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2012 Summer Reading: Step Back from the Baggage Claim by Jason Barger

New students attending Wilmington College this year will recieve a copy of the book Step Back from the Baggage Claim by Jason Barger.  This book will be utilized in the Fall Orientation program, Stepping Back. . .Moving Forward.  Students will recieve a copy of the book during the Summer O program.  It is important each student reads the book and reflects on the questions at the end of each chapter.  We will be discussing the book and the questions during the Fall O program, therefore it is imperative students are ready to participate.  We know that some students may not have the opprtunity to witness an airport first hand, or even inside a plane, therefore, there are a variety of additional resources below or helpful tips which may give you a visual for some of the metaphors in this book.  In addition to answering the questions in the book, students will be asked to draw parallels to the Wilmington College mission, vision and core values. Please take a moment to read the mission, vision and core values and the supplemental videos by following the links below.  Thank you for reading with us!

Wilmington College Mission

Wilmington College Vision

Wilmington College Core Values

Please take a moment to view some

additional reading assignment resources below:

1.  Step Back from the Baggage Claim, the Movement

4.  Change the World, Start at the Airport


2.  Jason Barger speaks with former Starbucks president.

Part 1

Part 2

5.  Sign up for a free Newsletter from the Author Jason Barger
3. Inflight safety video (for those who have not flown before)

6.  Pass your book along and track it!