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#IRSCOBOC Kickoff

IRSC OBOC Kickoff Panel Discussion

Couldn't make it to our kickoff in person? Listen to the event now:

One Book, One College Events

Want to interact with Frankenstein from anywhere? Attend our virtual session!

We'll be discussing Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, her influences, and your reactions to the work in a BlackBoard Collaborate session on Wednesday October 21, at 3 p.m. 

All you need to ask questions is a keyboard!

Link: Join Frankenstein Virtual Session

Join IRSC for the Kickoff of One Book, One college! Prizes, games, and a panel of faculty and students will give Mary Shelley's Frankenstein a grand introduction.

A panel of faculty, administrators, and students will lead a discussion about how Frankenstein is seen through the lens of their discipline. You will not want to miss this thought-provoking discussion. Live Stream Link

Panelists and presenters include:

Dr. Edwin R. Massey, President, Indian River State College
Dr. Kevin E. Cooper, Administrative Director,
Applied Research & Entrepreneurial Activities
Dr. Sarah M. Mallonee, Professor, English/Communication/Modern Languages,
Honors Coordinator
Rachel Gross, IRSC Honors student, English major
Dr. Danny M. Hoey, Administrative Director, Minority Affairs
Dr. Robert Lowery, Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Dr. Bryan Reuther, Assistant Professor, Human Services
Dr. Dean A. Wagstaffe, Department Chair/Associate Professor, Social Sciences
Dr. Michelle D. Carrigan, Assistant Professor, Humanities
Dr. Steven B. Hammer, Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Dr. Arthur M. Doweyko, Scientific Consultant, Teacher, Science Fiction Author

<alt>Branch Campus Kickoffs with FrankenZone Activities and Presentation by Author/Scientist Dr. Arthur M. Doweyko Join Dr. Arthur Doweyko, scientific consultant, teacher, and science fiction author on an exploration of science and Shelley’s Frankenstein at IRSC’s One Book, One College branch kickoff events. Don’t miss FrankenZone Activities and prizes, too! Tuesday, October 6 Chastain Campus (C-101) @ 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 7 Dixon Hendry Campus (B-137) @ 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 13 Pruitt Campus Schreiber Center @ 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 14 Mueller Campus (D-142) @ 12:30 p.m.</alt>

Visit the author's website for more information. 

Frankenstein by Victor Gilanaella. Read the book? Now see the play! The McAlpin Onstage Season kicks off with a dramatic Frankenstein play in support of IRSC's One Book, One College initiative. Tickets are $15 for patrons and $8 for IRSC students with ID.

#IRSCOBOC From Book to filmMOVIE VIEWINGS! Join us for a halloween treat! Showings of the original Frankenstein and a book discussion wrap up a month of great One Book, One College activities. October 28•	Dixon Hendry @ 6pm in C-112•	Chastain @ 2pm in C-101•	Main @ 2pm in V-110 October 29•	Pruitt @ 2pm in D-107•	Mueller @ 2pm in D-119

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One Book, One College Summary

Frankenstein Overview

Need an overview of the novel? Want to view one of the Library's #IRSCOBOC presentations? Check out the guides below! 

Prometheus, fragmented

This cover, created by Christian Birkett, Bachelor of Applied Science in Digital Media, from Stuart, Florida, shows an unexpected version of the classic monster and serves as the "face" of IRSC's One Book, One College. 

IRSC Initiative

During the fall 2015, the Library will be hosting a One Book, One College event. The selected title is Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or the Modern Prometheus.

This title was selected because the novel touches upon a variety of topics, such as the Gothic novel, bioethics, the Romantic movement, science fiction, the myth of Prometheus, mob violence, physical differences, and the philosophy of Locke and Rousseau among others.

We are encouraging students and employees to participate in one of more One Book, One College events. Various fun and engaging events focusing on Frankenstein will be held at all campuses during the fall semester. Dates and locations of the events will be announced College-wide. The eBook is free to download from the IRSC Libraries’ website and from Project Gutenberg.

For faculty interested in offering additional points for participation in campus events, the Library personnel will track attendance for you.

We are also interested in partnering with faculty wishing to embed an activity based on the novel (in whole or a selected reading) in fall curriculum. Examples of different activities, as well as more information about the project, are available on this website.