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LSC-Tomball Reads

The Center for International Education (CIE) presents "Tomball Reads" which aims to develop programs for the entire campus community around a common book.

This year's selection is The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui, an illustrated memoir that tells the story of the authorís familyís experience before, during, and after the Vietnam War.

Students in several classes will be reading and discussing the book; faculty and staff will have a professional development workshop using themes in the book; there will be extracurricular performances and discussions based on the book's themes.

Scheduled Events

Event Date Location Notes
Virtual Vietnamese Tea   Facebook  
Virtual art/photo exhibit:
"Coming to America."

Submissions: Accepted November 1- 30. (Dropbox coming soon.)

Exhibit: Will open January 18 using virtual platform "artSteps."

Free Speech
Poetry Slam
Thurs, Oct 21
12:30-2 pm 
Via Zoom All students are welcome to participate so start practicing your material now!
Celebrating United Nations Day: A Discussion Open for Interpretation Mon, Oct 25
1-2 pm
Via WebEx Celebrate United Nations Day and learn about the importance and perils of foreign-language interpreting.
Performance Piece Recording: "Where I'm From" Thurs, Nov. 11   Interested student actors please contact Jill Brumer. Rehearsals Nov. 9 and 10.
Student Discussion Thurs, Nov. 18
Time: 3:30 pm
Via WebEx All students reading the book this fall are invited to discuss it with Professor Lindsay Scott

Related Programming

One of the Harris County Public Library Book Clubs will also be reading The Best We Could Do.
Professors Mari-Carmen Marin (English), Catherine Olson (English), and Janie Filteo (Sociology) are incorporating a reading of their book into some of their classes this semester.

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