At Work in D.C.


RonAmber Deloney has spent the past few weeks in Washington, D.C., working with the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities’ Turnaround Arts program. She was selected by the committee and her graduate program at NYU for an internship. Another NYU alumnus also participated. RonAmber will share a few of her experiences in the Winter 2015… [Read More]

High Praise for Anderson Book


Peter Anderson’s first novel, The Unspeakable, has received the 2015 Literary Fiction Review Award for excellence in literary fiction from the Literary Fiction Book Review. The book written by Anderson, associate professor of English, was published in September 2014. The review offers this overall verdict on the book: “A searing work of literary virtuosity by… [Read More]

Bucher Shares Life of Mission


Henry Bucher, chaplain emeritus, has written “My Pilgrimage in Mission,” published in the July 2015 issue of International Bulletin of Missionary Research. To be invited to write such an article, intended to be personal, with a focus on those life events which shaped the author’s life and beliefs, is an honor, according to Bucher. Read… [Read More]

Remembering Kate McCord


Kate (Moore) McCord ’50 died peacefully at her home on June 24. A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, July 11, at 10 a.m. at Grand Avenue Presbyterian Church. A reception will follow in the Wright Campus Center Living Room at Austin College. Inurnment will be held at Highland Park Presbyterian Church in… [Read More]

Simmons Named to Journal Review Board


Kevin Simmons, Austin College professor of economics, has been selected as a member of the editorial board of the national journal Natural Hazards Review (NHR). The cross-disciplinary journal, housed at the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder, provides innovative and practical solutions to the problems and challenges faced by all sectors of… [Read More]

Students Named to Spring 2015 Dean’s List


Austin College’s Dean’s List has been announced for Spring Term 2015.The Dean’s List recognizes the top 20 percent of students taking a minimum of three graded, full-credit courses. For Spring Term 2015, the Dean’s List recognizes 236 individuals. “We congratulate the students on the Dean’s List and commend them on this accomplishment, especially given the… [Read More]

Richardson Named ASBMB Education Fellow


By David Trevino, Public Affairs Intern Dr. John Richardson, Austin College associate professor of chemistry, has been named a 2015 Education Fellow through the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). The goal of ASBMB is to unify and promote the divergent fields of biochemistry and molecular biology. An annual conference gives faculty and… [Read More]

25 Years of the NHI Texas Great Debate Program


National Hispanic Institute Commemorates 25 Years of Partnership with Austin College for its Texas Great Debate Program, June 11-14 Austin College and the National Hispanic Institute will commemorate 25 years of partnership this June 11-14, when the college hosts the 2015 edition of NHI’s Texas Great Debate program. Key leaders from both educational institutions will… [Read More]

In Memoriam: Dr. James Ware


The Austin College community is saddened to learn of the death of Dr. James H. Ware, professor emeritus of philosophy and religion, on May 25, in Pensacola, Florida, and offer sincere condolences to his family. He and his wife moved to Florida after his retirement from the College in 1996. He joined the Austin College… [Read More]

Riordan Named Coach of the Year


The Austin College athletics department, in conjunction with the Athletics A-Board, has announced that Jeff Riordan has been named the 2015 Kedric Couch Alumni Coach of the Year. Riordan led Crosby High School to a 13-2 record and was named the Houston Touchdown Club Coach of the Year in 2014.