Alumni can join free online book club for lifelong learning – News


Illinois State Alumni Relations’ online book club had a successful first year with more than 600 alumni discussing seven books. Join the discussion as topics include professional development, fiction, non-fiction, and continuing education options. All books offer a chance for enlightenment, growth, and sometimes opportunities to practice new ideas and skills. Attendance is free for all graduates.

Sign up now or keep reading to find out more. The next book, When by Daniel H. Pink, will debut April 30. Alumni can join at any time, but to participate in the full discussion, register now.


This online alumni book club will cover lifelong learning, personal growth, social justice, and other books of interest to participants. The book club will connect through a private forum where all participants can discuss the current book and network with each other. Current members do not need to register again to continue with the book club. Joining the book club is free for alumni; you just need to get a copy of the book to enjoy it. The group will read a new book every two months. If a particular book doesn’t interest you during a session, you simply haven’t read it.


There are three main reasons why we hope you will enjoy participating in our alumni book club:

  • Connect with other alumni no matter your location: Do you want to connect with smart, motivated and interesting people? Joining the book club will introduce you to Illinois State alumni across industries, generations, and geographies to help you improve your network.
  • Advance your career: A professional journal club enhances your career by making you more effective in areas critical to success like leadership, communication, and productivity.
  • Reading is good for you: Did you know that people who read seven or more business books a year earn over 230% more than people who read just one book a year? Or that reading improves your intelligence and reasoning skills and has been linked to reduced Alzheimer’s risk? Joining our book club will help you read more and reap all the benefits that come with it.


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