University shuttle system implements new hours

With West Texas A&M University’s campus growing by the year, parking is getting more congested. WT’s shuttle service offers a way of transportation across campus.   “The service was designed and intended to benefit the students of WT by providing transportation from the satellite lots to the core of campus,” Elise Herring, Manager of Parking…

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Assault survivor shares story with WT, community

Kelly Sundberg visited West Texas A&M University for a presentation about domestic violence and sexual assault on Thursday, March 12. Sundberg is a teacher, PhD student, managing editor of Brevity magazine and a published author working on her memoir. She acquired an agent when her writing went viral, and she is a survivor of domestic…

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WT Forensics takes second place international win

West Texas A&M University’s Forensics Team competed in the International Forensics Association Competition in Barcelona, Spain after meeting their fundraising goal for travel. The team came in second place overall in the competition.   “Most of the money was through private donations,” Connie McKee, Instructor of Speech Communication and Director of Forensics, said. “And hosting…

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Japanese Fulbright scholar visits the WT campus

Japanese Fulbright Scholar Jin Nishikawa will give two lectures during the week of March 30 about his research on Nuclear Waste Management at the Amarillo College Washington Campus and the other on Nuclear Accident and Science Reporting at the Jack B. Kelly Thunder Room at 4 p.m. center at West Texas A&M University. He is…

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Shack-A-Thon 7.0 draws near

West Texas A&M University’s Give-A-Goat/Shack-A-Thon 7.0 will take place on Wednesday, April 15, on the east side of Old Main beginning at 8 a.m. Shack-A-Thon was established in 2008 by the Buffs for Christ student ministry as an effort to raise money in hopes of building an AIDS clinic in Africa. In 2009, the WT…

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Back the Buffs program aids in student fundraising

West Texas A&M University is beginning to provide free crowdfunding services for selected student organizations.   Instead of resorting to third party sites, these organizations can apply to be part of the Back the Buffs program. This program utilizes two networks of people: the Alumni through the Department of Institutional Advancement and the friends and…

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Ag program adds new facility

West Texas A&M University is growing quickly, and with more growth comes a few issues. As students and faculty are well aware, parking is not the only issue with the growth. There is also a need to fit students into classrooms and labs in order to provide the best education for them. This is a…

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Helping Hearts offers guidance to abuse victims

Sexual abuse. Physical abuse. Emotional abuse. Women often fall victim to these types of crimes. When a sexual assault happens on campus, there are “mandatory reporters” who are required to report it, though students are never forced to speak up.   Becky Lopez, Title IX Coordinator at West Texas A&M University, said it sometimes takes…

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S.A.G.E. hosts benefit dance

West Texas A&M is gearing up for the Dance Marathon on March 28 at Legacy Hall in the Jack. B. Kelly Center. The concert will last from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. and will consist of games, food and dancing. The Dance Marathon will be hosted by the campus organization known as S.A.G.E.   S.A.G.E…

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