Selected Community Events
Lecture: Death & Dying in the 19th Century by Hal Simon
Jul 26, 2013 6:30 PM Reception, 7 PM Lecture
Walker Education Center at the Sam Houston Memorial Museum
Hal Simon, interpretive planner at the Texas Historical Commission and former curator of the Dallas Historical Village, will be giving a lecture entitled "Death and Dying in the 19th Century" on the 150th Anniversary of Sam Houston's Death.
For more information contact the Sam Houston Memorial Museum at 936-294-4895 or 936-394-3936
Brown Bag Lunch & Lecture at The Forsyth
Mar 21, 2013 Lunch
The Forsyth in the Memorial Student Center
The Forsyth, located in the Memorial Student Center on the Texas A&M Campus, would like to remind everyone to make plans to bring your lunch and join them in the Learning Gallery for a brown bag lunch and lecture on Thursday March 21. The lecture is free, and there will be an open discussion afterward. For more information, visit our website at forsyth.tamu.edu or call (979) 845-9251.
Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture
Feb 21, 2013 12 - 1 PM
The Forsyth Galleries, 2nd floor of the MSC
Please join us for a brown bag lunch and lecture Thursday, February 21, 2013
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Ambivalent Aesthetics: West Indians, Garveyites and the “New Negro Art” of the 1920s and 1930s
Production and consumption of art were vital tools in the struggle for collective self-representation that underscored the emergence of the “New Negro” in the beginning of the twentieth century. The diverse creations of the New Negro Art validated and highlighted the African past of African Americans while situating them at the center of contemporary American life and culture. At the same time that African American artists, scholars and activists were advocating this hybrid art movement, immigrants from Caribbean British colonies (the West Indies) were grappling with their multiple identities as British subjects and Blacks in America. Nevertheless, as staunch adherents of the United Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), founded by Jamaican Marcus Garvey, many West Indians were in the forefront of Black Nationalism and the celebration of black aesthetics. This presentation will describe, discuss and illustrate the immigrants’ conflicting encounters with American “New Negro Art” while balancing imperial belonging and the Black immigrant experience.
Violet M. Showers Johnson is Professor of History and Director of Africana Studies. She is the author of The Other Black Bostonians: West Indians in Boston, 1900-1950.
Location: 2nd Floor of the Memorial Student Center in the Forsyth Center Galleries
Contact: Trudy Six: 979-845-9251 or email@example.com
Bring your lunch. FREE EVENT!
Space is limited, so please RSVP!!
The Rise of the Rest: Embracing a Newer World Order
Sep 5, 2012 7:30 pm
MSC Bethancourt Ballroom
In response to domestic and international discussion concerning the United States status as a superpower, Rise of the Rest will explore the emergence of developing nations both as key economic players and how this has allowed for their rise within international politics.
Delta Gamma to present $100,000 check for Lectureship in Values and Ethics
May 3, 2010 5:30PM
The Delta Gamma Chapter House in College Station
College Station, TX- Delta Gamma Foundation will present a $100,000 check to the Texas A&M Foundation to establish the Delta Gamma Foundation Lectureship in Values and Ethics at Texas A&M University. The event is scheduled for Monday May 3, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. at the Delta Gamma Chapter House in College Station.
The Delta Gamma Foundation is contributing $50,000 from the Foundation funds to match the $50,000 that has been raised by the local Delta Gamma chapter. The $100,000 gift establishes the Delta Gamma Foundation Lectureship in Values and Ethics at Texas A&M University. This endowment will provide funds in perpetuity to host speakers in an event that will be open to the public. Some of the speakers who have been invited to speak at past Delta Gamma lectureships across the country are Queen Noor, Barbara Bush, Madeline Albright, Maya Angelou, President Gerald Ford, Colin Powell and Jeff Probst just to name a few.
Delta Gamma Lectureships in Values and Ethics were established in 1992 when Dr. Paul Martin and his wife, Dotty, Eta Chapter of Delta Gamma at Akron University, contributed three $50,000 grants to the Foundation in recognition of their 50th wedding anniversary. The Martins committed to providing additional funds for a total of fourteen lectureships. There are currently thirteen lectureships across the country and the lectureship at Texas A&M University will be the fourteenth and final one from their gift.
For more information on this event or contributing to the Division of Student Affairs at Texas A&M University, please contact Cindy Brown Munson in the Student Affairs Development Office at (979) 458-1689.