Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Book Signing with Dr. Bob Maninger (Sat., Feb. 4)

Hey, readers! This Saturday, you can catch Dr. Bob Maninger at Hastings from 1 - 3p. He will have two books on hand: Flint and Antlers.

Bob is currently an assistant professor at SHSU. His wife, local artist Edie Wells, does the cover art for his novels. If you would like more info on Bob, you can view his website here: www.bobmaninger.com.

If you can't make it to the book signing, you can purchase the novels on amazon.com. There may be another book signing in the works as well. We'll keep you posted as we get more info.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Tree Sale! (Sat., Feb. 4)

Walker County Proud Communities is sponsoring a tree sale on Sat., Feb. 4 from 8a - noon. The sale will take place at Walker County Storm Shelter (455 SH 75 N). There will be about 2,500 trees for sale. Official flier:

Friday, January 20, 2012

Docs for Doc Fundraiser

Event: Docs for Doc Fundraiser
Date: February 4, 2012
Time: 5:00pm -8:00pm
Location: Walker County Fairgrounds
Cost: TBA

Doc Holiday, a longtime resident of Huntsville and very recognizable KSAM personality, was recently diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. On February 4th, KSAM, along with other organizations and businesses in town, will be sponsoring a fundraiser at the Walker County Fairgrounds to honor Doc Holiday’s retirement and to also raise money to alleviate the medical costs for Doc and his family.

There will be lots of BBQ, desserts, music with Variety Sounds and possibly local bands, a raffle, and an auction. KSAM is currently collecting items for the auction. If you would like to donate an item or money to this cause, please call the KSAM office at 936-295-2651. Any donation or help would be greatly appreciated!

This event is still in the planning stages. Ticket costs have not been announced. We will update this article when that information is released.

Planetarium Series: "Extreme Planets"

Event: Planetarium: “Extreme Planets”
Date: January 27, 2012 at 7:00pm
Location: Farrington Building Room 102

The Physics Department will be kicking off the planetarium series program on January 27th with “Extreme Planets.” This program will demonstrate the tools and techniques astronomers use to discover planets orbiting around other stars, and it will also examine the possible environments on some of these planets.

The SHSU Planetarium contains the Mediaglobe I projector, which allows visitors to take a virtual journey through space. It also allows its guest to see the night sky as it would appear to someone in any part of the world, how it appeared in the past, and how it will look in the future. The best part about this is that it is FREE and open to the public. You don’t have to be a SHSU student to appreciate the beauty and wonders of the deep space!
For more information contact:
Michael Prokosch: Physics Department staff assistant (936) 294-3664