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Staff Enrichment Council Events

The Staff Enrichment Council is pleased to announce a new program beginning in January 2014: The Staff Reading Initiative!

The goal of this program is for interested staff to read a common book over the course of a semester, then meet to discuss the book and any ideas that the reading has brough up. Additional materials such as dicussion questions, links to interviews with the author, and related readings and videos will be distributed throughout the semester. We want to hear from you! Click here to RSVP.

The Spring 2014 Staff Reading Initiative book is The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, by Wes Moore.

The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his.

Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both grew up fatherless in similar Baltimore neighborhoods and had difficult childhoods; both hung out on street corners with their crews; both ran into trouble with the police. How, then, did one grow up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader, while the other ended up a convicted murderer serving a life sentence? Wes Moore, the author of this fascinating book, sets out to answer this profound question. In alternating narratives that take readers from heart-wrenching losses to moments of surprising redemption, The Other Wes Moore tells the story of a generation of boys trying to find their way in a hostile world.-Google Books

Reading timeline:

January 13: Book title announced// click here to join

March 12: Additional materials distributed via email

May 28, 3:00-4:00PM in Main 110: Book discussion with refreshments

How to get the book:

· Ten copies of this book are on reserve in MICA's Decker Library. Please bring your MICA ID card with you to check out a copy.

· To find a copy of The Other Wes Moore in paperback, audio book, or e-book in other local libraries, click here.

· To purchase a paperback, e-book, or audio book copy on Amazon, click here.

Materials to enrich your reading:

· About the author- a short bio of Wes Moore

· Chapter questions- things you might consider as you read (courtesy of

· Read-Think-Talk- preparing for a book discussion (courtesy of

Thanks for your interest in this program; we hope you enjoy the book!


Upoming Events:

Bocce Tournament

Wednesday, June 18th, noon-4pm

Cohen Plaza

Compete against other departments in this fun afternoon event! Registration info coming soon.

Watch this space for more gatherings SOON. If you have a suggestion please let us know:!