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Collegiate Readership Program at UW


November 3, 2008 — Letter from ASUW President Kelsey Day

Dear Faculty and Staff:

I am excited to share with you all a new initiative at the University of Wyoming sponsored by the students in ASUW.  Starting this fall, ASUW joined with USA Today to sponsor the Collegiate Readership Program on our campus.  We're looking forward to our new partnership with USA Today and I would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little more about this program.  
 
What is the Collegiate Readership Program?
    
The ASUW Collegiate Readership Program provides students, faculty and staff access to daily copies of USA Today and the Casper Star Tribune. These papers are in addition to the other papers which are currently available on campus, including the New York Times, Boomerang, and the Branding Iron The new program is designed to enhance the learning environment and civic engagement on campus.  These newspapers are delivered early each weekday morning to displays conveniently located around campus in academic buildings and in the Wyoming Union.  

The Collegiate Readership Programs is a "pay-on-consumption" model - meaning ASUW is only financially responsible for the copies picked up each day.  This model ensures that we are not funding an unused resource and allows us to distribute the right amount of newspapers each day.  Furthering our commitment to campus sustainability, we are working with our campus recycling department to help reuse and recycle papers that are not read from day to day. 

What resources are available to support the program?

As part of its commitment to the ASUW Collegiate Readership Program, USA Today has developed a Web site for professors and academic professionals.  The USA Today Collegiate Readership Program Web Site is available at no cost, and can be accessed at www.usatodaycollege.com.  This website can assist professors with courses and student assignments that focus on issues related to first year experience, business, education, health, science, and political science.  Components of the site include current articles with thought-provoking discussion questions and case studies developed with college professors and national staff from USA Today.  

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to write or call me at anytime.

Sincerely,

Kelsey Day
ASUW President
asuwpres@uwyo.edu
766-5204


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