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A&M-Texarkana to Host Master Gardeners Event

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TEXARKANA,
Texas – Texas
A&M University-Texarkana and the Bowie County Master Gardeners will present
a program titled “All About Herbs” on Monday, May 13, 2019 at
A&M-Texarkana. The class will be held 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 reservations are not required. The
program’s speaker is Nicholas Auck, a Miller County Master Gardener.  He will be sharing how herb gardening is one
of the most fulfilling types of gardening but requires significantly less skill
than growing exotic flowers. Herb gardening is not only a great place for the
beginner gardener to start, but it is also a type of gardening that produces a
result that is both fragrant and edible. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana and PLACE to Host Poetry Workshop and Reading

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TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana
and the Program for Learning and Community Engagement (PLACE) will host poet
Joy Ladin for a poetry workshop and reading on Thursday, May 9th. The workshop will take place from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in University Center
room 230, and the poetry reading will be from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in
University Center room 217. Both events are free and open to the public and
light refreshments will be served. Joy Ladin holds the Gottesman
Chair in English at Yeshiva University, and, in 2007, became the first (and
still only) openly transgender employee of an Orthodox Jewish institution. Her
work has been recognized with a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a
Fulbright Scholarship, an American Council of Learned Societies Research
Fellowship, and two Hadassah Brandeis Institute Research Fellowships, among
other honors. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana and PLACE Hold Lecture on #MeToo and Kesha

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana
and the Program for Learning and Community Engagement (PLACE) will host an open
lecture titled “Kesha is a Joke: #MeToo and Kesha” on Thursday, May 2nd. The discussion will be led by TAMUT Associate Professor of English Dr. Doug
Julien and will take place from 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. in room 247 of the
Building for Academic and Student Services. The lecture is free and open to the
public and light refreshments will be served. 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 PLACE to Host Lecture by Novelist Dr. Elizabeth Cobbs

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TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana
and the Program for Learning and Community Engagement (PLACE) will host
novelist D. Elizabeth Cobbs for a lecture titled “Fighting on Two Fronts: World
War One, The Vote, & America’s First Women Soldiers.” The event is
scheduled for Friday, May 3rd from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. in
University Center room 217. All university PLACE events are free and open to
the public. Elizabeth Cobbs is the author of
eight books of fiction and non-fiction, including The Hello Girls: America’s
First Women Soldiers. Her prior book was the bestselling Hamilton Affair: A
Novel, and she has a forthcoming novel on the Civil War military service of
Harriet Tubman titled The Tubman Command. She is a former juror for The
Pulitzer Prize, holds the Glasscock Chair at Texas A&M University, and is a
Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution. Continue Reading →

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Student Leaders Celebrate A&M-Texarkana Day at the State Capitol

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TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana student leaders
accompanied university president Dr. Emily Cutrer to Austin, Texas this
week.  The group met with various
legislators and state officials regarding the university’s accomplishments and
mission to improve the lives of those in the East Texas region and beyond. The A&M-Texarkana
delegation was recognized in both the House and Senate sessions when District 1
State Representative Gary VanDeaver and Senator Bryan Hughes introduced
resolutions proclaiming Monday, April 8, 2019 as A&M-Texarkana Day at the
state capitol.  The day was highlighted
by meetings with Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Speaker of the House of
Representatives Dennis Bonnen. 

Students participating in
A&M-Texarkana Day at the state capitol included Phillip
Barnes – Texarkana, TX, Brent Baldwin – North Richland Hills, TX, Sebastian
Barrientos – Arlington, TX, Logan Caudill – Magnolia, TX, Tino Charuma –
Dallas, TX/Zimbabwe, Africa, Tamar Coby – Longview, TX, Philip Derouen –
Lafayette, LA,  Alex Hernandez –
Texarkana, TX, Vallerie Klingbeil – Arlington, TX, Jarrell Lawrence –
Lewisville, TX, Sabrina Melton – Idabel, OK, and Lamonte Scott – Euless,
TX/Detroit, MI.  In addition to Dr.
Cutrer, the students were accompanied by Mr. Mark Missildine, Alumni Relations
Coordinator and sponsor of the university’s Student Ambassador program and Mr.
Frank Jackson, Assistant Vice Chancellor for State Relations with the Texas
A&M University System. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana to Feature Student Work in Experiential Learning Showcase

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Texarkana, TX – Texas A&M University-Texarkana is
set to hold its annual Experiential Learning Showcase Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The event will take place from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in Eagle Hall and the
Eagle Lounge inside the University Center building. The showcase is free and
open to the public. Experiential Learning (EL) is the focus of
the university’s quality enhancement initiative Connect 360: The Eagle
Experience. The showcase celebrates the authentic work students are doing in
their courses through internship, service learning, research and study abroad
opportunities. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana to Host AP Summer Institutes

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TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texakana will once again
host  College Board endorsed Advanced
Placement Summer Institutes July 9-12 and July 23-26. Summer Institutes prepare
high school teachers with the necessary credentials to teach Advanced Placement
(AP) classes. The July 9-12 sessions
include Art History, US History, World History, and Government. The July 23-26 sessions include Calculus AB/BC, Computer Science
A, and English Language and Literature. AP training sessions are led by College
Board consultants. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana to Hold Information Session on Teacher Certification

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TEXARKANA,
Texas – Texas A&M University and the College of Arts,
Sciences, and Education will host an information session for those interested
in the alternative teacher certification program, Eagles Teach ALT. The meeting
will be held in University Center room 229 at A&M-Texarkana on Tuesday,
April 16th, from 5:00-7:30 p.m.

Alternative certification
programs are designed for those with a bachelor’s degree or who will have a
bachelor’s degree in May 2019. A&M-Texarkana’s alternative program is a
fast-track to certification and has certified hundreds of teachers to work in
area schools. Participants are certified in 14 months through course work and a
paid internship as a first-year teacher in a school district or as a student in
a clinical teaching experience. Participants earn graduate level credit and
often have only a few more courses to earn a Master’s degree beyond
certification. Eagles Teach ALT participants
benefit from online and face-to-face instruction facilitated by university
professors experienced in teaching in public schools who work closely with
school districts in the region. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana and PLACE to Host Lecture on Toxic Masculinity

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TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University and the
Program for Learning And Community Engagement will host a lecture about Toxic
Masculinity on Thursday, April 4th. The event is free and open to
the public, and will take place from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. in University
Center room 210. The event will feature two guest
speakers, Dr. Angelique Jenney and Dr. Deinera Exner-Cortens, both from the
University of Calgary. The topic of the lecture is “On Toxic Masculinity and
the Netflix Teen Drama Series “13 Reasons Why.”

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 PLACE to Feature Best Selling Author

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TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the Program for Learning and Community Engagement (PLACE) will host a virtual Question and Answer session with New York Times best-selling Author Kevin Sessums. The event is free and open to the public and will take place from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in University Center room 217 on April 3. The online Question and Answer
event will feature his memoir, Mississippi Sissy. Kevin Sessums has published
two best-selling memoirs, and has worked as an editor for Interview magazine
and Vanity Fair. His writing has appeared in those two magazines as well as
Elle, Allure, Parade, Playboy, Marie Claire, Out, and Travel & Leisure. 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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