2010 Freshman Convocation and Summer Reading
September 8, 7:30 p.m.
Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
Free and open to the public, Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
If you have access needs to attend Convocation, please contact Carmen McSpadden at 994-7667 or email@example.com
Speaker: Kevin Michael Connolly, author of Double Take
Kevin Michael Connolly has seen the world in a way most of us never will. Whether being swarmed by flocks of Japanese tourists at Epcot center as a child, or holding center court at the X Games on his monoski as a teenager, Kevin has been an object of curiosity since the day he was born without legs. He is a 2008 MSU Media and Theatre Arts grad. In an attempt to capture the stares of others, Kevin traveled to 17 countries on his skateboard and took over 30,000 photographs of people gaping at him. In this strikingly candid memoir, Connolly casts the lens inward to explore how we view ourselves and what it is to truly see another person. Written with considerable wit, DoubleTake is an unsentimental coming of age story that will change the way you look at others, and the way you see yourself.
This is your opportunity to meet peers, connect with faculty and staff, and listen to the inspiring words of author Kevin Connolly.
Read the MSU News article Connolly's 'Double Take' selected for MSU 2010 freshman convocation.
Download the Double Take Reading Guide
International Photo Contest, juried by Kevin Connolly, will be exhibited in the Exit Gallery September 7th-17th. Students can e-mail two international photos (title and location) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions accepted through August 25th at noon.
For alternative format of this book, please contact MSU Disability Services at 406-994-2824.