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Issues Forum: "Texas A&M and the Oil Industry" panel discussion


Annenberg Presidential Conference Center's Hagler Auditorium, College Station
Texas A&M University is deeply ingrained in the oil industry. Over the past several decades, Aggies have made their mark in rich oil fields all over the world – both on and offshore. Engineers, scientists, business leaders and pioneers have all utilized their Aggie education and core values to help make the oil industry what it is today.

This panel discussion brings together representatives of the three vital aspects of Texas A&M's contribution: Dr. Carlos Dengo with the Berg-Hughes Center for Petroleum and Sedimentary Systems, Dr. Akhil Datta-Gupta with the Department of Petroleum Engineering and Dr. Brad Clement with the International Ocean Discovery Program.

The Berg-Hughes Center was established in 2009 to ensure continuation of the legacy of excellence in education and research in petroleum and sedimentary systems. Texas A&M has a long history as a leader in petroleum geosciences, petroleum engineering and sedimentary systems education and research. The main purpose of the center is to provide a structure for and programs in interdisciplinary geosciences and engineering education and a collaborative and applied research focus for faculty and students across various departments and colleges at A&M.

U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked Texas A&M's Petroleum Engineering Department as one of the top Undergraduate Engineering Programs with a PhD Program. The primary mission of the program is to create, preserve, integrate, transfer and apply petroleum engineering knowledge and to produce capable future engineers and to enhance the capabilities of current practitioners. Its curriculum gives every student a solid foundation in petroleum engineering fundamentals, but also insists on experience in the industry. Thus, graduates enter the industry ready to be productive and ready to learn and improve throughout their careers.

The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) at Texas A&M, in partnership with the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University and the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, oversee the science operations of the riserless drilling vessel JOIDES Resolution. This drillship travels throughout the world's oceans sampling the sediments and rocks beneath the seafloor. The scientific samples and data are used to study Earth's past history, including plate tectonics, ocean currents, climate changes, mineral deposits and the evolutionary characteristics and extinctions of marine life.

Following the panel, we will have a free reception in the lobby. Due to a generous donation from AT&T this event is provided to you for free. Seating is limited and reservations are highly recommended. Register online at bushlibrary.eventbrite.com or for more information call (979) 691-4014 or email reservations.bush@nara.gov.
Tracy Paine, reservations.bush@nara.gov, 979-691-4014

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Creative Drama and Storytelling Workshop for Adults


George Bush Presidential Library and Museum Classroom, College Station
Barbara Hailey, professional storyteller and author, leads sessions about selection and dramatic creation of historical figures. She will strengthen storytelling programs through dramatic emphasis and organization.

Costumes and props will be discussed. Also, it will be a helpful preparation for teachers and storytellers to engage audiences of all ages with a focus on our youthful audiences.

Free. For adult learners.

For more information email bush.education@nara.gov or call (979) 691-4006.
Dr. Shirley Hammond, bush.education@nara.gov, 979-691-4006

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Aggie Swim Club Tryouts


College Station Middle School on Rock Prairie Drive
Aggie Swim Club Tryouts

College Station Middle School on Rock Prairie Drive

Any Monday through Thursday during the entire month of September, 2014 at 5:15pm or 6:15pm

(choose one day and one session for the try-out)

Try-outs are open to all ages and the only requirement is the ability to swim one length of the pool unassisted.

More information is available by e-mailing aggieswimclub@suddenlink.net or through our website at www.aggieswimclub.org .

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Adult Workshop: Still Life Sketching, FREE for Students, $5.00 for non-students


2nd floor, MSC, Forsyth Galleries, College Station, Texas
Learn how to arrange objects in aesthetically pleasing configurations as well as basic sketching techniques for still lives. Skills can be used to create works on paper and canvas alike!
Jenn Korolenko

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In Company with Angels: Seven Rediscovered Tiffany Windows


2nd floor, MSC, Forsyth Galleries, College Station, Texas
In Company with Angels: Seven Rediscovered Tiffany Windows showcases the stained glass artistry of Louis Comfort Tiffany. The windows were commissioned for Cincinnati’s Church of the New Jerusalem in 1902, and feature seven angels who represent seven churches. In 1964, the church was demolished and the windows were packed away and forgotten until 2001, when they were rediscovered. Under the skilled direction of stained glass expert Arthur Femenella, the windows were restored in 2004 to their original majesty. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience a magnificent exhibition!
Lynn McDaniel

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Offshore Drilling: The Promise of Discovery

All Day

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
George Bush was a successful and pioneering Texas oilman, first on land and then offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. As a tribute to his role in the development and use of the innovative independent leg offshore jack-up rig Scorpion launched by LeTourneau in 1956, the exhibit tells the story of offshore drilling. It focuses on the history, development and future of offshore drilling, with an emphasis on the work of George Bush, emerging technologies and ongoing research at Texas A&M University.

With Shell as title sponsor and supporting sponsorships from Ensco, Schlumberger and Move Resource Group, the exhibit covers all aspects of the search for oil offshore, with a special look at the geology of finding oil, focusing on exploration of the Gulf of Mexico. Industry pioneers recount their personal experiences. Visitors will be taken from start to finish — developing the "play" to platform production — via an interactive display.

A video wall highlights careers and life on board a rig. See models of the various rigs, platforms and supply vessels that are used in the industry, and pieces of drilling equipment. Additional exhibits feature Smart Gulf and Scientific Research from Texas A&M University.

Expertise for the exhibit has been provided by our partnerships with The Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum; Texas A&M University through the College of Geosciences, Petroleum Engineering, Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, Department of Oceanography and Offshore Technology Research; LeTourneau University and PennWell.
Tracy Paine, Tracy.Paine@nara.gov, 979-691-4014

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