2009 New Student Convocation
August 26, 2009
UT Tyler freshmen Heather Hendricks of Paris; Lindsey Kear of Paris; Jaimie Burson of Hughes Springs; Jessica Bookbinder of Colleyville and Justin Smilie of Grapevine, pose for a photo with Steve Lopez at the book signing that followed New Student Convocation.
Steve Lopez, author of The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music, served as guest speaker at New Student Convocation on Aug. 25 in the UT Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center.
A book signing followed convocation. His book has been made into the movie, The Soloist starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr. A copy of the book was given to every freshman as part of the UT Tyler 2009 Freshman Summer Reading Program.