Around Javelina Nation October 27, 2017-November 3, 2017

We hope you had a Happy Halloween!

Things got a little stranger in Javelina Nation on Tuesday, October 31! We hope your Halloween was more of a treat than a trick!

We had a few visitors from the Marc Cisneros Center for Young Children!

Dr. Madhura Kunta is an Assistant Professor of Research at the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Citrus Center in Weslaco.

‘STEP UP’ is a collaborative multi-institutional HIS grant program originally initiated by the A&M-Kingsville College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences. Last week, Kunta attended a faculty meeting that enlightened South Texas College instructors about the Citrus Center, as well as the amazing contributions that Rio Grande Valley scientists have had on A&M-Kingsville students over the past few years.

Dr. Madhura Kunta of the Citrus Center, along with a STEP UP student, speak to faculty, on behalf of the Subtropical Agricultural and Environments Society. (Oct. 27)

The Office of Campus Sustainability held its 2nd Annual Homecoming Tailgate Recycling Competition on October 21. Student organizations were encouraged to gather aluminum cans at the event and place them into labeled bags for recycling. The organization(s) with the most content to be recycled were eligible to win some great prizes, such as a cooler with various foods provided by Aramark, a new grill and a custom canopy with their organization's name. Congratulations to the following winners:

  • 1st place - Javelina Students for Sustainability (62 pounds)
  • 2nd place - Sigma Chi (21 pounds)
  • 3rd place - American Society of Civil Engineers (7 pounds)

In an effort to strategically facilitate all hiring and training prior to the Workday Blackout period on November 15th, Human Resources will be offering 10 new employee orientation dates for Staff, Faculty & Graduate Assistants between now and the 15th. Your new employees may come to HR to be processed and scheduled to attend orientation ahead of their start date on one of the dates below. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call the Human Resources Office at extension 3705.

For more information, new hire paperwork, dates…etc., please visit the Human Resources employment website:

Please mark your calendars! All orientation sessions will be held in Eckhardt Hall, room 153, starting at 8:30 a.m.

  • November 6, 2017
  • November 10, 2017
  • November 13, 2017

Workday Blackout Periods:

Please keep the dates below in mind if you are conducting a search for a new employee, have payroll source of funding changes during November or December, or have any other changes that are normally processed via an EPA. These dates are set to ensure a smooth transition to Workday.

For more information about Workday, please visit the A&M-Kingsville Workday webpage:

Workday Drop in Learning Labs have been launched this week and are only available during the month of November. This opportunity allows you to log into the a Workday “test” site to practice some of the common functions that every employee needs to know how to do. Please see the topics covered in these labs and the note about SSO login below. The sessions are being held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Participants choose which topics they wish to learn more about and work at their own pace.

Topics include:

• What is Workday?

• Workday Fundamentals

• Getting to Know Workday

• Navigating Workday

• Employee Self Service Activities (Faculty, Staff and Student Workers)

• Updating Personal Information

• Upload My Experience

• Enter Time

• Request Time Off

• Approve Time Off

• Manage Delegations Workday – Terminology

• Common Worklets in Workday

* Participants must log into SSO. Please bring your password and your DUO two factor authentication device.

We received some very creative costume ideas for Porky on Snapchat! Be sure you're following 'javelinanation' to participate in any upcoming contests.

GOT THE W! Congratulations to our men's basketball team on their 82-80 victory over the Corpus Christi Islanders on Thursday, November 2.

Texas A&M University-Kingsville was ranked on a list of the top 250 universities for freshman financial aid according to studentloans.net.

Dr. Ari Sherris, assistant professor in the Department of Teacher and Bilingual Education at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, spent a year living among the Safaliba in Mandari, Ghana, a remote rural village in western Africa, as part of his Fulbright Award. More recently, Sherris shared the lessons he learned in Ghana in a presentation to the United Nations Study Group on Languages and Sustainability.

Texas A&M University-Kingsville has received $5.2 million from the United States Department of Education to fund new and continuing Upward Bound programs that will be used at various high schools throughout the Coastal Bend.

CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - At Texas A&M University-Kingsville, there is a course called Sociology of the Paranormal and Dr. Stan Hodges has the students' undivided attention on Halloween.

CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - The 7th Annual Economic Forum is being hosted by the Texas A&M University-Kingsville on November 9.

The teacher and bilingual education department at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will host their 41st Annual Bilingual Conference Thursday and Friday, Nov. 2-3, at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Center on campus.

The College of Business Administration (CBA) at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will host its annual Economic Forum from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in the ballrooms of the Memorial Student Union Building. Admission to the forum is $12 and includes lunch. A table of eight is $96.

Stay inspired, Javelina Nation!

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