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Lamar State College - Port Arthur Student Book Clubs

Student Book Clubs


Each semester, the College will host Student Book Clubs. Led by a faculty or staff member, the Student Book Clubs will meet three times a semester. At each meeting, the leader will guide the students in a discussion of one popular work of fiction or nonfiction, selected by a sub-committee of the Seahawks SOAR Advisory Committee.

In the spring of 2013 as a trial promotion of the QEP in the Pre-Kickoff semester, Life is So Good, a popular common-book-experience text by George Dawson and Richard Glaubman will be the selected novel. To cap off the event, the College has invited Richard Glaubman to speak to the students in an evening lecture in the Performing Arts Center (April 1, 2013), as well as to work interactively with students in designated classes in the morning.

This process of reading the text and bringing the author or relevant speaker to address primarily the students is the model for subsequent semesters. The College will offer incentives for the students to participate in the student book club activities, including the following:
  • Receive for attendance of 1st meeting - Seahawks SOAR wristband; 2nd meeting Student Book Club T-Shirt; 3rd meeting completing Survey Monkey will place your name in a drawing for the Nook; and attending the Guest Speaker's presentation will earn a second entry for the drawing of the Nook.
  • A Nook, or other reading device, awarded 1 time per semester
  • Gift cards of various denominations to area bookstores
  • Opportunities to meet, take a photo with, and get an autograph from the guest speaker
  • Opportunities to attend the LSC-PA Distinguished Guest Lecture Series reception, at which the students will be able to get autograph and photo opportunities with the speaker
The Student Book Club Sub-committee consists of the following members:

Zeb Lowe, English Instructor, Chair Barbara Huval, Liberal Arts Department Chair
Claire Thomason, Student Activities Director SGA President
Chad Clark, Librarian SGA Representative
Caitlin James, Adjunct English Instructor Seahawk Ambassador
Grace Megnet, Art Instructor Phi Theta Kappa President


Student Book Club Members Link to Survey Monkey

Book Club Survey

Book Selections

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