NSU Common Read

The Larry and Julie Poeppel Family Common Read Lecture unites students from all majors in reading the same book during fall semester of their first year.

Each fall, the NSU Honors Program hosts a Common Read lecture, supported by the generous endowment of the Larry and Julie Poeppel family. The Common Read lecture is free and open to all of campus and the Aberdeen community. The speaker is either the author of the Common Read book or a person with expertise on the central theme of the book.


2020 Common Read 

Dignity book cover

This fall, Chris Arnade, author of Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America, will deliver a virtual lecture at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14. The event will be livestreamed on the NSU Facebook page. Read more here!


Common Read author photo
Authors and Speakers