Dan Jones http://ketr.org en The July Perspective: Summer camps and #SCAchat http://ketr.org/post/july-perspective-summer-camps-and-scachat <p>Summertime is no slow time at Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce so long as young athletes and musicians have interest in summer camp. The campus plays host to a number of sports, music, teaching, and other special interest summer programs each year.</p><p>This month, Lions head basketball coach Sam Walker joins Dr. Dan Jones on The President's Perspective to talk about a recent basketball camp that drew talent, in the form of both campers and counselors, from around the nation.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:45:00 +0000 Jerrod Knight 55656 at http://ketr.org The July Perspective: Summer camps and #SCAchat Currin named VP of Business and Administration http://ketr.org/post/currin-named-vp-business-and-administration <p></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 20:52:14 +0000 Andrea Miller 53799 at http://ketr.org Currin named VP of Business and Administration 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 Tuition increases possible for A&M-Commerce http://ketr.org/post/tuition-increases-possible-am-commerce <p>Possible tuition increases are on the way for Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce students, but this time you may actually appreciate them.</p><p>This week on <em>The Morning Bell, </em>we discuss these increases and what it could mean for your future years at the university.</p><p></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:10:00 +0000 Daniel Starks 50981 at http://ketr.org Tuition increases possible for A&M-Commerce Dan Jones: 'We've done all we can to keep costs low' http://ketr.org/post/dan-jones-weve-done-all-we-can-keep-costs-low <p>College tuition is one of the biggest challenges that college students face when planning their futures. Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce is doing what they can to help out.</p><p>Daniel Starks speaks with A&amp;M-Commerce President Dr. Dan Jones on this week's edition of <em>The Morning Bell. </em></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Daniel Starks 49441 at http://ketr.org Dan Jones: 'We've done all we can to keep costs low' 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' University, Commerce hope to attract USDA medical center http://ketr.org/post/university-commerce-hope-attract-usda-medical-center <p>A&amp;M-Commerce president Dr. Dan Jones and Commerce mayor Dr. John Ballotti say the university and the city are doing a feasibility study of applying for a <a href="http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentid=2013/12/0234.xml">U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to attract a regional medical center</a> to Commerce.&nbsp; This would be in addition to the new Hunt Memorial Hospital District facility that will be built here this year.</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 48303 at http://ketr.org University, Commerce hope to attract USDA medical center Jones speaks of scholarship, cultural significance at Ray Price funeral http://ketr.org/post/jones-speaks-scholarship-cultural-significance-ray-price-funeral <p>Last Saturday, December 28<sup>th</sup>, was the date of the funeral for legendary country and western singer, songwriter, and bandleader, Ray Price, who died at 87 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.</p><p>Among those who spoke at the service were radio personalities Dallas Wayne, Eddie Stubbs, and Bill Mack – who read a statement from Willie Nelson. Also asked to speak was Dr. Dan Jones of Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce, the institution which conferred upon Price a doctorate of Humane Letters in December of 2009.</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 19:16:36 +0000 Jerrod Knight 47677 at http://ketr.org Jones speaks of scholarship, cultural significance at Ray Price funeral