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Voting now open for 2019-2020 Common Reading book

ISSUED: 19 February 2019
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Voting is now open for Shepherd University’s 2019-2020 Common Reading book. Voting takes place online and is open to the campus and community through March 31. The winning book will be announced on April 1. The five semi-finalists are:

The goals of the Shepherd University Common Reading Program are to provide a shared intellectual experience; create a sense of community; encourage reading; promote critical engagement of ideas; set academic expectations; create dialog between students, faculty, staff, and the community; promote interaction between Shepherd University and the community; and introduce students to community resources.

The Common Reading Program is made possible through the support of the Shepherd University Foundation. For those who would like to read the books, copies are available at the Scarborough Library. To vote, visit the Common Reading website at

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