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A&M-Texarkana to Host Business Leaders for PLACE Local Success Stories Symposium

Published: February 12, 2016

A&M-Texarkana to Host Business Leaders for PLACE Local Success Stories Symposium

Texas A&M University-Texarkana will host two business leaders from the Texarkana region for its “Citizens of Success” Program for Learning and Community Engagement (PLACE) Local Success Stories Symposium Tuesday, Feb. 16, in Eagle Hall of the University Center on the A&M-Texarkana campus at 7101 University Avenue, Texarkana, Texas.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a pre-event reception. The presentation will begin at 7 p.m.

“Throughout their academic journey this year, A&M-Texarkana students, faculty and staff have focused on ‘Economic Opportunity’ as a theme,” said Dr. Michael Perri, associate professor of history and chair of PLACE.

To illustrate cases of people who made the most of economic opportunities in their lives, PLACE selected two local business leaders to share how they have maintained successful, multi-generation businesses in the face of a changing economic climate,” Dr. Perri said.

Speakers will include Sonja Yates Hubbard of E-Z Mart Stores and Steve Mayo of Mayo Furniture. Dr. Gary Stading, dean of the College of Business, will serve as program moderator.

PLACE is a faculty-led program designed to create a community of learners comprising A&M-Texarkana students, faculty, staff and the community at large.  In this spirit, all PLACE events, including the Feb. 16 Local Success Stories Symposium, are free and open to the public. 

PLACE chooses an annual theme around which to organize a lecture series and other activities that provide focal points for learning and discussion.

Other PLACE events this spring semester are as follows:

February

Tuesday, Feb. 23 – Dr. Doug Julien’s SuperLecture: “Get Off My Lawn! Lockean Enough-and-as-Good, Racial Dot Maps and ‘Let’s Lynch the Landlord,’” 1-2:15 p.m., University Center 217

Friday, Feb. 26 – “Economics Cabaret,” a musical presented by the Drama program, 5 p.m., Eagle Lounge, University Center 1st floor

March

Wednesday, March 9 – Art workshop presented by Dallas artist Willie Baronet, 4-6 p.m., University Center 229

Thursday, March 10 – “WE ARE ALL HOMELESS” art viewing and talk by Willie Baronet, Dallas-based artist, 7-8:30 p.m., Eagle Hall, University Center

Tuesday, March 22 – Meet-the-Speaker Luncheon featuring National Public Radio’s Anya Kamenetz, 12-1:30 p.m., University Center 229

Tuesday, March 22 – “From Generation Debt to DIY U” featuring Anya Kamenetz of NPR, 7-9 p.m., Eagle Hall, University Center

Thursday, March 31 – “Life Happens” game hosted by the Sociology Club and presented by Dr. Kim Murray Stone, 12-1:30 p.m., TEXAR Room, University Center 116

April

Tuesday, April 5 – Dr. Kevin Ells’ SuperLecture: “‘Our Kids’ in Azerbaijan,” 1-2:15 p.m., Science and Technology 101

Monday, April 18 – Poetry workshop presented by Megan Sexton of Georgia State University, 4:30-6:30 p.m., TEXAR Room, University Center 116

Tuesday, April 19 – Poetry reading by Megan Sexton, Georgia State University, from her collection “Swift Hour” and other notable works, 6-8 p.m., 4th floor Atrium, University Center

Thursday, April 21 – PLACE Awards Ceremony – PLACE poster contest winners, undergraduate and graduate research paper winners, and creative writing contest winners, 12-1:30 p.m., 4th floor Atrium, University Center

April 27-29 – “The Fifty-One Percent” spring showcase written and directed by Dr. Brian Billings and presented by the Drama program, 6 p.m., Eagle Hall, University Center

For more information and details about all of the PLACE events, please visit the PLACE website at
http://tamut.edu/Academics/Resources/PLACE/index.html.

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