Around Javelina Nation Week of 09/24/18

Research Administrator Day

Early this week we celebrated #ResearchAdministratorDay! Research Administrators serve a significant role in supporting our TAMUK research! Thank you for all your important contributions.

Managing Farm and Ranch Employees Lectureship

Last week, the King Ranch® Institute for Ranch Management hosted a lectureship on Managing Farm and Ranch Employees in Kingsville attracting more than 47 participants from 17 states. This lectureship focused on managing people in the ranching business, teaching participants in the areas of leadership, supervision, coaching and hiring. Instructed by Senior Consultant of Dairy Strategies, LLC., and Professor Emeritus of Cornell University Dr. Bob Milligan, the event helped build the skill-set of ranch managers so they can plan for, understand, and successfully lead current and future employees of the ranch. Also in attendance at this event were the participants of the KRIRM Excellence in Ag Leadership Program. The lectureship is part of a one-year leadership training for 12 ranching professionals.

Staff Council Luncheon

"One of my favorite events of the fall semester is our annual Staff Council Welcome Back Luncheon, which was held this week. This year’s luncheon was a huge success and I enjoyed visiting with everyone. The commitment of our staff to our students and institution is critical to the success of our university, and I appreciate the hard work and dedication our staff puts in every day," President Dr. Steven Tallant said.

APTI Student Design-Build Competition

Four students in TAMUK freshman Architectural engineering courses competed in a field of 12 teams comprised of juniors, seniors, master and Ph.D. students in this year’s APTI Student Design-Build Competition. This year’s subject was a historic timber bridge. Richard Rowland, Kaley Dodd, Maria Garcia, and Humberto Gutierrez represented TAMUK in the finals, held at the International APT-PETC (Association of Preservation Technology- Preservation Engineering Technical Committee) conference in Buffalo, New York.

Pictured: Humberto Gutierrez, Kaley Dodd, Maria Garcia and Richard Rowland.

In addition to maintaining TAMUK’s streak of making it to the finals every year, the team participated in conference sessions and networked with many preservation engineers from all over the world. The competition was judged on research, build, and presentation. Placing fifth overall, the team is eager to compete in next year's competition in the design-build of a stone arch at the next APT-PETC International conference in Miami, Florida.

Judges determined the lateral load deformation of TAMUK’s unique design to be zero, and only 1/8” deformation when fully loaded.

Curanderismo Lecture

Dr. Eliseo "Cheo" Torres' presentation on "Curanderismo" and "Herbal Remedies" took place Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Javelina Student Engagement Center at 6 p.m. in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Dr. Torres is a former Texas A&M-Kingsville professor and administrator and a national expert in the field of faith healing. He is currently the Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of New Mexico.

Dr. Eliseo Torres.

Be sure to make time to attend upcoming Hispanic Heritage events in October!

Just a few of the photos shared online from the 12th Annual Javelina Research Symposium.

Home Football Game Set for this Weekend

Texas A&M-Kingsville remains at home this week to take one New Mexico Highlands in a non-conference matchup at Pepsi Field at Javelina Stadium.

  • Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. CT
  • The game will broadcast on the JavelinaAthletics YouTube account as well as KTAI 91.1 with Mark Inserra and Nate Kotisso on the call
  • This will be the third match all-time between the Javelinas and the Cowboys
  • The teams last saw each other in 1972, a 30-6 win in Kingsville
  • The first meeting came in 1969 in the NAIA Semifinals in Kingsville as TAMUK took the game 28-23

Home Volleyball Match Set for this Weekend

The Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds will face the Javelinas on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Steinke Physical Education Center in Kingsville, Texas.

Be sure to come out and support Javelina Volleyball and Football this Saturday!

Javelinas to take on Concordia Invitational

The Texas A&M-Kingsville cross country program will travel to Walter E. Long Park in Austin, Texas on Saturday, September 29, where the freshman tandem of Ayman Zahafi (Casablanca, Morocco) and Reyes Rodriguez (La Feria, Texas) look to continue their strong 2018 campaign at the Concordia Invitational.

Photo by Joshua Mills.

Get your FAFSA Done for Fall 2019-Spring 2020.

FAFSA becomes available on October 1, 2018 at www.fafsa.gov

Timely completion of the FAFSA is critical for families and their ability to gain access to the largest possible amounts in state, federal, and institutional college aid programs. Financial Aid will be hosting a Financial Aid Workshop to help you complete your 1920 FAFSA Application on October 1, 2018 and October 25, 2018. Spacing is limited so sign up today at:

To ensure the free workshop is a success make sure to bring the following:

1. Download the FSA Application

  • Google Play
  • Apple App Store

2. FSA UserID and Password

Make sure to bring all FSA User ID and passwords to complete and submit the FAFSA. For additional information, visit https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm

3. 2017 Tax Information for Parent(s) and Student-including non taxed income

Bring all W2’s and Tax Returns for 2017.

Support Tamuk Theatre This Weekend!

Send your photos, flyers and important info to shelby.purdy@tamuk.edu to be featured in the Around Javelina Nation newsletter.

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