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Incumbent Democrat Representative Chet Edwards, A&M class of 1974, kept his seat in the House for 20 years before relinquishing it to Republican challenger Bill Flores Thursday night. During his time in office, Edwards was regarded as a champion for the cause of U.S. veterans.

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Flores, Perry victorious in landslide election Republican takeover spreads through Congress, across US Ty Petty The Battalion It is often said voting is one’s political voice. Voting is to be the preverbal seal of approval or the shout of discord. If this is the case, then the voters of the 17th congressional district in Texas and the nation at large have shouted out. In stark contrast to the elections of 2008, conservative Republicans chalked up victory

after victory last night regaining control of the House of Representatives, several governorships and gaining enough seats to nearly tie the Senate. These trends were reflected in the results from the area. The 10-term Representative Chet Edwards went down in defeat to his challenger Bill Flores of Bryan. Flores won with 62 percent of the vote to Edwards’ 37 percent. The loss ends Edwards long career as a

Democrat from conservative rural Texas and begins Flores’ freshman term in congress. “I am honored and humbled by the trust that the voters have placed in me. We won this campaign because of the outstanding campaign team and army of volunteers that we built across all 12 counties,” Flores said. “Ultimately, the voters sent a clear message that they want a See Elections on page 6

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Katie White The Battalion Aggieland was bursting with success last week when more than 600 Aggie entrepreneurs came to town for the sixth annual Aggie 100 presented by the Mays Business School Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship, CNVE. Aggie 100 annually honors the Top 100 fastest growing Aggie owned or operated businesses around the world. Richard Lester, executive director of CNVE, laid out the criteria for any business that hopes to be nominated for the honor. “The company has to have been in business for five years, has to have made a minimum of $100,000 in revenue each year in the last years, and it has to be Aggie owned or operated,” he said. Calls for nominations begin each spring and usually about 150 businesses join the running. A professional accounting company calculates which are the fastest growing and ranks them. “We keep the list a secret, but all 100 companies are invited,” Lester said. “They just don’t know until they get there if they are number one or number 99. Dr. Loftin was our keynote speaker this year.” About 100 students attend the luncheon where the names are revealed. This is a part of the program’s intent to reach out to current Aggies. See 100 on page 2

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Joanna Raines The Battalion While today’s youth in America is consumed with the war between “Team Edward” and “Team Jacob,” children across the world are faced with the reality of true conflict. They live in a world where their home is a battlefield, and never once have they experienced a time of peace. The conflict between The Lord’s Resistance Army, LRA, and the Government of Uganda has resulted in Africa’s longest running war, and has left nearly two million citizens in the crossfire. The children born into this generation have known nothing but war. It is estimated that 90 percent of the LRA troops are abducted children. Invisible Children is one of the leading organizations in the fight against injustice in Uganda, and it is coming to College Station. It will present two events. At 6:30 p.m. Thursday, there will be a “face to face” screening in Mugwalls Cafe.

The event consists of a live performance by Gatlin Elms, a film relating to the conflict in Uganda and a previous child soldier guest speaking. “The film that the team is showing is called ‘go.’ It really highlights the tangible and sustainable impact that students in the United States can have on Northern Uganda whenever we just work for it,” said Joleah Stiles, regional manager for Invisible Children and class of 2008. There will be another opportunity to get involved Friday for a $2 lunch at the Baptist Student Ministries on Northgate at 12:30 p.m. At the Invisible Children event there will be merchandise for sale, and money will go to the Invisible Children organization. Invisible Children is coming to College Station because of junior political science major Alex Schlebach. “Seeing that hundreds of thousands of children need to See Children on page 2

Ryan Seybold The Battalion It’s never too early to prepare for college, at least that’s the idea behind GEAR UP, Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, a Department of Education grant program aimed at encouraging and preparing middle school students for postsecondary education. In 2008, Pat Lynch, Bryan ISD GEAR UP co-director and Linda Castillo, an associate professor in the Texas A&M educational psychology department and Bryan ISD GEAR UP director, applied for a grant to start a GEAR UP program in Bryan ISD. They were successful in getting it funded, and the project received a six-year grant to provide services to more than 1,050 students from the Class of 2014. The group’s received services starting in seventh grade and will continue to receive services until their senior year in 2014. “I serve as the project director. I provide project oversight, management and evaluation,” Castillo said. “This is the

GEAR UP videos ■ Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs public service announcements can be found at http://gearup. cehd.tamu. edu/.

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“By word of mouth students learn about this great networking opportunity,” Lester said. “And then they have to contact us to get on the list to get a ticket for the luncheon.” Even if a student does not receive a ticket for the luncheon, they have the chance to meet honorees in classes or at club meetings. Danielle Torres, a junior marketing major and vice president of internal affairs of Phi Beta Lambda, a business professionalism organization on campus, met with several Aggie 100 honorees, and said she would love to be an honoree one day. “The biggest advantage of speaking to an Aggie 100 honoree is the networking experience,” Torres said. “It’s one thing to read about how Aggies are becoming such prominent figures in the business world and it’s another thing to see it firsthand.” Chris Hendler, a senior finance major and the former special events executive for MSC Hospitality, helped organize volunteers for Aggie

portions of the test had already been given in previous administrations of the GRE. “Most candidates believe it is not fair for them to have to accept the consequences caused by the mistakes of ETS,” the article said. “Some believe that since there were not many candidates who systematically reviewed the original questions, the number of reexamination questions should be reduced or the score of candidates should be counted by combining the scores of the re-examination and the previous

100 last year. He said there is more to Aggie 100 than just the luncheon. The Thursday night before the lunch, honorees speak to student organizations and attend a meet-and-greet with students. “It was an awesome opportunity, especially as a student in the Mays school, to see companies that have grown up to 240 percent, even in a recession,” Hendler said. “But the type of people receiving the awards were the picture perfect Aggies, they were approachable and humble, just happy to be there.” Hendler said Aggie 100 honorees were not all business majors in college, but simply people who excelled in their respective fields. Torres said the best advice she received was to be an entrepreneur as soon as possible, while she is still young and has nothing to lose but everything to gain. “We encourage honorees to give back in some way,” Lester said. “Whether that be through talking to student organizations or classes, or donating money to the Aggie 100 scholars fund, it’s a pretty wide and deep ranging program. We think we touched about 2,500 students this year.”

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run to safety in the night so they don’t get abducted in their sleep,” Schlebach said. “It just really made me want to do more.” Schlebach contacted Invisible Children, and asked them to come to College Station to speak to Aggies. The team coming will have four members from the states and advocates from Uganda. Francis Ojok, an advocate on the team, was once an abducted soldier and will be sharing his story. Ojok is now taking advantage of some the opportunities Invisible Children provides. Francis is part of the scholarship program Invisible Children offers called the Legacy Scholarship Program, which provides people from Uganda a way to attend school. “His goal in life is to become a public administrator and really work in that community,” Stiles said. “He is able to pursue that dream because of Invisible Children.” Invisible Children has many other programs that bring relief to the country of Uganda. Its first economic initiative was the “bracelet campaign.” The campaign provided employment to

displacement camp residents by making bracelets to sell around the world. Each bracelet color represents a different refugee. Likewise, Invisible Children has begun selling purses through the “mend program,” which supports women affected by the war. The “Schools for Schools” program helps rebuild schools in areas affected by the war. In addition, Invisible Children seeks to alleviate financial burden on the people in Uganda though the Village Savings and Loan Association. In coming to College Station, Invisible Children seeks to inspire change among local students. “People need to know about things that are going on outside of College Station,” said Laura Carter, a sophomore psychology major. “This is real. These children are overcoming these great odds. I really think people need to hear about it, and they will be inspired by what they hear and want to help.” Invisible Children is making great strides in their relief efforts in Northern Uganda. It is estimated that 900,000 of the 1.8 million displaced refugees have returned home as a result of so called “peace talks.” While the situation in Uganda is not perfect, it is slowly improving through the help of organizations like Invisible Children.


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On heels of ninth Big 12 Championship in 10 years, Aggies look at what turned program into dynasty By Zach Papas| The Battalion


n the 18 years he’s led Texas A&M soccer, Head Coach G Guerrieri has instilled a strong culture of winning in College Station and has turned the Aggies into a perennial national power. Through great recruiting, top-notch facilities and an outstanding coaching staff, A&M has become a mainstay in the top-ten. The Aggies have won six Big 12 regular season championships and three Big 12 tournament championships in the past 10 years. They have also made the NCAA tournament and finished in the top15 fifteen years in a row. The opportunity to consistently compete for these championships every year along with the welcoming atmosphere of A&M fueled freshman defender Rachel Lenz’s decision to attend A&M. “I love it at [A&M],” Lenz said. “This may sound weird, but you go on a visit and think, ‘This is where I’m supposed

to be.’ No other visit I had compared to it. The day after I came here for my main visit, I went to another school, and it didn’t even compare. I knew I was supposed to be here.” Recruiting is essential to building any dynasty, a fact not lost on Guerrieri. He credits the quality and prestige of Texas A&M for his ability to reload his program with elite talent. “We are fortunate to be at a university that’s so attractive to top young players,” Guerrieri said. “So we’ve been able to bring great athletes to A&M and then develop them into world-class players in our training and game environment so that they improve throughout their careers here

and are ready to step in and step up the level every time we graduate another great class of seniors.“ However, an aspect oft overlooked is the helping hand of the assistant coaching staff. Guerrieri knows how invaluable assistant coaches Phil Stephenson, Lori Stephenson and Wally Crittenden are to the recruiting process. “My coaching staff does a great job of identifying talent that is already great but still has room for further development,” Guerrieri said. “Then it comes down to selling a great college education and experience to recruits with high aspirations.” Guerrieri also appreciates the passion and support the Twelfth Man brings and the effect it has on the ladies’ decision. The Aggies routinely finish in the top two in attendance each year, including topping the charts four of the last seven years. The Twelfth Man also has the single-game

regular season record for attendance with a whopping 8,204. “The student-athletes we recruit have the opportunity to go anywhere they want nationally to play in college,” Guerrieri said. “At A&M, we have something very special in the way our ladies are supported by the Twelfth Man and our athletic department. That’s a nice advantage we have over many colleges.” However, championships aren’t won solely in recruiting battles. Guerrieri and his staff’s coaching, motivation and ability to develop talent is unparalleled, as proven by the Aggies’ seven All-Americans and nine Freshman All-Americans in the past 10 years. Not only has he mastered the X’s and O’s aspect of the game, but Guerrieri is also a motivator. “Coach G is as passionate about soccer as the players, and his enthusiasm and energy are contagious,” said former

defender and Lowes Senior CLASS Award-winner Emily Peterson. “When he gets pumped up for something, it flows through the whole team. Lots of coaches understand the game, but this added spark is what sets Coach G apart.” As impressive as the Aggies’ on-field achievements have been, the girls’ off-the-field accomplishments are elite. Every player who has finished her playing career at A&M has either graduated or is on pace to graduate. The team has also annually maintained a GPR above 3.0 When asked how he’s able to foster a nurturing learning environment while simultaneously molding elite athletes, Guerrieri deflects the credit solely to the players. “I wish I could take credit for the academic success of our players, but I can’t,” Guerrieri said. “We recruit studentsoccer players that are already proven winners in the classroom; kids that come from

great families who have placed an emphasis on the importance of earning a college degree from a world-class institution like A&M.” Dynasties aren’t built on one single facet of the game; they’re constructed on great coaching, superb teammates, first-rate facilities and an enthusiastic fan base. Because of that, Peterson and everyone associated with Aggie soccer will never forget their time at A&M. “I loved the girls,” Peterson said. “I loved the coaches. I loved the Twelfth man. I loved being able to work as a team to try to accomplish something great.” They certainly have achieved something spectacular. They have built a dynasty. Previewing A&M’s run through the Big 12 Tournament, which begins against Colorado at 5:30 p.m. today in San Antonio.

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3/2/2, fenced yard, appliances, pets OK with refundable deposit. $1050/mo. 1001 San-Benito. 979-690-0786. 3bd/3ba duplexes. Great floorplans, fenced yards, W/D, tile floors, icemakers, alarm systems. 979-776-6079. 3bdrm/2ba townhome in gated community off of Harvey Road/Hwy 30. W/D connections with small fenced back yard, community swimming pool. $1250/mo, 979-571-4831, 4/3, 3/3 &3/2 Houses, Townhouses, Duplexes &Fourplexes, 1250-1700sqft. Very spacious, ethernet, large kitchen, extra storage, W/D, great amenities, on bus route, now pre-leasing, excellent specials. 694-0320. 4bd/2ba house. Close to campus, wood floors, tile floors, ceiling fans, W/D, fenced yards. 979-776-6079. 4bd/4ba house, 3526 Wild Plum, refrigerator, W/D, huge backyard! $1,500/mo. 361-290-0430. Apartment for lease. Reduced to $485/mo. The Zone. Call 903-724-4600 or 903-724-4604 Centrally located 2/1, tile floors, W/D, storage building, fenced yard. Easy access to A&M. $575/mo. 979-571-8340

2bd/1ba apartment, 800sq.ft. New appliances, carpeting and tile. W/D. Bus route. $550/mo. +$300 deposit. Available on, or before January. 210-391-4106.

Just reduced! $500/mo. renovated 2/1 CS duplex near campus, on shuttle. New refrigerator, dishwasher, central air and heat, W/D connections. Some bills paid! No pets, no smoking. 832-651-1258.

2bd/2ba 4-plex. Spacious floorplan, W/D connections, close to campus. $550/mo. 979-776-6079.

Midterm Special $1000/mo. flexible lease terms, 3br/2.5ba, W&D, country setting, fenced, pets ok free lawn care & pest control (979)255-3280 CS.

Room in 4/3, on busroute, private bath, large closet. Pets ok. $441+1/4 utilities call Rachel 713-249-0554. Short term lease 12/3-6/3 2bdrm/1.5ba, $805/mo. Includes Internet cable &w/d 917-334-9709.

FOR SALE Woodlands of College Station condo 2bdrm/2ba. Pool, tennis court, gym, tanning beds, and more. $139,900. Judy 979-218-2054.

HELP WANTED Athletic men for calendars, books, etc. $100-$200/hr, up to $1000/day. No experience. 512-684-8296.

City of College Station Conference Center, 1300 George Bush Dr. hiring part-time Program/Event Assistant @ $8.70/hr. Schedule client events. Must be dependable, excellent people skills, detailed oriented, computer literate, accounting experience or accounting classes a plus. Work 10-12hrs/week M-F, between 8a.m. - 5p.m. Apply by Monday, November 8, 2010 at Employment, CSJOBS.

Cleaning commercial buildings at night, M-F. Call 979-823-5031 for appointment. Friendly, customer service-driven PT Leasing Agents needed. No experience needed, just a great attitude! Apply at 301 Church Ave, email or call 268-9000 for more info. Immediate opening for a math teacher- all levels. Science a plus. Late afternoon and evenings, Mon-Thurs. Call Sylvan at 979-846-4988.

Part-time job helping handicapped. Male student preferred. $330/mo. 30-hours/mo. 979-846-3376.

Carney’s now hiring waitresses. Day-time and evening shifts. Apply in person after 3pm M-F. 3410 South College.

PT openings, customer sales/svc, no experience necessary, conditions apply, all ages 17+, internships available, 979-260-4555.

Household cleaning, ironing, organizing help needed. Minimum 6-8 hrs/week $10/hr. Heavy detailed cleaning inside and out, year-round commitment necessary, begin work January 1. Fax bio/work info to 979-690-8075.

PT openings, customer sales/svc, no experience necessary, all majors welcome, positions continue through the break, internships available, 979-260-4555.


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Student Worker majoring genetics/ biology-related needed to assist in research at USDA Cotton Genomics Laboratory on Campus. Training and/or experience in molecular genetics and bioinformatics preferred. U.S. citizenship required. Applicants should e-mail resume, transcript, and references to call 260-9237 for information. STUDENTPAYOUTS.COM Paid Survey Takers Needed In College Station. 100% Free To Join. Click On Surveys. Tutors wanted for all subjects currently taught at TAMU/ Blinn and Sam Houston State starting at $8.00/hour. Apply on-line @, 979-255-3655.

Best deal in town- DJ services/audio rentals. RDM Audio does it all! Weddings, parties, band set ups, PA systems, Event Lighting, 979-260-1925. Party Block Mobile DJ- Peter Block, professional 22yrs experience. Specializing in Weddings, TAMU functions, lights/smoke. Mobile to anywhere. Book early!! 979-693-6294.

PETS Adopt Pets: Dogs, Cats, Puppies, Kittens, Many purebreds. Brazos Animal Shelter, 979-775-5755, Beagles, puppies and adults, AKC. Shots, wormed. $100-$400, can email pictures. 979-884-0017.

ROOMMATES Male roomate needed spring and summer semesters. Gateway Villas private room/bath in 4/4 condo. $450/mo +share utilities. Text/Call Justin 979-219-9788. Male roommate needed spring semester, 4/2 house on busroute, on S. Dexter. $400/mo. Call or text 281-660-3283 Male roommate needed, Spring Semester for 4/2 house, S.Dexter. big room, private bath, on bus-route, $425/mo. call/text 210-316-2570. Need a new place to live? Female roommate wanted. $400+utilities, furnished, walk in closet, private full bath, W/D, cable/internet. Near campus, on bus route. Call 832-788-7967.

SERVICES A&M Alterations, professional clothes alteration same-day service, 30-years experience, guaranteed lowest prices, 3601 East 29th, #12, in Bryan, 979-260-2400.

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, 979-255-3655.


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BRYAN: 1/1&2/1.5 NEWLY RENOVATED Midtown Manor Apts-200 Rebecca St!! ALL NEW EVERYTHING, Clothes Care Center & POOL ON-SITE! W/S, INTERNET, CABLE, GARBAGE PAID!! $ 425-550/MO. 979-775-2291.


COLLEGE STATION: 3br/1ba w/GARAGE & 4br/2ba w/ STUDY HOMES in Wolf Pen Area!! Central A/H, W/D CONN, FENCED YARDS/PATIOS. $825/MO. Pets welcome! 979-775-2291.




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likely to obtain a postsecondary degree. “GEAR UP has made a positive impact in the life of my son Taylor,” said Cynthia Caldwell, parent. He has been involved with the program for the past two years. This year in particular he was privileged to visit four prestigious colleges. I was able to make the trip to San Marcos where we viewed the campus of Texas State University. As a parent I found it to be informative as well as encouraging. The trips provide a strategic way of planting a seed into the minds of our youth that allows them to see that they have options after graduating from high school. I believe it gave the students something to look forward to and a hope for their future. I am grateful to Mrs. Trejo and everyone involved with GEAR UP. Thanks for making a difference in the lives of our children.”


3/2 duplex. 5-minutes from campus, fenced yard, bus route, fairly new. Call 214-505-6534, 469-233-4653.

3/2 Houses, Townhouses &Apartments, 1250sqft. Very spacious, ethernet, large kitchen, walk-in pantry &closets, extra storage, W/D, great amenities, on bus route, now pre-leasing, excellent specials. 979-694-0320,

Bryan ISD are working to ensure that the opportunity they’ve been given does not go to waste. “We’ve added some new things to the program this year,” Gorzycki said. “For example we were able to make college field trips. We’re also helping each student to make a four-year plan based on their aptitudes and career preferences. We’re even training teachers for college prep, so that they’ll be better equipped to help the students in GEAR UP. Something else that parents have expressed appreciation for is that we are reaching students of all levels with this program, not just the top performers.” The program exists to encourage every student to pursue higher learning, however, it pinpoints students from low-income families, or who are otherwise underprivileged and statistically less

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all 12 counties,” Flores said. “Ultimately, the voters sent a clear message that they want a new Congress. Tonight we will celebrate this hard won victory. Tomorrow we will begin restoring promise and prosperity for future generations of Americans. I received a gracious concession call from Congressman Edwards, and he promised that he would work with us if we transition to new representation. I would like to begin also tonight by thanking Congressman Edwards for his service to our country and to his family. Thank you to his family for their sacrifice they made while he served us,” Flores said in his victory speech. Edwards was gracious in defeat. At his election watch party in Waco, he addressed his gathering of loyal supports, friends and family after results were posted. “Working for you ... has been an honor every single day,” Edwards told a crowd of about 300, many wiping away tears, at a Waco hotel ballroom Tuesday night. “My hope and my prayer for our great nation is that our elected officials find a way to move beyond the bitter partisanship that is so harmful to our democracy and our country’s future.” Edwards began his career in politics a few years after graduating from Texas A&M in 1974. He worked for the famous central-Texas congressman “Tiger” Teague. After a stint in business, he served in the Texas senate and was elected to the U.S. House in 1990. The winner, Bill Flores, graduated from A&M in 1976. He started his career in business as an accountant before moving

into the energy services industry where he served on many executive board positions. He retired from the industry to run for Congress. The long and arduous campaign began nearly a year ago when Flores filed paperwork to face Edwards in the general election. Throughout the long campaign, Edwards commuted between the district and Washington to campaign. Bill Flores had an emergency surgery on his neck. There was a deluge of what some people viewed as negative banter in the form of attack ads. In these ads, Edwards paints Flores as a dishonest businessman and Flores portrays Edwards as a Washington insider who votes with the party establishment. It appears that Edwards is a victim of the anti-Washington establishment sentiment, which swept the country last night. Nationwide, the Republicans claimed an overall gain of 48 seats in the House at time of press. With these victories, they are now the majority party in the U.S. House by a margin of 226 to 158 with 51 seats still to needing tallying at time of press. Republicans upset Democrats in traditional safe seats in locations such as: New York, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Ohio, Illinois and Georgia. This list is by no means exhaustive. Even in California, there were tight races. The Republicans also gained seats in the Senate. Before the election, the Democrats controlled the chamber by 18 seats. Now, while still enjoying being the majority party, Democrats only control the senate by a mere six seats. (Not including late results from close counts, late West Coast results, Alaska and Hawaii.) The Republicans enjoyed upsets in Democrat strongholds such as Wisconsin, Pennsyl-

vania and Arkansas. They also gained a seat with Marco Rubio’s victory in Florida. Republicans picked up 10 governorships last night. They unseated Democrats in Tennessee, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Wyoming, Kansas, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania. More important to Texans, Gov. Rick Perry won an unprecedented third term as governor in Texas. Perry defeated former Houston mayor Bill White with 56 percent of the vote. “Texas has spoken and we’re on the right track,” Perry said in his victory speech. Gov. Perry, class of 1972, flew cargo planes in the Air Force until his time in service was up. He returned to Texas, married his wife, and began his career in politics. Gov. Perry spent the election evening with friends and family at the Buda ranch. At about 9 p.m. Mr. White called Gov. Perry to concede defeat. White grew up in San Antonio and went to college in Louisiana. He served as Deputy Energy Secretary under President Clinton. He won three terms as mayor of Houston until term limits prevented him running for another term. In his speech after his defeat, White admonished his supporters. “You have created a new coalition of Texans ... who want our state to move forward and let me tell you this will be an enduring legacy,” White said. “It’s time will come in our state.” All new Senators and Representatives will be sworn in on Jan. 3, 2011. Governors vary by state, but Gov. Perry will begin his new term on Jan. 18, 2011. The Associated Press and Travis Lawson contributed to this report.

3 MORE DAYS to have your graduation portrait made for Texas A&M University’s 109th yearbook

You can do something to make a difference in someone’s life. You can donate blood this week in the lobby of the Jack E. Brown Engineering Building. Blood donation usually takes less than 45 minutes and can save up to three lives. Donors will receive free food, 12 free wings from Buffalo Wild Wings and the chance to win a $25 Chili’s gift card, and will be automatically entered to win a $200 Visa gift card from First State Bank Central Texas.

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Jack E. Brown Engineering Building blood donation schedule: (Public garage available on University Drive):

Monday November 1 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Tuesday November 2 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Wednesday November 3 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Thursday November 4 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

All blood donated will remain in Central Texas so it will be available when you, your family or your friends need it most. Support your local community. Be a Hometown Hero.

Have your senior portrait taken today through Friday, Nov. 5, in Training Room 027 of the Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center. To schedule your free portrait sitting, go to Go to School Portraits, Scheduling, click New User, complete with Login Password: tam Or walk in, 9 am –5 pm

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