Around Javelina Nation November 3, 2017-November 10, 2017

On Friday, November 10, Javelina Nation held a Veterans Day ceremony on University Boulevard. Special remarks were made by university President (and veteran) Steven H. Tallant, along with sentiments from guest speaker, retired Lietenant Colonel Visente Treviño Guevara.

As a friendly reminder to faculty, staff and students, here are a few essential dates to remember this month:

November 14: Mid-semester point for 8-week sessions

November 21: Last day to drop a course or withdraw from the university. Courses dropped will receive a grade of Q. Last day for faculty to drop for non-attendance.

November 23-November 24: Thanksgiving Holiday

Animal Rescue Kleberg Donation:

On Wednesday, November 8, several students from Javelina Marketing, along with Dr. John Cicala, presented Animal Rescue Kleberg (ARK) with a check for $1,080.00. The funds match the amount raised through Dr. Cicala's Facebook fundraising campaign for the organization.

"They are a great cause," said Dr. Cicala. "They did a wonderful job trying to accommodate those pets and owners in need during Hurricane Harvey."

ARK is currently in the process of adding outdoor kennels to their facility in order to house more animals in need, and monetary donations offer great assistance for this project.

Before and after images of the ground that will hold the kennels at ARK. This process would not be possible without your donations!

If you would like to donate to ARK, you may send a check to 225 E. Henrietta in Kingsville, TX-78363 or visit their Facebook page: https://m.facebook.com/animalrescuekleberg/

Citgo STEM Day:

Faculty and staff from A&M-Kingsville attended Citgo’s STEM Day in Corpus Christi on November 8 to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) studies.

Dean of A&M-Kingsville College of Business Administration named to serve on advisory committee of Texas Higher Ed Coordinating Board:

Dr. Natalya Delcoure, dean of the College of Business Administration at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, was appointed by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to serve on a committee focused on the process of earning a business degree.

The Business Administration and Management Field of Study (FOS) Advisory Committee is made up of 24 voting members—half from community colleges and half from public universities—to serve as a representative sample of institutions of varying sizes, peer groups and regions of the state.

The committee will identify the block of courses—

• That may be transferred to a general academic teaching institution

• That must be substituted for that institution’s lower-division requirements for the Business Administration and Management degree program into which the student transfers

• For which the student must receive full academic credit toward the degree

According to the Coordinating Board, this FOS project contributes toward its 60x30TX

goals of increasing college completion by easing student transfer across institutions, and reducing student debt by making it less likely that students will take unnecessary courses.

The 60x30TX plan calls for at least 60 percent of Texans ages 25-34 to have a certificate or degree by 2030.

Delcoure said of the appointment, “The work of The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is critically important. I am privileged to work with a team of academic colleagues on a plan that will further contribute to the excellence of a college education for Texas students by contributing to goals of increasing college completion and, at the same time, easing a student’s debt burden.”

About the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board provides leadership and coordination for the Texas higher education system. Since being created by the Texas Legislature in 1965, the Board has worked to achieve excellence for the college education of Texas students.

The Board meets four times a year. Meetings occur in Austin but are usually also broadcast on the Web.

Kappa Delta Pi Convocation:

Dr. Monica Wong-Ratcliff and four members of the Chi Upsilon Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, President Amanda Zuniga, Treasurer Ana Ramirez and members Amanda Garcia and Anna Garcia attended the Kappa Delta Pi Convocation in Pittsburg last month. Dr. Wong-Ratcliff and Zuniga made presentations at the biennial conference.

Annual Economic Forum sponsored by the College of Business Administration:

The annual Economic Forum, sponsored by the College of Business Administration, was held on Thursday, November 9.

Dr. Thomas Krueger, J.R. Manning Endowed Professor of Innovation in Business Education and chair of the accounting and finance department, makes his presentation at the annual Economic Forum sponsored by the College of Business Administration. He discussed Kleberg County's Demography, Recent Economic Changes and Anticipated Future.

Dr. Steve Murdock, Allyn R. and Gladys M. Cline Professor of Sociology at Rice University, made the keynote address at the annual Economic Forum sponsored by the College of Business Administration. His presentation was Population Change in Texas and the United States: Implications for Education and America's Future.

Taco Taco Cafe opened on Wednesday, November 8, in the Student Union Building. Head on over for a delicious helping of breakfast tacos, lunch plates and more!

Check out these great images of last week's basketball game against the Corpus Christi Islanders.
As you’re getting close to the final days of the semester, don’t forget one thing...you got this!

Four representatives of the National Natural Toxins Research Center at Texas A&M University-Kingsville attended the 19th World Congress of the International Society on Toxinology in Haikou, China. They came home with two Excellent Poster Awards.

Dr. Ari Sherris, assistant professor in the department of teacher and bilingual education at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, spent a year living among the Safaliba in Mandari, Ghana, a remote rural village in western Africa as part of his Fulbright Grant. More recently, Sherris shared the lessons he learned in Ghana in a presentation to the United Nations Study Group on Languages and Sustainability.

A&M-Kingsville senior, Avery Hlavinka joined the Golden Key Honor Society during her sophomore year. She is currently a senior preparing for her new journey with the Texas A&M Irma Rangel College of Pharmacy. Read Avery's Golden Key Profile below.

The Phi Kappa Phi chapter at Texas A&M University-Kingsville recently held initiation for 12 faculty and staff and 83 students.

Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective all discipline collegiate honor society. The new Texas A&M-Kingsville chapter became the 332nd chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Feb. 1, 2016.

The Jazz Program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will host its 34th Annual Jazz Bash at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, in Jones Auditorium.

The concert is free and open to the public.

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