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A&M-Texarkana PLACE to Host Lecture on Halloween

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the Program for Learning And Community Engagement (PLACE) will host a lecture on October 31st by Courtney Hubbart, Adjunct Instructor of History at TAMUT. The lecture is titled “She’s a Witch. Witchcraft Hysteria and Gender Bias in the Early Modern World,” and will take place from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. in University Center Room 210. The event is free and open the public. PLACE is a faculty-led program designed to create a community of learners comprising A&M-Texarkana students, faculty, staff and the community at large. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana PLACE Holds Guest Lecture October 23rd

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the Program for Learning and Community Engagement (PLACE) will be hosting a guest lecturer on Tuesday, October 23rd. Dr. Marija Blaskovic from the University of Vienna will be giving a lecture titled “Misplaced Heroes? Gender Negotiations in the Cantar de Mio Cid.”  The lecture will take place in University Center Room 210 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. PLACE is a faculty-led program designed to create a community of learners comprising 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 Offers OSHA Courses

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the department of Extended Education and Community Development is bringing the OSHA construction and general industry courses to Texarkana. The first course will be OSHA 510- Occupational and Health Standards for the Construction Industry. This course is authorized by the Midsouth OSHA Training Institute. The course will be held at Texas A&M University-Texarkana November 6-9. This course covers the OSHA standards for the construction industry found in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1926 along with other relevant policies, procedures, and safety and health principles for the construction industry. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana PLACE Presents Fall Keynote Speaker Cordelia Fine

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the Program for Learning and Community Engagement (PLACE) will host the fall 2018 keynote speaker on Monday, October 15th.  Author Cordelia Fine from the University of Melbourne will be discussing her book, Delusions of Gender, which explores “How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference.” The event will be held from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. in University Center’s Eagle Hall. This event is free and open to the public. PLACE is a faculty-led program designed to create a community of learners comprising 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 Announces Law and Theory Studies Certificate

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana’s Political Science Program announced its Law and Theory Studies Certificate today at a student information session.  The certificate of completion recognizes student excellence in scholarship about U.S. theory and constitutional law. To earn the certificate of completion, students must achieve an A or B grade in at least four classes from a list of eligible Law and Theory courses.  The classes are from different disciplines—Business, Criminal Justice, Honors, Mass Communication, Political Science, and Sociology—but all emphasize law and theory.  Any of these classes may also count toward a Bachelor’s degree. Along with the four law and theory classes, a student also needs to author a scholarship project on an approved topic and present it in a professional setting, such as a student showcase or regional conference. Political Science Professor Gary Bugh explains that while the certificate is not an academic credential, the initiative “will encourage and support student scholarship, in turn contributing to students’ professional goals.  It will help students learn more about the basics of our constitutional system.” Bugh adds that the certificate “gives students a leg up when applying to graduate or law school because it’s something they accomplished that shows additional scholarly work and commitment.”

Dr. Del Doughty, Dean of TAMUT’s College of Arts, Sciences and Education, added that the certificate program “shines a flashlight beam on a student’s focus of interest beyond the usual academic labels.  It will tell a law school admissions committee or an employer, ‘This student may have studied political science or English, but he or she also had a sustained interest in legal and theoretical questions.’”
More information on the program can be found on the university website or by emailing gbugh@tamut.edu. The application for the Law and Theory Certificate can be found at www.tamut.edu/lawandtheory. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Biology Professor Publishes Papers on Virus Research

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana’s Dr. Benjamin Neuman, Chair of Biological Sciences, recently published two papers relating to his research identifying new viruses and studying how viruses affect the insides of infected cells. His first article appeared in the Virology Journal of Science Direct and discusses how Neuman and other scientists discovered two new viruses. The first, Aplysia abyssovirus 1, was discovered in a large swimming sea slug called the California sea hare. The new abyssovirus, while not thought to be a health risk to humans, is particularly abundant in the nerve cells of its host. The second virus, named Microhyla letovirus 1, was found in the ornamented pygmy frog. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Hosts Bowie County Master Gardeners Event

 TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the Bowie County Master Gardeners will present a program on “Winterizing Your Garden” on Monday, October 8, 2018 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. The class will take place in University Center room 232 and is free and open to the public. The Program will be presented by Aarron Corbin, a Texas Master Gardener and the current President of the Bowie County Master Gardeners. Reservations are not required. Properly winterizing your garden will not only help plants survive the short gray days and bitter nights that come with winter, but is an important step in ensuring the garden will produce colorful flowers and vegetables in the spring. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana to Dedicate Lois & Cary Patterson Student Center

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana will hold a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the new Lois & Cary Patterson Student Center at 11:00 a.m. on October 2nd.  Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp will be speaking during the grand-opening event and the public is invited to attend. The nearly 40,000 square foot facility was built through a public-private partnership and will provide students with a much-needed space to meet, study, exercise, learn, and participate in intramural sports. The new $11 million dollar facility includes:

a regulation-sized basketball/volleyball court with retractable bleacher seating for 1,200-1,500 patrons
a training and fitness center
biomechanics and motor skills labs to support the university’s new Kinesiology program
a recreation room
Ace’s Place café featuring Starbucks Coffee
two multi-purpose classrooms
locker rooms
recreational sports locker rooms
coaches’ quarters, athletic director’s office and 12 faculty/staff offices

 
Tours of the new facility will be available immediately following the ceremony. For more information on the Lois & Cary Patterson Student Center at Texas A&M University-Texarkana contact Joe Sloan, Student Engagement Coordinator at 903.334.6725 or jsloan@tamut.edu. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana PLACE to Present Lecture On Gender Performance

TEXARKANA, Texas – The Program for Learning and Community Engagement at Texas A&M University-Texarkana will present Dr. Douglas Julien, A&M-Texarkana Associate Professor of English in an open lecture about gender performance. The event is scheduled for Thursday, September 27th from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in University Center Room 231. The lecture is free and open to the public. Dr. Julien will be discussing Judith Butler, the President-Elect of the Modern Language Association currently under siege for her advocacy of Avitall Ronell in a sexual discrimination case; she also wrote a key work in contemporary feminist theory, Gender Trouble, where she first posted her argument for “performativity theory.” Doug Julien is an Associate Professor of English at Texas A&M University – Texarkana where he has been a faculty member since 2010.  He is currently the Department Chair of the Department of Literature, Composition, Media, and Communication.  Julien holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society from the University of Minnesota. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Foundation Board Announces Matching Contribution Campaign

TEXARKANA, TX – The Texas A&M University-Texarkana Foundation’s Board of Directors announced today that they will personally match contributions to establish the Texas A&M University-Texarkana Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund. Contributions made to this scholarship fund will be matched on a dollar for dollar basis, up to a total of $1 million. The 27 members of the Foundation Board have collectively committed to using their own personal funds to match the contributions. “We are elated about this new scholarship campaign. The fact that these men and women have committed up to a million dollars of their own money is a fantastic example of the kind of support we have from members of the community,” said university president Emily Cutrer. Continue Reading →

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