Common Reader

Watch for information coming this fall on the new common read, related events and discussion groups.

The newly revamped common read is to help develop a common experience and create a greater sense of community among Missouri State University students, faculty, staff, and the larger Springfield area community.  

2021-22 University Common Reader

The Code: The Power of "I Will"

By Shaun Tomson with Patrick Moser

How to convert the power of “I Will” into a life-changing mantra

The twelve stories in this book, taken from Shaun Tomson’s own life experiences in and out of the surfing world, offer the simple message―I Will―as a model to face life’s challenges and help you achieve your goals. All you need is to be encouraged to find your voice and commit yourself to positive values. The stories resonate with positivity and hope for the future, and are infused with the belief that even in the darkest time, light shines ahead to show you the way forward.

More on Shaun Tomson​​​​​​​

Public Affairs Winter Convocation presents Shaun Tomson in-person on February 10, 2022