In 2010, Brookhaven began a common reader initiative called the Open Book Project.
Common reader initiatives aim to create a sense of community among students, faculty and staff through the reading of a single book. Participants will engage in conversations and activities stemming from the themes of that book.
Instructors are encouraged to “opt-in” for the project and may do so on various levels. They can incorporate the book using structured lesson plans or make the book an optional outside reading assignment. Several campuswide activities also will be planned. A new book is selected each academic year.
Where Am I Eating? by Kelsey Timmerman
An in-depth look into the eating habits of American consumers and the global effects on farmers and fishermen.
Ask your instructor about reading the Open Book and extra credit opportunities.
Look for Open Book activities year-round!
Read. Share. Discuss. Participate.
Film screening: "Fresh"
Wednesday, Feb. 19 at noon
Building L, Room L353
Skype chat Q&A with author Kelsey Timmerman
Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 1:30 p.m.
Building Q, Room Q201
Speaker/Discussion Event: "America's Global Kitchen and the Future of Our Food"
With Brandon Morton, sustainability project coordinator at Brookhaven
Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 10:30 a.m.
Building C, Performance Hall
Discussion: Part 5 - Apple Juice, product of Michigan China
Tuesday, March 24, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Building S, Tree Top Café
Workshop: Grow Your Own Food
Thursday, March 26, noon-4 p.m. (come and go)
Speaker/Discussion Event: Autism
With Beth McGaw, president of the Learning Disabilities Association
Monday, April 13, 10:30 a.m.
Building B, Room B240
Speaker/Discussion Event: Food Photography and Styling
With Brookhaven alumnae Kathy Tran
Tuesday, April 14, 10:30 a.m.
Building L, Room L109
Instagram Photography Contest
Share photos of your plated meals on Instagram using the hashtag #ShowUsYourFood2020 before
Friday, April 24. Winners will be announced on the Basement Gallery's Instagram page (@thebasementgallery) on
Friday, May 1.
Starbucks gift cards awarded to first, second and third place.