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  • Andrea.Vasquez 1:59 pm on March 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Honors Students Recognized at Webb Society Convention 

    At the annual Webb Society state convention, held in conjunction with the 121st annual meeting of the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), the South Campus did well! Two students were published in this year’s edition of Touchstone, a refereed journal of TSHA:  John Michael Hoke for “’Protesting an Existing Intellectual Vacuum:’ The Early History of Houston’s Alley Theatre” and David Cook for “History of Surf Culture in Texas.” Both students wrote their papers as part of their class work in Honors program classes.   John Michael also presented his paper at the conference—one of only two undergraduates on the entire program.

    Later at the awards presentation, two Honors students won awards for their research papers in Texas History: Alena Johnston won first place (and $400) for “Denton Cooley Trailblazer in Cardiac Surgery” while Gerardo Nunez won third place (and $150) for “The 1966 University of Texas Tower Shooting: How it Changed the View of Mass Shootings.”  Finally the South Campus Webb Society chapter won the Chapter of the Year award.  Dr. Abbie Grubb is the lead sponsor of the Webb Society.

     
  • Andrea.Vasquez 2:02 pm on March 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Honors Speech Students visit Asia Society Texas Center 

    On Feb. 22nd, SPCH 1315 Honors students, under the supervision of South Campus Speech Honors Professor Cristina Doda Cárdenas, attended a dynamic presentation entitled: “The Legacy of Japanese American Internment and Muslim American Discrimination Today” at the Asia Society Texas Center.  The panelists for the event were: our own San Jacinto College Dr. Abbie L. Grubb, South Campus Honors Coordinator, whose doctoral dissertation from Rice University was entitled “The Internment of Memory: Forgetting and Remembering the Japanese American Experience During World War II’ in which she traced how the Japanese American confinement and military service were ignored in the first decades after WWII but gradually came to light through individual efforts; and Mr. Mustafa Tameez, Founder and Managing Director of Outreach Strategists LLC, a bipartisan public affairs firm and named as one of five political players to watch in Texas by Texas Monthly. Ms. Donna Fujimoto Cole, President and CEO of Cole Chemical (More …)

     
  • Andrea.Vasquez 9:31 am on March 2, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Honors public speaking class visits Rice University 

    Rice Feb 2016 SPCH 1315 Honors Dr. WaultersOn Feb. 4, 2016 students from Cristina Doda Cárdenas’ SPCH 1315 Public Speaking Honors course  visited Rice University’s Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality to listen to a lecture by Dr. Suzanna Danuta Walters, Professor of Sociology & Director of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Northeastern University.  Dr. Walters spoke during the Graduate Colloquium about ‘“What’s wrong with tolerance? And how could it possibly undermine real gay equality?  In this talk Walters considers how the pseudo-science of “born this way” can combine with demands for marriage equality and a place in the military to create a “trap.” Pictured left to right:  Audrey Lange, Dr. Suzanne Danuta Walters, Cristina Doda Cárdenas and Steve Sahagian

     
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