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About the Book

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Listening is an Act of Love: A Celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project

First published in 2007, "Listening" was selected after much deliberation by a committee composed of USA faculty, students and staff. Fifteen titles were reviewed during the process.

"Listening" fits the parameters established for USA's Common Read; including the following:

    •  Potential to engage students and spark discussion
    •  Appeal to a wide range of students
    •  Possibilities for classroom use, including the First Year Experience classes
    •  Inclusion of cross-cultural education, awareness, knowledge, and sensitivity
    •  Possibilities for campus programming
    •   Relevance for student life

Other institutions who have used "Listening" include the University of Mississippi, UNC Charlotte, Iowa State University, University of Toledo, and Evergreen State College.

How Do I Get the Book?

Students: Copies are available for purchase at the USA Bookstore and at your local bookstore. Copies are available for loan at the University Library.
Students with Disabilities: If you are a student with a documented disability and wish to request this text in an alternate format, please contact Student Disability Services at (251) 460-7212.  No alternate format copies will be supplied without proper documentation.
Faculty and Staff: If you are interested in participating in this program or reviewing the text, please email

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