Category Archives: Department News

2014 RPTS Career & Internship Fair

On behalf of the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences (RPTS) at Texas A&M University and the RPTS Aggie Representatives, we would like to invite everyone to participate in the 2014 RPTS Career & InternshipFair. This fair will be held on Wednesday, February 19 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the AgriLife Center, located on the Texas A&M University Campus, across from Reed Arena. The RPTS Department has two undergraduate degrees: Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences and Community Development. RPTS undergraduate students focus their studies on one of… Read More →

Professional Speaker Series

The REPS Aggie REPS are organizing a professional speaker series! The first speaker will be Mr. James Franks, GM-Hilton College Station. Date: November 6, 2013 Time: 6:30 pm Location: AGLS 116 (Mr. Franks will also bring additional members of his staff)

10 questions with Ben Malena

10 questions with Ben Malena Read the interview of Ben Malena, who is an RPTS senior! http://www.myaggienation.com/aggie_sports/football/article_f3341a0e-4645-5aa4-a1ab-c29ad63c4c31.html?mode=image&photo=0

Field Trip to Habitat for Humanity

Field Trip to Habitat for Humanity Students from  RPTS 408, Community Development and Supporting Institutions volunteered to help build houses! They worked in partnership with Habitat for Humanity. This international organization promotes decent, affordable housing for all, and support the global community’s commitment to housing as a basic human right.

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Congratulations to the RPTS Quiz Bowl team

Congratulations to the RPTS Quiz Bowl team, who became national champions by winning “Quiz Bowl IV” during National Recreation and Park Association Annual Congress (NRPA) in Houston this week! Each year, students from school across the country gather to participate in the NRPA Quiz Bowl. This popular, fast path event challenges student as they compete on stage in a Jeopardy-style format. The RPTS Quiz Bowl team included undergrad students Charles “Sonny” Burns, Telisa Koros, and Marcie Murfield. Their coaches were PhD students Katy Campbell and Anna Pechenik. After… Read More →

Professional Event Manager Certificate Program

Professional Event Manager Certificate The Professional Event Management Certificate (PEMC ), offered by the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences (RPTS), has been developed to accustom students with the various components of planning, managing, implementing and evaluating meetings and special events.  General Requirements Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program at Texas A&M and, if required, have permission from their departmental advisor to apply for the program. We will only accept applications for the Fall and Spring semesters. Application deadline for Fall is March 31st Application deadline for Spring… Read More →

Student Organizations

Student organizations within our department: •RPTS Club •Aggie REPS •Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) •Student Event Planning Association (SEPA) •Rho Phi Lambda http://rpts.tamu.edu/students/current-students/student-organizations/

Congratulation to the Agriculture and Life Sciences Award recipients !

Congratulation to the Agriculture and Life Sciences Award recipients ! Dr. Ellis, Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award for Administration. Dr. Woosnam, Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award for Early Career Teaching. Dr. Stronza, Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award for International Impact and Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award for Research as an Interdisciplinary Research Team.

NEW RENR 489 Course: Special Topics (Outdoor Recreation Consortium)

Register for our new RENR 489 Course: Special Topics (Outdoor recreation consortium)! If you have an interest in protected area management and/or nature-based tourism, please keep an eye out for “RENR489: Special Topics (Outdoor Recreation Consortium)” this coming spring. This is a field-based course (3 credits, spring semester credit) taught over March 22-28 (two weeks after spring break) at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee (http://www.gsmit.org/). For complete information go to: http://www.humandimensionslab.org/