2016 – 2017 Lunch Talks
Environmental Studies Carry-Your-Tray Lunch Talks – Lunch is FREE for Guests Who Sign-In in the Dining Hall!
Dates for the 2016 – 2017 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: Summer Internship at The Land Institute
Tuesday, September 27
Lena Adams, class of 2018, will discuss her summer internship with 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.
Alex Ocanas: Saving the Monarch and Other Vital Pollinators
Tuesday, October 11
Alex Ocanas, Coordinator for the Center for Environmental Studies, will discuss topics related to the plight of the monarch butterfly and other pollinators.
America Vallejo: Summer Internship at Bamberger Ranch
Tuesday, November 1
America Vallejo, class of 2019, 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.
Marissa Wilkinson: Summer Internship at Little Traverse Conservancy
Tuesday, February 7
Marissa Wilkinson, class of 2018, will discuss her summer internship at Little Traverse Conservancy, a land trust in Northern Michigan. 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.
Holistic Management International
*Tuesday, February 28 *11:00 AM – 12:00 PM*
HMI has helped communities grow and thrive by educating family farmers and ranchers and pastoralists in regenerative agricultural practices that empower them to strengthen their businesses, produce healthier food, improve local wildlife habitats and protect the environment. Please join us to learn more about this organization and their work.
Dr. Evelyn Brister: Criteria for an Environmentally Defensible GMO
*Friday, March 31 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
In the early 20th century, a blight left the American chestnut tree functionally extinct. But now genetic modification could return this majestic tree to native forests. Whether to do so shifts the GMO debate away from scientific, political, economic, and health issues and toward unsettled ethical and metaphysical questions about genetic integrity, wildness, and humans’ relationship to nature. These are the questions that most centrally concern environmental ethicists—and that most strongly divide them.
AC Unplugged 2016
Monday, October 3 – Monday, October 31
Events hosted weekly this month in celebration of the 7th 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
Thursday, October 20
Environmental studies majors, minors, faculty, and friends are invited to enjoy Sneed Prairie with us on Thursday, October 20 at 5:30 PM. Food, drinks, and good company will be provided (and transportation, if desired). Please RSVP to Alex Ocanas.
Academic Advising 2016
October 27, 2016
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 WCC 255 from 11 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. If you are unable to attend, please contact Dr. Keith Kisselle.
March – Exact Date TBD
Hosted by Think. Groups of students are invited to design and decorate their own recycling bin that will be displayed and used in the IDEA Center. One of the major goals of this event is to draw awareness to recycling habits and opportunities on campus – and for students to enjoy designing their own creative bin!
Monday, April 17 – Friday, April 21
AC Thinking Green will host daily events this week in celebration of Earth Day on Saturday, 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 22, 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.