Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 60.61
Liaison Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Submission Date June 30, 2011
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California State University, Channel Islands
Tier2-8: Themed Semester or Year

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Debra Hoffmann
Information Literacy Coordinator
Library Services
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Has the institution chosen a sustainability-related theme for its themed semester, year, or first-year experience during the past three years?:

A brief description of the themed semester, year, or first-year experience:

In the academic year of 2005-2006, the book chosen for the Campus Reading Celebration was The Open Space of Democracy by Terry Tempest Williams. In The Open Space, Terry Tempest Williams presents a sharp-edged perspective on the ethics and politics of place, spiritual democracy, the environment, and the responsibilities of citizen engagement. In academic year 2009-2010, Creating a World without Poverty: Social Business and the future of Capitalism by Dr. Muhammad Yunus was chosen. Creating a World Without Poverty describes how Yunus launches social businesses in partnership with some of the world's most visionary business leaders. In both cases, many courses had themes based on these books, and the authors spoke on campus to students, faculty, staff, and guests.

The sustainability-related book that was chosen, if applicable:
The Open Space of Democracy by Terry Tempest Williams; Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism by Dr. Muhummad Yunus

The website URL where information about the theme is available:

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