Compiled by Heidi Rushing, Public Affairs Marketing Specialist
International and National Media Highlights
ModernGhana.com | January 2, 2019
Mikidadu Mohammed, Assistant Professor of Economics at Austin College, writes about the looming financial crisis in Ghana.
Dallas and Regional News
Dallas Morning News | January 25, 2019
In an op-ed for the Dallas Morning News, Professor of Economics Kevin Simmons advocates for a proposal from economists that offers a solution to increased carbon emissions.
Dallas Morning News | January 9, 2019
In an op-ed published in the Dallas news, Professor of Economics Kevin Simmons explores market reaction to Trump’s policies.
Austin Chronicle | January 11, 2019
Chef Deepa Shridhar ’09 is profiled as her Austin-based culinary business Puli-Ra transitions from a daily service food-truck residency to inspired pop-up supper clubs for adventurous eaters.
Local Media Highlights
KXII News | January 24, 2019
Students raise awareness of the homeless population as part of their “Economics of Poverty” JanTerm course
KTEN News | January 28, 2019
Austin College hosts the second annual Kangaroo Brawl mock trial competition. Director of the advocacy program at Austin College Ed Richardson ’95 explains that the competition brings in local attorneys to judge, making it as much like a real trial as possible.
KTEN News | January 23, 2019
Austin College hosts an area Special Olympics basketball tournament as part of JanServe volunteer efforts.
KTEN News | January 21, 2019
Sherman celebrates MLK’s legacy with a parade and community MLK celebration breakfast. This year’s festivities featured Austin College students Erin Adams ’19, Reggie Evans ’20, and assistant football coach and 2015 graduate Tre Stewart.
KTEN News | January 14, 2019
Students learn about the science and culture of wine as one many unique opportunities on campus during JanTerm.
Herald Democrat | January 25, 2019
The Sherman Chamber of Commerce Awards Luncheon, held on Friday January 25, at Austin College, recognizes community business leaders.
Herald Democrat | January 24, 2019
Over 120 volunteers worked to welcomed over 500 special needs students to Austin College for a Special Olympics basketball tournament. Austin College Service Station co-chair Alisa White ’20 comments on what a great opportunity it is for both the participants and the student volunteers.
Herald Democrat | January 21, 2019
Austin College, along with local rotary clubs and other community partners, hosted the 15th annual Community MLK Celebration Breakfast. Austin College assistant Football Coach Tre Stewart ’15 served as this year’s keynote and Erin Adams ’20 was the student speaker.
Herald Democrat | January 19, 2019
Sherman’s annual MLK parade ends with a service at Austin College. Senior Reggie Evans ’19 spoke at the post-parade service.https://www.heralddemocrat.com/news/20190119/sherman-holds-annual-mlk-parade
Herald Democrat | January 18, 2019
Ginger Nye, director of the Center for Community and Regional Development at Austin College, discusses the Sherman Cultural District’s latest project bringing art to downtown.
Herald Democrat | January 16, 2019
Austin College JanTerm students take over math and science classrooms at Dillingham Intermediate School for two days as part of the “Exploring STEM Education” JanTerm. Students in the class, who are interested in teaching in STEM fields after graduation, gained experience bringing hands-on learning to local students.
Herald Democrat | January 14, 2019
Austin College students use JanTerm as a chance to explore and gain first-hand experiences, from making their first foray into the classroom as a teacher to learning the finer points of wine.
Herald Democrat | January 7, 2019
Austin College student volunteers help the Texoma Homeless Coalition with their annual count of the area’s homeless population, known as the Point in Time Count, for Department of Housing and Urban Development. That confirmed number can then be used to apply for funding for programs to help the homeless in this area.
Herald Democrat | January 4, 2019
Austin College Coordinator for the Center for Environmental Studies Kelby Archer ’09 offers some tips for going green. He explains that many are not only good for the environment but are also going to save money.
Herald Democrat | January 3, 2019
Austin College announced the passing of legendary alumnus Charles “Bo” Miller on December 25. Miller was a star football player for the Kangaroos and a member of the Austin College Class of 1961.
Herald Democrat |January 1, 2019
The new Austin College esports team is included among a list of new beginnings for area schools in a 2018 year in review.
Blogs and Online Media
Georgetown University | January 18, 2019
George Melchor Jr. ’17 is featured for his doctoral research on multiple sclerosis progression.
News ‘Roos Can Use
Dallas Morning News | January 24, 2019
UT Dallas acquires the Crow Museum of Asian Art. The Crow Collection will donate its entire holdings to UTD in addition to supplying $23 million in funding for a Crow museum on the school’s Richardson campus.
Texas Tribune | January 23, 2019
In 2017, top Texas lawmakers were galvanized for “private school choice.” This year, momentum has faded as state leaders have toned down their calls for programs that give parents state money for kids to attend private schools.