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Getting the Playing Field Ready

Updated: 09/03/2009 - It's finally game week as another college football season fires up Saturday and the Texas A&M athletic department is making some security changes.

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15 Great Underpriced College Towns: College Station Ranks 3rd

Updated: 09/03/2009 - The community offers a safe, family-friendly quality of life, which is only enhanced by the university, says Overby. "Aggie sports is a big deal," Overby says. "Whether or not you went to school here, if you live here you can't help but be an Aggie."

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A&M Locked in Facebook Battle With LSU

Posted: 09/02/2009 - Until Tuesday night, Texas A&M University had the top university-sponsored Facebook page in the world with more than 83,000 fans. In one day, LSU surged from 81,000 to 96,000 fans – putting the Aggies in second place.

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Texas A&M's "Military Friendly" Designation Underscored

Posted: 09/02/2009 - Texas A&M University has been formally recognized as a “Military Friendly School” for its participation in the nation’s new GI Bill and related endeavors, an honor that university officials welcome while pointing out that Texas A&M has been “military friendly” and a major contributor to the military since its opening 133 years ago.

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National Award Winning Aggie Gameday Sets Season Premiere

Updated: 09/01/2009 - The only College Football Pre-game Show in the State of Texas to receive multiple National Telly Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting will launch the 2009 season Saturday, September 5th at 4pm on CW Texas and at www.kbtx.com. The Fightin’ Texas Aggies will play their season opener against New Mexico.

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A&M Students Return To Class

Updated: 08/31/2009 - The first day of class. The day when everybody is bright eyed, bushy tailed, and ready to take on the world. Especially the freshmen.

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Princeton Scholar James A. Wilson Jr. to Lead Prairie View A&M Honors Program

Posted: 08/31/2009 - Talented students and scholars who excel academically and deserve an enriched and challenging collegiate environment will now have Prairie View A&M University’s Honors Program as an option to consider. To manage its emerging Honors Program, PVAMU has appointed James A. Wilson, Jr. as its honors program director. He starts Sept. 1.

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First Yell Weekend Set For Friday And Saturday

Posted: 08/31/2009 - First Yell Weekend, now in its 11th year at Texas A&M University, begins Friday (Sept. 4) with an essentially sold-out evening performance by comedian Jeff Dunham at 8 p.m. in Reed Arena. Officials say, however, a small number of seats may be available and, if so, will go on sale Monday (Aug. 31) at 2 p.m. If available, these tickets will be offered at the Kyle Field and Reed Arena Box Offices, online at https://www.12thmanfoundation.com/ or by calling (888)99-AGGIE.

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A&M Calls Foul on Aggie-Themed Beer Cans

Updated: 08/28/2009 - The start of college football season also signals the start of the beer battles. It's when the big beer brands compete to make sure your cooler is full of their beer when you cheer on your favorite team.

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Freshman Convocation Sunday Begins A New Year At Texas A&M

Updated: 08/31/2009 - Texas A&M will officially welcome its Class of 2013 during Freshman Convocation. More than 8,100 freshmen are expected to enroll at Texas A&M this fall, making it one of the largest freshman classes in the nation, university officials note. Fall semester classes begin Monday (Aug. 31).

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Texas A&M Opens Second Life Campus

Posted: 08/28/2009 - Despite their landlocked location, students at Texas A&M University can attend courses while they lie on a virtual beach at the university’s new “Second Life” campus. The university has opened dedicated learning spaces in the three-dimensional world for instructor and student use in time for the fall semester, which starts Monday (Aug. 31).

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Texas A&M Scientists Decode Bats' Love Songs

Updated: 08/25/2009 - Love songs aren’t only for soft rock FM stations – they’re also used by romantic bats, and researchers at Texas A&M University and the University of Texas at Austin are believed to be the first to decode the mysterious love sounds made by the winged creatures

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New Tradition Coming Sept. 4: Aggie Colors Day

Posted: 08/21/2009 - A new Texas A&M tradition is about to be born – Aggie Colors Day. It’s set for Sept. 4, and participation is easy: proudly wear maroon and white.

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New Aggie Football Book Unique With Its Scrapbook Approach

Posted: 08/18/2009 - Another football season is almost here, and just out is another Aggie football book – this one unique in that it takes a virtual scrapbook approach, with the text and photos punctuated by sleeves containing memorabilia replicas. It’s the “Texas A&M University Football Vault: The History of the Aggies.”

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A&M Student Body President Resigns

Updated: 08/19/2009 - Texas A&M's student body president has stepped down from his post four months after winning the office.

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Clement Joins Texas A&M Coaching Staff

Updated: 08/18/2009 - Mike Clement has joined the Texas A&M baseball program as its volunteer assistant, head coach Rob Childress announced Tuesday.

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A&M Football Kicks Off Second Week Of Camp With Pair Of Solid Workouts

Posted: 08/18/2009 - The Texas A&M football team built off of its solid scrimmage the day before with a pair of gritty workouts on Monday. The Aggies worked for just under two hours in full pads in the morning on the Coolidge Practice Fields before going through a 90-minute session in shorts and shells in the afternoon inside the McFerrin Athletic Center.

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Texas A&M Biologist Develops Genetic Linkage Map For Blood Parasite

Posted: 08/17/2009 - Scientists now have a new research tool to better understand the pathogen Schistosoma mansoni, a complex and aggressive blood parasite that affects more than 90 million people in Africa, the Middle East and South America. The breakthrough is the result of work by Texas A&M University biologist Dr. Charles D. Criscione and his collaborators.

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