Mission of the Common Book
To foster a campus and community discussion about themes in and ideas inspired by a common text in an effort to develop camaraderie, inform knowledge, and inspire action towards positive civic engagement and improvement.
Goals of the Common Book
The goals of the Common Book Committee are:
- To select and promote a common book to be read by students, faculty, staff, and employees at the Cedar Valley College to develop a sense of community focused on intellectual inquiry.
- To offer students a focus for conversation and social exchange.
- To provide students with opportunities to reflect about their roles as learners and leaders.
- To integrate the text into appropriate classes in a meaningful way, and to extend book-related activities throughout the CVC campus.
Thanks to the Selection Committee
The committee consisting of Judy Cotton, Sheryl Lumbley, Ginnette Serrano-Correa, David McCoy, Miyoshi Holmes, Tiffany Hawthorne , Ed Stith and Vidya Krishnaswamy submitted their top 3 choices on February 20, 2014. Using a matrix the top 2 books were selected from the team’s top three choices . The final selection was made using the rubric on February 27th with all of them ranking “Wine to water : a bartender's quest to bring clean water to the world” by Doc Hendley as the winner.
Wine to Water
Learn more about Wine to Water's beginnings and make sure to read this year's Common Book, Wine to Water.
MLA (7th ed.)
Hendley, Doc. Wine to Water: A Bartender's Quest to Bring Clean Water to the World. New York: Avery, 2012. Print.
APA (6th ed.)
Hendley, D. (2012). Wine to water: A bartender's quest to bring clean water to the world. New York: Avery.
Wine to Water’s US staff consists of 5 full-time and 5 part-time members. We consider ourselves family but live in different parts of the country and are seldom in the same place at once. We are united by our passion for clean water and the joy we get from working with our local partners on the ground. Wine To Water has worked in 17 countries. We have ongoing projects in 8 countries on 4 continents, and support thirty international aid workers.