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A&M-Texarkana Donates 110 COVID-19 Test Kits to Local Hospitals

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TEXARKANA, Texas – Officials from Texas A&M University-Texarkana donated 55 COVID-19 test kits each to CHRISTUS St. Michael Hospital and Wadley Regional Medical Center on Wednesday, April 8th. The test kits were shipped to A&M-Texarkana from the Texas A&M University System, which shipped test kits to all 11 Texas A&M System universities in an effort to help combat the COVID-19 outbreak on a local level. “We are so thankful for the many men and women in our medical community who are working on the front lines to take on this pandemic.” said A&M-Texarkana President Dr. Emily Cutrer. “We are happy to be able to contribute in some way and hope that these additional test kits make a difference for local patients.”

The kits consist of a swab, a vial with transport media to preserve the sample in the vial, and a bag. Continue Reading →

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Aggie Veterinary labs cobble together 2,000 COVID-19 sampling kits

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FDA-compliant swab kits to be donated to hospitals across the state

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — More than 2,000 COVID-19 sampling kits will soon be on their way to hospitals across the state, thanks to Aggie innovation and ingenuity. Viral sampling kits — usually used on pigs, cows and chickens — are being repurposed to test humans by the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory in College Station. The sampling kits are being assembled from lab supplies already in stock at TVMDL’s four labs across the state. 

Once assembled, they will be shipped to hospitals in cities with a Texas A&M System campus to help meet surge in needed test kits. The university presidents will determine where there is the greatest need for the kits in their community. “No one has ever done this before, but tough times call for creative measures,” said John Sharp, chancellor of the Texas A&M University System. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Extends Online Instruction through Spring 2020

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TEXARKANA, Texas – Officials at Texas A&M
University-Texarkana have announced that online instruction, scheduled to begin
Monday, March 23, will continue throughout the end of the spring 2020 semester. Students and parents as well as
faculty and staff were notified of the decision Wednesday afternoon via an email
from university president Dr. Emily Cutrer. “It was originally our intention to
evaluate the necessity of online classes on a weekly basis and make any changes
accordingly,” said President Dr. Emily Cutrer. “As we looked at the climate
more closely we decided the right decision was to extend the online instruction
period through the end of the semester. This allows our students, faculty, and
staff to settle into a new routine without having to worry about what might
change from one week to the next.”

Most university employees will
work remotely, while a skeleton crew of staff will remain on site to ensure the
continuity of university operations and provide for the needs of students who
remain in the university’s residence hall. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Moves to All Online Instruction Following Spring Break

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TEXARKANA, Texas – In the wake of the continuing
spread of COVID-19 and in the interest of the health of the entire Texas
A&M University- Texarkana community the university has announced that all
classes will be delivered online beginning Monday, March 23rd. All
athletic events have been suspended as have all university and non-university
events on the TAMUT campus. The university’s spring break was already scheduled
for the week of March 16-20. Students and parents as well as
faculty and staff were notified of the change Thursday afternoon via an email
from university president Dr. Emily Cutrer. “This was not an easy decision to
make, nor was it made lightly,” said Cutrer. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana and Bowie County Master Gardeners to Present Program on “Tree Selection, Planting, & Care”

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TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana
and the Bowie County Master Gardeners will host a program titled “Tree
Selection, Planting, and Care” on Monday, March 9th. The event will
take place from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in room 326 of the University Center
Building. The class, presented by Texas A&M District III Forester John
Hawkins, is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required. For more information contact Emily
Newsome at TAMUT at 903.223.3039 or Steve Walls, Bowie County Master Gardeners,
at 318.773.6203. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana to Conduct Test of Emergency Notification System Thursday, February 27th

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TEXARKANA, Texas – Officials at Texas A&M University-Texarkana will be conducting a test of the university’s emergency notification system Thursday, February 27th. The test is scheduled to take place late in the afternoon to minimize disruption. The test will involve the university’s outdoor speaker array, which is designed to be audible anywhere on campus and will likely be heard in surrounding neighborhoods. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Education Department “Pins” Future Educators in Ceremony

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TEXARKANA, Texas – The faculty members of Texas
A&M University-Texarkana’s education program gathered in full academic
regalia recently for a ceremony welcoming 33 new students into the university’s
teacher preparation program. The students had an apple-shaped pin placed on
them and heard words of advice from guest speaker Chad Pirtle, Superintendent
of the Pleasant Grove Independent School District. The pinning ceremony took
place in front of a large crowd of family and friends as well as TAMUT faculty
and staff members. Students officially enter the
teacher preparation program around their junior year and are pinned during
their first semester in the program. “The pinning ceremony is a celebration of
their decision to become educators and their admission into the program,” said
Assistant Professor of Education Dr. Abbie Strunc.” The students pinned in the
ceremony were Brianna
Black, Christina Brown, Heather Clark, Madison Cox, Sarah Evans, Hannah
McElroy, Shaeleigh McGlamery, Taylor Mercer, Sandra Miller, Maria Olvera,
Madeline Parish, Carmen Ramirez, Alexandria Sterling, Lauren Upchurch, Cynthia
Vargas, Laurie West, and Isis Wilson. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana to Host Award Winning Investigative Journalist Jerry Mitchell

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TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M
University-Texarkana’s department of Literature, Composition, and Mass
Communications and the Program for Learning And Community Engagement (PLACE)
are sponsoring a lecture and book signing by investigative journalist and Texarkana
native Jerry Mitchell on Thursday, February 27th. The event begins
at 7:00 p.m. in Eagle Hall inside the University Center building. The program
is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served. Jerry
Mitchell worked as an investigative reporter for The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi, for more than three
decades. His stories have helped put four Klansmen and a serial killer behind
bars. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana to Host Occupational Safety & Health Standards Course

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TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana
and the Department of Extended Education and Community Development (EECD) will
be hosting an OSHA 511 Standards for General Industry course February 18 – 21
on the A&M-Texarkana Campus. The course is scheduled to meet from 8:00 a.m.
until 5:00 p.m. each day and students must pre-register. The cost of this
course is $599. This course covers the OSHA standards for general industry
found in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910 along with other relevant
policies, procedures, and safety and health principles for general industry. Special emphasis is placed on those areas that are the most hazardous and most
frequently cited by OSHA. Continue Reading →

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Farmers Bank & Trust Brings Astronaut Scott Kelly to Texarkana As Part of Distinguished Speaker Series

TEXARKANA,
Texas – Farmers Bank & Trust is bringing NASA’s
history-making Astronaut, Captain Scott Kelly to Texarkana as a part of its Distinguished
Speaker Series. The event, scheduled for April 2nd, raises
scholarship funds for students at the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana (UAHT)
and Texarkana College (TC) who wish to transition to Texas A&M
University-Texarkana to complete their 4-year degree. Scott Kelly is a former military fighter pilot and test pilot, an
engineer, a retired astronaut, and a retired U.S. Navy Captain. A veteran of
four space flights, Kelly commanded the International Space Station (ISS) on
three expeditions and was a member of the yearlong mission to the ISS. In
October 2015, he set the record for the total number of accumulated days in
space and was the first person to complete a year-long mission in space, the
single longest space mission by an American Astronaut. Continue Reading →

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