The Oklahoma Center for the Humanities, in partnership with the Office of the President, is proud to announce Big Ideas@TU: a new program that will welcome incoming students to our spirited intellectual community. This campus-wide experience will provide a free copy of a specially selected book to all new students and support a diverse array of lectures, performances, exhibitions, and more. The common read initiative will be integrated into orientation and the First Year Experience while also providing the basis for community-wide conversation and debate throughout the academic year.
Each year, the book will be aligned with the OCH’s annual theme and selected by a representative group of students, staff, and faculty based on nominations submitted by the entire TU community. We now seek nominations for books broadly engaged with the topic of Freedom for the planned launch of the program in summer 2022.
All current students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to nominate a book (fiction or nonfiction) for academic year 2022-2023 that engages the theme of Freedom.
The nomination period has ended.
The selection criteria for the common read book include:
- Intellectually stimulating
- Engaged with diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Aligned with the theme of Freedom (the OCH theme for 2022-23)