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Teaching Students is Only Part of Profs Community Involvements

Alice Specht, Dean of University Libraries, was elected as the academic library representative-at-large to the executive board of the Texas Library Association. She will serve a three-year term. J. L. Cole, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Social Work, was recently elected as Treasurer of the Abilene Branch of the Texas Chapter of…

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Fun Seasonal Activities For Kids

Between the computer, television and video games, it can be difficult motivating kids to partake in fun activities that don’t involve sitting and staring. But with a little direction and some good ideas, a child’s interest in more active, stimulating recreation can be heightened. And all the while, the bond between child and parent or…

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Tips For Battling Seasonal Allergies

Allergy season bombards us with pollen and other allergens. But it’s not just the great outdoors that cause allergies. The Environmental Protection Agency reports that indoor organic air pollution levels can be two to five times higher than their outdoor equivalent. It’s time to learn how to fight back against allergies and the pollutants in…

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Palm Sunday

Christ’s BetrayalMatthew 26:31-35“Then Jesus told them, “This very night you will all fall away on account of me, for it is written: “‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’But after I have risen, I will go ahead of you into Galilee.” Peter replied, “Even if all fall away…

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Professor Publishes Book on Black Baseball in Texas

Dr. Rob Fink, assistant professor of education, has a newly released book from the Texas Tech University Press. Playing in Shadows, Texas and Negro League Baseball is the untold story of black semiprofessional baseball in the Lone Star State. From the cover:“Fink adds significantly to our understanding of black baseball during the first half of…

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New Report Reveals Impact Of Alzheimer’s Disease On Texas

 Abilene, Texas, March 9, 2010 – According to the Alzheimer’s Association’s® 2010 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures, ….  Rising Prevalence ·         There are 5.3 million Americans living with the disease, including 340,000 living in Texas alone. ·         There are 340,000 people living with Alzheimer’s disease in Texas and that number is expected to rise to…

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Military Heroes Remembered in New Book

The namesakes of Dyess Air Force Base and the former Camp Barkeley in Abilene haven’t been forgotten. Lieutenant Colonel William Edwin Dyess, who was a combat pilot, infantry commander, prisoner of war, guerrilla fighter in the Philippines, and a survivor of the Bataan Death March; and Private David Bennes Barkeley, a Medal of Honor recipient…

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