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Date Set for Diversity Conference

The 5th Annual Conference on Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations is scheduled for Sept. 26 at Sam Houston State University.

"Empowering Students for the New Millennium" is theme for this year's conference, which targets educators, alumni, administrators and students. It is co-sponsored by the university and the Bilingual Education Student Organization.

Maria Seidner, director of bilingual education programs at the Texas Education Agency and an expert in educational programs and policies affecting students with limited English proficiency is the keynote speaker.

Harry Bohan, retired distinguished professor of education at Sam Houston State, author of numerous textbooks, and an international expert in mathematics, will give the closing speech.

Sessions on approximately 20 topics such as "Adult Education Training," "Gifted and Talented," "Early Childhood," "Asian Americans," "Dance and the Arts", "Grading and Assessment" and "Spanish-Speaking Cultures and Traditions" will be offered.

Conference registration includes lunch. The schedule of registration fees, which includes price breaks for early registration (before Aug. 3) and groups, is available by contacting Michele R. Hewlett-Gomez, bilingual education specialist at SHSU and faculty adviser to the Bilingual Education Student Organization.

Contact Hewlett-Gomez at 409-294-1113, 409-294-1138, or by e-mail at


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July 15, 1998
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