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SBU’s annual All Bonaventure Reads event took place on Monday in the Richter Center where Dan Barry, author of “The Boys in the Bunkhouse” and St. Bonaventure class of 1980 alumnus, spoke about his book and the injustices inflicted upon people with disabilities in our society today. He stressed that the concept of otherness projected…

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ABR committee selects book

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After two semesters of intensive planning, reading and discussing, the All Bonaventure Reads (ABR) Selection Committee chose next semester’s ABR book: Dan Barry’s The Boys in the Bunkhouse. The Boys in the Bunkhouse follows the stories of 32 men with intellectual disabilities, all from Texas. Shipped to an Atalissa, Iowa, processing plant, each morning the…

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ABR: Raising the bar

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While some incoming freshmen see the annual All Bonaventure Reads (ABR) book as a tedious task to overcome, getting a look at the work that goes into its selection might give way to some unexpected page-turning motivation. According to Chris Brown, director of First-Year Experience and Orientation, the First-Year Experience program (FYE) was established in…

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Essay winners talk about ABR book

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Eight freshmen got the opportunity to eat dinner with justice advocates on Monday for their reflection essays on the All Bonaventure Reads book “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” by Bryan Stevenson. Each incoming freshman had to read the book and write a reflective essay. Some freshmen said they think everyone would benefit…

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Former death row inmate speaks on injustice in US

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By Rachel Konieczny News Assignment Editor “For 16 years, I leaned on death row for something that I didn’t do. For 16 years, the state of Alabama refused to retest the bullets because they didn’t have to. For 16 years, it was as though my life didn’t matter.” Anthony Ray Hinton was exonerated from death…

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All Bonaventure Reads author addresses students

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By Ellen Kibbe Contributing Writer The St. Bonaventure community gave a warm welcome to the ninth annual All Bonaventure Reads (ABR) author, Adam Braun, Monday in the Reilly Center Arena. Braun gave his speech to the whole freshmen class and many others. Braun’s book, “The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create…

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ABR author to visit campus

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Adam Braun, author of “The Promise of a Pencil,” will visit campus on September 28 and 29, and 10 lucky students will have the chance to eat with him. “The Promise of a Pencil”is this year’s All Bonaventure Reads book.  After reading the book this summer, each freshman had to write an essay relating to…

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Iversen address encourages action

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By Amelia Kibbe Contributing Writer    Many believe the Nuclear Age to be a thing of the past. They believe it was a problem of last century; the time of World War II and the Cold War. Kristen Iversen, author of All Bonaventure Reads book “Full Body Burden,” visited St. Bonaventure University Monday to refute…

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All Bonaventure Reads book highlights environment

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By Tate M. Slaven Staff Writer After reviewing three dozen contenders over a six-month period of time, the 2013 All Bonaventure Reads book has been chosen.  This year, “Full Body Burden,” a memoir by Kristen Iversen, won over the committee. Jean Ehman, director of the Teaching and Learning Center and chair of the All Bonaventure…

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‘Outcasts’ culmination

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By Jillian Hammell  Staff Writer   The words on the pages of this year’s All Bonaventure Reads selection, “In The Sanctuary Of Outcasts,” took on new meaning in the Doyle Dining Hall on Wednesday. Freshmen students filled two conference rooms with their “In The Sanctuary Of Outcasts” projects. The poster conference contained more than 25…

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‘All Bonaventure Reads’ author visits campus

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By Alexandra Napoli Staff Writer Neil White, author of “In the Sanctuary of Outcasts,” the 2012 ‘All Bonaventure Reads’ selection,  spoke about what shocking discoveries led to the dramatic change of his life while living in prison in the Reilly Center at 7 p.m. last Monday. After a small introduction to engage his audience,  White…

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