Around Javelina Nation Week of 10/29/18

Congratulations to your 2018 Homecoming King & Queen, Lue and Monica!

Distinguished Alumni Awards

The Javelina Alumni Association honored our 2018 Distinguished Alumni inductees last Friday. The awards included Rising Star, Manny Salazar III ’05; Distinguished Alumni: Jim Gandy ’74, Jim Hill ’68, Alan Johnson ’71, Cynthia Vidaurri ’91 and Robert Welker ’50. We also announced the Distinguished Researcher of the Year, Dr. Richard Miller, as well as recognized 2017 honoree Dr. Shad Nelson. A special service award was given to out-going President Rick Garza ’98 and Treasurer Jackie Collins ’72. And last, but not least the alumni association awarded President Dr. Steven Tallant with the Honorary Javelina Alumni award for his more than 10 years of commitment to Javelina Nation. Thank you to our Board of Directors, sponsors and attendees for supporting this special evening.

4th Annual Javelina Engineering Hall of Fame

On Friday, October 26, the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering inducted three new members into the Javelina Engineering Hall of Fame.

Dotterweich Engineering Dean Mohammad Alam and President Stephen H. Tallant are pictured with each honoree below.

  • Eugene H. (Gene) Dawson, Jr., P.E., B.S., Civil Engineering, 1982
  • George E. Kain, B.S., Chemical Engineering and M.S., Natural Gas Engineering, 1958
  • Robert H. (Bob) Welker, P.E., B.S., Natural Gas Engineering, 1950. Welker was also recognized that evening as a 2018 Javelina Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni

Ranch Horse Safety, Economics, Health, Nutrition, and Strategies Discussed at Ranch Management Symposium

A variety of ranch horse topics were discussed at the 15th Annual Holt Cat® Symposium on Excellence in Ranch Management last Thursday and Friday in Kingsville, Texas. Experienced horsemen, practicing veterinarians, and ranch managers shared their horse program success experiences including horse safety, legal risk, ranch economics, health, nutrition, reproduction and more.

The symposium, Horse Program Success on Working Ranches hosted by the King Ranch® Institute for Ranch Management (KRIRM), attracted nearly 250 attendees from 25 states and Washington, D.C.: in sum, more than six million acres of ranchland were represented by attendees. The keynote address was presented by John Welch of Welch Cattle Company in Wolfforth, Texas. With decades of ranching experience, Welch offered participants a unique view on two approaches for successful ranch horse programs: horses as a profit center and horses as a support center. Welch illustrated the big picture of the ranch horse’s place in the operations as a co-worker and tool that benefits employee recruitment and retention, and aides in the improvement of stockmanship and cattle performance.

TAMUK one of Top 5 Oil & Gas Schools in Texas

Hispanic-Serving Institutions Develop LEADERS

LEADERS program students. Photo courtesy of New Mexico State University.

The LEADERS program is a collaborative project between Texas A&M University-Kingsville and New Mexico State University to increase the number of underserved animal science students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The project helps these students develop experiential learning and professional development opportunities through internships, professional meetings, university exchange programs, educational tours, and mentors. In just two years, the LEADERS program has realized significant gains in student achievement: the percent of students with grade point averages (GPA) between 2.5 and 2.99 declined from 23 percent to 9 percent while the percent of students with GPAs between 3.0 and 3.99 increased from 77 to 82 percent. The number of participating students reporting a GPA of higher than 3.0 increased from 73 to 97 percent.

CITGO Innovation Academy Men4STEM Conference

Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering continues an aggressive outcome based recruitment program targeting South Texas high schools and community colleges. This past week engineering professors Jim Glusing and Dr. Larry Peel were part of the Student led CITGO Innovation Academy Men4STEM Conference with over 500 students present from 13 middle schools in the Corpus Christi area attending.

Trick or Treat on Campus

Costume clad children from the Marc Cisneros Center for Young Children stopped by College Hall on Halloween. Staff were on hand to deliver some sweet treats!

Costumes Spotted on Campus

Students in Dr. Michelle Garcia’s Animal Science class showing their Halloween Spirit.

Hogs bounce back for LSC win over Mustangs

Photo credit: Hugh Lieck.

Led by a potent ground game, the Texas A&M-Kingsville football program turned in its first Lone Star Conference win of the year on Saturday night at Pepsi Field at Javelina Stadium to the tune of a 37-34 win over Western New Mexico in the 2018 Homecoming Game sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank.

"It's always great when you get a victory," said head coach Daren Wilkinson. "It doesn't matter how you get there, at the end of the day we're thinking about it, tomorrow we're thinking about it, and what's important is that we found a way to win the game.

Javelinas take on LSC Championships

Photo credit: javelinaathletics.com.

The Texas A&M-Kingsville cross country program will see the season climax at the Lone Star Conference Championships this Saturday, November 3rd, in Canyon, Texas. The men's 8k will being at approximately 9:30 am, while the women compete in the 6k following the conclusion of the men's championship. Both races will take place at The Range on the campus of West Texas A&M.

Download JavGuard Safety Ap

Learn about the Submit Accident feature of JavGuard. It enables you to anonymously report crimes or suspicious activity on the Texas A&M-Kingsville campus. Two random users who download the ap in the next month will be awarded a parking permit (or credit). Learn more by watching the video below.

June Bugs Theatre Production

The TAMUK Theatre production of June Bugs opens tonight and will have showings today and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Little Theatre. Tickets are $5 per person.

This play is an original play and will travel next week to present at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival at Panola college.

el Coloquio en Español

Sigma Delta Pi proudly presents el Coloquio en Español. Our featured speaker, Dr. Miguel Bedolla, will present "Un breve vistazo a los orígenes del idioma español y las diferencias entre el Djudezmo y el Ladino de los Judíos Españoles."

His scholarly presentation on the Ladino-Spanish Jewish language, will be conducted in Spanish, on November 5, 2018, Sam Fore Hall 108, at 3:00p.m.

Please send important information, graphics and photos to shelby.purdy@tamuk.edu to be featured in the newsletter.

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