Texas Tech Honors College to Celebrate Tenth Year with Conversation Event

Written by Sherrel Jones

The Texas Tech University Honors College will celebrate its 10-year birthday with prominent community leaders and Texas Tech professors.

The Honorable Conversations dinner-party event is an opportunity for community members to sit down and chat with featured individuals. Honorable Conversations also is a charity event that will benefit Honors College study abroad scholarships. The event will begin 6:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at the McInturff Conference Center.

Each table of eight will seat a conversation leader who has an assigned topic to talk about. The list of topics and individuals are as follows:

  • The Future of Public Higher Education with Donald Haragan, president emeritus and professor in the Rawls College of Business
  • Redistricting in Texas: What Does the Future Hold? with State Representative Delwin Jones
  • Lubbock: Progressive or Regressive? with David Langston, attorney and former Lubbock mayor
  • LISD 20/20: What Should We Look Like? with Karen Garza, superintendent for Lubbock Independent School District
  • Is Afghanistan Obama’s Vietnam? with Ron Milam, assistant professor in the Department of History
  • The Bible Tells Me So: How Can We Deal with Conflicting Understandings of the Bible? with Rev. Canon David Veal
  • Faith and Science: Can They Co-Exist? with Dominick Casadonte, department chairman for chemistry department
  • The Life of a Research Scientist with Doug Stocco, professor of cell biology
  • Literature and the Old with Wendell Aycock, Graduate School associate academic dean
  • The Problems Associated with Developing New Pharmaceuticals with Ted Reid, professor of ophthalmology
  • Politics in Lubbock with Pamela Brink, Lubbock County democratic chair 
  • Politics in Lubbock with Chris Winn, Lubbock County republican chair
  • What is Wrong with Healthcare in the U.S.? with Gary Bell, dean of the Honors College
  • Feminism in the 21st Century with Marjean Purinton, professor and associate dean for the Honors College
  • If it Bleeds, It Leads: Not the Norm in Media Anymore with Karin McKay, news anchor for KCBD

Tickets for the Honorable Conversations event are $25 per person and are limited. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.honr.ttu.edu.   

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CONTACT: Janet Veal, coordinator of external relations, Honors College, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-1828 or janet.veal@ttu.edu