Every year there’s an enchanted experience on the campus of Finlandia University as students, faculty, staff and the community come together with the focus on literature.
A book is chosen.
Below you’ll find a list of articles and events related to Campus Read.
Campus Read Events
- October 12
Dr. Bourdage hosts Zine Making Night at Maki Library
Campus Read comes to a close on Thursday, October 20 from 7-9 p.m. at the Maki Library, as Communication Professor Dr. Monique Bourdage hosts a Zine Making Night to celebrate self-expression and provide students with a platform through which to channel their voices.
Zines (short for magazine) are independently produced publications that are often written by a single individual. For decades, zines have been used by many social justice activists and marginalized groups, including people of color and the [...]
- October 4
Dr. Gee hosting A Night of Learning and Action Thursday
Campus Read will continue on Thursday, October 6 from 7-8 p.m. in the Chapel of St. Matthew, as Criminal Justice Professor Dr. Richard Gee will facilitate a Night of Learning and Action around the issue of private prisons and racial injustice.
“Students will learn about the cessation of Federal Department of Justice use of private prisons and why,” said Dr. Gee. “They will also learn about state contract occupancy guarantees and Real Estate Investment Funds private prisons use to reduce [...]
- September 20
Campus Read 2016-17 spotlights racial justice
Classes across campus this week are reading Danez Smith’s work in advance of Smith’s visit to campus on September 30. Smith was selected as the Campus Read author for 2016-17 because their poetry speaks so powerfully of the need for racial and social justice.
In a list poem called “Alternate Names for Black Boys,” Smith supplies “guilty until proven dead” and “monster until proven ghost” as possible alternate names. Students readily catch the echo of the American [...]
- June 17
Danez Smith to be featured during 2016-17 Campus Read
Up-and-coming poet Danez Smith will be the featured artist for the 2016-17 Finlandia University Campus Read.
“Smith is one of the most visionary poets in America, and one of those most on fire for social justice. It is so exciting to have them perform on our campus,” said Dr. Carolyn Dekker, assistant professor of English at Finlandia. “My students have been reading, watching and listening to Danez’s poetry for a year now, and this visit will bring that important work [...]
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Campus Read is put on annually by a committee of Finlandia University faculty and staff. Please contact the two members of this committee below with any questions.