Campus News 2006

For Immediate Release
October 23, 2006

Schreiner University Presents Chautauqua Lecture Oct. 30  

Dr. Mary SeaySchreiner University associate professor of education Dr. Mary Seay will be featured in the third Robert P. Hallman Chautauqua Lecture on Monday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m.

Her discussion titled, “How To Teach Your Baby To Read—And Why You Should” will begin at 7 p.m. in the Floyd & Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center Theater.

This lecture explores the work of a dedicated medical team that discovered that brain-damaged children could learn to read at very young ages. Furthermore, they found that learning to read early gave the children the ability to receive new information in all forms faster and more easily as they grew older. The most important discovery was that the children loved to read, and thought it was the best game they had ever played. Seay will explore the techniques used to help these children learn to read – one as early as nine months!      

This event is free and open to the public.

The Robert P. Hallman Chautauqua Lecture Series brings together members of the Hill Country community and the scholars working, writing, and publishing at Schreiner University. The topics are varied, engaging, and intended to stimulate academic discourse and dialogue. Hallman was a longtime English professor at Schreiner.

For more information, contact Martha York, director of the Center for Innovative Learning, at 830-792-7352, or visit the Schreiner Web site at

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