TAMUK celebrates Diwali
Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights, which is celebrated every autumn in India. Diwali symbolises the spiritual "victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance." During the celebration, temples, homes, shops and office buildings are brightly illuminated. Students here at Texas A&M University – Kingsville celebrated Diwali on November 12. The celebration featured an evening with friends and cultural performances. Many in attendance celebrated in their colorful outfits, with all of Javelina Nation! The ceremony ended with an Indian dinner at the MSUB.
Kappa Sigma fraternity rows to raise money for Wounded Warriors project
A Texas A&M University-Kingsville fraternity wants to give back to veterans in a unique way -- rowing.
The Kappa Sigma fraternity took over the pavilion with two rowing machines and spent 24 hours rowing. Twenty students, including six who are not part of the fraternity, rowed more than 260,000 meters in total.
This year, 14 TAMUK students taking a course in Human Physiology with a medical emphasis went to St. Gertrude the Great Catholic School as part of PhUn (Physiology Understanding) Week. As part of the course, they had to design activities to teach students from K-4th grade how the skeletal, digestive, respiratory and cardiovascular system work. This activity was sponsored by the American Physiological society and the Department of Biological and Health Sciences.
Dr. Mark Hussey named new TAMUK President
The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents confirmed Dr. Mark Hussey as the 20th president of Texas A&M University-Kingsville during their regular meeting November 15.
Dr. Hussey will begin his new role January 2.
“Texas A&M University-Kingsville is a special institution with a reputation for making a positive impact on the economic development of South Texas and beyond,” Dr. Hussey said. “It is an honor for me to be able to return to South Texas where my career began and to help build on this institution’s foundation of past success. I look forward to working with the faculty, staff, alumni and community as we continue to develop future leaders for Texas and the nation. The feeling of community is strong at Texas A&M University-Kingsville and I am thrilled to join the Javelina Family.”
TAMUK citrus scientist providing faster-growing citrus trees with micro-Budding
After decades of working in the citrus industry and as a professor at Texas A&M University in Kingsville, citrus scientist Dr. Mani Skaria founded US Citrus to provide 'micro-budded' citrus trees and fruit. Dr. Skaria developed 'micro-budding' in 1997, which is a grafting method that dramatically shortens the length of time for budding. US Citrus is now using this proprietary micro-budding technique to make a variety of fast-growing citrus trees available to all consumers in the United States.
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