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Austin entrepreneur Kendra Scott joins the University of Texas faculty
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Austin-based jewelry designer Kendra Scott will soon add professor to her resume.

Austin-based jewelry designer Kendra Scott is taking her entrepreneurial knowledge to the University of Texas as a professor of practice in the College of Fine Arts, where she will co-teach a class called Woman in Entrepreneurship.


This is Scott's next step in working with students at the university. She first partnered with UT last year on the launch of the Kendra Scott Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute, which includes workshops, a leadership summit, an internship program, mentorship opportunities and a speaker series. The Kendra Scott Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute is sponsoring the Woman in Entrepreneurship class.

"I'm honored to join the university as a professor of practice, and am so excited for the opportunity to work directly with this next generation of courageous leaders," Scott said in a press release. "We've seen a real hunger for programming and classes that lift up and support aspiring female entrepreneurs, and I am eager to further our work with the WEL Institute by bringing my own experience and expertise to the classroom."

The course will have a specific focus on the female founder's unique perspective and is geared toward students who want to start their own business, according to the release. Students will be able to register for the course in the spring. It will be open to 30 students.

Scott follows other popular influencers in joining UT faculty, including Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey and bestselling author Brené Brown.

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Tito's releases (not so?) ugly sweater line for the holidays, profits to charity

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.

There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.

All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.

Click here to see the entire collection in the Tito's store.

Mac and Cheese Fest and Free Art Exhibit
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🗓 All weekend

🎨 Creek Show Art Exhibit

Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities

All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park

✨ Mozart's Light Show

This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.

6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

🗓 Saturday

🥊 Kickboxing in the Park

This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.

10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park

🛍 The Front Market

Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.

11 a.m - 5 p.m | 📍Ani's Day and Night - 7107 E Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78741

🗓 Sunday

🧀 Mac and Cheese Fest

Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.

11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway