Lipi Turner-RahmanThe Office of Undergraduate Education has chosen Lipi Turner-Rahman to receive a 2017 Common Reading Excellence Award for her outstanding contribution to the use of “I Am Malala.”

Lipi’s work has added to OUE’s consideration of this book in multiple ways–most especially through her foundational talk on women and the Qu’ran in the fall, and through her curation of the current MASC exhibit on pioneering women at WSU.  These contributions have helped WSU students better understand women in the context of Islam, and also have helped students connect Malala’s story to those of women in our own institutional history.  Lipi also, quite literally, gave the clothes off her back in providing textiles that were used in creating the promotional design that have been used throughout this year.  The Office of Undergraduate Education is grateful for her many contributions and is delighted to celebrate them!

The award ceremony will be on Monday, April 24 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in CUE 518.  RSVP to