Student Announcements!

Announcements for students, staff, faculty & alumni

The US EPA Region 6 will host a webinar for colleges/universities to learn from one another about incorporating more plant-based foods into their cafeterias.  They have personally invited our students, staff and alumni to join! 


The presenters will give the webinar twice so please pick one of the dates below and plan to attend if you can.  Mark your calendar! Spread the word!  When: June 17th 2pm - 3pm central time.  June 18th 3pm - 4pm central time. 

Webinar link:Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

Call in number: +1 202-991-0477  United States, Washington DC (Toll)

Conference ID: 543 826 712#

Our Presenters:

  • The University of Oklahoma  - Dorothy (Dot) Flowers - Manager/Ingredient specialist 

  • Southwestern Adventist University - Chef Sualua Tupolo

  • University of North Texas at Dallas - Executive Chef Christopher Gilbert

See you then!

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These may be challenging times but, if you look throughout our history, you will quickly find out that many of our most groundbreaking opportunities have been developed as a result of facing and addressing challenges.

Now is no exception. The key is that we set aside our relatively small differences and understand that, at the end of the day, many of us share common visions. Let's channel these common visions and work together to achieve greatness!

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission(HHSC) will provide approximately$177 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the month of June in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. HHSC received federal approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to extend the maximum, allowable amount of SNAP benefits to recipients based on family size.

More than 900,000 SNAP households will see the additional amount on their Lone Star Card by June 12. The emergency June allotments are in addition to the $414.7 million in benefits previously provided to Texans in April and May.

Administered by HHSC, SNAP is a federal program that provides food assistance to approximately 1.4 million eligible low-income families and individuals in Texas.

Texans in need can apply for benefits, including SNAP and Medicaid, at or use the Your Texas Benefits mobile app to manage their benefits.