Journalists throughout Texas and across the country are pursuing the professional expertise and experience of our university’s highly sought-after media experts. From spotlighting our first-ever Nursing program to discussing innovative collaborations addressing affordable student housing, read about how the faculty and staff at St. Edward’s made news headlines during the Fall 2023 semester.

Founding Director of Nursing Donna Beuk interviews with KXAN.
Political Science Professor Brian Smith interviews with CBS Austin.
Director of Counseling Services Molly Wang interviews with KVUE.
Vice President of Student Affairs and Administration Lisa Kirkpatrick interviews with KXAN.
Dr. Donna Beuk

Donna Beuk

In the Fall of 2023, St. Edward’s University launched its new Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program. Founding Director of Nursing Donna Beuk spoke with KXAN and The Austin Business Journal about how the RN to BSN program provides working nurses innovative training and experiential education that advances their careers as highly skilled, compassionate health care professionals.

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Dustin Joubert

Dustin Joubert

Whether you’re competing on the highly acclaimed Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams at St. Edward’s or going for an early morning jog, the proper running shoes can help make a difference in your performance. In October and December, Outside Magazine and Slate Magazine covered the studies of “super shoes” by Dustin Joubert, professor of Kinesiology, and the impact they may have on runners.

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Headshot of Molly Wang

Molly Wang

Over the summer of 2023, media outlets reported an increase in the number of college students who were experiencing depression. During National Wellness Month in August, as Hilltoppers returned to St. Edward’s for the Fall semester, Director of Counseling Services Molly Wang joined KVUE Midday to talk about LiveWellSEU, the challenges college students are facing and what they can do to live a healthy, productive lifestyle.

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Brian Smith

Brian Smith

As the political climate continues to dominate the news, reporters are seeking out the academic expertise of Brian Smith, professor of Political Science and associate dean for the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences. From the 2024 Texas Primary Elections to the aftermath of the acquittal of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in the historic impeachment trial, Smith serves as a trusted expert for hot-button political topics at state and national levels.

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Lisa Kirkpatrick

Lisa Kirkpatrick

In August, St. Edward’s University announced a new partnership with Huston-Tillotson University (HT) to provide exclusive use of Teresa Hall for housing up to 150 HT students, which began Fall 2023. KXAN interviewed Vice President of Student Affairs and Administration Lisa Kirkpatrick about the exciting initiative that’s welcoming HT students to the hilltop and how the collaboration is beneficial for both institutions.

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Faculty headshot of Carsten Andresen

Carsten Andresen

When it came to hard-hitting news stories involving criminal activity, journalists turned to W. Carsten Andresen, associate professor of Criminal Justice, for his insight. Andresen spoke with KXAN about the infamous murder trial of Kaitlin Armstrong, a case which has garnered national attention. Andresen was also interviewed by The Austin American Statesman for an article about the City of Austin paying millions of dollars in costs as a result of police misconduct lawsuits over the past decade.

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