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A&M-Texarkana to Hold Dedication Ceremony for Soccer Field

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TEXARKANA,
Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana will hold a
dedication and naming ceremony for the university soccer field on Saturday,
March 30th at 10 a.m. The field is being named after Judy Kelley
Morgan, Texas A&M University-Texarkana alumna and Regent Emerita of The Texas
A&M University System Board of Regents. The ceremony will take place at the
entrance to the soccer field on the north side of the A&M-Texarkana campus. A new brick facade and main entry gate has recently been constructed and
will be unveiled at the event. The newly designed entrance will include the new
name of the soccer facility, as will the scoreboard on the field. “We are thrilled to be naming this field after Judy Kelley Morgan,” said
university president Dr. Emily Cutrer. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana PLACE Lecture to Focus on Sexuality and Race in Popular Music

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TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana
and the Program for Learning And Community Engagement (PLACE) will be hosting a
lecture discussing sexuality and race in popular music on Thursday, March 28th. The event will take place in University Center room 210 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:15
p.m. and is open to the public. The discussion will focus on how
the topics of race and sexuality (particularly lesbianism and bi-sexuality) are
portrayed in the music of Katie Perry, Demi Lovato, and Cardi B., and how that
music has often been interpreted differently. The lecture will be presented by
Dr. Doug Julien, Associate Professor of English at Texas A&M
University-Texarkana, who will play some musical selections and lead the open
lecture about the lyrical content. 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 Schedules Press Conference to Introduce Basketball Coaches

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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

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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

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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”

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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

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

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

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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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