Monday, February 10, 2014

Turkey: Tradition & Transformation 2014, February 28

Presented by Public Partnership & Outreach, Office of the Provost at Texas A&M University
and The Raindrop Foundation College Station & Houston


Date: Friday, February 28, 2014

Time: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Location: General Services Complex, 750 Agronomy Road, College Station, TX 77843

Fee: $50.00 Includes curriculum materials & lunch

CPE/GT/ESL Credit for Texas Teachers: 6 hours

Online Registration for K-12 Teachers & Administrators, University Faculty & Staff:

Online Registration for TAMU Students:


For additional information, contact Dr. Martha Green at 979-862-6700 or
or visit:

Conference Agenda


9:00         Atatürk to Erdogan: Reshaping Turkey through Reform
                 Dr. Sena Karasipahi, International Studies, Texas A&M University

10:00        The Impact of Islam on Turkish Culture
                  Dr. Mark Thomas, Blinn College, Department of Philosophy

11:00        Becoming Visible: Women in Turkish Society

                 Sümeyra Tosun, Texas A&M University, Department of Psychology

12:00       Turkish Cultural Presentation & Lunch

12:45        Let’s Go to Turkey: Educators Trip Overview

                  Mr. Mehmet Okumus, President/CEO

                  Raindrop Foundation, Houston


  1:30         Greetings from the Turkish Vice Counsel
                  Mr. Abdullah Topcu

   2:00        Turkey in Transformation: The Way Ahead
Panel Presentation followed by a Q&A Session
                  Political system, Foreign policy, Economy, Society

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

TAGE Survey: HB 5 Campus Implementation

The Texas Alliance for Geographic Education is surveying campuses on plans to implement education reforms outlined in House Bill 5. Please spend a couple of minutes to complete the survey.