Book-In-Common: “This I Believe: II” – Essay Contest

The following memo was sent via email staff on February 1, 2016, from Dr. Kim Miloch, Director, Quality Enhancement Programs.

Book in Common  This I Believe II


Good afternoon! In partnership with Staff Council, we invite you to submit an essay for the TWU Staff This I Believe II essay contest. This I Believe II has been our book-in-common the last two academic years, and this year will culminate with an April 19 panel discussion of winning essays. This I Believe started as a result of Edward R. Murrow’s NPR program from the 1950’s and is now supported by the This I Believe organization. The book features 75 essays (all fewer than 500 words) from “normal, everyday individuals” highlighting their values and beliefs. We encourage you to write your own essay using  the essay-writing guidelines, and submit it to our contest. Submission forms, instructions, and additional resources are available on the book-in-common website.

We think you will enjoy writing an essay, and we know you will enjoy reading the book. To receive a copy of This I Believe II, please submit your request here. Requests are on a first-come, first-served basis, and they will be delivered to you via campus mail on your respective campus.

Thank you again for your support of TWU’s book-in-common. We look forward to reading your essays.


Kimberly S. Miloch, Ph.D.
Director, Quality Enhancement Programs
Professor, Kinesiology – Sport Management
Texas Woman’s University
P.O Box 425978
BHL 228C – Pioneer Center for Student Excellence


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