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The University of Texas at Tyler
MEDIA ADVISORY: UT Tyler New Student Convocation Aug. 25
The University of Texas at Tyler will hold New Student Convocation 10:30 a.m. – noon Tuesday, Aug. 25 at the UT Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center, Dr. Howard Patterson, UT Tyler vice president for student affairs, announced.
- 10:30 a.m. Welcome by Dr. Robert Sterken, UT Tyler assistant provost for international programs and associate professor of political science.
- 10:35 a.m. Remarks by Dr. Peter Fos, UT Tyler provost and vice president for academic affairs.
- 10:45 a.m. Remarks by UT Tyler President Rodney H. Mabry.
- 10:55 a.m. Steve Lopez will discuss his book, The Soloist: A Lost Dream, An Unlikely Friendship, And The Redemptive Power of Music. Lopez's 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.
- 11:45 a.m. Closing remarks.
- Noon. Book signing in the UT Tyler Cowan Center Lobby. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact Hannah Buchanan, 903.565.5769.