Texas Tech University

National Ranching Heritage Center Hosting Symposium for Veterans

George Watson

November 14, 2016

The symposium is designed to help veterans adapt to civilian life after their time in the service ends.

WHAT: The Military & Veterans Programs at Texas Tech University and the National Ranching Heritage Center will host a symposium titled "Exploring the Frontier of the Arts, Innovation and Medicine – In Support of the Veteran."

WHEN: 1-5:30 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 17)

WHERE: National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 4th St.

EVENT: Hosted by the National Ranching Heritage Center (NRHC), the symposium "Exploring the Frontier of the Arts, Innovation and Medicine – In Support of the Veteran" is designed to use the arts and humanities to help veterans to heal, reintegrate into society, innovate and succeed as entrepreneurs.

The NRHC was chosen for the venue for its emphasis on the frontier, adaptation and pioneering spirit of the men and women who explored, adapted to and flourished in that frontier.

The symposium will include lectures from Texas Tech professors Kelli Frias from the Rawls College of Business, Alexandra Protopopova and Nathaniel Hall from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, and Jacqueline Kolosov from the Department of English. Other featured speakers include Texas Tech Innovation Hub director Kimberly Gramm and Texas Tech Women's Studies director Charlotte Dunham.

CONTACT: Annette Sobel, executive for critical infrastructure protection and health security initiatives, Office of the President, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-2121 or annette.sobel@ttu.edu

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