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 Gallery at 4 p.m.
The Cummins said their sabbatical research and writing were in continuation of a project they have worked on for the . . . 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.
Wednesday, October 29 Robert Lewis ’78, as Stikmanz, has written a cycle of fantasy novels, The Hidden Lands of Nod will speak on “Inventing a Language: The Basics” Wednesday, . . . More . . .
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.
SHERMAN, TEXAS —The 15th annual ’Roo Boo at Austin College, hosted by the local chapter of Alpha Phi Omega national service fraternity, will be held Wednesday, October 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Sid Richardson Center of the Robert T. Mason Athletic-Recreation Complex, off Brockett Street and just east of the football stadium. The event is held earlier than usual this fall due to Homecoming activities on the campus October 30 and 31. . . . More . . .
SHERMAN, TEXAS—The Austin College Center for Southwestern and Mexican Studies is hosting two lectures this week for its annual fall symposium, focusing this year on “Mesoamerica and Beyond: A Look at Origins and Lifeworlds” and examining ancient México, the Caribbean, and South America. Both lectures are free and open to the public.
Dr. Robert Kruger will present “Seeds of a Civilization: Mesoamerica and the Mighty Corn Plant at its Heart” on Wednesday, October 22, at . . . More . . .
The Preston Trail Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution held its monthly meeting October 16th at Georgetown Baptist Church in Pottsboro, Texas.
Regent Lisa Lettie called the meeting to order and recognized guests including Nancy Ross the program speaker. Ms. Ross is the Regent of the General Bernardo de Galvez Chapter in Allen. Her topic was “Paul Revere and His Wives”.
Preston Trail is committed to promoting literacy. We will be . . . More . . .