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A&M-Texarkana PLACE to Present Opening Lecture in Series about Gender Issues

TEXARKANA, Texas – The Program for Learning and Community Engagement at Texas A&M University-Texarkana (PLACE) will be kicking off its fall schedule Thursday, September 13th with a lecture presented by Dr. Jaime Cantrell, TAMUT Assistant Professor of English. The lecture, titled “The Sex Life of Food: Gender, the Body, and Carnal Appetites in Southern Lesbian Poetics,” will take place from 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in University Center room 217. This event is free and open to the public. *Note: this lecture contains references to explicit sexual content  

The Program for Learning and Community Engagement is a faculty-driven initiative designed to create and nurture a community of learners by developing an academic year’s worth of programming around a central theme. The theme for the 2018- 2019 PLACE series is “Gender Issues.” PLACE themes are carefully selected to not only engage the faculty, staff, and students of Texas A&M University – Texarkana (TAMUT), but also members of the greater Texarkana community. In its 5th year, PLACE has become one of the most vibrant programs on campus. “Gender issues is an important topic that is relevant to everyone,” said Dr. Angela Sikorski, A&M-Texarkana Associate Professor of Psychology. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Announces Distinguished Alumni, Faculty, and Other Awardees

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana has recently announced the 2018 Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Faculty, as well as the winners of the university’s Pioneer Award and Spirit of A&M-Texarkana Award. The 2018 Distinguished Alumni are Mark Bledsoe, Melva Flowers, Tanya Dunlap, Travis Ransom, and Carol Caver Miller. The 2018 Distinguished Faculty award winner is Dr. Michael Perri, A&M-Texarkana Associate Professor of History. The Pioneer Award recipient is Janet Barnes, and Joe Nichols has been named the Spirit of A&M-Texarkana winner. Carol Caver Miller graduated from A&M-Texarkana with a bachelor’s degree in 1990 and a master’s degree in 1996. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana and TSO Present Annual Chamber Music Series  

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana and The Texarkana Symphony Orchestra (TSO) announce the first concert of their 2nd annual Chamber Music Concert Series on Monday, September 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the University Center building. The concert will take place in the Tri-State Metal and Ironworks Atrium on the 3rd floor, and includes piano trios by composers Antonin Dvořák and Ludwig van Beethoven. Featured musicians for this performance include TSO’s associate concertmaster Diana Norwood, TSO’s principal cellist Brett Andrews, and pianist Tatiana Roitman Mann, Assistant Professor of Music at Texas Tech University.  

“TSO is pleased to partner again with Texas A&M University-Texarkana and Dr. Emily Cutrer to bring great classical music to the A&M campus and the greater Texarkana community. This series allows us to reach our growing university student population, create a means for up-close and personal connections with TSO musicians, and bring the intimate experience of quality chamber music performances to our community.”

–R. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Athletics earns NAIA’s 5 Star Champions of Character Gold Award for 2017-2018

TEXARKANA, Texas – For the second year in a row Texas A&M University-Texarkana’s athletic department has earned the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics’ (NAIA) highest award, the 5 Star Champions of Character Gold Award. Institutions are measured on their commitment to being Champions of Character and earn points in the areas of character training, conduct in competition, academic focus, character recognition, and character promotion. This award not only concentrates on competitive and academic success, but also takes into account how each university does in advancing the NAIA’s 5 core values of integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership. “This award is indicative of the cooperative spirit that exists within the department of athletics,” said A&M-Texarkana Director of Athletics Michael Galvan. “It is important to teach the value of giving back to the community.  But it is also vital that the student-athletes understand and learn the art of sacrificing one’s own agenda for the betterment of someone else.  If a need exists around you try to be a problem solver not a problem creator.  We often tell our student-athletes if they are going to complain about something make sure they offer up their services to make things better or create a solution that can remedy the problem,” Galvan added. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Announces New Tennis Coach

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana recently named Jim Turley as the new head coach of the university tennis teams. As the new coach, Turley will oversee both the men’s and women’s tennis programs.

Jim has been coaching tennis for over 25 years and was named the Director of Tennis for Texarkana College in 2014. A certified Level One tennis instructor, Jim also currently works as a Community Tennis Director for the United States Tennis Association through the Arkansas Tennis Association. “Jim Turley brings a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience in the world of tennis which will benefit each of our student-athletes,” said Michael Galvan, A&M-Texarkana’s Athletic Director. “We are extremely fortunate to share our tennis program with Coach Turley and look forward to continuing the success of previous years under his guidance.”

A&M-Texarkana competes in intercollegiate athletics as a member of the NAIA’s Red River Athletic Conference. The university fields teams in men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s tennis, baseball, and softball. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Professor Dr. Craig Nakashian Presents Lecture: “Fake News in the Medieval World”

TEXARKANA, Texas – Dr. Craig Nakashian, Texas A&M University-Texarkana Associate Professor of History, will be giving a public lecture on “Fake News in the Medieval World” on August 18th. The lecture, given for the Texarkana Museums System, will take place at 2:30 p.m. in the Ace of Clubs House Carriage House. Dr. Nakashian will be looking at examples of stretching the truth being used to justify actions in the Medieval period.  Tickets to the event are $5, but the lecture is free for Texarkana Museums System members.  Seating is limited, so all attendees should register through Ticketleap.com to guarantee a place. Texarkana Museums System members will need to present their membership card at the lecture. Hurry – Registration for the event closes on Wednesday, August 15th. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Hosts Bowie County Master Gardeners Program

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the Bowie County Master Gardeners will present a program titled “Backyard Composting and Keyhole Gardening” on Monday, August 13th. The class will take place from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in Room 306 of the Science and Technology Building. The class is free and open to the public, and no reservation is required to attend. The Program will be presented by Aaron Harding who is a current Texas Master Gardener. Aaron is also the owner of Whippoorwill Gardens in Atlanta, Texas. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana to offer Medical Billing and Coding Course

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the Office of Extended Education and Community Development will be offering an 80 hour Medical Billing and Coding course beginning September 17th and ending on December 10th. Tuition for the course, which will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., is $1899 and includes textbooks. This combined 80 hour billing and coding course offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, how to manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-10 manual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures. The course covers the following areas: CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and Management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology and laboratory), ICD-10 (Introduction and Guidelines) and basic claims processes for medical insurance and third party reimbursements. Students will learn how to identify services and look up codes using manuals such as CPT, ICD-10 and HCPCS.  After completing this course students will be required to work in the field before becoming qualified to sit for national certification exams. The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) recommends two years of work experience before taking its exams, the Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC) or the Certified Outpatient Coder Exam (COC). The American Health Information Association (AHIMA) requires a minimum six months experience before taking the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana to offer Ophthalmic Assistant/Optician training course

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the Office of Extended Education and Community Development will be offering an 11-week Ophthalmic Assistant/Optician training course beginning September 4th. The course will feature 60 hours of classroom instruction at A&M-Texarkana and 40 hours of lab work in a local eye-care facility. The class will help students obtain the skills needed to work as a member of an ophthalmic or optometric eye care team. “We are excited to once again offer this fantastic training opportunity,” said Shelley Caraway, executive director of Extended Education and Community Development at A&M-Texarkana. “Employment opportunities are growing. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Adds New Articulation Agreements with Northeast Texas Community College

TEXARKANA, Texas – Officials from Texas A&M University-Texarkana and Northeast Texas Community College in Mt. Pleasant recently signed several new articulation agreements between the two institutions. These agreements, sometimes called 2+2 plans, lay out a specific pathway between two institutions so that students can easily transfer from a community college to a 4-year university and know exactly what they need to complete a specific degree program. The six new agreements link associates degrees from NTCC to Biology and Chemistry degrees at A&M-Texarkana, four of which include teacher certification. Bachelor of Biology 

Associate of Science in Biology to Bachelor of Science in Biology
Associate of Science in General Studies to Bachelor of Science in Biology, 4-8 Science Certification
Associate of Arts in Teaching, 7-12 Science to Bachelor of Science in Biology, 4-8 Science Certification
Associate of Arts in Teaching, 7-12 Science to Bachelor of Science in Biology, 7-12 Life Science Certification
Associate of Arts in Teaching, 7-12 Science to Bachelor of Science in Biology, 7-12 Composite Science Certification

Bachelor of Chemistry

Associate of Science in Chemistry to Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Texas A&M University-Texarkana’s Dr. David Yells, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, believes that agreements like the ones between A&M-Texarkana and NTCC are instrumental in helping transfer students achieve their goal of graduating with a bachelor’s degree. Continue Reading →

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