About the program
The One Book, One University Program is sponsored by the Governors State University Intellectual Life Committee. The One Book program is part of a nationwide movement which started in Seattle in 1998 to bring a community together to read and discuss the same literary work. Other GSU selections have included Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
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Welcome to One Book, One University
Join the GSU community in a discussion of The Color Purple, Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The book was made into a movie in 1985 and a Tony Award-winning musical play as well. The National Touring Company will bring the exciting musical to the Center for Performing Arts at GSU at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012. For ticket information, click here! But first, come to the discussion
from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012,
in the Hall of Honors
Please RSVP at: firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 4116
Dr. Terry Allison on The Color Purple
Dr. Terry Allison, Provost of Governors State University, discusses the choice of The Color Purple for One Book, One University.
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