Compiled by Institutional Marketing and Communications Intern Marissa Graf
International and National Media Highlight
Concord Monitor | November 1, 2021
Phil Barker, a political scientist at Keene State College and former professor at Austin College, co-hosts a weekly politics podcast with Bill Muck, a political science professor at North Central College in Illinois. The podcast, The Politics Lab, helps listeners make sense of recent news by drawing on political-science concepts to explain what’s driving those events and why they matter.
Highlands Ranch Herald | November 23, 2021
Bryce Andrews signed to play basketball with the Austin College Kangaroos in Sherman, Texas. The loss of his brother prompted his desire to be a psychologist, which he will pursue at Austin College.
Mundoplus. tv | November 26, 2021
The TROL channel is being replaced by MTV Prank, which will bring with it the best MTV prank shows including “Clickbait,” a program by comedian Akaash Singh ’06. In his show, Singh comments on the viral and most surreal music-themed videos on the internet (article in Spanish).
News 4 Nashville | November 14, 2021
Ray Morrison, who concluded his career coaching at Austin College, will be inducted into the 2021 Vanderbilt hall of fame. Morrison was a first-team All-American for Vanderbilt, and was there for four seasons. He was named SEC Coach of the Year in 1937.
Sun Sailor | November 19, 2021
Kimberly Sanberg ’05 has announced her candidacy for the Minnesota House of Representatives in District 46A. Sanberg was elected to the Golden Valley City Council in 2019. She is the executive committee member on the Northwest Suburbs Cable Communications Commission, and council liaison to the Golden Valley Open Space and Recreation Commission and Human Services Commission.
Texas Monthly | November 2, 2021
Roshni Khosla ’24 is part of the Sunrise Movement, a national climate advocacy group recently profiled in Texas Monthly. Led by other North Texas-area students Kidus Girma and Julia Paramo, the group has organized a hunger strike in D.C. to raise awareness about climate change.
Dallas and Regional News
Dallas Morning News | October 23, 2021
Artist Will (Harpham) Heron ’11 curated the third annual “Wild West Mural Fest” in West Dallas near the Trinity River.
The Item | November 27, 2021
Henderson King Yoakum, military officer, and Texas historian is remembered at his gravesite in Huntsville’s Oakwood Cemetery. Yoakum was a state senator, military leader, and Professor of Law at Austin College, which he also played a role in founding back in 1845.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston | November 9, 2021
Joseph Havel, former Craig Chair in the Arts at Austin College, will retire as director of the Glassell School of Art of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, on June 30, 2022. Havel played a key role in developing the Glassell School’s core program, and in retirement will return full-time to his studio.
Trinitonian | November 3, 2021
Danny Anderson ’80 will retire as president of Trinity University at the end of the academic year. Anderson is Trinity’s 19th president, appointed in May 2015. When searching for schools to apply to, Anderson said he prioritized small, residential liberal arts schools like where he spent his undergraduate years.
Local Media Highlights
Herald Democrat | November 29, 2021
Six members of the Austin College football team have been named All-American Southwest Conference performers for their outstanding play in the 2021 season. Tyler James ’22 was a first-team All-ASC pick, Aaron Rideaux ’22 earned second-team honors, Jason Miao ’25 and Devon Rideaux ’22 were third-team selections, and John Aldridge ’23 and Kaden Bess ’25 were both honorable mention All-Conference picks. James was also named to the Outstanding Sportsmanship Team of the Year in the ASC.
KXII | November 6, 2021
Habitat for Monarchs Project built their fourth butterfly garden to provide nectar for the butterflies during their fall migration. Austin College students planted about 20 different plants in the garden during their annual Great Day of Service.
Yahoo! News | November 26, 2021
Sherman ISD campuses welcomed parents, community members, and local business owners on November 17 for the 2021 Principal for a Day program. Among those honorary principals was Krystal Hutcheson, assistant director of development for Austin College, who experienced a “day in the life” of a Sherman ISD principal.
Blogs and Online Media
Austin College | November 1, 2021
In a departure from the traditional gender-specific titles of Homecoming king and queen, this year Austin College students voted for a Homecoming Court and then a High Court, the top two vote-getters, regardless of gender. The 2021 Homecoming High Court Royalty are seniors Sarah Schuster ’22 and Claudia Theriot ’22.
Austin College | November 3, 2021
Folk singer, musician, and disability rights advocate Gaelynn Lea will perform virtually for the Austin College community in November. She won NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Contest in 2016. She has toured in 45 states and nine countries, playing her mix of original songs and traditional fiddle tunes and she has appeared in several major music festivals.
Austin College | November 4, 2021
Austin College’s chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, a national service fraternity, hosted its 21st annual ’Roo Boo last week, offering a safe Halloween alternative for children in Grayson County. Children and college students showed up in costume and more than 35 campus organizations provided small carnival-type games for the kids as well as face painting, animal balloons, and lots of candy.
Austin College | November 5, 2021
Austin College will host the 2021 Public Administration Symposium for students, faculty, and staff on November 18. Experts will be discussing “The Economic Impact of Transportation Planning.” The group will offer insights and data on regional planning for the transportation needs of the future, including freight movement, supply chain, warehousing and logistics, public transit, and more.
North Texas e-News | November 15, 2021
An article celebrating the two colleges in Grayson County – Grayson College and Austin College – celebrates the many unique aspects of Austin College including the 55 areas of study available, its nationally recognized five-year Master of Arts in Teaching program, and its 46% ethnic minority.
North Texas e-News | November 22, 2021
Hillary Luckett Clark ’09, Sherman ISD School-Board President and local attorney, officially announced that she will run in the March 1, 2022, Republican primary for Grayson County Court At Law 2. Clark holds a B.A. in political science from Austin College and is currently employed as an attorney with the LeCrone Law Firm in Sherman, where her law practice is primarily devoted to civil and business litigation.
The Observer | November 3, 2021
Senior Zoe Crews ’22 is directing her senior show, a play titled “Circle Mirror Transformation” by Annie Baker. The show is about five people and their journey over six weeks and how their lives and relationships change throughout that time.
News ’Roos Can Use
Inside Higher Ed | November 1, 2021
One way to reduce inequality on college campuses is to improve mentorship opportunities. Thoughtful first-year programs that allow students to build relationships with staff and faculty are one powerful approach, as students tend to value informal relationships over formal mentorship programs.
Chronicle of Higher Education | November 22, 2021
The same worker shortages present in other sectors of the economy have begun to affect higher education. This article looks at how labor shortages and understaffing are affecting the higher ed landscape.
Chronicle of Higher Education | November 22, 2021
The number of international students at American colleges declined precipitously during the Covid-19 pandemic, with new enrollments tumbling 46 percent in fall 2020, a steeper decline than for any other student group. However, new data from the Institute of International Education shows rebounding enrollments this fall.