Around Javelina Nation Week of 01/28/19

Michael Moschen performs at Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Leading juggler Michael Moschen performed at Texas A&M University-Kingsville on January 29, 2019. Moschen’s free performance was brought to campus as part of the Presidential Performing and Visual Arts Series— a year-long program of art, music and theatre performances that bring culture and variety to the campus community.

Watch some of the performance below:

Dr. Steve Bain has collaborated with UHI to address the challenges associated with rural mental health issues

Texas A&M University-Kingsville is an official co-sponsor of the International Rural Mental Health Conference: Tackling Isolation and Fostering Connections. The conference is scheduled for August 2019 at Inverness College UHI in Inverness, Scotland.

The primary emphasis relates to international and global perspectives of rural mental health. Supportive topics include isolation and loneliness in rural/remote areas, creativity for dementia care, technological approaches, learning from lived experience, mental health and wellbeing in the rural workforce, rural mental health research and scholarship, rural mental health and young people, and community-led initiatives for rural mental health and wellbeing.

Dr. Steve Bain will be attending along with other faculty who submit proposals related to rural mental health and are accepted.

"As a co-sponsor of this historic event, TAMUK’s role is to expand research, collaboration, advocacy, and dialogue as it relates to a global view of rural mental health," Dr. Steve Bain, Department Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling said.

President Emeritus Tallant to team with university foundation board

With the beginning of the New Year, Texas A&M University-Kingsville welcomed our 20th President Mark Hussey. President Hussey assumed his role on Jan. 2, 2019, and began his dedicated service to the development of the university, following longtime university president Dr. Steven Tallant. As part of his initiative to prioritize the partnership with the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Foundation, Inc., President Hussey is pleased to announce that President Emeritus Tallant will serve in a consultant role alongside the Foundation, contributing to the university’s continued advancement.

President Emeritus Tallant

“I am thrilled Dr. Tallant will continue to be a visible member of the Javelina Family. His service in this new role is a testament of his love for this university,” exclaimed President Hussey. “As the second-longest serving president of Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Dr. Tallant reflects the values of service, excellence, discovery and opportunity. His work will continue to help secure a margin of programmatic excellence and provide opportunities for young men and women to attend college.”

Dean shares importance of higher education

As previously reported, Dr. Alberto Ruiz recently helped the university receive national attention by delivering shirts to young students at Copperfield Elementary school.

Margaret Olivarez, the third grade teacher who sought out university shirts for her students, was recently quoted in The Dartmouth, talking about Dr. Ruiz.

“Dr. Alberto Ruiz, [the dean of the College of Education and Human Performance at Texas A&M University-Kingsville], adopted our school,” she said. “He talked to the students about the importance of a higher education. He was one of 10 children in his family and he was a first-generation college student,"

Javelina Men and Women's Basketball reveal Throwback uniforms

Students test juggling skills in anticipation of Michael Moschen juggling performance

Javelina baseball set for South Central Regional title defense

By the time the dust had settled in Canyon, Texas, back in May 2018, the Texas A&M-Kingsville baseball program stood along atop the NCAA South Central Regional Tournament as champions for the first time in program history.

While the trip to Cary, N.C., for the Division-II College World Series ended in disappoint, the Hogs still had plenty to celebrate while looking forward to the 2019 campaign.

Now, with the season opener at the Houston Winter Invitational just 24 hours away, head coach Jason Gonzales looks to guide the Javelinas in their first regional title defense with a matchup against No. RV/39 St. Cloud State serving as the first test for the Blue and Gold going into the season.

Five games in Conroe light the fuse for Javelina softball

The Texas A&M-Kingsville softball team is prepared to pop the cork on their 2019 schedule with a visit to Conroe, Texas for the Arkansas Tech Winter Invitational, which will take place from Feb. 1st – 3rd.

Photo courtesy of Hugh Lieck.

TAMUK's schedule of five games in three days begins Friday afternoon with a 1 p.m. matchup against Pittsburg State followed by a clash with Southeastern Oklahoma State at 6 p.m. The Javelinas will play Minnesota Duluth on Saturday at 1 p.m. before matching up against Colorado Mines at 9 a.m. and Augustana at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

This is the third straight season the Javelinas will begin the year with a tournament that will include five games. In each of the last two seasons, the Javs have completed that opening event with a winning record, including a year ago when they went 3-2 at the Texas A&M International Tournament. TAMUK will also be attempting to win its season opening contest for the third straight year.

Annual Children's show features Hunt for Goldilocks

Students from the art, communications and theatre department at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will present their annual children’s play, Hunt for Goldilocks. Public performances will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, and at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 4-5. All performances are in Jones Auditorium. Admission is $2.

Faculty, staff and students: Are you working on an interesting research project? Do you know someone who just received an award? Please send your accomplishments, story ideas, fliers and upcoming events to shelby.purdy@tamuk.edu to be featured in the newsletter.

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