A Meaningful Life
What’s the difference between a good life and a meaningful one? Dr. Mark Hébert, Professor of Philosophy and Co-Director of the Philosophy, Political Science and Economics program, refers to Dan McAdams, the modern philosopher who suggests a person can discern their calling by figuring out their strengths and gifts, then organizing a life that draws on those things for work and family…
O'Days and the First Five Years
On a Sunday afternoon, Steven and Cece O’Day cross Grand Avenue, walking shoulder to shoulder to Wynne Chapel, this time to hear the A Cappella Choir. They could just as likely be headed to a soccer game, a swim meet, a research presentation, or a play—or simply to enjoy the campus they call home. October 30, 2022, marked the fifth anniversary of President O’Day’s leadership at Austin College—five fruitful years with a couple of fretful ones folded in as the College responded to COVID-19...
DEI Conversations Spark Change
The identity of Austin College centers on life-changing learning experiences for its students. The College’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion program has been refocused and refined to ensure that all Austin College students have equal possibilities to discover transformative moments that change their lives— and then, their world. Many of these experiences happen beyond the classroom.