‘Texas A&M Today’ Show Goes Inside Kyle Field Game Day Safety And Security
Keeping more than 100,000 fans safe and secure at one of the nation’s largest stadiums, Kyle Field, is the job of hundreds of people throughout campus. Go behind the scenes of Aggie game day on the upcoming fourth episode of Texas A&M Today season 2, premiering on KAMU-TV Nov. 6 at 9 p.m.
The latest episode of the original KAMU production centers around some of the many ways Aggies serve the local community and beyond. From safety and security at Kyle Field to supporting our nation’s veterans, to providing families with free in-home health care, Texas A&M’s reach is far and wide.
“Texas A&M Today” is hosted by Chelsea Reber, a 2010 A&M graduate who co-hosts “The Infomaniacs” morning show on Bryan Broadcasting’s WTAW 1620 AM.
The episode will re-air Nov. 11 at 6 p.m., Nov. 13 at 9 p.m. and Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. All episodes can be viewed on demand.
Season 2 Episode 4
With a capacity of 102,733, Kyle Field is the largest football stadium in the Southeastern Conference and one of the largest in the nation. Seven times a year, Texas A&M welcomes fans with a “howdy” and full Aggie Spirit on display. But what most visitors don’t know is all that happens behind the scenes to make game day not only fun, but safe and secure. Hundreds of people work long hours to ensure the safety of players, coaches and fans. We’ll meet some of those people see what it takes to pull off one of the nation’s largest athletic events.
Next, we’ll explore how Aggies support our nation’s heroes – veterans. Meet staff and students of the Don and Ellie Knauss Veteran Resource and Support Center, a home for veteran students who are beginning or continuing their college education. Run by veterans for veterans, the center helps soldiers adapt back to civilian and college life, aiding in every step along the way.
Then find out about a university-community partnership that is providing invaluable – and free – assistance to families with children in the local community. It’s the Nurse-Family Partnership for first-time moms who receive in-home visits from specially trained RNs. These nurses guide qualified families through the emotional, social, physical and financial challenges of pregnancy, birth and early childhood.
Plus, our host finds arguably the best job on campus: getting paid to eat. The sensory lab in the Kleburg Center offers community members the chance to get paid to taste test things like steak, chicken, antelope, peanut butter, spinach, picante sauce and ice cream. It’s all in an effort to improve what we eat and even introduce new foods to our palettes. Reber undergoes some taste tests of her own.
While we’re in Kleburg we’ll learn about a wall that pays homage to legendary Texas ranches. And finally, Reber will sit down for chat with Joni Taylor, head coach for Texas A&M Women’s Basketball.
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