UW-Green Bay reading group has stood test of time
They tackle subjects from economics to the environment. Their discussions have depth and offer varying perspectives. But the uniqueness of this particular reading group is its staying power. The group, comprised of mostly UW‑Green Bay faculty and staff members (now mostly retired), has stayed together for a decade.
It got started when The Phoenix Bookstore employee Sherry Lacenski (now retired) asked some campus individuals to gather and discuss a read inspired by her daughter who was working in the Peace Corps. It soon evolved into a weekly group which met to discuss books concerning environmental, political and economic issues. Books are selected two at a time, based on input from the group. A few selections from the recent reading list: On Political Equality, The Social Conquest of the Earth, Globalization: What’s New, Thinking Fast and Slow and more than 30 other books and academic papers.
The group has held steady at about eight core members who have been with it from the start. But they would always enjoy more club members, and greater perspective. Currently the group is reading, Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman. Next up is March of Folly, by Barbara Tuchman. Anyone interested in joining is welcome to contact Lacenski at email@example.com.
— Story by Communication Intern Kelsie Vieux