Join the Conversation to Benefit the Honors College
February 15, 2010
The Honors College will celebrate its 10-year birthday at a dinner-party event Feb.
20 with prominent community leaders and Texas Tech professors.
Written by Sherrel Jones
The Honorable Conversations dinner-party event is an opportunity for community members
to sit down and chat with featured individuals. Honorable Conversations 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
Lubbock: Progressive or Regressive? with David Langston, attorney and former Lubbock
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
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
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 McCay, news anchor
Tickets for the Honorable Conversations event are $25 per person and are limited.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call (806) 742-1828 or visit www.honr.ttu.edu.
The Honors College encourages all Honors students to study abroad as part of their undergraduate education. The event will benefit study abroad scholarships
in locations such as Seville, Spain and Quedlinburg, Germany.