This will be the fifth year of the One Book, One Community project. Its success on campus and in the community prompted Chancellor G. David Gearhart to provide the project with a permanent budget, drawing on money from private donations to the Chancellor’s Fund.
“The One Book, One Community project has strong academic value and campus support from faculty and students alike," Gearhart said. "Like its predecessors in this series, Crazy will provide our campus community with an intellectually stimulating shared experience. I look forward to reading it and to the discussions and special programs related to it."
“The committee is very grateful to the chancellor for his support,” said Fitzpatrick. “We believe this support will go a long way toward helping the One Book, One Community project become an essential and sustainable program at the University of Arkansas. We are working to build a program that enriches our students’ education and becomes a memorable experience for the entire community.”
Students in their University Perspectives course and several other classes will read, discuss and write about Crazy as part of their course assignments. Pete Earley will visit Fayetteville November 7-8 to speak with students and faculty, deliver a public lecture, and meet with local book club members at the Fayetteville Public Library.