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2014 ASAT
Conference and Events
Sam Houston State University,
Huntsville, Texas

Thursday, November 13

The 58th annual ASAT conference opened on campus with a reception in Austin Hall, a Greek Revival style building dating from 1852. It is on the National Registry of Historical Places, and is the oldest building west of the Mississippi in continual use by an educational institution.

Attendees gather and chat at the reception. With munchies, of course.

University Provost Jaimie Herbert (right) officially opens and welcomes attendees to the campus and to the conference.

After the warm welcome, we ventured into the cool evening to the Evans Complex. Ralph W. Pease, the host for the evening’s feature film, presented The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941). Professor Pease (Emeritus) gave an enjoyable talk about the film to an appreciative audience.

Tracy Bilsing

Ralph Pease

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