Texas A&M University-Texarkana announces fall 2015 PLACE events


Texas A&M University-Texarkana has announced its Program for Learning and Community Engagement (PLACE) fall 2015 schedule of events.

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.

“Faculty members annually choose a common theme around which to organize a lecture series and other activities that provide focal points for learning and discussion,” said Dr. Michael Perri, associate professor of history and chair of PLACE.

PLACE’s goal is to expose its community of learners to a diversity of ideas from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds. This year’s theme is “Economic Opportunity.”

“As a learning institution, we think it’s vital to provide opportunities to engage our campus and community in issues important to us locally, regionally, nationally and globally,” said Dr. Corrine Hinton, assistant professor of English.

“This year’s theme will offer participants the chance to learn more about the economy, the ways in which they may improve their own economic situations and the barriers to that success.”

The fall 2015 schedule is as follows:


  • Monday, Sept. 21, 1-1:50 p.m., Dr. Walter Casey and undergraduate Kishon Daniels’ SuperLecture: “Opportunity in a Disproportionate Society,” University Center 210


  • Tuesday, Oct. 6, 7-8:30 p.m., Local Success Stories Fall Symposium, Eagle Hall, University Center
  • Thursday, Oct. 15, 9-10:15 a.m., Dr. Michael Perri’s SuperLecture: “Sumner vs. Veblen: Contending Views about Nature, Society, and Economic Policy,” University Center 210
  • Thursday, Oct. 22, 6-8 p.m., “Smuggled” film, lecture and reception with Ramon Hamilton, Eagle Hall, University Center
  • Monday, Oct. 26, 6 p.m., “Inequality for All” film and discussion with Dr. James Harbin, professor of management, University Center 210
  • Tuesday, Oct. 27, 10:30 -11:45 a.m., Dr. Doug Julien’s SuperLecture, University Center 210


  • Tuesday, Nov. 3, 4-5:30 p.m., Dr. Godpower Okereke’s SuperLecture: “Privileged Deviance,” University Center 217
  • Tuesday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m. Tami Luhby, CNNMoney, lecture, Eagle Hall, University Center
  • Tuesday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m., David Shipler, author of “The Working Poor: Invisible in America,” fall keynote, Eagle Hall, University Center
  • Friday, Nov. 13, 4-7 p.m., Student Research Poster Showcase, Eagle Hall, University Center

Our Kids on Our Campus

  • Monday, Nov. 16, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Dr. Dana Leighton lecture, Eagle Hall, University Center
  • Tuesday, Nov. 17, 12-1:30 p.m., Extemporaneous Debate Tournament, Eagle Hall, University Center
  • Tuesday, Nov. 17, 7-9 p.m., Dr. Eno Inyang’s Counseling 512 graduate students present their career genograms
  • Wednesday, Nov. 18, 12-1:30 p.m., Library Book Club discussion and lunch, John F. Moss Library
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