GREAT PLAINS HONORS COUNCIL April 7-8, 2006 Co-hosted by
Texas Tech University
Lubbock Christian University On the Texas Tech University Campus
The conference hotel is the Clarion (formerly the Sheraton Four Points), located at the corner of Avenue Q and Mac Davis Lane (Fifth Street).
How to get there If you are arriving by air the hotel offers limited shuttle service in an 8-passenger van. If you have a small group, call the hotel from the airport and plan to wait for about 30 minutes if the van is available. If you are impatient or have a larger group, an alternate is to arrange a pick-up with one of the local limousine services. Taxis are also available and sometimes are waiting for a fare at the airport. Cost to ride from the airport to the hotel should run around $15.00.
White Knights Limousine (806) 771-5466
Limousines of Lubbock (806) 743-5466
Royal Coach Towne Car Service (806) 795-3688
Yellow Cab (806) 765-7777
If you are driving, the hotel is easy to find.
From the north or from the airport follow I-27 to the Avenue Q exit (6A). This exit will take you directly to the hotel. The second stop light is Fourth Street. The hotel is one block beyond on the left (east) side.
From the south or southeast (US 84 or US 87) the easiest route is to get on I-27 north and follow it to the Fourth Street Exit. Follow Fourth Street west to Avenue Q (approximately one mile) and turn left. The hotel will be one block from the intersection on the left.
From the east (US 62, US 82, or Texas 114) follow US 82, which becomes Fourth Street. Turn left at Avenue Q and proceed one block. The hotel will be on your left.
From the west, US 84 intersects with Avenue Q. Follow Avenue Q one block to Fourth Street. Go straight one block. The hotel will be on the left. If you are coming in on US 62, US 82, or Texas 114, there is a large freeway project that has disrupted traffic flow. Follow US 82 to Fourth Street, proceed to Avenue Q. Turn right on Avenue Q. The hotel is one block south on the left.
Getting to the university. From the Clarion Hotel, the easiest way to get to Texas Tech University is to turn left (south) on Avenue Q. Follow Avenue Q to Broadway. Turn right (west) on Broadway. This street leads directly to the main entrance of the university. Pass through the entrance and drive to the first stop sign. Turn left and go two blocks. The Student Union is the large building on the right. The lot in front of the Student Union is a pay lot, but we have reserved 25 spaces for Friday from 5:30-8:00. Pick up a parking permit when you register and park in the reserved area (southwest part of the lot).
The Soapsuds Room and the Playa Room are both on the second floor. The Escondido Theatre is in the basement across from the lower level of the Texas Tech University Book Store (Barnes & Noble).
Light food will be provided after the opening session in the Escondido Theatre for those attending the GPHC business meeting in the Soapsuds Room and also for students at the Student Recreation Center. Transportation between the Student Union and the Student Recreation Center and return from the Student Recreation Center to the hotel will be provided. We will also provide transportation back to the hotel after the business meeting.
Shuttle service between the Clarion Hotel and the Education Building on the Texas Tech University campus will begin at 7:30 on Saturday morning. Anyone scheduled for an 8 a.m. session should plan to catch the first ride to campus. For those with transportation, free parking is available on the east side of the Education Building.
Transportation will also be provided to the Silent Wings Museum and Spirit Ranch on Saturday evening.
Things to See in Lubbock For those with an interest in music, the Buddy Holly Center (19th Street at Buddy Holly Avenue) contains memorabilia from the life of the famed Rock and Roll singer.
The Walk of Fame (statue of Buddy Holly and plaques honoring local singers) is located just off Avenue Q on 8th Street, within easy walking distance from the Clarion Hotel.
American Wind Power Center, in MacKenzie Park between Broadway and 19th Street, has an outstanding collection of antique windmills, many of which are on display outside the center. Inside, the center features additional windmills, along with information on windmill history and engineering.
Ranching Heritage Center, on the Texas Tech University campus off Fourth Street features over 20 vintage buildings dating from the early 1800s to the early 1900s. The center is laid out with paths so visitors may visit the individual buildings. On weekends docents are stationed in most of the buildings to discuss their history.
Museum of Texas Tech University, also on the TTU campus off Fourth Street, is a general purpose museum with holdings in natural history, paleontology, history, archaeology and anthropology, and art. The Diamond M collection has paintings and sculptures by the famous Western artist, Fredrick Remington.
Lubbock Lake Landmark, located west of University Avenue on the access road west of the intersection with Loop 289, has a visitors center with artifacts from a 12,000-year history of human occupation in the South Plains area.
SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE Friday, April 7, 2006 Registration
2:00-5:00 p.m. (Sheraton Four Points Hotel/Clarion)
Mr Schermbeck is a documentary film maker who co-filmed “Larry vs Lockney” with Mark Birnbaum. This film tells the story of Larry Tannahill the parent of a Lockney high school student who rose up to challenge the school district’s student drug-testing policy. Mr Schermbeck will show the film (about 50 minutes) and discuss some issues related to the production of the film. 8:30-9:30 p.m., GPHC Business Meeting, Soapsuds Room, Student Union (sandwich fixings and other food will be provided) 8:30-12:00, Student activities in the Texas Tech University Student Recreation Center (available only to registered conference participants—registration will be available at the Student Recreation Center from 8:30-10:00 p.m. The climbing wall and other recreational sports activity areas will be open, salsa instruction will be offered, and sandwich fixings and other food will be available free of charge for conference participants. Return transportation to the conference hotel and other campus area and downtown hotels will be available. Saturday, April 8, 2006 8:00 a.m.-3:10 p.m.
Oral paper presentations and workshops. Education Building, Texas Tech University 8:00-9:00 a.m. Session A
Silent Wings Museum Visit (Off I-27 ¼ mile north of Farm Road 2641—take Regis Street Exit (8) and proceed north past the stop sign on I-27 access road. Look for sings to FAA and General Aviation. The museum is in the old airport terminal building, easily identified by the old control tower structure)
Transportation provided for those without a vehicle. 7:00-9:00 p.m.
GPHC Annual Banquet
Spirit Ranch (Farm Road 2641, ½ mile west of Silent Wings Museum)
Transportation provided for those without a vehicle. OPENING SESSIONS AND EVENTS Friday, April 7, 2006 5:30-6:30 p.m. Student Union Playa Room,
Nick Flynn (convener), Angelo State University, Guy Litton, Texas Woman’s University, Chris Wellerton, Abilene Christian University, John Britt, Lee College, David Lawless, Tulsa Community College, Gary Bell, Texas Tech University
Opening Plenary Session. Escondido Theatre, Student Union, Texas Tech University
Jim Schermbeck, Larry vs Lockney
Mr Schermbeck is a documentary film maker who co-filmed “Larry vs Lockney” with Mark Birnbaum. This film tells the story of Larry Tannahill the parent of a Lockney high school student who rose up to challenge the school district’s student drug-testing policy. Mr Schermbeck will show the film (about 50 minutes) and discuss some issues related to the production of the film. 8:30-9:30 p.m. Student Union, Soapsuds Room
GPHC Business Meeting 8:30 p.m.-12:00 a.m. Student Recreation Center
Recreational activities in the Texas Tech University Student Recreation Center (available only to registered conference participants—registration will be available at the Student Recreation Center from 8:30-10:00 p.m. The climbing wall and other recreational sports activity areas will be open, salsa dance instruction will be offered, and sandwich fixings and other food will be available free of charge for conference participants. Return transportation to the conference hotel and other campus area and downtown hotels will be available
Saturday, April 8, 20006 INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP ORAL PRESENTATIONS 8:00-9:00 a.m. Education Building, Texas Tech University Session A-01 International Education 153 8:00-8:20 Meredith Ghrist, John Brown University
Democracy and Culture Wed 8:20-8:40 Alexis Crawford, San Jacinto College Central
The Demise of a Nation: The Effects of War, Famine, and Disease on Africa's Economy
8:40-9:00 Theresa Zekich and Nobel Macaden, Oral Roberts University
Hamas: Its Future and Why it Poses Such a Grave Threat Session A -02 History Education 156 8:00-8:20 Owen Carr, John Brown University
History: A Guide to Humanity? 8:20-8:40 Larissa Jordan, John Brown University
Reconstructing Gender Roles in the Middle Ages: Hildegard of Bingen on Human Sexuality
8:40-9:00 Jay Middleton, Johnson County Community College
Psychological Factors That Influence Both Anti- Homosexual Social Policies & Movements Session A-03 Science and Mathematics Education 164 8:00-8:20 Brian Armstrong, Montgomery College
It Took a Genius 8:20-8:40 Kirsten Jones, Brazosport College
The Other History of Calculus 8:40-9:00 Dale Horine, University of Arkansas—Fort Smith