Around Javelina Nation March 2, 2018-March 9, 2018

Tropical Temptations Safe Spring Break Fair:

Student Health and Wellness sponsored Tropical Temptations on Wednesday, March 7. The fair promoted student safety and precaution during Spring Break. Just a reminder, Spring Break starts on March 12!

Recyclemania Refresh:

The Recyclemania Refresh served as a reminder that A&M-Kingsville is still participating in the Recyclemania competition! Students had the chance to win some eco-friendly prizes.

A&M-Kingsville is currently in week five of the eight-week competition, having collected 12,340 pounds of material so far. Of that total, 10,770 pounds are recyclable material, and 1,570 pounds of the material is pre and post-consumer waste from the Dining Hall!

The numbers are as follows:

Week 1: 2,962 pounds

Week 2: 3,055 pounds

Week 3: 2,985 pounds

Week 4: 3,338 pounds

"Javelinas in South Africa" Screening:

Last summer, Dr. Nirmal Goswami took several students on a study abroad trip to South Africa. Students explored various parts of the country and visited many historical sites, such as the location where Nelson Mandela was held. Students answered questions from the packed house after the film, and went on to further describe the experiences they had while overseas.

International Women's Day Celebration:

On Thursday, March 8, Javelina Nation celebrated International Women's Day!

President's Roundtable:

On Wednesday, March 7, students were able to voice their concerns at the President's Roundtable. Topics discussed included campus safety, scholarship opportunities, and studying abroad.

Roxy Chapa:

THE MONITOR-Roxy Chapa lives a life devoted to Christian values. She’s also an exceptional softball player.

The Texas A&M-Kingsville junior catcher decided during the summer before her freshman year in college to dedicate her life to Christ. She’s performed Christian outreach in the community and even went to the Philippines last summer for two months to do missionary-style work.

Photo taken from The Monitor

To read the rest of Roxy Chapa's story, check out The Monitor below.

Meet Drew:

Ohio native, Drew Disney, is currently studying architectural engineering. Not only is Drew the current Chi Alpha President, he's also the Student Organization Advisory Rep for faith-based organizations!

“The first time I visited Kingsville, I said that I would never live here. Then, I visited campus and spent time with the Chi Alpha staff. I was able to get a glimpse of the people that really care for this town and this campus. Since enrolling at TAMUK I have met numerous professors who feel the same way. They do what they do here because they have the opportunity to pour into individuals and make a difference in the community and the world from Kingsville, Texas. G.K. Chesterton said, 'Rome was not loved because it was great. Rome was great because it was loved.' If we love Kingsville it will become loveable.”

Dr. Maureen Croft Named Vice President for Enrollment Management:

Dr. Maureen Croft has been selected as Vice President for Enrollment Management at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

Croft joined the campus February 1, 2018.

She is coming from the University of Houston, where she had worked since 2006. Croft served in various roles there, including Associate Provost for Strategic Enrollment Planning, Director of Institutional Analysis and Performance Measurement and Senior Statistician.

Texas A&M-Kingsville artist involved in three exhibitions:

Fulden Sara Wissinger, assistant professor of art at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, currently has work at three different exhibitions including a solo show at Beyond the Art Gallery in Harlingen.

The exhibit in Harlingen is titled Life Progresses One Day at a Time and will be on display through Friday, March 23. It comprises 2D and 3D work from Wissinger including a series of new drawings and clay pieces.

Texas A&M-Kingsville recognized on Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll:

Texas A&M University-Kingsville was one of only 112 colleges and universities in the nation to be recognized as a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll which recognizes the top four-year colleges and universities for creating dynamic pathways to support community college transfer students. Read more by clicking below.

Student Health and Wellness Spring 2018 Events:

R.A.D. Self-Defense Class:

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes:

Dance Marathon for Kids:

University Housing Rate Freeze Memo:

The A&M-Kingsville chapter of the National Organization of Women presented the NOW Person of the Year award to Dr. Paul Hageman. The award is presented each year to honor an outstanding advocate.

Our Popsocket hunt was so much fun this week! Thank you to those who played along. Be sure you're following us, because you never know what surprises we'll be giving away!

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