Spring 2012 –
After a hiatus last fall, the Institute for the Humanities at Salado is
pleased to announce two new programs for the spring and the annual Wilmer
Memorial Lecture in early summer.
Reform: What the Coming Changes Mean for You”
Presentation of the Institute for the Humanities at Salado
Scott & White Healthcare
Saturday, April 28, 1:30-4:00
and Open to the public – Registration not required
Auditorium, Texas A & M Health Science Center
Education Center on the Scott & White campus
In keeping with our new format of sponsored lectures, he Institute for
the Humanities is excited to announce the collaboration with Scott and White
Healthcare to bring you an update of the future of healthcare.
are confused about where healthcare is headed and how it will affect you, you
are not alone. It’s a confusing time. But one thing is certain -- change is
coming to healthcare. No matter how
the Supreme Court rules on the new healthcare law, the changing global economic
climate and the realities of funding will affect the existing system even if
parts of the new law are overturned. We are still facing changes in how we
access health care, how we pay for health care, how much
we pay for healthcare and what is available to whom.
invite you to join us on Saturday, April 28, for an update on what the
healthcare future holds. A panel of
three leading experts in healthcare delivery, politics and economics will sort
out what the coming changes will mean to you.
The two hour presentation is free and open to the public. A reception
will follow the presentation.
W. Pryor, MD, MBA, President
& CEO, Scott & White Healthcare
Pryor is a physician leader with a distinguished career in large group practice
management. Prior to assuming his current position, he served as chief medical
officer of Scott & White since 2005 and also as chief operating officer
Pryor is a Temple native and a graduate of Baylor University. He received his
medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and a
Master’s of Business Administration from Arizona State University.
He completed a pediatric internship and residency at the University of
Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, and a pediatric intensive care medicine
fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
Pryor is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, as well as being a
Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and the American College of
Critical Care Medicine. He is also a member of The American College of Physician
J. James Rohack, MD, former President, American Medical
Dr. Rohack is a senior
staff cardiologist at Scott & White Clinic in Temple and served as the 164th
president of the American Medical Association (AMA) in 2009-2010.
board-certified cardiologist, Dr. Rohack is actively involved in patient care at
Scott & White Clinic, where he also serves as the director of the Center for
Healthcare Policy and as the medical director for system improvement of the
Scott & White Health Plan. He also currently serves on the Multipayer Claims
Database governing board and the executive committee of the High Value
of Dr. Rohack’s past leadership responsibilities include president of the
Texas Medical Association, treasurer of the board of commissioners of the Joint
Commission, and chair of the National Advisory Council to the Agency for
Healthcare Research and Quality.
Courtland Huber, PhD,
Director of the Scott & White
Executive Education Program (SWEEP)
an innovative, year-long, graduate business program for Scott & White
leaders. Prior to this position, Dr. Huber was the Director of the Executive
M.B.A. Program and Assistant Dean of Executive Education at the University of
Texas at Austin for fifteen years.
Huber spent 24 years teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in financial
accounting and managerial decision making in the Department of Accounting at
UT’s McCombs School of Business where he was voted an Outstanding Professor a
total of twenty-six times.
Huber has served as an advisor, board member, and conducted educational programs
for firms in the health care, manufacturing, service, energy, technology, and
retail sectors. His undergraduate accounting degree is from Ohio State
University and his Ph.D. in business is from Stanford.
the Mayborn Auditorium in the Texas A&M HSC Medical Education Center (MEC)
from 31st St. Turn into the Scott & White campus at the ER
entrance. Go past the ER entrance
to the first stop sign and turn left. The
MEC will be on the left, just past the helicopter landing pad. The auditorium is located on the first floor just off the MEC
Also, that same week the Institute will host a filed trip to the Ransom
Center for Humanities Research in Austin. The
topic for the trip will be the King James Bible exhibit, now on display at the
The King James Bible
Its History and
Institute for the Humanities and the Harry Ransom Center, Austin
you to the exhibition and lecture:
Thursday, April 26
Private, curator-led tour
Lecture and Reception
and Guadalupe Streets, UT, Austin
Limited to 30 pre-paid & registered participants
To register call 254-760-7857
Transportation not provided
hundred years after its first printing, the King James Bible (1611) remains one
of the most influential books in the English language. The Harry Ransom Center
presents the compelling story of how this translation came into being and its
lasting impact on our language and culture.
exhibition traces the history of the King James translation, from the influence
of earlier English Bibles to the wide variety of forms still present today.
language and imagery of the King James translation has had an enormous effect on
English-speaking culture which is illustrated, in this exhibit, by the Ransom
Center’s literary, film, photography and art holdings.
exhibition also features other notable Bibles from the Center's collections and
some of the finest examples of modern book design featuring biblical texts.
The Center's modern printing collections provide colorful and original
treatments of biblical passages by well-known book designers and artists.
Included are a suite of prints from Marc Chagall's
James Bible: Its History and Influence is the most comprehensive display of
Bibles and related materials in the Ransom Center's history.
Moore, editor of Manifold Greatness: The
Making of the King James Bible and Fellow at Corpus Christi College,
University of Oxford, speaks about the history of the King James translation.
The annual Wilmer Memorial Lecture will be June 2, 2012, the
first Saturday in June, as always. This year’s speaker is renowned historian
and journalist, Don E. Carleton, PhD.
Wilmer Memorial Lecture
June 2, 2012
Conference Center, Stagecoach Inn Salado,
and Open to the Public
Use, Abuse, and Misunderstanding."
Don E. Carleton is
the executive director of The University of Texas at Austin's Dolph Briscoe
Center for American History, position
he’s held since its creation in 1991. From 1979 until 1991, Dr.
Carleton was head of the University's Eugene C. Barker Texas History Center.
From 1975 until 1979, he served as founding director of the Houston Metropolitan
Research Center (HMRC). He has joint senior faculty appointments in the UT
department of History and the Schools of Journalism and Information. In
addition, he holds the J. R. Parten Chair in the Archives of American History.
the Executive Producer of the historical documentary film When I Rise,
which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas, in March 2010 and
aired nationally on the PBS series Independent Lens.
Lecture History: (Note to Dean—this is same as last year)
This is the seventh Annual Wilmer Memorial Lecture which honors the two
Harry Wilmer’s who were instrumental in founding the Institute for the
Humanities. The purpose of the Wilmer Memorial Lecture is not only to remember
Harry and Hank Wilmer but also to remember other children and family members who
have died and to celebrate life, death and spirit of humanity in the community.
This lectureship combines The Harry Wilmer II lectureship, formerly held in
January, with the Harry Wilmer III (Hank) Wilmer Memorial Lecture, held in June.
The Wilmer Lecture has been an annual event since 1998, following the death of
Hank Wilmer (Harry Wilmer III).
The Wilmer family and the Institute for the Humanities at Salado created
The Wilmer Fund to perpetuate the memory of both men and help support the
organization they created. That fund supports the annual Wilmer Memorial Lecture
as well as other designated lectures and events that represent the Institute’s
mission and the Wilmers’ legacy.
Pre-registration is not necessary for this free lecture. For
information about the Institute for the Humanities or this event, please contact
the Institute office at 947-5729 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A reminder: The Institute has undergone some strategic changes. Due to
decreasing revenue, the board decided to change the traditional structure of its
two series per year. Instead we will offer a number of free-standing, individual
lectures underwritten by various individuals and groups in the community.
To date, we have had one underwritten lecture, the Mayborn Lecture, last
spring which featured the Texas Tribune
editor, Even Smith. The Scott and White seminar on April 28, 2012, will be the
second underwritten presentation
and The University of Mary Hardin Baylor is planning to sponsor a lecture in the
fall of 2012. These lectures are on topics related to the supporting
Some things have not changed. We
will continue to notify and invite members and others via brochures and
postcards detailing upcoming events. Our anchor Wilmer Lecture, underwritten by
the Wilmer Fund, will remain the first weekend in June. I
remain the director and Erin Burress continues as the Business Manager. Our
board remains the same with the addition of Jane Wilmer, one of the
organization’s founders. Our mailing address, phone number, email and website
area also the same.
The other thing that has not changed is our continued need for your
support. Membership is optional,
but your annual membership is greatly appreciated. Membership fees and other
contributions help cover our minimal operating expenses and enable us to remain
a viable organization. If you desire to join for the membership year 2011
(Jan-Dec.), please print off our membership form and mail to:
P.O. Box 527, Salado, TX
Recordings are available for all the lectures given at the Institute
during the last 28 years. Audiotapes are $11.00 and CD's are $15.00 each. To
order, please contact Erin at the Institute at email@example.com or at (254) 947-5729.
You my also order by mail. For
mail orders, you may print our Order Form for your convenience.