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Children's Literature Festival

The Department of Library Science at Sam Houston State University is hosting its 16th Annual Children's Literature Festival for librarians and educators on Saturday, March 14, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Workshops are planned on a variety of topics, with autographing sessions and book exhibits on the program as well.

Authors Berthe Amoss, Tony Johnston, Steven Kellogg and Peggy Rathmann are scheduled to speak.

The festival cost is $60. For information and registration forms contact Mary Berry, festival coordinator, by mail at P. O. Box 2236, Huntsville, TX 77341-2236, or by phone at (409) 294-1150 or (409) 294-1153 (fax).

Museum Volunteers Party

A party to welcome new and to thank veteran Huntsville Memorial Museum volunteers is scheduled from 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the museum's Walker Education Center.

Museum officials invite anyone interested in working with children and adults in the museum's historical and educational settings to attend the party.

For more information, and for those who plan to attend, contact (409) 294-3291.

State Senator to Speak at Luncheon

State Senator Steve Ogden will speak on "Higher Education Issues in the Texas Senate" at a March 4 luncheon sponsored by the Sam Houston State University chapter of the Texas Association of College Teachers (TACT).

Reservations for the luncheon, which begins at 11:30 a.m. in Room 312 of the Lowman Student Center, are due by Feb. 25. The luncheon cost is $7.15.

Those who would like to attend but not have lunch are welcome. The speech is scheduled to begin at noon.

For reservations of more information, call Freida Koeninger, treasurer of the SHSU chapter of TACT at (409) 294-1120.

Bilingual Education Scholarships Available

Awards for the 1998 fall semester are available to undergraduate students pursuing a bachelor's degree in bilingual education at Sam Houston State University.

The awards provide partial payment for tuition/fees, course textbooks and a monthly stipend, and are offered through SHSU's Project UpBEATT (United Program for Bilingual Educators as Teachers and Trainers). The project is funded by the U. S. Department of Education's Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs.

SHSU collaborates with the Aldine, Conroe and Cypress Fairbanks school districts to provide students practical experience as a paraprofessional or volunteer tutor while attending college full time.

For information or an interview, contact Michele R. Hewlett-Gomez, UpBEATT director, in the SHSU Department of Language, Literacy and Special Populations. Call (409) 294-1138 or (409) 294-1113.

Degree Application Deadline

Patricia Currie, associate registrar, has announced that Sam Houston State University students who anticipate graduating on Aug. 15, 1998, should file degree applications by March 6.

Contact the Registrar's Office in White Hall.


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Feb. 15, 1998

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