Around Javelina Nation See what's going on around campus this week

Hundreds of friends and family members attended a candlelight vigil for Oscar Fuentes and Ebenezer Tosin Oloba, two students who were killed in a car accident Saturday, Feb. 25, near Victoria. Both were members of the Student Government Association and were on their way to the Conference on Student Government Associations in College Station when the accident occurred.

It truly was a Cinderella story as the eighth seed Javelina women upset the number one seed, Eastern New Mexico University, in the first round game of the Lone Star Conference tournament Thursday. It took overtime, but the Javelinas topped the Greyhounds, 69-67. It was the Javelinas’ first LSC tournament victory in 15 years. The Javelina women now advance to the tourney semifinals at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 4. They play the winner of the Texas A&M University-Commerce/Tarleton State University game, which will be played today at 6 p.m.

Javelina Baseball is off to a great start--the team is 8-0. Catch the team in action at Nolan Ryan Field Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Visit the Javelina Athletics website on the link below for more information.

Dr. Dolores Guerrero, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, was given the Y Women in Careers Award from the YWCA in Corpus Christi during a banquet held Wednesday. She was one of eight accomplished women from the Coastal Bend to be honored.

The Texas A&M University-Kingsville College of Business Administration hosted their Seventh Annual Community Breakfast Thursday, March 2, in the ballrooms of the Memorial Student Union Building. The event is co-hosted by the Kleberg County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Kingsville Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by IBC Bank. This year’s speaker was Weston Smith, who gave the presentation, “Former HealthSouth and Its Failed Corporate Culture.”

Dr. Randy DeYoung, research scientist and associate professor, spoke to a reporter from KRIS-TV in Corpus Christi on the news that the Texas Ag Commissioner, Sid Miller, has approved the use of a pesticide called Kaput Feral Hog Lure as a means to reduce the population of feral hogs in the state. DeYoung said many in the wildlife community have concerns that other wildlife, livestock and even family pets could be adversely affected by the poison. Read more about this story on the link below.

Natalie Janes, a senior at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, has been named the recipient of the William N. Wasson Student Leadership and Academic Award from the National Intramural Recreation Sports Association (NIRSA).

The College of Arts and Sciences language and literature department took part in a Facebook Livestream on February 28. The stream is available on the College of Arts and Sciences Facebook page at

On March 8, Chicago’s legendary sketch and improv comedy theater comes to Texas A&M University-Kingsville with “The Best of The Second City.” This free public performance takes place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 8 in Jones Auditorium. Doors are scheduled to open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. For more information, click the link below.

Dr. Susan Roberson, Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Interim Women and Gender Studies Director, earned $99,755 for a project entitled, “Towards an Aesthetics of South Texas Women Artists” from the National Endowment for the Humanities. She's looking for Texas A&M University-Kingsville faculty and local teachers to study the underrepresented voices of women writers and artists from South Texas. Interested individuals may fill out the participant application form and submit it to Dr. Susan Roberson at deadline to apply is March 15, 2017. The link is available below.

Show us your creative side on the Texas A&M-Kingsville Pinterest Page!! Click on the link below to visit!

Cassie Ramos, president of the National Association for Music Education at Texas A&M-Kingsville, receives a proclamation from Kingsville Mayor Sam Fugate naming March Music in Our Schools Month (MIOSM). The purpose of MIOSM is to raise awareness of the importance of music education for all children – and to remind citizens that school is where all children should have access to music. MIOSM is an opportunity for music teachers to bring their music programs to the attention of the school and the community, and to display the benefits that school music brings to students of all ages.

The Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society at Texas A&M University-Kingsville received the Student Chapter of the Year award at the state conference held recently in San Antonio. This is the 13th time in 16 years the Texas A&M-Kingsville chapter has brought this award home. For more information about this story, click on the link below.

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