WHAT: Opening ceremony and news conference for the Texas Family Literacy Center (Seating is limited and the event is not open to public). Texas First Lady Laura Bush will open the state’s first university-based family literacy center, which will help enhance the knowledge and instructional resources available to literacy educators statewide. (QandA for media; photo opportunities of experts, children and parents.)
WHERE: Dean’s Conference Room, Room 238, the George I. Sánchez Building, College of Education, corner of Speedway and Martin Luther King Blvd.
WHEN: 11 a.m. Tuesday (April 27)
WHO: Texas First Lady Laura Bush; UT System Chancellor William Cunningham; Sharon Darling, president, National Center for Family Literacy; UT Austin President Larry R. Faulkner; Peggy Freedson González, co-director, the Texas Center for Family Literacy; Dr. Manuel J. Justiz, dean, UT College of Education; Dr. Marilyn Kameen, associate dean for academic affairs and research, UT College of Education; Dr. Mike Moses, Texas Commissioner of Education; Dr. Lorie Ochoa, co-director, the Texas Center for Family Literacy; Dr. Sharon Vaughn, director, the Texas Center for Reading and Language Arts; and Toni Williams, director, Austin Learning Academy, and representative children and parents who have benefited from literacy programs.
CONTACT: Chuck Halloran, College of Education, (512) 471-7255.