"Connections: Information Transfer Between People"

Cameron University has selected “Connections: Information Transfer Between People” as the theme for its 11th academic festival, a dynamic, privately funded, year-long symposium that explores a topic worthy of in-depth study. Through a series of presentations by nationally recognized speakers, Cameron will consider three distinct aspects of the festival theme: social interactions, workplace and medicine.

“With the proliferation of social media, blogs, and virtual meetings, clear and concise communication is at risk to become a lost art,” says Cameron University President John McArthur. “The breakdown between individuals – whether they are private citizens, politicians, members of the media, corporate executives or public figures – can be detrimental to society as a whole. During Academic Festival XI, we will examine effective ways of communication that will strength the interactions between individuals and organizations.”

Nationally acclaimed experts will headline Academic Festival XI. Mental health advocate Frank Warren, generational expert Lynne Lancaster, and STEM/STEAM advocate Talithia Williams will share their expertise and perspectives in a series of individual speaking engagements.

The McCasland Foundation of Duncan is the primary sponsor of “”Connections: Information Transfer Between People.” Over the years, financial support for the Academic Festivals has come from the McCasland/Amquest Bank Endowed Chair, established by the McCasland Foundation in 1989. Additional funding for this year’s festival is provided by the Cameron University Foundation and through Cameron University Lectures and Concerts Series.

“Connections: Information Transfer Between People” continues Cameron’s popular series of Academic Festivals. Cameron’s first Academic Festival, “Year of the Renaissance,” took place in 1991-92. Themes of previous Academic Festivals included cultural diversity; science and technology; bridging the millennium; globalization and the human experience; health and wellness; the country of Afghanistan, an in-depth study of the challenges and opportunities presented by sustainability, and, most recently, a look at American identities in the 21st century.

Festival XI ticket request - Talithia Williams - Thursday, March 25, 2021, 7:30 p.m., Aggie Gym

Please complete this form to request tickets to see author and STEM advocate Talithia Williams. Tickets ordered by March 15 can be mailed at the request of the patron. Tickets ordered after March 15 must be picked up between March 17 and March 25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the CU Office of Public Affairs, Room 150 of the Administration Building.
(Please note: Students who plan to attend the 3 p.m. campus session do not need a ticket. The afternoon session is open to students and faculty only.)

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4) In the event that I am unable to use the tickets requested, I will contact the CU Office of Public Affairs at 580-581-2211 or publicaffairs@cameron.edu to cancel the tickets so they can be made available to other patrons.

Thank you for your interest in Cameron University's Academic Festival XI. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, March 25, 2021.