Books and Blankies

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Akiko Bremar, Contributing Writer

 

Have you ever wanted the opportunity to return to your childhood and relive good memories of listening to stories and eating cookies while drinking milk? The education department will give the students of the University of Dallas that very opportunity with its upcoming event, Books and Blankies!

Books and Blankies will be an opportunity for story-time with education department faculty. Five professors will pull out some of their favorite children’s books and, with some cookies and milk prepared, will read the stories aloud to students.

Ms. Sylvia Whiteacre, a UD alumnus, who is the administrative assistant of the education department and librarian of the children’s library in the education department, came up with the idea to do Books and Blankies after receiving requests for more opportunities for faculty to interact with students.

“It is a lot of fun to remember your childhood and the books you love. We also wanted to think of something that would be fun to do for both faculty and the students,” said Whiteacre.

Students are invited to wear their pajamas, bring their blankets and slippers, and get comfortable for story-time.

“This is the first year that we are holding this event,” said Dr. Melissa Caraway, the chairman of the education department, who teaches the Children’s Literature course. “We hope that anyone who comes will just enjoy themselves and relax. The education majors and students in Children’s Literature all thought it was a good idea, and so we hope to have an enjoyable time with students that we know, as well as students that we haven’t gotten to meet yet.”

For those of you who are interested in the event and want to hear some good stories and reminisce about your childhood, come to Upstairs Haggar on Wednesday, Nov. 7 between 8 and 9 p.m.

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