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Education

Erik Jonsson Book Review & Reception

Join us at the Texins Activity Center to hear a presentation by the noted author, Darwin Payne, on the life and times of TI Founder, Erik Jonsson. For the past several years, Dr. Payne has researched the life of Jonsson, using materials from the extensive Erik Jonsson Papers at SMU, as well as TI’s Historical Archives, also located at the DeGolyer Library at SMU. In addition, there were many interviews with the Jonsson family, civic leaders in Dallas, and others to fill in the story of this remarkable TI leader. Dr.

Peace Corps Volunteer Linda Smittle

Don't miss this chance to welcome home Linda Smittle and hear about her two-year adventure in serving with the Peace Corps in Ghana.  Linda was the TIAA Volunteer of the Year in 2011, and she brings a unique perspective on things to do after retirement!

Please be sure to register so we may have a count.  We want to be sure to have plenty of seats.

Social Media Seminar

What is social media and how is it relevant to me?  Do I need accounts on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter – what’s the primary difference between these sites?  What about Pinterest, FourSquare, Skype and Tumbler?  What are sensible safe practices to follow when going online and posting information?  Should I upgrade to a smart phone?  A tablet?  Or some other communication gadget – and how do I decide which one is best for me?  How do I learn to use all the fancy features of the device?

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