Big Read Kickoff Scheduled


Calhoun will host a BIG READ this year.  The Big Read, a shared reading program created to encourage everyone across our campuses and communities to read and share their thoughts and opinions, will focus on the book THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS written by Rebecca Skloot.

Calhoun’s official BIG READ KICKOFF is scheduled for November 1, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at the Fine Arts Building on the Decatur campus.  Join Calhoun students, staff and faculty as they delve into the compelling story of Henrietta Lacks, whose life changed all our lives.  After we’ve read, we’ll come together for a dynamic discussion of the medical, legal, and ethical consequences of Lacks’ intriguing and important legacy.

Copies of THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS are available through your local public library and at your local bookstores.  For more information about the Big Read or to RSVP for the kickoff event, contact Leah Vallely, QEP Coordinator, at 256-890-4758 or


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