ASC Staff Book Circle

All ASC staff members are invited to participate in book circles organized during the summer term. Members of these circles meet two times over a brown bag lunch to discuss the book selected for the upcoming fall's Buckeye Book Community program. The Buckeye Book Community program is run by the University's First-Year Experience team, and each year, all first-year students are encouraged to arrive on campus having read the same book selection. For those ASC staff members who participate in the book circle, books are provided by the college at no cost; however, copies are limited and distributed on a first come, first served basis.

Fall 2017 Buckeye Book Selection

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever. Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice.

ASC Summer 2017 Staff Book Circle

Arts and Sciences staff are invited to participate in this summer’s ASC staff book circle.  Book circle members will read the 2017 Buckeye Book Community selection Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson.  ASC book circles will meet two times over a brown bag lunch during July.  For those ASC staff members who participate in a book circle, books are provided by the college at no cost; however, copies are limited and distributed on a first come, first served basis.  

The registration deadline is Monday, May 22, 2017.  For additional information on the book contact Jean Whipple at whipple.15@osu.edu.

Register to Take Part in the ASC Staff Book Circle

There is no cost for the book; however, copies are limited and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

You will be assigned to a staff book circle and notified of meeting times after the registration deadline has passed.  Book circles usually meet twice during the summer over a brown bag lunch.

Online Registration

Author Visit

For information, please visit the Buckeye Book Community web page.

Past Staff Circle Books

  • Summer 2015 — The Good Food Revolution
  • Summer 2014 — The Glass Castle
  • Summer 2013 — The Submission
  • Summer 2012 — The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Summer 2011 — Outcasts United
  • Summer 2010 — No Impact Man
  • Summer 2009 — Three Cups of Tea

More information: Please contact Ann Rottersman, Director of Student Programs, at rottersman.1@osu.edu.

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