Each year, the Penn State Brandywine community comes together to read, discuss and share one novel, chosen prior to the fall semester. This year's Common Read, as it's called, is "Start Something That Matters" by Blake Mycoskie, the founder of TOMS Shoes.
Throughout the 2012-2013 academic year, the campus will host a number of events that encourage students, faculty and staff to share their thoughts on the book and comment on its themes and ideologies in relation to their own.
Last year's Common Read novel was "This I Believe II" by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman. The book is a collection of essays written by everyday people about their personal beliefs. Throughout the year, members of the campus community submitted their own "This I Believe" essays, which were combined and printed in a paperback book titled "Brandywine Believes."
Visit http://www.brandywine.psu.edu/Academics/fa2012commonread.htm for more information about the Penn State Brandywine Common Read and to stay updated about upcoming events.