TAMIU Sets Texas-Mexico Border Literacy Conference

Fifth Annual Texas-México Border Literacy
Conference Jan. 13-14 at TAMIU

Texas A&M International University's College of Education, the Texas Association for Improvement in Reading and the South Texas Writing Project are sponsoring the Annual Texas-México Border Literacy Conference, "Social Issues on the Border" Jan. 13 - 14.

The Conference is scheduled Friday, Jan. 13 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Student Center Ballroom, room 203.

A reception is set for Friday evening featuring student readings and the TAMIU Guitar Ensemble. Saturday's activities will include break out sessions, a luncheon with keynote speakers from The University of Texas at Brownsville, Dr. David Freeman, professor of language arts/English as a Second Language and Dr. Yvonne Freeman, professor of bilingual education. Also featured will be panels on reading, second language acquisition, and literacy in México.

The Freemans have published books, articles and book chapters jointly and separately on the topics of second language teaching, biliteracy, bilingual education, and second language acquisition. Their newest book is Dual Language Essentials for Teachers and Administrators.

Registration is $70.

For further information contact TAMIU's Associate Professor and Director of Reading Research Center, Barbara Greybeck at  her office at 956.326.2678, or e-mail bgreybeck@tamiu.edu

University office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

University offices will be closed at noon Friday, Dec. 23 and reopen Monday, January 2, 2006. Spring Semester classes begin Friday, January 13. Late registration, with late fees applied, will be underway Jan. 16 - Jan. 20. In the event of an emergency over the holiday period, please contact University Police at 326.2100.

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