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Author of Summer Reading Book to Visit Kent State, Sept. 12

Posted Sep. 10, 2012
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Author of Kent State University’s
summer reading book, The Other Wes
, will visit the Kent Campus on
Sept. 12.

Wes Moore, author of Kent State University’s Summer Reading Program book The Other Wes Moore, will visit the Kent Campus on Sept. 12.

The Other Wes Moore focuses on the choices of two individuals with the same name who grew up in the same area. One Wes Moore became a Rhodes Scholar and the other went to prison.

“The goals of the book are to help students get connected and share a common experience with other students on campus,” says Meghan Cisar, assistant director at the Office of Student Success Programs.

Three events will be held to celebrate Moore’s visit. Moore will speak at a campus and community event in the Kent Student Center Ballroom at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the general public. The talk will focus on the book, decision making and the importance of education and finding mentors who can help students to be successful in college and life.

Moore will speak to faculty and staff earlier in the day at 2 p.m. in the Kiva. The talk will focus on helping, supporting and mentoring students. The event is free, but registration is required by Sept. 12 at noon.  Registration is available online at

Moore is also scheduled for an invitation-only event for student leaders at 4 p.m. focusing on leadership.