Monday, September 19, 2016


Communication Across the Curriculum (CAC)
Questions and Discussion Proposals?

Wed, Sept 21
3 to 4pm
Blue Star C.A.F.É.—E202

Rahula Basnagoda (English/Rhetoric)
“Rational Argumentation:  A Buddhist Perspective”

Invitation from Rahula:
The so-called rational argumentation that we promote in classrooms is heavily flawed. Common logical fallacies given in modern textbooks, for instance, fail to hone the actual reasoning skills of students.

In fact, the Socratic tradition initiated the blunting of rational argumentation, and the Roman Empire made the task fully complete. What we mostly use in today’s classrooms are the residues of pseudo reasoning jointly invented by the Greek philosophers and Roman rhetoricians.

To understand actual reasoning in its purest form, we have to dig deep into the history of argumentation and rhetoric, creeping beyond Greek philosophers and even the pre-Socratic Greek sophists.

Let us examine what the earliest Buddhist texts offer as a way to enrich the field of modern rational thinking.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016





Essay Topic/Theme

“How my Lone Star College experience has influenced my life.”

Student Eligibility

·      Students must be enrolled full-time in credit classes at LSC-Montgomery or LSC-Conroe Center and have successfully earned their high school diploma or their GED certification. (Students who are in Health Occupations programs taking 11 credit hours are also eligible to apply.)
·      Students should not already have a degree but should be working on their first credential or degree.
·      A prior winner cannot win again.

Writer’s Guidelines

·      The essay should highlight and detail how the impact of a student’s educational experience has shaped and directed their life. 
·      The submission should not exceed two (2) typed pages, properly formatted and double-spaced.
·      The submission must include the student’s name, address, email and phone number.

Criteria for Evaluation

Expressive writing style, grammar, form and emotional impact will be taken into consideration.


·      All finalists will receive a $1,000 scholarship and a Certificate of Recognition from the Foundation. 
·      The scholarship is to be utilized during the student’s next full-time semester, preferably Spring 2017 but no later than Fall 2017.
·      Finalists will present their essay at the Chancellor’s Breakfast, on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at the Lone Star Community Building at the System Office. They will also be asked to participate in other Foundation activities during the spring semester.

Contest Deadline

You must submit your essay to DeAlva Engelhardt in the LSC-Montgomery College Relations Office (E101) or via email to by 5 p.m., Friday, October 28, 2016.

Additional Information:

If you have questions, please contact Brian Mullen in the College Relations Office via e-mail ( or by calling 936.273.7224.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Extra Credit Opportunity

Rosie's Mothers: Women and World War I

When: November 11, 12:00-1:00.
Where: ACAD 126--Teaching Theater

Bring a one-paragraph response on Thursday, November 13 for one point added to your final average at the end of the semester.