SHERMAN, TEXAS—Austin College will host 1985 alumnus and history professor William Kerrigan presenting the address, “Johnny Appleseed: St. Francis or Steve Jobs?,” Friday, October 24, at 1:30 p.m. in Hoxie Thompson Auditorium of Sherman Hall. The lecture, sponsored by the ‘Roos Who Write Conference and the Austin College History Department, is free and open to the public.
Kerrigan, the Cole Distinguished Professor of American History at Muskingum College in Ohio, wrote the book Johnny Appleseed and the American Orchard: A Cultural History, published in 2012. The book tells the story of Johnny "Appleseed" Chapman’s life, as discovered during Kerrigan’s 15 . . . More . . .
Cambodian refugee camp survivor Loung Ung will speak at Austin College Tuesday, October 21, at 7 p.m. in Hoxie Thompson Auditorium of Sherman Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public. A book signing and reception will follow the presentation.
Loung Ung was five years old when the Khmer Rouge stormed into her native city of Phnom Penh. Four years later, in what has been described as one of the bloodiest genocides of the 20th century, some two million Cambodians—out of a population of seven million—died at the hands of the infamous Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. The . . . More . . .
The Preston Trail Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) will meet at 6:00pm Thursday, October 16th at Georgetown Baptist Church in Pottsboro. Regent Lisa Lettie will conduct the session. Catered dinner begins at 5:00pm with a cost of $10.
Nancy Ross of Allen Texas will give a lively presentation of “Paul Revere and His Wives” Following the program, a business meeting will be held to discuss chapter affairs. . . . More . . .
SHERMAN, TEXAS—The Austin College Department of Art and Art History is hosting the drawing exhibition “Spotblack on the Soul” by Carl Antonowicz October 13 through November 21 in Ida Green Gallery of Ida Green Communication Center. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 903.813.2048. In his statement about the exhibit, Antonowicz wrote: “Comics, for me, have become a . . . More . . .
This week I will discuss the interim charges issued to the House Committee on Transportation, which I chair. 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 . . . More . . .
Austin College will host the 2014 Issues Forum to present views related to the upcoming gubernatorial election in Texas. This luncheon will be held on October 16th from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM in Mabee Hall of the WCC. Larry Phillips, Texas state representative, will present opening remarks.
This $20 luncheon event is open to the public, registration required http://www.austincollege.edu/80046/issues-forum-lunch-registration/ or by email to LWomble@austincollege.edu. The $20 luncheon fee is payable by cash or check, credit . . . More . . .
SHERMAN, TEXAS—Austin College will offer free grant-research training Tuesday, October 14, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. and Thursday, October 16, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. Both sessions, open to the general public with advance registration, will be held in the SISD Training Classroom on the first floor of Jackson Technology Center at Austin College. To register, email Brittany Derebery, session leader and Austin College director of foundation relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at . . . More . . .
SHERMAN, TEXAS—Austin College professor Kevin Simmons, internationally recognized for his work on the economics of natural hazards, will discuss “Taming the Neighborhood Wolf: Natural Hazard Applications of the Three Little Pigs” on Tuesday, October 14, at 11 a.m. in Wright Campus Center, Room 231. The presentation, a Johnson Center Faculty Research and Pedagogy Talk, is free and open to the public. A carry-your-tray luncheon at noon in Room 245 will allow continued discussion of the . . . More . . .
SHERMAN, TEXAS¯Austin College senior Christopher Burke will be the featured speaker at the Environmental Studies Lunch Talk on Tuesday, October 14, at noon in the Wright Campus Center. The event is free and open to the public. Individuals are welcome to bring their lunch or purchase lunch from the Wright Campus Center and bring that to the presentation.
Burke is majoring in political science and German, while minoring in environmental studies. During summer 2014, he . . . More . . .