Compiled by Public Affairs Interns Ethan Starr and Jessica Zapata
International and National Media Highlights
WXYZ News Detroit | April 4, 2019
High School water polo players and future ’Roos Cade Griffith and Zachary Griffith are featured in a story about NCSA (Next College Student Athlete), a recruiting company based in Chicago that helps high school student athletes find their best college fit.
Dallas and Regional News
Houston Chronicle | April 5, 2019
Austin College is ranked second among the nation’s colleges and universities for total renewable energy use, according to a report by Denver-based advocacy group Environment America Research.
Austin American Statesman | April 5, 2019
Austin College has ranked second among colleges in the U.S. who use the most renewable energy. The primary source of energy used to power campus is wind energy.
Local Media Highlights
KXII News | April 18, 2019
Austin College students and members of Sherman Rotary shaved their heads to raise money for cancer research. The event raised money for Saint Baldrick’s Foundation, which funds childhood cancer research.
KXII News | April 4, 2019
The Austin College Public Administration Symposium hosted Sherman City Manager Robbie Hefton and Denison City Manager Judson Rex discussing growth throughout Grayson County, in a panel led by Cary S. Wacker, associate vice president for Institutional Advancement.
KTEN News | April 4, 2019
The Austin College Public Administration Symposium panel on “Thinking Big, Thinking Future” offered a platform for local city managers to discuss rapid change in the region, as well as speak to students about careers in public service
Herald Democrat | April 13, 2019
The Austin College women’s water polo team made history, becoming the first program within its first year to advance to the Collegiate Water Polo Association Division III title game with a 7-2 win over Carthage in the semifinal round.
Blogs and Online Media
Austin College | April 10, 2019
The instrumental ensembles of Austin College presented their annual spring concert free and open to the public. The first half of the concert was devoted to the chamber orchestra, and the second half featured the Greater Texoma Jazz Ensemble.
Austin College | April 5, 2019
The Austin College esports team went on the road to attend the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference esports Showdown, hosted on the Schreiner University campus.
Austin College | April 17, 2019
Freshman Lexi Wong ’22, has been named the 2019 Collegiate Water Polo Association Division III Rookie of the Year.
Austin College | April 15, 2019
As a part of alternative spring break a group of Austin College students volunteered their time to help restore the First Presbyterian Church in Taft, Texas. The church had been severely damaged from Hurricane Harvey.
North Texas e-news | April 15, 2019
The instrumental ensembles of Austin College under the direction of Dr. Ricky Duhaime presented their annual spring concert ‘An Evening of Chamber Music and Jazz’. The first half of the concert was devoted to the chamber orchestra, and the second half featured the Greater Texoma Jazz Ensemble.
North Texas e-news | April 24, 2019
Austin College and Sherman Symphony Orchestra, joined by the College’s A Cappella Choir and soloists, performed an all-Mozart concert, “Mozart at the Opera.”
Austin College | April 19, 2019
Austin College President Steven O’Day has announced Dr. Ruth Whiteside as the 2019 Commencement speaker for the College. Dr. Whiteside retired from the Department of State in 2013, following a 35-year career serving under 12 Secretaries of State. She graduated from Austin College in 1964 and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees.
Frisco Enterprise | May 4, 2019
Natalie Hebert ’02 wins election for Frisco ISD school board.
Austin College | April 24, 2019
The Austin College Aussie Dance team held their annual Spring Show in Ida Green Theatre.
Texoma Connect | April 4, 2019
The Austin College 2019 Public Administration Symposium addresses city planning for communities like Sherman and Denison that are facing an inevitable surge in growth.
News ’Roos Can Use
New York Times | April 22, 2019
Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, as a pillar of her presidential bid, unveils a $1.25 trillion plan to reshape higher education. The plan calls for canceling most student loan debt and eliminating tuition at every public college.
The Atlantic | April 16, 2019
The college admissions panic that focuses on a few highly selective elite institutions obscures the experiences most American undergraduates, who attend schools with higher acceptance rates, experience.
Inside Higher Ed | April 16, 2019
A new Inside Higher Ed survey finds that community college and university presidents are divided over whether two-year institutions should offer bachelor’s degrees.