News Releases 2009

LETU to host Annual Reading Conference Friday Jan. 30

Mon, Jan 12 2009

LeTourneau University will host the annual Texas Association for the Improvement of Reading (TAIR) conference from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, in the Education Building on campus, 2100 S. Mobberly Ave. The event will focus on the importance of strong reading and writing skills for success in today’s fast-paced world. This year’s keynote speaker will be well-known author of numerous books for children and adults, Angela Hunt.
Hunt is well known to write for readers that expect the unexpected in novels. She is the bestselling author from 100 works ranging from picture books, The Tale of Three Trees, nonfiction books, Heavenly Crowns, and novels, Uncharted.
This conference is a regional event and is co-sponsored by the Texas Association for the Improvement of Reading. In addition, Ms. Barbara Cargill, State Board of Education member from District 8, will also be in attending as an afternoon speaker. Finally, the annual half-price Scholastic Book Fair will also be available during the day-long conference.
Pre-Registration, before Jan.15, at the TAIR event costs $40 and late registration costs $50. The tickets include a luncheon with the keynote speaker, morning and afternoon refreshments and drawings for door prizes from area merchants.    Student registration is $15.
For more information, contact TAIR coordinator Kathy Stephens at (903) 233-3878 or at tair-conference@letu.edu
Hunt will also be appearing at a book signing and a question and answer session from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. following the luncheon.