Citizen Alum is an effort to change the framework of alumni relations, partnering with alumni as “do-ers.” Citizen Alum aims to find the hidden treasure—the creative, civic, intellectual, and social capital of alumni, especially recent “gap alums” and alums who opt out of conventional roles, supporting them as contributors to their home communities and as allies in education.
The mission of the two day conference is to examine the ways institutions of higher education are dealing with rising levels of economic inequality in the United States. Is inequality a problem? If so, what should be done about it? How are themes of inequality being dealt with in the classroom? What teaching pedagogies and co-curricular activities are being used to get students to think critically about economic inequality in the United States and the world?
The Humanities and Democracy engages the power of the humanities to promote understanding and mutual respect for people with diverse histories, cultures, and perspectives within the United States. Lone Star College is one of 10 community colleges nation-wide selected by Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and The Democracy Commitment: An American Community College Initiative (TDC) to infuse this key skill for civic learning and Democratic Engagement through humanities courses and perspectives.
When guests arrive at the Oxfam America Hunger Banquet, they draw tickets at random that assign each to a high-, middle, or low-income tier – based on the latest statistics about the number of people living in poverty.
Each year Lone Star College students may choose to do internships in the offices of local elected officials such as the Office of the Mayor, State Representative, County Commissioner, or U.S. Representative. These experiences provide excellent opportunities for developing job skills and connections.
The Texas Tribune knows that the students (and educators) who attend the Texas Tribune Festival are the future leaders of Texas and beyond. The Texas Tribune has crafted an enhanced student experience to help you get the most out of the Festival, including a student lounge, a pre-Festival summit and other special events. This is an excellent opportunity for students to learn about the current political issues facing the State of Texas and the U.S.