Compiled by Jessica Zapata, Public Affairs Intern
National and Regional Media Highlights
Texas Tribune| September 19, 2018
Dr. Kevin Simmons, professor of economics, offers information regarding hurricane recovery and how it starts well before the storms hit.
USA Powerlifting | September 15, 2018
Austin College junior Seth Howard ’20 competed in the USA Powerlifting Bench Press Nationals in Scranton, Pennsylvania, placing 2nd in the nation in the junior division and 3rd in the open division.
Dallas Media Highlights
KERA Public Media, Dallas, Texas | October 2, 2018
Todd Williams ’82, former board chair for Austin College, discusses both the strengths and weakness of traditional public schools and charter schools.
DISD The Hub | September 26, 2018
The DISD headquarters at 9400 North Central Expressway is now officially the Linus D. Wright Dallas ISD School Administration Building. A naming ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 26, honored Wright’s achievements. Mr. Wright is a senior trustee and 1949 alumnus of Austin College.
SMU.edu/TowerCenter | September 2018
Dr. Dan Nuckols, the John T. Jones Chair of Economics Austin College, was named a Southern Methodist University Tower Center Research Associate. He was also made council president for the Council for Healthy Food Systems. Dr. Nuckols also recently earned a Master’s Degree in Literary Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Local Media Highlights
Herald Democrat | September 27, 2018
The third annual TEDx Austin College is held on Saturday, September 29. Six members of the school’s community will be present short talks on a variety of subjects, with the overarching theme of “Changing Currents.”
KTEN NEWS | September 11, 2018
Benjamin Sloan ‘19 organizes a three-day bone marrow donor registration drive at Austin College in conjunction with the nonprofit DKMS. As part of the event, 1960 Olympic Gold Medalist and bone cancer survivor Earl Young visits campus to share his story.
Herald Democrat |September 10, 2018
Austin College hosts Star Party at Adams Observatory. The evening will feature viewing of the planets Mars and Saturn, along with other delights of the night sky.
KXII News 12 | September 3, 2018
Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Loriann Garcia speaks about plant and insect relationships at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge.
Blogs and Online Media
Austin College| September 28, 2018
The Austin College German Program has once again been invited by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of German in Washington, D.C. to act as a project partner in, and receive funding for, the 2018 Campus Weeks project. To kickoff these events, the German Program hosts a lecture by Dr. Charles Closemann of the University of North Florida discussing ecology and lessons from history.
North Texas e-News | September 27, 2018
Austin College hosts the third annual TEDxAustinCollege, featuring short talks by members of the Austin college community, including English faculty Dr. Randi Tanglen, Chaplain Rev. Dr. John Williams ‘84, current student Shelby Bagby ‘20, and alumni Anissa Centers ‘93, Devin Gonier ‘09, and Aly Tharp ‘12.
North Texas e-News | September 12, 2018
Austin College holds the annual A.J. Carlson Lecture, with featured speaker Dr. Roosevelt Montás of Columbia University on campus to address the role of liberal arts education in today’s current politics and how it prepares students for democratic citizenship.
Austin College| September 7, 2018
Earl Young, 1960 Olympic Gold Medalist, visited Austin College and spoke about surviving cancer and the importance of bone marrow donations. His presentation was held in connection with the three-day bone marrow donor drive hosted by the international nonprofit DKMS.
Texoma Connect | September 6, 2018
Austin College holds a Star Party in the Adams Observatory, where visitors have the chance to explore the universe through the largest research telescope in North Texas.
Austin College| September 4, 2018
Austin College presented the annual A.J. Carlson lecture on liberal arts education and democratic citizenship, featuring Dr. Roosevelt Montás of Columbia University.
News ’Roos Can Use
Inside Higher Ed | September 26, 2018
A growing number of Democratic candidates at the state and federal level are running on free college. But there’s a sharp divide within the party and liberal policy circles over the concept.
Inside Higher Ed | September 18, 2018
Author discusses new book on what it means to be Latino at three distinctly different institutions: a liberal arts college, a research university and a regional public university