Before the first class starts, students at Cabrini College start learning ...together.
They read a selected text during the summer, reflect on how it connects to them, and prepare essays about the experience.
At our Summer Reading Convocation, one student will receive the First‑Year Student Writing Award, which recognizes the best Summer Reading essay response.
2013’s Summer Reading is “Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, The Struggle for the Soul of a Generation” by Eboo Patel.
Eboo Patel, a former Rhodes scholar with a doctorate in the sociology of religion from Oxford, is the founder of the Interfaith Youth Core, an organization that unites young people of different religions to perform community service and explore their common values.
Patel argues that such work is essential, manifesting the faith line that will define the 21st century.
This autobiography of a young activist captures how an angry youth can be transformed—by faith, by the community and, most of all, by himself—into a profound leader for the cause of peace.
Sometimes, students even get to meet the author! In previous years, authors John Shors, Wes Moore, and Sonia Nazario came to campus for Cabrini Day, presenting about their works and meeting with students.
Nobel-Prize–Winner Elie Wiesel visited Cabrini to deliver the keynote address for the Honors Convocation and receive an honorary doctorate.
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