Serving the West Texas A&M University community since 1919.

The PRAIRIE

Serving the West Texas A&M University community since 1919.

The PRAIRIE

Serving the West Texas A&M University community since 1919.

The PRAIRIE

All content by Chip Chandler
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

An ‘Encounter’ with James Joyce on Tap for WT’s Great Books Series in May 

May 5, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — A story more than a century old that still speaks to modern-day issues is in the spotlight for the next installment...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT Donning of the Stoles Ceremony Set for May 6 

May 5, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — Dozens of West Texas A&M University students will honor their cultures in a pre-commencement ceremony May...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

Late Myrna Raffkind to Be Memorialized with New WT Professorship in Education 

May 5, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — A professorship honoring a former West Texas A&M University instructor and alumna will enhance WT’s ability...

Continue Reading
Faculty award winners include, from left, Dr. Joshua Partheepan, Dr. Leslie Ramos Salazar, Dr. Maxine De Butte and Dr. John Richeson. Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

Award-Winning WT Faculty, Staff Honored at Year-End Celebration 

May 4, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — Outstanding members of West Texas A&M University’s faculty and staff were honored during an end-of-year...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

Hatton Professor of Education Named at WT; Miller to Focus on Improving Virtual Learning 

May 4, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — A West Texas A&M University professor of education will assist regional schools in delivering excellence in...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

Paul Engler to Be Awarded Honorary Doctorate at WT’s Spring Commencement 

May 4, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — Paul Engler, the self-made entrepreneur who revolutionized the cattle-feeding industry, will be awarded an honorary...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

Gift from Piehl Family Establishes Professorships in Education, Agriculture at WT

May 3, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — Newly endowed professorships in agriculture and education continue a long history of giving to West Texas A&M...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT Commencement Ceremonies Set for May 7 

May 2, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — More than 1,200 West Texas A&M University students are expected to cross the stage during three commencement...

Continue Reading
Anna Bonnet. Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing.

Student Exploring History of Palo Duro Canyon State Park Named Winner of WT Student Research Award 

April 28, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected] CANYON, Texas — A West Texas A&M University sophomore’s look into the origins of Palo Duro Canyon’s status as a state park was given...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT Symphony Orchestra to Perform New Score with Screening of Classic Silent Film

April 28, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected] Live Cinema Concert to Showcase Locally Written Soundtrack for Chaplin’s ‘The Kid’  CANYON, Texas — One of the classic films of...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT Alumna Pledges $1.8 Million for Women’s Athletics Scholarships, Program Support 

April 26, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — A former West Texas A&M University female athlete who played at a time when women had to hustle not only in...

Continue Reading
WT President Walter V. Wendler, left, and Amber Black, assistant vice president for student enrollment, engagement and success, congratulate winners from the WT All-University Honors Ceremony on April 22. Winners included Allan Baltazar,second from left, WT Man of the Year; Ireland Jade Kirkpatrick, WT Chancellors Century Council Award; Abby Kate Hays, representing outstanding student organization STudents Assisting in Good Endeavors; and Alexandra Wall, outstanding student organization president for The Darlings of WT. Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT Woman, Man of the Year Honored Along with Other Stellar Students, Staff 

April 25, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — The West Texas A&M University Woman and Man of the Year were honored at an April 22 celebration, along with...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT’s One West Campaign Scores National Advertising Awards 

April 22, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University’s One West campaign scored two national advertising awards, as did two other University...

Continue Reading
Rogers LEAD WT Scholars of the Year Kelsey Shields, second from left, Aubrey Freese and Sarah King are congratulated by Dyke and Terry Rogers, who endowed the leadership program. Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing.

Rogers LEAD WT Top Scholars Recognized by Peers 

April 22, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — Three West Texas A&M University students were named outstanding scholars by their peers in one of the University’s...

Continue Reading
Dr. Carolyn Baum, left, director of the Attebury Honors Program, celebrates with graduating seniors from the program — Joshua Copas, from left, Sarah Mitchell, Jennifer Martinez, Billy Lee, Richel Widder, Duncan Miertschin, Courtney Fahey, Payton Brookshire, Jalyn Kocsis, Eleisha Miller, Andrew Alarcon and Orion Macias. Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT Attebury Honors Students Honored at Reception 

April 22, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — Fourteen of West Texas A&M University’s most accomplished May graduates were recognized April 20 at a pre-commencement...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT School of Music to Celebrate Exemplary Student Musicians at Three Recitals 

April 22, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University’s School of Music will put the spotlight on outstanding student soloists at a...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

Senior Art Students to Explore Digital Creation in WT Art Show 

April 21, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — A West Texas A&M University student artist will take viewers into a digitally created fantasy realm in a...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing.

HSQ to Close Season by Welcoming Back Former Member Joanna Mendoza

April 21, 2022

April 21, 2022  Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — Harrington String Quartet will close out its season with a concert reuniting them with...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT to Memorialize Students Lost in 2021-22 Academic Year

April 21, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University flags will fly at half-staff April 22 in honor of students who died during the 2021-22...

Continue Reading
Dr. Kristine Drumheller, center, is presented a certificate and medal as the winner of a Chancellor’s Medallion for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion by WT President Walter V. Wendler, right, and Angela Allen, chief officer for diversity and inclusion. Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT’s Drumheller Honored with TAMUS Chancellor’s Medallion for Diversity

April 20, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected] CANYON, Texas — A West Texas A&M University department head and professor who has championed inclusivity at the University has won a...

Continue Reading
Center for the Study of the American West student worker Ashley Callaham and director Dr. Alex Hunt prepare for the Southern Plains Conference, set for April 29. Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

CSAW’s Southern Plains Conference to Tackle Importance of Maintaining Regional Distinctiveness

April 20, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — The challenge of maintaining a regional identity in a global age will be addressed at a day-long conference to be held...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT Student Radio Station to Participate in Nationwide, 24-Hour Vinylthon April 23 

April 19, 2022

Copy by 1910 PR, [email protected] Contact: Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University’s student-run college radio station, KWTS...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT-Sponsored Community Health Fair Set for April 23 

April 19, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas —West Texas A&M University will offer free healthcare services for Amarillo-area residents April 23.  The...

Continue Reading
WT Graduate School Scholarships Available for May Grads 

WT Graduate School Scholarships Available for May Grads 

April 19, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — Scholarship money for graduate school is available for those about to earn their undergraduate degrees from West...

Continue Reading
Librarians Lisa Insall and Sidnye Johnson look over a copy of the Egyptian Book of the Dead published for the Limited Editions Club, part of a donation to Cornette Library and the Texas Poets Corner. Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT’s Texas Poets Corner to Celebrate Rare Book Donation, Student Contest Winners 

April 18, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — A precious collection of rare books and student winners of writing and design competitions will be honored at...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

Music Therapy Week to Highlight Benefits of Practice, Feature Special Performances 

April 18, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]      CANYON, Texas — A renowned author and a prestigious private practitioner will help West Texas A&M University celebrate...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

Fortune Magazine: WT’s Online MBA Program Ranks No. 9 in Country 

April 18, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected] CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University’s online MBA program is one of the Top 10 in the country after moving up in Fortune Magazine’s...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT Campus to Burst into Multihued Magnificence During 2022 Color Charge on April 22 

April 15, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University will erupt in bright hues at the 2022 Color Charge on April 22. Students and...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT Equestrian Team Advances Second Squad to Nationals  

April 15, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas —Another of West Texas A&M University’s equestrian squads is heading to nationals.  The Intercollegiate...

Continue Reading
WT Spring Choir Concert Set for April 21 

WT Spring Choir Concert Set for April 21 

April 14, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — Spirituals, sonnets and even a sing-songy hit are on tap for West Texas A&M University’s spring choir concert.  Performances...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT, Education Credit Union Form First-Ever Corporate Alumni Network 

April 14, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University and Education Credit Union will partner for a first-of-its-kind organization for Buffs...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT’s Hill Chapel to Be Extensively Renovated Following $1.5 Million Gift 

April 13, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — A beloved West Texas A&M University landmark will undergo the first major renovations in its 72-year history...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT Student Radio Station KWTS 91.1 Shifting to All-’90s Format in October 

April 11, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — KWTS The One 91.1, West Texas A&M University’s student-run noncommercial radio station, will shift to an...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

Flannery O’Connor’s ‘Revelation’ Topic of Next WT Great Books Series Discussion 

April 7, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — An iconic Southern author’s work will be in the spotlight during the April installment of West Texas A&M...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT Equestrian Team Riding to Nationals During Successful 2022 Season 

April 7, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas —One of West Texas A&M University’s equestrian squads is heading to nationals, and another squad has one more...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT Student Radio Station KWTS 91.1 to Celebrate 50th Anniversary; Details—Including Format Change—to Be Announced During April 8 Broadcast 

April 5, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — A West Texas A&M University institution turns 50 this year, and it’s getting a facelift.  KWTS The One...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT, TAMUS to Pay Tuition, Fees for Employees Seeking Doctoral Degree 

April 4, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — All tuition and fees may be waived for West Texas A&M University faculty and staff interested in pursuing...

Continue Reading
West Texas A&M University media students recently took home eight awards at the 2022 Texas Intercollegiate Press Association convention. Pictured are, from left, Adam Jiwa, Jacob Toon, Kara Villarreal, Isiah Tanner, Skylerr Patterson, Sophia Britto, adviser Dr. Michael McFarland, Hannah Valencia, Dylan Green, Victoria Fatiregun, Johnny Lawhon and adviser Kim Bruce.

WT Students Win Statewide Journalism Awards 

April 1, 2022

Copy by 1910 PR, [email protected] Contact: Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University students won eight awards at the 2022 Texas...

Continue Reading
Adrian Ballesteros November Twenty is among the works on view in the AC/WT Student/Faculty Exhibition opening April 8 at Amarillo Museum of Art. Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT Students, Faculty to Display Art in Annual AMoA Exhibition 

March 31, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — Dozens of West Texas A&M University student artists will hang their works in an annual joint exhibition...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT Spring Jazz Concert to Offer Hopping Night of Standards, Recent Works 

March 31, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]    CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University jazz bands will offer a free evening of lively music at their spring concert...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

Dalhart Couple’s Gift to Fund Regional Arts Outreach by WT Students, Faculty 

March 31, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — A program that brings performances by West Texas A&M University artists to towns around the Texas Panhandle...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT Alums to Pay It Forward with Financial Advice for Students  

March 30, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University alumni will offer valuable financial advice and insight to current students at a...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT’s Software Engineering Program Ranks Highly Nationally in Value  

March 29, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University offers one of the best values in the nation for one of its in-demand degree...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT Distinguished Lecture Series to Offer Busy April, with Steagall, ‘Blue’s Clues’ Host, More 

March 28, 2022

Copy by 1910 PR, [email protected] Contact: Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected] CANYON, Texas — An iconic cowboy poet, a pair of literary Spanish translator and the original host of...

Continue Reading
WT students Kirbi Kelly-Diaz, from left, Gerald Farrell and Ashlynn Lester won research competitions at the recently held Pathways Conference at Texas A&M University. Photo provided by Wt Communication and Marketing

WT Scholars Take Part in TAMUS-Wide Research Conference 

March 25, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — Ten West Texas A&M University scholars recently discussed their research into family planning in South Korea,...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT School of Music to Celebrate Brahms’ 125th with Two Concerts 

March 24, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University’s School of Music will mark the 125th anniversary of the death of one of the giants...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

Society’s Expectations of Gender Examined in New WT Art Exhibition 

March 24, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — The ways in which people are boxed into gendered expectations will be examined in an art exhibition opening March...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

As the Scalpel Turns: WT Opera to Stage Soap Opera Parody ‘Gallantry!’

March 24, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]    CANYON, Texas — Passion ignites in an operating room in the latest production by West Texas A&M University Opera. “Gallantry!...

Continue Reading
Image provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT’s One West Campaign Thunders Past $100 Million in Just Six Months

March 23, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]    CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University’s One West campaign has raised a record-breaking $108 million just six months...

Continue Reading
Dr. Jean Stuntz. Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

Retiring WT History Professor Jean Stuntz to Be Honored at Symposium, Research Fair 

March 22, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — A retiring West Texas A&M University history professor’s contributions to gender studies will be honored...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT Joins Air Force Research Laboratory Minority Leaders Research Collaboration Program 

March 21, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University has joined a national collaborative research partnership to increase opportunities...

Continue Reading
Student Body President Bryan Garcia (left) gives a speech on September 2, 2021 in front of the Engineering and Computer Sciences Building at the announcement of the One West Campaign with Dr. Todd Rasberry, vice president for philanthropy and external relations (center) and WT President Walter V. Wendler (right).

[Photo] Turmoil in the Student Government Association

March 16, 2022

Student Body President Bryan Garcia (left) gives a speech on September 2, 2021 in front of the Engineering and Computer Sciences Building at the announcement of the One West Campaign with Dr. Todd Rasberry,...

Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

TFE Times: WT Business Graduate Degree Among Best in Country 

March 14, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — For a fifth consecutive year, a West Texas A&M University graduate program in business landed at No. 2 in...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

Rural Panhandle Residents Sought for WT-Led Study into Flood Preparation, Mitigation 

March 11, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University students and faculty are seeking rural Texans who have suffered from damaging floods...

Continue Reading
Image provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT’s College of Education and Social Sciences to Be Named for Longtime Regional Educator Terry B. Rogers Following $5 Million Gift 

March 9, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University’s anchor college will be named for a prominent regional educator following a $5...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WNBA Star Walker-Macklin to Headline WT Women in Pearls Dinner March 28 

March 8, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — A former WNBA star will share her journey from the basketball court to becoming a leader at one of the country’s...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT Stock Analyst Team Advances to Regional Championships 

March 4, 2022

Contact: Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — A West Texas A&M University student team of stock analysts advanced to the championships in a regional competition.  WT’s...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT, Canyon to Welcome Bird Scooters to Campus and Community

March 3, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected] City of Canyon contact: Megan Nelson, 806-655-5000 Ext 261, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

Taoist Philosopher in Spotlight for WT’s Great Books Series in March 

March 3, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — The modern applications of an ancient Chinese philosopher’s works will be the focus of the March installment...

Continue Reading
Original ‘Blue’s Clues’ Host to Speak April 5 at WT 

Original ‘Blue’s Clues’ Host to Speak April 5 at WT 

March 3, 2022

Copy by 1910 PR, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas – Who’s headlining West Texas A&M University’s major Distinguished Lecture Series event for the spring? Here’s a clue. (A clue!...

Continue Reading
Photo by Min An from Pexels

Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Horrible Verses: WT Bad Poetry Contest Set for March 9 

March 3, 2022

Contact: Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — One shall not compare these poems to a summer’s day. They art fouler and more contemptuous.  The 2022 West...

Continue Reading
Sexual Violence Expert to Headline WT Week of the Woman Events 

Sexual Violence Expert to Headline WT Week of the Woman Events 

March 2, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — A rape survivor and international activist will headline West Texas A&M University’s Week of the Woman activities.  Brittany...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT Named to Select National Group Advancing First-Generation Student Success 

March 1, 2022

Contact: Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University’s commitment to first-generation students is being recognized nationally.  The...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT’s Buffalo Stadium to Be Renamed Following $5 Million Gift 

February 28, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — Two families whose generosity to West Texas A&M University stretches back generations now have given an additional...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT Art Instructor Looking for Particular Vibe in New Exhibition

February 25, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — A West Texas A&M University art instructor will offer a glimpse into his creative process with an upcoming exhibition. Rob...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT’s Scales to Perform Chamber Concert on Historic Bass 

February 23, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas —Dr. Nick Scales, West Texas A&M University’s professor of double bass, was inspired by a particular historic...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

Future Engineers in Canyon ISD Rewarded with Generous Scholarships to WT 

February 22, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — Twenty Canyon Independent School District students were surprised with substantial scholarships from West Texas A&M...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT Education Building to Be Named for Geneva Schaeffer Following $2.5 Million Gift

February 21, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — The second-oldest building on West Texas A&M University’s campus will be posthumously named for a graduate...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

Major Gift from Bivins Foundation Will Support WT Nursing Department in Amarillo 

February 18, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University student nurses in the region’s most successful nursing program have a new place...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT Chorale to Give Free Concert Ahead of Mini-Tour through Oklahoma, Arkansas 

February 17, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — The West Texas A&M University Chorale is hitting the road following a free concert Feb. 27 in Canyon.  The...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT’s Grace Hamilton Piano Festival Offers Performance Opportunities for Regional Students, Recital by Acclaimed Pianist 

February 17, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]u     CANYON, Texas — An internationally renowned pianist will open the 2022 Grace Hamilton Piano Festival at West Texas A&M University...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT Students Plan Black History Month Events 

February 15, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University will celebrate Black History Month in three student-driven events in February.  The...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT Nursing Professor Named Leadership Fellow for Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education  

February 15, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — A West Texas A&M University nursing professor is among a handful of higher education professionals around...

Continue Reading

WTAMU Foundation Distributes $70,000 in Grants for Faculty Research, Projects 

February 14, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — Twenty West Texas A&M University faculty members have been awarded more than $70,000 in aid for significant...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

Harrington String Quartet Concert to Feature Mendelssohn, Less-Familiar Composers  

February 10, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — The Harrington String Quartet will celebrate composers both familiar and lesser-known in its February concert.  The...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT Orchestra Concert to Feature Korean Student Soloist 

February 9, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — A South Korean graduate piano student at West Texas A&M University will be the featured soloist for an upcoming...

Continue Reading
Image provided by WT Communication and Marketing

Two Online Master’s Programs at WT Listed Among Best in Country 

February 8, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — Two of West Texas A&M University’s online graduate degrees recently were ranked among the best in the country.  OnlineMastersDegrees.org,...

Continue Reading
Image provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT Music Camps Seeking Students; Registration Opens Feb. 14 

February 7, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — Registration opens Feb. 14 for West Texas A&M University’s three acclaimed music camps.  Potential campers...

Continue Reading
Image provided by WT Communication and Marketing

Spring ’22 Executive Team Announced for WT’s Student-Run PR Firm 

February 4, 2022

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...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

Carver’s ‘Cathedral’ Is Focus of February’s Great Books Series at WT

February 3, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — One of author Raymond Carver’s most well-regarded short stories is in the spotlight for the February...

Continue Reading
WT Theatre to Bring Classic, Modern Touches to Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’

WT Theatre to Bring Classic, Modern Touches to Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’

February 3, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — A William Shakespeare comedy will get twists both classical and of-the-moment in a new production at...

Continue Reading
Image provided by WT Communication and Marketing

New Professorship at WT Designed to Improve Virtual Instruction 

February 2, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas —Amarillo couple Lanna and Bob Hatton are once again demonstrating their passion for educating educators by endowing...

Continue Reading
(Photo/Shutterstock)

WT Literary Magazine Seeking Love-Themed Submissions 

February 1, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — Valentine stories both bitter and sweet are sought for the next issue of West Texas A&M University’s literary...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

Engineer, Entrepreneur to Discuss Advances in Environmental Protections for WT’s Distinguished Lecture Series 

February 1, 2022

Contact: Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — A leader in the effort to reduce methane emissions around the country is the first presenter on tap for the spring...

Continue Reading
Image provided by WT Communication and Marketing

Freshman Numbers Remain Strong for WT’s Spring Semester 

January 31, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University saw gains on both ends of the spectrum in new enrollment figures released today,...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

Subburaj Named to New Professorship in WT College of Engineering; Position Meant to Inspire Underrepresented in STEM Fields 

January 26, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — A new professorship named for a West Texas A&M University alumnus that’s meant to inspire women and other...

Continue Reading
Image provided by WT Communication and Marketing

U.S. News & World Report: WT Online Bachelor’s Program No. 1 in Texas 

January 25, 2022

Several graduate, veterans programs also ranked highly   CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University’s online undergraduate program is the best in Texas and No. 24 in the country, according...

Continue Reading
Lizbeth Lopez, a senior biology major from Spearman, performs research as part of her project in the McNair Scholars Program. Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

McNair Scholars Program Applications Sought; WT Students Benefit from Program Named in Honor of Challenger Astronaut 

January 24, 2022

Contact: Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — As the nation remembers the 36th anniversary of the Challenger explosion, West Texas A&M University students...

Continue Reading
Anna Lemnitzer, assistant professor of art and design, makes adjustments to a sculptural piece inspired both by spiderwebs and tumbleweeds. The piece and others will be featured in an exhibition of Lemnitzers work that will open Jan. 27 in the Dord Fitz Formal Gallery at West Texas A&M University. Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

Art Exhibition to Document Impact of Canyon Landscape on New WT Professor 

January 20, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — Like a famous predecessor, a new West Texas A&M University art professor is finding the Canyon environment...

Continue Reading
The Queen of the Night (Erin Hinds, center left) faces off with Sarastro (Evan Hample, center right) in WT Operas The Magic Flute. Also pictured, from left, are Codi Hittson, Chloe Ridolfo, Shannon Burr, Mitchell Hernandez and Zachary Todd. Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT Opera to Stage Mozart’s ‘Magic Flute’ 

January 20, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University Opera will take audiences on a fanciful journey in its next production, a staging...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT Team Publishes Research That Could Lead to Breakthrough in Understanding of Fundamental Physics 

January 20, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — Research by a West Texas A&M University professor and two students that may help in the search for theoretical...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT, Education Credit Union Partner for Student-Led Branch in Canyon 

January 19, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University students will make up the majority of the workforce at a newly redesigned branch...

Continue Reading
Image provided by WT Communication and Marketing

Houston-Area WT Alumni Sought for Weekend of Service, Fun 

January 18, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University alumni in the Houston area are sought to take part in a service project for former...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT AmeriCorps Program, Canyon Nonprofit Team to Encourage Reading in Panhandle 

January 18, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — Elementary students around the Texas Panhandle will get the gift of reading and learn about the value of service...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

Employers Sought for Spring WT Job Fairs 

January 13, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — Employers looking for bright, resourceful Buffs to join their companies can register now for several upcoming...

Continue Reading
Aurora Garcia-Comer of the Black Student Union speaks at the 2021 celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day at West Texas A&M University. Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT to Commemorate MLK Day with School Holiday, Celebration 

January 13, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas —West Texas A&M University students will offer tributes to and march in honor of civil rights activist Martin...

Continue Reading
Image provided by WT Communication and Marketing

Wellington State Bank, WT Team to Improve Banking Education 

January 12, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]u     CANYON, Texas — A business classroom and two scholarship funds will be named for a prominent regional bank known for its support...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

WT’s Center for the Study of the American West Wins NEH Grant for Program Highlighting Mexican American Contributions to Region 

January 11, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — A new initiative that will shine a spotlight on the contributions of Mexican Americans in the High Plains...

Continue Reading
Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

Beth Duke to Offer Tips on Event Planning in WT Extended Studies Workshop

January 10, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]   CANYON, Texas — One of Amarillo’s most highly regarded organizers will lead a two-part events-planning course through West Texas...

Continue Reading
Dr. Patricia Tyrer, WT’s Jenny Lind Porter Professor of English. Photo provided by WT Communication and Marketing

January Great Books Discussion to Spotlight Beloved Poem About Days Gone By  

January 6, 2022

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected]     CANYON, Texas — A particularly timely poem is the focus of the January installment of West Texas A&M University’s Great...

Continue Reading
Load More Stories