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A&M-Texarkana and Bowie County Master Gardeners to Present Program on Growing Cool Season Crops

TEXARKANA, Texas –  Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the Bowie
County Master Gardeners will present a program titled “Growing Cool Season
Crops and How to Have Your Own Hoop House” on Monday, November 11th. The event will take place from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in University Center
room 326. The class is free and open to the public and reservations are not
required. The program will be conducted by
James Lamb, a current Arkansas Master Gardener and Plant Pathology Technician
at the University of Arkansas Experimental Station in Hope, Arkansas. The
discussion will feature tips on which crops can reap plentiful harvests in cold
weather, as well as tips on how and when to plant seeds to ensure your spring
crops thrive. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana and Texarkana Symphony Orchestra Hold Chamber Music Series Concert

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana
and the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra will be holding the second Chamber Music
Series concert of the season on Monday, November 11th. The concert
will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the Tri-State Iron & Metal Atrium on the 3rd
floor of the University Center building. The concert is free and open to the
public. The program includes
music for piano trio by Sergei Rachmaninov and Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky.  Featured guest artist is David Fung, piano,
along with TSO’s assistant concertmaster, Diana Norwood and TSO’s principal
cellist, Brett Andrews.  “TSO is pleased to partner again with Texas A&M
University-Texarkana to bring great classical music to the A&M campus” said
TSO Executive Director R. Andrew Clark. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana to Receive $250,000 Grant from AEP Foundation

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Officials from Texas A&M
University-Texarkana and Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) will
gather in TAMUT’s building for Academic and Student Services Friday, November 8th
to announce a $250,000 grant from the American Electric Power Foundation to the
university’s College of Business, Engineering, and Technology. The event will
include a check presentation and will feature remarks from TAMUT administration
and faculty as well as representatives from SWEPCO. The announcement will take
place at 10:00 a.m. in room 247 of the Building for Academic and Student
Services. The grant will be used to construct a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) lab and will be completed in two phases. The first phase of the CAD lab will contain 24 state-of-the-art CAD workstations and an instructor lecture workstation. Continue Reading →

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TEXARKANA COLLEGE TRUSTEES NAME ANNE FARRIS AS BOARD SECRETARY

Texarkana College

At the October 28, Texarkana College Board of Trustees meeting, Anne Farris was named secretary of the board to fill the vacant position previously held by Jane Daines. Farris, a DeKalb native, is in her second board term serving in Place 3 position. Board President Kyle Davis said Farris’ dedication to student success and unwavering commitment to progress makes her a natural fit as a board officer. “Mrs. Farris sets the gold standard for education in Northeast Texas,” Davis said. “Her service to students who live in rural school districts is unmatched and is a vital part of Texarkana College’s mission. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Psychology Lab Seeks Research Participants

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana’s Psychology lab is looking for adult
volunteers to participate in a research experiment on the TAMUT campus that is
investigating the jury selection process. The experiment consists of a brief
questionnaire and short visual activity that can be completed in about 40
minutes. Participants will be compensated with a $10 Visa gift card. “In our research, we are discovering new factors
that influence prosecutors’ decisions in the jury selection process. It is
exciting that participants in our research can help inform public policy
regarding jury selection procedures in the criminal justice system,” said Dr.
Dana Leighton, TAMUT Associate Professor of Psychology. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana to Host Lecture on “Scent and Mental Health”

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana
and the Program for Learning And Community Engagement (PLACE) are holding a
lecture titled “Scent and Mental Health” with Dr. Ben Neuman on Monday, October
28th. The event will take place from 3:00 p.m. until 4:15 p.m. in
University Center room 217. The lecture is free and open to the public. Dr. Ben Neuman is an Associate
Professor of Biology and Chair of Biological Sciences at TAMUT. His program
will include a first-year biology lecture about the connection between what we
smell, attractiveness, and mental health. Continue Reading →

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Texarkana College’s Culinary Program Partners with Walk-On’s Restaurants

Texarkana College

Texarkana College’s culinary program has partnered with Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar, the fastest growing casual dining restaurant in the United States. One of its newest locations is set to open in Texarkana, Texas in January 2020 at 5209 W Park Blvd. 

Walk-On’s chef John Dupree and kitchen manager Jacey Doyle spent the day with TC culinary students training students step-by-step how to make several delicious foods from Walk-On’s menu in preparation for Taste of Texarkana. Everything on the menu is made from scratch in-house every day, so TC culinary students were able to experience what a day on the job at Walk-On’s is like, firsthand. Brad Pereira, Walk-On’s general manager for the Texarkana location, is very excited about the partnership between the franchise and Texarkana College. Pereira said, “By 2022, we plan to have five new restaurants in north Texas. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana and PLACE Host Fall Keynote Speaker

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the Program for Learning and
Community Engagement (PLACE) are hosting Canadian author Anne T. Donahue as the
PLACE fall keynote speaker to discuss her book, Nobody Cares. The work is a collection of frank, funny, personal
essays about work, failure, friendship, and the messy business of being alive
in your twenties or thirties. The event will take place Tuesday, October 22nd
from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. in University Center’s Eagle Hall. This event is
free and open to the public. Anne T. Donahue is
a writer from Cambridge, Ontario. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Campus Activities Board Brings Comedian to Campus

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M
University-Texarkana’s Campus Activities Board is bringing comedian Daniel
Franzese to campus on October 21st for a performance benefitting the
university’s new food pantry, The Eagle Pantry. Best known for his role as Damian in Mean Girls, Daniel
Franzese was also the lead of other indie cult classics Bully & I Spit On
Your Grave. He was most recently a series regular on Mark Gordon’s ABC series,
Conviction. Prior to that he was a series regular on the Freeform series Recovery
Road. A self-proclaimed momma’s boy from Brooklyn, his upbeat high-energy
stand-up comedy act captures his amazing and quirky life in the entertainment
industry, as well as hilarious stories about his New York parents. Continue Reading →

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Texarkana College Receives $500 Gift from Wilbur Smith Rotary Club

Texarkana College

The Wilbur Smith Rotary Club presented a $500 check to the Texarkana College Foundation at a check presentation on Thursday, October 10, 2019, in the lobby of the Texarkana College Nelson Administration Building. The gift represents proceeds from the Rotary Flag Project, which benefits local area higher education institutions.  The check was presented by Mike Malone, President of the Wilbur Smith Rotary and Skylar Rogers, chairman of the Scholarship Committee. Katie Andrus, director of the TC Foundation, said the gift will have a big impact on students. “We are so appreciative of the Wilbur Smith Rotary’s generous donation and their commitment to higher education,” said Andrus. “The Rotarians have made education a priority when it comes to supporting our community through their fundraising efforts. Continue Reading →

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