Summertime at Austin College brings a different pace to most all aspects of College life. First Lady Cece O’Day switches into “summer reading mode” as she welcomes a little space in her schedule for leisure reading.
In August, she invites area women to join Austin College’s Women Get Connected group at The President’s Home for “An Evening of Mysteries” to discuss the genre and share some of her top picks. The event, on August 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., costs $15 and includes hors d’oevres and wine. The President’s Home is at 921 N. Grand Avenue in Sherman.
“Mysteries are my favorites! A successful mystery has to provide all of the context so you learn a lot about the setting—both time period and location. I am a re-read–even of mysteries. I may know the solution already, but I want to visit the characters,” she said. Some of her favorite mystery authors include Dorothy Sayers, Agatha Christie, Anne Perry, and Austin College alumna Deborah Crombie ’76.
Texoma Women Get Connected brings together women who support Austin College and celebrate the College’s legacy of global education, leadership, and service. They meet to exchange ideas, network, and empower women by supporting education. For more information about WGC or to register or “An Evening of Mysteries,” contact Ginger Nye, director of Center for Community & Regional at email@example.com.
Austin College, a private national liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas, has earned a reputation for excellence in academic preparation, international study, pre-professional foundations, leadership development, committed faculty, and hands-on, adventurous learning opportunities. One of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope’s influential book Colleges That Change Lives, Austin College boasts a welcoming community that embraces diversity and individuality, with 46 percent of students identifying as persons of color. The residential student body of approximately 1,300 students and more than 100 expert faculty members allow a 13:1 student-faculty ratio and personalized attention. Austin College is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA) and cultivates an inclusive atmosphere that supports students’ faith journeys regardless of religious tradition. Founded in 1849, the College is the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original name and charter.