Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, associate professor of counseling and associate editor of the Journal of Counseling and Addiction, says because most e-cigarettes (electronic cigarettes) contain nicotine, they still pose a major cancer threat to users.
The Department of Music at Texas A&M University-Commerce is excited to announce a new commission by composer James Syler. The new composition, a 20-25-minute long work for Wind Ensemble and Chorus titled The Temptation of St. Anthony, will receive its world premiere at the Meyerson Symphony Center on March 25, 2014, conducted by Phillip Clements (Randall Hooper-Director of Chorus).
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Williams, the director of development for the College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Texas A&M-Commerce, continues his endeavor of speaking to alumni groups and others about the university and its role in the A&M System. Wyman says many do not know the state funds only about 35 percent of the costs of higher education, compared to nearly 90 percent in the 1960s. Also, for the 125th anniversary of the University this fall, Wyman says a new "heritage line" of apparel will be announced soon.
Texas A&M University-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey says the Lone Star Conference is again looking for a new member after McMurry decided not to become a full-fledged LSC member and remain in NCAA Division III. Ivey says the LSC will stage a football tournament among its members in the last two weeks of the 2014 regular season.
The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the All-Region honors for the Division II regions and three men and two women student-athletes earned regional honors for the Lions.
Anthony Harris, Hendrik Nungess and Matt Rich received the honor for the men and Brikel Bailey and Ashley Ross receiving the honor on the women's side.
A&M-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey says the Lion football team will open its 2014 season at home on a Thursday night, Sept. 4, against East Texas Baptist University. Ivey says head coach Colby Carthel recruited 54 freshmen football players by dividing seven athletic scholarships among them, supplementing scholarships with grants and other forms of financial aid. And Ivey says the Lion men's basketball team, coming off a 79-76 win over national no.
A&M-Commerce College of Business and Entrepreneurship development director Wyman Williams is speaking to civic groups and others about the history of the University going back to Mayo College, as the 125th anniversary of the University approaches this fall. One endeavor that has been announced is the Brick Garden Project.
Each year, the U.S. Navy Band tours throughout specified regions of the country, reaching audiences that do not generally get to see these musical ensembles perform on a regular basis. On February 19th, Commerce, Texas, will be host to the band, one of 22 cities chosen as part of this year's outreach.
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&M University-Commerce offers a counterargument, one that frowns on social determinism and some specific elitist views.
Texas A&M University-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey has brought a new sense of optimism to A&M-Commerce sports. On the Blacklands Cafe, he discusses the upcoming commitment day for college football recruiting and other new directions for Lions athletics.