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Upcoming Lectures

Steve Moore & Ray Perryman DLS

JBS Distinguished Lecture Essay Contest:

JBS and Green Century Resources will be holding an essay contest relating to the topic of this event.

Essay Topic:
How does a rapidly growing American economy help my work prospects and my future?

Essay contest guidelines:

• High School Students – Grades 9 -12 and undergraduate college students in the state of Texas.
• Essay submissions must be no more than 750 words.
• All submissions must be typed and double spaced in 12-point Times New Roman or an equivalent font with a one-inch margin on all sides of the page.
• All pages must be numbered and include the student’s name.
• The essay must be returned with the completed entry form provided on the second page of this document. Additional forms can be downloaded from shepperdinstitute.com.
• Submission must be emailed to JBS@utpb.edu, in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format, no later than FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017.

The contest winner will be announced at our Distinguished Lecture Series event featuring Steve Moore and Ray Perryman on Thursday, October 12, 2017, 7:00 pm at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, 1310 N FM 1788, Midland, TX 79707. Admission to this event is free. Must be present to win.
The winner will receive a check for $250 presented by Steve Moore at the beginning of the lecture.

Download complete contest guidelines here:

JBS Essay Contest Guidelines & Submission Form


Notes Regarding Lectures
The Shepperd Institute strongly encourages audience members to use their phones to submit questions to the panelists during the lecture. A telephone number in the event program will direct all questions to the moderators onstage.

Anyone wishing to have their photo taken with the distinguished speakers and/or attend a VIP Reception with them must join the Shepperd Inner Circle. Details are at http://shepperdinstitute.com/donate/. For more information about this lecture, please contact Mrs. Katie Roberts, JBS Special Events Coordinator, at 432-552-2852 or at roberts_k@utpb.edu.

The John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute is the state’s Center of Excellence for public leadership education, ethics, and public service. The Institute is co-located with and part of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB).

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