Author Archive: Lisa Hellier
Lisa Hellier has been a staff writer for the Prairie since the Spring of 2011. She is a senior Broadcast Journalism major.
Check out our pics of the Feminist Perspectives: Past and Present lecture at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum! To read more about the lecture, click here.
On March 22, a documentary about human trafficking called “Nefarious: Merchant of Souls” will show in the WTAMU Virgil Henson Activity Center Ballroom at 7:30 p.m. The documentary takes an in-depth look at modern sex slavery in the human trafficking world and includes interviews with real victims. “It is incredible,” Social Work major Mackenzie Price [...]
Liz Murray spoke at the Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall for Communication Week on Feb. 21. The Distinguished Lecture Series brought her in to talk about her experiences of homelessness and her journey to Harvard. Murray spoke with lots of emotion and a surprising amount of humor. “I thought she was just so amazing and [...]
College students and community leaders joined together at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum on Feb. 21 to take a shot at creating their own version of the federal budget through a workshop called “Principles and Priorities,” created by the Concord Coalition. The Concord Coalition is a non-partisan, national grassroots organization dedicated to educating America about the [...]
GEAR UP is a grant program designed to help prepare students, academically and financially for postsecondary education. “We follow one class of students from the time they are in seventh grade until they graduate from high school, all the while providing guidance for future careers, colleges and opportunities available to them,” GEAR UP Enrichment Coordinator Kyla [...]
WTAMU student Vance Morris received top honors by being chosen for the annual Destination z Enterprise Computing Scholarship program. There were 29 applicants, and because of his successful mainframe computing work he was rewarded highest scorer out of the 12 chosen for the scholarship. Due to his high placement, Morris also received the Greg Zaubi [...]
The danger of texting while driving is an issue being debated from the local to national level. “[Texting] is becoming a way of life that is being accepted by every generation that is on the planet right now. From what I’ve seen personally, it encompasses everybody,” Chief of Police Dale Davis said. Texting while driving [...]
WTAMU students returning for the spring semester were greeted by construction sites that have scattered throughout campus. The JBK expansion is progressing, a new residence hall has begun construction , the athletic center at Buffalo Sports Park is underway and the renovations for the engineering building are being finished up. “A lot of construction is [...]
The Virgil Henson Activities Center (VHAC) closed the indoor track and all-purpose room after 60 mph wind tore up part of the roof. Within a week, insulation was used to repair and cover up the holes. “They’ll have to completely replace the entire roof,” Director of Recreational Sports Bill Craddock said. The rooms were recently [...]