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.
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!