5 Things You Need To Know — Week Of Oct. 2

Senate Finance Committee raking member Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) makes closing remarks at the end of a committee hearing about the error-plagued launch of Healthcare.gov in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill November 6, 2013 in Washington, DC. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius faced tough questions from both Republicans and Democrats about people being kicked off their health insurance plans after President Barack Obama's earlier promise that if people liked their current coverage they could keep it under the Affordable Care Act. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

1. Sen. Orrin Hatch, Former Homeland Security Sec. Tom Ridge Headline Oct. 10 Bush Foundation Lecture

On Tuesday, Oct. 10, the George H. W. Bush Foundation Lecture Series by Wells Fargo will present “What’s Next for National Security?” The program will feature Tom Ridge, the first Department of Homeland Security Secretary and former governor of Pennsylvania; Sen. Orrin Hatch via video; and Mark Welsh, dean of the Bush School and former chief of staff of the Air Force. Comments will focus on broad concerns relating to national security.

Ground was broken Sept. 28, 2017 on the Texas A&M University West Campus in College Station for a $49 million Plant Pathology and Microbiology building, scheduled to be completed by May 2019. (Courtesy of Texas A&M AgriLife)

2. Ground Broken For Plant Pathology, Microbiology Building

Ground was broken on the Texas A&M University West Campus in College Station Thursday for a $49 million Plant Pathology and Microbiology building, scheduled to be completed by May 2019.

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3. Hagler Institute For Advanced Study Announces 2017-18 Faculty Fellows, Distinguished Lecturer

The Hagler Institute for Advanced Study at Texas A&M University announced today the seven members of its 2017-18 class of Faculty Fellows, each of whom is renowned for significantly advancing research in biology, computing, engineering, physics, physiology or law.

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4. Health Science Students Join Forces For Employee Flu Vaccine Clinics

The Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness (HROE) is again partnering with Texas A&M College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, College of Medicine and Texas A&M Physicians in an inter-professional collaborative effort to offer flu vaccines (quadrivalent injection) for Texas A&M System employees and their eligible dependents.

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5. Texas A&M Posts Record Enrollment Of 68,625 Students

Texas A&M University has posted a record enrollment of 68,625 students for the fall 2017 semester, remaining the largest university in Texas and among the national leaders.


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