Around Javelina Nation Scroll down to see what happened on campus from August 21 through September 1

Hurricane Harvey has left a devastating impact along the Coastal Bend and throughout the vicinity of Houston. We want to thank all of you for working with students who have been out-of-class because of the storm, and for sharing information via social media and word-of-mouth.

Donations; such as non-perishable food items, clothing, pet food and toiletries, are being accepted at the Baptist Student Ministry on Armstrong, as well as the Newman Center on Corral. If you are able to give, please lend a hand to those who have lost everything.

The resiliency of our great state will stand strong through this devastation.

Non-perishable food, clothing, water, pet supplies, baby food and care products, first aid items, flashlights and batteries can be taken to the Housing Office in Lucio Hall through September 8

Click below for an inspiring article from the Houston Chronicle about Alec Lewis, an A&M-Kingsville freshman who is helping with rescue efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.


Our general faculty meeting took place on August 21 and introduced new staff and faculty to Texas A&M University-Kingsville. The meeting also discussed goals for the year and several ground breaking ceremonies that will take place once the semester is well underway. We will keep you updated with information as the dates get closer.

Students, friends and family made their way to Javelina Nation on Monday, August 21, to prepare their dorm rooms for the fall semester. Move-In Day also featured a Javelina Luncheon at the Dining Hall.

The Class of 2021 Freshman Convocation was held on Tuesday, August 22. Students at the event were able to see graduation cap and gowns, class rings and even learned the A&M-Kingsville Alma Mater.

The Rec Sports Complex grand opening took place on Wednesday, August 30. President Tallant spoke of how important the opinions of students were in completing the process, and Director of Campus Recreation and Fitness, Tony Kreitzer, concluded the ceremony with a ribbon cutting.

Construction for our state-of-the-art music building has begun, and there will be a formal groundbreaking ceremony on September 19 at the construction site. More information on the building may be found here:

Wait-Don’t Contaminate!

Our Javelina Recycling Team works hard everyday to ensure A&M-Kingsville stays clean and green! Did you know that we have to discard contaminated recycling? That’s right, things that could be recycled sometimes end up in a landfill due to contamination in the recycling bins! We don’t want this, and neither does anyone else here in Javelina Nation, so here’s what you can do to make a difference:

• No liquids! Liquids are the number one contamination in our bins! The compactors in the Kingsville Recycling Center cannot take liquids, so you must empty your bottles before putting them in the bins!

• No food! We do compost on campus (see the Rocket next to the Javelina Dining Hall) but food waste does not go into recycling bins! Please finish your plate or place food scraps in the trash bin.

• No glass or film plastics! At this time we do not accept glass or film plastics (such as plastic bags) in the recycling bins on campus. If you would like to recycle your bags, please take them back to H-E-B or Walmart!

Thank you for recycling and for helping our team to make continuous improvements to our beautiful campus!

Congratulations to Miss TAMUK 2017, Elyssa Benavides! The 20-year-old San Isidro native is studying agricultural sciences and is excited to represent Javelina Nation.

On Tuesday, August 22, Benavides hosted #TAMUKChalkOut2K17, in which students wrote several inspiring messages across campus sidewalks prior to the first day of the semester.

Dr. Leonard “Lenny” Brennan, professor and Endowed Chair for Quail Research at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, was recently honored with the National Quail Symposium Award of Excellence by the National Bobwhite Technical Committee (NBTC) and the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI).


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