Around Javelina Nation October 13, 2017-October 20, 2017

Baseball tee scavenger hunts and Popsocket giveaways were a few of the Javelina Homecoming festivities that happened this week! Thank you for playing!

University Boulevard got the party started on Wednesday, October 18! Fall Carnival 2017 featured an array of delicious snacks (fried Oreo's-yum!), music and activities. We love seeing that Javelina pride!

There was definitely no shortage of tasty treats at Fall Carnival.

The Vet Tech Club was selling homemade dog treats and cupcakes!

Everybody was invited to Fall Carnival, even our four-legged friends!

Sporting that blue and gold!

Those Mango Lassi's were delicious!

Several students and football players showed up to campus at 5:00 a.m. on Monday morning to showcase their Javelina Nation pride on television!

Game day images courtesy of photographer Don Cooper.

The Association of Indian Students organized an enchanting celebration of Diwali at the Jones Auditorium on Saturday, October 14.

Images courtesy of Niral Shah and Heramb Pawar

In an effort to strategically facilitate all hiring and training prior to the Workday Blackout period on November 15th, Human Resources will be offering 10 new employee orientation dates for Staff, Faculty & Graduate Assistants between now and the 15th. Your new employees may come to HR to be processed and scheduled to attend orientation ahead of their start date on one of the dates below. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call the Human Resources Office at extension 3705.

For more information, new hire paperwork, dates…etc., please visit the Human Resources employment website:

Please mark your calendars! All orientation sessions will be held in Eckhardt Hall, room 153. Starting at 8:30 a.m.

  • October 16, 2017
  • October 18, 2017
  • October 23, 2017
  • October 27, 2017
  • October 30, 2017
  • November 1, 2017
  • November 3, 2017
  • November 6, 2017
  • November 10, 2017
  • November 13, 2017

Workday Blackout Periods:

Please keep the dates below in mind if you are conducting a search for new employee, have payroll source of funding changes during November or December, or have any other changes that are normally processed via an EPA. These dates are set to ensure a smooth transition to Workday.

For more information about Workday, please visit the A&M-Kingsville Workday webpage:

Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK) is in the final stages of executing an agreement with ONETA (Pepsi Cola, and Sunrise Vending Company) to provide vending services. The competitively bid contract will result in ONETA being the sole provider of cold beverages and snack vending services on campus. ONETA is a family owned, Corpus Christi based company and has been in the beverage business for over a 100 years. The agreement will cover a five-year period and results in monetary benefits, in-kind support and new beverage/vending machines for the University.

Why is the University Making a Change?

As our current agreements with both Coke and ONETA were due to expire this year, the University went out with a formal Request for Proposals for vending services. The Request for Proposals included both an exclusive and a non-exclusive option for a vendor to submit proposals for cold-beverage vending and snack items with some minimal financial commitments required.

What does this Mean for the University?

On final approval, the anticipated contract with ONETA will be the first exclusive beverage and vending machine contract for TAMUK. Entering into this exclusive vendor contract provides us with an overall better financial package. Revenues generated from our vending contract support various university activities and are an increasingly important part of our overall budget given our current financial circumstances. In addition, Pepsi will be providing significant financial support to our Athletic Department as part of this agreement.

What Happens Next?

On full implementation of the contract, available beverages around campus will include Pepsi, Crush, Crazy Red, Mountain Dew, Mug Root Beer, Lipton Teas, water, sports drinks, juices and energydrinks. The placement of the above product line around campus will be adjusted based on customer preference and product sales. Along with supplying vending machines for both cold beverages and snack vending services, Pepsi will also provide beverages to campus dining facilities and other venues around campus.

Important Note: As the Barnes & Noble Bookstore operating under a separate agreement, some Coke products and popular energy drinks will continue to be available at their Student Union Building location.

We will continue to keep the University Community informed of the benefits of the Pepsi partnership as we move forward.

One of the main imperatives in our University Sustainability Plan ratified on May 15, 2013, is to reduce net carbon emissions by 50% within 15 years.

As part of our ongoing effort to green our campus, the Office of Campus Sustainability is conducting a survey to determine the current and future demands for electric vehicle charging stations and hybrid vehicle parking spaces on campus.

We would appreciate you taking the time to complete the following survey which should take less than five minutes.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kelli Goddard-Sobers, Director of Office of Campus Sustainability at 361) 593-2447 or kelli-mae.goddard-sobers@tamuk.edu

Thank you for taking the survey, we really appreciate your input!

A group of range and wildlife science students from Texas A&M University-Kingsville put up a good fight and placed fifth in the International Quiz Bowl for The Wildlife Society.

The College of Business Administration (CBA) at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will host its annual Economic Forum from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in the ballrooms of the Memorial Student Union Building. Admission to the forum is $12 and includes lunch. A table of eight is $96.

We had so much fun with our social media scavenger hunts this week! Be sure you're following us on Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat to participate in any giveaways!

Special thanks to men's basketball student manager/assistant Andres Landin, who took over our Snapchat account on Monday!

Miss TAMUK, Elyssa Benavides, gave us a great behind-the-scenes look at Hog Call and the Homecoming Parade on Snapchat!

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