AROUND JAVELINA NATION See what's going on around campus!

Acclaimed actress and producer Laverne Cox delivered her presentation, “Ain’t I a Woman: My Journey to Womanhood” Tuesday, as part of the Texas A&M-Kingsville University Lectureship Series. Her talk explored how the intersections of race, class and gender uniquely affect the lives of trans women of color.

The Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering joined with the Kingsville Independent School District to promote STEM at the Falling in Love with STEM event. It was held Thursday, Feb. 9, at Gillette Intermediate School and provided fun activities for families. Activities included 3-D printing, dancing robots, drones and a bionic hand.

The University Police Department encourages you to register your bicycles! Register at the A&M-Kingsville Police Department at Seale Hall, 825 W. Santa Gertrudis St. Bring your bike and a Texas ID or license. It's quick and easy and it links you to your bike in case it's stolen. Engraving is also available if unable to find the serial number. For more information call 361-593-2611.

In February, African/Black Heritage is recognized on the TAMUK campus. As part of this commemoration, the palm trees along University Blvd have been decorated with the colors of the Pan African flag by members of the following organizations: International Student Organization, Kappa Delta Chi, Sigma Lambda Beta, & Student Government Organization in collaboration with the TAMUK Multicultural Heritage Committee.

The Pan-African flag COLORS represent:

RED: the blood that unites all people of Black African ancestry, & that has been shed for liberation;

BLACK: black people whose existence as a nation, though not a nation-state, is affirmed by the existence of the flag;

GREEN: the abundant natural wealth of Africa.

Tessie Ledesma, a junior studying Communication-Radio/Television and Sports Business at Texas A&M University-Kingsville was chosen by Fox Sports to help with the production of Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas on February 5, 2017. Read more about her story on the link below.

Dr. Natalya Delcoure, dean of the College of Business Administration at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Delcoure was elected to the position representing a non-accredited institution from the United States. The university is currently in the process of gaining accreditation from the AACSB.

Dr. David G. Hewitt has been selected as the new Leroy G. Denman, Jr. Endowed Director of Wildlife Research at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute. Dr. Hewitt has been with the Institute since 1996 and most recently served as the Stuart W. Stedman Chair for White-tailed Deer Research where he focused on wildlife nutrition and ecology and management of large mammals.

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