The Summer Reading Program is designed to engage the Lehigh community in discussions around relevant themes in the book. Students will discuss the book with their Orientation group and a faculty or staff member during Orientation.
The selection process for the Summer Reading program takes place throughout the fall and beginning of the spring semesters. If you have a book you would like to recommend for the 2014 academic year, please submit your recommendation.
2013 Summer Reading Selection:
The Madonnas of Echo Park
(2012) The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
(2011) The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
(2010) Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
(2008, 2009) Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
(2007) Freedom in Exile by The Dalai Lama
(2006) Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
(2005) The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
(2004) Copenhagen by Michael Frayn(2003) Nickel & Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
If you have a book recommendation that you would like the Book Selection Committee to consider, please complete the recommendation form.
Submit a Reflection to the Lehigh Review!
The Lehigh Review is an entirely student-produced journal. Each issue contains some of the best scholarly writing by Lehigh undergraduates. This year first-year students will have the opportunity to write a reflection of the Summer Reading Book, The Madonnas of Echo Park and submit it to be part of the First-Year Voices section of the Lehigh Review.
Responses should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
by Tuesday, October 1st. Written responses should make some kind of
interpretive claim about one of the prompts in 500 to 1000 words.
Files should be sent in .doc or .docx format.
Visual responses should respond to one of the prompts in some way and
may be composed of any medium of your choosing (watercolor, pencil,
digital, sculpture, etc.). Files should be sent in .jpeg format in the
highest resolution possible. Questions can be sent to Allison Ragon in
the Office of the First-Year Experience at email@example.com
or Catherine Burton of the Lehigh Review at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First-Year Students in the College of Business and Economics (CBE) and student-athletes who are members of a varsity sport program need to complete the Strong Interest Inventory®. The Strong Interest Inventory® can help you make decisions about academic and career exploration.
As a first-year CBE student, you will be taking BUS 001 – Introduction to Business. In preparation for this course, you must complete the Strong Interest Inventory®. The results of this assessment will be used by your instructors in assigning groups and will be a resource for you and your advisor as you make decisions about a major and ultimately your chosen career.
You should complete the Strong Interest Inventory® test no later than August 1, 2013.
As a first-year student-athlete of a varsity sport program, you will be participating in a first year student-athlete fall semester program called Lehigh P.R.I.D.E. (Personal Responsibility in Determining Excellence). In preparation for this program, you must complete the Strong Interest Inventory®. The results of this assessment will be discussed the day before Orientation (Wednesday, August 21) and will be a resource for you as you make decisions about a major and ultimately your chosen career. You should complete the Strong Interest Inventory® test no later than August 1, 2013.
- CBE students should click here to start the inventory: http://online.cpp.com/en/CPPLandingPage.aspx?projectId=f885c0a7-ca5b-4c61-a898-5b8e14934646
- Student Athletes should click here to start the inventory: http://online.cpp.com/en/CPPLandingPage.aspx?projectId=41660692-63c4-47ad-875e-09af5f56d79b
- After clicking on the URL you will be prompted to fill out a demographics page.
- Provide the requested demographic information.
- Click CONTINUE.
- Follow all directions to complete your assessment.
- Respond to every item (there are close to 300
questions), answering the questions as spontaneously as possible.
Don’t think about how you “should” answer the question. The right
answer is how you most accurately feel about the answer.
- After completing the assessment, click CONTINUE at
the bottom of the page.
- Write down your USER ID.
- When you have completed the assessment, click
- If for any reason you cannot complete an
assessment in its entirety, be sure to click SAVE & COMPLETE
LATER, so your responses will be saved and can be recovered when you
- Write down the User ID number so you can resume
- Click LOGOUT and close your browser session
- To continue the assessment, return to item 1 above and start again, entering your USER ID in Step 4 and clicking RESUME in Step 5.
*Follow all directions given to complete the inventory. You will need 30-45 minutes to answer all of the questions. If you have any questions during the self-administration process, please contact Career Services at 610-758-3710. Thank you for your participation.
Lehigh is working to create a healthier and safer living and learning
environment by reducing high-risk drinking and related consequences.
We believe that high-risk drinking affects interpersonal, social, and
residential life in many ways. As a new Lehigh student, you are
expected to complete the AlcoholEdu program before you arrive on
campus. AlcoholEdu is an online, science-based program that provides
detailed information about alcohol and its effects on the body and
mind. The goal of the course is to help you to make well-informed
decisions about alcohol and to help you cope with the drinking
behavior of your peers. More information is available on the campus