After the success of last year’s inaugural event, Viterbo is hosting another Common Read Scavenger Hunt for new first-year and transfer students. New students received a copy of the 2019–20 common read book, Educated, and each copy contains a signed bookplate in the inside cover (some of you may remember the bookplate signing event, involving delicious peach crisp, this past spring). Throughout this week, all first-year and new transfer students are being asked to locate and meet the faculty or staff member who signed their book.
Frank Ludwig, theatre and music theatre, created posters with faculty and staff signatures and printed names, and these posters have been strategically placed around campus. Students will use these posters to find the signature that matches the one in their book, locate the faculty or staff member, and initiate a conversation. Didn’t get a chance to read Educated? Feel free to engage students on other topics as well. The goal of this project is to help new students get to know faculty and staff across the Viterbo campus, and the common read text is just one mechanism to help start conversations.