National Media Highlights
Chesapeake Energy | January 22, 2014
Jim Webb ’89 was appointed Executive Vice President – General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Chesapeake Energy.
U.S. Supreme Court News | January 22, 2014
Austin College Trustee Buck Files ’60 on the team making arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on a case about statutory construction.
London Community News | January 23, 2014
Austin College faculty member Kevin Simmons was in London this month launching wide-reaching research that aims to save lives and limit damage caused by extreme weather.
wnprnews | January 28, 2014
Faculty member Larry Hass talks about the relationship between magic and science on “The Colin McEnroe Show.”
Dallas and Regional News
Texas Supreme Court | January 9, 2014
Bill Ucherek ’89 and Brad Kizzia ’77 argue a case before the Supreme Court of Texas. (Full video)
Local Media Highlights
Austin College | December 9, 2013
Austin College graduate Lily Van ’11 on readjusting to life after nearly a year of living out of a suitcase serving in a branch of AmeriCorps called National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC).
Austin College | December 10, 2013
The Austin College community is saddened by the death of Senior Trustee David Charles Sprowl ’62 of Sherman, who passed on December 7.
Austin College | January 14, 2014
Several Austin College students will return to campus in February having completed fall study abroad terms around the globe.
Austin College | January 15, 2014
Austin College students and faculty in the JanTerm course “Experiencing Japanese Culture” spent time with some ’Roos living in Japan this week for an inside look at life in that country.
Austin College | January 16, 2014
John McGinn, Austin College associate professor of music, served as music director for the recently released CD The Fair Ophelia, as part of The Shakespeare Concerts of Massachusetts.
Austin College | January 16, 2014
Once Dr. Nathan Wolfe, known to many as the “Indiana Jones of virus hunting,” was selected as the 2014 Austin College Posey Leadership Award recipient, Austin College students hosted the Pandemic Games to promote awareness.
Austin College | January 23, 2014
This JanTerm, Austin College faculty members are offering a boost to any students who happened to make New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier.
Austin College | January 23, 2014
Austin College’s January Term 2014 is nearing its final week, and that means one thing: some 500 high school students and sponsors soon will descend on campus for the annual Grace Presbytery Senior High Youth Connection (SHYC).
Herald Democrat | January 11, 2014
Remembering Amaud Hassan, brother of Austin College student Saad Hassan and son of businessman Aziz Hassan
Herald Democrat | January 14, 2014
AC’s JanTerm lets students dig deep.
Herald Democrat | January 17, 2014
Roo Bound gives local children a taste of college life.
Herald Democrat | January 19, 2014
Secrets and Science in the Kitchen was the focus of yesterday’s Roo Bound, helping local children understand the science behind a few favorite foods..
Herald Democrat | January 21, 2014
Austin College holds breakfast celebrating legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Herald Democrat | January 22, 2014
Austin College, Grayson schools double-team Special Olympics event.
Herald Democrat | January 26, 2014
Former Austin College football coach Larry Kramer, who guided the Kangaroos to the 1981 NAIA National Championship, passed away at age 71.
KTEN | January 17, 2014
National vocalist leads MLK celebration at Austin College.
KTEN | January 22, 2014
Austin College noted on the SCAC Academic Honor Roll.
KXII | January 14, 2014
Students at Austin College are taking JanTerm courses designed to teach them to be more aware.
KXII | January 16, 2014
This Saturday, some Austin College students will spend their morning helping future college students through Roo Bound, a Saturday morning program designed to get local kids interested in college.
KXII | January 23, 2014
Austin College hosts Special Olympics for local kids as part of JanServe.
KXII | January 24, 2014
Austin College to Host “Stump the Chumps” Forum on Climate Change, February 10 at 903 Brewers in Sherman
North Texas e-News | December 25, 2013
Austin College students who participated in the TxDOT College Challenge create an algorithm for getting home faster and safer.
North Texas e-News | January 6, 2014
Austin College students in the English course “19th-Century Visions & Revisions” create a quilt as a metaphor for intertextuality, or the ways in which all literary works exist in conversation with each other.
North Texas e-News | January 15, 2014
All area children in kindergarten through 8th grade are invited to Austin College’s monthly ’Roo Bound event Saturday, January 18. The focus for January is “Secrets in the Kitchen” a January Term course by that name that highlights the various elements of chemistry that are part of everyday cooking.
North Texas e-News | January 24, 2014
Austin College organist Dr. Lisa Thomas will give a lunch lecture “Native American Treasure,” in conjunction with the museum’s newest exhibit, “Tribes: Native American History and Culture.”
Texoma Medical Center | January 30, 2014
The TMC continuing medical education program will provide an overview on viral disease epidemics, including selected eukaryotic pathogens that occur in North Texas. The program will include a panel discussion with experts in the field of virology and epidemiology from Austin College. The panel will consist of Kelly Reed, Ph.D. Steve Goldsmith, Ph.D. and Peggy Redshaw, Ph.D.
News ‘Roos Can Use
Links to articles about current issues in higher education and topics that are relevant to the RooNation.
Council for Independent Colleges | January 2014
Securing America’s Future: The Power of Liberal Arts Education. CIC has launched a national, multi-pronged initiative to promote the liberal arts and the effectiveness of independent higher education.
AAC&U Association of American Colleges and Universities | January 2014
The report, How Liberal Arts and Sciences Majors Fare in Employment: A Report on Earnings and Long-Term Career Paths by Debra Humphreys and Patrick Kelly, provides answers to common questions posed by students, parents, and policy makers who are increasingly concerned about the value of college degrees.
WGBH Boston Public Radio | January 9, 2014
Link to Listen: Carol Geary Schneider addressed the value and importance of a quality liberal education in today’s global marketplace in a story that aired on WGBH Public Radio, (Boston, MA), and Vermont Public Radio, (Colchester, VT). Schneider notes that, ‘Educators and employers actually have a high degree of agreement on what constitutes a really good education,’ said Carol Schneider, president of AAC&U.
Wall Street Journal | January 22, 2014
Liberal arts salaries are a marathon not a sprint.
Inside Higher Ed | January 23, 2014
How liberal arts grads fare: “That’s a myth out there – that somehow if you major in humanities, you’re doomed to be unemployed for the rest of your life. This suggests otherwise,” said Debra Humphreys, a co-author of the report and vice president for policy and public engagement at the AAC&U.
Huffington Post | January 28, 2014
This Is Irrefutable Evidence Of The Value of A Humanities Education. “You shouldn’t enter college worried about what you will do when you exit,” David Rubenstein, co-founder of the Carlyle Group, said at a World Economic Forum panel discussion last week on the state of the humanities. These words may be comforting to the thousands of humanities and social sciences undergraduates who have been told that by choosing their major, they’ve chosen a life of underemployment, debt and ramen.