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Common Read Fellowship Application

About the Book Fellows

The Common Read Task Force selects up to 15 students to serve as book fellows who help to integrate the Common Read program at Angelo State. The purpose of our Common Read is to reinforce our message to first-year students about the importance of reading, civil discourse and shared inquiry. As a book fellow, you will help us reach all corners of the university. The book fellow’s position allows you to:

  • Develop leadership skills
  • Participate in service learning projects
  • Go in-depth with a literary work
  • Add marketable skills to your résumé  

You will work in small groups with various faculty and staff to promote and support the Common Read Program and selected book. Book fellows are assigned to specific activities and events related to the common read. Engaging, interacting, and conversing with students, the book fellows will be expected to explore and discuss topics and themes from the book.   The time commitment for the book fellows is roughly two hours a month throughout the academic year.   As a way to increase outreach and connection while promoting and encouraging student engagement across campus, some book fellows may be delegated to Residence Life or specific dorms, student organizations, academic departments and student support offices.

Book Fellows Qualifications

The Common Read Book Fellows position is open to students of all majors. Applicants must have the following qualifications:

  • Preferably a graduate student, but  will accept applications from sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Self-motivated
  • Possess excellent communication skills
  • Faculty  or staff reference
  • Have the ability and enthusiasm to collaborate with students, faculty, staff and community partners
  • Display leadership qualities

Incentives

As incentives for this work, book fellows will receive the following:

  • Picture and profile on the Common Read website
  • Invitation to VIP events (such as the Book Launch or lunch with the author)
  • Copy of the selected book
  • Hosting an event or being part of a panel discussion where you can gain work experience while applying your multidisciplinary expertise

For more information about the program, expectations, or responsibilities, contact Sara Weertz, Common Read chair, at 325-942-2595 or sara.weertz@angelo.edu.