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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Traveling Through Tales bring stories to WT

When students think of storytelling, they think about being in kindergarten again sitting in a circle with classmates while a teacher reads to them out loud. But the Communication Department at West Texas A&M University thinks of it as more than that. Traveling Through Tales is the name of the theme for this year’s Storytelling…

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Grade schoolers battle arsenic in water

While most people tend to think that the tap water they are drinking is relatively safe and contains no chemicals, it wasn’t the case for the townspeople in Whiteface, Texas. “The project started out when one of the other team members had done a project over this and found out there was dangerous levels in…

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WT’s scholarships for summer classes

It is a well-known fact that a college education is expensive. It is common to hear conversations about the subject anytime on campus. When it comes to paying for summer classes, the situation is very much the same. Many students would like to take summer courses to help reach their degree requirements, but have a…

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WT participates in Global News Relay

“I know they will be proud to say they participated in this global event that only three universities in the entire United States were a part of,” George Lozano, senior Advertising and Public Relations major with a minor in Marketing, said. Recently, WTAMU’s Mass Communication department collaborated with other countries around the world by producing…

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Cloned calves progressing naturally

For the world of science, cloning has been one of the many things that has slowly started to become a hurdle that only the brave dare to jump. Ty Lawrence of the WTAMU agricultural department and Dr. Gregg Veneklasen of Randall County are leading the way. “The focus now is growing the cloned animals that…

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WTAMU proposes tuition and fee increase

West Texas A&M University is proposing tuition and fee increases that could go into effect next fall with approval from the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents. The public hearings for the tuition and fee increases were held on Feb. 18 at the Jack B. Kelley student center on the WT campus and Feb…

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Western Writer Series hosts Rick Bass

The Western Writer series partnered with the Department of English Haley Professorship, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum and Cornette Library in hosting Rick Bass, American writer and environmental activist, as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series Jan. 23-24. “We are always happy to collaborate with the English department and the library to host an author of his…

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