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]

New Faces in Austin College Faculty


Several new faces will be among the Austin College faculty when students begin classes this week. Tenure-track faculty join several departments, and visiting and adjunct faculty fill several vacancies across campus. Saritha Bangara joins the faculty as assistant professor of public health after serving the College in a visiting role in public health during the… [Read More]

Kevin Simmons Takes Part in White House Forum

Kevin Simmons at the White House

Last week as his Austin College colleagues moved back into renovated offices on campus, Austin College professor of economics Kevin Simmons was finding his way through some unfamiliar offices, too. His meeting venue for the day was the White House and a session on “Smart Finance for Disaster Resilience.”  Read more. Simmons is an expert… [Read More]

Thinking Camp Students Explore Southeast Asia

Temple Center

Elephants aren’t too common in Sherman, but area elementary students have been envisioning elephants roaming the streets. The students are taking part in Austin College’s annual Austin Teacher Program  (ATP) “Thinking Camp,” and stories of elephants in the streets in Thailand understandably grabbed the attention of the children in their studies of Southeast Asia in… [Read More]