DATE:  April 18, 2007       
CONTACT: Dr. David Mead 361.825.2360; or Steve Paschal 361.825.2336    
2007 Haas Writing Awards to Recognize Writing Talents of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi English Students

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WHO: Undergraduate and Graduate English Students at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Keynote Speaker Dr. Oscar De Los Santos

2007 Haas Writing Awards

WHEN:  Thursday, April 19 at 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Center for Instruction, Room 128

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The winners of the 2006-2007 Haas Writing Awards will be honored at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19 in the Center for Instruction, Room 128.

The awards presented by the English Department at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi recognize both undergraduate and graduate students for outstanding writing. The awards are made possible through a donation by Paul and Mary Haas.

Dr. Oscar De Los Santos, a noted scholar and author at Western Connecticut State University, will speak on “Writing in the 21st Century:  A Scribe-of-All-Trade’s Perspective.” A native of Corpus Christi and a graduate of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, De Los Santos received his Ph.D. from Ohio State University.  He is the author of Hardboiled Egg, Spirits of Texas and New England, and co-author of Infinite Wonderlands with Dr. David Mead, chairperson of the English Department at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.