TOHA will hold its fourth annual conference on Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Commerce, Texas, on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce. TOHA President Eric L. Gruver, TAMU-C Honors Faculty, and Program Chair, Hayley Hasik, have prepared a day filled with informative presentations and exciting opportunities.
Hosts and sponsors for the conference are the TAMU-C East Texas War and Memory Project, Department of History, and Honors College. Headquarters for the conference is the Rayburn Student Center.
DIRECTIONS: On its web pages, TAMU-C furnishes instructions for reaching Commerce and the TAMU-C campus from all directions, as well as a Campus Map highlighting parking locations, the Rayburn Student Center, and the Alumni Center.
The conference starts at 8:15 a.m. When you arrive, check in at the welcome desk on the Student Center second floor and receive a nametag, program, and evaluation form. At 8:30 a.m., there is a brief opening welcome session, followed at 9:00 by the day’s first sessions. Eight panels, grouped into four concurrent sessions throughout the day, will highlight the outcomes of oral history research in presentations by scholars, educators, students, and history enthusiasts.
Sponsored refreshment breaks between sessions, morning and afternoon. afford opportunities to mingle with others who share your interest in oral history. At 4:00 p.m. everyone will gather for a brief, fun, wrap-up session. Registrants present for the wrap-up session are eligible for a drawing for some significant books on oral history and Texas history. You don’t want to miss that! Please complete your evaluation form before you leave to help us plan next year’s conference.
NOTE: There is no required pre-registration and no registration fee for the conference. You do not have to be a TOHA member to attend or present at the conference.
LUNCHEON: You are welcome to join other conference participants for an on-campus luncheon in the Alumni Center. All conference participants and guests are invited but reservations are required by April 15. The cost for the delicious lunch, catered by Luigi’s Italian Cafe, is a mere $5.00. To reserve your place(s) at the luncheon, send your name, contact information, and number of reservations to TOHA@Baylor.edu or call Lois Myers at 254-710-6285. You may pay for your reservation at the welcome desk when you pick up your nametag or you may mail your cash/check to TOHA, 1 Bear Place Unit 97271, Waco, TX 76798-7271. TOHA can accept only cash or check, no credit card payments.
See you soon in Commerce!
To ask questions, e-mail TOHA@baylor.edu.