Friday, October 29, 2010

FJSA Fall Reception - Saturday, 12:30. C'mon!

The time is set, the weather should be awesome and you should be there to meet with us Saturday at 12:30 p.m., 2 hours before kickoff, at the "POD" in Cain Hall (room B-111) to help us induct Frank Manitzas '52 to the FJSA Hall of Honor.

I would LOVE to meet you and we particularly want as many people as we can get to make Mr. Manitzas feel honored, so please swing by, hang out for a couple short speeches and meet Eagle editor Kelly Brown. You might see some of your old profs or former Battcavers. Shout at me at aggiejournalists@gmail.com if you need anything.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wright '92 part of this year's Aggie 100

Sherman Wright '92 came to campus last weekend to be honored as part of the Aggie 100 -- his agency, Commonground marketing of Chicago, was No. 12 on this year's list of the "100 fastest growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses in the world," as chosen by the Mays Business School's Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship.

Wright says he got to meet with College of Liberal Arts folks and with Dale Rice, head of the journalism program, and that he had a great time. Whoop!

The list is pretty impressive -- pop over there and check it out!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Why the time of FJSA Fall Reception is TK


OK, so as soon as I say this, they announce the Tech game won't be televised. Kickoff will be at 2:30 and I anticipate we'll try to schedule the reception for, say, 12:30.


Kickoff time for the Tech game will be determined by TV plans, and they apparently don't have to make that plan final until six days before the Oct. 30 game. Rest assured that we'll adjust -- the Fall Reception will happen at a suitable time for Aggie football-goers. Usually if it's a morning game, we'll have the reception shortly afterward; if it starts midday or later, we'll have it beforehand. Either way, our site, Room B-111 (the "POD") in Cain Hall, is very close to Kyle Field. Nice and handy!

(TK, for those who haven't been taught the antiquated jargon, stands for To Come. I dunno why the K. Maybe baseball fans made it up. At least I finally found out what CQ means...)

(And oh yes - Go Rangers!!!)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sign book for Hall of Honoree Frank Manitzas '52

If you can't be with us Oct. 30 to induct Mr. Manitzas -- and we really really want you to, because it's fun, it's convenient to the football game, and we want to meet you -- then definitely please drop a word to him here.

Leave a comment on this entry (no signup necessary) or e-mail me your words for Mr. Manitzas, and I will give him a nice printout!

Or you can do both -- leave a message here and then come hang out with us, anyway. Don't worry if you're in game-day attire -- half of us will be wearing our maroon T's and shorts with 12th-Man-towel accents, too.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Lovett '79 plays to benefit A&M Association

More reasons to love Lyle Lovett, an A&M journalism grad who has generously helped FJSA in the past: He's bringing his Large Band to campus Nov. 11 to benefit the Association of Former Students. And the whole thing was his own suggestion. Aww!

Tickets go on sale Oct. 15; read more at www.aggienetwork.com/lylelovett. And watch for an upcoming interview with him by FJSA'er Matthew Watkins.