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SKYCTC QEP Book Club - Spring 2015 - Nickel and Dimed: Getting Started

The SKYCTC QEP Book Club is reading "Nickel and Dimed" by Barbara Ehrenreich for Spring 2015. Please join us!

Living on Minimum Wage

Book Cover of Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich

Join us Spring 2015 as we read Nickel and Dimed‚Äč by Barbara Ehrenreich.  Ms. Ehrenreich, a journalist and political activist, embarked on an experiment of trying to survive on minimum wage over a three year period.  During this time she worked as a waitress, a hotel maid, a house cleaner, a nursing home aide, and a Wal-Mart clerk in different parts of the United States.  Through this experience, Ms. Ehrenreich discovered the challenges and difficulties minimum wage workers face in our country.

Nickel and Dimed Book Giveaway & Kickoff!

SKYCTC QEP Book Club is sponsored by the SKYCTC QEP Committee.  Their financial contribution provided for the purchase of copies of Nickel and Dimed to be given away at our kickoff events.

Check out Ways to Participate in the SKYCTC Book Club for the date and location for the  book giveaway event on your campus.

Listen to Nickel and Dimed on CD

Learn more about the SKYCTC QEP

Today's Readers are Tomorrow's Leaders

What is a QEP?

  • QEP:  Quality Enhancement Plan
  • Continual improvement
  • All colleges develop a project to enhance some aspect of student learning

What are the SKYCTC QEP goals?

  • To help transitional reading students become academically successful
  • To help students become better critical readers
  • To develop a literacy-rich campus culture

To learn more about the SKYCTC QEP visit the Advising for Reading Students webpage

Ways to Participate in the SKYCTC QEP Book Club

Book Giveaways | Tuesday, January 27 | 12:15pm
Main Campus:  Building F | Conference Room
Franklin-Simpson Campus:  Student Lounge
Glasgow Health Campus: LRC B-302
 
Money Day$: Budget 101 | Tuesday, March 17th | 12:30pm
Main Campus: Building F | Conference Room | sponsored by Student Life Engagement
 
Financial Workshop | Tuesday, March 24th | 12:15pm
Main Campus: Building F | Conference Room
This workshop will include a hands-on budgeting activity, an overview of student loan basics, and tips to avoid unnecessary debt.
 
Money Day$: Paying 4 College | Wednesday, March 25th | 12:30pm
Main Campus: Building F | Conference Room | sponsored by Student Life Engagement
 
Money Day$: Debt Free | Monday, March 30th | 12:30pm
Main Campus: Building F | Conference Room | sponsored by Student Life Engagement
 
Online Discussion
See directions in the box below on how to join the online discussion

Directions on how to join the Online Discussion

  1. Login to Blackboard
  1. Select eCommunity

Select eCommunity

  1. Type “book club” into the Organization Search box and click Go

Organziation Search

  1. Click on the SKYC_QEP_Book_Club link

Link

  1. Click on the Enroll button

Enroll button
 

  1. Click on Submit

Submit button

  1. You are now enrolled in the SKYCTC QEP Book Club Online Discussion Board.  In the future, when you click on eCommunity you will see the SKYCTC QEP Book Club listed under My Organizations.

My Organizations

  1. As part of this eCommunity, you will receive emails about the new book selected each semester and the book club events on campus.  You will also be able to participate in the online discussions, sharing your thoughts about the book and joining the conversation with your fellow students.
  1. If you have any problems with enrolling or participating in the online discussion, please contact one of the following:
  • Kathryne LeFevre via email or by calling 270-901-4335
  • Gary Crump via email or by calling 270-901-1123