Events and Activities

April 2014

One Book Campus Tour Exhibits

Inspired by the University Library's annual exhibit, this year the One Book Program introduces the One Book Campus Tour Exhibits. For the entire month of April, the self-guided One Book Campus Tour Exhibits will feature a variety of programs across campus that have created posters, exhibits, and more, related to the One Book.

It's a great way to learn about various parts of campus and to learn about different departments and programs. Get a map and take the tour!

Date: April 2014, all month
Location: Multiple locations across the Sacramento State University campus
Maps: A map of the One Book Exhibits is available to download here.

The One Book Campus Tour Exhibits & the Amazing 30 Days Race

Borrowing from the playbook of the reality TV shows The Amazing Race and 30 Days, the One Book Program introduces the “The One Book Campus Tour Exhibits & the Amazing 30 Days Race” contest. Over the 30 days in the month of April, students are encouraged to explore various parts of the campus that may be completely unfamiliar to see the displays created by the many important and vital Departments and Programs on campus. Inspired by the One Book, each display will help students learn about the campus and consider the One Book from many perspectives.

Winners will have their photos posted on the One Book Program website!

Download a map, take the tour, and enter the contest!
Click on the map icon to download.

One Book Campus Map

  • Single Exhibit Contest: Take a picture of you or with your friends at one of the One Book Campus Tour Exhibits and submit it to One Book any time during the month of April. A new winner will be selected each week of April.
  • All Exhibits Contest: Take a picture of you or with your friends at all of the One Book Campus Tour Exhibits and submit the picture to One Book in a collage format, indicating the various locations, by 5pm, April 19.
  • Winners of both contests will have their pictures featured on the One Book Program website:
    • The Single Exhibit winners will be featured on the Events and Activities page!
    • The All Exhibits winner will be featured in the One Book home page slide show!
  • Submission guidelines:
    • Please take a photo of yourself in front of one of the Campus Tour Exhibits and submit it to with the subject line: Campus Tour Single or Campus Tour All, depending on which one you'd like to enter. Please include your email address so that we can contact you!

The One Book Program would like to thank Rachel Enes and the Department of Geography for the Campus Tour map. 

April 21 & 22, 10am-3pm
Serna Plaza

GE Honors Program Long Read

The Sacramento State University Honors Program will sponsor and host a Long Read event. Students from the Honors Program will read aloud the One Book over several days. Please drop by for a few minutes to listen to the One Book.

Dates: April 21 & 22, 2014
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Location: Serna Plaza, between the Hornet Bookstore and the University Union

For more information, please contact the Honors Program at (916) 278-2804. Click here to find out more about the Honors Program.

Past Events

Brown Bag on “Teaching the One Book”

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 for extra credit assignments. With the particular focus on the natural and social sciences, faculty from those disciplines and others are highly encouraged to consider adopting the book and attending the Brown Bag.

FREE FILM: Arid Lands (2007)

Arid Lands is a documentary feature about the land and people of the Columbia River Basin in southeastern Washington state. Sixty years ago, the Hanford nuclear site produced plutonium for the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, and today the area is the focus of the largest environmental cleanup in history.

FREE FILM: Gasland (2010)

Gasland explores “fracking,” a hydraulic drilling process that taints water sources near drilling sites, making it undrinkable and sometimes flammable. This film offers an insight into the lives of people who are affected by “fracking” and the environmental consequences of hydraulic drilling across the United States.

FILM: Return of a Navajo Boy (2010)

The Return of a Navajo Boy reunites a man and his family and explores radioactivity problems on the Navajo reservation. The current film explores the effects of uranium exposure from the mines on the Navajo Nation on the health of the Navajo people.


Ms. Iversen's campus visit was made possible by a generous donation from the Sacramento State University Department of Physics Chien Hu Institute.

An Evening with Kristen Iversen: "Fukushima, Rocky Flats, and The Myth of Absolute Safety: When Governments or Corporations Put Our Health at Risk"

Kristen Iversen read from and discussed her award-winning book, Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats, a book of memoir and investigative journalism that describes her experience of growing up next to—and eventually working at—one of the most contaminated nuclear sites in the country.  She also discussed the history of the plant itself, including a dramatic FBI raid, a controversial grand jury, and ongoing litigation and controversy.  

Q&A and Discussion with the Author for Learning Communities

A special presentation where Kristen Iversen will be joined by faculty and staff.

Mid-Day Reading and Campus Lecture by Kristen Iversen: "Rocky Flats and the Secrets of the Cold War"

Iversen discussed what Americans didn’t know about bomb development and production during and after the Cold War years and the ongoing environmental, historical, and cultural legacy of Rocky Flats and the U.S. nuclear weapons program.  She also discussed her ten-year process of researching and writing Full Body Burden

Help us add more events and activities to this list!

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

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.

link to donations page

Sacramento State University's One Book Program relies upon the generosity of our sponsors and partners. We are continuing to forge new sponsorships and partnerships. For more information about individual or corporate giving, please contact us at or Ms. Suzette Riddle, University Development, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, at You may also make a gift here; be sure to select One Book Program on the drop-down menu.