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Have You Herd? September 2011

Have You Herd? September 2011

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WTAMU STAFF, FACULTY RECEIVE TOP AWARDS

 

 

Four West Texas A&M employees were honored with some of the University’s highest awards during the annual Faculty/Staff Convocation Aug. 23 at Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall.

Dr. J. Patrick O’Brien, University president, and Bryan Glenn, president of the WTAMU Staff Council, presented the three coveted staff awards—the Clarence E. Thompson Staff Excellence Award and two Staff Excellence Awards—and Dr. James Hallmark, provost/vice president for academic affairs, and Dr. Gary Byrd, professor of psychology, presented the Magister Optimus Award for faculty.

The Clarence E. Thompson Staff Excellence Award, the University’s highest staff honor, was presented to Matt Maples, associate director of student activities. Staff Excellence Awards went to Kathey Walker, administrative director of the Attebury Honors Program, and Mary Adams, custodial foreman with custodial services.

The faculty award was introduced by Hallmark, who said Magister Optimus translates to “best teacher.” Byrd, who serves as president of Faculty Senate, presented the award to Dr. Harry Hueston, associate professor of criminal justice.



 

WTAMU ENTERS PARTNERSHIP WITH THE REMNANT TRUST

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Original and first-edition works are available this fall at West Texas A&M University through a partnership with The Remnant Trust for use in University classrooms, free public lectures and local schools. The exhibition is housed at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum through Dec. 9 and offers an unbelievable hands-on learning experience for WTAMU and the Panhandle region.

The partnership, announced by Dr. James Hallmark, WTAMU provost/vice president for academic affairs, Dr. J. Patrick O’Brien, University president, and Kris Bex, president of The Remnant Trust, Inc., will bring these rare books, public lectures and classroom opportunities to the Panhandle for the next four years. Dr. David Baum has joined the WTAMU faculty as a professor of humanities and director of the Remnant Trust Seminars. He will oversee and teach Remnant Trust courses, arrange exhibits and public presentations as well as conduct outreach to regional universities and schools.

The Remnant Trust, a public educational foundation based in Indiana, is a repository for rare and first-edition books related to the world’s great ideas that have helped in the development of western civilization. The University hosted 50 documents last year, and this year’s exhibition includes returning pieces—The Emancipation Proclamation, the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence and the King James Bible—along with a list of documents not previously exhibited at WTAMU. Those include works by Aristotle, Copernicus, Dante, Davy Crockett, Galileo, Homer, Lincoln, Machiavelli, Luther, Milton and Plato.The Remnant Trust logo

Three public presentations are planned throughout the fall semester to share the documents with the community. The presentations are free and open to the public with underwriting provided by Pattilou Dawkins, Mary Emeny, Geneva and Stanley Schaeffer, Joan and Steve Urban, Barbara and Kim Whitton, the Mays Foundation and an anonymous donor.

On Thursday, Sept. 22, there will be a 5:30 p.m. reception before Baum presents “The City in History: From Plato to the Federalist papers” at 6:30 p.m. in the Derrick Room, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. The presentation is sponsored by Brown and Fortunato, PC.

Dr. Wade Shaffer, associate provost for academic affairs, will present “Visions of the City in Early America: The City Upon the Hill” at 6:30 p.m. at the museum. A 5:30 p.m. reception will precede the presentation. Sponsors are Roni and Patrick Swindell in honor of Ascension Academy and by Interstate Bank.

The semester’s final presentation is a roundtable discussion on Thursday, Nov. 10 at the museum titled “The Local and the Global: A Roundtable on Cities and Communities.” Participants will be Baum, Dr. Jean Stuntz, associate professor of history, Cliff Vanderpool, director of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Mary Emeny, director of Mariposa Eco-Village and James Barrington, managing editor of the The Canyon News. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the presentation at 6:30 p.m. Sponsors are Norma and Tom Cambridge and Sue and Bill Hale.

Original documents also will be used in WTAMU’s Continuing Education Eternal Learning Series titled “And to the Republic for Which it Stands.” Dr. David Hart, assistant professor of philosophy, will use the documents to explore the relationship between Greek and American ideals of democracy. The class meets from 10:30-11:45 a.m. Tuesdays Oct. 4-25. For more information, contact the Office of Continuing Education at 806-651-2037.

In addition to the public lectures and class presentation, present and future initiatives for the Remnant Trust at WTAMU include a spring symposium, a student-written weekly column in The Canyon News, the building of an academic journal called The Remnant Review, student internships and editorial assistantships, outreach to community groups and local schools in the Panhandle and increased opportunity for research and classes based in primary documents.

Selected items are on display in the lobby of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum through Dec. 9. Remaining documents can be found in the museum’s Research Center, and appointments to view the pieces can be made by contacting Warren Stricker, director, at wstricker@wtamu.edu or by calling 806-651-2254.

For more information about the Remnant Trust at WTAMU, contact Baum at dbaum@wtamu.edu or visit the Remnant Trust link on the WTAMU website at wtamu.edu/academics/remnanttrust.

 


 KELSEY TIMMERMAN TO SPEAK AT WTAMU CONVOCATION TOP

 

Kelsey Timmerman, author of West Texas A&M University’s common reader, will be the keynote speaker at the University’s Convocation for freshmen at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 at the First United Bank Center. Plus, finalists in the Readership WT essay-writing contest will be announced.

The event is free and open to the public. Seating begins at 4 p.m.

Where am I Wearing? book coverTimmerman is the author of Where Am I Wearing, the University’s 2011-2012 Readership WT selection. Readership WT is the common-reader program launched in 2005 for WTAMU freshmen as part of the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan. Each year the Readership WT program brings the author of the selected reader to the University Convocation as the keynote speaker.

Where Am I Wearing is Timmerman’s account of his quest to discover the places where his favorite clothes—underwear, jeans and flip flops—were made. The quest took him on an eight month journey to garment factories around the world, where he discovered the human element and cost of globalization. His experiences have readers across the country to checking tags to see where their own favorite clothes are made.

“We always try to select books with global issues for the Readership WT program and to have students consider what kind of impact they can have on our local and global communities,” Kendra Campbell, director of First Year Experience, said. “With this year’s book, Kelsey Timmerman gives us insight into the lives of people from several locations around the world and has us consider how we are connected to their circumstances.”

And that is where the Readership WT essay-writing contest comes in. Each year, members of the WTAMU freshman class are encouraged to write an essay on the Readership WT book selection and the winners then take an international service trip related to the book during the University’s spring break. This year, WTAMU’s essay winners will travel to Honduras. Previous trips have taken WTAMU students to Poland for the 2007 book Night, Africa for the 2008 book What is the What, Turkey for the 2009 book A Thousand Splendid Suns and Cambodia for the 2010 book The Road of Lost Innocence.

For more information about WTAMU’s Convocation, call 806-651-2609.

 


LEAD GIFT ENSURES CONSTRUCTION OF WTAMU ATHLETIC CENTER

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A lead gift from one of the Panhandle’s most prominent families has assured that WTAMU’s Buffalo Sports Park will soon be the home to a new $4 million athletic center funded entirely through private donations to provide the best in athletic training facilities for years to come.

Construction on the 31,000 square foot facility is under way thanks to a lead gift from Ray and Barbara Bain and the entire Bain family. The facility, located on the west side of Buffalo Sports Park, will house the new football locker room, athletic training room, weight room, coaches offices, meeting space, team study hall and a Championship Atrium to honor WTAMU’s rich athletic history.

“The University thanks the Bain family for their leadership role in making the Buffalo Athletic Center a reality,” Dr. J. Patrick O’Brien, University president, said. “Their leadership and involvement in this project will provide a first-class home for West Texas A&M student-athletes.”

The training center will provide WTAMU athletes with the latest in strength and conditioning equipment. The athletes will receive the best when it comes to the prevention and care with treatment stations, taping stations, a rehab area and hydrotherapy room. The study hall and meeting rooms will be equipped with the latest in multimedia equipment and wireless access, and the Championship Atrium will feature trophy displays and memorabilia in a comfortable reception/seating area.

“It is an honor to be associated with WT on this athletic complex project,” Ray Bain, said. “This much needed project started as a dream three to four years ago and became more of a reality in our lives about two years ago. We immediately recognized the importance of what this facility will mean in terms of finalizing the completion of the Buffalo Sports Park as well adding another addition to the ongoing revitalization of the campus. We look forward to the many others that will see the benefit in joining us in this investment.”

The Buffalo Athletic Center is a three-phase project with an estimated cost of $4 million. The lead gift from the Bains combined with gifts from other supporters of the project have raised 50 percent of the necessary funds. Information regarding naming opportunities and building specifications is available at gobuffsgo.com.

The Bains have been longtime supporters of WTAMU for many years, and the University is seeking approval from The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents to rename the facility the Bain Athletic Center.

“We are very grateful that the generosity of Ray and Barbara has allowed us to begin a project of this magnitude that will have an enormous impact on our athletic program,” Michael McBroom, director of athletics, said. “The athletic center will be the central facility serving our student-athletes for decades to come.”

For more information about the Buffalo Athletic Center, call 806-651-4400.


UNIVERSITY RECEIVES GRANT TO CONTINUE COLLEGE SEARCH PROJECT

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Dreams of a college education are often sidetracked by life events, but West Texas A&M University is ready to keep potential first-generation college students on track through its College Talent Search Project. The project has just been renewed for another five years at $230,000 per year to help 500 middle school and high school students in Potter County.

College Talent Search is a federally funded project administered through the U. S. Department of Education TRiO programs. The University’s 2011 funding marks WTAMU’s third College Talent Search grant and 10th year in helping low-income students reach academic success. This year, the project will target three Amarillo high schools—Caprock, Palo Duro and Tascosa—as well as four middle schools—Bowie, Horace Mann, Houston and Travis—and candidates are those in the top quarter of their class who are on the free lunch list.

“These students have all the makings for success, but life often gets in the way, and they get discouraged,” Julie Arias, director of college access programs, said. “We go out into these schools and become like a knowledgeable family member who helps them be the first in the family to go to college. Only 29 percent in the target area are college ready so we have a lot of work to do.”

Offering encouragement and support while building relationships play key roles in the project, but Arias and her team also provide a full spectrum of help and assistance to promote academic success. Joel de la Fuente manages the office on the WTAMU campus, while Netta Rodriguez, assistant director of college access programs, and Andrea deLeon, outreach adviser, set up offices in each of the Amarillo schools. They are available for the students to help with things like tutoring, course selection and career exploration. They engage the parents and also guide students through college admission applications and how to complete the FAFSA. Students also are encouraged to join in field trips to experience the events and activities available on college campuses.

Their work has definitely paid off. In a list of objectives for the 2010 funds, WTAMU’s College Talent Search Project set a 95 percent goal for both secondary school promotion and secondary school graduation. The project surpassed its goal with a 99 percent success rate on both. Other goals included an 80 percent FAFSA completion with a 92 percent success rate and an 85 percent application to college objective and a 96 percent success rate. The final objective—75 percent enrolled in college—also surpassed its goal with 82 percent. Plus, hitting all those 2010 objectives helped WTAMU’s program get renewed for the next five years. Legislative cuts have made the renewal process even more competitive, and the WTAMU team members are excited to continue helping students prepare for academic success.

“The College Talent Search Project helped me discover many things that were available for me at WT and other colleges,” Mayra Gomez, a WTAMU freshman athletic training major, said. And Yadira Garcia, a freshman at Southern Arkansas University, feels well prepared for college, thanks to WTAMU’s College Talent Search Project.

“Thank you for helping me do all my stuff for college,” she said. “If it weren’t for you, I would be behind, and thanks to you, I was able to get FAFSA and a scholarship.”

For more information about WTAMU’s College Talent Search Project, call 806-651-5350 or visit wtamu.edu/cts.

 


WTAMU COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP FOR LEARNING DISABILITIES OFFERS RESOURCE FOR PARENTS

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It was a moment when everything clicked into place. A mother was searching for place to find answers, and faculty members at West Texas A&M University wanted to help parents find those answers. Awareness of those needs has created the WTAMU Community Partnership for Learning Disabilities.

The project is the brainchild of Puff Niegos, a longtime WTAMU supporter, who, along with members of the University’s special education faculty, are working to provide a resource for parents of children with learning disabilities. The focus of the project is a website parents can access at learningdisabilities.wtamu.edu for the latest information to help their children be successful. The website provides information on everything from seminars to support groups as well as external links to books, current laws and more.

“I’m the parent of a child with dyslexia, and I’ve struggled like so many parents with the diagnosis,” Niegos said. “There are so many questions, and I haven’t found a good place for the answers. I talked to Eddie (Henderson, dean of the College of Education and Social Sciences) about how to help parents like me learn about what we are dealing with and about any possible solutions that might be available.”

Niegos learned that WTAMU faculty members were talking about the same thing. Special education faculty members Dr. Gwen Williams, Dr. Conn Thomas and Dr. Elizabeth Hennington were aware of the problems and wanted to provide help that would make an impact on the students and their parents. Funding was a roadblock to creating a solution, so the Piehl family stepped in with some start-up funds, and the community partnership is ready to provide the information so many parents are seeking.

“This is something we’ve always wanted,” Williams said. “We’ve always had support from the administration but haven’t been able to secure any grants. That is why we are so excited that we had the opportunity to meet with Puff to create this valuable resource.”

In addition to the website, the WTAMU Community Partnership for Learning Disabilities will offer additional support for parents as well as teachers through speakers and workshops. Dr. Rick Lavoie, a world renowned expert in the field of learning disabilities, will be the partnership’s first speaker. He will lead a workshop for educators on “The Motivation Breakthrough: 6 Secrets to Turning On the Tuned-Out Child” from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 on campus, followed by a public presentation at 6:30 p.m. on “Roots and Wings: Parenting the Learning Disabled Child” in the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex, Recital Hall.

The project truly is a partnership, too. Various departments across the WTAMU campus—counseling, social work and psychology—will be involved along with teachers and counselors at area school districts. WTAMU students also will play an active role in the project through special education and counseling program courses. Plus, the project is reaching out to other organizations in the area that deal with students and families struggling with learning disabilities such as Specialized Therapy Services, Region XVI and area pediatricians.

“If we can help these students with learning disabilities early on, we can make a difference,” Niegos said.

For more information about the WTAMU Community Partnership for Learning Disabilities, visit the website at learningdisabilities.wtamu.edu or email learningdisabilities@wtamu.edu.


IT'S A WEST TEXAS MARDI GRAS HOMECOMING OCT. 2-8 AT WTAMU

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Homecoming 2011 logoLet the good times roll, y’all with a West Texas Mardi Gras during Homecoming 2011 at West Texas A&M University.

New Orleans may be known for its exciting Mardi Gras music, parades, picnics and floats but when you add some Buff tradition and West Texas twang to the mix, be prepared for a rollicking good time the week of Oct. 2-8 at WTAMU. The week kicks off Sunday, Oct. 2 with a birthday bash for our beloved mascot Thunder X combined with WTAMU’s first-ever community picnic. Join us on the Grand Lawn at Buffalo Sports Park at 1 p.m. for an afternoon of music, food, games and plenty of fun. The jam-packed week culminates Saturday, Oct. 8 with some tasty tailgating and gridiron action at Kimbrough Memorial Stadium. But that’s not all—West Texas Mardi Gras offers plenty of fun and excitement every day of the week. Check out the following list of events or visit wtamu.edu/homecoming and let the good times roll, y’all.

Oct. 2
—Thunder X Birthday Bash and Community Picnic, 1 p.m., Sports Complex, Grand Lawn. Call 651-2066.

Oct. 3
—Centennial Time Capsule Burial Ceremony, 11:30 a.m., Fine Arts Mall. Call 651-2066.
—Comedy Hypnotist C.J. Johnson, 10 p.m., Mary Moody Northen Hall. Call 651-2394.

Oct. 4
—Tuesday at the Tank, free food and music, noon, Pedestrian Mall. Call 651-2394.
—WTAMU Homecoming Midnight Weenie Roast, Bonfire Site. Call 651-2066.

Oct. 5
—Midweek Homecoming with live band, free lunch, noon, Pedestrian Mall. Call 651-2066.
—WTAMU Homecoming Tractor Pull, 5 p.m., Bonfire Site. Call 651-2066.

Oct. 6
—WTAMU Alumni Shindig, GoldenLight Cafe and Cantina, 6 p.m., Amarillo. Call 651-2066.
—Buff Volleyball vs. Texas A&M—Commerce, 7 p.m., Fieldhouse. Call 651-4400.
—Midnight Pancake Breakfast, midnight, The Caf.

Oct. 7
—President’s Circle Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Amarillo Club. Call 651-2066.
—WTAMU Homecoming Classic Golf Tournament, 10 a.m., Comanche Trails Golf Club. Call 651-2066.
—Hall of Champions, 4-6 p.m., First United Bank Center. Call 651-4400.
—WTAMU Alumni Golden Buff Reunion, 4-8 p.m., Mary Moody Northen Hall. Call 651-2311.
—Buff Soccer vs. University of Texas of the Permian Basin, 7 p.m., Buffalo Sports Park. Call 651-4400.
—Pigskin Revue, 7 p.m., Buffalo Sports Park. Call 651-2066.
—WTAMU Homecoming Dance featuring Hellogoodbye, 10 p.m., Buffalo Sports Park. Call 651-2066.

Oct. 8
—WTAMU Alumni Breakfast, 8 a.m., Alumni Banquet Hall. Call 651-2311.
—Attebury Honors Program Alumni Come-and-Go Reception, 8-9 a.m., Killgore Research Center, Honors Suite, Room 107. Call 651-2734.
—Buffalo Stampede 5K, 10:45 a.m., Randall County Courthouse. Call 651-4400.
—WTAMU Homecoming Parade, 11 a.m., 4th Ave., Canyon. Call 651-2066.
—Buff Volleyball vs. Texas Women’s, 2 p.m., Fieldhouse. Call 651-4400.
—Alumni Tailgating Challenge, 3 p.m., Kimbrough Memorial Stadium, tailgate area. Call 651-2311.
—Buffs vs. Angelo State, 6 p.m., Kimbrough Memorial Stadium. Call 651-4400.


SALUTE - BRANDY ROBERTS

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Brandy Roberts photoIt’s a wonder that she finds the time to sleep, but the bubbly and energetic Brandy Roberts somehow manages to squeeze a few winks in between classes and Delta Zeta activities while juggling duties as president of West Texas A&M University’s student body.

And you won’t hear any complaints, either. Roberts, a junior public administration/communication major from Hugoton, Kan., is right where she wants to be and knows exactly what she wants to do.

“As soon as I stepped on campus, it felt like home, she said. “And I knew at Buff Branding when I was a freshman that I wanted to be president. I’m excited about the position and want to put a positive light on Student Government to better serve our constituents. I want to do more programming and educate our senators on what is going on at WT.

“It’s cliche, but I love meeting new people so I want to know our students and their concerns.”

It’s an energetic plan for someone who is pulling a double major and involved in the Attebury Honors Program. But Roberts has a good idea of the time involved. She was an active member of the Freshman Leadership Organization and served as senator for the College of Education and Social Sciences. She’s also been involved with student government programming. Serving as student body president just seems the natural progression for her and fits nicely with her future plans.

She hopes to land a Washington D.C., internship eventually and plans for a career with the Department of State as a foreign service officer.

Roberts has a busy year ahead, and her enthusiasm for the job will serve her well, with or without sleep.

 

 


PEOPLE

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Dr. Amy Andersen, associate professor of education, has been named the head of the Department of Education at WTAMU. Andersen has served as interim head of the department since February and started her duties as the official head of the department on Sept. 1. In addition to her duties as department head, Andersen also will continue to serve as the director of the WTAMU Teaching Excellence Center.

Carla Banks, executive assistant/office manager for the University Police Department, received the 2010-2011 Texas-Louisiana Division President’s Award from the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) during the Association’s Texas-Louisiana division’s annual meeting May 13-16 in Houston. Banks serves as president of the Amarillo chapter of IAAP.

Dr. Gene Carlisle, professor of chemistry, is the co-author of an article accepted for publication in the Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics. The title of the paper is “Effects of Carbon Nanotubes on Electro-optical Properties of Dye-doped Nematic Liquid Crystal.” Carlisle’s co-author is Mikail E. Abbasov, a WTAMU graduate and current Ph.D. student at Texas A&M University.

Dr. Ashley Campbell
, assistant professor of education, is the author of an article that will be published in the November issue of Science Scope, a journal of the National Science Teachers Association. The article will look at integrating art and science in the middle school setting.

Dr. Arun Ghosh, associate professor of biology, received a Certificate of Honor and Appreciation as the Outstanding Speaker at the International Conference on Interdisciplinary Research and Development in June in Bangkok, Thailand. He also is the author of two research papers published in July in peer-reviewed journals—Cytomorphological and Molecular Characterization of Interspecific F1 Hybrid of Momordica dioica Roxb. Momordica subangulate subsp. renigera (G. Don) de Wilde (2011), African Journal of Agricultural Research, Vol. 6 (13), pp. 2982-2990, and Use of Fluorescence and Scanning Electron Microscopy as Tools in Teaching Biology (2011), The Journal of Scanning Microscopies, SPIE Vol. 8036, Vol. 13, pp 1-11.

Ghosh also was a presenter at the international meeting of the Botanical Society of America July 9-13 in St. Louis. The paper, titled “Callus Induction and Plant Regeneration of Sugar Beets Using in vitro Methods and Cytological Studies, was published in the Collection Volume of Botany 2011. A second paper was presented July 4 in Kolkata, India at the Conference of Launching of Luna at the Taj Bengal Hotel. It was titled “PCO Nano-Technology and an Air Purifier that Reduces VOC and MRSA.” He also presented “Analysis of Aeroallergens and Volatile Organic Compounds Using Air Purifiers in Relation to Inhalant Allergy Cases at Coulter Animal Hospital” March 15-20 at the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology in San Francisco. It was published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Dr. Trudy Hanson
, professor of speech communication and head of the Department of Communication, is the author of an invited column for the National Communication Association’s June 2011 edition of the online newsletter Communication Currents. The column was titled “Making the Storytelling Connection” and focused on the use of storytelling in higher education.

Dr. James Rennier, dean of the Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities, has been named special assistant for academic projects and started the new position Sept. 1. Dr. Jessica Mallard, director of the Attebury Honors Program and professor of speech communication, is filling Rennier’s vacated position as interim dean.

Dr. Heidi Taylor, associate vice president for learning assessment, was named to the Texas Panhandle Nursing Hall of Fame April 18 by the Texas Nurses Association, District 2, in recognition of outstanding nursing service to the Texas Panhandle.

Jodi Thomas, writer in residence, received a 2011 RITA for Welcome to Harmony, the first of six planned novels in her Harmony series. Winners were announced July 1 at the Romance Writer’s of America’s 31st Annual Conference in New York City. The coveted award marks Thomas’ fourth RITA. She also received the Booksellers Best Award for the second novel in the Harmony series, Somewhere Along the Way. In addition to her awards, Texas Blue, the fifth book in Thomas’ Whispering Mountain series, was just released, and The Comforts of Home, the third book in the Harmony Series, and the anthology Give Me a Texas Christmas will both be out in November.



EVENTS

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Sept. 18
—Buff Soccer vs. Fort Hays, 3:30 p.m., Buffalo Sports Park. Call 651-4400.

Sept. 20
—Lady Buff Volleyball vs. Midwestern State, 7 p.m., Fieldhouse. Call 651-4400.

Sept. 22
—The Remnant Trust at WTAMU, “The History of the City,”, 5:30 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. lecture with Dr. David Baum, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. Call 651-2455.
—Community seminar with Rick Lavoie, “Roots and Wings: Parenting the Learning Disabled Child,” 6:30 p.m., Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex, Recital Hall. Call 651-2600.

Sept. 23
—Chamber Buffs (WTAMU Faculty Chamber Ensemble) concert, 7:30 p.m., Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall. Call 651-2840.
—Buff Soccer vs. Newman University, 8 p.m., Buffalo Sports Park. Call 651-4400.

Sept. 24
—Buffs vs. University of the Incarnate Word, 6 p.m., Kimbrough Memorial Stadium. Call 651-4400.

Sept. 25
—Buff Soccer vs. Northeastern State University, 4 p.m., Buffalo Sports Park. Call 651-4400.

Sept. 26
—Graduate and Professional School Fair, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Jack B. Kelley Student Center, Commons. Call 651-2345.

Sept. 27
Agribusiness Leaders Lecture Series with Dyke Rogers, Victor Leal, Paul Engler and Jason Abraham, 6:30 p.m., Alumni Banquet Facility. Call 651-2550.

Sept. 28
—Virtual Math Lab 10-Year Birthday Party, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Classroom Center, 4th floor foyer, Call 651-2453.

Sept. 29
—Freshman Convocation with Kelsey Timmerman, author of Where Am I Wearing, 5 p.m., First United Bank Center. Call 651-2358.

October

Oct. 2
—Thunder X Birthday Bash and Community Picnic, 1 p.m., Sports Complex, Grand Lawn. Call 651-2066.

Oct. 3
—Centennial Time Capsule Burial Ceremony, 11:30 a.m., Fine Arts Mall. Call 651-2066.
—Comedy Hypnotist C.J. Johnson, 10 p.m., Mary Moody Northen Hall. Call 651-2394.

Oct. 4
—Tuesday at the Tank, free food and music, noon, Pedestrian Mall. Call 651-2394.
—WTAMU Homecoming Midnight Weenie Roast, Bonfire Site. Call 651-2066.

Oct. 5
—Midweek Homecoming with live band, free lunch, noon, Pedestrian Mall. Call 651-2066.
—WTAMU Homecoming Tractor Pull, 5 p.m., Bonfire Site. Call 651-2066.
—WTAMU Student Chamber Concert, 7:30 p.m., Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall. Call 651-2840.
—WTAMU Theatre production of The Children’s Hour, 7:30 p.m., continues through Oct. 8 and Oct. 12-15, Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex, Happy State Bank Studio Theatre. Call 651-2804 for ticket information.

Oct. 6
—Career EXPO, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Alumni Banquet Facility. Call 651-2345.
—WTAMU Alumni Shindig, GoldenLight Cafe and Cantina, 6 p.m., Amarillo. Call 651-2066.
—Buff Volleyball vs. Texas A&M—Commerce, 7 p.m., Fieldhouse. Call 651-4400.
—Midnight Pancake Breakfast, midnight, The Caf.

Oct. 7
—First Friday Student Exhibition: Beyond the Third Dimension, Sunset Center, WT Student Gallery. Call 651-2790.
—President’s Circle Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Amarillo Club. Call 651-2066.
—WTAMU Homecoming Classic Golf Tournament, 10 a.m., Comanche Trails Golf Club. Call 651-2066.
—Hall of Champions, 4-6 p.m., First United Bank Center. Call 651-4400.
—WTAMU Alumni Golden Buff Reunion, 4-8 p.m., Mary Moody Northen Hall. Call 651-2311.
—Buff Soccer vs. University of Texas of the Permian Basin, 7 p.m., Buffalo Sports Park. Call 651-4400.
—Pigskin Revue, 7 p.m., Buffalo Sports Park. Call 651-2066.
—WTAMU Homecoming Dance featuring Hellogoodbye, 10 p.m., Buffalo Sports Park. Call 651-2066.

Oct. 8
—WTAMU Alumni Breakfast, 8 a.m., Alumni Banquet Hall. Call 651-2311.
—Attebury Honors Program Alumni Come-and-Go Reception, 8-9 a.m., Killgore Research Center, Honors Suite, Room 107. Call 651-2734.
—Buffalo Stampede 5K, 10:45 a.m., Randall County Courthouse. Call 651-4400.
—WTAMU Homecoming Parade, 11 a.m., 4th Ave., Canyon. Call 651-2066.
—Buff Volleyball vs. Texas Women’s, 2 p.m., Fieldhouse. Call 651-4400.
—Alumni Tailgating Challenge, 3 p.m., Kimbrough Memorial Stadium, tailgate area. Call 651-2311.
—Buffs vs. Angelo State, 6 p.m., Kimbrough Memorial Stadium. Call 651-4400.
 


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Sandra Graham
on 9.18.2011

When is parents weekend at WT? Thanks/