SHERMAN, TEXAS - Area children are invited to participate in Austin College’s ’Roo Bound program Saturday, March 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event begins with an interactive lesson with Kim Snipes of the Biology Department speaking on dinosaurs and the dinosaur replica her January Term 2015 class made. Afterwards, students will have lunch in the Austin College dining hall in Wright Campus Center, courtesy of the Service Station and Aramark Food Service. Members of Chi Tau Chi fraternity will be on hand for the morning and after lunch, they will help the children make their own dinosaurs . . . More . . .
March 13th marked the 60th day of legislative session, which was also the last day to file new legislation. In total, there were 6,324 pieces of legislation filed. There were 4,121 bills and 132 constitutional amendments filed in the House, and 2005 bills and 66 constitutional amendments filed in the Senate. Today, I will discuss a few of the bills that have been filed. House Bill 462 would waive an end-of-course assessment in a course for a high school student who has completed a dual-credit course provided by an institution of higher education with a C average or . . . More . . .
SHERMAN, TEXAS—Austin College will host the 2015 Lowe Lectures on Tuesday, March 24, featuring Dr. Scott Whiteford, a University of Arizona professor extensively involved in research on violence on the U.S.-Mexican border and on the jurisdictional disputes between Mexico and the United States over water rights in the Colorado River Basin.
His first lecture, “Power and Contested Priorities: The Multiple Faces of Immigration,” will begin at 11 a.m. in Wright Campus Center, Room 231. . . . More . . .
SHERMAN, TEXAS—An ancient component of the Austin College IDEA Center comes into play Friday, March 20, marking the Spring (Vernal) Equinox in an event beginning at 1:15 p.m. in the Oscar C. Page Atrium of the center. The building itself serves as a large astronomical observatory that displays the movement of the Sun across the building’s atrium and marks the solstices and equinoxes along a meridian line in the floor. The event is free and . . . More . . .
The legislative process is now fully underway: bills are being heard in committee, and this month bills will begin to be debated by the full House. As of this writing, approximately 5500 bills have been filed by both the House and Senate. This week, the House Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety, which I chair, heard House Bill 11, a border security bill. On Thursday, I presented a bill to the . . . More . . .
SHERMAN, TEXAS - Austin College will offer free grant-research training sessions Thursday, March 19, at 1:30 p.m. and at 3 p.m. in Hopkins Center, Room B10 (basement level). Each session, open to the general public with advance registration, is limited to 25 participants. To register for the training session led by a Funding Information Network partner, email Brittany Derebery, session coordinator and Austin College director of foundation relations, or call her at 903.813.2423. During the . . . More . . .
The legislative process is now fully underway: bills are being heard in committee, and in a few weeks will begin to be debated by the full House. As of this writing, approximately 3,600 bills have been filed by both the House and Senate. This week, I will talk about the House committee process through which each bill must pass before it can be debated by the full House. . . . More . . .