Do you have a dream, and aren’t sure how to make it come true? Have you ever wanted to change the world, one step at a time? Do people say that you are too young to make a difference? Then Start Something that Matters is a book you need to read.

Lydia Morrow Ruetten“This book is motivating, inspiring, offers practical information, and is easy to read,” said Lydia Morrow Ruetten, Dean of the GSU Library and Chair of the Intellectual Life Committee. “As we were reviewing books for the One Book One University offering for 2015, we wanted to select a book that would speak to our busy GSU college students,” she said.

A #1 New York Times Bestseller, Start Something that Matters speaks to the three key initiatives at Governors State University: Sustainability, Global Citizenship and Civic Engagement through the eyes of Blake Mycoskie, Chief Shoe Giver, TOMS.

“It is the intention of the Intellectual Life Committee that this book will encourage students here at GSU to take their dreams, turn them into reality and start something that matters,” offered Ruetten. For more information about the One Book One University program at GSU, please feel free to write to Dean Ruetten, lruetten@govst.edu.