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Common Word Community Read: Student-Athlete Roundtable

September 21, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

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Join Wiley Cash and several student-athletes for a robust discussion about the pressures and expectations of life as a student-athlete on Thursday, September 21 at 7 p.m. in UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center Manheimer Room.

You might know these young people from the classroom, the court, or the community, but you might not know the full complexity of their lives and the responsibilities and challenges they face every day. 

This event is part of the Common Word Community Read series, a set of lectures and discussions centered around a shared text with the goal of engaging a collective educational experience. The program is curated by Wiley Cash, New York Times bestselling author, alumnus of the class of 2000, and UNC Asheville’s executive director of literary arts. The selection for fall 2023 is “I Came As a Shadow” an autobiography by the late John Thompson, the head basketball coach at Georgetown University from 1972 to 1999, where he won the NCAA championship in 1984.


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September 21, 2023
7:00 pm


Reuter Center, Manheimer Room (102)