Compiled by Olivia Bailey, Public Affairs Liaison
International and National Media Highlights
Billings Gazette, Montana | June 13, 2017
Ta’jin Perez ’12 will wage a campaign for a Billings City Council seat while focusing on snowplowing and affordable housing.
Dallas Morning News | June 10, 2017
Peter Schulze, professor of biology and environmental science, comments on the Paris Climate Accord.
Harvard Kennedy School | June 26, 2017
A study led by Kevin Simmons, an economist at Austin College, uses data from insurance policy claims and losses across the state between 2001 and 2010 to analyze the Florida Building Code.
PR Newswire | May 30, 2017
Arturo Alluin Jr. ’13 will lead the day-to-day business operations of the first-ever Melting Pot Restaurant in El Paso, Texas.
San Angelo LIVE! | June 21, 2017
San Angelo Attorney Sara Anne Giddings ’04 will be honored by the State Bar of Texas, receiving the Joseph M. Prichard Outstanding Director Award presented by the Texas Young Lawyers Association.
The New York Times | June 11, 2017
Dr. Steven Pounders ’81, an internist and H.I.V. specialist in Dallas, married James O’Reilly on June 9.
WCBA | June 27, 2017
Polly Thomason ‘99, head coach at the University of Texas-Dallas, fills the NCAA Division III legislative chair position in the Women’s College Basketball Association.
Dallas and Regional News
Allen American | June 23, 2017
David Noll ’97, the manufacturing industry sector leader at Dallas-based-Goldin, Peiser and Peiser, joined the Allen ISD Board of Trustees.
Star-Telegram | June 13, 2017
Austin College history professor Light Cummins is mentioned in an article focusing on where the West begins in Texas.
GuruFocus | June 14, 2017
Centaur Capital Partners’ high-valuation market makes it tougher to find bargains, but Zeke Ashton ‘95 stays in the game with dividends and other securities.
Local Media Highlights
Herald Democrat | May 30, 2017
Thelma Harris left a lot of memories of her life in the form of stories she wrote in professor emeritus Jerry Lincecum’s “Telling Our Stories” classes at Austin College.
Herald Democrat | June 8, 2017
Hundreds of Latino teenagers from across the state gathered at Austin College on Thursday for the first day of the annual Texas Great Debate.
KXII News | June 8, 2017
The National Hispanic Institute is hosting more than 300 students at Austin College for the 26th annual Texas Great Debate.
Herald Democrat | June 24, 2017
The Sherman Great Days of Service “Service Academy for Youth” recently wrapped up its week of community service, which included staying at Austin College for three nights.
Blogs and Online Media
Amazon | June 6, 2017
Keith Johnston ’71 makes his book, “The End Comes Quick – Lessons Lived On,” available for purchase on Amazon.
Austin College | June 6, 2017
Dr. Roger Platizky, Austin College’s Henry L. and Laura H. Shoap Professor of English, was presented the Homer P. Rainey Award for Outstanding Achievement and Service to Austin College.
Austin College | June 6, 2017
Austin College’s colorful campus housing along Grand Avenue was renamed by the College’s Board of Trustees as the Dr. Marjorie Hass Village on Grand.
Austin College | June 8, 2017
Austin College’s Dean’s List has been announced for Spring Term 2017.
Austin College | June 12, 2017
The inaugural TEDxAustinCollege in 2016 was a rousing success, and plans are underway to see that success repeated in 2017.
Big 12 Sports | June 1, 2017
The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced the names on the 2018 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, including former faculty member Pete Cawthon.
KSST Radio | June 22, 2017
Dr. James Ki Lee ’10 recently joined Summit Dental located in Sulphur Springs, Texas with the purpose of sharing his passion for dentistry with his patients while providing them with the highest quality dental care.
North Texas e-News | May 31, 2017
Henry Bucher, associate professor emeritus of Austin College, comments on a “change of heart” that was not covered so thoroughly by the media.
North Texas e-News | May 29, 2017
Urban Dialog: Science After Dark, a joint production of The Sherman Museum, Austin College, and the Sherman Rotary Club, returns on June 6, and will host a discussion on “Cloning and Bio-Ethics” featuring Dr. John Richardson and Dr. Karánn Durland.
North Texas e-News | June 7, 2017
Henry Bucher, associate professor emeritus of humanities at Austin College comments on Paris Climate Agreement.
North Texas e-News | June 12, 2017
Ed Garza, head volleyball coach at Austin College, will direct several volleyball camps in the region.
North Texas e-News | June 27, 2017
Henry Bucher, associate professor emeritus of Humanities at Austin College, comments on the conflict between the national interest of the USA and regional peace initiatives.
Wise County Messenger | June 7, 2017
Joel Forbis ’18 of Decatur was awarded the Will Mann Richardson Prize for Outstanding Scholarship and Service at Austin College’s Honors Convocation.
News ‘Roos Can Use
GoodCall | June 21, 2017
Those who hold specialized degrees – particularly in STEM disciplines – seem to consider liberal arts degrees a joke, but maybe it’s time for the smirking to stop.