Today is Australia Day, which could also be called “The Day Britain Decided One Huge Island Should Be a Prison.” Also, as of today I am 28 and 1 month. Now that you have your daily dose of history, we can move on to what’s shaking today:
1. Kids love their video games, especially a cadre of HPHS students that were champing at the bit to enroll in next fall’s video game design course. Lucky for these teens, SMU’s Dedman School of Law is hosting the Game::Business::Law summit today and tomorrow. The event will feature speakers from firms such as Capcom, Electronic Arts, GameStop, and the Academy for Interactive Arts and Sciences, all discussing different aspects of the interactive gaming business.
Pique your interest? Find out more on their website. Want to find out more about the video game course at HPHS? Read Bradford Pearson’s story in the Jan. 21 issue of Park Cities People.
2. Alan November, who is known in teaching circles as the utmost guru on “instructional design,” arrives in our fair burg today. During his three-day visit, November will be offering talks and workshops to parents, teachers, and students. Find out more about the author of Empowering Students With Technology here.
3. Yesterday our readers took us to task for not mentioning where the Packers will be practicing before their Super Bowl XLV appearance. According to this AP News brief, if there’s rain or other inclement weather, Green Bay’s home team will run plays at none other than Highland Park High School’s newly minted indoor practice facility. Otherwise, they’re due to work out at SMU. Are you doing your rain dance?
4. Baylor has expanded its grip on Dallas with a new 63,000-square-foot surgical hospital at Lemmon Avenue and Central Expressway. What does this mean for Park Cities residents? You won’t have to make the trek all the way downtown for all of your outpatient surgery needs. Here’s what I want to know: Are you thrilled/incensed about this? Why?
5. Word was, Jay Jerrier’s Neapolitan-style pies were going to be available at Brackets, the new uber-sports bar inside the Palomar. Apparently, the partnership didn’t last very long. “I love Jay’s pizzas, I really do. Our clientele just wasn’t familiar with it. They are indicating that they want a different style pizza, so we are making a change to do that,” said University Park resident and Brackets president and CEO Brinda Holt Curley.
The good news: if you’re still hankering for an Il Cane Rosso pizza, you will soon be able to get one at Jerrier’s permanent location in Deep Ellum on Commerce Street.