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Patton Statue is Back

May 11, 2009 Megan Klein 0

The statue of Gen. George S. Patton, USMA class of 1909, is settled onto its temporary resting place near Jefferson Hall Monday so he can look over the Plain in time for the class of 2009’s graduation May 23. The statue, which is currently covered until the official relocation and unveiling ceremony scheduled from 12:45-1:40 p.m. May 15, was repositioned by workers from the Directorate of Public Works using a Read More

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While the City Sleeps­: A Behind the Scenes Look at Austin’s Hard and Soft Infrastructure

May 11, 2009 Megan Klein 0

This is a follow-up reminder that we can all look forward to an outstanding and informative presentation this Wednesday by Prof. Terry Kahn: Title: While the City Sleeps: ­A Behind the Scenes Look at Austin’s Hard and Soft Infrastructure In addition to teaching, Terry has done consulting work for major developers in the area and for the city. His broad exposure, critical eye, healthy sense of skepticism and penchant for telling Read More

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Society Annual Organization Meeting

May 4, 2009 Megan Klein 0

The West Point Society of Central Texas will be holding its annual organizational meeting from 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM on Thursday, May 7th, at Ryan´s Steakhouse on Parmer Lane. Please see the posted agenda on the event page. All are invited to attend and provide inputs.

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“Patton’s Last Stand” Update

February 10, 2009 Megan Klein 0

Fred Bothwell (’62) will be our guest speaker at Wednesday’s society luncheon. Fred will present the results from his “Patton’s Last Stand” survey, share highlights of the emails he’s received and provide a current status on the project. The presentation will begin at noon and be followed by a Q&A and discussion period.

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Superintendent Addresses Suicide Issue

February 2, 2009 Megan Klein 0

The West Point Superintendent, LTG Buster Hagenbeck, addressed recent cadet suicides in a letter to graduates. The letter is available on the West Point Association of Graduates website using the following link: [Link to Letter]

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Society Board of Director Nominations

January 25, 2009 Megan Klein 0

The West Point Society of Central Texas is seeking out any interest or nominations for our Society Board of Directors. The Board of Directors meets 3-4 times a year to plan the Society events/activities and maintain membershihp information and finances. The primary events planned by our society are: Founder’s Day, Society Picnic, Army-Navy football game and tailgates for any away football games in our vicinity. The board also organizes the monthly Read More

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General John P. Abizaid to Speak at the University of Texas

December 1, 2008 Megan Klein 0

On Wednesday, December 3 at 5:30 PM the Robert S. Strauss Center will be hosting Middle Eastern Security Challenges for Our New President: A Conversation with General John Abizaid. The talk will be held in the Avaya Auditorium in the ACES Building on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin. General Abizaid’s talk is open to the public. General John P. Abizaid retired from the United States Army Read More

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West Point Leaders Conference Update

September 9, 2008 Megan Klein 0

We are pleased to have our very own James Elliott speak at the society lunch on Wednesday, September 10th. James will provide an update from this year’s West Point Leaders Conference. James did a great job last year and provided a wealth of information. We hope to see you all there! The lunch will take place at Pappasito’s (IH-35, north of HWY 290). We will have both the new regular Read More

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Forbes Ranks West Point Sixth Best College

August 14, 2008 Megan Klein 0

WEST POINT, N.Y. — A report released today by, America’s Best Colleges, ranked West Point, The U.S. Military Academy, the sixth best in American colleges on the quality of the education we provide and how much our students achieve. As the “best public college,” as well as the most “surprising” top pick, West Point may be the finest, yet most undervalued, educational experience in America. The Center for College Read More

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