Compiled by Heidi Rushing, Public Affairs Marketing Specialist
International and National Media Highlights
CNN | July 19, 2018
University of North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora ’85 draws criticism after questioning the link between CTE injuries and football.
Chronicle of Higher Education | July 15, 2018
During his tenure as president of University of Central Florida, John C. Hitt ’62 has tripled the size of the university from around 22,000 students to around 66,000. Hitt retired from UCF in June after 26 years as president.
Dallas Morning News | June 28, 2018
Dallas News editorial staff celebrate Dallas ISD board’s decision to rename its headquarters for former superintendent and education legend Linus D. Wright ’49.
TheHub.DallasISD.org | June 27, 2018
Dallas ISD headquarters is renamed to honor former superintendent Linus D. Wright. Mr. Wright is a senior trustee and 1949 alumnus of Austin College and who began his career in education in Denison and Sherman schools.
Fiji One TV News | June 27, 2018
Bill Luthans ’77 speaks with Fiji One Television at an event hosted by the US Embassy in Suva, Fiji, celebrating the Peace Corps’ 50 years of service in Fiji. Bill served in the Peace Corps in Fiji on a remote island, Moala, as a science teacher from 1977 to 1979. (link unavailable)
Dallas and Regional News
Texas Tribune| July 5, 2018
Dr. Randi Tanglen, associate professor of English, compares recent immigration activism in Texas with the Abolitionist movement of the 1850s.
Local Media Highlights
KXII News 12 | July 26, 2018
Austin College Thinking Camp receives a special visit from Sherman City manager Robby Hefton. Thinking Camp is two week summer program for gifted 1st through 4th graders from Sherman ISD led by Austin Teacher Program faculty and graduate students.
KTEN News | July 26, 2018
Austin College helped students learn the ins and outs of what it takes to run a city at its annual Thinking Camp at Jefferson Elementary School in Sherman.
Herald Democrat | July 19, 2018
Austin College basketball players Josh Quinn ’18 and Quinten Tabor ’21 earn academic honor from the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Both are named to the 2017-2018 NABC Honors Court, recognizing those men’s basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season.
Herald Democrat | July 19, 2018
Austin College hires two former ’Roo football players, Ben Moran ’18 and Branden Hunt ’17, as assistant football coaches.
Herald Democrat | July 18, 2018
In a feature about Texoma’s craft beverage industry, Ironroot Republic Distillery’s head distiller Jonathan Likarish explains that the business came to be located in the Texoma region because his brother and co-owner Robert Likarish ’09 graduated from Austin College.
KXII News 12 | July 16, 2018
High school students from across North Texas converge at Austin College for the Service Academy for Youth week-long summer camp and Great Days of Service, volunteering throughout the Sherman community.
KTEN News | July 9, 2018
A survey conducted by Austin College students two years ago about dining out in Texoma showed the number one thing people in Sherman and Grayson County wanted was Thai food. In response, plans have been announced for a new restaurant, Crazy Thai, where Fuzzy’s Tacos used to be on Texoma Parkway. Construction is scheduled to begin in the next six months. (no link available)
Herald Democrat | July 7, 2018
The City of Sherman considers $8,000 for lighting the “Welcome to Sherman – Home of Austin College” sign that greets visitors as they approach Sherman from the south.
Blogs and Online Media
Austin College | July 23, 2018
Dr. Julia Shahid, Austin College associate professor of education, and Austin Teacher Program graduate students offer Thinking Camp for gifted Sherman ISD students.
Austin College | July 18, 2018
Covey Jencks, a new novel by Dr. Shelton “Shelly” Williams, professor emeritus of political science, is included in the American book review magazine Kirkus Reviews.
Austin College | June 21, 2018
Austin College students Alison Boehmer ’19, Anna Centala ’19, Nicholas Frederick ’20, and Meredith Huff ’19 conduct research with faculty mentors as 2018 Lemuel Scarbrough Jr. Summer Research Fellows.
lakehighlands.advocatemag.com | July 11, 2018
Jennifer King ’92 discusses the role that volunteerism plays in community engagement.
Allen Image Magazine | July 5, 2018
John Gifford ’69 and Anne Baker Gifford ’69 have traveled across the state of Texas to photograph every county courthouse in the state. They live in Allen and are featured in Allen Image magazine discussing the project.
www.91kick.com | June 15, 2018
Dr. Emmet C. “Tom” Thompson II MAT ’10, promotes his new book Get a Kick Out of Life at CBA UNITE 2018 International Christian Retail Show. Thompson broke the NCAA record as the oldest player to participate in a varsity college football game when he kicked an extra point for the ’Roos in 2009 at age 61.
News ’Roos Can Use
Links to articles about current issues in higher education and topics that are relevant to #RooNation.
Hechinger Report |July 27, 2018
The Hechinger Report writes about plans by Paul Quinn College in Dallas, the nation’s first urban work college, to open a second site in Plano, Texas, and launch a work-college consortium.
Washington Post |July 31, 2018
President Trump signs bi-partisan legislation that renews the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.
Inside Higher Ed | August 1, 2018
An opinion piece in Inside Higher Ed looks at how institutions can take advantage of their personal bond with students to foster lifelong learning relationships after graduation.
Inside Higher Ed | July 9, 2018
Will Trump Change the Way Colleges Seek Diversity? Most experts do not expect admissions efforts to diminish, but many say outcome of a key court case could have a big impact.