Reservations available for UNT Honors College's Great Conversations dinner

Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 09:36

What:       Great Conversations — The annual signature event for the University of North Texas Honors College. Dinner will be served in small groups, with the tables hosted by conversation leaders who are experts in their fields    

 

 When:      Feb. 25 (Tuesday), beginning at 6 p.m.

 

Where:     Clubroom of UNT’s Apogee Stadium, 1251 S. Bonnie Brae St. in Denton

 

Cost:        $65 for individual tickets. Tickets may be purchased online at the event’s website.

 

Contact:   Diana Dunklau in the UNT Honors College at 940-565-2474 or diana.dunklau@unt.edu.

 

DENTON (UNT), Texas — From an artist of vibrant cowgirl paintings and a member of the Cowgirl Hall of Fame to entrepreneurs and writers, Dallas-Fort Worth and Denton residents who are experts in their fields will act as table hosts during Great Conversations, which is sponsored by University of North Texas Honors College.

Great Conversations is the college’s annual signature event. Those who attend are served dinner in groups of eight. A conversation leader presides over each table and interacts with those at his or her table by discussing a specific topic.

Dinner tickets cost $65 per person. Participants choose from 30 conversation leaders when they go to the Honors College website to buy tickets, indicating their first, second and third choices. Proceeds from the event directly benefit Honors College students by supporting scholarships and programming.

This year’s Great Conversations begins at 6 p.m. in the clubroom of UNT’s Apogee Stadium, which is located at 1251 S. Bonnie Brae St. The 30 conversation leaders include:

Texas Monthly executive editor and screenwriter Skip Hollandsworth;

• Artist Donna Howell-Sickles, whose paintings of vibrant cowgirls have been eagerly sought by museums and collectors all over America;

Pam Minick, a former Miss Rodeo America, former Women’s World Champion Calf Roper and qualifier to the Women’s National Finals in team roping, and a member of the Cowgirl Hall of Fame;

Bobby Mullins and Yianni Arestis, founders of Denton-based craft brewery, Armadillo Ale Works;

Dr. Kelly Reyna, a faculty member in the UNT Department of Biological Sciences and executive director of UNT Quail, which is designed to combat the decline of the bobwhite quail; and

Ian Whitcomb, sommelier at Louisiana Street Grill in downtown McKinney  

For more information about Great Conversations, contact Diana Dunklau in the UNT Honors College at 940-565-2474 or diana.dunklau@unt.edu, or go the event’s website to see a complete list of table hosts and to purchase tickets online.

UNT News Service Phone Number: (940) 565-2108

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