Read with Cottey

Read with Cottey- Register and Participate Online!

 

Cottey is excited to pilot its first online class designed specifically for P.E.O.s. Read with Cottey is a course based on the non-fiction book Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann. The book details the disturbing and mysterious deaths of Osage Nation members in the 1920s and how the newly created FBI unraveled the mystery. This book was chosen as the common reader for all students entering Cottey in fall 2019 because it had the potential to guide the leaders, the socially responsible and the globally aware citizens that all Cottey students are destined to become.

Based on the interest in and success of this course, Cottey will seek to offer additional courses in the future.  Come learn with us!

Student and Instructors at Osage Nation Museum
Killers of the Flower Moon book cover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   –  NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

“Disturbing and riveting…It will sear your soul.” —Dave Eggers, New York Times Book Review

SHELF AWARENESS’S BEST BOOK OF 2017

Named a best book of the year by Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, GQ, Time, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly, Time Magazine, NPR’s Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s “On Point,” Vogue, Smithsonian, Cosmopolitan, Seattle Times, Bloomberg, Lit Hub’s “Ultimate Best Books,” Library Journal, Paste, Kirkus, Slate.com and Book Browse

From New Yorker staff writer David Grann, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history

“The best book of the year so far.”

Entertainment Weekly

“A marvel of detective-like research and narrative verve.”

Financial Times

“A shocking whodunit…What more could fans of true-crime thrillers ask?”

USA Today

“A master of the detective form…Killers is something rather deep and not easily forgotten.”

Wall St. Journal

“Extraordinary”

Time Magazine

Awards

  • WINNER | 2018
    Spur Award / Western Writers of America
  • FINALIST | 2017
    National Book Award
  • FINALIST | 2017
    National Book Awards
  • SHORTLIST | 2017
    Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction
  • SHORTLIST | 2017
    Carnegie Medal

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Register

What is Read with Cottey? A four-week online enrichment course specifically designed for P.E.O.s to engage with the common book required of all first-year students.

When is the class offered? The class will begin on September 8 and run through September 29. 

Will there be set meeting times for the class? The class will be offered asynchronously, meaning that you will not be required to meet at any specific time, just when it is convenient for you- even from your couch in your jammies!  

Will there be assignments? Think of this class as an online book club. Each week, you will be asked to read 3-4 chapters of the book, to respond to discussion questions, and to interact with your classmates by responding to their thoughts and questions. 

Will there be grades? No, you will not take tests or receive graded assignments.  We want this class to be educational, thought-provoking, and fun!

Will I receive college credit? No, this is an enrichment class with no college credit received.

Who is the instructor of the class? Denise Carrick Hedges, Cottey’s director of leadership development, is the instructor of Read with Cottey. Ms. Hedges is a member of Chapter KK-MO and has been employed by Cottey for over twenty years.  Prior to assuming the role of leadership development and directing the Leadership, Experiences, and Opportunity (LEO) program, Denise was the coordinator of P.E.O. relations.  

What supplies are needed for the class? You will need to have a copy of Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann.   

What is the book about? Killers of the Flower Moon details the disturbing and mysterious deaths of Osage Nation members in the 1920s and how the newly created FBI unraveled the mystery. This book was chosen as the common reader for all students entering Cottey in fall 2019 because it had the potential to guide the leaders, the socially responsible and the globally aware citizens that all Cottey students are destined to become.

Can I sign up for the class if I have already read Killers of the Flower Moon? We would love for you to join us! But, we ask that you please do not reveal plot details ahead of the other readers. 

What technology will I need? You will need to have basic technology skills, such as basic web navigation skills (going to a specific web address, performing a search, and bookmarking a site), the ability to send and receive email, the knowledge to post and reply to a discussion board, and the ability to create an electronic paper to submit.  Minimum hardware/software requirements include Windows 8, 10 or OSX operating systems, Internet connection speeds of 512Kbs, and Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Safari web browser.  Please know, we can talk you through any questions you might have!

What is the cost? The cost for this class is $100.00.  

How do I register? If you are interested, you can register online beginning May 26.  Just go to http://community.cottey.edu/read.   

Other questions not answered here: Contact Denise Carrick Hedges at dhedges@cottey.edu.