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Get involved with the various events this year. Intellectual conversation, thought provoking shows, and eye-opening events will be available to the community.

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Planning is underway for 2017-18 events. If your unit is planning an event, please send your information to Susan Lantz, chair of the Campus Read committee. There are still a few activities related to the 2016-17 read that are available. 

August 2017

Bringing the Great American Eclipse to West Virginia. Join the Department of Physics and Astronomy for an informative session on Saturday, Aug. 19, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in White Hall. This will get you prepared for the actual eclipse that will occur on Monday, Aug. 21.  

October 2017
Hidden Figures Women in STEAM Edit-a-Thon, Oct. 11, 12 to p.m. (location TBA). Hidden Figures brings to light just a few of the women of color who worked at NASA during the Space Race, including West Virginia native and first African American woman to attend graduate school at WVU, Katherine Johnson, and Dorothy Vaughan, who grew up in Morgantown. There are hundreds of other notable women and women of color who are still mostly hidden to mainstream history, and Wikipedia isn’t immune. Just 16 percent of the articles are about women, and less than 10 percent of contributors are women. This edit-a-thon aims to highlight such women from Appalachia in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) by adding and editing articles to the globally edited online encyclopedia. Experience is not required; Kelly Doyle, Wikipedian-in-Residence for Gender Equity, will give a brief instruction, and assist throughout the event. A list of article topics will be available and participants can come in/out anytime during the four-hour period.

Ongoing

Title: Service and Learning Projects, there are many service projects related to the themes of  Just Mercy that students can participate in.
Website: https://iserve.wvu.edu/need/?q=Campus%20Read  

Art Exhibit 

Title:  Higher Ground art exhibit is a collection of works of art from the Art Museum of WVU. Curator Robert Bridges selected pieces that continue the Just Mercy theme of social justice.
Location: Stewart Hall, second floor atrium 
Hours: M-F 8:15 am - 4:45 pm