Global Media in Salzburg – Summer Program

The Moody College of Communication is partnering for the 13th year with The Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change and now accepting applications for Summer 2020. Held annually in Salzburg, Austria, the Salzburg Academy hosts 75 university students from over 20 countries. In a sense, the world comes to Salzburg, Austria. Our University of Texas students engage with participants, visiting media experts, NGO professionals, and international faculty.

The Academy is a 3-credit UT course (taught in English) on Global Media Literacy, and is perfect for students who want a global perspective – beyond a specialization in any single country. Students will explore how digital media technologies are shaping civic engagement, activism, and innovation in a global media age – to say it is relevant to current events is understatement.

Students receive COM 325 which works for all Moody Communication elective credit. It is also pre-approved for the following:
· Global Cultures flag
· IRG Culture, Media, and Arts track
· Bridging Disciplines Program – Media, Culture & Identities (Identities, Communities & Place strand)

Applications are open to all students and considered on a rolling basis!

Applications due: February 10, 2020
Program dates: July 19 – August 5, 2020

Visit the Moody College International Programs website to learn more about the program, including brochures from previous programs and a letter from the UT-Austin School of Journalism & Media faculty member Prof. Stephen Reese, who has led the course since 2008. You may contact him for further information about the program (

Daniel Ach, Senior Program Coordinator
Education Abroad
Texas Global | The University of Texas at Austin
(512) 471-6965 | |
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New program – Longhorn TIES Initiative


New Student Services would like to announce the official launch of the Longhorn TIES (Transition, Inclusion, Empower, Success) initiative this month. The initiative seeks to enhance the student experience for students who identify as being on the autism spectrum or who have other neuro-related conditions through advocacy, connections and training starting with the new student orientation process and continuing throughout the student’s academic career.

Ashley Richardson was hired as an autism spectrum education and outreach administrator, and is the point of contact for the program. Longhorn TIES will service as a resource and a referral network for students and staff across the UT Austin campus. Ashley will work with students and campus partners to facilitate the connection to appropriate resources, make targeted referrals and provide follow-up support services.

Web pages for the initiative are live at, and we encourage you to review these pages for resources that are available to students, faculty and staff.
Longhorn TIES Overview
Mission, Vision and Strategic Goals
Program Elements
Program Administrator

Please encourage students who are interested in learning more about this initiative or who want to sign up for services to fill out the Longhorn TIES Qualtrics form. If you have any questions about this initiative, please contact Ashley Richardson at

Thank you and hook ‘em!


CELENA MONDIE-MILNER, Ph.D., Executive Director
The University of Texas at Austin | New Student Services | 512-471-3304 |

AEFH scholarship applications

Happy New Year and we hope that all of your students have safely returned to campus ready to go. We wanted to remind you that the deadline for this year’s AEFH scholarship applications will be here soon. The online application has been updated and we will again be awarding scholarships to 20 applicants. College students who will be studying any form of communications in the Fall of 2020 or the Spring of 2021, at any AAF Tenth District school, are eligible.

The application and information about the scholarships are available at This year, AEFH has a very big surprise planned for our scholarship recipients. Please encourage your students to apply by this Friday, January 17th, and let us know if you, or any of your students, have any questions.

thank you for your support,

Jay Hagins
Advertising Education Foundation of Houston

101 Litchfield Lane
Houston, Texas 77024
(713) 553-4425 – cell

College Reading Elective – BDP 319

I wanted to remind everyone of our 3-hour elective, teaching college reading strategies. The course is BDP 319: Analytical Reading and Writing.

This course is meant to take students through reading strategies across the academic disciplines, including history, social sciences, literature, and natural sciences. The course will incorporate high-interest texts and graphic novels to cover topics like race, gender, and economics. I’ve attached a flyer for your reference.

There are still seats available for the course this semester. I encourage you to speak to students, who may have difficulty understanding and synthesizing longer readings, about this course. Our goal is to make sure students are well-prepared to encounter college-level reading and critical thinking in all the courses they take during their time on the Forty Acres.

Please let Hillary Procknow ( or myself know if you have any questions about BDP 319.

Vanessa Garcia
TSI Advisor
VANESSA GARCIA, M.Ed. | Texas Success Initiative | The University of Texas at Austin | JES 327A | 512-232-7146 | | pronouns: she, her, hers

new student team competition

The IC² Institute, a UT Austin research department, has created a new student team competition. Diverse student teams will have the opportunity to choose a Texas community and respond to a prompt related to a community development scenario. The top ten teams will present on Saturday, March 28, for a chance to win cash prizes and demonstrate the ability to apply research, creativity, and strategic thinking to a modern problem. A judging panel will recognize high achievement. $15,000 in cash awards will be distributed among the top three performing teams.

The challenge is appropriate for students in any field of study who want to practice their strategy and presentation skills. Multi-disciplinary teams should consist of 4 or 5 students and must include at least 2 undergraduate students and at least 2 upper-division or graduate students. IC² can help match students to teams.

Would you please share this information and the dates and link below with your students? We hope that in this first year of the program we will be able to reach a diversity of students, not just the students in majors that are most familiar with case competitions.

Thank you in advance!

Best regards,
Debra Dzwonczyk

Student Challenge important dates:
· January: If you would like help from IC² in being matched to a team, complete the online matching form.
· January 23, 2020, 5-7 PM, Blackstone Launchpad, FAC 101D: Information session.
· February 5, 2020, 5-7 PM, Blackstone Launchpad, FAC 101D: Information session.
· February 21, 2020: Deadline for team applications with community information.
· March 26, 2020, 4 PM: Challenge prompt emailed to teams.
· March 28, 2020, 8 AM: Team presentations due.
· March 28, 2020, noon – 5 PM, FAC 101B: Top 10 teams present. 5:30 PM, FAC 101D: Awards ceremony.
Please visit for more information or email with any questions.

Debra Dzwonczyk
Director, Operations and Project Management | IC² Institute
The University of Texas at Austin |
1-512-305-0333 | | skype: DebraDzwonczyk

Students: Check out the IC² Student Challenge, with $15,000 in cash awards distributed among top teams.

Award competitions for UT undergrad researchers

Submissions are now open for two award competitions that will be of interest to student researchers and those completing theses.
Students can now submit proposals for the Spring 2020 Undergraduate Research Fellowships, which provide up to $1,000 to support expenses for independent research or creative activity in any major. The spring 2020 URF deadline is 11:59 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3. Students conducting independent research are invited to learn more about the award (including the application process, eligibility, and writing tips) and access the online application. More info about other sources for student research funding can be found on the OUR scholarships page.

Student can also submit a 2-minute research video and compete for $6,500 in the Texas Student Research Showdown. In this research communication competition for UT undergraduate researchers, student create videos explaining their research or creative activity to a general audience. The top two videos in two categories (arts, humanities, and social sciences; science, technology, and engineering) will receive $2000 and $750 awards, and an “audience choice” winner selected by UT students will receive $1000. The competition is open to any UT undergraduate involved in research or creative activity in any major. Submissions reflecting group projects, research outside the STEM fields, and thesis-work-in-progress are particularly encouraged. Students can visit to learn more and submit a video by Feb. 18.


Robert V. Reichle, Ph.D. (he/him/his)
Director, Office of Undergraduate Research | School of Undergraduate Studies
The University of Texas at Austin

Register for the Spring 2020 Theatre for Dialogue Class

Theatre for Dialogue: Interactive Performance and Violence Prevention
Register for Spring 2020
Academic Credit available through TD357T, SW360K, or WGS345

Through experiential learning and community engagement frameworks, students will build and utilize facilitation skills and applied theatre methods to develop a project intended to engage audience participants in a dialogue about issues of interpersonal violence. No theatre experience necessary!

For more information, visit or email

The University of Texas at Austin | Longhorn Wellness Center | Voices Against Violence | 512-475-6957

5th Annual Regional Student Scholars Forum

LSU Shreveport is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Regional Student Scholars Forum on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Both undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines are invited to present their research. Participants can register online at: There is no registration fee and lunch will be provided. The deadline for abstract submission is February 17, 2020.

This is a wonderful opportunity for students to gain experience presenting their research and to receive feedback from peers and faculty in a supportive environment, There are separate tracks for undergraduate and graduate students. There are also prizes for best posters and presentations. Over the years, this annual regional event has attracted participants from the following institutions:

Arkansas: Arkansas State University, Hendrix College, Lyon College, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, University of Arkansas at Monticello, University of Central Arkansas
Louisiana: Centenary College, Grambling University, Louisiana State University, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport, Louisiana State University Shreveport, Loyola University, McNeese State University, Nicholls State University, Northwestern State University, Tulane University, University of Holy Cross, University of Louisiana Lafayette, University of Louisiana at Monroe, University of New Orleans
Mississippi: Belhaven University, Jackson State University, University of Mississippi, University of Southern Mississippi
Oklahoma: Oklahoma State University, Southern Nazarene University, University of Central Oklahoma. University of Oklahoma
Texas: Jarvis Christian College, Sam Houston State University, St. Mary’s University, Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas A & M University Texarkana, Texas Tech University, Texas Woman’s University, University of the Incarnate Word, University of May Hardin-Baylor, University of Texas, University of Texas Dallas, University of Texas El Paso, University of Texas –Texas Medical Center Houston, University of Texas at Tyler
Other: Kansas State University, North Carolina Central University

Please disseminate to your faculty and encourage participation from their students. Faculty mentors are welcome to accompany students.

Looking forward to welcoming your students at the event!


Sanjay T. Menon, Ph. D.
Dean of Graduate Studies
Director of India Studies
Louisiana State University Shreveport
Office: (318) 797-5247 Fax: (318) 798-4120

One University Place
Shreveport, Louisiana 71115
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Austin Alliance for Women in Media Scholarship

The Austin Alliance for Women in Media is proud to award scholarships to college Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors studying media or a related field at a university in the Austin area (within a 40-mile radius from Austin). Consideration will also be given to students attending other colleges who graduated from an Austin area high school and maintain an Austin area permanent address.

One $5000 scholarship will be awarded in 2020 to be used for undergraduate tuition and will be administered by the respective Financial Aid Office of the recipient.

The application is due NO LATER THAN MARCH 2, 2020 at 5 PM

Undergraduate Internship Opportunity

Hello, students. I’m writing to share a Spring 2020 internship opportunity with you with the Office of Inclusive Innovation and Entrepreneurship within the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. Please see the information below and the attached document for additional details about this opportunity. If you have questions about this internship, please reach out to

Position Overview:
The Office of Inclusive Innovation and Entrepreneurship seeks an undergraduate intern who will support event communication and management for the office’s programs. This is a leadership position that offers event marketing, promotion, and implementation experience. A strong desire for social impact is required for this role. Our office’s overall mission is to address wealth inequity by investing in students from diverse backgrounds and collaborating with business leaders to draw up innovative strategies for diversity and inclusion. As we grow our impact inside and outside the university, we are looking for committed student partners to support our efforts. If you’d like to develop your talents in mission-driven graphic design, marketing, and public relations, please apply for this opportunity by submitting a cover letter and resume to

Application Deadline: 1/20/2020

Department: Division of Diversity & Community Engagement

Supervisor: Rubén Cantú, Executive Director of the Office of Inclusive Innovation and Entrepreneurship, DDCE

Length of Assignment: Spring 2020 with option to extend

Hours per week: 3 hours per week

Stipend: Unpaid with ability to earn internship credit

Application Instructions: Please submit a cover letter and resume to If you have any questions about this opportunity or about our office’s work, please email us.