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‘One Book’ events get students talking

‘One Book’ events get students talking
  • On November 17, 2017

By Sarah Barney
A&E Editor

As a way to engage students with “One Book One LCC,” both a time management workshop and two “Eat and Engage” discussions were held recently.

The time management workshop, which featured a presentation by Robin Pizzo, was held on Nov. 8. The discussions were held Nov. 14 and 15.

Both events discussed aspects of the book, “Outliers: The Story of Success,” by Malcolm Gladwell, but touched on different areas.

The workshop focused on the concept that everyone works with the same 24 hours, but some are able to use their time more efficiently. Attendees were encouraged to work on prioritizing their time and planning their days out.

Tarah Gates, a transfer studies major, attended the time management session.

“I learned a lot about letting go of stuff that takes up time, to put more time into stuff like homework,” Gates said. “I learned more about how to organize my time by mapping it out.”

The “Eat and Engage” discussions focused on purpose and persistence. The discussions were led by Vincent Thurman, the director of the Centre for Engaged Inclusion.

Participants were urged to consider their “why” and how they could work toward those inspirations.

“It’s not enough to just be inspired, we have to take strong, smart decisive actions to move forward in the things we want to do,” Thurman said during the presentation.

Some students attended the events as part of extra-credit opportunities for their classes. Gates was one of those students. However, she said, the events helped her get more out of the book.

“When I go to these events it helps me to comprehend the book and be more engaged in the book, so I can have more of a personal connection to the book,” Gates said.

Upcoming “One Book” events include a “Lansing Refugee” discussion Wednesday, Dec. 6 and Thursday, Dec. 7. Further “One Book” events are anticipated in the spring semester.

For more information on upcoming events, visit