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Faith Matters: Dr. Aliza Wong


Dr. Aliza Wong is the Associate Dean of the Honors College, and Associate Professor of History and the Director of European Studies at Texas Tech University. She is the guest on this episode of Faith Matters.

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Thomas Mann practices stacking upside down plastic cups upward in a pyramid shape. Then he unstacks them. Quickness in each direction and improving his times are the goals. The 11-year-old has only been cup stacking since early 2017, learning most of his technique from watching on YouTube. At the Mann home in south Lubbock, the hollow, rapid kerplunking sound coming from Thomas’ bedroom is a regular happening.

Lubbock Chorale
Lubbock Chorale Facebook Page

The Lubbock Chorale is presenting a concert this weekend and its music is all about Venice. Dr. John Hollins, Artistic Director of the Lubbock Chorale, visits with The Front Row to share more about the event.

Tell us about this entity as opposed to your duties at the school of music.

“There has been some action on every item that’s been brought up, either planning hasn’t been implemented, a time frame for the when the next steps may be taken, but I can assure you, it’s just not sitting in a drawer,” Lawrence Schovanec, Texas Tech’s President, says.

Before becoming the university’s 16th president in 2016, he taught in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Like all faculty, he was required to have office hours, where he’d meet and discuss academic issues with students. He’s now decided to carry that notion into his role as head of the university.
 

Flatlands DanceTheatre Facebook Page

The Flatlands DanceTheatre is giving a performance this weekend that fits perfectly with Mother’s Day. Ali Duffy, associate professor of dance, joins the Front Row to give more information.

Tell us about how Flatlands DanceTheatre is different from the school of dance and what it actually does.

West Texas Education Project Facebook Page.

A graduate student at the Texas Tech University School of Theatre and Dance launched a collaborative project between the school of theatre and dance, Odessa College and Odessa’s Globe Theatre. Alec Williams, graduate student, visits with the Front Row to talk about that collaboration.

Tell us about you and your background, and what brought you to Texas Tech.

Dr. Aliza Wong is the Associate Dean of the Honors College, and Associate Professor of History and the Director of European Studies at Texas Tech University. She is the guest on this episode of Faith Matters.

Jack Sacco with his book, "Where the Birds Never Sing."
Kaysie Ellingson

Jack Sacco’s telling of his father’s World War II service is a story replete with honor and horror. In “Where the Birds Never Sing,” Sacco details Joe Sacco’s time with the 92nd Signal Battalion and General George Patton’s Third Army as Allied forces pushed through France and Germany. But it was Joe’s arrival at Dachau in 1945 that left an indelible mark on both father and son.

Emily Wilkinson and Lindsey Maestri
Kaysie Ellingson

The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts is initiating a new event that aims to expose more people to Lubbock’s Art. This Saturday kicks off the Art Ride LBK, a once-a-month community bike tour of public art. Lindsey Maestri, Community Engagement Manager at LHUCA and Emily Wilkinson, Public Art Director at Texas Tech University, join the Front Row to talk about the event.

Tell us about the project that LHUCA is starting.

Maestri: We are launching Art Ride LBK, which will be an art tour of downtown and the depot district, via bicycle.

On this special two-part episode of Faith Matters, Tom McGovern talks with T.J. Patterson and his daughter, Shelia Patterson-Harris, who reflect on his life as told in the new book, Equal Opportunity Hero: T.J. Patterson's Service to West Texas.

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Apr 30, 2018

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