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Author Archive: Ryan Schaap

I'm Ryan Schaap, my major is Agricultural Media and Communications. I write for "The Prairie" newspaper as a staff writer. You never know what life is going to throw at you; but one things for sure, I can't wait to catch it and check it out.

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WT researches air quality at Colorado swine farms
[ 0 ] February 14, 2012 |

WT researches air quality at Colorado swine farms

Research will begin during June at the Panhandle Department Research Facility (PDRF) at WTAMU. The research will determine air quality for swine farms in Colorado. The swine facilities send air samples in bags that are analyzed by panelists to determine the quality of that air from the lagoons located on the swine farms.The project is […]

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HeatBox brings free show to students today at the JBK
[ 0 ] February 7, 2012 |

HeatBox brings free show to students today at the JBK

The one-man entertainment system, other wise known as the HeatBox, will come to WTAMU on Feb. 7 to put on a show for students. By creating music from the ground up using a LoopStation RC-50 and a voice modulator, he is able to create layers of music with only his voice. He does not use […]

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SIFE hosts conference for local high school students
[ 0 ] January 31, 2012 |

SIFE hosts conference for local high school students

WTAMU’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) hosted a “Leading the Way” conference Jan. 26 to give local high school students a taste of what college is about. “We try to teach students how to focus on problems that are going on in the community and find a solution for it,” Erin Stodghill, project manager for […]

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This Week in Photos: Misc
[ 0 ] January 31, 2012 |

This Week in Photos: Misc

Check out the miscellaneous photos for this week! Here are the related stories: ACT to attend Professional Development Conference SIFE hosts conference for local high school students

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Federally supported ethanol programs eliminated
[ 0 ] January 24, 2012 |

Federally supported ethanol programs eliminated

As of Dec. 31, 2011, the ethanol subsidy has thinned out, according to the Milk Producers Council. Two of the three federally supported programs that produce corn-based ethanol have been eliminated. “By ending the ethanol subsidies, the beef industry is back into a market-type situation,” WTAMU Assistant Professor of Environmental Science Marty Rhoads said. “At […]

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Twelve junior colleges attend livestock contest on campus
[ 0 ] December 6, 2011 |

Twelve junior colleges attend livestock contest on campus

On Dec. 3, WTAMU hosted the Junior College Livestock Contest. The contest helps prepare junior college students for larger competitions as well as having the opportunity to recruit new students to WT. Twelve junior colleges attended the contest from six different states, consisting of around 150 contestants. The grand champion was Redland Community College in […]

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WT’s SIFE hosts Boots and Sandals for refugees
[ 0 ] November 29, 2011 |

WT’s SIFE hosts Boots and Sandals for refugees

WTAMU SIFE has teamed up with the Diversity program to give refugees from Asia another chance to succeed in life here in Texas. The refugees are mostly from Asian countries such as Saudi Arabia, Congo and Burma. The event, called Boots and Sandals took place on Nov. 18 and created three years ago as an […]

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Great American Smoke Out helps students with smoking habits
[ 0 ] November 19, 2011 |

Great American Smoke Out helps students with smoking habits

Every third Thursday of November, a day is dedicated to raising awareness about the consequences of smoking cigarettes. This is the 36th year that the American Cancer Society has hosted the Great American Smoke Out. A booth was set up on Nov. 17 in the JBK where students were informed about the Great American Smoke […]

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WTAMU’s Theater department performs Urinetown
[ 0 ] November 15, 2011 |

WTAMU’s Theater department performs Urinetown

The WTAMU Department of Theater will journey into a world where water is so scarce that you have to pay to use the restroom. The unusual concept is this year’s musical, Urinetown. In the story, the government controls the supply of water because of a twenty-year drought. It’s illegal to use a private bathroom and […]

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Agricultural Air Quality facility studies local odor
[ 0 ] November 8, 2011 |

Agricultural Air Quality facility studies local odor

The Agriculture Air Quality facility is doing research on poultry, beef and swine farms to measure the air quality. This research has involved a USDA farm near Waco, where Dr. Eddie Caraway, research associate at WTAMU, and his research team are taking samples of the air to determine what impact the odor has on air […]

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