Friday, October 8, 2010

Community Info, Happenings, and Local Stuff

  • There is currently a local campaign to raise awareness for driving while distracted, like driving while texting. A local woman shares her story at and has a blog
  • The Association of Former Students has a new area on the second floor of the Clayton Williams Jr. Alumni Center (on the corner of Dexter and George Bush across from the institude) that has great displays about being an Aggie. You can learn Aggie yells and even record yourself leading all of Kyle Field in a yell, along with other interactive exhibits. It's free and open whenever the building is open.
  • The Sam Houston Sanders Corps Center has an exhibit of the history of the Corps of Cadets and the Aggie Band plus the Metzger gun collection. See the history of Reveille, the yell leaders, and the military history at A&M. Free admission, check
  • The Forsyth Center Galleries are usually located in the MSC on campus but because of the MSC renovation, it is temporarily located in downtown Bryan. The MSC Forsyth Center Galleries, one of Texas A&M University’s art museums, is home to the Bill and Irma Runyon Art Collections. These collections contain a world-class collection of English Cameo glass, Tiffany and Steuben glass, and other important 19th and 20th century art glass. Also included are an important collection of American paintings including works by The Eight, Winslow Homer, Childe Hassam, Thomas Moran, and Frederic Remington. Free admission
  • Chemistry/Physics/Engineering Festival that would be a ton of fun for any families with preschool or school age children. October 23rd

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