Extra! Extra! SGA Collegiate Readership Program Begins Aug. 25

| August 22, 2014

The Webster University Student Government Association reminds the Webster community about The Collegiate Readership Program. With close to 400 colleges and universities across the country, the Collegiate Readership Program’s Mission is to:

  • Provide global awareness
  • Encourage critical thinking
  • Cultivate social responsibility
  • Tie course work to world issues
  • Create active discussion in the classroom
  • Improve ability to articulate views

Beginning Aug. 25, newspapers USA Today, The New York Times and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch will be available on a daily basis Monday through Friday at the following locations on the home campus: H. Sam Priest Center, University Center, Webster Hall, Sverdrup Complex, Loretto Hall, West and East Residence Halls.

Note to Faculty

About 15 million newspapers are read through the Collegiate Readership Program, nationwide, every year. By making news media so readily available to students, it is the aim of Student Government Association and sponsor USA Today that you, Webster University faculty, will help make this program as dynamic as possible. We hope you will do this by actively using the availability of USA Today, The New York Times and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch to help stimulate increased discussion in your courses and provide the critical connection between classroom content and the outside world that will help to make the student body even more competitive entering the workforce after graduation.

USA Today also invites all faculty and students to visit their college-specific website. We hope you all encourage your students to participate in the Collegiate Readership Program and look forward to the continued success we have seen over the past ten years. Keep a look out for more exciting new initiatives from the Student Government Association.


Category: Faculty, St. Louis Campus News, Student Affairs and News

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