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January 25th, 2010
Distinguished lecture series slated at SMBA

STAFF REPORT

San Marcos Baptist Academy (SMBA) announced that five professors from  Texas State’s Geography Department will take part in SMBA’s Distinguished Lecture Series.  The series is a pilot program designed for juniors and seniors in the school’s honor program. The public is invited to attend.

The first of the lectures will be given on Jan. 27 by Dr. Brock Brown who will discuss “Sustainability.” Additional lectures include “Population Dynamics of Texas” by Dr. Fred Day on Feb. 16 and  “Changes in Urban Form” by Dr. Kevin Romig on Feb. 23. The remaining lectures in the series will be “The Georgraphy of the Holocaust” by Dr. Alberto Giordano on March 25 and “Disaster in Texas: The Dust Bowl of the 1930’s” by Dr. Denise Blanchard on March 31.

The lectures are a collaborative effort of SMBA President Dr. John Garrison and Dr. Richard Boehm, the Jesse H. Jones Distinguished Chair in Geographic Education and Director of the Gilbert M. Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education at Texas State.

Academy principal Bob Bryant was also involved in the planning of this and other joint efforts between SMBA and the university.

“We are really looking forward to this lecture series this spring and the excitement it will bring to campus,” said Byrant. “We hope to expand the lecture series to include other academic departments from Texas State in the future.”

Each of the lectures will take place in the SMBA library. While the public is invited to attend the lectures, seating is limited and attendees must call (512) 753-8006 to reserve a space, find out the time of the lecture or to get additional information.

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