Compiled by Heidi Rushing, Public Affairs Marketing Specialist
International and National Media Highlights
Chronical of Higher Education | December 16, 2018
Austin College ranked at number 10 in a listing of recent private gifts to higher education for the $9 million bequest of William Richardson ’74, which will endow four faculty chairs each named, at the donor’s request, the Bill Richardson Chair in Skeptical Thought.
Study International.com | December 6, 2018
Austin College is featured as one of five liberal arts and science colleges throughout the US who are providing progressive experiential learning opportunities that let students take control of their own development.
Dallas and Regional News
Denton County Magazine | November 5, 2018
Professor of Art Mark Smith discusses his current work, which is inspired by the natural world. Smith’s latest work is on display at William Campbell Gallery in Fort Worth now through January 19, 2019.
Houston Texans.com | November 25, 2018
Houston Texans founder, chairman, and CEO Robert McNair is remembered for his philanthropy through the Robert and Janice McNair Foundation, which included gifts to Austin College. His wife Janice McNair is a senior trustee at Austin College. McNair passed away on November 23, 2018 at the age of 81.
Local Media Highlights
Herald Democrat | December 27, 2018
Thomas Nuckols, Austin College professor emeritus and former director of the Us TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group that meets monthly at Texoma Medical Center, encourages men to get tested for prostate cancer.
Herald Democrat | December 22, 2018
Art professor Mark Smith discusses his most recent exhibit at William Campbell Contemporary in Fort Worth, as well as a 2018 exhibit at the Bath House Cultural Center in Dallas.
Herald Democrat | December 19, 2018
Austin College professor emeritus Thomas Nuckols comments on the aesthetics of Sherman in regard to a proposed digital billboard along Highway 75. The Sherman Planning & Zoning Commission denied the variance request based upon testimony of the concerned citizens, including Nuckols.
Herald Democrat | December 7, 2018
Austin College is saddened by the passing of legendary alumnus Gene “Duke” Babb on December 2. Babb was a star on the Kangaroo football team and a member of the Austin College Class of 1957.
Herald Democrat |November 30, 2018
The Texas commission on the Arts officially designates the Sherman Cultural District. The effort to have Sherman recognized for its cultural contributions included partnered efforts by city leadership, community members and representatives, and other partner organizations, including Austin College.
Blogs and Online Media
B Metro.Com | December 4, 2018
Rev. Cat (Dodson) Goodrich ’03, pastor and acting head of staff at First Presbyterian Church in Birmingham Alabama, is featured in an article highlighting female pastors and the so-called “stained glass ceiling.”
eTurbonews.com | December 4, 2018
The global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has appointed Michelle Frymire ’89 as executive vice president and chief financial officer.
North Texas eNews | December 28, 2018
Dr. Henry Bucher, emeritus chaplain and humanities faculty, explores the unintended consequences of building border walls, looking to Israel as an example.
North Texas eNews | December 25, 2018
Professor emeritus Dr. Jerry Lincecum reminisces about additions to the Santa Claus tradition from Rudolph in the ‘40s to scout elves today.
North Texas eNews | December 23, 2018
Art professor Mark Smith opens a new exhibit at William Campbell Contemporary Gallery in Fort Worth.
North Texas eNews | December 18, 2018
Dr. Jerry Lincecum, emeritus English faculty, shares the history of some local place names, including Sherman, Grayson, and Van Alstyne.
North Texas eNews | December 17, 2018
Chaplain emeritus Dr. Henry Bucher comments on the importance of Mary and Jesus in Islam.
News ’Roos Can Use
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators | December 10, 2018
At the urging of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and the American Council on Education and their member schools, the Department of Education officially announces delay in Perkins Loan Fund recall.
Chronicle of Higher Education | December 2, 2018
Though President George H.W. Bush is not generally regarded as having had a major influence on higher education, his term as the 41st U.S. president proved significant for the academy. Upon the occasion of his death on November 30, the Chronicle highlights some of his noteworthy effects on colleges and students, such as the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act which expanding protections for college applicants and students with disabilities.