Scholars to address regional themes at Lunch & Learn

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Pictured: Luke McCraw, Vanessajane Bayna, Alison Majors, and Perla Guzman

By: Dr. Andrew Yox, Honors Director

Those interested in learning more about cutting-edge issues relating to the history of Texas are welcome to a free Lunch & Learn at the Mount Pleasant Library, Thursday, 22 February, 12:15-1:15 p.m.  The series of presentations will occur in the library’s community room, with free pizza, salad, drinks, and dessert to all who RSVP with Dr. Andrew Yox at by 5 p.m. on 21 February.

The donors of Honors Northeast, the honors program at NTCC, have again made this Lunch & Learn possible.  This will be the fifth annual session of the series which began in 2018, and resumed in 2021, after a two-year gap due to COVID-19.

The NTCC scholars who will present have all been accepted for other presentation venues this spring in College Station, and/or Oklahoma State.  The presenters and topics include:  Luke McCraw, this year’s film scholar, who will tell the story of how the traveling preachers of early Texas infiltrated into what was becoming a very secular society before 1835;  Alison Majors, who will address the common stereotype about how Texas became a center of immigration, but will instead show how the state has encouraged the exodus of undesirable groups; Perla Guzman,  who will interpret her pioneering history of physicians in Texas, and Vanessajane Bayna, who will cover the political history of modern Texas from the standpoint of the state’s problem with toxification.

Guests are welcome to ask questions and participate in the discussions at the conclusion of each presentation. Anyone with questions about the event are welcome to write Dr. Yox using the email above.