Holding true to the University mantra, the members of Texas Tower Public Relations have already begun to change the world. Texas Tower, the only student-run public relations firm on campus, aims to serve the non-profit community of Austin by meeting their public relations needs.
One of UT’s newest philanthropies, END7, pioneers the effort to get college students involved in the fight against neglected tropical diseases in the developing world.
“We want to eradicate the seven neglected tropical dieses of the world that are treatable,” END7 Communications Officer Holly Matecko said.
These seven diseases: roundworm, hookworm, elephantisis, onchoceriasis, shcistosomiasis, trachoma and whipworm, affect one in six people worldwide, and are the most common diseases of the world’s poor.
For those of you that will stay here over the summer, while it is probably a good idea to spend most of your time indoors for health reasons, you may find pleasure in exploring some cooler locales in the area.