Outdoor Pursuits adds adventure to WT

Located at the Virgil Henson Activities Center on the campus of West Texas A&M, the Office of Recreational Sports houses more than just intramurals and oversight of the amenities that the building provides. WTAMU Outdoor Pursuits is a program dedicated to teaching environmental ethics, technical outdoor skills, safety, judgment and leadership on extended outdoor expeditions…

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Women of the West exhibit opening soon

On April 25, the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum had a reception to celebrate the museum wide gallery opening dedicated to Women in the West. There are six galleries dedicated to this exhibit, including Gems of the Plains, and Girls of the Golden West: Photography from the Permanent collection.  These two exhibits are on the first floor…

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Dance Academy starts competition team

The West Texas A&M University Dance Department is home to the WTAMU Dance Academy. This past year the Dance Academy started its first ever competition team that has flourished through the Dance Academy at WTAMU. The WT Dance Academy is a dance school for children ages three to 18 offering classes in Tap, Jazz, Ballet,…

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Counseling Services

With finals week swiftly approaching, the level of anxiety on campus is rising as students prepare for their exams. Testing anxiety is common among college students, especially near the times of midterms and finals. While this type of anxiety does have a negative effect on students’ performance on their finals, there is a resource on…

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Mother-daughter duo create unique marketing scheme

Morgan Smith, senior broadcast journalism major, works as the Marketing Specialist for Barbwire Inc. with her mother, Barbara Sconyers, founder and president of the company. The two have embarked on a new creative endeavor-selling their product out of a trunk in the trunk of a car. Smith will be on campus throughout the week from…

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Theatre department performs Macbeth

“Loved it,” Jessica Vallejor, junior English education major, said. “There were moments where I forgot to breathe.” On April 10, the West Texas A&M University Theatre Department began its performances of Macbeth in the Happy State Bank Studio Theatre . Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s tragedies in which a Scottish Thane is prophesized to about…

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Update on washers in the WT dorms

West Texas A & M students left spring break a few weeks ago with the hope of getting the washing machines fixed in most dorms. The dorms were a crisis for most students living in the dorm as it interfered with their sleeping, and studying schedules. “I had to make time just to wash clothes,…

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Amarillo Museum of Art hosts student art

West Texas A&M University and Amarillo College held their yearly art show on April 4. The art show was hosted by the Amarillo Museum of Art, where more than 100 students and faculty from both AC and WTAMU displayed their work. For students to participate in the show, they are required to submit their artwork…

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Student Employment Services gives back

This week, the students who work on campus are being honored during Student Employee Appreciation Week. This is a nationally organized event, but every university does it in its own way. “I think we have a really good program for Student Employee Appreciation Week, and it’s been in place for a number of years,” Jana…

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Lost painting discovered at the PPHM

A little known fact is that about five percent of the art work at the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum has very little known it.  One of these paintings was a piece that was donated to the PPHM in 1966 by the widow of Dewitt M. Lockman.  Lockman was a rather famous portrait painter in at…

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