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TAMU-C gets criminal justice program grant

COMMERCE, Texas — On March 2 in Austin, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board awarded Texas A&M University-Commerce with one of four expansion grants for new Texas Affordable Baccalaureate programs. The total award exceeded $650,000. A&M-Commerce shares

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TAMU-C plans 100th anniversary celebration March 10

COMMERCE, Texas — On March 10, Texas A&M University-Commerce will celebrate its centennial as a public institution of higher education.

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PJC offers continuing education classes

Classes in health care and Microsoft Word are available this month from the Paris Junior College-Sulphur Springs Center's Continuing Education Department. 

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New Michael Daugherty composition to get world premiere at TAMU-C

COMMERCE — On March 9, the Wind Ensemble at Texas A&M University-Commerce will premiere a brand new composition entitled "Of War and Peace," by multi-Grammy Award-winning composer Michael Daugherty, under the direction of Mr. Phillip Clements.  The work was commissioned by a consortium led by the Department of Music's Zeta Kappa chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi and the Epsilon Beta chapter of Tau Beta Sigma.

Daugherty's music has been performed at prestigious venues around the world, and according to the League of American Orchestras, he is one of the 10 most-performed living American composers.  

“‘Of War and Peace’ is my sonic response to the never-ending tragedy of war and the hope for peace,” said Daugherty. “The composition is in two movements, performed without pause. The music I have composed for the first movement, entitled ‘War,’ is turbulent, relentless and seductive. The music I have composed for the second movement, entitled ‘Peace,’ is calm, longing and reflective.”

The concert will take place in Finney Concert Hall on the A&M-Commerce campus at 7:30 p.m. and is presented free of charge; however, tickets are required and can be acquired online at https://secure.touchnet.com/C20206_ustores/web/store_cat.jsp?STOREID=8&CATID=309

PJC partnership used to inspire innovation nationwide

This summer's Paris Junior College partnership with Country Music Television's Empowering Education program was featured at a workshop held during the recent American Association of Community College's Workforce Development Institute.

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