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Author Archive: Dino Griego

Dino is a Staff Reporter for The Prairie. He joined the staff in Fall 2008. He is a sophomore Speech Communications major. You can contact him by e-mail.

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President Clinton to speak at WTAMU on April 24
[ 0 ] April 24, 2012 |

President Clinton to speak at WTAMU on April 24

Former President Bill Clinton will discuss the William J. Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative at the First United Bank Center on April 24. The event starts at 8:00 p.m. and the doors will open at 7:30 p.m. The Distinguished Lecture Series committee said they expect the FUBC to reach capacity of 5,500, so […]

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Readership WT, Chili’s partner to help community
[ 0 ] February 21, 2012 |

Readership WT, Chili’s partner to help community

On Feb. 20-22, Readership WT—Community Service (RCS), in partnership with Chili’s Grill and Bar Restaurant, will sponsor a “give back to the community” event. During these three days, from 10:45 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Chili’s will donate 10 percent of its proceeds to help Eastridge Elementary School provide clothing for students. “We wanted our first […]

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Campus security report finds WT safe
[ 0 ] October 12, 2010 |

Campus security report finds WT safe

Every year, WTAMU, in compliance with federal law, publishes an annual Campus Security Summary and Campus Security Report, which include campus crime report statistics for the previous three years. “We are very fortunate here at West Texas A&M University,” President Dr. O’Brien said. “We live, work and study on one of the safest campuses in […]

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Centennial homecoming: 100 years, always WT
[ 0 ] October 5, 2010 |

Centennial homecoming: 100 years, always WT

During the hardships of World War II, professors and students from WTAMU went off to battle. Money became significantly harder to attain. Rationing was life. As Dr. Marty Kulhman, associate professor of history, explains in his book “Always WT”, “Homecoming became a casualty of war in 1943-1944 as the college canceled the event…to conserve resources.” […]

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College of Nursing and Health Sciences has new dean
[ 0 ] October 5, 2010 |

College of Nursing and Health Sciences has new dean

During the last academic calendar year, the college of Nursing and Health Sciences did not have an official dean. Dr. John Lubker served as interim dean, but the college needed a full time person to take on the role. WTAMU selected applicants from across the nation, and looked for people who had served in important […]

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Student success services: Losing federal funding closes office
[ 0 ] September 28, 2010 |

Student success services: Losing federal funding closes office

WTAMU’s Student Support Services lost federal funding in August and was removed from the campus. The termination of the program carried ramifications across campus. Between upset students and frustrated faculty, the end of SSS came during an unexpected time. Some students at WT still do not understand why or how this happened. “We received excellent […]

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Forensics team sweeps Hill Country
[ 0 ] September 20, 2010 |

Forensics team sweeps Hill Country

The WTAMU Forensics team traveled to San Marcus last Friday to compete against some of the top schools in the nation. After arriving at Texas State University, the speech and debate team showcased their numerous hours of hard work. Whether attending summer workshops, practice sessions, faculty round-robins or committing to the exhausting research and application […]

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Dean Spolight: College of Education and Social Sciences
[ 0 ] September 15, 2010 |

Dean Spolight: College of Education and Social Sciences

For 25 years, Dr. Eddie Henderson has worked at WTAMU. Before becoming the Dean of the College of Education and Social Sciences, he earned his doctorate in education.  Later he received his law degree from Texas Tech. When Dr. Henderson joined the faculty at WT, the University was not yet a part of the A&M […]

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Area hotspots
[ 0 ] September 9, 2010 |

Area hotspots

Every year, the same question circulates around campus: what is there to do in the Canyon/Amarillo area? Well, with such a rich culture and historic community, the sky is the limit when it comes to the Panhandle. Whether visiting Route 66 or heading over to “the square”, there are many opportunities to experience a good […]

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FLO-ing towards better leadership
[ 0 ] September 9, 2010 |

FLO-ing towards better leadership

Four years ago, the Freshman Leadership Organization (FLO) was equipped to help first year students familiarize themselves and adjust to campus. This year, Katie Perkins, a junior history major and co-director of FLO, decided to change how the group works. Differences in FLO consist of helping students understand the professional world around them, providing cornerstones […]

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