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Have you Herd? April 2011

Have You Herd? April 2011

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TOMS SHOES FOUNDER TO CLOSE OUT 21 DAYS OF CHANGE

Blake MycoskieShoe auctions, shack building and battling bands are all part of the “21 Days of Change” at West Texas A&M University that will culminate in a Distinguished Lecture presentation by TOMS Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie on Thursday, April 21 at the First United Bank Center. Mycoskie’s Distinguished Lecture appearance is a joint effort between the WTAMU Student Government Association and BUFFSity, an organization of WTAMU mass communication student media groups.

The University’s “21 Days of Change” kicked off April 1 as a collaborative series of events that focus on social change. Groups from both the campus and the community are participating to help raise awareness, encourage involvement and promote change. Events continue through April 21 when Mycoskie visits campus to share his story about his One for One movement.

Mycoskie’s One for One movement is an excellent example of social change and provides the perfect way to close out WTAMU’s “21 Days of Change.” After learning that most children in developing countries grow up barefoot, the creative entrepreneur founded TOMS Shoes with the simple promise to give a pair of new shoes to children in need with every pair sold. The TOMS One for One movement uses the power of consumers to make positive social change and has become a blueprint for social enterprise now taught at universities around the world. Mycoskie and his work have been featured in People magazine and Time, and he is the recipient of the 2009 Award for Corporate Excellence. He now focuses his shoe giving and awareness efforts to fighting podoconiosis, a soil-transmitted disease that affects millions but is preventable with basic hygiene and by wearing shoes.

Before Mycoskie’s April 21 visit to campus, students and community members are taking part in a variety of events and projects that comprise the “21 Days of Change.” Bidding began April 1 at Ebay.com for the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum’s Style Your Sole Celebrity Auction. Twenty-one local artists and celebrities have used their creative talents to decorate TOMS shoes for the auction, and proceeds will benefit Canyon Meals on Wheels, Downtown Women’s Center and the museum. Bidding closes April 21. For a complete list of celebrity artists and their shoes, visit http://bit.ly/pphm4charity2011.

Remaining activities during the “21 Days of Change” include the Shack-A-Thon: Give-A-Goat planned for April 13 on the lawn southeast of Old Main. The event is sponsored by the WT Alliance and Christian Relief Fund. Students will build and live overnight in shacks of cardboard, wooden pallets and duct tape. Funds raised will help purchase goats for the impoverished of southern Sudan.

Sigma Nu will sponsor “Stay Afloat” April 14 at the Virgil Henson Activities Center. Participants will build boats of cardboard, plastic wrap and duct tape for a race in the pool. Prizes will be awarded, and proceeds benefit the TOMS Shoes One for One movement.

A day of music is planned April 16 when Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum and CORE sponsor Spring Fling/Battle of the Bands from 1-6 p.m. on the lawn south of the Old Education Building. The bands will battle it out, while those with TOMS shoes can use paint, glitter and more in a Style Your Sole activity. There will be food and games, and the event will close out with The Lloyd Dobler Effect in concert from 5-6 p.m.

The S.T.O.P. (Students Taking On Prevention) Film Festival, sponsored by Amarillo Independent School District, Family Support Services, PULSE, Impact Futures, Tobacco Free Amarillo and Ragtown Media, closes out the day at 6:30 p.m. in the Jack B. Kelley Student Center.

The WT Alliance will host Rez Week April 18-21 with Lifted Up scheduled for April 18 at the Virgil Henson Activities Center.

The winner of the April 16 Battle of the Bands will be the opening act for the Hawk Nelson concert at 6 p.m. April 21 at the First United Bank Center. Tickets, priced at $10 each for open seating or $8 for groups of eight or more, are on sale now. After the concert, a TOMS documentary will play before Mycoskie takes to the stage at 8:30 p.m. for his Distinguished Lecture presentation. Mycoskie’s lecture is free and open to the public and will close out “21 Days of Change” at WTAMU.

For detailed information, visit wtamu.edu/TOMS or contact Dr. Leigh Browning, chair of the “21 Days of Change” committee at 806-651-2412 or lbrowning@wtamu.edu.


UNIVERSITY TO HOST ANNUAL STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE

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student research conferenceWest Texas A&M University students will showcase their research projects at the Annual Student Research Conference Friday, April 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the College of Business on the second floor of the Classroom Center. Winners will be honored with plaques and cash awards totaling $2,000.

Undergraduate and graduate students from WTAMU as well as students from as far away as New York will compete in a variety of categories and mediums. Students can present a paper, take part in a poster session, submit a completed paper, showcase a performance or submit a digital media entry.

Submission categories include agriculture, behavioral sciences, business and management information systems, communication, digital media, education, engineering, fine arts, health sciences, humanities, natural sciences, physical sciences and performance.

For more information, contact Dr. Lisa Davis at 806-651-2641 or ldavis@wtamu.edu.


WTAMU ALUMNI ASSOCIATION NAMES RECIPIENTS OF COVETED AWARDS

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Mentor, benefactor, role model and leader are just a few of the words that will be used to describe the recipients of the West Texas A&M University Alumni Association’s most prestigious awards during the 48th annual Phoenix Banquet at 7 p.m. Friday, May 13 at the Alumni Banquet Facility on campus.

Two outstanding individuals will be presented with Distinguished Alumnus Awards, and Dr. Marty Kuhlman, associate professor of history, was selected from a field of 15 nominees as the recipient of the association’s coveted University Excellence Award.

The Distinguished Alumnus Award is given to successful WTAMU graduates who contribute time and support to the University and to humanitarian causes. More than 30 individuals were nominated for the Distinguished Alumnus Award, and the 2011 recipients are Dr. Andy Cole and Don Lee.

Dr. Andy Cole graduated from WTAMU in 1971 and currently serves as a research animal scientist and acting research leader at the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service-Conservation and Production Research Laboratory in Bushland. Known around the world for his work, he continues to be a proud supporter of his alma mater. He is a member of the WTAMU Alumni Association and Buffalo Club and serves on the board of directors of the WTAMU Agricultural Development Association. He has endowed the Cole Agriculture Scholarship to benefit WTAMU students and supports the department’s graduate program as a mentor. Cole’s work on beef cattle nutrition in relation to air quality emissions is highly respected, and he is often asked to present his work at state, regional and national meetings. He has received more than $5 million in grants and contracts and has authored more than 250 scientific papers on his research. Cole’s work has earned him numerous accolades including the 2010 Senior Scientist of the Year for the Southern Plains Area of the USDA-Agricultural Research Service and co-recipient of both the 2010 Innovative Technology Transfer Award and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Environmental Excellence Award.

One of Cole’s nomination letters read, in part, “Andy is proud of his WTAMU heritage, and we are proud he is a graduate of this program. He is an avid supporter of WTAMU and has given tirelessly to our alumni efforts within the Department of Agriculture.”

Don Lee earned his B.B.A. from WTAMU in 1977 and has built a successful career as a certified life underwriter. He is a proud WTAMU graduate and continues to play an active role at the University. He is a member of the Alumni Association and the Buffalo Club and was the driving force behind the construction of the lodge for WTAMU’s chapter of Phi Delta Theta. Lee, a member of the fraternity during his college days, not only helped raise the $75,000 for the project, he also helped find the land, worked with the architect and supervised the construction. In addition to his dedication to the University, Lee also is a very active and committed community member. He is chairman of the board for the Canyon Economic Development Corporation, where his leadership has contributed to Canyon’s economy with new businesses and new jobs as well as improvements to area parks and the courthouse square. He is the past president of the Randall County Hospital Board, served on the District Task Force, coached with the Canyon Baseball Association, Kids, Inc. and AAU and was past president and vice president of the Canyon High Booster Club. Lee also has served on various committees as a member of the First United Methodist Church. In February Lee was named Citizen of the Year by the Canyon Chamber of Commerce.

One of Lee’s nomination letters read, in part, “He is passionate about this community and a loyal and spirited graduate of WT. He is an asset to all who know him, and his great efforts have made our community a better place to live.”

The University Excellence Award was created in 1967 to honor faculty, staff or administrative personnel who have made significant contributions to the University, its students and the community.University Excellence Award

Dr. Marty Kuhlman, who joined the WTAMU faculty in 1994, earned three degrees from West Texas A&M University and a Ph.D. from Texas Tech University. He is a dedicated professor and loyal alumnus who continually receives high marks on student evaluations for his commitment to teaching. Kuhlman truly cares for students and challenges them to do their best through a rigorous curriculum focused on reading and writing and highlighted by stories that bring the lessons to life. His concern for students extends beyond the classroom through his generosity in establishing 10 endowed scholarships at WTAMU. That dedication has earned Kuhlman numerous accolades through the years including the WTAMU Teaching Excellence Award. Kuhlman’s fascination with history and his love for WTAMU also served him well as the author of the University’s centennial book Always WT. Kuhlman’s research for the centennial book inspired another book focused on WTAMU’s history and aimed at children titled Every Buffalo Will Shine.

One of Kuhlman’s nomination letters, in part, read, “Whether he is speaking at local schools, participating as an instructor in a U.S. Department of Education grant to promote teaching excellence or writing a children’s book about why a child should choose to become a WTAMU Buffalo when he/she grows up, Marty Kuhlman serves as an outstanding ambassador for WTAMU.”

Reservations for the Phoenix banquet are $50 per person and can be made by calling 806-651-2913.


 WTAMU TO WELCOME NEW PANHELLENIC SORORITY THIS FALL TOP

For the first time in more than 30 years, West Texas A&M University will welcome a fourth Panhellenic sorority to campus when Alpha Sigma Alpha joins the WTAMU Greek community this fall.

“We are excited about having Alpha Sigma Alpha here,” Matt Maples, associate director of student activities, said. “We need to expand Greek life at WT, and Alpha Sigma Alpha will help us do that. They have a goal of 45 members to colonize, so they will definitely come in and make a footprint here.”

The new sorority will join three other sororities in the WTAMU Panhellenic community. Chi Omega, Delta Zeta and Zeta Tau Alpha were established at the University in 1958 along with Alpha Delta Pi, which is no longer an active WTAMU sorority. The addition of Alpha Sigma Alpha this fall marks the first significant step in years toward Panhellenic growth at WTAMU.

Fall recruitment is scheduled for Sept. 6-10, and students will be invited to a special preview of Alpha Sigma Alpha on Sept. 6. Representatives from the sorority will then host an independent recruitment, and a consultant will be available throughout the fall semester to help get the chapter up and running at WTAMU.

The WTAMU chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha will be one of four in the Lone Star Conference—University of the Incarnate Word, Northeastern State University in Oklahoma and Texas A&M—Kingsville—and the sixth active chapter in the state of Texas. It was founded in November 1901 at Longwood University in Farmville, Va., and today has 155 collegiate and alumnae chapters with more than 70,000 members. The founder’s purpose still rings true today: “to cultivate friendship among its members, and in every way to create pure and elevating sentiments, to perform such deeds and to mold such opinions as will tend to elevate and ennoble womanhood in the world.”

The sorority supports two national philanthropies, the S. June Smith Center and Special Olympics. The S. June Smith Center supports children with developmental needs through education, therapeutic services and family-centered programming. Alpha Sigma Alpha assists with campus programming and fund raisers to help the S. June Smith Center educate children, support families and strengthen communities through various programs. Chapters across the country are known for creative fund raisers and engaging campus activities.

In 1976, Alpha Sigma Alpha adopted Special Olympics as our philanthropic project. Each year chapters and alumnae volunteer by assisting with state-sponsored Special Olympics events such as track and field meets, swim meets, bowling tournaments and gymnastics events.

For more information about Alpha Sigma Alpha, contact Maples at 651-2313.


PPHM BEGINS RENOVATIONS ON PIONEER TOWN

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Pioneer Town at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum is getting a facelift, and today’s technology is going to bring the popular exhibition to life in a whole new way.

The museum opened Pioneer Town in 1969 to depict early life in the Texas Panhandle. For years, visitors have walked through the rustic town and viewed the various artifacts housed in storefronts, cabins, a schoolhouse and other buildings reminiscent of the old frontier. But renovation plans over the next few months will make a visit to Pioneer Town a more engaging and exciting experience.

“It’s time for a change, a change for the better,” Cliff Vanderpool, director of the museum, said. “The renovations will allow visitors to step into the past to explore and learn in more detail.”

The renovation process is already under way and when completed, Pioneer Town will feature new flooring, new and accessible structures and hands-on interactives. The new technology will enhance and enrich the learning experience to give visitors a true sense of the sights and sounds of everyday life in a small frontier town on the plains.

The renovation is the first phase of several changes coming to the museum. Vanderpool said the next phase will focus on the museum’s petroleum wing.
For more information about Pioneer Town renovations, visit panhandleplains.org.


WTAMU'S ANNUAL MEMORIAL SERVICE TO HONOR THREE STUDENTS

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Three West Texas A&M University students who died during the past year will be honored at a memorial service at 2 p.m. Friday, April 29 on campus.

The Student Memorial Service, sponsored by the WTAMU Student Government, will take place at the J.A. Hill Chapel. Family and friends of the deceased are invited to attend.

Student Government annually awards scholarships in memory of those students honored at the memorial service. This year Student Government will award scholarships in memory of the following:

  • Kendrick Cutsinger, a sophomore general business major from Austin, who died Sept. 3, 2010;
  • Teddy C. Mitchell, a graduate student in nursing from Amarillo, who died Jan. 6, 2011; and
  • Lorie K. Stone, a sophomore nursing major from Vega, who died Aug. 21, 2010.


The University conducted its first Student Memorial Service in 1986 and since then the Student Government Memorial Fund has awarded more than 90 scholarships to WTAMU students.

Contributions may be made to Student Memorial Scholarship Fund, WTAMU Box 60297, Canyon, Texas 79016-0001. For more information, contact the Office of Student Government at 806-651-2385.


WTAMU’S ANNUAL WRITERS' ACADEMY PLANNED FOR JUNE

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Aspiring novelists will learn everything from fiction writing to screenwriting when the Office of Continuing Education at West Texas A&M University conducts its annual Writers’ Academy “Writing to Sell: The Facts about Fiction” June 20-24 on campus.

The five-day academy will offer four courses taught by four published authors along with the option of an in-depth manuscript critique by an award-winning Texas author. Participants will attend daily classes and take part in afternoon critiques while learning the ins and outs of novel writing. Other activities planned for participants include a visit to the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum and an outing to see the outdoor musical TEXAS. There also will be an opening breakfast and a writers’ roundup dinner. The four course offerings and instructors for this year's academy are:

• Jodi Thomas— I’ve Completed My Manuscript—Now What?;
• Tim Lewis—Tools of the Fiction Writer’s Trade;
• Angela Hunt—Putting Soul into Your Fiction; and
• Alexandra Sokoloff—Screenwriting Structure for Novelists.

In addition to the four courses, this year’s Writers' Academy also will offer an in-depth personal critique with published author DeWanna Pace. The critique requires an additional $35 fee, and participants will receive a written evaluation of their partial manuscript. Those interested must submit by May 13 the first 35 double-paced pages of their manuscript to the Office of Continuing Education. Submissions will be limited to 30, and only one manuscript per participant.

For those who register for the academy before May 2, the cost is $450. For those registering May 2-23, the cost is $495. After May 23, the fee is $550. A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required to reserve a seat. For more information about the academy or to register, call the Office of Continuing Education at 806-651-2037 or visit wtamu.edu/oce.


SALUTE – JODI THOMAS

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Jodi ThomasAfter being inducted into the Romance Writer’s Hall of Fame in 2006, Jodi Thomas didn’t treat herself to diamonds or fast cars. No, this undisputed Queen of Texas Romance, forked over some hard cash on books of all things.

“I went right out and spent $150 on books on how to write,” she said. “I’m still trying to figure it out.”

Well, whether she knows it or not, West Texas A&M University’s writer in residence doesn’t need those how-to books. Thomas’ Welcome to Harmony, the first of six planned novels in her Harmony series, is a finalist for a 2011 RITA, the coveted award presented by the Romance Writers of America for excellence in romance fiction. Winners will be announced July 1 at the Romance Writer’s of America’s 31st Annual Conference in New York City.

She is no stranger to the prestigious award. She has three RITA awards under her belt already, and that’s why this talented writer is considered the Queen of Texas Romance. Those three RITA’s earned her a spot in the Romance Writer’s Hall of Fame, plus her books have been on national best-seller lists and received awards and accolades from around the world. In addition to being named a finalist for a RITA, Welcome to Harmony also has been nominated as a finalist for the 2010 Australian Romance Readers Award in the Favourite Contemporary Romance category. And the second book in the series, Somewhere Along the Way, has earned a Reviewer’s Choice Award from twolipsreviews.com.

When she’s not busy collecting awards, Thomas, who always has a story in her head, keeps on writing. Texas Blue, the fifth book in her 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 October. Plus, reprints of her books Beneath the Texas Sky, The Widows of Wichita County, The Secrets of Rosa Lee and The Tender Texan (her first RITA winner) are set for release this year.

She obviously loves writing, and one of her favorite things to do is working with new talent. Whether it’s in her office, where students are always welcome, or speaking to groups across the country or at the University’s annual Writers Academy, Thomas loves to talk about writing.

“Because someday, when I stop writing, if I ever do, I want great books to read.”

Join Jodi Thomas for the West Texas A&M University Writers Academy June 20-24. Find out more at wtamu.edu/academics/continuing-education-writing-academy.aspx

PEOPLE

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Dr. De’Arno De’Armond, Hickman Professor of Marketing, is the author of an article published in the March Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge,Vol. 16, titled “An Empirical Examination of Preference for Numerical Information and Need for Emotion Within Financial Planning.”

Dr. Lance Kieth, associate professor of agriculture education, is one of six faculty members within The Texas A&M University System, named as an inaugural inductee to the Chancellor’s Academy of Teacher Educators. The Academy recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of teacher education and highlights the role of the A&M System in producing K-12 teachers for the state of Texas. As an inductee, Kieth received a cash stipend, a commemorative medallion and a certificate.

Eighty WTAMU faculty members—more than any other school in The Texas A&M University System—were recognized as recipients of the 2010 Student Recognition Award for Teaching Excellence, formerly known as the system’s Teaching Excellence Awards. The 80 faculty members are Mary Cruz, instructor of mathematics, Dr. Nabarun Ghosh, associate professor of biology, Robert Stockwell, instructor, Dr. Jere Lee, assistant professor of biology, Dr. Lance Baker, associate professor of animal science, Dr. Raymond Matlack, associate professor of biology, Dr. Kevin Williams, assistant professor of agriculture education, Elizabeth Moore, graduate assistant, Stacey Chase, instructor of mathematics, Dr. Lance Kieth, associate professor of agriculture education, and Dr. Richard Kazmaier, associate professor of biology.

Also Dr. Todd Hubbs, assistant professor of agricultural business and economics, Dr. Clay Robinson, professor of plant science, Dr. Hongcai Li, assistant professor of management, Dr. Neil Terry, professor of economics, Karen Cooley, instructor of accounting, Dr. Anne Macy, professor of finance, Dr. Mark Keith, assistant professor of computer information systems, Dr. Bin Shao, assistant professor of decision management, Philip Niegos, instructor of computer information systems, and Dr. Raymond Gerlich, professor of marketing.

Other recipients include Dr. Teri Bingham, associate professor of education, Dr. Ashley Campbell, assistant professor of education, Dr. Maureen Cuevas, associate professor of social work, Elsa Diego-Medrano, instructor of education, Dr. Harry Hueston, associate professor of criminal justice, Dr. Susan Nix, associate professor of education, George Fox, director of the Office of Teacher Preparation and Advising, Dr. Yvette Castillo, assistant professor of education, Dr. Timothy Atchison, associate professor of psychology, Dr. Mark Riney, associate professor of education, Dr. Joseph Price, associate professor of sociology and criminal justice, Tana Gunter, instructor of education, Kenneth Denton, visiting instructor of psychology, Cara Speer, instructor of social work, Amy Carlson, instructor of education, Judy Williams, instructor of education, Dr. Jenifer Kunz, professor of sociology, Dr. Robin Capt, assistant professor of education, Dr. Maxine Debutte-Smith, assistant professor of psychology, Dr. Darla Beaty, assistant professor of social work, and Dr. Ruby Willey-Rendon, assistant professor of education.

Also Dr. Reed Welch, associate professor of political science, Dr. Gertrude Hanson, professor of communication studies, Dr. Bryan Vizzini, associate professor of history, Dr. Robert Krause, professor of music, Dr. Stephen Severn, assistant professor of English, Dr. Nicholas Scales, assistant professor of music, Christi Lusk, instructor of art, theatre and dance, Melanie Brooks, instructor of music, Dr. Brett Cain, assistant professor of mass communication, Dr. Benjamin Brooks, assistant professor of music, Dr. Tina Carpenter, professor of music, Paula Schlegel, instructor of communication, Dr. Monica Hart, assistant professor of English, Dr. Bonney MacDonald, professor of English, Dr. Bonnie Roos, assistant professor of English, Dr. Martin Kuhlman, associate professor of history, Royal Brantley, professor of theatre, Dr. David Hart, assistant professor of English, Dr. Alexander Hunt, associate professor of English, Sandra Davidson, instructor of Spanish, Carrisa Hoelscher, instructor of communication, Dr. Andrew Reynolds, assistant professor of Spanish and Dr. Elizabeth Clark, associate professor of history.

Also Mona Gregory, instructor of communication studies, Theresa Trela, assistant lecturer of English, Carolyn Baum, instructor of communication, David Horsley, instructor of English, Robert Moore, instructor of English, Dr. Hector Garza, assistant professor of Spanish, Randall Ray, assistant lecturer of mass communication, Dr. Bruce Brasington, professor of history, Richard Haasl, instructor of sports and exercise sciences, Dr. Charles Chase, associate professor of sports and exercise sciences, Krista Gerlich, head coach, Colby Carthel, assistant coach, Nicole DeJongh, assistant coach, Dr. Helen Reyes, assistant professor of nursing, and Seth Naughton, assistant athletic trainer.



EVENTS

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April 14
  • Stay Afloat, cardboard boat building, racing, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Virgil Henson Activities Center. Call 626-4440.
  • (21 Days of Change event)
  • Wendy and Stanley Marsh 3 Shakespeare Lecture with Amos Magliocc, 7 p.m., Old Main, Room 220. Call 651-2455.
  • WTAMU Choir Concert, 7:30 p.m., Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall. Call 651-2854.
  • WTAMU production of By the Bog of Cats, 7:30 p.m., Happy State Bank Studio Theatre. Call 651-2804 for tickets.

April 15

  • WTAMU Undergraduate Research Conference, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Classroom Center. Contact Lisa Davis at ldavis@wtamu.edu
  • Lady Buff Softball vs. Angelo State, 4 p.m., Buffalo Sports Park, Lady Buff Yard. Call 651-4400.
  • Buff Baseball vs. Abilene Christian, 6 p.m., Buffalo Sports Park, Wilder Park. Call 651-4400.
  • WTAMU production of By the Bog of Cats, 7:30 p.m., Happy State Bank Studio Theatre. Call 651-2804 for tickets.

April 16

  • Lady Buff Softball vs. Angelo State, noon, Buffalo Sports Park, Lady Buff Yard. Call 651-4400.
  • Buff Baseball vs. Abilene Christian, 1 p.m., Buffalo Sports Park, Wilder Park. Call 651-4400.
  • WTAMU Spring Fling/Battle of the Bands, 1-6 p.m., Old Education Building, south lawn. Call 651-2391. (21 Days of Change event)
  • Style Your Sole, TOMS Shoes decorating event in conjunction with Battle of the Bands, 1-5 p.m., Old Education Building, south lawn. Call 651-2391. (21 Days of Change event)
  • WTAMU Jazz Bands Concert, 3 p.m., Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall. Call 651-2854.
  • The Lloyd Dobler Effect in concert, 5 p.m., Old Education Building, south lawn. Call 651-2391. (21 Days of Change event)
  • S.T.O.P. Film Festival, 6:30 p.m., Jack B. Kelley Student Center, Commons. Call 651-2391. (21 Days of Change event)
  • WTAMU production of By the Bog of Cats, 7:30 p.m., Happy State Bank Studio Theatre. Call 651-2804 for tickets.

April 17

  • WTAMU Orchestra Concert, 3 p.m., Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall. Call 651-2854.

April 18

  • Rez Week, noon-1 p.m., continues through April 21, Jack B. Kelley Student Center, Commons. Contact Buddy Young at wtamubsm@yahoo.com. (21 Days of Change event)
  • Lifted Up, 9-11 p.m., Virgil Henson Activities Center, Ballroom. Contact Buddy Young at wtamubsm@yahoo.com. (21 Days of Change event)

April 19

  • Lady Buff Softball vs. Saint Edward’s, 2 p.m., Buffalo Sports Park, Lady Buff Yard. Call 651-4400.

April 20

  • WTAMU Wind Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall. Call 651-2854.
  • WTAMU’s Great Book Series: Canterbury Tales, presented by Dr. Rebecca Wilcox, 7 p.m., Georgia Street Hastings. Call 651-2455.

April 21

  • Hawk Nelson Concert, 6 p.m., First United Bank Center. For ticket information, call 651-2391. (21 Days of Change event)
  • Distinguished Lecture Series featuring TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie, 8:30 p.m., First United Bank Center. Call 651-2412. (21 Days of Change event)

April 22

  • Good Friday, no classes, University open.

April 26

  • Lady Buff Softball vs Lubbock Christian, 4 p.m., Buffalo Sports Park, Lady Buff Yard. Call 651-4400.
  • Opening reception, Graduate 2D and 3D Art Exhibitions, 5-7 p.m., exhibition continues through May 6, Mary Moody Northen Hall, Formal Art Gallery. Call 651-2799.

April 27

  • WTAMU Jazz Combo Concert, 7:30 p.m., Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall. Call 651-2854.

April 28

  • WTAMU Dance Concert, “True Colors of Dance,” 7:30 p.m., Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex, Branding Iron Theatre. Call 651-2804 for tickets.

April 29

  • WTAMU Lady Buff and Buffs Track and Field Open, Buffalo Sports Park. Call 651-4400.
  • Lady Buff Softball vs. Eastern New Mexico, 4 p.m., Buffalo Sports Park, Lady Buff Yard. Call 651-4400.
  • Buff Baseball vs. Tarleton State, 6 p.m., Buffalo Sports Park, Wilder Park. Call 651-4400.
  • Relay for Life, Buffalo Sports Park
  • WTAMU Man and Woman of the Year Reception, 6-7 p.m., Alumni Banquet Facility.
  • WTAMU Dance Concert, “True Colors of Dance,” 7:30 p.m., Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex, Branding Iron Theatre. Call 651-2804 for tickets.

April 30

  • Lady Buff Softball vs. Eastern New Mexico, noon, Buffalo Sports Park, Lady Buff Yard. Call 651-4400.
  • Buff Baseball vs. Tarleton State, 1 p.m., Buffalo Sports Park, Wilder Park. Call 651-4400.
  • WTAMU Faculty Tuba Recital with Jeremy Lewis, 4:30 p.m., Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex, Recital Hall. Call 651-2854.
  • WTAMU Dance Concert, “True Colors of Dance,” 7:30 p.m., Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex, Branding Iron Theatre. Call 651-2804 for tickets.

May

May 4

  • WTAMU Horn Choir Concert, 7:30 p.m., Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall. Call 651-2854.

May 5

  • WTAMU Storytelling Festival, children’s concerts, 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., workshop, 3:30 p.m., evening concert,
    7 p.m., Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex. Call 651-2800 for more information.
  • WTAMU Concert Band Concert, 6 p.m., Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall. Call 651-2854.
  • WTAMU Symphonic Band Concert, 8 p.m., Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall. Call 651-2854.

May 6

  • Dead Day

May 9

  • Spring semester finals begin, continue through May 13.

May 14

  • Spring commencement, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., First United Bank Center.

May 16

  • May intersession begins.

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JEAN JENNINGS
on 8.29.2011

Home town (almost) was at Happy



Judith Bretthauer
on 4.14.2011

when is the Alumni Association having an alumni get-together in Houston again? jb