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The Right to Exist: Co-founder of Equality Florida Nadine Smith speaks about LGBTQ discrimination

The Right to Exist: Co-founder of Equality Florida Nadine Smith speaks about LGBTQ discrimination

Alex Medrano, Staff Reporter
October 20
Filed under Features, News

Nadine Smith, a former journalist and one of the most distinct and notable speakers about equality, gave a talk to Texas A&M University-Commerce of the lessons of equal opportunity. After the Orlando Pulse Murders, the continued battle of nondiscrimination was brought into national awareness. Smith...

Vice President for Media Relations/Community Engagement at Texas A&M University-Commerce announced

Vice President for Media Relations/Community Engagement at Texas A&M University-Commerce announced

Mary Grace Rodriguez, A&M-Commerce Marketing Communications
October 19
Filed under News, Showcase

Interim President Ray M. Keck announced on Tuesday that Noah Lord Nelson has been named Vice President for Media Relations/Community Engagement at Texas A&M University-Commerce, effective October 1, 2016. Nelson, a 1973 journalism graduate of the university, is the first African American vice...

Texas A&M System Board of Regents announce finalist for A&M-Commerce president

Texas A&M System Board of Regents announce finalist for A&M-Commerce president

Mary Grace Rodriguez, A&M-Commerce Marketing Communications
October 18
Filed under News, Showcase

The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents held a special telephonic meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the Board of Regents annex of the Memorial Student Center on the campus of Texas A&M University, College Station. The Board convened and immediately recessed in executive session before...

Campus Blood Drive for Blood Shortage

Campus Blood Drive for Blood Shortage

Jasmine Baker, Staff Writer
October 14
Filed under News

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. have teamed up with Hunt County Red Cross for a campus blood drive November 15th. Hunt County has experienced a blood shortage recently.  On average it takes an hour to donate blood, and it can help save up to three lives. “This amaz...

Rural Mental Health Forum to be Held

Rural Mental Health Forum to be Held

Christian Aleman, Staff Writer
October 13
Filed under News, Student Life

The Nursing Department at A&M-Commerce, in conjunction with Hunt Regional Healthcare and the College of Education and Human Services, will host the first Rural Mental Health Forum on Oct. 19 in the Student Center conference rooms. “After the first meeting we had, President Keck asked Hunt Reg...

Greenville’s 7th Annual Bras for Cause Preps for Kick-off

Greenville’s 7th Annual Bras for Cause Preps for Kick-off

Isabella Garcia, Staff Reporter
October 13
Filed under Features, News, Showcase

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the annual Bras for the Cause, native to Greenville, has continued to flourish and make an impact on the community. Janeen Cunningham, the founder of this innovative nonprofit organization, began this back in 2009. A graduate of Greenville High and an alumna...

Feeding Hope: Local Food Pantry Offers Edible Aid

Feeding Hope: Local Food Pantry Offers Edible Aid

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor
October 13
Filed under Features, News, Showcase

Just a few blocks away from Henderson Hall, the home of Student Health Services, stands the First Presbyterian Church that houses a life-saving service: the Commerce Food Pantry. “We serve about between 30 to 40 families each week,” Food Pantry Board President Isabel Davis, who has worked for...

Operation Blue & Gold Serves the Commerce Community

Operation Blue & Gold Serves the Commerce Community

Kerry Wilson, Opinion Editor
October 13
Filed under News, Student Life

The Texas A&M University-Commerce campus came together to participate in community service around the City of Commerce during Operation Blue and Gold, hosted by the L.E.A.D. department Oct. 8. The event was the startup of a previous community service event held at A&M-Commerce that originally...

Substance Abuse Support Group Formed

Substance Abuse Support Group Formed

Allison James, Staff Writer
October 13
Filed under News, Student Life

A support group for substance abuse meets every Tuesday in Henderson Hall to help encourage recovery in former addicts. The group was started in September of 2015 by graduate students Kenneth Riffe and Alan Beatty to prevent relapse among substance abusers. Each Tuesday at 6:00 p.m., the group mee...

Marijuana use goes up with higher enrollment

Marijuana use goes up with higher enrollment

Sam Stevens, Writer
October 13
Filed under News, Student Life

In September, there were 13 drug related arrests made by the University Police Department at Texas A&M University-Commerce. All of these arrests were labeled as either possession of Marijuana, or possession of drug paraphernalia. While 13 arrests may seem to be a high amount in just one month,...

Water main break on campus causes outage

Water main break on campus causes outage

Travis Hairgrove, Editor
October 11
Filed under News

Construction work being done along the service road that runs parallel to Hwy 24 (on the main campus side of the highway) caused a water mane break when, shortly before 3 p.m., the bucket (or scoop) of an excavator (a heavy construction vehicle) dug too deep and accidentally ruptured it, leaving many...

The Power of the Suit

The Power of the Suit

Kerry Wilson, Opinion Editor
October 11
Filed under News, Student Life

Breaking stereotypes was the mission for the #100blackmeninsuits and #100blackwomeninsuits picture taken today in front of the Rayburn Student Center. The picture event was coordinated by the Texas A&M University-Commerce chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People...

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