To our students:
As we all have observed during the recent elections, as well as in the days following, our ability to function as a society based upon the free and respectful exchange of ideas has been sorely tested by deep divisions surfacing in our culture. These divisions have weakened the very threads that bind us as a people. Such a threat to respect for difference – in selves, but in ideas as well -- is troubling for many reasons, since America has always been a land of differences and broad diversity.
Meet the newest member of the Liberal Arts Advisory Board, Mr. Aaron Barker, a former English major at Texas State and a rising attorney with WSGR in Austin.
Dr. Eric Leake, Assistant Professor with a specialty in Rhetoric and Composition, focuses his current work on empathy and how it can be used as a means of persuasion.