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Around Javelina Nation Week of 08/27/18

Javelina Homecoming Theme Revealed

We have BIG news to share! We're excited to celebrate our legacy and tradition, and invite you to join us for our THROWBACK themed homecoming! This year during homecoming week you can catch Football and Volleyball in their A&I replica jerseys! This year homecoming week will be October 22-27. #JavelinaThrowbackHomecoming

Dr. Camacho Selected to Chair Gordon Research Conference

Dr. Lucy Mar Camacho, Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Engineering had the opportunity to participate at the Gordon Research Conference "Membranes: Materials and Processes" in New London, NH. She was selected to be the Chair of the conference in 2022. In 2020 she will be the Vice-Chair. The conference takes place every two years and the selection of the chairs is made four years in advance.

Dr. Camacho

“I feel humble and honored by the selection and hope to keep the high standards that this prestigious conference requires,” Camacho said.

This year there were 177 attendees from 146 universities and various industries and governments. They were professors, research scientists, engineers and students.

Permanent Exhibit Honoring Local Boxer Li’l Oscar Cantu

A special reception was held at the John E. Conner Museum Saturday, Aug. 25, to unveil the new permanent exhibit honoring local boxer Li’l Oscar Cantu, WBC and NABF champion. David Mendez was the master of ceremonies and he was joined by guests including Paul Banke, former World Champion-WBC. Cantu honored his family including his father, Jaime Cantu.

Unveiling of Li'l Oscar Cantu permanent exhibit.

DIVA Jazz Orchestra Plays at A&M-Kingsville

On Tuesday, August 28, the all-female big band performed for the A&M-Kingsville community. DIVA exudes the excitement and force found in the tradition of the historic big bands but with an eye towards today’s progressive sound and originality. With New York as their home base, DIVA performs all over the world playing contemporary, mainstream big band jazz, composed and arranged to fit the individual personalities and styles of the players.

This performance was part of the The Presidential Performing and Visual Arts Series (PPVAS) at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. The PPVAS is a year-long program of art, music and theatre performances that bring culture and variety to Kingsville for faculty, staff, students and community audiences. The series strives to provide a new element of learning outside the classroom for students as they are entertained and educated through diverse mediums.

DIVA Jazz Orchestra in Jones Auditorium.

Javelina Alumni Association to honor six as Distinguished Alumni, Rising Star

The Javelina Alumni Association at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will honor six alumni during the school’s annual Homecoming celebration. Five have been named Distinguished Alumni for 2018 and one has been named the year’s Rising Star.

Distinguished Alumni Awards are presented to individuals whose personal and professional accomplishments have brought honor and prestige to Javelina Nation. The Rising Star Award recognizes graduates of Texas A&M-Kingsville who have experienced professional success and who are within 15 years of their graduation.

Read more at the link below:

From Kiii Tv: Texas A&M-Kingsville football looking for a bounce back season

Local news affiliate Kiii Tv covered Javelina Football. Watch the story at the link below.

The university will be closed on Monday, September 3 for the Labor Day holiday.

Labor Day Weekend Hours of Operation

New Tailgating Guidelines

Wait- Don’t Contaminate!

Our Javelina Recycling Team works hard every day to ensure TAMUK 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 HEB or Wal-Mart!

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

Hogs’ Upset Bid Falls Short

Double-overtime thriller results in 37-36 decision favoring No. 1 Lions

Hoping to serve as spoiler in the 2018 Division-II Showcase Opener, the Texas A&M-Kingsville football program fell just short of the goal as top-ranked A&M-Commerce held on for the win at 37-36 in double overtime at Memorial Stadium on Thursday.

Photo courtesy of Jon Montoya.

"We took the number-one ranked team in the country to overtime," said head coach Daren Wilkinson, "and I'm really proud of the way our guys played. They took the challenge of not fearing the opportunity that was in front of them and they did a nice job of playing well."

Read more at the link below.

Javelina Baseball having Walk-on Informational Meeting September 5

The Texas A&M-Kingsville baseball program, fresh off its first-ever NCAA South Central Regional Championship and Division-II College World Series appearance in 2018, has announced it will have an informational meeting for individuals wanting to walk-on the team for the 2019 season. Read more at the link below.

Madison Brabham named IBC Bank Player of the Week

Following her dominant performance in the season-opening tournament for the Texas A&M-Kingsville volleyball program, senior Madison Brabham (Kingwood, Texas) took home the first IBC Bank Player of the Week Award of the 2018-19 season. Read more at the link below.

Freshman Convocation set for Wednesday, September 12.

Consider Joining a Walk/Run Group

Ranch Hand Weekend Concert

Looking for something fun to do in Kingsville? This year’s Ranch Hand Weekend Concert will feature Michael Ray. The concert will take place on Saturday, November 17 at 6 p.m. at the J.K. Northway Exposition Center.

Michael Ray’s two number one hits “Kiss You in the Morning” and “Think a Little Less” hit airwaves in his 2015 self-titled debut album.

Lauren Corzine will be opening for Michael Ray - be sure to listen to her new song "If This is Love" and stay tuned for more exciting concert announcements.

Tickets go on sale September 14th. Mark your calendar now! For more information follow the Kingsville Visitors Center on Facebook or click the link below.

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