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"Connections: Information Transfer Between People"

STEM/STEAM advocate Talithia Williams has been selected to round out Cameron University’s 11th academic festival, “Connections: Information Transfer Between People.” Williams will share her expertise through a series of Zoom sessions on Thursday, March 25, 2021.

Following afternoon sessions for students, Williams will hold a Zoom presentation at 7:30 p.m. that evening.

Those interested in viewing the live presentation can access it by following this Zoom link,, on their computer or mobile device.

Realizing that some individuals may not have the necessary access to technology or are unfamiliar with the Zoom process, Cameron University has arranged for a public viewing of Williams’ presentation in the University Theatre that evening. Tickets are available for the viewing session, but must be reserved in advance on the Cameron University website. There is no cost for tickets. Seating in the theatre is limited to 60 individuals, so the public is strongly encouraged to register as soon as possible.

About the Festival

Cameron’s academic festival series is a dynamic, privately funded, year-long symposium that explores topics worthy of in-depth study. Through a series of presentations by nationally recognized speakers, Festival XI has considered three distinct aspects of the “Connections: Information Transfer Between People” 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,” said 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 have examined effective ways of communication that will strength the interactions between individuals and organizations.”

Other nationally acclaimed experts during Festival XI have included mental health advocate Frank Warren and generational expert Lynne Lancaster, each of whom shared their expertise and perspectives.

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 - appearing virtually on Thursday, March 25, 2021, 7:30 p.m., University Theatre

Please complete this form to request tickets to see author and STEM advocate Talithia Williams, who will appear in a special Zoom presentation. Seating in the University Theatre is limited to 60 participants. Tickets will not be mailed. Tickets will be available at the will call booth at the theatre beginning at 7 p.m.

I am a:
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1) I understand that seating will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
2) I understand that if I and/or my guests have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been exposed to individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the two weeks prior to the event, those individuals should NOT attend the presentation.
3) I understand that attendees are required to wear a face-covering (mask or shield) and that social distancing will be in place.
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 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.