Programs tagged: oneread
As you're walking around Fulton's brick district September 2-15, take a moment to see the historical memorabilia on display in the window across from the book store. You'll get a glimpse of life during the time period of "The Boys in the Boat."
Deepen your understanding of the era of "The Boys in the Boat," by visiting our timeline of cultural and news events during the 1930s from the Great Depression through the 1936 Olympics and the beginning of World War II. The display will be up through September 30.
Dr. Linda Davis, WWU professor of management information systems, rowed for four years for the University of Nebraska. She'll share photos and talk about her experiences, many of which parallel the descriptions in "The Boys in the Boat," this year's One Read book. She'll talk about the camaraderie, the fights, the weight battles and the personalities and backgrounds of different team members.
Bring your lunch and join us for a discussion of this year's One Read book, "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown which tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew team and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal.
This year's One Read book shares the story of a team of underdogs who work together to achieve Olympic greatness. Callaway County's Special Olympics athletes are also familiar with overcoming the odds. Come meet some of those local athletes and their coaches to learn about how they embody the Olympic spirit. This is also an opportunity to obtain information about volunteering for the Special Olympics.
Based on a true story, this feature film follows a World War II platoon as they track down art stolen by the Nazis and return the masterpieces to their rightful owners. Following the film, Dr. Greg Smith, WWU associate professor of English and film, will lead a discussion about the movie and the University of Washington's crew team's experiences at the 1936 Berlin Olympic games, as recounted in this year's One Read selection, "The Boys in the Boat."
Dr. Matt Dube, assistant professor of English at WWU, will lead a discussion about how poetry's cadence relates to the rhythmical rowing of a crew team which is at the heart of this year's One Read book, "The Boys in the Boat."
As a part of our One Read exploration of the 1930s, come immerse yourself in memorabilia from the 1930s. We'll have examples of favorite foods, clothing and toys as well as copies of front page articles from the Fulton Sun. There will also be a "Slang Wall" where you can try to match '30s slang terms to their intended meaning. Co-sponsored by the Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society.
Explore this year's One Read book with an interactive reader's theater presentation by education professor Dr. Betsy Tutt and some of her William Woods University students.
Allison Wrabel, a member of the Missouri Crew, the rowing team at Mizzou, will lead a discussion of "The Boys in the Boat." Hear her first-hand account of what it's like to be a part of a rowing team and share your insights, reflections and impressions of the book.