A cross-section of recommendations to get your year started right

As the calendar flips, we may need a little inspiration going into the new year.

Whether it’s a show, a book or a podcast — take it from some of Regis University’s most knowledgeable and noteworthy individuals’ recommendations to help you get the new year started right.

The Rev. John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J., president

The book “Across That Bridge” by John Lewis

"This is a book, written by a man of faith, about the Civil Rights Movement in the '50s and '60s. It recapitulates a very tense time in our country and it articulates lessons learned that we need to employ today for the justice issues of our times, which include race, poverty and sexual identification."

Awah Tilong, junior and president of the Black Student Alliance

A YouTube channel called "The Grapevine"

"It's successful black people talking about current issues in pop culture or global news. It's really great and insightful."

Victoria McCabe, director of Father Woody's Service Programs

The book "Man's Search for Meaning" by Viktor E. Frankl

"It is at the top of my long list. Though born of tragic circumstances, its bounty of wisdom is endlessly revealing and feeds hearts and minds."

Brady Bergeson, men's basketball coach

The book "The Captain Class" by Sam Walker

"It offers a unique perspective on the intraworking of extremely successful sports teams."

Meme Kinoti, associate professor, Anderson College of Business

The podcast "Hidden Brain" from NPR

"It takes complex research and distills it into understandable concepts through a fun presentation that describes human and social behavior."

Ken Phillips, assistant to the VP for Mission and Art
The book "When Things Fall Apart" by Pema Chödrön

“The Buddhist insight into the chaos moments of our lives is wonderfully helpful and enlightening — whatever one’s faith tradition. Pema Chödrön offers life-changing tools for transforming suffering and negative patterns into habitual ease and boundless joy.”