Austin College and Grayson County College officials signed a partnership agreement February 15 that will facilitate the process for highly qualified Grayson County College students wishing to transfer to Austin College. Dr. Marjorie Hass, Austin College president, and Dr. Alan Scheibmeir, Grayson County College president, formalized a pre-admission agreement during a signing ceremony at GCC.… [Read More]
Austin College to Host 700 Middle and High School Classics Students Saturday Austin College will host approximately 700 middle school and high school Latin students on campus Saturday, February 19, for the Texas State Junior Classical League Convention, Area C. The students will compete in academic, athletic, and artistic contests to learn more about ancient… [Read More]
The State Historian of Texas blog congratulates Austin College Professor of History Jacqueline M. Moore, whose book Cow Boys and Cattle Men: Class and Masculinities on the Texas Frontier, 1865-1900 has been named the winner of the 2010 T. R. Fehrenbach Award, given by the Texas Historical Commission in recognition of outstanding original research, study,… [Read More]
Austin College will host a presentation by award-winning author Dorothy Allison, reading an excerpt of her novel Bastard Out of Carolina, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 15, in Mabee Hall of Wright Campus Center. She will speak on “Shaping Lives in a Story. Can Fiction Make a Difference?” A question-and-answer session will follow. The event… [Read More]
The annual Austin College Kenneth W. Street Law Symposium, designed for law professionals and interested students, will be held Friday, February 25, from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Hoxie Thompson Auditorium of Sherman Hall. A luncheon and keynote address will be held in Mabee Hall of Wright Campus Center, and a reception in Collins… [Read More]
North Texas saw extreme weather last week, with inches of snow and ice, warnings to avoid driving, and rolling blackouts. Austin College closed the campus for two days to protect students who had just returned for the spring semester, and professors struggled to make it in for classes. Where did this intense weather come from?… [Read More]
Due to inclement weather, Austin College Theatre Scholarship auditions have been rescheduled for Saturday, February 19. Please contact Amanda Kisselle in the Office of Admission with any questions.
Teach For America, a nonprofit that aims to send top college students to teach in some of the nation’s poorest schools, has been given $100 million to launch its first-ever endowment in hopes of making the grass-roots organization a permanent fixture in education. Founder Wendy Kopp was Austin College’s inaugural Posey Leadership Award winner in… [Read More]
Grace Presbytery Senior High Youth Connection: January 28-30 Approximately 750 senior high youth and adult sponsors will arrive at Austin College Friday evening, January 28, for the Grace Presbytery Senior High Youth Connection (SHYC), ready for a weekend focusing on the theme “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” Thirty-five current members of the Austin… [Read More]
Lisa Fain ’91 moved to New York to pursue a writing career, but soon became homesick. She turned her longing for Texas–especially Texas foods–into a blog, and a soon-to-be-published book, Homesick Texan.