Thursday, September 29, 2011

Meet Ian Fleming's promoter, then BTHObu!

FJSA Fall Reception
12:30 pm, Oct. 15, 2011
The Grove (map below)

Join us two hours before kickoff of the Baylor game as we get an update on the A&M journalism program and induct the newest member of our Hall of Honor: Charles Neighbors '54!

FJSA's fall reception will be at The Battalion this year, which is temporarily (due to MSC construction) housed at the Grove, next to Cain Hall where we’ve had the reception the last few years.

About Charles:

An editor and writer, Charles Neighbors '54, has had a lengthy career in publishing since earning degrees in journalism and English. He worked for McGraw-Hill business magazines, as a U.S. Air Force public information officer and at New American Library where he promoted authors such as Ian Fleming, John Dos Passos, William Gaddis, Mickey Spillane and Erskine Caldwell. He’s been director of a PR firm, an independent literary agent in New York and in San Antonio and he continues to edit manuscripts and books.

Grove map

The Batt's temporary digs are a portable building (very nice inside!) at the Grove, that little band-shell at the southwest corner of Simpson Drill Field. If you walk from the MSC to Albritton bell tower, you'll pass it on your left. (Assuming you can walk anywhere from the MSC, which is probably all cordoned off.)

This Baylor game should be a highly charged atmosphere, given the Bears' SEC realignment intrigues; it's also the day to "Wear White, Wave Maroon" in support of Aggie Wildfire Relief; buy a maroon 12th Man towel for $3 with the option to donate more, then wear a white T-shirt to the game. Proceeds go to help victims of the Central Texas fires AND to the area's firefighters. Learn more, or purchase/donate, at AggieWildfireRelief.com.