Events and Activities



BROWN BAG at the Center for Teaching and Learning: "Teaching the One Book"

Faculty are invited to a Brown Bag on “Teaching the One Book,” on Friday, September 12 at noon in the CTL conference room.

The Sacramento State University One Book Program has selected Sherman Alexie's Blasphemy (Grove, 2012) its 2014-2015 One Book. Alexie show­cases his many talents in the collection, where he unites fifteen beloved classics with fifteen new stories in one sweeping anthology for devoted fans and first-time readers. Included here are some of his most esteemed tales, including “What You Pawn I Will Redeem,” in which a homeless Indian man quests to win back a family heirloom; “This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona,” a road-trip morality tale; “The Toughest Indian in the World,” about a night shared between a writer and a hitchhiker; and his most recent, “War Dances,” about a man grappling with sudden hearing loss in the wake of his father’s death. Alexie’s new stories are fresh and quintessential, about donkey basket­ball leagues, lethal wind turbines, a twenty-four hour Asian manicure salon, good and bad marriages, and all species of warriors in America today.

The Brown Bag will be an opportunity for faculty members to learn about and share ways to incorporate the One Book into their courses as required or recommended readings or for extra credit assignments.

Date: Friday, September 12, 2014
Time: noon
Location: CTL Conference Room, 4th floor, University Library



FREE FILM SERIES: Hosted by the Multi-Cultural Center

Each year the Multi-Cultural Center sponsors and hosts a free film series. By selecting films that relate to and expand understandings of topics raised by the One Book, the series allow an opportunity for thought-provoking screenings and discussions. Please check back for the schedule! 



 AUTHOR DAY: Thursday, October 16, 2014!


Q&A and Discussion for Learning Communities:

"Native American Repatriation"

Students from the Sac State Academic Learning Communities are invited a special presentation where distinguished faculty and members of the community will speak about varying issues regarding Native American repatriation. Each panelist will present short commentaries and then engage with the audience in a Q&A.

Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time: 10 am
Location: Ballroom, University Union

For more information, please contact UNIQUE at (916) 278-6997. To find out more about UNIQUE, please click here.


Mid-Day Reading and Campus Lecture by Sherman Alexie

"Sherman Alexie: A Reading from Blasphemy"

Sherman Alexie will read from his collection of short stories, Blasphemy, which unites fifteen beloved classics with fifteen new stories in one sweeping anthology for devoted fans and first-time readers, including some of his most esteemed tales, including “What You Pawn I Will Redeem,” “This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona,” “The Toughest Indian in the World,” and his most recent, “War Dances,” along with Alexie’s new stories about donkey basket­ball leagues, lethal wind turbines, a twenty-four hour Asian manicure salon, good and bad marriages, and all species of warriors in America today.

Book signing immediately following.

Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time: noon
Location: Ballroom, University Union

For more information, please contact UNIQUE at (916) 278-6997. To find out more about UNIQUE, please click here.


Public Reading and Lecture by Sherman Alexie

"An Evening with Sherman Alexie"

A dynamic and engaging speaker, Sherman Alexie reads from Blasphemy, a collection of short stories uniting fifteen beloved classics with fifteen new stories in one sweeping anthology for devoted fans and first-time readers. Taking a wry, poignant, and searing look at the Pacific Northwest, Alexie tells stories that encompass American life with wit and grit. As part of the One Book Program's commitment to expanding cultural and intellectual life in the region, this lecture is free to the public.

Book signing immediately following.

Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time: 7 pm
Location: Ballroom, University Union
Parking: Free in Structure II between 6-10 pm.
Free to the public.

For more information, please contact UNIQUE at (916) 278-6997. To find out more about UNIQUE, please click here.


Add events and activities 

If you have an event or activity that is related to the One Book or would like to sponsor or host an event or activity, please contact Dr. Hellen Lee, Faculty Coordinator, at onebook@csus.edu.

If you believe that the One Book Program is a valuable and important resource for the campus and community and would like to see us continue, please consider becoming a sponsor or partner! Every gift and donation helps the Program to develop and reach more people.

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