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Health fair to be hosted by A&M-Commerce students

Health fair to be hosted by A&M-Commerce students

Sarah Chapin, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2018


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By Sarah Chapin | Staff Reporter Students within the Health and Human Performance department have decided to create and host a community health fair for the city of Emory, Texas April 28 from 10:00 in the morning to 2:00 in the afternoon. “The event was specifically chosen for this community after the ...

Upperclassmen face limited on-campus housing next semester

Upperclassmen face limited on-campus housing next semester

Landon Williams, Staff Reporter

April 11, 2018


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By Landon Williams | Staff Reporter There are some shifts coming to the A&M – Commerce housing system starting in the fall. Upperclassmen will be designated to stay in West Halls, Smith Hall, Women’s Hall, or New Pride Apartments. 2018 high school graduates are able to stay in Pri...

President Keck responds to concerns over administrative pay raises

President Keck responds to concerns over administrative pay raises

Christian Aleman and Todd Kleiboer

March 9, 2018


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Christian Aleman and Todd Kleiboer | Co-Editors The A&M - Commerce Faculty Senate met with upper administration members  during its monthly meeting March 6 to discuss the concern of administration pay raises after faculty and staff were told there would not be raises this year. “I thought the r...

Reports of verbal degradation, slurs, harassment abound in RSC

Reports of verbal degradation, slurs, harassment abound in RSC

Sarah Chapin, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2018


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(Editor's Note: The language that appears in this story is exactly how the reporter heard and it is presented uncensored for the sake of authenticity. It may offend some readers.) Sarah Chapin | Staff Reporter Following reports of verbal degradation, racial slurs, and sexual harassment in ...

Power outage strikes campus during severe weather

Power outage strikes campus during severe weather

Todd Kleiboer, Co-Editor

February 28, 2018


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Todd Kleiboer | Co-Editor Much of the A&M-Commerce campus was plunged into darkness as a power substation connected to the city of Commerce failed during a bout of severe weather Feb. 24. “With all the rain we’ve had during these past couple of weeks, this is the first time it really hi...

Campus recreation to begin projects

Campus recreation to begin projects

Todd Kleiboer, Co-Editor

February 27, 2018


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By Todd Kleiboer | Co-Editor Three capital projects are on the agenda for the Morris Recreation Center (MRC) to either begin or finish construction by 2020. The first project to break ground in the next few months will be the tennis courts which will be located at the Cain Sports Complex, rep...

University village to attract faculty under consideration

University village to attract faculty under consideration

Todd Kleiboer, Co-Editor

February 19, 2018


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Todd Kleiboer | Co-Editor In striving to bring students and faculty closer, A&M-Commerce is considering a plan to build a university village to meet that goal in a literal sense. “We are still early in the process, so there really isn’t anything specific to report,” Alicia Currin...

Beautification project brings new additions to campus

Beautification project brings new additions to campus

Joseph Miller, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


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East Texan Photo | Joseph Miller By Joseph Miller | Staff Reporter Thirteen new trees add to the subtle beautification project going on around the campus of A&M-Commerce. The additions have pushed the total number of trees around the university to over 1,400, and there are plans to cont...

Construction, renovations continue around campus

Construction, renovations continue around campus

Joseph Miller, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2018


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Joseph Miller | Staff Reporter Students can expect to continue seeing construction and renovation projects across campus in the future. Construction of the Nursing and Health Science Building dominates the west end of campus. The areas between the Performing Arts Center and the Jerry D. ...

“To let a new generation, new ideas come forward”

“To let a new generation, new ideas come forward”

Todd Kleiboer, Co-Editor

January 30, 2018


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Todd Kleiboer | Co-Editor With the book “College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be” sitting on the coffee table in front of him and the NCAA plaque commemorating the recent football championship shining on the windowsill, President Ray Keck III explained his decision to step down effective Aug. 31. “I very...

Lion legend Ernest Hawkins dies at 91

Lion legend Ernest Hawkins dies at 91

BJ Laudermilk, Sports Editor

January 29, 2018


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Legendary coach in Lion history and a beloved member of the community, Ernest Hawkins died Sunday night at the age of 91. Hawkins was the winningest coach in program history, going 132-92-6 from 1964-1985. Hawkins was head coach of the Lions in 1972 when East Texas State took the NAIA Nationa...

Brightspace to replace eCollege in fall 2018

Brightspace to replace eCollege in fall 2018

Brianna Patt, Staff Writer

January 19, 2018


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By fall 2018, students and teachers will no longer be using eCollege for online courses and will instead be using Brightspace, a new learning management system (LMS) reported to provide a better layout, more efficiency, and fewer complications. The switch from eCollege to Brightspace has been in...

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