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Around Javelina Nation April 6, 2018-April 13, 2018

The 2018 President's Legacy Ball took place on Saturday, April 7.

The President's Legacy Ball is a celebration which honors companies and individuals who have helped Javelina Nation grow and continue to succeed through donations and other contributions.

We took you behind-the-scenes of President's Legacy Ball on Snapchat! Watch the footage below. Follow us on Snapchat @Javelinanation for more behind-the-scenes fun!

For more information about the President's Legacy Ball, click below.

We are pleased to announce that we have launched our capital campaign: With you. Without Limits. Our goal is to partner with you to raise $100,000,000 to further the university's mission.

WITH YOU the future of South Texas and beyond is WITHOUT LIMITS.

With You. Without Limits. Campaign Kickoff BBQ:

A celebratory campaign kickoff barbecue was held on Friday, April 6, at the home of President Tallant.

With You. Without Limits. Campaign Videos:

Learn more about the comprehensive campaign by watching the videos below.

To make a donation or learn more about the With You. Without Limits. campaign, click below. And to all our Javelina donors, THANK YOU.

Javelina Beach 2018 team.

Congratulations to our AVCA DII National Champions!

Beach Volleyball Pep Rally:

A welcome home celebration was held on Monday, April 9, in McCulley Hall. The Beach Volleyball team is the first women's team in the history of A&M-Kingsville to capture a National Championship.

Javelina Alumna Visits Campus:

Judith Garrett Segura is a writer and painter who graduated from Texas A&I University in 1966. She visited A&M-Kingsville on Wednesday, April 10, to deliver a presentation titled The Long View on Journalism: Past, Present Future.

She is currently a member of the executive board of the Central University Libraries at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas.

Annual Faculty Lecture Looks at The Global Impact of Rural Mental Health Advocacy:

Our annual faculty lecture was held on Tuesday, April 10. This year's lecturer was Dr. Steve Bain, who spoke of The Global Impact of Rural Mental Health Advocacy.

Photo of Dr. Steve F. Bain after his faculty lecture.

Athlete of the Week:

Javelina Athletics: RICHARDSON, Texas (LSC/TAMUK) – Senior Charles Greaves was named the Lone Star Conference Co-Field Athlete of the Week after his brilliant performance over the past weekend at the ASU Dave Noble Relays.

Greaves leapt to 7.90 meters (25-11) in the long jump on Sunday for his second NCAA Automatic Qualifying mark in as many weeks. The Bridgetown, Barbados, native also set an AQ mark in the triple jump at the 91st Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays the week before.

The senior is the second Javelina male field athlete to claim a share of the award after redshirt-junior Richard Cervantes took the honor home last week for his performance in Austin. Greaves is also the only athlete, male or female, to have at least a share of both the LSC Outdoor Track and Field weekly awards as he brought home the honor on March 22 following his performance at the Cactus Cup.

Greaves posted a pair of NCAA provo times in the 100 meter dash and as a member of the 4x100 meter relay team at the competition in Kingsville to earn the track portion of the award.

Read more about Greaves by visiting Javelina Athletics below.

Lone Star Series:

From Javelina Athletics: KINGSVILLE, Texas – The No. RV/17 Texas A&M University-Kingsville baseball program made its way back into the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) poll on Wednesday following a series win over then-No. 17 Angelo State at Nolan Ryan Field.

The Hogs also made a climb in the Collegiate Baseball Division II poll released on April 9 to the 17th spot leading up to a four-game series against Eastern New Mexico this upcoming weekend.

TAMUK took three of four from the Rams this past weekend after turning in a 16-2 win in game one behind the arm of freshman Tyler Flores (San Antonio, Texas), who hurled seven innings of four-hit ball to go with 12 punchouts in only his second start.

The Blue and Gold dropped game two at 4-1 before senior Kyle Craft (Victoria, Texas) hurled a complete-game shutout in game three with four strikeouts to salvage the Saturday split with ASU. Craft would eventually take home the Lone Star Conference Pitcher of the Week award for his dominance on the mound.

Read more about the series by visiting Javelina Athletics below.

Taco Thursday at the Tower:

As part of Staff Appreciation Month, Staff Council gave free tacos and coffee to employees on Thursday, April 12.

Save the date! Next week is our annual #JavelinaChampionsWeek!

Each day, the students of Javelina Nation do remarkable things. From conducting research alongside leading researchers in their field to giving back to the community through selfless service, students are contributing to campus, region and nation in diverse and exciting ways.

In recognition of student excellence across Javelina Nation, Student Championship Week celebrates outstanding students in the following areas:

Monday April 16 - Student Community Service Champions:

Student Service buttons will be worn by students who have participated in community service on or off campus as part of a student organization, service learning project in class, or on their own.

Tuesday, April 17 - Student Academics Champions:

Student Academic Achievement buttons will be worn by students who are on the President’s List, Dean’s List, and Honor Roll as well as presidential scholars. Also recognized will be students in the Honors College and students who are in honor societies. Lastly, we will use this day to honor students who have studied abroad, participated in an internship, or applied for national scholarships.

Wednesday, April 18 - Student Research and Creative Activity Champions:

Student Research and Creative Activity buttons will be worn by students who have completed research, are participating in the research symposium, or are presenting at conferences. This day also honors student champions in the arts and creative activities which may include activities such as music recitals, art exhibits, play or film production, journalist contribution, etc.

Thursday, April 19 - Student Leadership Champions:

Student Leadership buttons will be worn by students who are leaders in their organizations this may include executive officers or team captains; however, it is up to each organization to recognize who their leaders are.

Friday, April 20 - Student Worker Champions:

Student Worker buttons will be worn by students who work on campus. These students will be honored by their supervisors in their offices on this day.

Each day, students who excel in a certain area will be eligible to wear a special button representing their hard work and dedication. Students who wear their championship button on their designated day will receive a 10% discount at all Aramark locations on campus, including the Javelina Dining Hall and Starbucks. Buttons will be distributed in the Memorial Student Union Building beginning April 16, 2018.

To all candidates for Spring 2018 Graduation:

General Plan. The Spring 2018 Commencement exercises will be held in the Steinke Physical Education Center on Friday, May 18, 2018. There will be three ceremonies: 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Seating will be reserved for degree candidates and faculty; seating of all guests, however, will be on an unreserved, first-come, first-serve basis. More information can be found by clicking below.

College Night at the Corpus Christi Rodeo:

The Office of Student Activities purchased a limited number of tickets that students can get free, by visiting the Javelina Student Engagement Center. Once those tickets are gone, tickets may be purchased at a discounted price. Call 361-593-2760 for more information.

Earth Week 2018:

April/May Events Calendar:

Student Health and Wellness Spring 2018 Events:

University Housing Memo:

A&M-Kingsville professor serves student-athletes in new NCAA role:

A professor at Texas A&M University-Kingsville is bringing his experience with sports and civil rights to an NCAA committee that helps ensure a fair shot for minority student-athletes.

Dr. Manuel Flores, who also serves as a faculty athletics representative, was recently appointed to the NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee (MOIC). Watch the interview with Dr. Flores on KRISTV below.

Music workshop to provide teachers with professional development:

The department of music at Texas A&M University-Kingsville joins with the Wild Horse Desert (WHD) Orff Chapter to present a workshop, Saturday, April 14, entitled The Journey is the Destination, by Karen Medley, elementary music specialist in the Pentucket Regional School District in northeastern Massachusetts. More information can be found below.

Dr. Richard Patrock on KIII:

From KIII-Bee experts said people should constantly check their property for signs of bees before mowing.

"When someone is out mowing, there are those vibrations on the ground will cause disturbances whether or not it's like shaking trees or twigs," said Dr. Richard Patrock, a biologist at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. "It causes the bees to get excited. When they get excited they get very defensive of the colony, and they're just defending their children and their sisters."

To read this article, visit KIII below.

Interested in hosting a Snapchat takeover? Email naissa.lopez@tamuk.edu for more information. Be sure to follow 'javelinanation' on Snapchat for campus updates and events!

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