When president Dan Jones first introduced his seven Guiding Principles to the university, he knew they'd be the impetus for continued growth and realignment in order to meet the needs of future generations of students. To that end, further discussion is required in order for the administration to stay current - and part of that discussion happens on today's episode of The President's Perspective.
The Texas A&M University-Commerce football team, coming off its first winning season (7-4) in 12 years under new head coach Colby Carthel, has qualified for a postseason bowl game.
The Lions will face Harding University of Searcy, Ark., in the inaugural Live United Texarkana Bowl. The game will be played at noon on Sat., Dec. 7 at Razorback Stadium in Texarkana, Ark. Profits made above the expenses will benefit the United Way of Texarkana.
Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream spoke at Ferguson Auditorium at Texas A&M University-Commerce on November 12 as part of the William L. Mayo Prestigious Speaker Series.
Ben and Jerry shared with students the story of how their iconic company began. They were born in Brooklyn, NY four days apart from each other. They met in junior high school in Merrick, Long Island and remained close friends through their graduation at Calhoun High School. In 1977, they reunited and started a food business together.
Texas A&M University-Commerce Vice President of Business and Administration Bob Brown leads the long-standing "Bob Brown's Book Club" at the University. The next book to be discussed is "Thinking Fast and Slow" by Daniel Kahneman on Dec 5. Those wanting to participate should contact Bob very quickly, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A&M-Commerce roared out to a commanding 41-7 lead early in the second half behind big plays on all facets of the game, notching its first Lone Star Conference victory of the season with a 41-28 win at rival A&M-Kingsville. The Lions retain the Chennault Cup with their second-straight victory over the Javelinas, notching their first road victory in the state of Texas since 2006.
Dr. Eric Gruver, director of the "War & Memory" project at Texas A&M University-Commerce, says many Northeast Texas veterans of World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Cold War have shared the memory of their experience for the oral-history endeavor.
Commerce Mayor Dr. John Ballotti discusses a mini-housing boom in Commerce, and plans for new music-oriented enterprise that will be located in the old A.L. Day Elementary School building on the east side of Commerce. Information here on Tipitina's.
Hunt County Extension Agent Mary Sue Cole says the state legislature has changed the "cottage-food" law pertaining to food prepared in the home for sale on the market. The new law reduces restrictions in some ways, creating opportunities for entrepreneurs, but also potentially creating some risk for consumers, Cole tells KETR's "Blacklands Cafe."
The Vice President of Business and Administration at Texas A&M University-Commerce, Bob Brown, hosts a regular book club for University faculty, staff and students. The current book they're studying is "Daring Greatly" by Dr. Brene Brown, currently #21 on amazon.com.