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WT Forensics Student Places Third in Nation; Second Student Wins Prestigious Grant

WT Forensics Student Places Third in Nation; Second Student Wins Prestigious Grant

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April 16, 2024

CANYON, Texas — A West Texas A&M University forensics team member placed third in the nation at the American Forensic Association National Speech Tournament, and another team member earned a prestigious...

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WT Student to Be Presented Regional Communication Award at April 6 Conference

WT Student to Be Presented Regional Communication Award at April 6 Conference

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April 4, 2024

CANYON, Texas — A West Texas A&M University communication student will be recognized as one of the region’s best students at a conference April 6. JoLina Lopez, a senior digital communication...

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Baltimore Chamber Orchestra Violinist to Perform for WT Distinguished Lecture Series

Baltimore Chamber Orchestra Violinist to Perform for WT Distinguished Lecture Series

1910 PR
March 19, 2024

CANYON, Texas—Nationally renowned violin player Audrey Wright will offer an in-depth look at her instrument in the next installment of West Texas A&M University’s Distinguished Lecture Series. Wright...

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Latina Poets Explore American Dream As Part of WT Distinguished Lecture Series

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January 30, 2024

CANYON, Texas— Two influential Latina poets will share their poetry and writing advice Feb. 6 as part of West Texas A&M University’s Distinguished Lecture Series. Poets Janel Pineda and Sara...

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Dance Company Founder to Speak for Distinguished Lecture Series at WT

Dance Company Founder to Speak for Distinguished Lecture Series at WT

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January 11, 2024

CANYON, Texas— Choreographer Kathryn Sydell Pilkington will offer audiences insight into the broader possibilities of dance during a Distinguished Lecture Series event that coincides with her residency...

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Award-Winning Poet to Speak at WT for Distinguished Lecture and Patterson Poetry Series

Award-Winning Poet to Speak at WT for Distinguished Lecture and Patterson Poetry Series

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October 26, 2023

CANYON, Texas — A prolific poet whose work explores both heartbreak and life’s triumphs will read his work at West Texas A&M University as a part of the Distinguished Lecture Series and the Dorothy...

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Acclaimed Author Takes Center Stage with WT Distinguished Lecture Series on ‘Wild New World’

Acclaimed Author Takes Center Stage with WT Distinguished Lecture Series on ‘Wild New World’

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October 23, 2023

CANYON, Texas—An award-winning author and historian will speak Nov. 2 at West Texas A&M University for the Center for the Study of the American West’s Garry L. Nall Lecture in Western Studies. Dan...

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Forensics team members Isaac Doty, from left, Willa Brackin, Abigail Stilwell, Alejandro Mata and Ellie Lollar-Scott earned high honors at the recent Hill Country Swing speech tournament in San Marcos.

WT Forensics Team Competes in Hill Country Swing

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September 29, 2023

CANYON, Texas—The West Texas A&M University forensics team took home several awards as part of the Hill Country Swing, two days of tournaments held in San Marcos. The team tied for third overall...

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WT Distinguished Lecture Series to Feature Five Nationally Known Speakers in the Fall

WT Distinguished Lecture Series to Feature Five Nationally Known Speakers in the Fall

1910 PR
September 11, 2023

CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University’s Distinguished Lecture Series will host five nationally known speakers during the fall, including two renowned poets, a Western historian, a major...

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Upcoming Lectures at WT-Hosted Conference to Spotlight Historic Mexican-American Writers, African-American Artist

Upcoming Lectures at WT-Hosted Conference to Spotlight Historic Mexican-American Writers, African-American Artist

1910 PR
May 30, 2023

CANYON, Texas— From long-undiscovered Mexican-American writers in Texas to a groundbreaking painter of the Harlem Renaissance, two West Texas A&M University Distinguished Lecture Series speakers...

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Among the winners of year-end awards in West Texas A&M Universitys Department of Communication are, from left, Kara Villarreal, Alea Wittler, Deborah Hromas and Johnny Lawhon.

WT Department of Communication Recognizes Outstanding Students

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May 8, 2023

CANYON, Texas—The West Texas A&M University Department of Communication celebrated 22 outstanding students during the department’s end-of-year ceremony. Faculty and students shared stories about...

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West Texas A&M University staff and faculty members Randy Ray, from left, Dr. Michael McFarland and Dane Glenn scored national awards at the National Undergraduate Student Electronic Media Competition. Students also won national awards and honorable mentions.

WT Students, Faculty Win 12 National Digital Communication Awards

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May 5, 2023

CANYON, Texas—Students and faculty from West Texas A&M University’s National Electronic Media Association chapter won four national grand prizes at the 60th annual National Undergraduate Student...

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WT Student Places Top 12 in Nation at Forensics Competition

WT Student Places Top 12 in Nation at Forensics Competition

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May 1, 2023

CANYON, Texas—A West Texas A&M University student is a national semifinalist in forensics. Isaac Doty, a junior sociology major from Lubbock, placed in the top 12 in communication analysis at...

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Rancher Turned Western Artist Featured in Nall Lecture, WT Distinguished Lecture Series

Rancher Turned Western Artist Featured in Nall Lecture, WT Distinguished Lecture Series

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April 13, 2023

CANYON, Texas—A world-renowned Western artist is the featured guest for the 2023 Garry L. Nall Lecture in Western Studies for West Texas A&M University’s Center for the Study of the American West. Artist...

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Podcaster Aaron Mahnke to Share ‘Bizarre Stuff Hidden in the Attic of History’ in WT Lecture

Podcaster Aaron Mahnke to Share ‘Bizarre Stuff Hidden in the Attic of History’ in WT Lecture

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April 6, 2023

CANYON, Texas—Aaron Mahnke, the critically acclaimed storyteller and host of the “Lore” podcast, will share the importance of folktales and legends in culture and society in the next installment...

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WT’s Start by Believing Campaign to Relaunch with Panel Discussion, Free Dinner

WT’s Start by Believing Campaign to Relaunch with Panel Discussion, Free Dinner

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April 5, 2023

CANYON, Texas—End Violence Against Women International estimates that 1 in 5 women have been sexually assaulted during their college years. To help address that locally, West Texas A&M University...

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Award-Winning Actress, Playwright to Speak April 4 for WT Distinguished Lecture Series

Award-Winning Actress, Playwright to Speak April 4 for WT Distinguished Lecture Series

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March 29, 2023

CANYON, TX—Award-winning actress, playwright and educator Anna Deavere Smith will speak on “Reclaiming Grace in the Face of Adversity” as the headliner for the 2023 West Texas A&M University...

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WT to Bring Scholar to Discuss Music in Mexican Films

WT to Bring Scholar to Discuss Music in Mexican Films

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March 15, 2023

CANYON, TX—A movie music expert will discuss how music and sounds used in Mexican films provide connections with cultural identity and memory at the next West Texas A&M University Distinguished Lecture...

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WT Forensics Team Qualifies for Nationals

WT Forensics Team Qualifies for Nationals

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March 9, 2023

CANYON, Texas—All four team members of the West Texas A&M University Forensics Team have individually qualified for the American Forensic Association National Speech Tournament in April. Two students—Alejandro...

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Choreographer to Share Insights on K-Pop Dance As Part of WT Distinguished Lecture Series

Choreographer to Share Insights on K-Pop Dance As Part of WT Distinguished Lecture Series

1910 PR
March 1, 2023

CANYON, Texas—A former ballerina turned academic will offer insights on the world of Korean popular dance. Dr. Chuyun Oh, associate professor of dance at San Diego State University, will speak at...

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WT Faculty, Students to Present Wide-Ranging Efforts in Research

WT Faculty, Students to Present Wide-Ranging Efforts in Research

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February 28, 2023

CANYON, Texas— From water availability to workplace victimization, and clown noir to the Texas Constitution, faculty and students from across West Texas A&M University will share their research on...

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WT’s Student-Run PR Firm Celebrates 5-Year Anniversary

WT’s Student-Run PR Firm Celebrates 5-Year Anniversary

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November 11, 2022

CANYON, Texas — 1910 PR, West Texas A&M University’s student-run public relations firm, marks the fifth anniversary of its public launch in November. The firm has worked completely remotely...

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WT’s Distinguished Lecture Series to Offer Forward-Looking Vision on Climate Gridlock

WT’s Distinguished Lecture Series to Offer Forward-Looking Vision on Climate Gridlock

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November 1, 2022

Copy by 1910 PR, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas –A climate expert will discuss what solutions are both needed and possible for the State of Texas at the next installment of West Texas A&M...

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WT Welcomes Back Award-Winning Poet and Author to Campus

WT Welcomes Back Award-Winning Poet and Author to Campus

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October 26, 2022

Copy by 1910 PR, [email protected] CANYON, Texas – West Texas A&M University will welcome Pushcart Prize-winner George Bilgere as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series and the Dorothy Patterson...

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WT Communication Educator Receives Statewide Award

WT Communication Educator Receives Statewide Award

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October 21, 2022

Copy by 1910 PR, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas – A faculty member in West Texas A&M University’s Department of Communication recently was named University Educator of the Year by the...

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WT’s Distinguished Lecture Series to Bring Hispanic Culture to Life Through Poetry

WT’s Distinguished Lecture Series to Bring Hispanic Culture to Life Through Poetry

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October 13, 2022

CANYON, Texas — An award-winning Mexican poet invested in Latin American indigenous cultures will share poetry that honors the perspectives of Native American and Latin American customs and traditions. The...

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WT’s Distinguished Lecture Series to Blast Off with Space Pioneer

WT’s Distinguished Lecture Series to Blast Off with Space Pioneer

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October 7, 2022

Copy by 1910 PR, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas— The next West Texas A&M University Distinguished Lecture Series event will be out of this world with the first Latina astronaut in space. Dr....

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Visiting Scholars to Share Their Life’s Work on Coronado Expedition in WT Event

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September 27, 2022

CANYON, Texas—Curiosity over an old footnote in 1980 led one couple to become leading authorities on Francisco Vázquez de Coronado’s expedition through this region. Award-winning authors Richard...

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WTs Distinguished Lecture Series to Launch for Fall with Focus on Quinceañeras

WT’s Distinguished Lecture Series to Launch for Fall with Focus on Quinceañeras

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September 8, 2022

Copy by 1910 PR, [email protected]  CANYON, Texas – An award-winning author and folklorist will discuss one of the most deeply-held traditions in the Mexican and Mexican-American communities. Dr....

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WT Researchers Earn FEMA Grant to Study Refugees’ Disaster Preparednes

WT Researchers Earn FEMA Grant to Study Refugees’ Disaster Preparednes

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August 24, 2022

Copy by 1910 PR, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — Two West Texas A&M University professors received federal funding for their efforts to better understand refugees’ needs and obstacles...

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WT Media Students Win Seven Grand Prize Awards at National Competition 

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April 15, 2022

Copy by 1910 PR, [email protected] Contact: Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — Students from the West Texas A&M University chapter of the National...

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Labor Activism Focus of WT’s Final Spring Distinguished Lecture Series Event  

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April 8, 2022

Copy by 1910 PR, [email protected] Contact: Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — A history scholar’s discussion of conservative and liberal politics in...

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Digital communication and media majors Jordan Conde, from left, Carson Bradley, Isaiah Tanner, Sophia Britto, Dylan Green and Jacob Toon are among the West Texas A&M University students who have earned a spot on the finalist list for the 80th Annual National Undergraduate Student Electronic Media Competition. Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT National Electronic Media Association Announces 14 National Finalists  

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March 17, 2022

Copy by 1910 PR, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas – Fourteen pieces created by students in West Texas A&M University’s chapter of the National Electronic Media Association have earned...

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WT Students Awarded 13 ADDYs for Excellence in Advertising

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February 25, 2022

Copy by Hannah Valencia, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas – Students from the Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities at West Texas A&M University won several ADDY awards...

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WT Forensics Team Picks Up Awards in Chicago Tournament 

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November 16, 2021

Copy by 1910 PR, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas – The West Texas A&M University Forensics Team picked up several awards in a recent virtual tournament in Chicago. The team’s three...

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The Fox “F” Grade double barreled shotgun, donated to Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum by the family of the late Jason Roselius, was presented to President Theodore Roosevelt by the president of the Fox Gun Company and bears the inscription “Made Expressly for Hon. Theodore Roosevelt.” Photo provided by WTAMU Communication and Marketing

WT, PPHM Team for Artifacts COMM Alive: ‘6 Tales of West Texas’ 

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November 5, 2021

Copy by 1910 PR, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum and the West Texas A&M University Department of Communication will collaborate once again for...

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Clarence Warren, Hannah Valencia and Madison Zick, 1910 PRs leadership team for the Fall 2021 semester. Image by WTAMU Communication and marketing

1910 PR Announces Leadership for Fall 2021 

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October 15, 2021

Copy by 1910 PR, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — 1910 PR, the student-run public relations firm at West Texas A&M University, has announced its new executive leadership team for...

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WT Department of Communication Hall of Fame to Honor Five Women, Local Business

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October 13, 2021

Copy by 1910 PR, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — Four West Texas A&M University alumni and a respected, recently retired faculty member will be honored along with a prominent Amarillo...

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Historian to Present Alternative History of Friendship in the American West 

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September 22, 2021

Copy by 1910 PR, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — Historian Stephen Aron will give the Panhandle an alternative look into the American West at an upcoming event. Aron will speak at...

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