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A&M-Texarkana Athletics to Add Men’s and Women’s Basketball

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana
is excited to announce the addition of men’s and women’s basketball to its
intercollegiate athletic program. The teams will begin competing in the
2019-2020 academic year and will play home games inside the Lois & Cary
Patterson Student Center on the TAMUT campus. The gymnasium inside the student
center will seat over 1100 people when configured for basketball. The
search for head coaches is underway and recruiting will begin immediately. “We are thrilled to
be adding men’s and women’s basketball to the athletic department,” said
A&M-Texarkana Director of Athletics Michael Galvan. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana and PATH Host Leadership Summit

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana
and the Personal Advancement Through Help (PATH) program are sponsoring the
2019 LEAD BIG Winter Summit on February 9th from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00
p.m. The event will take place in TAMUT’s Eagle Hall inside the University
Center building. The summit will feature several local business and community
leaders and is free and open to the public. LEAD BIG is a personal and professional development
opportunity where attendees learn from the experience and wisdom of great
leaders. The event also serves as a networking opportunity, bringing together
leaders from a cross section of industries and organizations. Topics will
include Partnering with Education, Working with Diverse Populations and
Shaking Things Up (in your market). Continue Reading →

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TEXARKANA COLLEGE RANKS FIRST AMONG ALL TEXAS COMMUNITY COLLEGES IN STUDENT GRADUATION RATES

Texarkana College

-Texarkana College Trustees learned at their board meeting today that TC has the highest 3-year full-time student graduation rate of all 50 community colleges in Texas. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) released the information earlier this month as part of an annual statewide accountability report. TC President Dr. Jason Smith said this announcement underscores TC’s commitment to the state’s 60x30TX strategic plan of 60 percent of Texans ages 25-34 earning a college credential by the year 2030. “We are so proud to make this official announcement about the success of Texarkana College students,” Smith said. “The reports show that TC’s student graduation rate is double what the state average is for completion of a degree or certificate within three years.”

According to the THECB report, TC’s 3-year completion rate is 45.8 percent compared to the state average of 22.8 percent for full-time students who began college in 2015. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Student Named Character Athlete of the Week

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana
soccer player Brianna Osborne was recently named the Red River Athletic
Conference Character Athlete of the Week. As part of the RRAC’s commitment to
the NAIA Champions of Character program, the conference recognizes student-athletes
from member schools that have exhibited a high level of scholarship,
sportsmanship, integrity, responsibility and community service. One
student-athlete is selected each week based on character and commitment to his
or her school and community. Osborn is a sophomore
Kinesiology major from Plano, TX with a 3.10 GPA. She plans to enroll in a
physical therapy or nursing school after graduation. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Professor Publishes Book on Quantum Computing

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana
Professor of Electrical Engineering Dr. Parag Lala has recently published a
text on the emerging science of quantum computing. His new book, Quantum Computing: A Beginner’s Introduction,
is designed to be used as a textbook for entry-level quantum computing classes. Still in its infancy, quantum computing uses quantum bits, which may be in
superpositions or states, rather than the two states (0 and 1) of bits in a
binary computer. Dr. Lala has been a faculty member
at A&M-Texarkana since 2006, and previously taught at Syracuse, North
Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, University of South
Florida- Tampa, The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, and The University
of Arkansas System. This is his 8th text. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Hosts Bowie County Master Gardeners Event

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M
University-Texarkana and the Bowie County Master Gardeners will present a
program on “Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Wildlife to Your Backyard ”
on Monday, January 14, 2019.  The event
will take place from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm in University Center Room 231. The
class is free and open to the public, and reservations are not required. The
Program will be presented by Aarron Corbin, Texas Master Gardener and current
President of the Bowie County Master Gardeners. Aarron will give tips and suggestions
on how to draw flocks of birds, butterflies, and other scurrying wildlife to
your backyard- even if you live in the city. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana and PLACE Host Community Screening of “On the Basis of Sex”

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana
and the Program for Learning And Community Engagement (PLACE) are hosting a
private screening of the recently released Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic, “On the
Basis of Sex.” The screening will take place at Cinemark Texarkana 14 on
Tuesday, January 15th at 6:00 p.m. 
The event is open to members of the community, students,
A&M-Texarkana faculty, and staff. As this year’s PLACE
community event, TAMUT is offering free tickets to the showing, but seating is
limited. You must RSVP to place@tamut.edu to reserve your
tickets, but you may reserve up to 5 seats. PLACE is a faculty-led
program designed to create a community of learners comprised of
A&M-Texarkana students, faculty, staff and the community at large. PLACE
chooses an annual theme around which to organize a lecture series and other
activities that provide focal points for learning and discussion. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana and Texarkana Symphony Orchestra Host Chamber Music Series Event

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M
University-Texarkana and The Texarkana Symphony Orchestra (TSO) announce the
next concert in their 2nd annual Chamber Music Concert Series on Monday,
January 14, 2019, at 6:30PM. The concert will take place in the Tri-State Iron
& Metal Atrium, 3rd Floor of the University Center building, and will
feature the Emerald Quartet. The quartet includes: TSO’s assistant concert
master, Diana Norwood; principal viola, Borys Smolaga; and principal cello,
Brett Andrews. The Quartet will be joined by pianist Dean Pieskee. Repertoire
for the evening includes: Alexander Borodin’s String Quartet No. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Faculty and Education Alumni Publish in Teaching Journal

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Dr.
Corrine Hinton, Assistant Professor of English at Texas A&M University –
Texarkana, and three university alumni and current educators, Stephanie
Chickadel, Kristen Childress, and Amanda Nix recently published an article in Currents in Teaching and Learning, an
online education journal published by Worcester State University. Their
article, “Extending Experiential Learning Opportunities in Teacher Education:
Connecting Preservice Teachers and their Communities through Project-Based Collaborations”
appears in the journal’s October 2018 special issue on project-based learning. While
enrolled in an education methods class together, Chickadel, Childress, and Nix
collaborated with Discovery Place, an interactive museum for children located in
downtown Texarkana, as a service learning project to help the museum improve
its attractiveness to area educators. As the article explains, the women, then
preservice teachers, helped to map the concepts from several exhibits to
education standards in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. Chickadel,
now a high school science teacher at Queen City High School, explained, “Our
project began as a way to help a local museum’s exhibits become more accessible
to teachers in the area. Continue Reading →

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Texarkana College Receives $5,340 Gift from Texarkana Noon Lions Club

 The Texarkana Noon Lions Club presented a $5,340 check to the Texarkana College Foundation today at a check presentation ceremony held at 2:30 PM in the lobby of the Texarkana College Nelson Administration Building. The gift represents proceeds from a recent gun raffle by the Lions Club and will be used for student scholarships. Lions Club President, Doug Barnette, said, “We love raising money for Texarkana College students. In our mind, there is no more worthy recipient.”

Katie Andrus, director of the TC Foundation, said the gift will have a big impact on students.  “We are so appreciative of the Lion’s Club generous donation and their commitment to higher education,” said Andrus. Continue Reading →

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