The President's Perspective http://ketr.org en Jones talks diversity, rodeo with Romero http://ketr.org/post/jones-talks-diversity-rodeo-romero <p></p><p>During the May 2014 installment of The President's Perspective, Dr. Dan Jones invited two guests to discuss the genesis and the successes of the Texas A&amp;M Univeristy-Commerce rodeo team; advisor and coach Dr. Edward Romero and interim head of Agricultural Science, Dr. Derald Harp.</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 21:03:31 +0000 Jerrod Knight 53419 at http://ketr.org Jones talks diversity, rodeo with Romero Hall: STEM programs 'vital to our nation's future' http://ketr.org/post/hall-stem-programs-vital-our-nations-future <p>Texas' 4th congressional district Rep. Ralph Hall joined Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce president Dr. Dan Jones and KETR General Manager Jerrod Knight for the April 2014 installment of KETR's local monthly talk show, <em>The President's Perspective</em>.</p><p>Unique to this broadcast was the opportunity to visit with the congressman at NPR's headquarters in Washington, D.C. - a necessary element thanks to Hall's tight schedule. In fact, the program was short by five minutes as a quick vote on the House floor was announced, and staffers whisked him away.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 20:18:57 +0000 Jerrod Knight 51572 at http://ketr.org Hall: STEM programs 'vital to our nation's future' Hall to visit with Jones on KETR http://ketr.org/post/hall-visit-jones-ketr <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Texas’ </span>4th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Congressional District Rep. Ralph Hall will join Dr. Dan Jones, president of Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce, for a live broadcast of 88.9 </span>KETR’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> The President’s Perspective at noon on Wed. April 2.</span></p><p></p><p>Hall, the World War II veteran who, at 90 years old, is the oldest serving member of Congress, will sit down with Jones and KETR’s Jerrod Knight for a live broadcast from the studio headquarters of NPR in Washington, D.C.</p><p></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 15:59:22 +0000 KETR Staff 51290 at http://ketr.org Hall to visit with Jones on KETR Jones: A college degree is never 'wasted money' http://ketr.org/post/jones-college-degree-never-wasted-money <p>In January, the Wall Street Journal published two separate pieces that took aim at "bureaucratic bloat," the questionable value of a college degree, and other presumed ills of higher education. Today, Dr. Dan Jones of Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce offers a counterargument, one that frowns on social determinism and some specific elitist views.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 17:45:00 +0000 Jerrod Knight 48997 at http://ketr.org Jones: A college degree is never 'wasted money' 'Higher Ed fared well, outside of TRBs,' says Jones http://ketr.org/post/higher-ed-fared-well-outside-trbs-says-jones <p>The ability to build new academic buildings using Tuition Revenue Bonds, widely seen as a done deal by local lawmakers, didn't happen in the regular session of the 83rd Texas Legislature. Or in the special session that followed. Or the second one. Or the third. Thu, 05 Sep 2013 13:52:34 +0000 Jerrod Knight 42462 at http://ketr.org 'Higher Ed fared well, outside of TRBs,' says Jones Jones on tuition bonds: 'There's still hope' http://ketr.org/post/jones-tuition-bonds-theres-still-hope <p>Last month, Dr. Jones discussed with our audience the fact that while the Texas legislature had failed to pass bills that would allow state universities to construct new academic buildings, there was a chance that the first special session would finalize the deal. It did not. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 20:54:25 +0000 Jerrod Knight 39491 at http://ketr.org Jones on tuition bonds: 'There's still hope' Bob Brown is the man with the plan http://ketr.org/post/bob-brown-man-plan <p>Dr. Jones visits with university safety manager Derek Preas, then with VP Bob Brown on campus planning issues. Wed, 06 Mar 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Jerrod Knight 34097 at http://ketr.org Bob Brown is the man with the plan Jones Introduces Ivey, Carthel on the Radio http://ketr.org/post/jones-introduces-ivey-carthel-radio <p>Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce has two new faces in the department of Athletics, and so, there are two new voices to hear on today's episode. Wed, 06 Feb 2013 18:01:00 +0000 Jerrod Knight 32831 at http://ketr.org Jones Introduces Ivey, Carthel on the Radio Looking back on 2012: The President's Perspective http://ketr.org/post/looking-back-2012-presidents-perspective <p>As we wrap up the calendar year on the program, we look to highlight some of the more memorable discussions from The President's Perspective on KETR. Thu, 06 Dec 2012 17:34:28 +0000 Jerrod Knight 30447 at http://ketr.org Looking back on 2012: The President's Perspective Jones: Students' Achieving at a High Level is Good for Families, Communities http://ketr.org/post/jones-students-achieving-high-level-good-families-communities <p>What can higher education do to have a positive effect on the collegiate success of today's middle school and high school students? What difference does it make for our region? Dr. Dan Jones, president of Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce, helps answer these questions and more on The President's Perpsective. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 22:30:38 +0000 Jerrod Knight 29308 at http://ketr.org Jones: Students' Achieving at a High Level is Good for Families, Communities