Helping Hearts organizes inaugural tournament

LEAD WT and Helping Hearts of West Texas A&M University sought to find a way for people to come together and raise money for the awareness of domestic and sexual violence. These organizations found a fundraising outlet through their first golf tournament held on Friday, April 10.   “Awareness is key and it’s the most…

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Students team up for charity

Beginning April 17, a multitude of teams will participate in Relay For Life at the West Texas A&M University Buffalo Sports Complex. Many of these teams were formed by student organizations, including the Herdsmen Hearts, the Hispanic Student Association, the Residence Hall Association, WT Agriculture and several Greek Life organizations. The event is from 6…

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Faculty speak on women of Civil Rights Movement

A panel of West Texas A&M University faculty members lectured on the women of the Civil Rights Movement on Tuesday, March 31. The event was organized by graduate student Alice MillerMacPhee and sponsored by the Office for Diversity and Inclusion and the Gender Studies Certificate Program.   “I organized this event to bring visibility to…

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University issues lockdown during spring break

During spring break, the University Police Department sent out a Buff Alert to students issuing a lockdown.   The campus-wide lockdown transpired because RCSO advised of an escaped inmate, and for the safety of the students, faculty and staff members, they were not allowed to leave any buildings until the police cleared the campus. The…

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WTAMU becoming Hispanic Serving Institution

As America becomes an increasingly diverse country, so does the state of Texas. According to a recent U.S. Census Bureau study, there was a 20.6 percent increase in population between the years of 2000-2010. More than half of the increase can be attributed to the growth of the Hispanic population.   As the Hispanic population…

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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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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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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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