Bill Harley headlines annual storytelling festival

West Texas A&M University welcomes two-time Grammy award-winning storyteller Bill Harley on Friday, May 8, for the 2015 storytelling festival.   The festival is completely student produced by the graduate seminar, the Art of Storytelling. Each spring semester, the Art of Storytelling graduate class prepares a series of stories ranging from ghost stories to myths…

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Veterans Network puts on cook-off and car show

On April 18, the Smokers & Cruisers BBQ Cook-Off & Car Show was held at the First United Bank Center to benefit the West Texas A&M University Veterans Network. This event was highlighted by a car show that featured 46 vehicles, as well as an International Barbecue Cookers Association-sanctioned cook-off in which 17 cook teams…

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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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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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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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Communication Department hosts annual Communication Week

The spring semester is in full force, and in the Department of Communication at West Texas A&M University it is time to celebrate with a week of events.  The Mass Communication and Communication programs, respectively, team up once a year for the annual Communication Week, or “Comm Week.”  This weeklong, event-filled endeavor is put together…

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Winter storm closes campus

Last Wednesday night, West Texas A&M University students could be seen taking advantage of quickly falling snow. The storm and its almost immediate effects on area roadways led many community institutions to closure the following day. WT was no exception; the weather conditions fell into the specific criterion required to consider cancellation of classes –…

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University Police extend services into community

While the University Police Department offers many services to students on campus, they also provide similar services to students off campus in the Canyon community. They are state certified peace officers with jurisdiction, so they are available to help anyone in the community if they are able to do so.   “UPD is dedicated to…

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