TEXARKANA, Texas – The Texas A&M University-Texarkana Police Department (UPD) was recently recognized for its voluntary compliance with 166 Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices. The best practices cover training and policy directives over topics such as Search and Transport, Use of Force, Hostage Incidents, Internal Investigations, Sexual and Other Unlawful Harassment, and dozens more. There are more than 2600 Police Agencies in Texas, and the TAMUT Police Department is proud to be among the 173 agencies recognized. UPD is one of only two law enforcement agencies in Bowie County to receive the recognition, and joins 5 other Texas A&M University System departments who have been recognized as well. “We are proud of that our University Police Department has been recognized for their commitment to excellence in law enforcement,” said TAMUT president Dr. Emily Cutrer. Continue Reading →
TEXARKANA, Texas – On April 10th Texas A&M University-Texarkana faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends of the university scattered across Texarkana to perform acts of community service for local non-profit organizations. 164 volunteers completed 650 hours of service at 22 locations around the city. The Big Event is a day of service hosted by the university that began in 2017 and is designed to create a sense of pride throughout the city by helping with landscaping, maintenance, cleaning, and organizational tasks. From planting gardens and flowers to brush removal and painting, the volunteers set out to lend a hand wherever it was needed. “The City of Texarkana, TX was very excited to continue our partnership with Texas A&M University – Texarkana on the Big Event,” said Keith Beason, City of Texarkana Planner. Continue Reading →
TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana has developed a new set of certificate programs designed to provide new skill sets for people seeking new employment or change their overall career trajectory. The certificate programs cover a number of in-demand programs and are available to everyone. The business certificate programs officially launch in the summer and offer certifications in the areas of finance, human resource management, leadership and management, management information systems, supply chain management, and taxation. College credit hours earned as part of the certificate courses will be permanently transcripted and may be applied to a bachelor’s degree, unlike other certifications. Online and face-to-face options will exist, and the programs are designed to be attainable in 1-2 semesters. Even if someone has never attended college or they earned a degree years ago, these programs are designed as a catalyst to expand their career options.
Financial aid for these programs is possible as well. Continue Reading →
TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana is seeking sites and projects where university volunteers can lend a hand during its annual day of giving, called “The Big Event- Eagle Pride City Wide.” The annual day of service scatters hundreds of A&M-Texarkana students, faculty, staff, and alumni across the city for a day of giving back. The 2021 Big Event is scheduled for Saturday, April 10th. “Eagle Pride City Wide is one big day, one big event and one big thanks to our community, Texarkana USA,” said TAMUT Assistant Director of Student Life, Michael Stephenson. “This is simply our way of giving back to the community that supports our University. For one day, our campus community of students, faculty, staff, alumni and families unite to extend a helping hand. Continue Reading →
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 →