Listening party offers tales of Africa and Starbucks discount

Karalyn Jones

University of Houston-Victoria student and African adventurer Karalyn Jones will be the guest of an hour-long "Sunday Night" special at 6 p.m. July 6 on radio station KSBJ.

To celebrate, UHV is inviting the public to listen to the show and enjoy a 10 percent discount from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Starbucks, 1301 E. Rio Grande, in front of H-E-B.

At the listening party, fans can read Jones' blog entries from Africa and post comments on UHV laptops, courtesy of Starbucks' wi-fi.

"With so many people interested in Karalyn and this amazing adventure she's on, we thought it would be great to bring people together to share the experience," said Nancy Gresham, UHV special events coordinator.

Jones prerecorded the interview with host Anne Badger before departing earlier this month for Uganda, a war-torn country in the eastern part of the continent. Jones is working with an aid organization to help teach students while she conducts research about the country's education system.

Anyone can listen to the broadcast at 6 p.m. July 6 on local affiliate KXBJ 89.3 FM. They can follow Jones' adventures on her live blog at

For more information, call Gresham at 361-570-4351.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Thomas Doyle 361-570-4342