Just over a month ago, on September 30th, a man in Dallas was diagnosed with Ebola. Shortly thereafter, two of the nurses that treated the victim were diagnosed with Ebola. Since that time, there have been no new cases of Ebola in Texas, and the quarantine period for those at risk has ended. On October 6th, the governor issued a proclamation creating the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response. The proclamation charges the Task Force to provide expert, evidence-based assessments, protocols and recommendations related to the current Ebola response and a strategic emergency management . . . More . . .
Whether you have young children or not, you’re probably well aware that Halloween is almost here. However, despite the plethora of skeletons and ghosts you might see floating around this week, you probably don’t have much to fear (except, possibly, running out of candy). But in real life, some things genuinely are frightening — such as “scary” investment moves.
Of course, investing, by its very nature, is not a risk-free endeavor. Ideally, though, these risks are also accompanied by the possibility of reward. Nonetheless, some investment moves carry very . . . More . . .
SHERMAN, TEXAS—Austin College will host Stephanie A. Fryberg as she presents the lecture “Culturally Grounded Interventions to Enhance Academic Performance for Native American and First-Generation College Students” Thursday, November 6, at 11 a.m. in Hoxie Thompson Auditorium of Sherman Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
Fryberg is a member of the faculty at the University of Washington, where she serves as associate professor of American Indian studies and psychology. In 2007, . . . More . . .
SHERMAN, TEXAS—Austin College history professors Light and Victoria Cummins will present the lecture “New Things in Old Places, Old Things in New Places: Historical Research in the Digital Age at 4:30 p.m. on November 5 in Wright Campus Center, Room 231. The Sabbatical Series lecture, presented by the Robert and Joyce Johnson Center for Faculty Development and Excellence in Teaching, is free and open to the public, as is a reception in the adjacent Johnson . . . More . . .
SHERMAN, TEXAS—Austin College will host a ’Roos Who Write Conference on campus Wednesday, October 29 through Saturday, November 1. Alumni who work in the world of words and composition—producing news programs to novels, music to blogs to grants—will share their thoughts and experiences in several sessions. (Austin College’s mascot is the Kangaroo, thus the title).Held in conjunction with Homecoming activities at Austin College, listed programs are free and open to the public.
This week is the last in the series detailing the interim charges issued to House Committees. Interim charges are the issues that the Speaker asks committees to study during the time between regular legislative sessions in order to make recommendations for legislation for the following legislative session. The charges are good indicators of what legislation the legislature will take up during the next session. Legislators rely on public input when crafting legislation, and it is . . . More . . .
SHERMAN, TEXAS¡ªThe Austin College theatre program will present Sarah Treem¡¯s a feminine ending in Ida Green Communication Center¡¯s Ida Green Theatre October 30 through November 1 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $8 per person or free to students with an Austin College ID. Tickets may be purchased at the box office before each performance.
Directed by senior Anika Payne of Fort Worth, Texas, the comedy focuses on Amanda, a 25-year-old musician who has wanted to . . . More . . .
Durant, OK – Oklahomans for Responsible Water Policy (ORWP) is welcoming the public to its Candidate Forum at their annual meeting on Thursday, October 30th, 2014. The event will begin at 6:30pm in Durant at the Donald W. Reynolds Library located at 1515 W. Main St. Each speaker will be equally allotted 3-5 minutes, and candidates are welcome to mingle and take questions from the public before and after the event. The featured speaker is . . . More . . .
SHERMAN, TEXAS—Austin College’s Kappa Gamma Chi sorority will hold its 24th annual 5K ’Roo Run and Joey Walk Saturday, November 1, with proceeds supporting "Women Rock!", a Sherman organization that provides education to encourage early breast cancer detection. Cost for the race is $15 per person or $10 each for a team of three or more. Participants receive a t-shirt and are included in a raffle after the run.