SHERMAN, TEXAS- The 2014 Austin College Will Mann Richardson Lecture Series will feature two guest speakers October 2, with lectures at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in Hoxie Thompson Auditorium, located on the second floor of Sherman Hall. Under the topic of “The Global Landscape: Idealized home vs. Ravaged Environment,” author James Howard Kunstler will speak at 11 a.m. on “The End of Pretend-The Bug of Wishful Thinking Hits the Windshield of Economic Reality.” Columbia University professor Kristina Ford continues the discussion at 1:30 p.m. on “Can We Stay Here? Policy Implications for a World Facing Climate Change.” Both lectures . . . More . . .
The kids are back at school and summer vacations are now just fading memories, so it must be autumn. But the seasons don’t just move on the calendar — they also change in your life. And, speaking of changes, you’ll have to make many of them as you move through the years — and that includes changes to your investment portfolio. But how will you know when it’s time to take action?
Just as Mother Nature sends out “signals” to indicate a change in seasons — blooming flowers, . . . More . . .
SHERMAN, TEXAS—Austin College will host Dr. Lorenzo Cohen, professor at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, in a lecture, “The Value of Integrative Medicine in a Shifting Health Care Environment,” Thursday, October 2 at 11 a.m. in IDEA Center, Room 127. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Cohen is a professor in general oncology and director of the Integrative Medicine Program at MD Anderson Cancer Center and Distinguished Clinical Professor . . . More . . .
SHERMAN, TEXAS—Julia Hejduk, professor of classics at Baylor University, will present the lecture “The Liberal Arts and Virgil’s Aeneid: What Can the Greatest Text Teach Us?” at Austin College Wednesday, October 1, at 4:30 p.m. in Wright Campus Center, Room 231. A 4 p.m. reception will precede the presentation. The reception and lecture are free and open to the public.
Hejduk has been a member of the Baylor faculty since 2003. She specializes in Latin . . . More . . .
SHERMAN, TEXAS—The Austin College theatre program will present Theresa Rebeck’s Seminar in Ida Green Communication Center’s Beardsley Arena Theatre October 2 through 4 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $8 per person or free with an Austin College ID. Tickets may be purchased at the box office before each performance. The production is not suitable for children.
Directed by senior Sarah Davis of Sherman, the play is described as a “provocative comedy in which four aspiring . . . More . . .
This November, Texas voters will elect someone new to most of the state-wide offices: the Office of the Governor; Lieutenant Governor, Comptroller, Agriculture Commissioner, Land Commissioner, and Railroad Commissioner. Over the next several weeks, I will talk about the duties and powers of each office, and how the office effects the lives of Texans. The Office of the Governor is the executive branch of the state government. While the governor cannot introduce legislation for . . . More . . .
SHERMAN, TEXAS—A pianist in the “grand manner,” artist Rosario Andino, who will perform a Community Series concert Saturday evening, September 27, in Sherman will offer a lecture that afternoon at 1 p.m. in Wynne Chapel at Austin College. She will speak about her experiences as a Cuban pianist, her many international tours, and her work with contemporary composers. The lecture is free and open to the public.
A featured touring artist of the Mid-American Arts . . . More . . .
SHERMAN, TEXAS—The Austin College Department of Art and Art History is hosting the exhibition “Order and Abandon” by artist Kelly Yarbrough now through October 31 in Dennis Gallery of Forster Art Studio Complex, on the north side of campus. An artist reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 1, in conjunction with Austin College Homecoming events. Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The . . . More . . .
This November, Texas voters will elect someone new to most of the state-wide offices: the Office of the Governor; Lieutenant Governor, Comptroller, Agriculture Commissioner, Land Commissioner, and Railroad Commissioner. Over the next several weeks, I will talk about the duties and powers of each office, and how the office effects the lives of Texans. The Lieutenant Governor is the presiding officer of the Senate and is elected by a statewide popular vote. The office . . . More . . .