2020 Student Competition & Conference: Registration Open

Registration open for virtual Student Conference from AAF-Houston …

Rising to the occasion like only 2020 could ask, we’re taking the 25th annual Student Advertising Competition & Conference virtual. It takes courage and passion to rise above obstacles and start your career amidst these challenges. Find your chance to rise above and build your dream here.

Registration to our virtual event is now open to students and professors at universities and colleges in AAF District 10 – Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. – Registration is $30 for students, complementary for professors and closes October 30, 2020.


Preparing for the GRE Workshop on 11/5

The Sanger Learning Center and the Longhorn Center for Academic Equity are co-hosting an online GRE prep workshop on Thursday, 11/5, at 5pm. This workshop will be presented by Dr. Eric Dieter, who is graciously sharing the wisdom he has learned mentoring students into the grad school pipeline.

RSVP at bit.ly/signupSLC

#LonghornsVote Social Media Push

In order to continue encouraging civic engagement this election year, Vice President for Student Affairs has launched a social media initiative where we are asking students and other members of the Longhorn community to showcase themselves exercising civic engagement. We’d love for students, staff, and faculty to tag #LonghornsVote in their posts so we can amplify this content on our social media channels.

We are asking for CSU support in pushing out this initiative all the way through November 3rd (Election Day). This can take the form of sharing our post on your CSU’s social media pages, or encouraging your students and colleagues to participate! Below are the links to our posts:

Many of you have already voted, so we’d love to see your voting photos via social media as well!

Reminder to Apply for Moody Media Scholars for Social Change Program [Deadline: November 9]

The Moody College Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is now accepting applications for the inaugural cohort of the Moody Media Scholars for Social Change program.  This program is open to all Moody College undergraduate juniors and seniors who have an interest in engaging the issues of representation and power as they appear in the study and practice of media and communication.  These Scholars, with the support of Moody’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the greater College community, will serve as advocates and leaders in their departments, pushing for innovative and equitable social change within Moody.
We are now accepting submissions for the 2020-2021 academic year!
The five students selected to join the program will receive a $2,500 stipend for the 2020-2021 academic year. 
*Applications are due by 6:00 PM (CT) on Monday, November 9, 2020.

How to Apply

Candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria and complete the online application.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Student must be a currently enrolled Moody College undergraduate junior or senior
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or above
  • Must display commitment to social change and community engagement
  • Must be willing to serve as a Moody Media Scholar for Social Change through end of the 2020-2021 academic year


  • Mon, Nov 9 (Deadline)
  • Mon, Nov 23 (Announcement of selections)
If you have any questions about the program or the application, please email Moody Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at moodydei@austin.utexas.edu.
CHUKA AGBARAJI, Administrative Associate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Moody College of Communication

The University of Texas at Austin


Texas Exes’ 2020 – 2021 Vick Advising Award


Texas Exes invites you to nominate an advisor for the Texas Exes’ 2020 – 2021 Vick Advising Award.

The Texas Exes James W. Vick Award for Academic Advising recognizes individuals who improve students’ overall experience at The University of Texas at Austin through outstanding advising. Each year, five winners are awarded $500 and are recognized with an awards ceremony in April. The nomination and selection process is done solely by students.

We ask for your assistance in recognizing outstanding advisors by submitting your nomination today.

Deadline to submit nominations is Fri., November 13, 2020 at 11:59pm.


Please feel free to share this message with other university colleagues.

For questions, contact thomas.schiefer@texasexes.org 

Thank you,

Thomas M. Schiefer

Pronouns: he/him/his

Student Engagement Coordinator


o (512) 840-5650

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The Alumni Association of The University of Texas

TexasExes.org  |  @TexasExes


Annual Holloway Teaching Award


Texas Exes invites you to nominate a teacher for the Texas Exes’ 2020 – 2021 Jean Holloway Award.

The Jean Holloway Award was created in 1970 with an endowment from past Texas Exes president Sterling Holloway and his wife, Jean. It has been supplemented over the years by gifts from Jean’s daughter and her grandchildren. Now the award is presented annually to a teacher in the College of Liberal Arts or Natural Sciences.

Recipients must demonstrate a warm spirit, a concern for society and the individual, and the ability to impart knowledge while challenging students to independent inquiry and creative thought. They must also show a respect for and understanding of the permanent values of our culture.

The award amounts to more than $4,500 annually, and the nomination and selection process is done solely by students.

We ask for your assistance in recognizing outstanding teachers by submitting your nomination today.

Deadline to submit nominations is Mon., November 9, 2020 at 5:00pm.


Please feel free to share this message with other university colleagues.

For questions, contact thomas.schiefer@texasexes.org

Thank you,

Thomas M. Schiefer

Pronouns: he/him/his

Student Engagement Coordinator


o (512) 840-5650

c (512) 547-9990

The Alumni Association of The University of Texas

TexasExes.org  |  @TexasExes


CID Courses for Spring 2021

The Center for Integrated Design (CID) is offering a full list of 5-week and full semester courses open to all majors.

See the complete Spring 2021 Undergraduate course list and our graduate-level Design Thinking course.

Please note: All ITD courses will be taught online. No student will be required to be on-campus for classes during the Spring 2021 semester. Now the good stuff.

Studio Course

ITD 170 McKinsey Design Studio

Faculty: Collin Cole (McKinsey Austin founder) & Jared Culp
Unique Number: 22075

APPLICATION REQUIRED. To apply, send a letter of interest (include EID) and a resume to cid@austin.utexas.edu. Rolling admissions. This course explores the intersection of design, business, data, and digital marketing. Examines methods for creating differentiated products and services by combining design thinking and data science while working in interdisciplinary teams. Previous ITD course experience required.

New Courses

New! ITD 330T Perspectives in Design

Faculty: Gray Garmon & Kate Canales
Unique Number: 22035

Multiple designers will lead short-term projects that expose students to unique perspectives about design in our current society. Think Pathways to Design with projects.

New! ITD 150 Design in Deviant US Culture

Faculty: Jared Culp
Unique Number: 22045

First studio in a series of probing exercises examining the effects of latent memories that have given shape to American culture. The course is an examination into the traditions of the Tent Revival. The course seeks to unearth the subconscious experiences that have shaped this “deviant” religious tradition and to understand how traditions have influenced the contemporary black experience. Participants will examine based on economy, aesthetics, urbanism, and ideology. The challenge of the course will be to create a service blueprint for a contemporary user that exposes these latent memories.

New! ITD 150 Design from Global to Local

Faculty: Jared Culp & Michael Henderson
Unique Number: 22050

In Lagos, Nigeria and Kibera, Kenya business traditions rely on the malleability of its people to adapt and transform with the evolution of the city. People, processes and tools have been created to think beyond the constrictive limitations that we have come to rely on in western cities. The course explores west and east African business practices as inspiration for a rapidly changing global ecosystem. In the wake of social and political unrest we examine these practices in order to inform research and find solutions for businesses at the local level. Students working in groups will be assigned 1 of 5 minority owned businesses that have struggled to maintain or grow in today’s unpredictable climate. Students will do qualitative investigative research and come up with a future strategy to present to the business. The challenge will be for students to craft a solution that helps the western world in some ways catch up to developing countries.

How To…

ITD 110 How to Design Your Life

Faculty: Julianna Murphy

Unique Number: 22025

For many students, the questions “What’s your major?” or “What do you want to do after college?” can be paralyzing. Parental and societal pressures, combined with the limitless possibilities for majors, minors, and extracurriculars often leave students feeling lost or stuck. This course is a collaborative, project-based course that leverages Design Thinking to help students successfully navigate a rapidly changing world and set a sustainable course for their life at UT and beyond. The instructor will be certified by the Designing Your Life program at Standford’s d.school. 

ITD 350 How To See Like a Designer

Faculty: Jon Freach
Unique Number: 22070

What can you see through the lens of a camera that you can’t see with the naked eye. In this class, you will combines interviews with photography to generate data for storytelling purposes analyzes photography and infers meaning from it..

Returning Favorites

5-Week Courses

  • ITD 101 Intro To Integrated Design (22005)
  • ITD 102 Sketching for Thinking and Communication (22020)
  • ITD 111 Intro To Design for Artificial Intelligence (22030)
  • ITD 150 Digital Prototyping (22055)
  • ITD 150 Intro To Design Futures (22060)

Full Semester Courses

  • ITD 350 Business Of Entertainment (22065)
  • ITD 301D Intro To Design Thinking (22010 & 22015)
  • ITD 380 Design Thinking – graduate (22085)

College to Career Speaker Series: Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

I’m reaching out on behalf of Texas Career Engagement regarding a great upcoming campus-wide event: College to Career Speaker Series: Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace – Bring your authentic self to work featuring a panel discussion with Eli Lilly and Company, P&G, PwC, and Tesla.

What: College to Career Speaker Series: Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace – Bring your authentic self to work!

When: Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST

Where: Zoom (link provided post registration)

Why: Hear from companies committed to diversity and inclusion! Panelists will share the great ways their organizations empower them to bring their authentic self to work.

Participating Employers: Eli Lilly and Company, P&G, PwC, and Tesla!

Register >

Environmental Sciences Internal Transfer Sessions

Tis I, Jeff, the EVS Advising Coordinator .

I hope you all are doing well and that you might have a few students who are interested in the environment and realized “Hey, maybe I want to study what’s going on with the environment and how I can understand it and maybe save it. ”

Well if you do, I have the meetings for you! Below are the upcoming internal transfer information sessions for Environmental Sciences. These are, of course, over Zoom. Students will need to email geo_advising@jsg.utexas.edu to rsvp for the meeting and get the Zoom meeting link.

Friday, October 9th, 11am-12pm

Tuesday, October 13th, 2-3pm

Wednesday, October 21st, 2:30-3:30pm

Thursday, October 29th, 3-4:00pm


I may add some other sessions in November, we’ll see how it goes. I will also have this information on the EVS website:


If you have any questions about this, let me know, and stay safe, wash your hands, wear a mask and hope to see you some day in person.


Jeff Hallock, M.S.

Academic Advising Coordinator

Environmental Sciences Degree Program

2305 Speedway, JGB 2.102

Austin, Texas 78712-1692


Zoom Meetings: https://utexas.zoom.us/my/jeffhallock


Students: INCLUDE your UTEID in all correspondence


Marketing in Barcelona Maymester – Applications Now Open

Applications opened today for our International Marketing in Barcelona Maymester, which is open to both BBA and non-BBA students. It’s a great option for Advertising majors and other Comm students. Applications close November 1.

International Marketing in Barcelona – Maymester

Students will earn three marketing elective credits, taught by renowned UT faculty in Barcelona, Spain. This program is hosted in partnership with IES Abroad. Their 70+ year history in their study abroad field and their partnerships with more than 500 global universities and colleges speak to the quality of IES programs.

Barcelona is continuously ranked as one of the top student destinations in Europe, boasting rich history, a beautiful waterfront location and a lively culture. The city is located only a few hours from the French border, on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Located in the autonomous region of Catalonia in northeastern Spain, the Barcelona is the second largest city in the country, with a population of over 1.6 million people that speak both Catalan and Spanish as official languages. In addition to taking program courses in Barcelona, students will have the opportunity to attend company visits and cultural excursions throughout the city, including places like the Sagrada Familia, Salvador Dalí Museum and Park Güell.

Quick Info

  • Academic Term: Maymester
  • Dates: May 23- June 19, 2021
  • Credits: 3 UT credits
  • Eligibility:  BBA & non-business students w/ min. 2.5 GPA
  • Prerequisites: BBA students: MKT 337. Non-business students: MKT 320F or ADV 318J
  • Program Code: 350171