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Heloise launches national college tour at Texas State

Date of release: 10/10/05

SAN MARCOS—Nationally syndicated columnist Heloise will kick off her national Heloise College Tour at Texas State University-San Marcos Oct. 18 during Mass Communication Week on campus.

A Texas State Distinguished Alumna, Heloise will present “Life Skills 101” 9:30-10:45 a.m. in Old Main 320. She will take questions from the audience and offer door prizes to help students make it through the rest of the semester.

From noon-1 p.m., Heloise will be live on the mall at LBJ Student Center with KTSW radio, where she will take questions from students about topics ranging from relationships to refrigerators. From 3:30-4:45 p.m., she will be back in Old Main to offer insight to aspiring journalists and discuss what it takes to become a successful columnist and author.

On Oct. 17, the day before the presentations, Heloise will stroll the familiar grounds of campus, interacting with students for an audio Podcast to air at a later date.

All events are open to the public.

Heloise is a nationally syndicated columnist whose work appears in more than 500 newspapers throughout the United States. She is a noted author and contributing editor for Good Housekeeping. You can find more of her bio and honors at

For more information, contact Kym Fox in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at (512) 245-3484 or via email at