Fall 2021 Honors Program Graduates
We are delighted to congratulate our two Moody College Honors Program graduating seniors. We invite you to learn more about these outstanding students, their honors experience, and their plans for the future.
Emotional Truths: Best-selling Author Thi Bui Gives Intimate Talk
On Tuesday, Nov. 9, author and illustrator Thi Bui gave an emotional and insightful public talk about her best-selling, critically acclaimed graphic memoir, “The Best We Could Do” (2017.)
New Honors Student Council Kicks off Fall Semester
After a year in the cloud and on a screen, excitement is in air as we start a new year back on Forty Acres. Helping us find our way is the new honors student council, which led a virtual welcome event and outdoor meet and greet during the first week of classes.
Student Spotlight: Andrew Orticio
Check out this month's student spotlight Andrew Orticio, a sophomore Radio-TV-Film major. Read all about his own vintage clothing business, Dorm Room Dimes, which he started in December 2020.
Annual Awards Cap Unforgettable Year
A global pandemic. Nationwide protests for racial justice. A Capitol riot. “The Eyes of Texas.” Snowpocalypse. Zoom. The 2020-21 academic year has been one like no other. Through it all, honors students persevered and prevailed.
Fall 2021 Events
Oct. 19, 2:00 - 3:15 p.m. - Podcasting The Black Experience
Podcasting The Black Experience: A Virtual Conversation with the hosts of JADE & XD and Therapy for Black Girls, hosted by Professor Sean Upshaw and his Honors class "Black Issues in ADV/PR". CMA 3.124 (in-person audience) or https://utexas.zoom.us/j/96351499595
Oct. 20, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. - The Black College Experience: A Panel Discussion with Black Faculty and Students
Faculty panelists include: Natalie Tindall (Director of ADV/PR), Sean Upshaw (professor in ADV/PR) and Ya'Ke Smith (Moody Dean of DEI). Student panelists include: Morgan Severson, Journalism, Moody Honors, Sophomore; Gregory Phea, Comm Studies, Moody Honors, Plan II, Senior; and Tarniesha Floyd, Radio-TV-Film, Moody Honors, Sophomore. https://utexas.zoom.us/j/92267999964
Nov. 9, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. - Virtual Lecture by Thi Bui
Author of the "The Best We Could Do," an acclaimed graphic memoir about the author's family's escape from war-torn Vietnam and immigration to the United States. https://utexas.zoom.us/s/93942160967
Spring 2021 Events
Feb. 11, An Evening with Mira Jacob
Author of graphic memoir "Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations". Mira Jacob is a novelist, memoirist, illustrator, and cultural critic.
March 11, Don Belt on Slow Journalism
A longtime writer and editor for National Geographic, Don Belt is an award-winning journalist, educator and public speaker. In this talk, Belt will discuss the slow journalism approach to reporting he helped develop through his work with Paul Salopek and his “Out of Eden Walk.”
April 1, An Evening with Saeed Jones
Joins us on April 1st at 7:00 pm for a talk with Saeed Jones, a former Buzzfeed LGBT and culture editor who has been a leading voice on issues of identity.