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Minot State students ignite love of reading

Minot State University students in English 191: English Community Seminar read books to preschoolers, kindergarteners and first graders at Bishop Ryan Elementary School April 4. 

“We decided to read to the children so they can develop a love of literature, just like the individuals of English 191,” said Aaron Nance, a senior English major. “What we hope to gain as a unit is that the children will realize how cool stories are, and they will read more as they continue to grow.”

English 191, a new course within the English major at MSU, is designed to build community among students and faculty. As a course requirement, students complete a group project involving something related to the major. This semester, students decided to read to community children after practicing performative reading in the course.

“English 191 students hope to spread their love of reading to the younger generation at a time in our society when there are many distractions competing for a child’s attention,” Nicole Thom-Arens, English instructor, states.

For questions, contact Nance at or Thom-Arens at


Published: 04/05/16

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