2017 - 2018 Lunch Talks
Environmental Studies Carry-Your-Tray Lunch Talks - Lunch is FREE for Guests Who Sign-In in the Dining Hall!
Dates for the 2017 - 2018 Carry-Your-Tray Lunch Talk programs will be listed below; topics and details will be posted as they are determined. All Carry-Your-Tray Lunch Talks will be held in Wright Campus Center Room 231 from 12 noon to 1 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Mark your calendars!
Lena Adams: Spring Semester at the School for Field Studies
Tuesday, September 12
Lena Adams, class of 2018, will discuss her Spring Semester in Australia with the School for Field Studies. Megan Telzrow, a School for Field Studies representative, will also give a brief overview of the program and will be on hand to answer any questions.
Courtney Anderson: Careers in Conservation
Tuesday, September 26
Courtney Anderson, a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will discuss her career at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge and how she got started in conservation.
Brandon Harner: Summer Internship at Little Traverse Conservancy
Tuesday, October 24
Brandon Harner, class of 2019, will discuss his summer internship at Little Traverse Conservancy. This is one of three exclusive internships offered by Austin College each year; students interested in applying for future internships should attend and feel free to ask questions.
Katie Collins: Summer Internship at The Land Institute
Tuesday, October 31
Katie Collins, class of 2019, will discuss her summer internship at The Land Institute. This is one of three exclusive internships offered by Austin College each year; students interested in applying for future internships should attend and feel free to ask questions.
Christine Rottler: Summer Internship at Bamberger Ranch
Tuesday, November 14
Christine Rottler, class of 2018, will discuss her summer internship at Bamberger Ranch. This is one of three exclusive internships offered by Austin College each year; students interested in applying for future internships should attend and feel free to ask questions.
Ricky Linex: Pollinators and Native Plants, What it Means for Our Future
Tuesday, February 6
Ricky Linex, a wildlife biologist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, will discuss the importance of pollinators in our lives and show how under-appreciated pollinators in general have been over the past 175 years. Discussion will include hindrances to pollinators caused by actions of mankind, the importance of having good native plant habitat for pollinators, what native plants are most beneficial for nectar and pollen production for pollinators, and what lesser known native plants are being tested for growth and future commercial sales to increase pollinator habitat.
Mark Gilmore: Texas Instruments and Environmental Responsibility
Tuesday, February 27
Mark Gilmore, an Environmental, Safety, and Health Risk and Compliance Manager at Texas Instruments, will discuss environmentally focused jobs and responsibilities at TI, including what he is responsible for from a corporate standpoint as well as what can be found at each of their local manufacturing sites around the world.
Jacob Lowe: My Career Path as an AC Environmental Studies Alum
Tuesday, March 6
Jacob Lowe, an AC Alum and Project Manager/Field Chemist at Stericycle, will discuss his career path and give advice about environmental careers. “I provide environmental compliance/environmental management solutions within both the private and public sphere. I'm like Mr. Wolf on Pulp Fiction... I solve problems,” Jacob says.
Lauren Ice: My Career Path as an AC Environmental Studies Alum
Tuesday, April 17
Lauren Ice, an AC Alum and Associate Attorney with Frederick, Perales, Allmon, & Rockwell PC, will discuss her career path and give advice about environmental careers. Lauren worked as a Staff Attorney for Save Our Springs Alliance in Austin, Texas for three years, where her focus was primarily on water law and land use. She now helps represent plaintiffs and protestants protect a healthy environment in state and federal cases involving solid waste, water and air pollution, endangered species, and land use.
2017 - 2018 Events
AC Unplugged 2017
Monday, October 2 - Monday, October 30
Events hosted weekly this month in celebration of the 8th annual AC Unplugged residence hall energy conservation competition: a race to conserve energy, reduce resource use, and minimize waste production among Austin College's four traditional residence halls.
Annual Sneed Prairie Picnic
Friday, November 3
Environmental studies majors, minors, faculty, and friends are invited to enjoy Sneed Prairie with us. Food, drinks, and good company will be provided (and transportation, if desired). Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and food will be served at 5:30.
Academic Advising 2017
Thursday, October 19
Faculty and Staff will advise majors, minors, and those interested in a major or a minor on upcoming requirements and opportunities. This session will be held in the Moseley Room from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. If you are unable to attend, please contact Dr. Keith Kisselle. This is a carry-your-tray event and lunch is free for guests who sign in at the Dining Hall.
Academic Advising 2018
Thursday, March 29
Faculty and Staff will advise majors, minors, and those interested in a major or a minor on upcoming requirements and opportunities. This session will be held in the WCC 245 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. If you are unable to attend, please contact Dr. Keith Kisselle. This is a carry-your-tray event and lunch is free for guests who sign in at the Dining Hall.
Monday, April 16 - Friday, April 20
AC Thinking Green will host daily events this week in celebration of Earth Day on Sunday, April 22. The events will be fun, simple, and intended to help you think green! Keep an eye out for updates on this week's schedule.
Saturday, April 21, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
AC Thinking Green and the Service Station partner to guide a day of service promoting environmental awareness, responsibility, and sustainability. Students, faculty, campus community members, and alumni are invited to participate. Groups or individuals will have the opportunity to sign-up during the weeks before the event.