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TTU honors its Honors College after 10 years

By James Clark | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Texas Tech will honor its Honors College next Saturday.  Topics of discussion include the future of public higher education, can faith and science co-exist, and our Karin McCay will present a topic on the how newsgathering has changed.  The event will begin 6:30 p.m. February 20th at the McInturff Conference Center. 

The list of topics and individuals are as follows:

•         The Future of Public Higher Education with Donald Haragan, president emeritus and professor in the Rawls College of Business
•         Redistricting in Texas: What Does the Future Hold? with State Representative Delwin Jones
•         Lubbock: Progressive or Regressive? with David Langston, attorney and former Lubbock mayor
•         LISD 20/20: What Should We Look Like? with Karen Garza, superintendent for Lubbock Independent School District
•         Is Afghanistan Obama's Vietnam? with Ron Milam, assistant professor in the Department of History
•         The Bible Tells Me So: How Can We Deal with Conflicting Understandings of the Bible? with Rev. Canon David Veal
•         Faith and Science: Can They Co-Exist? with Dominick Casadonte, department chairman for chemistry department
•         The Life of a Research Scientist with Doug Stocco, professor of cell biology
•         Literature and the Old with Wendell Aycock, Graduate School associate academic dean
•         The Problems Associated with Developing New Pharmaceuticals with Ted Reid, professor of ophthalmology
•         Politics in Lubbock with Pamela Brink, Lubbock County democratic chair
•         Politics in Lubbock with Chris Winn, Lubbock County republican chair
•         What is Wrong with Healthcare in the U.S.? with Gary Bell, dean of the Honors College
•         Feminism in the 21st Century with Marjean Purinton, professor and associate dean for the Honors College
•         If it Bleeds, It Leads: Not the Norm in Media Anymore with Karin McKay, news anchor for KCBD

Tickets for the Honorable Conversations event are $25 per person and are limited. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

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