In Memoriam: Janet Sims, Senior Trustee


The Austin College community is saddened to learn of the death of senior trustee Janet Guthrie Sims, 85, of McKinney, Texas, who died September 24. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 1, at First Presbyterian Church in McKinney. An inurnment will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, October 15, 2016,… [Read More]

In Memoriam: Sue Sappenfield


The Austin College community is saddened to learn of the death of retiree Sue Sappenfield, who worked in the College’s library from 1973 until 1983 when she moved to the Registrar’s Office. She remained in the Registrar’s Office until her retirement in June 1997.  The family will receive friends, Sunday, September 18, at Dannel Funeral… [Read More]

Salisbury to Present Lecture on the Meaning of Time


Dr. Don Salisbury, Austin College professor emeritus of physics, will present a Sabbatical Series Lecture, “Time After Time (and Before?)” on Wednesday, September 28, in Wright Campus Center, Room 231 at 5 p.m. A 4:30 p.m. reception in nearby Johnson Gallery precedes the lecture. Both events, free and open to the public, are presented by… [Read More]

Lisa Thomas Named Fulbright Scholar


To Research Indigenous Elements in North American Composition Austin College organist Dr. Lisa Thomas has been named a Fulbright Scholar through Fulbright Canada. The University of Alberta will host her for its winter 2017 term, January through May, as The Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Arts and Humanities to research, collect, and catalogue ancient musical… [Read More]

Poet James Adams to Offer Reading


Poet James Adams will present a reading of his work Thursday, September 8, at 4:30 p.m. in Caruth Administration, Room 201. The event is free and open to the public. In 2007, Adams was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in poetry for his first poetry collection, Noble Savage, which featured themes of American Indian genocide and… [Read More]

Austin College 2016 Grads Are World Ambassadors


Four Austin College 2016 graduates will serve as U.S. ambassadors and teachers around the globe, having received prestigious grants to spend most of the next year teaching English and sharing U.S. culture and ideas. Each will be teaching English to students, hoping to see the bright light of understanding and comprehension in the eyes of… [Read More]

College Featured in Princeton Review’s Best 381 Colleges

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Austin College is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2017 edition of its college guide, The Best 381 Colleges. In addition, Austin College is included in the book’s rankings of Best in the Western Region and in… [Read More]

Austin College Begins 168th Year


The 168th year of Austin College is officially underway after the ceremony and tradition of the Opening Convocation held August 24 at 7 Wynne Chapel. Led by College marshal Dr. David Baker, professor of physics, new freshmen and transfer students headed the academic procession into the event at which they would be officially matriculated… [Read More]