Upcoming Breakfasts

    • November 22, 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705

    No meeting today!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones, and we'll see you back here on Wednesday, November 29.






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    • November 29, 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    Fake News -- Then and Now

    The term "Fake News" seems to permeate headlines, social media feeds, and water-cooler discussions in recent days but is hardly a new phenomenon.

    Dating back to ancient times, fake news has influenced everything from culture to politics to business, and even made a few heads roll – literally. So why do we feel so inundated with it today and why does it seem nearly impossible to overcome?

    Join us as university librarian, Brittany Rhea Deputy, explains the history and challenges in combating fake news and what you can do to help separate fact from fiction.


    About our speaker

    Brittany Rhea Deputy is the Librarian to the Moody College of Communication and the College of Liberal Arts Department of Linguistics. A native Floridian and Texas transplant, Brittany holds a MA in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida and a BS in Public Relations from the University of Florida. In her role as a librarian, she offers teaching and research consultation services with specializations in finding data and statistics, analyzing current and historical print and broadcast news coverage, and utilizing research resources and specialized tools and technologies. Her previous employers include The University of Alabama, The University of South Florida - Health, and The University of Florida.

    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

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    • December 06, 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    Securing Good Health for all Central Texans

    You may have seen new billboards around Austin for Central Health, but what is it and what does it do?

    Created by voters in 2004, the healthcare district is a local entity tasked with providing access to health care for Travis County's low-income residents. But much has changed.

    Come hear Executive Director Mike Geeslin explain how Central Health is changing to help those with limited access to health care.

    About our speaker:

    Mike Geeslin began his appointment as the President and CEO of Central Health, the Travis County Healthcare District, in May 2017.

    Prior to his appointment at Central Health, Mike served as Executive Director for the Texas Dental Association in Austin, Texas from 2014.

    From 2005 – 2011, Mike served as the Commissioner of Insurance, Texas Department of Insurance. During his tenure, the Department implemented the early provisions of the Federal Affordable Care Act in Texas and new regulatory initiatives. Mike helped in the creation of Healthy Texas, a small employer health program helping the uninsured. After serving as the Commissioner of Insurance, Mike served on the board of Sendero Health Plans, in partnership with Central Health.

    Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts in speech communications from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. He lives in Austin with his family.


    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • December 13, 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    Christmas from the Wise Men's Point of View

    Many Christians are familiar with the story of the Magi (better known as the "Wise Men" or the "Three Kings"), but you may not be aware of an early Christian writing that purports to be the personal testimony of the Magi on the events surrounding the coming of Christ. It is by far the longest early Christian text devoted to these figures and contains several fascinating interpretations of the biblical Magi story not seen elsewhere.

    Come hear Brent Landau, UT professor of Religious Studies, discuss this fascinating text and what it means for the Christmas Story.

    About our speaker:

    Brent Landau is a lecturer in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Th.D and M.Div from Harvard University, and a B.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Iowa. Brent's chief research is on ancient Christian apocryphal writings, particularly traditions about Jesus' birth and childhood and fragments of Christian Apocrypha preserved on papyri. He is also the author of Revelation of the Magi: The Lost Tale of the Wise Men’s Journey to Bethlehem.

    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • December 20, 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705

    Seasons Greetings from MBC!

    No meeting this week -- we'll see you back on January 3, 2018! Enjoy the holidays!

    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • December 27, 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705

    Happy New Year from MBC!

    No meeting this week -- we'll see you back on January 3, 2018! Enjoy the holidays!

    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy


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