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Inauguration of President Frederick G. Slabach Caps Week of Special Events

Texas Wesleyan University is hosting a week-long celebration leading up to the formal inauguration of President Frederick G. Slabach on Friday, Jan. 27. Slabach became the 20th president of Texas Wesleyan on Jan. 1, 2011.

On Monday, Jan. 23, Texas Wesleyan School of Law will hold a reception for President Slabach at its downtown campus. Members of the Law School community are invited to attend.

On Tuesday, Jan. 24, the Department of Music will conduct an Inauguration Concert showcasing the best of its student performers. The School of Business will host a video conference with Tompie Hall, CEO of Global Market Link, and Dr. AbdulRahman Al-Muhailan, Chairman of Gulf University of Science & Technology. The topic is on religious and cultural issues affecting business in the Arabian Gulf.

On Wednesday, Jan. 25, a reception will be held to recognize the scholarly and creative work of the Texas Wesleyan faculty.

On Thursday, Jan. 26, an invitation-only Inaugural Gala will be held the same evening as an evening concert held on campus starring the country music group Maiden Texas.

On Friday, Jan. 27, Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright will deliver the keynote address at the Inauguration ceremony, which begins at 11 a.m. Dr. Albright served as the 64th Secretary of State from 1997 to 2001 and now serves as chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm.

For 2012 and for the second year in a row, U.S. News & World Report ranked Texas Wesleyan University in the #1 tier of regional universities in the West. A private, coeducational university, Wesleyan offers undergraduate degrees in 29 major fields of study within four schools: Arts and Letters, Natural and Social Sciences, Business, and Education. Graduate programs are offered in law, business, education, counseling, and nurse anesthesia. The majority of programs are offered on the 122-year-old campus in east Fort Worth, with additional courses available at a site in Burleson, Texas. Texas Wesleyan School of Law is located in downtown Fort Worth. For more information, visit

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