Dear Global Campus Cougs,

October is Global Diversity Awareness month and we are reminded that there are pressing challenges to be addressed in our nation. In an effort to explore some of these challenges, Global Connections began a Virtual Book Club for the 2020-2021 academic year, featuring three titles all dealing with the topic of race. Throughout October and November the book club is discussing this year’s WSU Common Reading selection, the #1 New York Times Best Seller, “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah.  I encourage you to join the conversation by connecting with us at the synchronous Zoom meetings or on the Book Club Facebook group. All are welcome. In January we will continue our consideration of race with the book “White Fragility” by Robin DiAngelo. Please consider joining us in conversation for one or both of these book club selections.

As we draw closer to Election Day, it’s a good time to think about the goals and ideals we would like to see manifest in our society moving forward. Thank you for your thoughtful reflection and participation. Go Cougs!

-Dave Cillay, Global Campus Chancellor