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Winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal and a #1 New York Times bestseller, this stirring and unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendships. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated novel is told from the point-of-view of Ivan himself.
Having spent 27 years behind the glass walls of his enclosure in a shopping mall, Ivan has grown accustomed to humans watching him. He hardly ever thinks about his life in the jungle. Instead, Ivan occupies himself with television, his friends Stella and Bob, and painting. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from the wild, he is forced to see their home, and his art, through new eyes.
The One and Only Ivan was hailed as a best book of the year by Kirkus, School Library Journal, and Amazon, demonstrating it is a true classic in the making. In the tradition of timeless stories like Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create Ivan's unforgettable first-person narration in a story of friendship, art, and hope. An author's note depicts the differences between the fictional story and true events.
With the start of school just a couple weeks away, here are some key dates and events to put on your calendar:
On Saturday, Aug. 10, incoming first year students will find out their residence hall assignments and roommates. Assignments will be on the College website’s Webadvisor page.
The big day – move-in day is Friday, Aug. 23 beginning at 8 a.m.
After the morning of getting settled in, there will be a lunch/cookout on Hauke Courtyard, followed by a welcome from Champlain College President David F. Finney on Aiken Lawn and the Opening Convocation for the Class of 2017 at 3 p.m. behind Perry Hall. Find out more about that here.
Throughout the weekend the students will bond with each other, find out more about the school, safety policies, go on a boat cruise, figure out where their classes are, take a class photo and more! For a full schedule of Orientation, head here.
Classes begin on Monday, Aug. 26. The Work Study Job Fair will also be held that day for students seeking on- and off-campus employment.
The Campus Student Activities Fair, which will focus on clubs, special activities and community service opportunities, will be held on Monday, Sept. 2, at 3 p.m.
This year’s Spirit Week will run Sept. 23-26 with a series of on-campus events, fun challenges and special activities. The Family Weekend events begin on Sept. 27. Stay tuned for more information.
Champlain College sophomores also have the annual LEAD Sophomore Symposium to look forward to on Sept. 29. A keynote speaker and series of career and life skills workshops will follow. LEAD will offer a Free Credit Review Day on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
There’s always something going on at Champlain. Keep on eye on bulletin boards around campus, your email and the Champlain Compass screens located around campus for the latest news and updates.
Before you know it, it will be the Thanksgiving holiday week and then the race to the finish of your first semester.
For a full academic calendar head here.