Nationwide Media Highlights
Asia Times | August 10,2011
Taiwan’s ruling Kuomintang party has struggled to find a response to a stream of open letters to President Ma Ying-jeou by a group of Western academics, lobbyists and diplomat that take aim at “the erosion of justice and democracy” under Ma’s rule. Dr. Donald Rodgers, Associate Professor of Political Sciences at Austin College is one of many who submitted an open letter.
Employee Benefit News | August 16, 2011
Some states are making strides to promote transparency and accountability for insurance consumers. Keith Larey, Director of Human Resources at Austin College comments about the consumer program.
Oxford American | August 23, 2011
David Baker, Austin College associate professor of physics, is recognized among “The Most Creative Teachers in the South.”
Popular Science Magazine | August 8, 2011
Param Jaggi, a new Austin College freshman, was recently named in “Top 10 High School Inventors in the US” by Popular Science magazine.
Razoo.com | August 27, 2011
AC alumni, Dr. Jeannine Hatt ’72 and Dr. Chuck Phelps ’72, road as members of the Race for Grace team in the Wichita Falls Hotter ‘n Hell 100 endurance ride to support Grace Children’s Hospital.
Mental Floss Blog | September 9, 2011
A blog about “4 Old Men Who Played College Football,” which includes Tom Thompson, who in a November 2009 game, kicked an extra point.
U.S. News & World Report | September 13, 2011
Austin College rose dramatically from #81 last year to #64 among National Liberal Arts Colleges on U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 edition of Best Colleges. “While we don’t measure our success by external rankings, we do appreciate the affirmation of our hard work in providing an outstanding education for our student’s,” noted President Hass in reponse to the positive news.
Regional and Local Media Highlights
Austin College | August 19, 2011
Austin College faculty, staff and student leaders prepared for arrival of nearly 360 freshmen and 30 new transfer students.
KTEN | August 18, 2011
Texas House Bill makes college textbooks more affordable. Two Austin College football players, Phillip Richardson ’13 and Tim Smith ’13, are interviewed about how this can save students money.
KTEN | August 28, 2011
Juniors and seniors from Austin College unloading their cars and are settling into the new residential housing.
KXII | August 27, 2011
Austin College students developed the Austin College iPhone app which is available worldwide on the Apple app store.
KXII | August 29, 2011
Austin College upperclassmen moved into new residential style housing.
KXII | September 2, 2011
Daniel McGunegle, a triplet and a freshman at Austin College, is one of the first test tube babies born in Texas.
NABE | September 16, 2011
Kevin Simmons, professor of Economics at Austin College spoke at the DFW Association of Business Economics luncheon.
North Texas e-News | August 31, 2011
President Marjorie Hass welcomed freshmen and returning students to the 163rd academic year at Austin College.
Sherman Herald Democrat | August 21, 2011
New residence halls open at Austin College for upper classmen.
Sherman Herald Democrat | September 1, 2011
President Marjorie Hass welcomed freshmen and returning students at the opening convocation of Austin College’s 163rd academic year.
Sherman Herald Democrat | September 4, 2011
James Perry is the new Austin College Police Chief.
Sherman Herald Democrat | September 11, 2011
Austin College has once again been included in Forbes magazine list of “America’s Top Colleges.”
Sherman Herald Democrat | September 14, 2011
Austin College senior men’s soccer player, Chris Melton, was named Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week.
Texas Monthly | September 1, 2011
Austin College graduate, Lisa Fain ’91, is interviewed by Texas Monthly.