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A&M-Texarkana Schedules Press Conference to Introduce Basketball Coaches

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana will hold a press conference Monday,
March 25th to introduce the university’s first ever men’s and
women’s basketball coaches. The press conference will begin at 10:00 a.m. in
the gymnasium of the Lois & Cary Patterson Student Center. Both coaches,
Athletic Director Michael Galvan, and TAMUT President Dr. Emily Cutrer will be
on hand to speak about the basketball programs, which are scheduled to launch
in the fall of 2019. There will be refreshments and a meet and greet session
immediately following the press conference. Please join us as we kick off this
exciting new era of Eagle athletics. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana’s Barrett Named Character Athlete of the Week

TEXARKANA, Texas – 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 their character and
commitment to their schools and communities. Matthew Barrett is the 11th
selection to be recognized for the 2018-19 academic year. RRAC
Character Athlete of the Week

Matthew
Barrett, Texas A&M University-Texarkana

Sport:
Baseball

Year:
Senior

Hometown:
Reno, Nevada

Major:
Electrical Engineering

GPA:
3.3

Champions
of Character Qualities/Activities:


Serves as Student Ambassador at A&M-Texarkana, working work with TAMUT
president and alumni to represent the student body at various community service
events and fundraising for future scholarships given to the school


Assisted with Race for the Cure set-up and tear-down


Helped build a house with Habitat for Humanity


Volunteered with security, parking, set-up and tear-down at Live United Bowl in
Texarkana (NCAA D2 bowl game)


Labeled and distributed shoes to kids in the community through Laces for Grace


Donated blood as part of local drives


Always willing to provide help on the field, around campus or in any situation


Serving a full-time internship at Smith-Blair Corporation where he participates
in the daily upkeep of machines and projects to improve security and financial
productivity


Always contributing toward doing the right thing

• Future
Plans: Matthew plans on pursuing a career in the development and production of
robotic prosthetics with hopes of working specifically with veterans. Coach’s
Perspective: (TAMUT Baseball Coach
Steve Jones) “Matt is the perfect young man for this award. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana’s “The Big Event- Eagle Pride City Wide” Wins National Award

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA,
Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana’s annual
community service project “The Big Event- Eagle Pride City Wide” was recently
named National
Service Project of the Year at the National Conference of the Association for
the Promotion of Campus Activities conference in Orlando. TAMUT’s The Big
Event, which scatters hundreds of volunteers throughout Texarkana completing
service projects, was singled out as the winner from among the 102 universities
attending the national conference in Orlando. The
Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities (APCA) promotes campus
engagement through quality educational experiences, affordable entertainment
and community service initiatives. The National Service Project of the Year is
an award that recognizes a school for an event that engages the campus
community through outstanding community service initiatives. 2019 will
mark the 3rd annual Big Event at A&M-Texarkana, and is slated
for Saturday, April 13. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana and NTCC Sign New Articulation Agreement

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Officials from Texas A&M
University-Texarkana and Northeast Texas Community College recently signed a
new articulation agreement between the two schools. The agreement will combine
the Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration from NTCC with the
Bachelor of Business Administration- Accounting degree from A&M-Texarkana. Articulation agreements between the two institutions have
existed since 1999, when the original partnership was begun as part of a
teacher preparation program. Articulation agreements are formal documents
outlining how certain courses or paths of study can be transferred among and
accepted between the two institutions to combine and complete a specific degree
plan.  While some of the NTCC students
may take classes at the Texarkana campus, the biggest advantage for NTCC
students is that most of them can complete their bachelor’s degree program through
A&M-Texarkana while still attending classes in Mt. Pleasant. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Presents “The Solitude of Self”

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana
and the Program for Learning And Community Engagement (PLACE) will be hosting a
historical reenactment of Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s 1892 speech, “The Solitude
of Self.” The event will take place Thursday, March 14, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45
a.m. in University Center Room 210. The role of Elizabeth Cady Stanton will be
played by Sharon Barnes. The event is free and open to the public. Coffee and
breakfast snacks will be provided. 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. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Presents Student Lecture on Women in the Clergy

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana
and the Program for Learning And Community Engagement (PLACE) will host a
student lecture on women in the clergy on Tuesday, March 12th. The
event will take place from 12:15 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. and will be held in the
TEXAR room on the first floor of University Center. The lecture, titled
“Silence & Authority,” will be presented by A&M-Texarkana student Mindy
Zwirn. This PLACE event is free and open to the public. 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. Continue Reading →

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TC TRUSTEES APPROVE NEW PHARMACY TECHNOLGY DEGREE PROGRAM

Texarkana College

February 25, 2019, Texarkana, TX- Texarkana College Trustees
took formal action today to approve the addition of a new associate of applied science
degree of pharmacy technology to the degree offerings in TC’s Health Sciences
division. The program provides training to students seeking entry into a career
in pharmaceuticals and builds a skilled workforce to meet local employer needs
for more certified pharmacy technicians. Courtney Shoalmire, Dean of Health
Sciences, said workforce projections indicate that the demand for certified
pharmacy technicians will increase by more than 25 percent over the next five
years. “Students who successfully complete the degree program will
have a competitive advantage in landing a job in a local pharmacy setting,”
Shoalmire said. “Several local pharmacists and healthcare providers serve on
the program’s advisory board and have helped customize the curriculum according
to regional workforce needs. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Hosts Forum “Does Gender Really Matter in the Classroom”

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana
and the Program for Learning And Community Engagement (PLACE) will host a
lecture titled Does Gender Really Matter
in the Classroom on Wednesday February 27th at 6:00 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public and
will be held in University Center Room 217. The discussion, led by Dr. Kim
Murray and Dr. Abbie Strunc, will discuss understanding the relationship
between gender and self-efficacy in northeast Texas public schools. 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. This year’s theme is “Gender
Issues.”

For more information, contact
Dr. Angie Sikorski, PLACE chair, at asikorski@tamut.edu and visit the PLACE website at www.tamut.edu/PLACE. Continue Reading →

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Texarkana College Announces Black History Month Celebration

Texarkana College

On Wednesday, February 27th, TC will host a spectacular event celebrating Black History Month. Make plans to come for lunch and enjoy a special-prepared menu by local restaurant OFF THE FIRE! (Student Tickets just $5, TC Faculty and Staff- $10). Please purchase meal tickets in advance in the TC Administration Building. Lunch Menu- Specially Prepared for TC’s Black History Month Event by Local Restaurant OFF THE FIRE! (You can choose 2 meats from these three options:)

·         BBQ Baby Back Ribs

·         Honey-Roasted Garlic Chicken Wings

·         Home-style Meatloaf

Meal also includes… 

Twice-baked Southern- Style Macaroni and Cheese

Seasoned Green Beans

Homemade Rolls and Off the Fire’s Signature Cornbread

The special Black History Month Program will be held in the Truman Arnold Student Center from 11:30 AM – 1 PM and will feature special guest speaker- Mr. Derick McGary, TC Students in a Historical Timeline Reenactment Video, local talent groups, and a special guest appearance by former United States Surgeon General Dr. Jocelyn Elders! Doors open at 11 AM for lunch and will lunch service will continue throughout the program. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Hosts Annual African American Read-In

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – The Texas A&M University-Texarkana Department
of Literature, Composition, Media, and Communication will host the 3rd Annual
African American Read-In on Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 from 11:30 a.m.
to 1:30 p.m. in the University Center lobby. Students, faculty, staff, and
community members are invited to attend the event in recognition of Black
History Month. 

The National
African American Read-In, established in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), is the nation’s first and oldest
event dedicated to diversity in literature. The read in is designed to make
literacy a significant part of Black History Month, and has reached more than 6
million participants around the world. This year’s event
is organized by Dr. Jaime Cantrell, Assistant Professor of English at
TAMUT. It is co-sponsored by the College for Arts, Sciences, and
Education, the PATH mentorship program for African American males, the Black Student
Union, and the Greater Texarkana Branch of the NAACP. 

More about the NCTE African American Read-In can be
found at http://www2.ncte.org/get-involved/african-american-read-in/. Continue Reading →

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