About Our Blog

Welcome to the Austin College Center for Environmental Studies Blog! This space is designed to share our stories and keep you connected – current or prospective students, alumni, friends, faculty, or any other interested individual – we invite you to explore and enjoy these entries!

This site is divided into two separate but related categories; navigate your way through our broader Environmental Studies section or focus on stories from our Sneed prairie restoration site. To be notified of new blog posts, please subscribe by entering your name and email in the box below. 

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Austin College, a private national liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas, has earned a reputation for excellence in academic preparation, international study, pre-professional foundations, leadership development, committed faculty, and hands-on, adventurous learning opportunities. One of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope’s influential book Colleges That Change Lives, Austin College boasts a welcoming community that embraces diversity and individuality, with more than 36 percent of students representing ethnic minorities. A residential student body of 1,250 students and a faculty of more than 100 allow a 12:1 student-faculty ratio and personalized attention. The College is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA) and cultivates an inclusive atmosphere that supports students’ faith journeys regardless of religious tradition. Founded in 1849, the College is the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original name and charter.