Campus News 2006

For Immediate Release
March 24, 2006

Award-Winning Journalist and Author to Speak at Schreiner University April 6

Tom SiegfriedTom Siegfried, author of “Strange Matters”, will be discussing science writing as a career, Thursday, April 6th at 7:00 pm at Schreiner University.  The event will take place in the Floyd & Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center Ballroom.  There is no charge to attend.

Siegfried is a science journalist who divides his time between Arlington, Texas, and Santa Monica, Calif. He served as science editor of The Dallas Morning News from 1985 to 2004, where he trained some of the nation's top science and medical writers. He is currently on the board of directors of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing.  He earned an undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University with majors in journalism, chemistry and history, and has a master of arts with a major in journalism and a minor in physics from the University of Texas at Austin.

Siegfried began his journalism career as a business and science writer for the Fort Worth Press and later served time on the journalism faculty at Texas Christian University before joining the Morning News. He is the author of two science books, “The Bit and the Pendulum”, from John Wiley & Sons (2000), and “Strange Matters”, from the Joseph Henry Press of the National Academy of Sciences (2002). He is a contributor to the National Association of Science Writers' Field Guide for Science Writers.

His work has earned various awards, most recently the 2004 Science-in Society award from the National Association of Science Writers. Other awards include the American Association for the Advancement of Science-Westinghouse Award for large daily newspapers and the American Chemical Society's James T. Grady-James H. Stack Award for Interpreting Chemistry for the Public. Siegfried has also received awards from the Associated Press Managing Editors Association, the American Psychiatric Association, and the Texas Headliners club. He is among the writers whose work was included in The Best American Science Writing 2004.

For more information contact Dr. Diana Comuzzie, Dean of the Trull School of Sciences and Mathematics at Schreiner at 830-792-7244 or by email at

Schreiner University is an independent coeducational liberal arts university related by choice and by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). For more information, visit our Web site at or call the Office of Admission at (830) 792-7217.

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