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Program for Learning and Community Engagement (PLACE)

Texas A&M University-Texarkana faculty are inaugurating an annual thematic program and lecture series around which the university has organized a variety of activities to engage students, faculty, and the Texarkana community. Many faculty members are actively participating by integrating the theme and lecture series into their classroom instruction. 

The goal is to create and nurture a community of learners, and a valuable component to this learning community is the Texarkana community.  All of the program’s lectures and most of the events will be open to the public and the university will invite and welcome the community at large.  To preserve institutional memory, below is a listing of previous PLACE themes and chairs/co-chairs.

  • 2014-2015: Environmental Issues (Dr. Michael Perri/Dr. Corrine Hinton)
  • 2015-2016: Economic Opportunity (Dr. Michael Perri/Dr. Corrine Hinton)
  • 2016-2017: Race and Ethnicity (Dr. Michael Perri/Dr. Craig Nakashian)
  • 2017-2018: Science and Technology (Dr. Michael Perri/Dr. Corrine Hinton)
  • 2018- 2019: Gender Issues (Dr. Angela Sikorski/Dr. Corrine Hinton)
  • 2019-2020: Health and Wellness (Dr. Doug Julien/Dr. Angela Sikorski)
  • 2020-2021: The Southern Experience (Dr. Doug Julien/Dr. Angela Harless)
  • 2021-2022: Religion, Spirituality, and the Sacred (Dr. Jaime Cantrell/Dr. Craig Nakashian)
  • 2022-2023: Transformative Text:Social Responsibility (Dr. Doug Julien/Dr. Jaime Cantrell)

The theme for academic year 2022-2023 is Transformative Texts:Social Responsibility



In support of the academic theme, the faculty of Texas A&M University-Texarkana has compiled a list of required and suggested materials for use in the IS 1100- University Foundations course, as well as to inform and support programming throughout the year. The link to this year's materials can be found here.

Please click below for some maps of the campus to help you better find the locations of our events!

Map of all campus buildings

  • 7101 University Ave
  • Texarkana, TX 75503
  • p: 903.223.3000
  • f: 903.223.3104
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