Around Javelina Nation March 30, 2018-April 6, 2018

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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes:

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® is the international men's march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence. Javelina Nation joined in on the march on Tuesday, April 3.

Staff Appreciation Month:

Staff Appreciation Month kicked off on April 4 with a Staff Hoggie Hunt at the Pavilion.

Below is the calendar of events for the rest of the month.

Congratulations to Veterinary Technology student, Beatriz Jiminez, who has been offered a job in the Florida Keys! The vet-tech senior completed an externship with renowned reptile expert, Dr. Doug Mader, last summer. Jiminez graduates this May. Read more about her adventure in the Florida Keys in the Fall 2017 issue of Javelina Today.

A&M-Kingsville attempts to silence Rattlers in Friday doubleheader:

Coming off an emotional series against the Cameron Aggies, during which the Texas A&M-Kingsville softball team took two-out-of-three, the Javelinas will be pitted against the team that sits atop the Heartland Conference, the St. Mary's Rattlers, who will visit Hubert Field for a doubleheader on Friday that begins at 5 p.m. in Kingsville, Texas. More information available below.

Student Health and Wellness Memo:

The Student Health and Wellness department has hired a temporary medical provider; thus, the Health Care Clinic is now currently accepting primarily walk-in visits. The number of walk-in visits are limited and seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Students are encouraged to call 361-593-2904, 361-593-3991, or come by the clinic for more information. Students are required to bring a current student ID.

Texas A&M-Kingsville art student wins Tejano Conjunto poster contest:

Texas A&M University-Kingsville sophomore Sara Ruiz, an art major from Orange Grove, recently won the student category for the Tejano Conjunto Poster Contest at the Guadalupe Arts Center in San Antonio.

She created the poster as a class assignment. “As an assignment, I ask students to design a poster for an event as their last project of the semester. This year, that event was the Tejano Conjunto Festival,” said Jesus De La Rosa, associate art professor. “I didn’t require them to submit their designs because there was a fee, but did encourage them to submit as a way of getting used to entering juried shows.”

“My first reaction was one of surprise and excitement as well as an immediate urge to thank my professor for his input and encouragement,” Ruiz said. “I strive to create work that I personally enjoy whether or not anyone else does, it is always a comfort when someone else does.

“Going through the process of creating—formulating ideas, sketching designs, learning my way around the program and ultimately having a finished piece—is always rewarding, so to have the result of that process recognized as something of worth is just the icing on top.”

Ruiz had the top design in the college student category and then competed against the other category winners for the top design to represent the 37th Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival set for May 16-20 in San Antonio.

Texas A&M-Kingsville professor named to important NCAA committee:

Dr. Manuel Flores, communications professor and NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, was recently appointed to the NCAA’s Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee (MOIC). His term will continue through August 2021.

“This is an important committee for the NCAA and I am honored to be on the table to discuss the many activities and options available for today’s student-athlete,” Flores said. Read more below.

Texas A&M University-Kingsville electrical engineering named best:

KIII: Texas A&M Kingsville is ranked highly among the nation's universities when it comes getting a master's degree in electrical engineering.

CollegeChoice.net ranked the university 17 out 35 with the top three programs in the county being Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, and Cornell University. Read more below.

“The Global Impact of Rural Mental Health Advocacy” Lecture by Dr. Steve Bain:

Attendees of the lecture will learn more about the problems associated with rural mental health care, how the issues Texas is having with rural mental health care affect the entire world, and the ways that A&M-Kingsville is strategically set up to provide training and education to properly equip future mental health care professionals.

Dr. Steve Bain is a Licensed Professional Counselor and LPC Intern Supervisor. His research interests include rural mental counseling, graduate student success, and self-injurers. Bain has authored or co-authored scholarly articles in some 30 refereed publications, and presented at international, national, state, and local academic conferences.

He holds a Doctor of Ministry in Counseling from Luther Rice University, a Master of Science in Counseling & Personnel Services from the University of Memphis, and a Bachelor of Science in History from the University of North Alabama, Florence. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, April 10 at 6 p.m. in the Peacock Auditorium, Biological and Health Sciences Building.

Walking/Running Groups:

Zombie Walk/Run:

Dance Marathon for the Kids:

University Housing Memo:

April/May Calendar:

Production of American Idiot set for April 6-8:

Students from the art, communications and theatre department at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will perform Green Day’s rock opera American Idiot in The Little Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 6-7, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 8. The musical was written by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Maye and is directed by Corey Ranson, associate professor.

Watch as our resident meat science expert, Dr. Tanner Machado, shares some tips to make your fajitas the best ever! Dr. Machado currently teaches meat science courses and is the meat lab manager here at Texas A&M-Kingsville. His biggest tip: don't overcook the fajitas!

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