Texas A&M University-Commerce News

This page curates KETR's news stories related to Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Semester ends, construction begins

May 21, 2012
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COMMERCE - As the window of opportunity for construction at Texas A&M University-Commerce opened, crews were quick to begin their reconstruction of the campus landscape.

COMMERCE - A partial settlement involving the demolition of buildings at Texas A&M University-Commerce is up for consideration Tuesday by the Hunt County Commissioners Court.

University library works to gauge audience, improve service

May 21, 2012

COMMERCE - James G. Gee Library at Texas A&M University-Commerce recently administered the LibQual survey to assess library service quality. The survey took place during the entire month of April with almost 1000 responses gathered from A&M-Commerce students, faculty and staff.


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.

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On Sunday night, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban posted a blog that calls out higher education as a root cause for unnecessary national debt. On Wednesday, Dr. Dan Jones, president of Texas A&M University-Commerce,  addressed Mr. Cuban's concerns.

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.

Dr. Sheppard passed away Tuesday.

A&M-Commerce launches New Online Master’s Degree in Biology

May 9, 2012

COMMERCE - The Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at Texas A&M University-Commerce has recently launched a fully-online Master’s of Science degree in biological science.

The next chapter awaits: Graduation on the horizon

May 8, 2012
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The stage is nearly set for thousands of college seniors scheduled to graduate this weekend from Paris Junior College, Texas A&M University-Commerce and across the region. 

Regents approve tuition hike at A&M-Commerce

May 5, 2012

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.


A&M-Commerce head football coach Guy Morriss sits down with president Dan Jones to talk about expectations for the upcoming football season during Jones' monthly chat with KETR's listeners.

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COMMERCE - Officials at Texas A&M University-Commerce are instructing faculty and staff that Binnion Hall will remain closed all day Thursday as crews continue to repair a water leak in the basement.

A&M-Commerce's Binnion Hall Closed Thursday

Apr 25, 2012
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COMMERCE - Due to a water leak in the basement of Binnion Hall, the building will be closed Thursday, April 26 so that repairs can be made. Classes for the day have been cancelled.

Canon Donates $40,000 Gift to Art Department

Apr 24, 2012

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.

Mangus: New degree "Most Futuristic" on campus

Apr 19, 2012
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COMMERCE - Texas A&M University-Commerce is proud to announce the launch of the online Master of Science in Global eLearning degree.