Austin College hosted a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on January 17, with support from local Rotary groups. The main speaker was Chief Justice Carolyn Wright of the Texas Fifth Court of Appeals, and the Sherman Federated Choir performed. Sophomore Robert Epps was the student speaker.
The first order of business for more than 200 Austin College students who will return to campus for the spring term on January 30 will be to return their internal clocks to Central Time after spending January Term in locations around the globe. During Jan Term, students take only one course, so many take advantage… [Read More]
Business leader and philanthropist Drayton McLane, Jr., chairman of the McLane Group and CEO of the Houston Astros Baseball Club, has been selected to present the Austin College Commencement address for the class of 2011. The commencement exercises will be held Sunday, May 15, at 8:30 a.m. on the Clyde L. Hall Graduation Court on… [Read More]
Austin College will host the Global Outreach Forum on February 17, honoring Women for Women International Founder and CEO Zainab Salbi. In addition to an on-campus convocation at 11 a.m. in Wynne Chapel open to all faculty, staff, and students as well as the Sherman community, two events will be held at the Dee and… [Read More]
“President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s farewell address of January 17, 1961, constitutes one of the most eloquent and often-quoted presidential speeches in American history,” wrote State Historian of Texas Light Cummins, Austin College professor of history, reflecting on the 50-year anniversary of the historic speech. Read more at North Texas E-News.
The seventh annual Grayson County Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Community Celebration Breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. Monday, January 17, in Mabee Hall of the Robert J. and Mary Wright Campus Center at Austin College. Grayson County Rotary groups and Austin College co-sponsor the event. Members of the community may attend at a… [Read More]
The Austin College ACtivators mobile youth ministry team celebrated the 15th year of the program in spring 2010—and students soon will celebrate again, as team leads its 500th event in late January. The team has a large role in planning and leading the 2011 Grace Presbytery Senior High Youth Connection (SHYC) on the Austin College… [Read More]
Magic comes to Sherman this winter as some of the world’s most famous and influential magicians appear at Austin College in “Magic: The Secret Art” on Thursday, February 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Ida Green Theatre of Ida Green Communication Center. This Las Vegas-style show starring internationally acclaimed magicians Jeff McBride and Eugene Burger, along… [Read More]
Austin College will award Women for Women International founder and CEO, Zainab Salbi, with the 2011 Posey Leadership Award at the Global Outreach Forum. The Austin College Posey Leadership Award was created to promote and recognize service and leadership in a global context. Salbi will receive the award for her vision and commitment to the… [Read More]
As a child, George Cone ’83 was fascinated with his father’s experiences in WWII. As an adult, he became passionate about collecting the oral histories of veterans from the war. Cone, who studied abroad in Germany as a student, speaks fluent German, allowing him to gather the stories of the German soldiers who opposed his… [Read More]