Dallas and Regional News
Texas Public Radio | September 25, 2016
Dr. Light Cummins, history faculty at Austin College, speaks about what it means to be a Texan with regards to the book he co-authored: Texan Identities: Moving beyond Myth, Memory, and Fallacy in Texas History.
Local Media Highlights
Facebook | October 2016
Dr. Victoria Cummins, history faculty at Austin College, received the C. K. Chamberlain Award for Best Article in the East Texas Historical Journal.
Herald Democrat | October 5, 2016
Austin College invited the public on October 12th to experience the night sky at the Adams Observatory on campus, coordinated by Dr. David Baker, physics faculty at Austin College (link unavailable).
Herald Democrat | October 13, 2016
The 17th annual ’Roo Boo at Austin College was hosted by Austin College’s Phi Xi chapter of the national service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega on October 26th (link unavailable).
Herald Democrat | October 15, 2016
Austin College alumna and U.S. Army Captain Kristin Saboe ’07 was awarded the First Decade Award, which recognizes alumni for distinguished accomplishment in the first 10 years after graduation.
Herald Democrat | October 16, 2016
Dozens of Austin College students from multiple political affiliations gathered together to watch the third and final presidential debate at the Austin College Pouch Club.
Herald Democrat | October 20, 2016
The Austin College Department of Art and Art History hosted an alumni exhibit of works by Dennis Nance ’99 and Candace Hicks ’01 during the month of October.
Herald Democrat | October 23, 2016
Drew Smith speaks about his experience at the Austin College presidential debate watch party, noting “what they [Austin College students] had to say was refreshingly genuine, civil and intelligent.”
Herald Democrat | October 25, 2016
Austin College’s CarShare program, established by Austin College and Enterprise Rent-A-Car, which is going on its third year, gives students access to reliable transportation.
KTEN | October 2016
Dozens of Austin College students from multiple political affiliations gathered together to watch the third and final presidential debate at the Austin College Pouch Club (link unavailable).
KTEN | October 24, 2016
Rev. John Williams, Ph.D., was featured live on KTEN as part of their early voting in Texas special (link unavailable).
Blogs and Online Media
Alpha Phi Omega | October 2016
Students from Austin College’s Alpha Phi Omega chapter were featured in an Alpha Phi Omega nationwide email.
Austin College | October 7, 2016
Hunt Tooley, history faculty at Austin College, published his first adventure-mystery novel titled Anima and the Goat.
Austin College | October 10, 2016
Dr. Frank Rohmer, political science faculty at Austin College, presented a Sabbatical Series Lecture, “A Traveler in Time and Place: Montesquieu’s Liberal Arts Journey to a Science of Politics” on October 9th.
Austin College | October 19, 2016
The Austin College Department of Art and Art History hosted an alumni exhibit of works by Dennis Nance ’99 and Candace Hicks ’01 during month October.
Spencer Nystrom | October 2016
Austin College alumnus and graduate student Spencer Nystrom ’15 analyzes the crime statistics for multiple colleges, including Austin College, disproving articles claiming that AC has a high crime rate.
News ‘Roos Can Use
Links to articles about current issues in higher education and topics that are relevant to the #Roonation.
The Chronicle of Higher Education | October 15, 2016
Donald Trump has finally announced his plans for higher education, breaking his silence on the subject for the first time after months of campaigning.
The Chronicle of Higher Education | October 20, 2016
Small private colleges are likely to face challenges after changes in the laws regarding the overtime salary threshold which goes into effect this December.
American Council on Education | October 26, 2016
“ACE and 33 other higher education groups sent a letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committee leaders expressing strong support for restoring year-round Pell Grants in any spending bill they devise for the rest of FY 2017.”