Rubi Valencia is a student taking the MCOM 3309 News Editing & Reporting class.

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Social Media in academics

Professors utilize social media in four critical ways: to connect, to notify, to teach, and to share knowledge. A social network such as Facebook is being used to discuss assignments while also building relationships. Not only do social networks enhance communication but it is also a significant increase in engagement on both sides. “I use…

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The value of Latino TV News

There is more access to receiving news from around the world but people really care about what is happening around the corner too. Local television news cover stories that has a larger effect on the lives of people in a small community. “Many of the Latin American immigrants only understand Spanish, and it is our…

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Night-blow to cause glow on campus

The WTAMU Art Department will host the annual night-blow event where glass will cause a glow on campus. The event will start at six p.m. on Sept. 26 at the Mary Moody Northern Recital Hall and is open to the surrounding community. “We have Thomas Kreager and Carlyn Ray as our glass guest artist,” Jessica…

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Amarillo Zoo needs help

Amarillo Zoo will be hosting their annual Boo at the Zoo Halloween event Oct. 26 through the 28. “Last year, we had about 6,000 people come to the Boo at the Zoo event and this year, we are going to have it for three days instead of two,” Mike Boley, visitor service coordinator at the…

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Honors graduation reception

With fall semester coming to an end, the William H. and Joyce Attebury Honors Program will hold a graduation reception on Dec. 7. “Two honor students will graduate this December and the reception will begin at 3:30 p.m. and it will end at five o’ clock,” Toni Williams, administrative secretary of the Killgore Research Center,…

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Carol of Lights and Toys for Tots

It is 26 days until Christmas and WTAMU is already feeling the holiday spirit. On Nov. 28 at 6 p.m, Carol of Lights and Toys for Tots took place on the south side of Old Main. The Residence Hall Association sponsored the annual event where students, staff, faculty and community members shared their holiday spirit…

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Honors students colloquia

Web Editor’s Note: This story was written for the MCOMM 3309 – News Editing & Reporting Class On Thursday, Oct. 13, honor students had their colloquia. At the colloquia there was pizza for dinner and the honor students had the chance to speak with a faculty member from WT. “The colloquium is an opportunity for…

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Honors Program prepares for upcoming events

The William H. and Joyce Attebury Honors Program is not just an organization to recognize outstanding undergraduate students at WTAMU. The Honors Program is also an organization for students to have more opportunities to be active in volunteer activities, tutoring, seminars, study abroad and internships. The honors students are involved in many activities where they…

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