Events Calendar

The DMS has events year-round including First Wednesdays and CommUnity Conversations, and heritage month celebrations.

Native American Storytelling with Eldrena Douma @ Rudder 501
Nov 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Storytelling and Pueblo singing were a way of life in Eldrena Douma’s upbringing. During everyday activities family and friends shared pueblo stories, songs, and family history including the humorous and serious personal stories that life brought. Reflecting back, Eldrena realized that listening to story allowed her to strengthen and stimulate the use of her imagination and creativity. As a professional storyteller and educator, Eldrena offers captivating stories of American Indian folklore, traditional and contemporary music, and history.

CommUnity Conversations: Student Veterans Panel – Transitions @ Rudder 501
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am

A panel of student veterans facilitated by Col. Gerald “Jerry” L. Smith, Director of the Veteran Resource Center at Texas A&M, and SGM Donald Freeman, USA (Ret.), Veteran Programs & Outreach Coordinator, will speak about their experiences with issues of transition between military and civilian life, between service and college and between college and the workplace.

Please RSVP to:
Dr. Marisa Suhm at or call 979.862.2000

CommUnity Conversations: Ten Things You Should Know About American Indian History @ Rudder 501
Nov 14 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

A recent anthology titled “Why You Can’t Teach United States
History without American Indians” makes the powerful argument
that the experiences of indigenous North Americans are
essential for understanding the history of our nation. This
presentation will discuss ten key points that can help us see the
centrality of Native Americans to the American experience, while
also working to dispel common misperceptions about indigenous
peoples. Dr. Hudson received her PhD in American Studies from
Yale University and is now an Associate Professor in the
Department of History at Texas A&M University.