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Julie Murphy to speak at 2018 Goostree Symposium

02.13.2018 | By: Texas Wesleyan University

Julie Murphy ’10 will be the featured speaker at this years’ Goostree Symposium at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6, in Martin Hall.

Faculty, staff, students, alumni, and members of the public are invited to attend this free event. All are welcome to purchase tickets for the luncheon following the presentation.

Luncheon ticket prices:

  • Students - $12
  • Faculty & Staff - $18
  • General Admission - $20

A graduate from Texas Wesleyan University, Murphy is the author of Side Effects May Vary, Ramona Blue and Dumplin’, which is soon to be a major motion picture starring Jennifer Aniston with music by Dolly Parton. Puddin’, the companion to Dumplin’, will publish on May 8, 2018. To learn more about Julie visit

About Faye C. Goostree

A woman who gave of herself, of her time and of her heart, Faye C. Goostree established the Women’s Symposium at Texas Wesleyan University in 1981.

This annual symposium is only one example of her life-long commitment to Christian stewardship and civic responsibility. Faye Goostree led an exemplary life to all citizens, but especially to young women. Her philosophy was simple but profound: “Everyone has something to give and a responsibility to develop it and share it with others.”

In response to Goostree’s commitment to social responsibility and collaborative sharing, the planning committee of Faye C. Goostree Women’s Symposium at Texas Wesleyan University plans an intellectually and culturally stimulating event focusing on aspects of life relating to women. All members of the greater Fort Worth community are invited and encouraged to participate. 

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