Compiled by Joseph Essin, Public Affairs Intern
International and National Media Highlights
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | January 18, 2016
Attorney Marissa Elkins ’97 was named as one of the lawyers of the year for 2015.
University of Southern Maine | January 13, 2016
Tim Millerick (Vice President for Student Affairs) is to join colleague Al Bean of the University of Southern Maine in presenting for the NCAA National Convention.
Dallas and Regional News
Avid Golfer | January 2016
Elizabeth Gonzalez ’16 was featured in an Avid Golfer interview.
Dallas Morning News | December 30, 2015
Austin College economics faculty Kevin Simmons discusses how building codes can be improved to prevent damage during tornadoes.
Dallas Observer | December 18, 2015
Kevin Simmons, economics faculty, discusses the impact of floodplain development on flooding risks in Texas.
Local Media Highlights
Austin College | January 6, 2016
Austin College celebrates the life of Honey Minshew ’63 and reflects on her life of leadership, encouragement, support, generosity, and friendship.
Austin College | January 12, 2016
Dr. Vargas-O’Bryan (religious studies faculty) was invited to lecture on Himalayan art at the Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas on January 14th.
Austin College | January 13, 2016
Austin College invites Michael J. Sorrell, the 34th president of Paul Quinn College, to speak for the 12th annual Grayson County Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Breakfast.
Austin College | January 28, 2016
Austin college students present the musical Cabaret on the 29th and 30th at 7:30 PM in the Ida Green Theater.
Austin College Athletics | December 18, 2015
Donnie Duncan ‘62 and Bill Snyder (former coach) were honored by the National Football Foundation for their outstanding contributions to college football.
Herald Democrat | January 5, 2016
The Austin College women’s soccer team was recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America as a recipient of the Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award.
Herald Democrat | January 9, 2016
The Sherman Chamber of Commerce is to host its Annual Awards Luncheon on January 22nd at Austin College.
Herald Democrat | January 13, 2016
Bryce Frank, women’s basketball team player, was named Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week.
Herald Democrat | January 14, 2016
Austin College’s own swimmer Lauren Wheeler and diver, Margaux McCartney, have been named the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Swimmer and Diver of the Week.
Herald Democrat | January 16, 2016
Austin College students are featured in a Sherman parade in memory of Martin Luther King Jr.
Herald Democrat | January 17, 2016
Austin College student Joe Traylor was introduced by President Hass to speak on racial unity at the service held by Austin College in honor of Dr. King.
Herald Democrat | January 18, 2016
Michael Sorrell, president of Paul Quin College in Dallas, speaks at Austin College following the Martin Luther King Jr. day parade in Sherman.
Herald Democrat | January 18, 2016
Austin College, under the guidance of President Marjorie Haas, has announced a new task force for inclusion and diversity.
Herald Democrat | January 20, 2016
Austin College and student volunteers collaborated with Special Olympics to host a basketball tournament for young athletes, allowing them to overcome challenges and develop social skills.
Herald Democrat | January 22, 2016
Austin College hosts the 2015 Sherman Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Awards Luncheon ceremony.
KTEN | January 16, 2016
Sherman parade ends with a chapel service at Austin College.
KTEN | January 18, 2016
Local students and officials come together to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. at the breakfast sponsored by Austin College, Sherman and Grayson County Rotary Clubs, Wilson N. Jones Regional Medical Center, and Grayson college.
KTEN | January 18, 2016
Austin College announces the creation of a diversity task force to recruit minorities and create a spirit of inclusion.
KTEN | January 26, 2016
Student Nate Essin ‘18 discusses the process of creating a documentary detailing the production of the musical Cabaret in the Austin College theater department during Jan-term.
KXII | December 30, 2015
Austin College economics faculty Kevin Simmons discusses the increased danger of tornadoes as cities expand their area.
KXII | January 7, 2016
James Perry, Austin College police chief, and Mike Sinclair ’16 discuss Austin College’s decision to remain gun-free.
KXII | January 12, 2016
Austin College’s very own Byrce Frank has been named the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week.
KXII | January 16, 2016
Austin College marchers are featured in the Sherman parade in remembrance of Dr. King’s message.
KXII | January 18, 2016
Austin College invites Michael Sorrell, the president of Paul Quinn College, to speak for the celebration breakfast on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
KXII | January 19, 2016
Austin College announces their diversity task force in response to a year of racial tension.
Blogs and Online Media
Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety | Accessed January 2015
Dallas tornadoes bring attention to the need for stronger building codes, referencing the suggestion made by Austin College economics faculty Kevin Simmons.
North Texas E-News | January 10, 2016
Henry H. Bucher, Jr., humanities faculty at Austin College, calls attention to how religion is treated by journalism as well as what the government can do to better understand religion, especially in regards to the middle-east.
News ‘Roos Can Use
Links to articles about current issues in higher education and topics that are relevant to the #Roonation.
NAICU | January 18, 2016
Colleges need to take action to handle the rising challenges of transfer graduation rates.
NAICU | January 26, 2016
College costs continue to rise as students demand more out-of-classroom activities and schools begin providing more amenities to attract potential students.
NAICU | January 27, 2016
The rate at which college endowments are increasing has made a frightening drop following two years of gains.