Compiled by Nye Howard ’22, Public Affairs Intern
International and National Media Highlights
Forbes | Sept 9, 2019
Austin College makes several of Forbes college lists, including top 350 colleges nation-wide, top 75 in the South, and top 125 Liberal Arts Colleges.
KNWA Northwest Arkansas News | September 11, 2019
In addition to practicing as a pediatric dentist, Dr. Jeffrey D. Rhodes’84 is now teaching pediatric dental residents at Jordan Valley Community Health Center in Springfield, MO.
Swimming World | September 7, 2019
Swimming World highlights the Austin College Men’s Water Polo team as laying the foundation for a bright future for water polo in the Southwest.
SWIMSWAM | September 2, 2019
Austin College men’s water polo will be competing as the 2019 collegiate season kicks off September 7 with 47 matches on the slate, including seven tournaments across the country.
The Enterprise| September 3, 2019
Timothy Millerick, the Vice President of Student Affairs, is one of eight new inductees into the Bridgewater State University Athletics Hall of Fame.
The Presbyterian Outlook| September 17, 2019
Presbyterian Outlook magazine has a feature story about the ACtivators, the student youth ministry team under the guidance of Chaplain John Williams ‘84. In it, Williams reflects on the legacy of leadership within the Presbyterian Church that has been born out of the program.
Yahoo Finance | September 5, 2019
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop has named Jessica Wescott ‘09 as Chief Financial Officer. Wescott previously served as the Executive Vice President of Finance for the franchise.
Dallas and Regional News
Dave Campbell’s Texas Football | Sept 25, 2019
The ‘Roos starting quarterback Colt Collins ’20 set a record early in the game last Saturday that few Austin College faithful thought they would ever see broken. Collins set a new career record for most total yards of offense—a record set by former Austin College quarterback Bo Miller ’61 in 1960.
Gainesville Daily Register | September 26, 2019
Dr. Jessica Healy, a mammologist in the Biology Department, will present at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge on the world’s most populous bear species.
The Panola Watchman| September 20, 2019
Otis Amy ’89, former Austin College wide receiver, was named to the Athletic Hall of Honor at Carthage High School.
Local Media Highlights
Herald Democrat | September 23, 2019
Students and staff gathered in the atrium of the IDEA Center to watch as the sun’s light entered through a specially-designed hole in the building’s roof and crossed the floor marker denoting the fall equinox.
Herald Democrat | September 6, 2019
The Sherman Cultural District celebrates one year and is noted as a boon to area tourism. The initiative to have Sherman recognized as a cultural district started in early 2017 with an Austin College project aimed at looking at best practices for art advancement and management.
KTEN News | September 23, 2019
Local elementary students join the Service Station student volunteers to “Hop Around the World” as a part of ‘Roo Bound, a free program designed for the youngsters to learn more about other cultures, and also to feel more comfortable in a college setting.
KTEN | September 23, 2019
On Monday September 23, the first day of fall, Austin College opened its solar observatory to celebrate the 2019 autumnal equinox. Dr. David Baker, physics professor and director of the Adams Observatory, was on hand to explain the science behind the solar observatory.
KTEN News |September 5, 2019
With college application season starting for high school seniors, Denison High School brings in financial aid officers from Austin College, Grayson College, and Southeastern to assist parents and students filling out the FASFA.
KXII News | September 26, 2019
Sherman High School senior and future ’Roo Nick Estes is recognized as Semifinalist in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Estes plans to attend Austin College next year, with a goal of pursuing law.
KXII News | September 23, 2019
The Physics Department held an observation for autumn equinox, when the sun shines directly on the equator, and there is an equal amount of daylight and night hours in the day.
Blogs and Online Media
Austin College | Sept 5, 2019
Austin College hosts the fourth annual TEDxAustinCollege on September 28, in an event that will feature short talks by six members of the Austin College community, with the theme this year being Shifting Perceptions.
North Texas eNews | September 29, 2019
The Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site hosted their annual Farming Heritage Day with the help of volunteer students from Austin College, Bonham High School, and Leonard High School that made the event a success.
North Texas eNews | September 27, 2019
Henry H. Bucher Jr., professor emeritus in Humanities, discusses the recent impeachment inquiry of President Trump.
North Texas eNews | September 23, 2019
The Austin College Cunningham Lecture Series “Marsupial Mindfulness” continues with a presentation by Dr. Stephanie Waitt entitled “Healing Self-Doubt and Body Discomfort.” Waitt discussed factors that contribute to self-doubt and body discomfort and mindfulness practices to overcome those in the moment.
North Texas eNews | September 23, 2019
A carefully designed feature of Austin College’s IDEA Center, the solar calendar that is built into the building’s lobby, was in action on September 23, as the precise arrival of the Fall Equinox is marked.
North Texas eNews | September 19, 2019
Austin College’s free ’Roo Bound program for area children in kindergarten through 5th grade to experience a taste of college, continues for Fall Term 2019.
North Texas eNews | September 18, 2019
The Austin College Center for Southwestern and Mexican Studies hosts its semi-annual symposium under the direction of Dr. Julie Hempel, professor of Spanish and director of the center. The theme for 2019 was “Reflections on Immigration: Of Dreamers, the Detained, and the Disappeared.”
North Texas eNews | September 16, 2019
Professor emeritus of English Jerry Lincecum, who now teaches classes for older adults who want to write their life stories, shares some advice on how to write a good obituary.
North Texas eNews | September 10, 2019
Vero Tessier ‘21 was the featured speaker at the College’s Environmental Studies Lunch Talk. She discussed her 2019 summer internship at Little Traverse Conservancy in Harbor Springs, Michigan.
North Texas eNews | September 8, 2019
Austin College President Emeritus Oscar C. Page will deliver the annual A.J. Carlson Lecture on the Liberal Arts. His lecture, “The Changing Nature of the Liberal Arts: The Impact on the Traditional Liberal Arts Colleges,” will examine how preparing students for ‘life-work’ has impacted liberal arts colleges.
News ’Roos Can Use
Inside Higher Ed | October 2, 2019
The Texas A&M University system will ban the use of e-cigarettes and vaping as soon as possible.
Inside Higher Ed | September 26, 2019
Data released by the Education Department Wednesday showed that the share of borrowers defaulting on their student loans has declined for the sixth straight year.
Inside Higher Ed | September 16, 2019
The Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference Friday in Washington hosted a panel discussion and preview of a new PBS documentary series that follows incarcerated people who are pursuing college degrees. The four-part series, “College Behind Bars,” was executive produced by Ken Burns and directed by Lynn Novick. It will air Nov. 25 and 26.
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