WKCTC will be closed Monday, January 20 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Campus will
reopen and classes will resume on Tuesday, January 21.
Tammy Thompson: Welcome back to Campus Spotlight. I'm your host Tammy Thompson. Where we tell you
all about the events and activities happening on the campus of West Kentucky Community
and Technical College. One Book, One Campus, One Community Read. What is that? Well
here tells all about it is Amy Sullivan.
Amy Sullivan:Hi, I'm Amy Sullivan and I'm the Resource Services Librarian at Matheson Library.
The One Book, One Campus, One Community Read is a program that promotes literacy,
not only on our college campus, but also in our area high schools in the community.
We are all reading the book hoping to promote literacy and join together to discuss
literacy and it's importance in our community.
This year's campus read is Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls. Half Broke Horses
is the story of Lily Casey Smith, who is the grandmother of Jeannette Walls. It tells
the story of how at age five she was able to break horses with her father and how
she overcame many obstacles in her life.
Jeannette Walls will be here to discuss this true story of her family on March 14th
and 15th at West Kentucky Community and Technical College. On March 14th, she will
have a presentation at 2:30 in the afternoon for the WKCTC students in Crounse Hall.
And that evening at 7:00, she will be uh... in the Clemens Fine Arts Center presenting
to the public with a book signing following at 8:15. On March 15, Jeannette Walls
will be in the Clemens Theatre presenting to our area high school students and the
Commonwealth Middle College students at 9:30 a.m. We have many events promoting our
campus read including an essay contest which will be going on through the month of
February and March. Details about this it can be found on our website, westkentucky.kctcs.edu
by searching One Book. If you haven't had a chance to read Half Broke Horses, copies
are available at Matheson Library and McCracken County Public Library.
Please visit our website for more information on all of our One Book, One Campus,
One Community Read activities.
Tammy Thompson: Thanks Amy. I hope all of you are going right now to check out your copy of Half Broke
Horses. Don't forget, you can see Campus Spotlight four ways - on the College's Facebook
page, YouTube page, website and on Channel 2. We'll see you next time Campus Spotlight.