About Readership WT
Setting out to experience one's freshman year of college is an adventure in and of itself; however, it's an adventure that intensifies exponentially with Readership WT. Readership WT is a common readership program initiated in 2005 to bolster the theme of the University's Quality Enhancement Plan, which is "Engaging the First-Year Student." The program is designed to use one specially selected book to help ease the transition of incoming freshmen to the University environment and develop in them a lifelong love of learning and reading.
Current Readership WT selection:
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Previous Readership WT selections and authors:
For the first time, 20 West Texas A&M University freshmen were selected in 2007 to take an expenses-paid trip to central Europe to study the Holocaust based on essay contest submissions and their reading of the selection, Night by Elie Wiesel. Upon their return, each of the 20 were named Readership Ambassadors. As ambassadors, they take their European experience out into the community to share and educate. Follow the ambassadors through their blog.
In 2008, Readership WT Ambassadors traveled to Zambia, Africa and helped villagers by passing out mosquito nets and educating them on malaria and HIV. These ambassadors were chosen based on essay contest submissions and their reading of the selection, What Is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng by Dave Eggers. For more information about the documentary premiere or the Readership WT program, call 806-651-3251. Feel free to download the movie poster or watch the trailer below.