College Reading Initiative 2012-13

“The more you read, the more things you’ll know.
The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”

- Dr. Seuss, "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut”


Dear College of Communication & Fine Arts Major:

We are honored to embrace The Pianist by Wladyslaw Szipilman as our college reading initiative as we pay tribute to the 11 million men, women and children who lost their lives during the Holocaust.

Join us for the Year of Remembrance Film Series where we will screen The Pianist, Pan’s Labyrinth, Schindler’s List and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas among other World War II – Holocaust themed films. This film series will include pre-post performance discussions to enhance the overall quality of the experience. In January, Sandra Roberts will visit the Troy, Dothan and Montgomery campuses to share her inspiring story of helping middle school students from Whitwell, Tennessee understand the Holocaust and the inconceivable extermination of 11,000,000 human beings. To make sense of this, Roberts’ students, who collected 11 million paperclips to represent the victims of the Holocaust, were the subject of the documentary film, Paper Clips and the teacher’s tool kit, One Clip at a Time.


As a student or patron of the arts, you’ll find we all share the common bond of expression through the visual and performing arts. Our mission for 2012-2013 is to enhance your understanding and appreciation of the arts through a year-long celebration of the creative process. CCFA will present more than 50 fine and performing arts events this year including concerts, plays, lectures, dance performances, gallery exhibitions and more.

Last Updated: 08/12/2013

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