Advocate Editorial Board opinion: Next season brings talent to Crossroads

By the Advocate Editorial Board
Sept. 26, 2013 at 4:26 a.m.

Victoria College has contributed much to Victoria. VC has partnered with the community to bring in amazing speakers, offer services and scholarships and help attract economic development by offering quality education.

One of the annual events VC offers is the Lyceum Lecture Series. Every year, the college brings in nationally and internationally recognized speakers to share their knowledge, experiences and inspiration with VC and the Victoria community. Every lecture is open to the public and is often standing-room only.

In the 2013-14 season, the Victoria College Lyceum website lists four speakers who will be coming to Victoria: • Jennifer Worick, a blogger and author of "Things I Want to Punch in the Face" and "The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Dating & Sex," will be speaking at the Victoria College Student Center at noon Thursday.

• Nicholas Wade, a New York Times science reporter and author of "Before the Dawn," will speak at the Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts at 7 p.m. Nov. 12.

• Wes Moore, author of "The Other Wes Moore" and host of the Oprah Winfrey Network's "Beyond Belief," will speak at the Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts at noon Feb. 13.

• Missy Cummings, one of the Navy's first female fighter pilots and a MIT expert on drone technology, will speak at the Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts at 7 p.m. April 17.

We encourage members of the community to attend at least one, if not all of these lectures. The Lyceum Lecture Series is a popular event that has received overwhelming community response in the past. We hope the next season will be just as popular and well attended.

Victoria College's Lyceum Lecture Series and the University of Houston-Victoria's American Book Review Reading Series have brought some amazing and talented speakers to Victoria over the years. Many of them present once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for residents to listen to and meet people who are nationally and internationally known. We hope the Lyceum series continues for many years to come, and we look forward to hearing what this season's speakers have to say.

This editorial reflects the views of the Victoria Advocate's editorial board.



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