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Former A&M president, defense secretary to speak Tuesday Robert Gates’ memoir revolves around time as defense secretary

The Battalion ith the development of West Campus housing and plans designed to increase enrollment at Texas A&M such as the Engineering School’s 25 by 25 plan, the University faces multiple issues associated with an expanding population, including increased energy needs. Following the project that ended in 2012 to retrofit 23 campus buildings with more efficient lighting and building automation, the Utilities and Energy Services (UES) Department plans to retrofit 10 more buildings on campus by the end of 2014. Among other tasks, the retrofit projects include the implementation of high efficiency lighting and motion sensors, designed to turn off lighting as well as heating and cooling systems during unoccupied times, said Jim Riley, UES executive director. Riley said the beauty of programs like the $15 million 2012 retrofitting is that they ultimately pay for themselves in cost avoidance, while improving services. “I mean you can’t save 15 million dollars right away, but

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ormer A&M President Robert Gates made the journey from College Station to the Pentagon, and on Tuesday he will return to A&M to speak about his new book, “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War.” Gates In the introduction of his book, Gates said while his text focuses on the American conflicts overseas, it covers the broader topic of Gates’ time as secretary of defense. “It is, of course, principally about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, where initial victories in both countries were squandered by mistakes, shortsightedness and conflict in the field as well as in Washington, leading to long, brutal campaigns to avert strategic defeat,” Gates said. “But this book is also about my political war with Congress each day I was in office, and the dramatic contrast between my public respect, bipartisanship, and calm and my private frustration, disgust and anger.” Gates has made numerous recent appearances on news shows to speak about his memoir and his time serving under two American presidents. His campus visit Tuesday will also mark the beginning of the distinguished author series, a new program in the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation. “We decided that as [Gates] was a former president of A&M and also as secretary of defense and also having worked with the president when we worked in the White House together, that it would be a great opportunity for him to come and talk about his book and See Gates on page 4

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For Creager, A&M is home

Country singer, Class of ’93, to perform Friday Allison Rubenak The Battalion

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Roger Creager, Class of 1993, says visiting College Station is “like a homecoming.”

early two decades ago, Aggie and country singer, Roger Creager, made his mark on the Texas country scene, starting at a small dance hall in College Station and playing open mics in Bryan. Twice a year, Roger Creager, Class of 1993, and his band try to visit College Station for a performance. Friday, the country singer is back for a spring performance at

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Rabbi Matt Rosenberg and Ruth Tsuria, communication graduate student, study the Talmud.

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Ancient tradition in the modern day Emily Thompson

The Battalion he Texas A&M Hillel Jewish Student Center will play host Friday evening — and for many Friday evenings to come — to Ruth Tsuria, communication graduate student, who will be leading a weekly lecture series titled “Love and Sex in Judaism.” The series will follow the first couples and first relationships

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throughout the Jewish scriptures to tease apart how these ancient texts apply to the modern world. “We wanted to have a course that would expose our students to the rich history of Jewish texts,” said Matt Rosenberg, rabbi of the Texas A&M Hillel Jewish Student Center. “Judaism is a religion See Judaism on page 3

Hurricane Harry’s, the venue he would play at on Sunday nights as a student, which ignited his love for live country music. Creager said visiting College Station is like a homecoming for him and each performance keeps him looking forward to the next one. “There’s just an energy in the air in College Station and it’s hard to describe and it is real — you can’t put your finger on it,” Creager said. “Every time we come into town, it’s magic, it’s powerful and it’s energetic.” Musically inclined at a young age, Creager said he began playing piano when he was two and

playing guitar when he was in high school. Although he felt he was an “average” student and athlete, music was an aspect of his life that seemed to make sense to him. Cody Bruns, junior agricultural leadership and development major, said he has been a fan of Creager’s music for almost a decade and said he will likely attend the concert Friday night. He said he has seen Creager perform multiple times and that as an entertainer, Creager gives an exciting show. “He’s pretty genuine, he writes See Creager on page 3

Women’s hoops staves off No. 8 USC in overtime, 67-65

owered by an early 16-point run, the No. 24 Texas A&M women’s basketball team defeated the No. 8 South Carolina Gamecocks 67-65 on Thursday at Reed Arena in a battle of the last two unbeaten SEC schools. The Aggies fell behind early to a Gamecocks team that had only lost one game prior to Thurday’s matchup, but ended the first half on a 30-8 run. A&M came into the game with the No. 11 ranked defense in the nation, surrendering only 54.9 points per game, and held South Carolina to 65 total points and only 17 in the first half. South Carolina’s previous low for points scored in a half was 27. The Gamecocks opened the second half on a 17-6 run. A&M fought to keep its lead, but after a jump ball was called with 15 seconds left South Carolina tied the game with a three-pointer. The game would go to overtime, where A&M ultimately prevailed behind the combination of A&M sophomores Courtney Williams, Jordan Jones and Courtney Walker. Tyler Stafford, sports reporter For the full story, go online at thebatt.com

Swimming No. 2 in new poll The Texas A&M women’s swimming and diving team remained at No. 2 in the latest version of the CSCAA dual meet rankings announced Thursday, trailing only California. After Thursday’s triumph over the Houston Cougars, the Aggies look to continue to improve their ranking on Saturday as they take on the LSU Tigers.

inside campus | 2 Transfer students adjust to A&M Spring transfer students get used to a new life at Texas A&M, while everyone else gets settled back in.

theatre | 5 ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ hits stage

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Sophomore Courtney Walker scored a team-high 18 points Thursday.

Students step off campus and onto the stage to star in the musical retelling of Jesus’ last days.

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Spring transfers face unique challenges, opportunities Allison Rubenak The Battalion

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s returning students hit the College Station city limits after the winter break, it can feel as if they’re simply coming home. But for transfer students coming in as an Aggie for the first time, the experience is anything but familiar. Just over 1,000 transfer students started at Texas A&M for the spring 2014 semester, said Emily Ivey, assistant coordinator of New Student and Family Programs. Ivey said the New Student and Family Programs office anticipates similar challenges for any student who arrives to A&M in the fall or spring. Returning students are typically ready for the new semester, she said, but spring transfers are still adjusting. “What really makes it different is in the fall, there is a significantly larger group of students entering Texas A&M, which means as an institution we have a tendency to program more in the fall compared to the spring,” Ivey said. “But we are doing better at being aware of the students and making sure we look at ways to enhance programming for them.” Christy Crow, sophomore education major and transfer student, said she was “extremely nervous” for the first day of classes, but felt welcomed by both students and faculty. Crow said attending Howdy Camp, an orientation program for transfer students held before the semester begins, provided her with a few familiar faces to spot in the campus crowds. “I was walking around yesterday, trying to look for a class and everywhere I looked, I saw someone from Howdy Camp and that just made it way better,” Crow said. “It didn’t make me as nervous because I knew there were people here that could help me out.” Crow, who is living in the Commons, said she felt a mix of uncertainty and excitement the first nights in her residence hall. While

everyone else was resituating and unpacking from the break, she was moving in and trying to adjust to a completely new environment. “Just sitting here in my room looking around — it’s completely different,” Crow said. “It’s a crazy feeling for sure.” Julia Sobolik, junior human resource and development major, said this semester makes the third time she has transferred. After finishing her core requirements at Blinn, she said she was ready to focus on her degree and meet people in her major. “It’s a really relieving feeling to know that you’re finally in where you wanted to be the whole time and that you finally made it,” Sobolik said. “It’s really rewarding.” Josh Gates, sophomore university studies major, said he had transferred multiple times and is still apprehensive about the difficulty of his classes, University requirements and testing procedures. He attended Blinn last semester and joined an A&M organization, which he said made his transition for the spring a smoother one. “I’ve been living here for a semester and was really excited to participate in all A&M had to offer,” Gates said. Ivey said as a community, A&M should be aware of the new population on campus and provide strong support in their adjustments this spring. “We need to offer advice, direction, encouragement and welcome them to the Aggie family,” Ivey said. Crow’s said her outlook for the semester is a positive one, and she is ready to immerse herself in this semester. “I haven’t officially called this place my home yet, because it’s only the first week and everything,” Crow said. “I want this place to be called my home by the end of the semester and then feel more confident about going into the next semester.”

Just sitting here in my room looking around — it’s completely different. It’s a crazy feeling for sure.” — Christy Crow, sophomore education major and transfer student

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‘Ender’s Game’ to get season rolling Friday night Homer Segovia The Battalion

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ggie Cinema is set to start the year with a bang as it brings “Ender’s Game,” the action-packed adaptation of the classic 1985 novel, to Rudder Theatre at 7 p.m. Friday. It will be the first in a line of free blockbusters this spring semester that will include “Catching Fire,” “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” and others. With origins dating back to on-campus film societies in a time before online streaming, Christine Woods, Aggie Cinema chair and senior computer science major, said the mission of the student organization has remained the same — to provide students with good times through good movies. “We want to make sure that we’re bringing the best movies to campus and making sure that the student body has a place to go to see new movies, old movies, classic movies, movies they wouldn’t even think to see and see them for free or super cheap,” Woods said. “That’s our basic mission. To serve the student body.” Through a contract with Swank Motion Pictures Inc., Aggie Cinema is able to obtain big-budget films, usually weeks before their DVD or Blu-Ray releases, in order to provide students another big-screen opportunity to watch a film

they may have missed. Usually charging a dollar for admission, all Aggie Cinema screenings this semester will be free. “We decided as an organization that students would prefer to come to our programs if they’re free, so there’s no need to charge if we have enough money to cover it,” Woods said. “We want to have as many people as possible. We’re college students, we’re broke. It may only be a dollar, but free is better.” Woods said Aggie Cinema, which screens movies using student fees, is a way for Texas A&M to show its students that the school works to enhance every part of the student environment, not just the classroom. “We as students put in a lot to the University and this is one way for the University to kind of say, ‘Hey, all of the money that you pay is not just going to build more buildings, but it’s coming back to you too so that you can have fun,’” Woods said. Adriana Trevino, Aggie Cinema director of special events and senior biology major, said bringing films such as “Ender’s Game” to the students isn’t simply a fun thing to do, but something that has to be done to help students do better in school. “I think it’s important and it’s necessary also, just because it’s a way to get distracted from your studies,” Trevino said. “They say you can only study for 30 minutes and then you have to stop and get distracted a bit and then come back. This helps you to just relax and then go back and say, ‘OK, I’ve relaxed with a movie now I can go back and do what

I’m supposed to do.’” Movies that will be screened are chosen a semester in advance, with a focus placed primarily on what films are the most in-demand, regardless of genre or rating. “Aggie Cinema shows films of all ratings,” said John Schomburger, Aggie Cinema vice chair and junior business honors major. “When we are selecting what films to present, we put more emphasis on the popularity of a film rather than its rating.” Woods said any student of any major can join Aggie Cinema, but called on graduate students especially to join the already diverse organization. Trevino said the friendliness and fun provided by everyone in the group helped her transition to Texas A&M. “When I came, I was a transfer student and it was my first semester being in anything,” Trevino said. “Even in my previous community college, I wasn’t in any organization, any club or anything so it was a really important adventure you could say. It was really easy just to make friends from knowing no one to all of the sudden getting all these friendly people helping you.” As Aggie Cinema continues providing box office entertainment, with many more films to come, Woods said the best time is had just being in the group that puts it all together. “We’re just a group of people that love movies and we just want to have fun with each other and make sure that this campus is having fun,” Woods said.

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or some, musicals may provide the gateway to catharsis and the medium for escape. For others, the dreams of acting and performing are made real by the opportunity to create that escape for an audience. Aggies looking for their place in the audience or on the stage can find a seat or a spotlight at The Theatre Company of Bryan-College Station’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s rock opera, “Jesus Christ Superstar.” Randy Wilson, the artistic director for The Theatre Company, said he has played both Jesus and Pontius Pilate in previous productions of the musical, which depicts the last days that Jesus spent with his disciples. Wilson said he utilizes

his former explorations of these characters to enhance his vision as a director. “Like the movie ‘Passion,’ you really see what Christ went through,” Wilson said. “This is written as if the audience was there and watching.” Both current and former students make up portions of the cast, including Jonathan Moore, junior electrical engineering major. Moore, who plays Pontius Pilate, said he has taken up activities such as musical theater and massage therapy in order to stay balanced and motivated in life. With the stress of engineering courses weighing down his academic life, Moore said he finds that a low-stress outlet, like musical theater, is good for him. “Don’t be afraid to say yes to the things you are afraid of,” he said. “Especially with community theater. What is there to lose?” Keith Owen, sophomore kinesiology major, is a member of the production’s chorus. He

said the wide diversity of cast member helps keep the environment enjoyable. “There is a great mix of people here,” Owen said. “You have people focused on musical theater as well as people who just enjoy what they do on the side.” Derrick Lee, Class of 2011, plays Judas in the production. When asked for advice to give Aggies in regards to acting, he said to “just go for it and put all your heart and soul into it.” Lee said being surrounded by actors has helped him hone his craft, and that it is vital to learn as much as possible from those surrounding you. “I learned over the years from other people just by watching,” Lee said. “If you have the passion and drive, you will get better.” Jesus Christ Superstar will be playing at The Theatre Company this weekend at 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

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(Above) Jonathan Moore, who plays Pontius Pilate, sound-checks during dress rehearsal for “Jesus Christ Superstar.” (Left) Randy Wilson, theater company artistic director, leads dress rehearsal. Ruth Tsuria, communication graduate student (left), and Rabbi Matt Rosenberg will discuss “Love and Sex in Judaism” beginning Friday at Texas A&M Hillel.

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based on study, and about learning and figuring things out for oneself. The word ‘Israel’ means ‘to argue with God’. We are a people that actively struggle with the text. For us, it is that delving and struggling that makes Judaism so meaningful.” When the idea for the course first came to him and Tsuria, Rosenberg said they wanted to craft an enjoyable introduction to the Jewish scriptures for people who might not be familiar with these complex texts. In the search for a topic that would be both relevant and interesting to the community, Rosenberg said love and sex seemed to be the perfect fit. “We think it will be eye-opening for our students to see that Judaism sees sex and love quite differently than what they’ve been exposed to in Western media,” Rosenberg said. “We don’t have the concept of original sin — love and sexual pleasure are very important in the Jewish tradition. We don’t think our students have been exposed to this level of study as adults. It’s certainly not something you’d learn about in Sunday school.” Rosenberg said his intent is for college students to be able to delve into these mature topics along with someone who is not only an expert on the text, but has a passion for it as well. That expert, Tsuria, finished her bachelor’s degree in religious studies with a focus in Jewish philosophy, and completed three years of midrasha, or higher education, in Jerusalem. “I grew up religious and broke away from that, but as I broke away from Judaism, the one thing that stayed with me was the study of texts,” Tsuria said. “My excitement and my passion for such study has always been with me.” She said she is particularly excited for the

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course because she feels deep relationships are formed when people study together. Tsuria’s fiancé, Nick Marshall, whom she will soon marry in Israel, has been her own study partner during her preparation for the class. “I actually first met Ruth as a study buddy, where we wanted to study Jewish mysticism together,” Marshall said. “There was one night in particular we stayed up until four o’clock in the morning debating texts, studying ancient perspectives on the things that really matter in life, the things that are timeless and eternal, that still drive the universe, on a metaphysical level and a social level as well.” Marshall and Tsuria shared stories together of rabbis and their stories in the Talmud and explained just how easily commentary on relationships can be found even in the record of the Jewish law. “People act their lives out according to these texts,” Marshall said. “That’s pretty powerful stuff, to tap into the rulebook of life, in its various manifestations.” Rosenberg said even if there are only two students who are dedicated to learning every

week, the class would continue, and Tsuria said she agreed wholeheartedly. “We think of sexuality as something that shouldn’t be dealt with in religious contexts and I would like to challenge that,” Tsuria said. “We have religious texts that tell us pretty specifically what we should do and that does not make those texts less holy.” Tsuria said she hopes she can aid students in using current lenses to look at the texts and ask themselves how they understood them in the context of what is known now about sex and love. “People coming should expect a lot of excitement, and a lot of love from me,” Tsuria said. “We’ll deal with very basic texts at this level, so people don’t need to have any prior knowledge, only come with an open mind, willing to hear and willing to participate. I can give you a teaser — that the first appearance of love is not what you think it is.” The class is free for students and will begin Friday, recurring every Friday at 5:30 p.m. at Hillel on George Bush Drive.

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pretty much all his stuff and he writes about what he believes,” Bruns said. “You know, it’s from Texas so it’s good music.” Creager said he began songwriting while he was studying agriculture at A&M, and much of his music was inspired by his earlier years in college. “It’s kind of like about what you know,” Creager said. “As I got older I thought differently than when I was younger, so my writing changed. But, when I was sitting in class, I would write songs while the professor thought I was taking notes.” Creager said even though he was in and out of enrollment at A&M, some of the most vivid memories that he carried with him were those of his time spent as a Corps of Cadets member. He said from his perspective as both a “non-reg” and a “reg,” he felt like there was not a Corps member who wouldn’t value their experience in the program. “The experience out of it, the tradition out of it — I can tell you I got a lot more out than I put in and that’s typically the case,” Creager said. “I think people come away from it bigger and better.” Caitlyn Espitia, junior accounting major, said since she was a senior in high school, she has seen Creager perform live in Corpus, the hometown of both Espitia and Creager. Espitia said she appreciates that Creager is true to his roots and believes in the Aggie values, even as a now-successful country artist. “You know, every time he comes to perform, he talks about A&M and I think that’s really cool now, because I get that connection,” Espitia said. “I like the fact that he remembers where it all started and the fact that he connects with the students when he tells them things like that.” Doors at Hurricane Harry’s will open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $12.

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we’re saving close to $2 million dollars a year by retrofitting those 23 buildings,” Riley said. “So we can easily pay for it in 10 years or less.” The Student Recreational Center will also be retrofit as a part of the expansion project that begins this semester. Dennis Corrington, executive director of the REC, said REC officials have been working with energy management representatives on plans to improve energy efficiency, but that cost has been a driving factor. “We’ve been looking at replacing the lighting for a couple years,” Corrington said. “We’ve had a couple presentations from companies that do that and our focus was on return on investment and how long that’d take.” While the current UES retrofitting plans and REC expansion plans kick off this semester, these initiatives represent only a small part of the energy conservation efforts on the growing campus. In working to improve the quality and efficiency of the University’s energy use, Riley said the University has invested a quarter of a billion dollars in the

utility infrastructure since 2002, an investment that has yielded positive results. “Over the last decade, since 2002, the campus has grown in square footage by 30 percent, which is huge growth,” Riley said. “But instead of seeing energy use grow by 30 percent, or stay flat, there’s actually been a 30 percent reduction in energy consumption.” As a result of more efficient operation and capital investment, Riley said the campus has reduced energy by 45 percent per square foot since 2002, a reduction that resulted in $165 million in cost avoidance. “It’s a huge financial impact,” Riley said. “Obviously if you can reduce the cost associated with energy consumption, then the savings for the University can be reinvested in other things such as teaching, research and improved facilities.” While Riley said dollars tend to drive decisions related to energy initiatives, an important part of the department’s goal is reducing environmental impact while providing improved service and operational benefits. In order to reach these goals, other projects underway include a $46 million capital upgrade program to replace older, less efficient production systems and

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come back to Aggieland,” Frederick McClure, chief executive officer of the Foundation said. McClure said Gates may share stories of the University as well. “Knowing Bob as I do and as much as he loves A&M, I suspect that he’ll sprinkle it with some stories about A&M,” McClure said. “But it’s primarily about his service to the presidents in his professional career. McClure said he is excited about the event and thinks that the sold out event will be a special one for the community of A&M. “I think that folks in College Station in particular will be excited to have him back because he was a very popular president of Texas A&M,” McClure said. “What he can share of his experiences that he’s had, particularly considering our celebration of public service as a part of the George Bush Presidential Foundation and the Bush School, it is

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an excellent opportunity for him to speak about public service.” Tara Glasener, sophomore international studies major, is attending Tuesday’s event. She said she is excited for the event because Gates has seen U.S. politics firsthand. “We are merely students, yet we have this incredible chance to listen to an inside view of not one, but two presidential administrations and events we’ve read about in the news,” Glasener said. “He is a primary source for what our kids will be reading in their high school American history textbooks.” The event will take place at 11 a.m. Tickets are sold out, but the program will also be available via live stream at georgebushfoundation.org/Gates.

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HELP WANTED Athletic men for calendars, books, etc. $100-$200/hr, up to $1000/day. No experience. aggieresponse@gmail.com Cleaning commercial buildings at night, M-F. Call 979-823-5031 for interview. Cotton Patch, College Station 979-695-9707, now hiring servers, hosts, cashiers. Apply between 2-4 pm at Rock Prairie Rd and Hwy 6. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY. FULL TIME MERCHANDISER, FRITO-LAY, INC. $14.70/hr. TO APPLY GO TO fritolayemployment.com

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IF YOU did not order the 2013 Texas A&M University yearbook (the 2012-2013 school year), a limited number are available at the Student Media office, Suite L400 of the MSC. Hours: 8:30 A.M.–4:30 P.M. Monday–Friday. $85 plus tax. Cash, check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express, accepted.

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$10 for 20 words running 5 days, if your merchandise is priced $1,000 or less (price must appear in ad). This rate applies only to non-commercial advertisers offering personal possessions for sale. Guaranteed results or you get an additional 5 days at no charge. If item doesn’t sell, advertiser must call before 1 p.m. on the day the ad is scheduled to end to qualify for the 5 additional insertions at no charge. No refunds will be made if your ad is cancelled early.

HELP WANTED Fish Daddy’s and Cheddar’s now interviewing all positions. 1611 University Drive. Floor Attendants wanted at Brazos Bingo, shifts available Mondays Saturday 5:45P.M.-10:00P.M., Sundays: 5:15P.M.-10:00P.M., and 1:00P.M.-4:00P.M. on Wed. and Fri. Call (979)774-7266 for an interview. Golf course maintenance position: Local country club seeks individual for general golf course maintenance. Duties include but are not limited to mowing, trimming, and raking sand traps. Work with a modern line of well-maintained equipment. Fill out application at Miramont maintenance facility, 4133 Boonville Rd. Bryan, TX 77802; or contact Riley Maxey at 979-412-1047 maxey@miramont.cc House cleaner wanted for five hours every week on Thursday or Friday morning, $12/hr, 919-351-9687.

HELP WANTED Looking for experienced WordPress developer to provide support for amazing new product. Flexible hours. Great pay. Send email to: scott@theme.co.

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HELP WANTED PART TIME TEACHERS, Primrose School of College Station currently has several positions for qualified part-time teachers. All part time positions are 3:00pm-6:00pm Monday thru Friday. Excellent opportunity for education majors seeking part time employment. These positions require criminal background checks and FBI fingerprinting. Previous experience caring for children under the age of 5 years is required. Applications are now being accepted at the school. If you are qualified and seeking part-time employment in a rewarding environment, please visit the school to complete an application. Primrose School of College Station is located at 1021 Arrington Rd., just north of the HEB in the Tower Point Center, near Highway 6 and William Fitch. The school is opened Monday through Friday 6:30am-6:30pm, come by anytime during these hours to fill out an application. You are encouraged to bring a resume as an attachment to your application. Part-time warehouse help needed. Flexible hours. Business hours are M-F 8-5. Apply at Valley Supply 3320 S. College Ave. Bryan, TX. 979-779-7042. Penncro Associates, Inc. in Bryan Texas now has Multiple Projects with open positions. Customer Service Representatives for one of the country’s leading servicers of home loans are open that we will train qualified candidates for! The position requires strong communication skills and computer skills to navigate multiple systems. A HS Diploma/GED is required. Full-time positions are eligible for medical, dental and life insurance benefits. Contests and incentive programs create an exciting environment, state of the art facility and countless career opportunities. View Job Listings and Apply online today: https://www.penncro.com/careers. php EOE Pepe's Mexican Cafe is now hiring smiling faces and friendly personalities to help make and serve the best tacos and burritos in town! We need mgmt., cashiers, & cooks for all shifts. Will work around class schedule. Apply 2-5pm at 3312 S. College in Bryan (1.5 miles from Campus!) PT help needed. Local hunting club needs PT guides. Students only. Average 1-2 weekends/month in offseason; 2-3 in Fall and Winter. Limited hunting privileges. Applications at www.yardbirdhunting.com

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HELP WANTED Senior wanted for part-time office assistant work in Bryan. Extremely flexible hours, $12-$14/hr, with an opportunity for full-time employment after graduation. Attention to detail is critical. Please send resume with schedule of availability to pkammerer@kapproservices.com. Servers/bartenders Private club needs banquet servers. Uniforms & meals provided. Contact Justin Adney 979-690-0996, justinadney@pebblecreek.cc STUDENTPAYOUTS.COM Paid survey takers needed in College Station. 100% free to join. Click on surveys. The Battalion Advertising Office is hiring a clerk to work Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30am-2pm. Student must be able to work all three days. If interested, please come by The MSC, Suite 400, from 8am-4pm., ask to speak with Joseph or Patricia.

REAL ESTATE B/CS. Sell/Buy/Invest! Michael McGrann TAMU ‘93 Civil Engineering 979-739-2035, mike@aggierealtor.com Nadia McGrann 979-777-6211, Town & Country Realty. CS 3/2 Duplexes, shuttle, $229,900, Town & Country Realty 979-777-6211, 979-739-2035 aggierealtor.com.

TUTORS Need a Tutor? Friendly, helpful one-on-one private tutors for all subjects at TAMU/Blinn and Sam Houston State. Check us out at www.99tutors.com, 979-268-8867. Tutor for Algebra through Calculus 3, call Grady 404-422-0989 and leave a message, $20/hr.

KFC is hiring for all restaurant positions please apply online: www.jobswithkfc.com

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