Graduate School

AISD chief shares thoughts on new gig

Wed, Mar 18, 2015 - 9:42am

Fred Collie was born to serve and protect if ever anyone was.

Oh sure, like many folks, the new Aledo ISD Chief of Police dabbled at other things before realizing what profession he was put on this earth for. He was in the Army, he competed in rodeo. Even now, he wears a few different hats - teaching and even working on his doctor's degree, but one look at his resume, and it's obvious what he was destined for.

Collie came to the AISD in February after having most recently been the chief deputy in the Dallas County Constable's Office, Precinct 5.

Collie's resume also includes:


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BMSO to perform fourth Rush Hour Concert

Tue, Mar 10, 2015 - 12:30am

The Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra will perform the fourth and final concert in the Rush Hour series featuring Lisa Bost-Sandberg and Eva Polgar at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church. 

Principal flutist Bost-Sandberg and guest pianist Eva Polgar have worked together for three years, and their program is titled "International Inspiration."

Bost-Sandberg is the instructor of flute and composition at University of Mary and Polgar is a Teach Fellow from the University of North Texas, where she is pursuing a doctoral degree. 

The Rush Hour Concerts are free of charge. For more information,...

Butterfield announces expanded youth programs

Wed, Feb 11, 2015 - 11:31am

Butterfield Stage, Gainesville and Cooke Counties’ Community Theater, has announced an exciting expansion of its Youth Theater Program for ages five through 18. The objective of the multifaceted program is to provide an outlet and opportunity for these students to expand and apply their personalities in a theatrical setting.

Shannon Lunsford Rivoire will join the theater team as the youth theater director. Her experience, background and education will provide the highest quality training for the participants. Shannon currently resides in Sanger with her husband and 18 year old son. She was involved in numerous productions...

Creative writing program hosts award-winning authors

Fri, Jan 30, 2015 - 11:29am

Six national award-winning authors, two of whom are on Fresno State’s creative writing faculty, will be presenting their literary works to the public every Friday at 7 p.m. in the Alice Peters Auditorium for the next two months.

The series began last Friday with author Chelsea Wagenaar, an instructor and doctoral fellow in poetry at the University of North Texas. Wagenaar read from her Philip Levine prize-winning poetry collection “Mercy Spurs the Bone.”

Communication specialist for the master of fine arts program in creative writing, Jefferson Beavers hopes people attending the spring series will be engaged by the...

Imported Beavers, Minks Threaten Biodiversity in Southern Chile

Thu, Jan 22, 2015 - 12:21pm

The proliferation of beavers and minks at Chile’s southern tip – a legacy of a failed attempt to establish a fur industry – threatens biodiversity in one of the world’s most pristine corners, ecologist Ramiro Crego told Efe.Both species, neither of them native to the Southern Hemisphere, were introduced in Tierra del Fuego in the mid-20th century.Some animals escaped and others were released from derelict breeding farms and have become “a devastating plague” for the environment, according to Crego, a doctoral student in biology at the University of North Texas.“In 1946 Argentine entrepreneurs released about 50 Canadian beavers in...