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Good News!

A big congratulations to Mr. Mičulká  and Mrs. Scott!  Our RPTS partner, the National Park Service – Amtrak – RPTS “Trails & Rails” program, won two awards in the National Park Service virtual Rose Bowl parade this past Friday!  The awards went to Klondike Gold Rush NHP in Seattle for “Best Entry Portraying a Program” and to the National Parks of New York Harbor in New York City, for “Best Entry Portraying Volunteers”. The NPS created the Virtual Rose Bowl Parade so that all parks could create a… Read More →

Good News!

Congratulations to Dr. Harrist and Dr. Witt on publication of their article, “Calling the screens: self-reported developmental outcomes in competitive basketball” in the latest issue of Journal of Adolescent Research (Vol 30, number 6, 751-778).  A copy of the abstract follows.  Congratulations, Chris and Peter! ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to examine female players’ motives for participation in competitive sports, how they felt involvement has aided in their development, and explore negative experiences that had served as detractors to enjoyment. Focus groups were conducted with 31 players… Read More →

Career Opportunity: Marriott


Voyage Global Leadership Development Program by Marriott “The Voyage Global Leadership Development Program is a unique way of training recent university graduates for a career at Marriott. We’ll immerse you in our global family, teach you about our business and give you in-depth discipline-specific training. You’ll also network with other program members and Marriott leaders around the world through our virtual community, where you can join the conversation 24/7.” Monday, October 20th – Classroom Presentations Meet the Marriott team while they visit classes all day. Tuesday, October 21st… Read More →

Prof. Woosnam interviewed by CardHub


Prof. Woosnam was featured in the latest edition of CardHub’s Ask the Experts series.  The piece is about Best Travel Credit Cards for Summer 2014 and you can find it here:

In Botswana, Texas A&M researchers are helping people and elephants coexist

In April, a helicopter carrying a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences researcher and her collaborators hovered over an elephant herd in northern Botswana. A veterinarian tranquilized an elephant from the air. The team descended, checked that the animal was sleeping comfortably, and placed a collar the size of a hula-hoop around its neck. The collar will transmit the elephant’s GPS coordinates every hour for the next four years…Click here to read more

Tier One Program grant for $300,000 Awarded

Congratulations to Dr. Stronza and her colleagues, who been awarded a Tier One Program grant for $300,000 ($100,000/year over the next three years)! This is the second TOP grant for Dr. Stronza’s team. Their project provides support needed to continue all core ABS activities while having flexibility to initiate new ones.  The grant also affords new opportunities for undergraduate researchers, support for graduate students to attend the Amazon Field School, and funds to continue key collaborations. Congratulations, Amanda!

6 year $1.2 million contract with a private foundation to establish the Long Acres Ranch Nature Center as an Extension nature tourism research and demonstration center secured

A big congratulations to Miles Phillips, who secured a 6 year $1.2 million contract with a private foundation to establish the Long Acres Ranch Nature Center as an Extension nature tourism research and demonstration center. The facility is located in Richmond, Texas, which is 90 minutes from College Station, southwest of Houston. The property consists of 750+ acres along three miles of the Brazos River. The program will offer recreation activities for youth and adults in addition to education and training programs. Mr. Phillips will be Director of… Read More →

2014-2015 Service-Learning Faculty Fellow

Congratulations to Dr. Brandy Kelly-Pryor, who has been selected to be a 2014-2015 Service-Learning Faculty Fellow!  In her letter informing Dr. Kelly-Pryor of the appointment, Associate Provost Kenimer points out that Dr. Kelly was “selected from a highly competitive candidate pool because of your clear commitment to the university’s focus on High-Impact Learning Experiences and integrative learning.”   The fellowship includes a $3,000 professional development stipend to support Dr. Kelly-Pryor’s work. Dr. Kelly-Pryor’s work will be part of a showcase event in the Spring.   Congratulations, Brandy!!