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6th Annual Atticus Finch Day

Atrium of the Brazos County Administrative Building, 200 South Texas Avenue, Bryan

Featuring guest speaker - Attorney John Raley

Friday, May 2nd 2014 - 11:30am Social, 12:00pm Program

“The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.”

- Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird

BRYAN/COLLEGE STATION, April 14, 2014 – Join us for the 6th Annual Atticus Finch Day, May 2, in the Atrium of the Brazos County Administrative Building, 200 South Texas Avenue, Bryan.

The Guest Speaker will be Houston Attorney John Raley. Raley worked pro-bono for 9 years to free Michael Morton who, falsely prosecuted for murdering his wife, had spent 25 years behind bars for a crime he had not committed based on a District Attorney’s withholding evidence.

John Raley’s metered persistence exemplifies the moral courage depicted by Atticus Finch, the attorney in Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel To Kill A Mockingbird.

The case led to Governor of Texas Rick Perry signing into law the Michael Morton Act designed to remove barriers for accessing evidence and more open discovery.

The story has been featured on CBS’s 60 Minutes and The Katie Couric Show. A novel based on the case entitled Depraved Prosecution and a documentary film, An Unreal Dream have brought the case national recognition.

Atticus Finch Day is hosted by The Brazos County Bar Association and The Law Office of Shane Phelps, P.C. Refreshments will be provided and Seersucker attire encouraged. For more information, call 979.775.4100.

Telling Aggieland

Rudder Theatre, Texas A&M University

Honor their stories. Share their experiences.

From the battlefront to the home front, those who served our nation have unique stories which deserve to be told. The Telling Project works with communities to produce a “Telling” – an innovative performance in which military veterans and their family members share their stories for their communities.

Please join us in honoring veterans and their families. Tickets are available free of charge on March 17, 2014 at the MSC Box Office.

Rudder Theatre, Texas A&M University

Tuesday, April 29th – 7 p.m.

Wednesday, April 30th – 7 p.m.

Thursday, May 1st – 7 p.m.

MSC Box Office (979) 845-1234

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.