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WT Attebury Honors Students Honored at Dec. 1 Reception

WT Attebury Honors Students Honored at Dec. 1 Reception

December 2, 2022

Students from the Attebury Honors Program celebrated their accomplishments and saluted their advisers during the reception in Legacy Hall on WT’s Canyon campus. “In addition to the regular rigor...

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WT-Branded License Plates Now Available for Texas Drivers

WT-Branded License Plates Now Available for Texas Drivers

November 29, 2022

CANYON, Texas — Faithful Buffs can now wear their pride on their bumper. The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles is now offering WT-branded plates for in-state passenger vehicles. The plates, which...

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New Frost Statue on WT Campus Damaged by Vandals; Information Sought on Crime

New Frost Statue on WT Campus Damaged by Vandals; Information Sought on Crime

November 29, 2022

CANYON, Texas — The West Texas A&M University Police Department is seeking tips to help locate suspects in an on-campus act of vandalism. Around Oct. 30, the newly installed bronze sculpture of...

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Pampa-Area WT Alums Sought for Dec. 8 Social

Pampa-Area WT Alums Sought for Dec. 8 Social

November 29, 2022

ANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University alumni from the top of Texas are sought for a special gathering in Pampa. The WT Alumni Association will host a dinner at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at The Coffee...

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WT’s Festival of Lights to Kick Off Canyon’s Christmas Celebrations

WT’s Festival of Lights to Kick Off Canyon’s Christmas Celebrations

November 28, 2022

CANYON, Texas — The holiday season at West Texas A&M University officially will open Dec. 1 with the annual Festival of Lights. The event—which will feature the official lighting of WT’s Christmas...

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WT Winter Commencement Set for Dec. 10

WT Winter Commencement Set for Dec. 10

November 28, 2022

CANYON, Texas — More than a thousand students will officially receive their diplomas in West Texas A&M University’s Dec. 10 commencement ceremonies. Students from the Paul Engler College of...

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WT Concert, Symphonic Bands to Give Free Concerts

WT Concert, Symphonic Bands to Give Free Concerts

November 22, 2022

CANYON, Texas — The West Texas A&M University Concert and Symphonic Bands will be featured in back-to-back concert nights. The WT Concert Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30, and the WT Symphonic...

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WT Christmas Concert Promises Tuneful Entry into the Holiday Season

WT Christmas Concert Promises Tuneful Entry into the Holiday Season

November 22, 2022

CANYON, Texas — The region’s most-anticipated holiday concert returns Dec. 4 when the West Texas A&M University Symphony Orchestra presents its 2022 edition of “Music of the Christmas Season.” Free...

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The West Texan: Wellingtons Skyrockets—A Model of Alumni Support

The West Texan: Wellington’s Skyrockets—A Model of Alumni Support

November 22, 2022

West Texas A&M University alumni are helping young people in one Panhandle town rocket to success. Photo: This article originally appeared in the Spring '22 issue of The West Texan. Click the image...

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The West Texan: Brotherly Love

The West Texan: Brotherly Love

November 22, 2022

At first,  Randall Boles ’74 wasn’t sure he wanted a baby brother. “I was the baby in family until he came along 11 years later and spoiled my whole deal of being the favorite,” Boles said. Photo:...

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The West Texan: Boldly Stepping into the Future

The West Texan: Boldly Stepping into the Future

November 22, 2022

Photo:This article originally appeared in the Spring '22 issue of The West Texan. Click the image to read the entire issue. “When I heard they were closing it, I was just praying they wouldn’t...

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The West Texan: Alumni Spotlight: Regina Blye

The West Texan: Alumni Spotlight: Regina Blye

November 22, 2022

After successfully founding a Texas nonprofit dedicated to ensuring equal access for people with disabilities,  Regina Blye ’01 has taken her mission to a national level. Photo: This article originally...

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Quintet of WT Students to Offer Diverse Exhibition Opening Dec. 1

Quintet of WT Students to Offer Diverse Exhibition Opening Dec. 1

November 22, 2022

CANYON, Texas — Five undergraduate art students at West Texas A&M University will be featured in a wide-ranging new exhibition opening Dec. 1. “This Heart Is the Best of Me” will feature works...

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WT String Quartet to Perform at Carnegie Hall in May

WT String Quartet to Perform at Carnegie Hall in May

November 21, 2022

CANYON, Texas — A West Texas A&M University student string quartet will make its Carnegie Hall debut in the spring. The JAMS Quartet recently won the collegiate strings category of the American...

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WT Percussion Ensemble to Offer Fall Concert Nov. 22

WT Percussion Ensemble to Offer Fall Concert Nov. 22

November 18, 2022

CANYON, Texas — The West Texas A&M University percussion ensemble will offer musical selections stretching from day to night in its upcoming fall concert. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Nov....

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Renee Padilla, a junior animal science major from Hereford, is the 2022 WT Intern of the Year for his internship with Cargill.

[Photo] WT Intern of the Year helps prevent additional loss of food

November 16, 2022

Renee Padilla, a junior animal science major from Hereford, is the 2022 WT Intern of the Year for his internship with Cargill.

Acclaimed actress, playwright Anna Deveare Smith to Speak at WT in April

Acclaimed actress, playwright Anna Deveare Smith to Speak at WT in April

November 16, 2022

CANYON, Texas—Actress, playwright and educator Anna Deveare Smith will headline West Texas A&M University’s Distinguished Lecture Series annual spring event. Smith will speak at 7 p.m. April...

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WT Professors Named Guest Editors for Prestigious National Veterinary Publication

WT Professors Named Guest Editors for Prestigious National Veterinary Publication

November 15, 2022

CANYON, Texas — Two West Texas A&M University agricultural science professors were the lead editors for a new review of research into liver abscesses in cattle for a major national veterinary medicine...

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WT Nursing Students to Get Hands-On Experience in Living in Poverty

WT Nursing Students to Get Hands-On Experience in Living in Poverty

November 15, 2022

CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University nursing students will learn what it’s like to live on the razor’s edge of poverty during a morning-long exercise Nov. 16. Senior nursing students...

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TAMUS Regents Approve Nearly $54 Million in Construction, Renovation at WT

TAMUS Regents Approve Nearly $54 Million in Construction, Renovation at WT

November 11, 2022

CANYON, Texas — The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents on Nov. 10 approved two major infrastructure projects at West Texas A&M University. During the regents’ Nov. 10 meeting,...

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WT Sweeps Horse Judging Contests, Takes Home Two Championships

WT Sweeps Horse Judging Contests, Takes Home Two Championships

November 10, 2022

CANYON, Texas — The West Texas A&M University horse judging team won two championships at recent competitions. The team took top honors at the National Reining Championship on Nov. 2 and 3 and...

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Spectrum of Emotional Tales to Be Depicted in WT’s ‘Falling into Dance’

Spectrum of Emotional Tales to Be Depicted in WT’s ‘Falling into Dance’

November 10, 2022

CANYON, Texas — Six student dancers at West Texas A&M University will explore fractured relationships, harrowing addictions and the joy of discovering oneself in works they choreographed for an upcoming...

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WT Awarded Department of Energy Grant to Further Study of Cloud Formation

WT Awarded Department of Energy Grant to Further Study of Cloud Formation

November 9, 2022

CANYON, Texas — Ongoing research conducted by a West Texas A&M University team into how climate change can be measured recently won a $150,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. The grant...

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WT Students to Bring Books, Gardening Skills to Cape Town on Study Abroad Trip

WT Students to Bring Books, Gardening Skills to Cape Town on Study Abroad Trip

November 7, 2022

CANYON, Texas — Twenty West Texas A&M University students soon will depart on a trip that will change not only their lives, but also the lives of children and families an ocean away. Students...

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F1RSTGEN Week to Celebrate WT’s First-Generation Students

F1RSTGEN Week to Celebrate WT’s First-Generation Students

November 4, 2022

CANYON, Texas — An organization potentially representing about half of West Texas A&M University’s student population recruit new members and celebrate its accomplishments during F1RSTGEN Week. Tying...

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WT Soil Judging Team Qualifies for Nationals for First Time

WT Soil Judging Team Qualifies for Nationals for First Time

November 3, 2022

CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University’s soil judging team placed second and qualified for nationals for the first time at a recent competition. Alex Kuehler, a senior plant, soil and environmental...

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WT Opera to Stage Unusual ‘Postcard from Morocco’

WT Opera to Stage Unusual ‘Postcard from Morocco’

November 3, 2022

CANYON, Texas — An upcoming West Texas A&M University opera production may be set in an infernal realm, but it’s meant to show students—and audiences—that there’s nothing to fear in tackling...

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WT Intern of the Year Honored for Developing Revolutionary Change in Beef Processing

WT Intern of the Year Honored for Developing Revolutionary Change in Beef Processing

November 3, 2022

CANYON, Texas — A West Texas A&M University student who pioneered a small innovation that could have a multimillion-dollar impact in the beef processing industry will be honored as the University’s...

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Leading Opera Star to Give WT Recital

Leading Opera Star to Give WT Recital

November 3, 2022

CANYON, Texas — A world-renowned opera star will give a recital at West Texas A&M University while the University hosts a regional conference. Greer Grimsley, a bass-baritone who’s one of the...

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Cheever’s ‘The Swimmer’ Focus of WT’s Great Books Series in November

Cheever’s ‘The Swimmer’ Focus of WT’s Great Books Series in November

November 3, 2022

CANYON, Texas — A classic tale with a confounding ending will butterfly back into the spotlight for the November edition of West Texas A&M University’s Great Books series. Dr. Eric Meljac,...

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Head of WT Department of Nursing, Seven Other WT Alums Named to Panhandle Great 25 Nurses List for 2022

Head of WT Department of Nursing, Seven Other WT Alums Named to Panhandle Great 25 Nurses List for 2022

November 2, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — Ten nurses educated at West Texas A&M University—including the current head of the WT Department of Nursing—will...

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WT’s Veterans Week Activities to Feature Commemorations, Celebrations

WT’s Veterans Week Activities to Feature Commemorations, Celebrations

November 2, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University will salute the U.S. military in an array of Veterans Week events from Nov. 5 to 11. Commemorations...

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WT Graduate Student’s Art Exhibition Shows ‘Nomadic’ Journey Through Space, Time

WT Graduate Student’s Art Exhibition Shows ‘Nomadic’ Journey Through Space, Time

October 27, 2022

CANYON, Texas — After careers as a working actress and a teacher of English, speech, theater and art, West Texas A&M University graduate student Marcia Tippit knows a thing or two about long voyages. “Life...

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HSQ to Start Season by Cracking Open Hidden Messages in Music

HSQ to Start Season by Cracking Open Hidden Messages in Music

October 27, 2022

CANYON, Texas — Secret codes hidden in works by three major composers will be unlocked during a special Harrington String Quartet concert event.  All three concerts in HSQ’s “Synergy in G”...

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WT Graduate to Present Significant New Research into Playa Lakes at National Conference

WT Graduate to Present Significant New Research into Playa Lakes at National Conference

October 26, 2022

CANYON, Texas — A recent West Texas A&M University graduate will present groundbreaking research into methods to more closely analyze a crucial feature of the Texas Panhandle ecosystem — playa...

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West Texas A&M University President Walter V. Wendler, left, congratulates the 2022 WT Family of the Year — sophomore Jose Trejo, second from left, and his parents Sara and Francisco Trejo of Gruver.

Gruver Restaurant Owners Named WT Family of the Year

October 24, 2022

West Texas A&M University President Walter V. Wendler, left, congratulates the 2022 WT Family of the Year — sophomore Jose Trejo, second from left, and his parents Sara and Francisco Trejo of Gruver.

WT Alumni to Volunteer with Faith City Mission

WT Alumni to Volunteer with Faith City Mission

October 25, 2022

CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University alumni will help feed homeless people during a Nov. 3 volunteer night. The Serve with the Herd event will allow Buffs to serve dinner to clients at Faith...

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WT Theatre to Stage Docudrama ‘Laramie Project’

WT Theatre to Stage Docudrama ‘Laramie Project’

October 20, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — A horrific hate crime is examined in a staged version of a true-crime docuseries in West Texas A&M University...

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Enormous Ensemble to be Featured in Upcoming WT Symphony Orchestra Concert

Enormous Ensemble to be Featured in Upcoming WT Symphony Orchestra Concert

October 20, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — A record-breaking ensemble will perform in the West Texas A&M University Symphony Orchestra’s next concert. Nearly...

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WT Piano Recital to Offer Rare Opportunity for Music Lovers

WT Piano Recital to Offer Rare Opportunity for Music Lovers

October 20, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — An innovative Oct. 25 piano recital at West Texas A&M University will offer audiences the chance to enjoy a pair...

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Late WT Alum’s Leadership Philosophy Still Carries on at AT&T  COO to Speak on Campus Oct. 27 for Sigman Leadership & Innovation Series

Late WT Alum’s Leadership Philosophy Still Carries on at AT&T COO to Speak on Campus Oct. 27 for Sigman Leadership & Innovation Series

October 20, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — A “Treat People Right” attitude put into place by a West Texas A&M University alumnus set the tone for AT&T’s...

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WT Horse Judging Team Named Reserve Champion at All-American Competition, Collegiate World Championship

WT Horse Judging Team Named Reserve Champion at All-American Competition, Collegiate World Championship

October 19, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University’s horse judging teams thundered into a top position at two recent national competitions. The...

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WT Professor, Students Making Science Education Fun for Panhandle-Area Children

WT Professor, Students Making Science Education Fun for Panhandle-Area Children

October 18, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — A West Texas A&M University professor and his students are making it easier for students around the Panhandle...

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Generous WT Donors Recognized at Oct. 13 Celebration

Generous WT Donors Recognized at Oct. 13 Celebration

October 13, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — The West Texas A&M University Foundation honored generous and faithful supporters Oct. 13 at the University’s...

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New Statue to Be Dedicated at WT’s Cornette Library in Honor of Namesakes

October 13, 2022

CANYON, Texas — An eternally creative poet now sits vigil in front of West Texas A&M University’s Cornette Library, a tribute to the couple for whom the building is named.  A statue of poet...

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WT’s Harrington String Quartet to Draw Connections Across Disciplines in New Season

WT’s Harrington String Quartet to Draw Connections Across Disciplines in New Season

October 11, 2022

CANYON, Texas — Harrington String Quartet’s upcoming season will dive into unexpected connections to three other disciplines at West Texas A&M University.  HSQ’s “Synergy in G” season...

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Community Can Share Memorials to Late Loved Ones at WT’s Día de los Muertos Celebration

Community Can Share Memorials to Late Loved Ones at WT’s Día de los Muertos Celebration

October 10, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University will lead a community celebration of lost loved ones with its annual Día de los Muertos...

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50- and 60-Year Reunions Set at WT for Golden and Diamond Event

50- and 60-Year Reunions Set at WT for Golden and Diamond Event

October 10, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — No matter when they graduated, a Buffalo is always part of the herd. West Texas A&M University alumni who...

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WT Family Weekend Celebrations Set for Oct. 21 to 23; Family of the Year to Be Named

WT Family Weekend Celebrations Set for Oct. 21 to 23; Family of the Year to Be Named

October 7, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University will celebrate its Family of the Year during upcoming Family Weekend festivities. Family...

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Priority Deadline Oct. 15 for WT’s Public Administration Graduate Program’s Spring Semester

Priority Deadline Oct. 15 for WT’s Public Administration Graduate Program’s Spring Semester

October 6, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — Government and nonprofit professional can take advantage of a flexible way to expand their career options through...

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WT Fall Choir Concert to Celebrate ‘Human Spirit and Unity’

WT Fall Choir Concert to Celebrate ‘Human Spirit and Unity’

October 5, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — Three West Texas A&M University ensembles will praise harmony—in multiple senses of the word—in the fall...

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Top AT&T Executive to Speak for WT’s Sigman Leadership and Innovation Series

Top AT&T Executive to Speak for WT’s Sigman Leadership and Innovation Series

October 5, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — The chief operating officer of AT&T will headline West Texas A&M University’s Stan Sigman Leadership and...

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Nurse Practitioner Program at WT Continues to Grow with Newly Established Professorship

Nurse Practitioner Program at WT Continues to Grow with Newly Established Professorship

October 5, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas —West Texas A&M University will continue to bolster its acclaimed nurse practitioner program thanks to a newly...

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Amarillo Business Experts to Offer Advice from the Trenches of Small-Business Ownership to WT Students

Amarillo Business Experts to Offer Advice from the Trenches of Small-Business Ownership to WT Students

October 5, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — Five Amarillo business leaders will offer inspiration and share real-world experiences with aspiring entrepreneurs...

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WT to Celebrate World Teachers’ Day by Honoring Professors, Lighting Up Campus

WT to Celebrate World Teachers’ Day by Honoring Professors, Lighting Up Campus

October 4, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — A trio of outstanding educators at West Texas A&M University are being honored in conjunction with World Teachers’...

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New WT Vice President for Student Affairs Hired, Assumes Role Dec. 1

New WT Vice President for Student Affairs Hired, Assumes Role Dec. 1

October 4, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — A Texas native with a deep passion for regional universities will be West Texas A&M University’s new vice president...

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Homecoming Queen, King Crowned at WT’s Victorious Oct. 1 Game

Homecoming Queen, King Crowned at WT’s Victorious Oct. 1 Game

October 3, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — Two seniors from the Panhandle region were voted Homecoming Queen and King during Homecoming celebrations at West...

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Pat White, from left, Val White, Betty Solis and Col. Steven McCraw were honored Saturday as West Texas A&M University Distinguished Alumni as part of ongoing Homecoming Week activities.

WT Salutes 4 Distinguished Alumni as Homecoming Week Continues

September 30, 2022

Pat White, from left, Val White, Betty Solis and Col. Steven McCraw were honored Saturday as West Texas A&M University Distinguished Alumni as part of ongoing Homecoming Week activities.

WT’s Great Books Series to Delve into Amarillo Native George Saunders’ ‘Pastoralia’

WT’s Great Books Series to Delve into Amarillo Native George Saunders’ ‘Pastoralia’

September 29, 2022

CANYON, Texas — An acclaimed short story by an Amarillo-born author is in the spotlight for the next installment of West Texas A&M University’s Great Books Series.  Dr. Ryan Brooks, assistant...

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Award-Winning Filmmaker to Present Art Exhibition ‘Lost Moments’ at WT

Award-Winning Filmmaker to Present Art Exhibition ‘Lost Moments’ at WT

September 29, 2022

CANYON, Texas — Flickers of the past are reincarnated in new creative works on view in an upcoming exhibition at West Texas A&M University.  Michael Merriman, a 2016 WT Distinguished Alumni...

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WT’s KWTS 91.1 Celebrates 50 Years on Air with Format Shift, Return of Alums During Homecoming

September 28, 2022

CANYON, Texas — Homecoming Weekend will be a blast from the past—and a step into the future—for West Texas A&M University’s student-run noncommercial radio station.  KWTS The One 91.1 officially...

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The first group of recipients of the Judy Fugate Lady Buff Scholarship met with Fugate, center, during a special Sept. 27 luncheon in the Fairly Group Club at Bain-Schaeffer Buffalo Stadium. Student-athletes who won the scholarships are, from left, Reagan Matacale, Alyssa Campbell, Antonella Periotti Omisolo, Emma Patterson, Elliot Harrison, Jayla Burgess and Emilee Wilson.

First Recipients of Fugate Lady Buff Scholarships Named from Each WT Women’s Sports Teams

September 28, 2022

CANYON, Texas — Seven women athletes from West Texas A&M University were named as the first recipients of a major new scholarship endowment at a Sept. 27 luncheon. The student-athletes—representing...

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U.S. News & World Report Lists WT As One of Best Universities in the West

September 26, 2022

CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University is one of the top regional universities and public schools in the West, according to new rankings from U.S. News & World Report.  The magazine’s...

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Registration Deadline Sept. 22 for WT Career Fair

September 23, 2022

CANYON, Texas — Employers can register by Sept. 22 for a West Texas A&M University career fair offering them access to hundreds of job-seeking students.  The annual Fall Career and Internship...

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Canyon, Home to WT, Again Named Safest City in Texas, Rises to 21st Safest in Nation

September 23, 2022

CANYON, Texas — An independent analyst has once again named Canyon, the home of West Texas A&M University, as one of the safest college towns in the country.  SafeWise, a leading online site...

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WT Theatre Hopes to Spell Its Way to S-U-C-C-E-S-S with New Musical

WT Theatre Hopes to Spell Its Way to S-U-C-C-E-S-S with New Musical

September 22, 2022

CANYON, Texas — Laundry. Restaurant. Surpass.  These are the words that still haunt the director and cast members of West Texas A&M University Theatre’s upcoming production of “The 25th Annual...

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WT Authors to Celebrate Recent Publication of Four Books

September 22, 2022

CANYON, Texas — Five West Texas A&M University faculty members will celebrate the recent publications of their books in a special event Sept. 27.  The Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts...

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Prominent WT Alumni of Color to Be Honored at Homecoming Week Celebration

September 20, 2022

CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University will honor its diverse alumni community at its Celebration of Color during Homecoming Week.  The event, hosted by the Office for Diversity and Inclusion,...

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KAMR’s Andy Justus to Host WT Alumni Association’s Phoenix Event Honoring Distinguished Alumni

KAMR’s Andy Justus to Host WT Alumni Association’s Phoenix Event Honoring Distinguished Alumni

September 16, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — A West Texas A&M University graduate and Amarillo television mainstay will help the University celebrate its...

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WT’s Center for Study of American West to Highlight Forgotten Panhandle Settlers in Pair of Events

WT’s Center for Study of American West to Highlight Forgotten Panhandle Settlers in Pair of Events

September 16, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — A Sunray native and nationally regarded scholar on Chicano studies will discuss often-overlooked settlers of...

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Hispanic Heritage Month Activities Set at WT

Hispanic Heritage Month Activities Set at WT

September 16, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a series of events through its Office...

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Administrative Changes Announced as WT’s Fall 2022 Semester Continues

Administrative Changes Announced as WT’s Fall 2022 Semester Continues

September 16, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   Dr. Lisa Garza Dr. Betty Coneway Dr. Laura Bell Dr. Kristina Drumheller Anne Medlock Michelle...

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WT’s Engler College of Business Spearheading 2 New Podcasts

WT’s Engler College of Business Spearheading 2 New Podcasts

September 16, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — A pair of podcasts launching this week will explore leadership and entrepreneurship, thanks to West Texas A&M...

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Opera Cowgirls to Open The Arts at WT Season Sept. 22

Opera Cowgirls to Open The Arts at WT Season Sept. 22

September 16, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — A mashup of old-school classics and new-world twang will entertain audiences at the first event of the season for...

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Amarillo Rock Musicians to Join Forces with WT Symphony for Homecoming Concert

Amarillo Rock Musicians to Join Forces with WT Symphony for Homecoming Concert

September 16, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected] CANYON, Texas — A lineup of all-star Amarillo musicians will join with the West Texas A&M University Symphony Orchestra for a special...

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WT and AC Join with ISDs to Boost Number of Texas Panhandle Teachers

WT and AC Join with ISDs to Boost Number of Texas Panhandle Teachers

September 12, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected] AMARILLO, Texas — An innovative plan to increase the number of teachers in Texas Panhandle school districts was announced Sept. 12 by West...

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WT Student Retention Rates on Significant Upswing, New Figures Show

WT Student Retention Rates on Significant Upswing, New Figures Show

September 8, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University’s retention rate for sophomores is at record-high levels, newly released enrollment...

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WT Smashes Fundraising Records in Fiscal Year 2022

WT Smashes Fundraising Records in Fiscal Year 2022

September 8, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected] CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University shattered fundraising records in fiscal year 2022, the first year of its historic One West...

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Cheever’s ‘The Swimmer’ Focus of WT’s Great Books Series in September

Cheever’s ‘The Swimmer’ Focus of WT’s Great Books Series in September

September 8, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — A classic tale with a confounding ending will backstroke into the spotlight for the September edition of West...

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United Kingdom Delegation to Bring Great British Tour to WT

United Kingdom Delegation to Bring Great British Tour to WT

September 8, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected] Contact: Elizabeth Bertram, head of press & public affairs, British Consulate-General, Houston, 832-248-2138, [email protected]   UPDATE,...

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Explore Graduate Degree Possibilities in Engineering, Math at WT Open House

Explore Graduate Degree Possibilities in Engineering, Math at WT Open House

September 8, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — Deadline is Sept. 20 for engineers and mathematicians to register for a opportunity to advance...

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Photo: David Schaeffer, left, and Mike Bain speak on behalf of their families at Bain-Schaeffer Buffalo Stadium on Sept. 2 at West Texas A&M University. The home football season will kick off Sept. 3.

WT’s Bain-Schaeffer Buffalo Stadium Officially Renamed

September 2, 2022

Photo: David Schaeffer, left, and Mike Bain speak on behalf of their families at Bain-Schaeffer Buffalo Stadium on Sept. 2 at West Texas A&M University. The home football season will kick off Sept. 3.

NewsChannel 10’s Ali Allison, Shelden Breshears to Host WT Homecoming Parade

September 2, 2022

CANYON, Texas — The popular cohosts of NewsChannel 10’s morning shows will return as hosts of West Texas A&M University’s Homecoming parade.  Ali Allison and Shelden Breshears will broadcast...

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WT’s Annual Ag Day Fundraiser Set for Sept. 10

September 1, 2022

CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University’s ag supporters will be out in full force once more on Sept. 10.  The WT Ag Development Association’s 22nd annual Ag Day festivities will begin...

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WT Spirit Squad Members Announced for 2022-23

WT Spirit Squad Members Announced for 2022-23

September 1, 2022

CANYON, Texas — A team of spirited students is ready to get loud for a new school year at West Texas A&M University.  The WT Spirit Squad will make its official 2022-23 debut at the Sept. 3 football...

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WTAMU Foundation Names 6 New Leaders to Board of Directors

September 1, 2022

CANYON, Texas — Six prominent regional leaders have joined the West Texas A&M University Foundation board of directors.  The new class of board members officially joined the board for its Sept....

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WT Team Publishes Research into Highly Conductive Materials in Prestigious Journal

WT Team Publishes Research into Highly Conductive Materials in Prestigious Journal

August 30, 2022

CANYON, Texas — Research by a West Texas A&M University team will be published in a national journal, helping the world get closer to finding materials that could conduct electricity at faster speeds.  The...

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Fifth Anniversary of Historic Engler Gift to WT Marked During Annual $1 Million Disbursement Ceremony

Fifth Anniversary of Historic Engler Gift to WT Marked During Annual $1 Million Disbursement Ceremony

August 26, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — The impact of the historic $80 million gift to West Texas A&M University from Dr. Paul Engler continues...

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