Conference Hotel 2016

The Menger Hotel Information
204 Alamo Plaza
San Antonio, TX 78205

T: (210) 223-4361

F: (210)228-0022

To phone in a reservation (800) 345-9285 Use group code CCTE2016 to get conference rate

To register online:
Go to, click on “Reservations” and then enter the dates you will check in and check out.
Click on “Enter your access or promotional code.”
Then click on “group code” and enter group code CCTE2016.
The next screen will ask you to select the type of room

Room rates per night are $115 for one king, two doubles, or two queen beds. Luxury suites are $209 per night.

Group Code: CCTE2016

Reservations must be guaranteed by a major credit card or first night’s full deposit. Reservations cancelled after 48 hours prior to arrival will be assessed one night’s room and tax.

Check in and check out times
Check in time is 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 p.m.

Deadline to make reservation
Committed guest rooms will be held until Monday, February 1, 2016 at which time they will be released. Reservations received after the deadline will be accepted on the basis of availability, even if the group block is filled.

Name changes
Name changes will only be accepted up to 18 hours prior to arrival.

Group rate
The group rate (obtainable with code CCTE2016) is honored three days before the group block starts and three days after the group block ends, based on availability.

Early departure
If any participant decides to leave earlier than the scheduled departure date, there will be a $75.00 early departure fee.

Parking at Menger Hotel
Parking rates are $20.00 Valet parking plus 8.25% tax. There are various city lots around the hotel from $12.00 to $20.00 per day.


There is a city shuttle called “Go Airport Shuttle” that leaves every 15-30 minutes from outside the baggage claim area at the San Antonio International Airport. The shuttle will make several hotel drop offs. Cost is $20.25 one way or $36.70 round trip.

Two to six people can ride the taxi for the price of one. Approximate fares, excluding gratuity, to the downtown business district from the airport range from $24 – $30.Taxis will charge a flat rate for one to three people. San Antonio offers multiple taxi services.

Downtown travel is a breeze on the streetcar, an open-air, authentic reproduction of a rail streetcar that traveled the streets of San Antonio more than 50 years ago. Four streetcar routes stop at top sights including the Alamo, the Spanish Governor’s Palace, La Villita, Sunset Station, the Southwest School of Art, the Institute of Texan Cultures, the King William Historic District and downtown shopping.

The downtown streetcar station at Convention Plaza provides convenient access for travelers. Order a streetcar pass online or purchase one at the Visitor Center. When you arrive in town, pick up a streetcar brochure in our lobby.

River Taxi
The River Taxi stops at 39 locations along the Riverwalk. Look for the river cruiser with the black and yellow checkered flag.

Directions to Menger Hotel
From the San Antonio International Airport
Leaving the airport, follow the signs to 281 South (also I-37) to downtown San Antonio. It is approximately 15-20 minutes depending on traffic. Entering the downtown area, take the exit marked Houston St/The Alamo. Go right on Houston St. to Bonham (two signals), turn left on Bonham.
From Dallas/Fort Worth, Waco Texas – Take I-35 South into downtown San Antonio to I-37. Merge right and take the I-37 South exit. Once on I-37 South, merge right and take the exit marked Houston St./The Alamo. Go right on Houston St. to Bonham (two signals), turn left at Bonham.

From Corpus Christi
Take I-37 North into downtown San Antonio. Take the exit marked Commerce St. Turn left on Commerce (going under the highway) and drive down to Alamo Plaza (three signals). Turn right on Alamo Plaza, then right on Blum Street (first signal).

From Houston
Take I-10 West into San Antonio to I-37. Merge right and get onto I-37 North. Stay in the right lane and take the exit marked Commerce St. Turn left on Commerce (going under the highway) and drive down to Alamo Plaza (three signals). Turn right on Alamo Plaza, then right on Blum Street (first signal).


CCTE Conference Overview

LogoWhat is CCTE?
CCTE (Conference of College Teachers of English) is one of the oldest scholarly organizations in Texas with its first meeting in 1933.

It is run by the Executive Council (Officers and Councilors), volunteers who organize the conference and encourage teaching, scholarship, and service.

2016 Conference Overview
CCTE’s 2016 conference dates are: March 3-5, 2016
The conference will be held at the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.

Chairs for the 2016 Conference
Rhetoric, Linguistics, Language, Technical Writing, Composition = Melinda McBee
Writing = Marcy Tanter
Literature = Nicholas Webb

CCTE shares the conference with the Texas College English Association. Their CFP is here.

Executive Council Officers 2015-2016

Officers (2015-2016)
President: Moumin Quazi
Tarleton State University

Past President: Moumin Quazi
Past Past President: Gilchrist White
College of the Mainland

President-Elect: Steve Sherwood
Texas Christian University

Executive Secretary/Treasurer: Gwen Whitehead
Lamar State College-Orange

Editor, CCTE Studies: Moumin Quazi
Tarleton State University

CCTE Web Manager: Suanna Davis
Abilene Christian University

Local Arrangements Chair (Conference 2016): Karen Dodwell
University of Texas at San Antonio

TCEA President: Moumin Quazi
Tarleton State University

Melinda McBee (Chair, 2016)
Grayson College

Jana Anderson
Lubbock Christian University

Mark Busby
Texas State University

Marcy Tanter (Chair, 2016)
Tarleton State University

Laura Bedwell
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Pam Saur
Lamar University

Nicholas Webb (Chair, 2016)
McLennan Community College

Darlene Beaman
Lone Star College

Cheryl Clements
Blinn College

Dr. Hawley Voted Editor

The officers of the International Boethius Society voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Kenneth C. Hawley (Lubbock Christian University) as co-editor with Noel Harold Kaylor, Jr. (Troy University) of Carmina Philosophiae: Journal of the International Boethius Society. This annual, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal is devoted to the study of Boethius, his age, and his influence. The 2014 issue of the journal—guest edited by Joey McMullen and Erica Weaver (Harvard University)—will feature selections from Revisiting the Legacy of Boethius in the Middle Ages, a conference co-sponsored by the International Boethius Society and hosted at Harvard in March 2014. Dr. Hawley is working now on the 2015 volume and continues to serve as editor of the society’s online newsletter:

Please congratulate Dr. Hawley when you see him. This is quite a coup for him and for Lubbock Christian University.