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Shepherd's Common Reading Program receives national attention

ISSUED: 18 October 2012
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens
(Shepherd's Common Reading Program receives national attention)

Shepherdstown, WV--The Common Reading Program, part of the First-Year Experience (FYEX) at Shepherd University, has been highlighted along with an article by Judi McIntyre, director of the FYEX at Shepherd, as a model for other universities in the October 2012 issue of E-Source. McIntyre's article "Building a Fully Integrated University Common Reading Program" showcases the democratic and all-campus inclusive process by which the common reading is selected.

McIntyre's article also discusses ways in which the program offers multiple opportunities to bring students, faculty, staff, and community members together through the written word. The article is available at

Shepherd's Common Reading Program is also featured on the podcast Student Success Network, which is available at

For more information about Shepherd's FYEX and Common Reading Program, visit


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