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Library Issues Forum: “Rigs to Reefs” with Dr. Quenton Dokken

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum’s Orientation Theater
There are nearly 4,000 active oil rigs and platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. Besides the humans working on them, these structures are home to countless corals and animals, providing vital shelter for marine life in otherwise open waters. These artificial reefs virtually become their own ecosystems, but what happens when the platform is retired?An alternative to removal is to turn the rig into a more permanent reef through the Rigs-to-Reefs (RTR) program. Join us as we dive deeper into this topic, taking a look at this
interesting byproduct of the oil industry from the viewpoint of one of the Gulf of Mexico’s best-known conservation champions.

Dr. Quenton Dokken is the President and CEO of the Gulf of Mexico Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to promote and facilitate conservation of the health and productivity of the Gulf of Mexico and its resources through education, public awareness, research and leadership programs. Previously, he served as Associate Director of the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Center for Coastal Studies and the Director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Gulf of Mexico Regional Marine Research Program.

Tracy Paine, (979) 691-4014,

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.

Brett Clubb

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.