Announcing the 2019 NMC Reads Books
CIE and PDI have chosen two options for this year’s NMC Reads program. Books will be available at the Advisor Luncheon on May 7 or by contacting Kristen Salathiel or Alice Sluss after that date. Although of course you’ll want to read both books, you can only receive one for free courtesy of CIE. The other will be available to check out in the CIE Library located just inside the EMT office area. Here are our choices for this year:
Educated by Tara Westover
“Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her ‘head-for-the-hills bag.’ The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. As a way out, Tara began to educate herself, learning enough mathematics and grammar to be admitted to Brigham Young University. Her quest for knowledge would transform her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, Tara Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education offers: the perspective to see one’s life through new eyes, and the will to change it.”
Designing Your Life
by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans
Based on their popular class of the same name at Stanford University, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show us how design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are. The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build your career and your life–and the careers and lives of our students–lives of fulfillment and joy, constantly creative and productive, ones that always hold the possibility of surprise.