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WMU Alumni Book Club

The WMU Alumni Book Club invites you to join a virtual community to connect with fellow Bronco alumni and enjoy reading, lifelong learning, personal growth. Broncos can connect with each other virtually and enjoy books related to social issues, literature, psychology, and other user-submitted ideas. There is no cost to participate and a new book will be chosen every two months. All you need is the book! 

 

How it works

The WMU Alumni Book Club is entirely online and connects through a private forum where all participants can discuss the current book and network with each other. There will be a moderator who manages the forum where discussions occur online. The moderator will pose questions to the group, share relevant articles and facilitate conversation about topics in the book. There are no in-person meetings. You can participate anywhere you have Internet access and on days and times that are convenient to you. Participants will be encouraged to post and share as well.

 

Why should you join?

  1. Connect with Fellow Broncos: The WMU Alumni Book Club will introduce you to fellow alumni, faculty, staff and friends across industries, generations, and geographies all while gaining different perspectives while reading the book. The network you'll be building may help you with career advice, introduce you to new people, and find your next opportunity.
  2. Embrace Lifelong Learning: The WMU Alumni Book Club will broaden your horizons and provide new insights to a variety of topics. Book clubs are a great chance to dive back into the joy of reading by providing a structured and conversational environment.
  3. Reading is Good for You: Reading can reduce stress, help you sleep better and improve your relationships [1]. Did we mention it also makes you smarter? Reading increases your verbal intelligence, your emotional intelligence and your creativity [2].

 

2021 Reading Schedule

 

  • Jan 7 - March 11: Beartown by Frederik Backman
  • March 14 - May 19: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
  • May 23 - July 25
  • Aug. 2 - Oct. 4
  • Oct. 11 - Dec. 13

 

Join Now

 

For more information: If you have questions about the WMU Alumni Book club, please contact Hardy Figueroa via email or by calling (269) 387-8700.
 
1 The Expert Editor, 2016, https://experteditor.com.au/blog/brain-books-benefits-reading/
2 Harvard Business Review, 2012, https://hbr.org/2012/08/for-those-who-want-to-lead-rea/