Compiled by Heidi Rushing, Office of Public Affairs
International and National Media Highlights
C-SPAN | June 7, 2019
History faculty Dr. Felix Harcourt comments on the correlation between violence and U.S. political change as part of a two-day Purdue University conference that aired on C-SPAN.
SCAC Sports | July 22, 2019
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association recognized Austin College men’s and women’s tennis teams as All-Academic, with ‘Roos making up 16 of the 37 individual athletes honored.
Convenience Store News Magazine | July 2019
Convenience Store News names Austin College trustee Bill Douglass, founder and C.E.O. of Sherman-based Douglass Distributing, as one of the 50 most influential people in convenience store history.
Okra Magazine | July 2019
Carl Money ’84 and his vineyards at Pontotoc Winery are featured in an article about wine making in the Texas hill country.
Washington Post | July 26, 2019
In an article written by economics faculty Dr. Kevin Simmons, he explains how the Senate ‘Shelter Act’ is a welcome step toward fortifying U.S. homes to withstand extreme weather.
Dallas and Regional News
Dallas Morning News | July 21, 2019
English faculty Dr. Randi Tanglen offers and op-ed on how a novel set in Dallas shows the misogyny working women face in North Texas.
Irving Weekly | July 16, 2019
Classics faculty Dr. Martin Wells, recently completed his fourth year as the architectural specialist at the Huqoq Excavation Project in Israel. This year, Wells and the group – which includes four Austin College students – have uncovered an unparalleled range of scenes decorating the mosaic floor of the fifth century synagogue at Huqoq, an ancient Jewish village in Israel’s Lower Galilee.
Victoria Advocate | January 14, 2019
Coach and educator Richard Ortiz ’59 is celebrated upon his retirement from Victoria ISD after almost 50 years in sports and education.
Waxahachie Daily Light | July 31, 2019
Danny Henderson ’84, a Texas coaching legend and a former assistant coach at Oklahoma State University and Tulsa University and has been hired as head coach for the Maypearl boys’ basketball program.
Local Media Highlights
Grayson Magazine| May 21, 2019
Trustee Bill Douglass is profiled in a story about how he turned a small business into a family legacy.
Grayson Magazine | May 21, 2019
Trustee Gail Utter shares some of the most influential books in her life.
Herald Democrat | July 24, 2019
Austin College head tennis coach Ryan Dodd has resigned from that position to pursue other professional opportunities, athletics director David Norman announced. Dodd coached the ’Roos for five seasons, winning Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Women’s Coach of the Year honors twice and Men’s Coach of the Year recognition this past season.
Herald Democrat | July 11, 2019
Six members of the Austin College women’s water polo team have been named Academic All-Americans by the Association of College Water Polo Coaches.
KTEN News | August 2, 2019
Dean of Sciences and biology faculty Dr. Steve Goldsmith cautions people watch out for copperhead snakes in Texoma. He explains that though they are less aggressive than other poisonous snakes, copperheads will strike if you get too close.
KTEN News | July 25, 2019
Austin College ‘Thinking Camp’ celebrates 16th year of inviting gifted students from Sherman ISD to keep their minds pumping during the summer months. This camp also gives Austin College education students hands-on experience in the classroom.
KXII News | July 9, 2019
Grayson County Judge Bill Magers ’85 comments on Ross Perot’s ties to Texoma. Among other connections, Perot gave the commencement address at Austin College in 1989.
KXII News | July 11, 2019
Head volleyball coach Ed Garza welcomes area high school player to campus for the 20th annual Austin College High Intensity volleyball camp.
Blogs and Online Media
Austin College | July 24, 2019
Cece O’Day hosts “An Evening of Mysteries” to discuss the genre and share some of her top picks with the group Texoma Women Get Connected.
Austin College | July 17, 2019
Dr. Martin Wells, classics faculty, has recently completed his fourth year as the architectural specialist at the Huqoq Excavation Project in Israel. This year, recent graduate John Huggins ’19 traveled to Huqoq for the third time, John T. Haynes ’20 completed his second trip, and Emily Dillon ’22 and Christian Hallum ’22 participated in the architectural dig for the first time.
Lancaster Online | July 31, 2019
The couple behind the non-profit Outreach Paraguay share about their work in health care and education in Paraguay. Abiel Cardenas-Botello ’21 and Mahaa Siddiqui ‘21 spent part of the summer in Paraguay as interns with the organization.
North Texas e-News | July 27, 2019
Dr. Clyde Hall, professor emeritus, is a featured speaker at the 104th birthday of the Carnegie Building, original home of The Sherman Public Library and current home of The Sherman Museum.
North Texas e-News | July 12, 2019
Texas A&M University-Commerce head women’s basketball coach Jason Burton ’07 has been named the Austin College Kedric Couch Alumni Coach of the Year.
North Texas e-News | July 10, 2019
The Austin College Sneed Prairie Restoration Project is named a Texas Environmental Excellence Award finalist.
News ‘Roos Can Use
Bloomberg Government | July 24, 2019
A coalition of student advocacy groups are hoping to prod the U.S. Congress toward reauthorizing a key federal higher education law.
Dallas Morning News | July 9, 2019
Dallas grew its millennial population more than any other city in the U.S., a new analysis of Census Bureau data shows.
The Wall Street Journal | July 29, 2019
The Education Department and universities are investigating the practice of exploiting a college financial-aid loophole: wealthy parents transferring guardianship of their teens to get aid.