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Agriculture & Natural Sciences

Ask the Professor: Dr. Jim Rogers

Ask the Professor: Dr. Jim Rogers

Jo Early, Editor-in-Chief February 5, 2024

Dr. Jim Rogers is a professor of environmental science in the Department of Life, Earth, and Environmental Sciences at the Paul Engler College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences. Dr. Rogers teaches classes...

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Students work to build a campus community with event centered on agriculture

Lindsey Sawin, Contributor November 2, 2023

Students from the Paul Engler College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences had a goal of pulling off an event for the community of agriculture and ultimately accomplished their goal by hosting hundreds...

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Heather Ogle.

Behind the major with Heather Ogle: improving our environment

Kaelin Collar, Junior Reporter, Associate Editor-in-Chief November 1, 2023

Heather Ogle is a junior working toward a bachelor of science while majoring in environmental science at West Texas A&M University. Ogle is a local from Canyon who is working diligently and tirelessly...

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Appreciating the world of science

Appreciating the world of science

Kaelin Collar, Junior Reporter, Associate Editor-in-Chief October 30, 2023

On Nov. 3rd at 6:30 p.m., the Paul Engler College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences will be hosting its first science community night in Legacy Hall.  The event aims to welcome the science alumni...

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Ask the Professor: Dr. Blaser, professor of plant science

Ask the Professor: Dr. Blaser, professor of plant science

Jo Early, Editor-in-Chief October 30, 2023

Dr. Brock Blaser is a professor of plant science and assistant department head of the Department of Agriculture at the Paul Engler College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences. Dr. Blaser teaches principles...

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Ask the Professor: Dr. Ray Matlack, professor of biology

Ask the Professor: Dr. Ray Matlack, professor of biology

Jo Early, Editor-in-Chief October 9, 2023

Professor of Biology, Dr. Ray Matlack, teaches wildlife conservation, wildlife management, natural history of vertebrates, animal behavior, ornithology and mammalogy in the Department of Life, Earth and...

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From left, Simon Mbanefo, a graduate student in environmental science, Heather Ogle, a junior environmental science major and Afolarin Olatunbosun, a graduate student in environmental science, collect water from Lake Meredith as part of research looking into microorganisms and water quality in the lake.

WT leads cross-department study into water quality, microbes at Lake Meredith

Phoebe Terry, Contributor October 8, 2023

West Texas A&M University students and faculty members are conducting research into the water quality and microorganisms in Lake Meredith in hopes of better understanding the micro-biological makeup...

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Lexi Woestman.

Behind the major with Lexi Woestman: a passion for equine

Kaelin Collar, Junior Reporter, Associate Editor-in-Chief October 4, 2023

Lexi Woestman is a freshman working towards a bachelor of science while majoring in equine industry and business with a minor in accounting at West Texas A&M University. Woestman is from Fort Worth...

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Jayci Mekelburg

Behind the major with Jayci Mekelburg: Innovating the business within agriculture

Kaelin Collar, Junior Reporter, Associate Editor-in-Chief April 25, 2023

Jayci Mekelburg is a junior working towards a bachelor of science while majoring in agribusiness at West Texas A&M University. Mekelburg is from Yuma, Colorado, and is working hard towards her career...

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Ask the Professor: Assistant Professor of Agricultural Business and Economics, Dr. Arnold

Victoria Fatiregun, Former Senior Reporter, Former Editor-in-Chief April 19, 2023

Dr. Arnold’s research involves the relationship between landowners and tenants, focusing on farmland leasing and management. She completed her dissertation at Kansas State University, where she completed...

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Behind the major with Katie Larson: Smile your way to confidence

Behind the major with Katie Larson: Smile your way to confidence

Kaelin Collar, Junior Reporter, Associate Editor-in-Chief April 4, 2023

Katie Larson is a sophomore majoring in biology on a pre-dentistry track at West Texas A&M University. Larson is from Wylie, Texas, and is working diligently to succeed in her future career. Larson's...

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Ember Reyes

Behind the major with Ember Reyes: Caring for animals

Kaelin Collar, Junior Reporter, Associate Editor-in-Chief March 7, 2023

Ember Reyes is a sophomore working towards a bachelor’s of science while majoring in animal science on a pre-veterinary track at West Texas A&M University. Reyes was born and raised in Ohio but her...

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