Compiled by Public Affairs
International and National Media Highlights
BoxScoreNews | June 3, 2019
Pete Cawthon Sr., legendary football coach at Austin College from 1923 to 1927, is nominated for the 2019 College Football Hall of Fame.
LA Sentinel | June 6, 2019
Rusty Hicks ’02 is elected Chair of the California Democratic Party.
NHI Magazine | June 7, 2019
The National Hispanic Institute celebrated the opening of the 30th annual Texas Great Debate at Austin College. Hank Ewert, director of admission for Central Texas, welcomed students to Austin College as part of the event.
MIT News | June 6, 2019
Austin College 1987 graduate and distinguished biochemist Squire Booker Ph.D. emphasized the importance of opportunity for all in his keynote speech at MIT’s 2019 Investiture of Doctoral Hoods and Degree Conferral ceremony.
NIMBioS.org | June 10, 2019
The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) is pleased to announce that Natalie Randall ’20, a student in math and computer science at Austin College, has been selected for its highly competitive Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (SRE) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT).
Dallas and Regional News
Houston Chronicle | June 17, 2019
Houston-based sculptor Masaru Takiguchi, who created the monumental sculpture “Quest,” which currently resides in Zauk Circle at Austin College, is retiring with a farewell show at Hooks-Epstein Gallery in Houston.
Dallas Morning News | June 14, 2019
Emma Chalott Barron ’18, a DACA recipient who now who serves as an officer for the immigration advocacy group the North Texas Dream Team, reflects on DACA as the program faces new challenges.
Local Media Highlights
Herald Democrat | June 27, 2019
The Sherman Planning and Zoning Commission approves the second set of plans for new student housing, for some additional cottage style units on the 700 block of N. Grand Avenue.
Herald Democrat | June 26, 2019
Roger Platizky, who has been on the English faculty for 30 years, retired this May. In addition to his work at the college, Platizky has served as a volunteer for Home Hospice of Grayson County and other local organizations.
Herald Democrat | June 6, 2019
The National Hispanic Institute’s annual Great Debate tournament returns to Austin College for the 30th year. Over 300 latinx high school freshmen from across the state come to Sherman to participate in the competition, which includes mock trial, extemporaneous speaking, oratory and cross examination.
KXII News | June 3, 2019
Wayne Meyer, chair of the Biology Department at Austin College, to speak about Painted Buntings at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge in Friends of Hagerman NWR second Saturday programs on June 8.
Blogs and Online Media
High Plains Public Radio | June 28, 2019
The Tone Deaf Cowboys, a band formed at Austin College in the 1980s and featuring Austin College Chaplain Rev. Dr. John Williams ‘84, is reuniting for a tour and series of concerts in celebration of this project, the first of which was at Palo Duro Creek Ranch on June 29.
MyNorthwest.com | June 21, 2019
An exploration of the Northwest’s weirdest school mascots highlights some other Kangaroos, connecting the Kirkland, Washington Lake Washington High School Kangs, and the Weatherford, Texas Kangaroos, which are named after Austin College’s own ’Roos.
North Texas e-News | June 26, 2019
The Fannin County Republican Women receive a legislative update from State Representative Reggie Smith, who is a 1991 graduate of Austin College. Representative Smith was elected in November 2018. He represents Delta, Fannin, and Grayson counties and serves on the House Committee on Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence and the House Appropriations Committee.
North Texas e-News | June 22, 2019
The Austin College Sneed Prairie Restoration Project was named a finalist for the Texas Environmental Excellence Awards in the Education category by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
North Texas e-News | June 16, 2019
Austin College public health faculty Dr. Mathias Akuoko recently traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, to take part in work with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tuberculosis Trials Consortium. He took part in discussions with TB researchers on how TB control trials might be expanded into sites in Ghana and elsewhere.
North Texas e-News |June 14, 2019
Austin College Professor of English Dr. Roger Platizky has retired after 30 years at Austin College.
North Texas e-News | June 8, 2019
Austin College head volleyball coach Ed Garza announces high intensity summer camps for high school students at Austin College and schools around the north Texas region.
News ’Roos Can Use
Heching Report | June 19, 2019
Thousands of students cross the U.S.-Mexico border every day to go to college. Though many are U.S. citizens, they are still getting caught up in the anti-immigration climate.
American Council on Education | June 19, 2019
House of Representatives approves a pending package that includes substantial increases for student aid and higher education programs including Pell grants and federal work study.