COMMERCE - To ask a suicidal person, “Have you ever thought about hurting yourself?” is perhaps the last thing a concerned parent or friend feels comfortable doing. But it may be the start of a process that saves their life.
COMMERCE - A former student and longtime professor at East Texas State University has died.
Dr. Kenneth Sheppard worked as a graduate assistant in biology before appointed to professor and went on to develop the Earth Science Teacher Certification program at the university. He taught for 34 years at the school after receiving a B.S. in Biology in 1961 and M.S. in Secondary Education in 1962.
COLLEGE STATION - In a split vote of 6 to 3 Friday, the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents approved all tuition fee increases requested by several of the system’s universities, The Eagle reports.
That includes a $10 bump per semester credit hour at Texas A&M University-Commerce, one of the fastest growing universities in the System, which eclipsed 11,000 students for the first time in school history last fall.
COMMERCE - Projects for arts students at Texas A&M University-Commerce just got a little easier, following receipt of $40,000 in donated lenses and camera equipment from Canon U.S.A., Inc. The equipment will be available to students to checkout for projects.