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"The Woman Who Could Talk to Birds"

Event Dates and Times

2/6/2016 - Starts: 7:00 PM
Laredo Center for the Arts 500 San Agustin Ave.
Saturday, February 6
7:00 p.m.
Laredo Center for the Arts
500 San Agustin Ave.
Tix $30

Join us on Saturday, Feb. 6 as we hear from the one and only Minnesota-based "Birdchick"!

Sharon Stiteler will deliver her own funny and true personal story about a woman who would call and could psychically communicate with birds. Stiteler managed a wild bird store for eight years and is currently a National Park Ranger.

She is a bird bander and Blue Ribbon beekeeper and is the author of several books including "1,001 Secrets Every Birder Should Know."

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Generous Gift Brings Heritage Edition of Saint John’s Bible to TAMIU

Event Dates and Times

12/15/2015 - Starts: 10:00 AM
TAMIU's Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library’s Great Room
Generous Gift Brings Heritage Edition of Saint John’s Bible to TAMIU

What:
This holiday season, a remarkable legacy gift is being presented to Texas A&M International University by The Matias De Llano Charitable Trust.

The gift is a Heritage Edition of The Saint John’s Bible, a massive seven-volume treatment true to the scale, beauty and artistic intent of the original manuscript, long considered a work of sacred art.

TAMIU becomes the first public university in Texas to be home to the Edition, one of only 299 available worldwide.

When: The permanent exhibit will be unveiled Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 10 a.m.

Where: Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library’s Great Room.

Of Interest:

Scheduled to attend is Texas A&M University System Chancellor, John Sharp, along with members of the Matias De Llano Trust Board.
An international team of calligraphers and artists produced the Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition, and its 1,165-page manuscript includes 160 major illuminations that frame a Bible for the 21st Century. A broad spectrum of artistic styles, including iconography, abstraction, chrysography and illustration combine to create a visual vocabulary for the sacred.
For More Information:

Contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services, 326.2180.

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Trade, Politics and Culture: Resetting the Texas-Mexico Relationship for the 21st Century

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11/18/2015 - Starts: 7:00 PM
TAMIU Student Center Ballroom, 5201 University Blvd., Laredo, TX 78041
Geography is destiny. In that sense, Texas and México were born together, and their geography has long dictated that they should acknowledge and embrace a common destiny.

Yet, from their birth, México and Texas have drifted apart. Still, the gravitational pull of their geography has bound them together again. Their bilateral relationship, though complicated, is increasingly and inextricably interdependent.

The last few decades have in fact been years of convergence. Economically, socially, culturally, ethnically — Texas and México are converging. The numbers tell the story. This presentation will examine how México and Texas have moved closer and how they can reset their relationship for the 21st Century.

Please join us for our International Bank of Commerce Keynote Speaker Series presentation featuring Dr. Tony Payan, Director of the Baker Institute's Mexico Center at Rice University.

The event is free and open to the public.
Amy Palacios, 956-326-2820, cswht@tamiu.edu

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Bringing Vitality to Main Street: How Immigrant Small Businesses Help Local Economies Grow

Event Dates and Times

10/21/2015 - Starts: 7:00 PM
TAMIU Student Center Ballroom, 5201 University Blvd., Laredo, TX 78041
Immigrant entrepreneurship is frequently invoked, but not often really understood. Immigrants are not, author David D. Kallick argues, "super-entrepreneurs" - they are a little, but not a lot, more likely than the general population to be small business owners.

However, there are parts of the economy where immigrant entrepreneurship really does play a hugely disproportionate role. Immigrants are far more likely than their U.S.-born counterparts to be "Main Street" business owners, starting restaurants, grocery stores, retail shops, beauty shops, and related businesses.

Economic development efforts often overlook these as small businesses that don't have much in the way of "exports," but Kallick argues that this is a mistake that leaves potential economic growth on the table. The presentation will include data, case studies, and best practices for removing barriers to immigrant entrepreneurship and fostering economic growth.

Please join us for our International Bank of Commerce Keynote Speaker Series presentation featuring David D. Kallick, Senior Fellow and Director of the Immigration Research Initiative at the Fiscal Policy Institute in New York, NY.

The event is free and open to the public.
Amy Palacios, 956-326-2820, cswht@tamiu.edu

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Villa San Agustín de Laredo Genealogical Society to Feature Lecture by Historian from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico

Event Dates and Times

6/6/2015 - Starts: 10:00 AM
Laredo Public Library, HEB Multi-Purpose Room 1120 East Calton Road
The Laredo Public Library and the Villa San Agustín de Laredo Genealogical Society would like to cordially invite the public to a lecture by Lic. Albino Salinas Arreola, a historian with the Sociedad Histórica de Nuevo Laredo, A.C., which will take place on Saturday, June 6, 2015, at the Laredo Public Library, HEB Multi-Purpose Room, 1120 East Calton Road, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Salinas Arreola’s lecture will focus on the establishment of Nuevo Laredo after the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. This treaty between the United States and Mexico established the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo as the border between the two nations. Many families had property and relatives on both sides of the Rio.

Fearing they would lose their Mexican citizenship, many families living on the north side of the river packed up their households – including, according to local lore, buried family members - and moved south across the river to Mexico. According to the findings of his extensive research, research involving enumerating censuses, as well as examining other historical resources, Salinas Arreola intends to set the historical record straight.

Lic. Rios Mayo, current president of the Sociedad Histórica de Nuevo Laredo, will provide an introduction to the speaker. Joe Moreno, former librarian of the Laredo Public Library’s Luciano Guajardo Historical Collection, will moderate the program. Renée LaPerrière, current librarian for the Guajardo Collection, will briefly discuss the Collection’s resources.

This program is part of a series of activities sponsored by the Laredo Genealogical Society which includes monthly featured speakers. Later this year, the organization will host the 36th Annual Texas State Hispanic Historical and Genealogical Conference in Laredo, October 8-10, 2015.
For more information, please contact Sanjuanita Martinez-Hunter, Ph.D. at (956)722-3497 or Renée LaPerrière at the Laredo Public Library at (956)795-2400 ext. 2237.

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Conversations with the Sisters of Mercy - Immigration

Event Dates and Times

6/5/2014 - Starts: 6:00 PM
Lamar Bruni Vergara Education Center, 1000 Hendricks
As part of the celebration of the 120 Anniversary of the Sisters of Mercy in Laredo, they will host "Conversations with the Sisters" which will highlight the five critical concerns of the Sisters of Mercy which are grounded in their founding principle and focus on their deep concern for persons who are poor.

The topics include Earth, Nonviolence, Women, Racism and Immigration.

The first conversation will focus on immigration.
Rosanne Palacios 721 7408

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Community Invited To Holocaust Remembrance Day Event

Event Dates and Times

5/12/2014 - Starts: 6:00 PM
City of Laredo Public Library (HEB Multipurpose Room) 1120 Calton Road
WHO:
City of Laredo Public Library
City of Laredo Convention and Visitor’s Bureau
Guest Speaker Chaja Verveer
Alexander High School Band members (to play Jewish Partisan Anthem)

United High School Teacher Marco Franco to read poems in honor of event

WHAT:
Holocaust Remembrance Day Event

WHEN:
May 12, 2014. Reception @ 6:00 pm and Program @ 6:30 pm

WHERE:
City of Laredo Public Library (HEB Multipurpose Room) located at 1120 Calton Road

ADDITIONAL:
Chaja Verveer is a holocaust survivor and Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commissioner

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Author/Storyteller Joe Hayes to visit Centeno Elementary School

Event Dates and Times

5/8/2014 - Starts: 8:00 AM
Centeno Elementary School Library 2710 La Pita Mangana Road
WHEN: Thursday, May 8, 2014, two sessions: 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. & 1:10 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.

WHERE: Centeno Elementary School Library, 2710 La Pita Mangana Road

ADDITIONAL INFO:

Joe Hayes is one of America’s premier storytellers, a nationally recognized teller of tales from the Hispanic, Native American and Anglo cultures. His bilingual Spanish-English tellings have earned him a distinctive place among America’s storytellers. Hayes began sharing his stories in print in 1982. His books have received the Arizona Young Readers Award, two Land of Enchantment Children’s Book Awards, four IPPY Awards, a Southwest Book Award and an Aesop Accolade Award. His book The Day It Snowed Tortillas was chosen by the editors of The Bloomsbury Review as one of their 15 favorite children’s books published in the past 15 years. His books have been on the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List twice. In 2007, his book Ghost Fever won the Texas Bluebonnet Award, the first bilingual book to win the award. Hayes will introduce students to the process of writing, developing characters and expressing creativity. This is intended to get students excited about books and perhaps writing their own stories.
For more information, please call Analine Johnson @ 473-8813.

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IBC Keynote Speaker Series: México Under the “New” PRI: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Event Dates and Times

4/24/2014 - Starts: 7:00 PM
Texas A&M International University, 5201 University Blvd., Student Center Ballroom, Laredo, TX 78041
The Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade cordially invites you to attend our next International Bank of Commerce Keynote Speaker Series presentation, México Under the “New” PRI: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, to be presented by Dr. Denise Dresser, professor of political science at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) in Mexico City, México.

About the topic: Only twelve years after Vicente Fox was elected and México underwent a democratic transition as the result of the 2000 election, the former ruling party, the PRI, is back in power. The talk will analyze what has changed under Enrique Peña Nieto´s presidency, what the reform process that he has promoted entails, and what challenges remain to assure the modernization of the Mexican economy as well as the consolidation of the country´s fragile democracy.

This series is open to the public and free of charge.

Translation services, English to Spanish, will be available.
Amy Palacios, 956-326-2820, cswht@tamiu.edu

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U.S.H.S. Distinguished Speaker Series

Event Dates and Times

3/25/2014 - Starts: 9:00 AM
United South High School Library 4001 Los Presidentes
WHERE: United South High School (U.S.H.S.) library, 4001 Ave. Los Presidentes

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 @ 9:00 a.m. – Judge Diana Saldaña, U.S. District Judge, Laredo, Texas Div.

All presenters will focus on women achieving their educational and personal goals. These speaking engagements are being held in conjunction with Women's History Month, which is observed during the month of March and highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.
Phone: (956) 473-6245 Fax: (956) 473-6404
Email : ameyer09@uisd.net

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U.S.H.S. Distinguished Speakers Series

Event Dates and Times

3/21/2014 - Starts: 2:30 PM
United South High School Library 4001 Los Presidentes
WHERE: United South High School (U.S.H.S.) library, 4001 Ave. Los Presidentes

Friday, March 21, 2014 @ 2:30 p.m. –Judith Garcia – UISD High School Instr.Tech On-Line Coordinator

All presenters will focus on women achieving their educational and personal goals. These speaking engagements are being held in conjunction with Women's History Month, which is observed during the month of March and highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.
Phone: (956) 473-6245 Fax: (956) 473-6404

Email : ameyer09@uisd.net

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U.S.H.S. Distinguished Speaker Series

Event Dates and Times

3/20/2014 - Starts: 1:15 PM
United South High School Library 4001 Los Presidentes
WHAT: U.S.H.S. Distinguished Speaker Series

WHERE: United South High School (U.S.H.S.) library, 4001 Ave. Los Presidentes

Thursday, March 20, 2014 @ 1:15 p.m. – Sister Rosemary Welsh – Executive Director, Casa Misericordia

All presenters will focus on women achieving their educational and personal goals. These speaking engagements are being held in conjunction with Women's History Month, which is observed during the month of March and highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.
Alex Meyer
Phone: (956) 473-6245 Fax: (956) 473-6404
Email : ameyer09@uisd.net

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TAMIU Lecturer Catsam Explores Civil Rights in US and South Africa

Event Dates and Times

3/28/2014 - Starts: 12:30 PM
TAMIU Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Theater
An exploration of civil rights in two countries will be shared in a lecture Friday, Mar. 28 at 12:30 p.m. in Texas A&M International University’s Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Theater.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Derek Catsam, assistant professor of history at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin and a renowned author, will present We Will Not Ride: Civil Rights in the United States and South Africa, discussing the resistance movement in America and South Africa. Catsam’s presentation is part of TAMIU’s Reading the Globe campaign sponsored by the Office of University College and made possible with funding support from Humanities Texas.

After receiving his B.A. from Williams College, his M.A. from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and his Ph.D. from Ohio University, Catsam spent a year at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa as a Rotary Fellow.

Catsam has written about politics, race and social movements in America and Africa and will focus on the 1940s and 50s when both countries were actively fighting white supremacy.

Catsam is the author of Bleeding Red: A Red Sox Fan’s Diary (2005) and Freedom's Main Line: The Journey of Reconciliation and the Freedom Rides (2011). He is also a member of the editorial boards of Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies and of the Journal of Social and Ecological Boundaries.

His lecture also resonates with this year’s TAMIU student shared reading The Other Wes Moore. Written by Wesley Moore, the book tells the story of two boys who share the same name, upbringing, and neighborhood, but through influences and choices, have completely different outcomes. One becomes a White House Fel­low to then-Sec­re­tary of State Con­deleezza Rice and the other a convicted felon serving a life sentence.

University College will also feature a photo exhibit, Jasper, Texas: The Healing of a Community in Crisis by Sarah Wilson in association with Humanities Texas Mar. 17 – Apr. 25 in the north foyer of the State Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center (ZSC).

The exhibit, also open to the public, focuses on the small town of Jasper years after the hate crime and death of James Bryd, Jr. became a national story in 1998.
For more information about the speaker or exhibit, contact Dr. Hayley Kazen at hkazen@tamiu.edu or 326.2805, click on tamiu.edu/uc/ or visit offices in ZSC 233.

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Former Navy SEAL comes to TAMIU

Event Dates and Times

3/20/2014 - Starts: 7:00 PM
TAMIU Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall
Author and former Navy SEAL officer Eric Greitens will present the 2014 A. R. Sanchez, Sr. Distinguished Lecture Series on Thursday, March 20 at 7 p.m. in the Texas A&M International University Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall.

Admission is free of charge and open to the public.

Greitens’ lecture will be “Why it Takes the Heart and the Fist.”

Greitens, selected by TIME Magazine in 2013 as one of the world’s 100 most influential people, is the author of three books. His latest is The New York Times’ bestseller “The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL” (Mariner Books, 2012).

Born and raised in Missouri, he was educated in public schools. An Angier B. Duke Scholar at Duke University, he studied ethics, philosophy, and public policy. He was selected as a Rhodes and Truman Scholar, attending the University of Oxford from 1996 through 2000 and earning a master's degree in 1998 and Ph.D. in 2000.

His doctoral thesis, “Children First,” investigated how international humanitarian organizations can best serve war-affected children. He has worked as a humanitarian volunteer, documentary photographer, and researcher in Rwanda, Cambodia, Albania, Mexico, India, Bosnia, and Bolivia.

He served as the Commander of a Mark V Special Operations Craft Detachment, Commander of a Joint Special Operations Task Unit, and as Commander of an al Qaeda Targeting Cell.

In 2005, he was appointed by the President as a White House Fellow, and in 2011 the Association of the United States Navy named him Navy Reserve Junior Line Officer of the Year. His military awards include the Navy Achievement Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Purple Heart, and the Bronze Star.

Upon returning from Iraq in 2007, he founded The Mission Continues to challenge veterans to serve American communities. Through The Mission Continues fellowships, more than 680 post-9/11 veterans serve in communities throughout the United States, leading nearly 800 service projects and engaging 35,000-plus volunteers. Full employment, higher education or ongoing service often results.

The Manhattan Institute for Social Entrepreneurship listed Greitens among America’s most effective leaders and Goldman Sachs has recognized his innovative entrepreneurship.

In 2012, he received the Charles Bronfman Prize, which celebrates the vision and endeavor of an individual less than 50 years of age whose humanitarian work has contributed significantly to the betterment of the world.

TAMIU’s A. R. Sanchez, Jr. Distinguished Lecturer Series honors Antonio R. Sanchez (1916-1992). After 20 years as the owner of an office equipment business, Sanchez began buying oil and gas leases and used his earnings to establish a bank.

Sanchez, along with his son, A. R. Sanchez, Jr., and geologist Brian O’Brien, established the Sanchez-O’Brien Oil and Gas Corporation. Under his leadership as chairman, International Bank of Commerce grew to become International Bancshares Corporation, with branches in more than 90 communities throughout Texas and Oklahoma.

A.R. Sanchez, Sr. is best remembered in Laredo for his philanthropic efforts. Known for his work ethic and generosity, he was a major crusader for a four-year University in Laredo and a supporter of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund. The lecture series is presented through the vision and generosity of Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Sanchez, Jr.

A free smartphone and tablet app can be downloaded at tamiu.edu

University office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
For additional information on the A. R. Sanchez, Sr. Distinguished Lecture Series, please contact the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at 326.2460.

Information is also available on the University’s website, tamiu.edu, and its social media sites on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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LARSEA

Event Dates and Times

Bleesed Sacrament Parish Hall.
Monthly meeting
Marta Kinslow 7220214

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