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Centennial Events

Click here to view Panhandle-Plains Historial Museum Centennial Exhibits.


Jan. 29, 2010
Faculty Grand Recital at Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts
Feb. 13, 2010
History-Makers Reception with WTAMU's Former Presidents and Regents, 4 - 5 p.m., Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. Join us as we celebrate some of the men and women who have helped build West Texas A&M University's rich 100-year history.>> view photo gallery here
Centennial Gala Celebration, 6 p.m., First United Bank Center>> view photo gallery here                        
Feb. 16, 2010
Distinguished Lecture Series with gender violence prevention scholar Jackson Katz, 7 p.m., Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall.
Feb. 17, 2010
(Feb. 17,1910 was designated as Founders Day) 75th Anniversary Time Capsule Opened, JBK Commons, 9 a.m.>> view photo gallery hereFounders Day Birthday Party, noon-2 p.m., JBK Student Center>> view photo gallery here
Feb. 26, 2010
Celebrate WT Celebrate Piano, 7 p.m.with Timothy Woolsey, Texas State Universitywith WTAMU Professors Choong-ha Nam and Denise Parr-Scanlin 
March 22, 2010
Always WT book signing with Marty Kuhlman, Cornette Library, 3 - 6 p.m.
March 27, 2010
Always WT book signing with Marty Kuhlman, Cornette Library, 7 - 9 p.m.
March 31, 2010
Distinguished Lecture Series with Mike Huckabee
April 9, 2010
Showcase of Music, Amarillo Civic Center
April 16, 2010
Celebrate WT Celebrate Piano, 8 p.m.with Galina Zisk and Jean Kim, Canadian Duo
April 25, 2010
Celebrate WT Celebrate Piano, 2 p.m.with Young-Hyan Cho, University of Texas at Arlington
April 30, 2010
WTAMU Panhandle Storytelling Guild with bilingual teller Joe Hayes, 7 p.m., Branding Iron Theatre.
May 8, 2010
Centennial Commencement Exercises with maroon capsand gowns for undergraduates, black for graduates.
Summer 2010
Cornette Library cookbook to be released
July 19, 2010
Entry deadline for the juried exhibit of the Departmentof Art, Theatre and Dance Centennial Art Exhibition.
Sept. 1, 2010 - Jan. 31, 2011
Cornette Library Exhibit: "WT Buildings Past and Present."
Sept. 13 - Oct. 9, 2010
Centennial Alumni Art Exhibition, Mary Moody Northen Art GalleryDepartment of Art, Theatre and Dance, contact barbarapward@suddenlink.net)
Sept. 14, 2010
Centennial Alumni Art Exhibition opening reception, 5 - 7 p.m.
Oct. 3-9, 2010
WTAMU Homecoming 2010
Oct. 29, 2010
United Kingdom national debate team debate with WTAMU forensics team, 6:30 p.m., Jack B. Kelley Student Center, Legends.
Nov. 11, 2010
Centennial Veterans Day Celebration
Nov. 11 - 13, 2010
Family Weekend
Nov. 12, 2010
Centennial Convocation, 7 p.m.

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum Centennial Exhibits





Alexander Gallery
Feb. 6, 2010—Aug. 1, 2010
Still a young institution of less than half a century, West Texas State College entered the 1950s with 2,000 students and 100 faculty. Two decades later, as West Texas State University, the campus served four times as many students under an expanded academic and administrative structure that reflected an ambitious growth in scope. During those crucial years, WT’s staff photographers provided a detailed visual record of the campus, including administrative and student activities, special events, athletics and the changing physical environment. In 1988, the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum received over 60,000 photographic negatives dating from 1953-1971, chronicling the rapid changes taking place on campus as well as the traditions that students cherish to this day. Primarily the work of photographer Gort Rushmer, this invaluable collection provides a window on the University’s evolution into an educational center for the Panhandle region and beyond.

Bivins Gallery
April 3, 2010—Oct. 11, 2010
Through tragedy and triumph, cultural shifts and societal changes, sports have always stood as a response to the world at large. "On, On Buffaloes" shows how the West Texas A&M athletics microcosm has reflected the changes in national sports from the integration of African Americans to adding women’s events. Hands-on science and math activities add perspective to the skills and athletic ability needed for different sports.

Harrington Changing Gallery
April 17, 2010—Oct. 24, 2010
Since its beginning West Texas State Normal College has seen many changes including its name five times over, but every student who walked the campus knows it as WT. PPHM celebrates the WTAMU Centennial with a diverse exhibit reviewing the first 100 years with memorable personalities, buildings, furnishings and incidents that took place from 1910 to 2010.

April 22, 20105:30-6 p.m.—Drinks, Map Room6-6:45 p.m.—“A Conversation With Marty Kuhlman and Pete Petersen,”  Hazlewood Lecture Hall6:45-7:30 p.m.—Dessert and Coffee, Bivins GalleryBook signing with Dr. Marty Kuhlman, Harrington GalleryAn informal discussion of West Texas A&M University history, WT’s role as a regional university and the relationship between the University and the Panhandle Plains with history professor Marty Kuhlman and WT professor emeritus Pete Petersen.

Foran Gallery
Opens Sept. 18, 2010
PPHM honors ten distinguished artists and art teachers associated with the University including Adele Brunet, H. D. Bugbee,
Emilio Caballero, Clarence Kincaid Jr., Marilyn Miller Kincheloe, Amy Jackson, A. W. Mack, Alice Welty Nichols, Don Ray,
Grant Reynard, Isabel Robinson and Olive Vandruff.