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The President's Perspective
11:59 am
Tue December 9, 2014

THECB: By 2030, more young people will need degrees

Dr. Dan Jones addressing a crowd at the 2014 Royal Roar in Dallas
Credit TAMUC Marketing Communications

  When it comes to the rate of educational attainment by 25-34 year olds, the State of Texas is on par with the country of Slovenia. Essentially, less than 32% of Texas' young people have obtained a college degree or other post-secondary credential. Right now, the country of South Korea leads the world in this metric, where 64% of the country's young adults are in that number.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Fri November 14, 2014

A&M-C athletics riding high: LSC football playoff Saturday at 4; NCAA soccer playoff Sunday at 1

Texas A&M University-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey says the A&M-Commerce Lions football team will make the NCAA Division II playoffs if they beat Angelo State at home Saturday at 4 p.m. in the Lone Star Conference playoff championship game.  And the A&M-Commerce soccer team will play either Angelo State or Metro State of Colorado in an NCAA playoff game at 1 p.m. Sunday on the Lion Soccer Field.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Tue October 28, 2014

It's Homecoming Week at A&M-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce Alumni Relations director Derryle Peace says besides the annual homecoming celebration, it's also the University's 125th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of desegregation at A&M-Commerce, then East Texas State College.  Events include a bonfire and fireworks Friday night at 9, a parade Saturday morning at 10, and the homecoming football game with McMurry at 4 p.m. Saturday.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Fri October 17, 2014

WT game Saturday night, homecoming game Nov. 1 expected to draw big crowds

With the A&M-Commerce Lions football team ranked in the NCAA Division II top 25 for the first time since 2001, Athletic Director Ryan Ivey says the game Saturday night against West Texas A&M may draw 8-9,000 fans, and the homecoming game November 1 against McMurry may attract an even bigger crowd.  And Ryan says the artificial turf of the new varsity softball field is nearly complete, and some fall games may be played on it soon.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Fri October 3, 2014

'Buy Local, Support Commerce Week,' Oct. 5-11

Dr. LaVelle Hendricks
Credit Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce associate professor of counseling Dr. LaVelle Hendricks has organized a "Buy Local, Support Commerce" campaign Oct. 5-11.  The University, the Commerce ISD and the city of Commerce are all supporting the campaign.  LaVelle says a similar campaign is planned for the spring.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Tue September 30, 2014

A&M-C athletes strengthen community projects; academic complex nearly complete

Ryan Ivey
Credit Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletic Director Ryan Ivey says A&M-Commerce athletes have contributed nearly 2,000 volunteer hours to the community in the past year.  Ryan says the new athletic academic complex in the Field House is nearing completion.  The athletic department's next major facilities objective is an renovation of the weight training facilities in Whitley Gym.

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Commerce Police
1:34 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Arrests made in kidnapping/robbery case

Kavrin Massey, left, and Tyran Wilson were arrested Monday in connection with a kidnapping and robbery which occurred on Friday, September 19th in Commerce.

Two Commerce men have been arrested in connection with a robbery and kidnapping case from Friday, September 19, 2014.

On Monday, September 22,2014, investigators with the Commerce Police Department arrested two local men in connection with a robbery and kidnapping case where a Commerce man was approached by two men at gunpoint.  He was subsequently taken to an ATM on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce to withdraw money out of it.

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A&M-Commerce
10:06 am
Sat September 20, 2014

Live blog: Lions vs. Javelinas at the Jerrydome

A&M-Commerce

Welcome to the 2014 Lone Star Football Festival from AT&T Stadium in Arlington!

Final score   Lions 55, Javelinas 20. #wearelions

4q 1:24  Javs get a TD in garbage time...no big deal.

4q 7:04   By the way, Brock Callaway said that Martinez 43-yard field goal had another 10 yards in it. Nice to have a good kicker in the mix. Lions lead 55-13.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Besides 125th, A&M-C notes 120 years in Commerce; 50 years since desegregation

Derryle Peace
Credit Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce Alumni Relations director Derryle Peace says in addition to the University's 125th anniversary being observed this academic year, A&M-Commerce is also noting its 120th year in Commerce since moving from Cooper, and the 50th anniversary of desegregation at what was then East Texas State College.  Derryle also discusses the Brick Garden Project, which is part of the 125th anniversary.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Tue September 2, 2014

A&M-C observes 125th anniversary today

Texas A&M University-Commerce today observes the 125th anniversary of Dr. William L. Mayo opening the doors of Mayo College in Cooper, September 2, 1889.  A birthday celebration will take place at the statue of Mayo, in front of the old president's home, at 10:45 a.m.  Wyman Williams, the director of development for the College of Business, who has been presenting the University's history to service clubs and others for several months, is the guest on the Blacklands Cafe.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Thu August 28, 2014

A&M-C Thursday night football Sept. 4: Opportunity to 'engage student body'

Ryan Ivey
Credit Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletic Director Ryan Ivey says opening the football season at home on a Thursday night, September 4, against East Texas Baptist is a chance to "embrace our campus community."  Ryan also says work is now well underway on the new A&M-Commerce softball facility.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Tue August 26, 2014

A&M-C President Dr. Jones supports 'Shop Commerce'

Dr. Dan Jones
Credit Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce President Dr. Dan Jones supports the campaign of associate professor of counseling Dr. LaVelle Hendricks to "buy Commerce."  Dr. Hendricks is promoting the importance of A&M-Commerce faculty and staff, and employees of other Commerce organizations, patronizing Commerce businesses.  Oct. 7-11 will be "Shop Commerce" week.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Mon August 18, 2014

Marriage partners wait six years before realizing problems

Dr. Linda Ball
Credit Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce assistant professor of counseling Dr. Linda Ball discusses marriage issues.  She says research shows that it takes married couples six years to realize that problems exist in their relationship.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Wed August 13, 2014

Big changes coming for college athletics, says A&M-C AD Ryan Ivey

Ryan Ivey
Credit Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletic Director Ryan Ivey reflects on the ruling in the Ed O'Bannon case that college athletes should be compensated for the commercial use of their names and likenesses, and the NCAA's decision to allow the biggest conferences to operate autonomously, in particular in granting stipends to athletes.

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The President's Perspective
11:55 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Jones: Hazelwood funding, financial aid among top higher ed issues in Austin

Dr. Dan Jones and Dr. Mary Hendrix meet with host Jerrod Knight ahead of recording the August 2014 edition of The President's Perspective
Credit Jared Horn / TAMUC Marketing Communications

Heading into a legislative session, it's good to keep a finger on the pulse of issues key to your industry, and in A&M-Commerce President Dr. Dan Jones' case, the industry is higher education.

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