For 26 years, the Angleton Danbury Auxiliary has hosted its annual benefit concert, which helps raise money for patient care equipment. The concert is the auxiliary’s major fundraiser and has raised about $25,000 since its inception. At 7 p.m. Friday, community members can enjoy a variety of music, including blue grass, country and a little bit of rock ‘n’ roll. The event will be held on the Angleton Danbury Campus in the POB II Auditorium. Donations for the event are accepted at the door. For more information, call 979-848-9120.
The University of Texas Medical Branch is participating in RecycleMania — a friendly, 8-week competition that puts hundreds of colleges and universities across the country head-to-head to see who can recycle the most. Last year, UTMB ranked third nationwide in cardboard recycling and second in paper recycling. UTMB’s Office of Sustainability encourages students and employees to start spring cleaning early by recycling paper, cardboard, plastic bags/wrap, Styrofoam, printer cartridges, bottles and cans. All recyclables picked up through the end of March will be weighed and tallied weekly for the competition.
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
Dr. Walter Glannon is the featured speaker at the Robert and Russell Moody Lecture. His presentation, “Cognitive Enhancement,” begins at 6 p.m. today at the Moody Gardens IMAX Theater. Glannon is the Canada Research chair in Medical Bioethics and Ethical Theory and associate professor in the department of philosophy and community health sciences at the University of Calgary. RSVP is not required and the event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Christi Retzer at 409-772-9396 or email@example.com
PUENTE INTERIM POLICE CHIEF
Ruben Puente, assistant director of the University of Texas System Police Department, has been appointed interim chief of police for UTMB. Puente, who has significant leadership experience in public safety and security for major corporations, including Frito Lay North America and Major League Baseball, joined the UT System Police Department in 2012. Thomas Engells, chief at UTMB since 2010, died suddenly last month.