DATE:  February 23, 2007       
CONTACT: Marshall Collins 361.825.2427; or Steve Paschal 361.825.2336
Cultural Geographer Dr. Dan Arreola to Discuss South Texas as a Cultural Region at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

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WHO:             Dr. Dan Arreola, Cultural Geographer at Arizona State University
WHAT:           Lecture: “What Defines South Texas as a Distinct Cultural Region”  

WHEN:           Monday, March 5 at 9 a.m.

WHERE:         University Center, Lone Star Ballroom

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Dr. Daniel Arreola, cultural geographer at Arizona State University, will give an address on “What Defines South Texas as a Distinct Cultural Region” Monday, March 5 at 9 a.m. in the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi University Center, Lone Star Ballroom.

Arreola will address the issue of what it means to be a Hispanic Serving Institution and how administration, faculty, staff and students can use that designation to enhance excellence, increase retention, and improve graduation rates.

The lecture is sponsored by the Office of the Provost’s Hispanic Serving Institution Initiative, the Clearinghouse for Mexican-American Research, Title V/Trio and the Faculty Renaissance Center. For more information, contact Dr. Anthony Quiroz at 361.825.5985.