K-State First Book

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K-State First Book


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K-State First is the University's first-year experience program, our way of helping students establish a great foundation for the rest of their college career. K-State First Book is an all university reading program that selects a common book for the academic year and coordinates classroom and campus activities to correspond with the reading.

First Book's purpose is to help guide the transition from high school to college by giving students a common experience around book and guided academic and social activities that can be shared with professors, staff, administrators, and other students when they arrive on campus. It also sends the message that people in college read books, even ones that are not in their area of study.

The rest of the K-State community is also invited to read the book and participate in campus events.

Past books

Featured Items

  • Denison, Veronica; Egbert, Helena; Rogova, Irina (2021-10-05)
    Presented during American Archives Month, archivists Veronica Denison, Helena Egbert, and Irina Rogova from K-State Libraries’ Morse Department of Special Collections offer the first in a series of three talks inspired by ...
  • Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art (K-State First, 2021-05-26)
    This resource developed by the K-State Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, announces the selection of the 2021 Common Work: Neal Ambrose-Smith's From Upstream I Caught Fish, 2008. The Beach Museum staff provide context ...
  • K-State First (2021-03)
    In a virtual celebration, K-State First presents the winners for the 2020 First-Year Student Advocate and K-State First Book awards. The 2020 First-Year Advocate Award winners: Faculty/staff recipient - Jessica ...
  • K-State First (K-State First, 2021-05)
    This guide provides resources for the 2021 common book, “The Marrow Thieves” by Cherie Dimaline. Included in the guide are discussion questions, suggested classroom activities, other titles of interest, vocabulary, and ...
  • Kansas State University, K-State First (Kansas State University, K-State First, 2020)
    This guide provides resources for using the Kansas State University 2020 common book, “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer. Included in the guide are discussion questions, suggested classroom ...

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