Author of Inspirational Book Shares Lecture at TAMIU Tues., Oct. 5, 2004

Author of Inspirational Book Shares Lecture at TAMIU Tuesday

Rabbi Jack Segal, author of the inspirational book "Focus on the Bagel, Not on the Hole," will present a guest lecture at Texas A&M International University on Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Dr. F. M. Canseco Hall 101. The event is free and open to the public and sponsored by the University's College of Arts and Sciences.

Segal is rabbi emeritus of Congregation Beth Yeshurun of Houston.

His latest book is the second in a planned trilogy. The first was "When Man Closes Doors, God Opens Windows." Rabbi Segal is currently writing "Remember What You Still Have Left, Not What You Have Lost."

All books in Segal's series share a common theme: never give up -- never give in; and contain a series of stories that help to underscore the theme.

Segal says his books anchored in the power of hope.

"They are all books of optimism, attempting to implant hope in those who only see dark clouds and deep gullies. They attempt to preach the principle: 'you've got to accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative.' They attempt to instill the hope that one's tomorrows will be better than one's today. They try to guide people toward the attitude that after the darkest night, the sun always rises," he explains.

Segal has traveled extensively to share this optimistic book series and has made appearances in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Brownsville, McAllen, Portland, OR. and Greensboro, NC.

For additional information, please contact the TAMIU Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at 326.2180, email pais@tamiu.edu or visit offices in the Killam Library, room 268.

University office hours are from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at pais@tamiu.edu