Nonprofit Symposium for Area Professionals, Volunteers

Nonprofit Symposium for Area Professionals, Volunteers

SHERMAN, Texas—Austin College welcomes nonprofit professionals and volunteers to the 2018 Nonprofit Symposium to learn about grant writing, public policy, and fiduciary responsibility. The event is Friday, April 27, from 8 a.m. to noon in Wright Campus Center, Room 254. The morning sessions are free and open to the public but registration is required at https://www.picatic.com/athena2018 by Wednesday, April 25. 

The theme of the morning continues at the ATHENA Awards luncheon that follows, with a keynote address by Kate Murphy, senior child welfare policy associate at Texas Care for Children in Austin and a 2009 graduate of Austin College. Symposium attendees may sign up, $25 per person, at the symposium registration site for the luncheon where the 2018 ATHENA Leadership Award and ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award will be announced. The luncheon is scheduled from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Wright Campus Center’s Mabee Hall.

Symposium Schedule:

 

Texoma Earth Day Festival 2018

Texoma Earth Day Festival 2018

The Texoma Earth Day Festival offers a family friendly event with something for everyone.
Key Note Address with Dan Phillips of The Phoenix Commotion is at 11:00 inside the Municipal Ballroom.

Workshops on Monarch Butterfly Way Stations, Creating Power Banks from Dead Laptop Batteries, Downsizing and Reducing Your Environmental Footprint, and the Leave No Trace program.

  • Entertainment all day with the Oliver White solo acoustic performance at 12:00.
  • Children’s Activities include making things from recycled materials and nature awareness.
  • Trashion Fashion is open to the public and takes the stage at 3:00.
  • Hybrid and other fuel efficient cars on the parking lot.
  • Vendors, displays, demonstrations. Blood Drive at the blood mobile on Pecan St.
  • Recycling on the parking lot south of Sherman City Hall. Times and restrictions for each recycling event are on our website.  Items that will be accepted for recycling.

THIS IS A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT!
Have no fear, there is a rain plan!
We will go forward with recycling, children’s activities, Key Note address, workshops and entertainment. If necessary, workshops and entertainment will be moved indoors.
We do not have a place indoors to place vendors. We will be flexible with late set up, early break down, etc. Some vendors may opt out, many have called and said they will be there and will work around it.

Native American Concert

Native American Concert

Lisa Cheryl Thomas has performed internationally as well as in various venues throughout the United States, including Edmonton, Alberta and St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada and Cuzco, and Lima, Peru as a 2017 Fulbright Scholar, the Smithsonian NMAI, Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.  She has earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree and her research and lecture recitals regarding Native American Classical Piano Repertoire have awakened a new enthusiasm and interest in this music.   Read more….