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Around Javelina Nation Week of 11/05/18

Phi Kappa Phi Initiation

The Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society chapter at Texas A&M University-Kingsville had an initiation ceremony on Thursday, November 8. Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society. The Society's mission is to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.

National STEM Day

Thursday was #NationalSTEMDay! We’re proud of our students, faculty & alumni for their dedication to conducting outstanding research while strengthening & diversifying the STEM community for future generations! Kudos to all our Javelinas doing a great job in STEM!

5th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony

Determined Leader

Javelina Alumna, Col. Lisa Carrington Firmin aims to inspire minorities to pursue military leadership

PHOTO BY ASHTON RODGERS FOR SANANTONIOMAG.COM.

“I had a lot of people tell me that I probably shouldn’t have joined—that the military wasn’t a place for women,” Firmin says. “It was difficult because there weren’t a lot of role models who looked like me.”

Read her story from sanantoniomag.com at the link below:

Farewell Reception for Dr. Steven Tallant

The City of Weslaco and the Weslaco Economic Development Corp hosted a Farewell Reception for Dr. Steven Tallant Monday. Tallant will retire at the end of the year.

New Snapchat Filter Available for Preview Days

We look forward to welcoming new perspective students to our campus this weekend! Be on the look out for new snap filters to use during the weekend!

Stout Defense Helps TAMUK Advance in Five Over Angelo State

PHOTO FROM JAVELINAATHLETICS.COM

The 14th triple-double of the season for senior Madison Brabham (Kingwood, Texas) and a stifling Javelina defense that racked up 14 total blocks, one off their season-high, spurred the sixth-seeded Texas A&M-Kingsville women's volleyball team to an upset of the third-seeded Angelo State Rambelles, 15-25, 25-15, 27-25, 23-25, 15-11, in the first round of the Lone Star Conference Tournament on Thursday afternoon in Stephenville, Texas at Wisdom Gym.

Madison Brabham named LSC Player of the Year

PICTURED FROM L TO R: SENIOR MADISON BRABHAM AND SENIOR HALEY HUTCHINSON. PHOTO FROM JAVELINAATHLETICS.COM.

For the first time in the history of the Lone Star Conference and Texas A&M-Kingsville volleyball, a Javelina has been recognized as the LSC Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year, as senior Madison Brabham (Kingwood, Texas) was awarded both honors, it was announced on Wednesday.

Brabham's efforts on and off the court also gained her spots on the All-LSC first-team and the conference's all-academic roster. This marks consecutive seasons on the all-league first-team for Brabham and the sixth straight year the Javelinas have placed at least one student-athlete on the conference's top squad.

Also receiving an all-LSC nod was fellow fourth-year player Haley Hutchinson (Georgetown, Texas), who earned a spot on the LSC second-team. This was Hutchinson's first career all-conference selection.

Hogs Host Falcons for Veterans and Military Appreciation Day

Texas A&M-Kingsville closes the 2018 campaign at home against UT Permian Basin on November 10. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. CT

PHOTO CREDIT: HUGH LIECK

The game is part of Veterans and Military Appreciation Day at Texas A&M-Kingsville athletics, while 17 student-athletes will be honored prior to the game for Senior Day.

Download JavGuard Safety Ap

JavGuard helps keep you and your campus safe and informed. The call directory lets you speak to critical offices on the Texas A&M University-Kingsville campus with one push of a button. Two random users who download the ap in the next month will be awarded a parking permit (or credit). Learn more by watching the video below.

Alumnus Lopez to hold book signing at bookstore

Texas A&M University-Kingsville alumnus Donavan “Captain D” Lopez will hold a book signing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the University Bookstore located in the Memorial Student Union Building (MSUB). Lopez will sign his new book Mexican American Baseball in El Paso.

Conner Museum hosts Fanciful Santas

The John E. Conner Museum at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will host a new exhibit, Fanciful Santas, which features the hand-created Santa Claus figurines created by Kingsville artist Peggy Westbrook.

Fanciful Santas opens in the museum’s west wing Thursday, Nov. 15, and continues through Saturday, Dec. 15. Westbrook creates whimsical Santa figurines from wooden bedposts, balustrades and other turned wooded objects.

With respect, honor and gratitude, thank you Veterans. Don't forget to thank your veterans this Sunday on Veterans Day!

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