On Monday, Texas A&M University-Central Texas’ annual Warrior Week started off with a bang as food vendors came out and served food to students and faculty members Monday afternoon during Taste of the Community.

The event was just one of many being hosted at Texas A&M-Central Texas as Warrior Week will have about 15 events through Saturday to show faculty, students and local residents appreciation for their contributions to the growth of the campus.

Area residents are invited to come out Friday for free barbecue, games, live music and an outdoor movie during the school’s community picnic. Fridays festivities will begin at 5 p.m.

Warrior Week events include the following:

Tuesday

  • • Blood Wars hosted by Carter BloodCare from noon to 5 p.m. outside Founder’s Hall: The university’s departments will compete to donate the most blood.
  • Scholars’ Day Exhibit all day in the university library: Student work will be on display.
  • Asian-American Community Empowerment and afternoon tea at 2 p.m. with Curtis Chin, Warrior Hall 316.
  • Screening of “Tested” and Evening on the Terrace: Check out the new film by acclaimed filmmaker and New York University visiting scholar Curtis Chin. “Tested” takes an investigative look at standardized testing. The screening is at 2 p.m. in Warrior Hall 316.
  • Then join Chin and the College of Education for an Evening on the Terrace in Warrior Hall at 5 p.m.
  • Rewriting Inmates’ Identities: The Loss of Self in Prison Programming, Bernie Beck Lecture Hall, at 6 p.m.: The Department of Sociology is sponsoring a guest speaker on cognitive behavioral programs in prisons studying inmates’ sense of identity. For more information, contact Roslyn Schoen at Roslyn.schoen@tamuct.edu.

Wednesday

  • Scholars’ Day Writing Center Workshop from 1 to 2 p.m. in the university library: Join the University Writing Center in the library for a workshop on scholarly writing.
  • Drunk Driving Awareness from 4 to 6 p.m. in the university library: A partnership between the university library and university’s police department provides insight into the effects of alcohol on perception and abilities.
  • American Democracy Project Provost Lecture Series at 6 p.m. in Bernie Beck Lecture Hall: “Poverty is The New Majority” is the topic.

Thursday

  • Blood Wars hosted by Carter BloodCare from noon to 5 p.m. outside Founder’s Hall.
  • Scholars’ Day Exhibit all day in the university library, : Student work will be on display.
  • Distinguished Student Leadership and Service Awards at 6 p.m. in the Warrior Hall multipurpose room: Over the course of the past year, students, student organizations, advisers, faculty and staff have made positive impacts on the campus and surrounding community.

Friday

  • We Are Warriors Community Picnic at 5 p.m.: Join the Warrior Community in games, free barbecue and music. “Star Wars: Rogue One” will be shown at Whitis Recreation Field at sunset. Free to the public.

Saturday

  • Chancellor’s Cup, a rugby tournament, at 11 a.m. at Whitis Recreation Field: Cheer on the Warrior rugby club as it takes on Texas A&M University, Prairie View A&M, A&M San Antonio and Tarleton State.
  • National Society of Leadership and Success’ “Don’t Mess with Texas” Trash-Off at 8 a.m. at the Killeen Community Center: Volunteers are needed for a trash-off event at the Killeen Community Center.

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