as Deborah Lacks.
Where: Monarch Hall 

The Book

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is LAVC's 2016-17 selection for our One Book, One College program.

The Library has many copies available for 3-day checkout. Search our website for access to the ebook.

For more information about the One Book program, contact Michelle Lewis, program coordinator.

About the Book 

Multimedia Resources (audio & video)

Student Work Showcase 

One Book 2017-18

LAVC's One Book Committee is accepting nominations for next year. Please use this form to submit your choice.

If you are NOT nomintating a book, but would like to participate in the book selection process, consider serving on the panel that evaluates the nominations. We are planning to create a team comprised of faculty, students, staff and administrators to review the nominations. This team will forward the top three books for a faculty vote to determine the final book selection. If interested, please contact Michelle Lewis by March 25, 2017: lewismv@lavc.edu

 

 

What is "One Book, One College"?

"One Book" takes a single book, threaded across disciplines and throughout curriculum, to foster opportunities for creativity, scholarship, critical thinking, and academic dialogue. One Book creates a shared intellectual experience for students, faculty, administration and staff.

 

FALL 2016 EVENTS

When: Saturday, September 17, 10:00-11:30 am 
What: Writing Center Workshop to explore major themes and learn about innovative assignments using Lacks.
 
When: Thursday, October 13, 1:30-2:30 pm
What: OBOC Faculty Workshop to learn about different possible assignments LAVC instructors are using and create from this book. This workshop is organized by the Writing Center.
Where: LARC 200A
Discussion Leader: Kristina Yegoryan, English Department
 
When: Monday, October 24, 12:45-2:00 pm
What: Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society hosts a book club meet-up open to all students in support of the One Book One College Program. 
Where: Faculty/Staff Cafeteria Lounge
Bonus: Dessert and light refreshments provided courtesy of the One Book, One College Program

When:  Thursday, October 27, 12:00-1:00 PM
What: OBOC Staff Book Club Brown Bag Lunch. Bring your lunch and meet-up with other LAVC staff members to chat about The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.  
Where: Faculty/Staff Cafeteria Lounge
Discussion Leader: Sally Raskoff, Sociology Department
Bonus: Dessert and light refreshments provided courtesy of the One Book, One College Program

When:  Tuesday, November 22, 1:00 -2:00 PM
What: OBOC Staff Book Club Brown Bag Lunch. Bring your lunch and meet-up with other LAVC staff members to chat about The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.  
Where: The Faculty/Staff Cafeteria Lounge
Discussion Leader: Sally Raskoff, Sociology Department
Bonus: Dessert and light refreshments provided courtesy of the One Book, One College Program

When: Tuesday, November 29, 1:00-3:00 pm
What: The One Book One College Student Work Showcase Event
How: Faculty may submit student OBOC projects/work for display or performance at this event. We welcome student work in any form, including posters, videos, Powerpoint slides, performances, and more. 
Contact: OBOC Program Coordinator, Michelle Lewis, to arrange accommodations for your students' work. 
Where: Monarch Hall
Bonus: Dessert and light refreshments provided courtesy of the One Book, One College Program

Anyone planning an OBOC-related event should notify Michelle Lewis for promotional purposes.

When: Thursday, October 13, 1:30-2:30 pm
What: OBOC Faculty Workshop to learn about different possible assignments LAVC instructors are using and create from this book. This workshop is organized by the Writing Center.
Where: LARC 200A
Discussion Leader: Kristina Yegoryan, English Department