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WTAMU Honors Seminar to Share Secrets in Storytelling Presentation

April 30, 2013

COPY BY: Rana McDonald, 806-651-2129, rmcdonald@wtamu.edu

WTAMU Honors Seminar to Share Secrets in Storytelling Presentation

CANYON, Texas—The Honors Seminar in Storytelling at West Texas A&M University will share some secrets in a special presentation of “The Big Secret? Untold Stories that Unravel the Past” at 7 p.m. Friday, May 3 in the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex, Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

"The Big Secret? Untold Stories that Unravel the Past"The program for the evening is just as the title suggests: a big secret. Eight students in the seminar class will perform and let the secrets out of the bag. The honors seminar, taught by Dr. Trudy Hanson, head of the Department of Communication, focuses on the art of storytelling. Throughout the semester, students have been exploring their own family stories, using interviewing skills and website tools to learn their own family histories. They also were required to compile a family history photo book. Information they learned will be shared in the storytelling presentation, and the photo books the students published for the class will be on display. A reception follows the performance of “The Big Secret.”

Students who will be sharing secrets at the Friday night performance are listed by major and hometown.
Taylor Goodin, biology major
Audra Thurman, criminal justice major
Fort Sumner, N.M.
Katelyn Gunn, biochemistry major
Kayla Henderson, mathematics major
Ashley Davis, education major
Jonathan Picker, biochemistry/biotechnology  major
Karaganda, Kazakhstan
Vitaliy Skorodziyevskiy, general business/international emphasis major
Amanda Jones, social work major

For more information about “The Big Secret,” contact Hanson at 806-651-2800.



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