TEXARKANA, Texas – The newest nursing program at Texas A&M University-Texarkana, the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program, will hold a series of online information and Q&A sessions for students interested in enrolling. The new master’s degree program is set to launch in the fall 2021 semester. The new degree program is one of only a handful of PMHNP programs in the state. “It’s a program that is in high demand,” said TAMUT’s Director of Nursing Dr. Heather McKnight. “Graduates can work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, private clinics, and state agencies.”
“This new program will help to fill a current healthcare void in our region,” said Julie Durand, PMHNP Program Coordinator. Continue Reading →
TEXARKANA, Texas – The education department at Texas A&M University-Texarkana will be holding online informational sessions for students interested in the department’s Graduate Teacher Certification Program. The department is currently accepting applications for summer start dates for graduate degree programs and the graduate teacher certification program. The online information sessions are designed to answer questions for those interested in beginning the path towards teacher certification. The online sessions are scheduled for March 11th at 6:00 p.m. and April 8th at 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
A&M–Texarkana’s graduate teacher certification program is a fast-track to certification and a Master’s degree that has certified hundreds of teachers for area schools. Participants must have a bachelor’s degree by May 2021 to be eligible to start a paid teaching position in fall 2021.
For those already working in education, TAMUT also has programs designed to help teachers advance their careers. Continue Reading →
TEXARKANA, Texas – The advising team at Texas A&M University Texarkana at Northeast Texas Community College (NTCC) will receive the Texas Academic Advising Network (TEXAAN) Outstanding Innovative Advising Technology Award during an upcoming TEXAAN virtual conference. The purpose of the award is to celebrate institutions that have notable advancement in technology used for the advisement of students that has led to an improvement in the success of students within the advising program or institution as a whole. The TEXAAN award selection committee evaluated nominations for the award based on a number of criteria, including
Showing ways of creatively advancing advising technologyDeveloping creative technology solutions for advising issuesImplementing new ways to integrate existing advising technology with other technology or processesAppropriate referral activity (i.e. description of program and no more than five examples/letters of support).Evidence of student success rate provided by the institution
The TAMUT at NTCC advising team successfully moved the entire advising model from a face-to-face platform to online delivery in a short amount of time. Recruiting, advising, orientation, and registration procedures were all moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and were highly effective despite the fact that many in the area lack high-speed internet access or have to pay for additional usage when using more data for meetings via online forums such as Zoom. The TAMUT at NTCC Advising Team includes Daisy Bates, Shannon Reynolds, and Jennifer Perez. Continue Reading →
TEXARKANA, Texas – TheTexas A&M University-Texarkana Office of Admissions will be holding a city-wide scavenger hunt for local high school juniors and seniors from March 8th through March 13th. Using the GooseChase app, teams of 1-2 students (juniors and/or seniors) from local high schools will receive 2 clues per day about 2 top-secret locations in Texarkana. Between the hours of 4:00 p.m. – 6 p.m. each week day (1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturday) teams must solve the clues to find the secret locations and then must complete a task at each site. Teams who arrive at the checkpoints each day and complete the tasks the best will win points. On March 13th, the team with the most points will win The Eagle Hunt first-place prize. Continue Reading →
University to Hold Two Online Information Sessions
TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana’s Master of Social Work program will be holding two online information sessions for students who are interested in applying to the program. The sessions will be held via Zoom on March 9th at 12:00 p.m. and March 11th at 6:00 p.m.
The sessions will cover topics such as
• The social work profession and what social workers do• Career opportunities in social work• Program curriculum and field practicum• Application process for admission to the fall 2021 cohort. Prospective students will be able to meet current faculty members and the graduate coordinator to ask questions about the program and admissions process. The MSW program at A&M-Texarkana includes 60 semester credit hours. Graduates will be able to become independently licensed as Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), qualifying them for a wide range of employment opportunities working with various populations such as children, adolescents, adults, elderly, and the disabled. Continue Reading →
TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana is one of 25 schools throughout the country invited to participate in this spring’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Collegiate Invent2Prevent Violence Challenge. This real-world project, offered in collaboration with EdVenture Partners, gives TAMUT students a rare opportunity to put their education to work inside the framework of a class. Students in the university’s Marketing Promotions class have created an in-class working marketing agency, named Eagle iSite. They are responsible for implementing an integrated marketing campaign aimed at educating and informing their local campus about the benefits of unifying our campus to reduce violence and terrorism. To accomplish this task, students will use research surveys and other tools to learn more about DHS’s target audience. Continue Reading →
Due to the power outages, poor internet service and the problems being caused by the weather, the Comedy Night featuring Derrick Keener on Zoom has been postponed until next Friday, February 26. This event is being sponsored by Texarkana College and Texas A&M University Texarkana to celebrate Black History Month.
Robert Jones, Texarkana College’s Dean of Students, said “Texarkana College is looking forward to this event because during this kind of weather our students and staff need something to laugh about. We look forward to the rescheduled event on Friday, February 26 at 7pm.”
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TEXARKANA, Texas – The Texas A&M University-Texarkana campus will remain closed through February 19th, but university operations will resume online Tuesday, February 16th with employees working remotely from home. All Classes will be held online from February 16th through February 19th as well. All departments will have representatives available, but customers are reminded that sporadic power and internet outages in the area could cause delays in responses from university officials. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to check their university email often for updated information concerning university operations as conditions change throughout the week. Updated closure information will also be available on university social media platforms and by visiting www.tamut.edu/alerts. Continue Reading →
TEXARKANA, Texas – The Texas A&M University-Texarkana Athletic Department has announced the attendance policy for spring sports at university venues. Because spring sports are played outdoors with a greater ability to follow social distancing protocols the department will allow spectators at competitions. Spectators will be required to sign in and provide contact information each time they attend a university athletic competition. They must also agree to contact the TAMUT athletic department within 48 hours if they begin to show symptoms of COVID-19 or receive a positive COVID-19 test result. Spectators at all athletic events will be required to wear an appropriate face covering at all times while within the event venue and must remain at least 6 feet apart from other spectators. Family groups will be allowed to sit together but must remain distanced from other family groups or individual spectators at all times. Continue Reading →
Pictured in Photo (left to right):Dr. Angela Sikorski, FacultyDr. Craig Nakashian, FacultyAngela Gideons, StaffDr. Emily Cutrer, University PresidentMichael Stephenson, StaffLesley Ledwell Dukelow, President, TAMUT Foundation Board of DirectorsToney Favors, Staff
TEXARKANA, Texas – Each fall semester the faculty and staff of Texas A&M University-Texarkana hold the annual Faculty-Staff Challenge to see who can raise the most money for university scholarships. This year faculty and staff combined to raise $24,899 for student scholarships. The faculty and staff in turn presented the funds to the Texas A&M University Foundation Endowed Scholarship, where it will be matched dollar for dollar by the Texas A&M University Foundation Board of Directors through its “Double Your Impact” campaign. The match results in nearly $50,000 in additional scholarship dollars for TAMUT students. “We truly are an Eagle Family and nothing embodies the importance of that relationship more than coming together to make scholarships available to our students,” said Michael Stephenson, chair of the staff giving campaign. Continue Reading →