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Shepherd University hosts essay contest for 'This I Believe'

September 14, 2011

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. —

The Shepherd University One Book, One Community Program has chosen "This I Believe," edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, as its common reading for the 2011-2012 academic year.

The book is based on National Public Radio's program, "This I Believe." The program invites members of the Shepherd community, as well as the Shepherds-town community, to write their own "This I Believe" essay. Directions for writing the essay are in the appendix of the book, "This I Believe."

Essays sent electronically to jmcintyr@shepherd.edu will be placed in Shepherd University, This I Believe, 2011-2012. Essay readings will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, and Thursday, Dec. 8, in the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies Auditorium.

The Scarborough Society will sponsor a lecture by Jay Allison at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. in the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies.

For more information on the Common Reading Program and events, go to www.shepherd.edu/commonreading or contact Judi McIntyre at 304-876-5396.

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