Catawba College "BookRevue" Well-Attended
September 6, 2006
Three professionals with strong ties to Afghanistan provided insights and perspectives on Catawba College's 2006 common reading selection, "The Kite Runner," when they visited campus on Tuesday, September 5th. Nilufar Shuja, an Afghan-American business woman from Manteca, Calif., Tahir Porjosh, a teacher in Alexandria, Va., and Seddiq Behrooz, a Salisbury asset engineer born in Herat, served as commentators during BookRevue held in Crystal Lounge.
Dr. Philip Acree Cavalier, assistant dean of the college and associate professor of English, offered welcoming remarks, while Dr. James Beard, professor of chemistry, introduced the three panelists. First-year students, faculty, and others from the community attended and posed questions to the three panelists.
"The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini is this year's common reading text for Catawba's first-year students. BookRevue is just one of several planned co-curricularEvents that will enhance the students' discussion of this text in first-year seminar classes.