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Texas A&M University System Board of Regents approved construction on the new $60 million Texas A&M University-Kingsville Education Complex and Music Building during their regular meeting Thursday, April 27. Construction is set to begin in June 2017. Click on the link below to read more about the project!

Dr. Thomas M.Spencer

Dr. Thomas M. Spencer has been selected as the sole finalist for the position of Dean for the Honors College at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Click on the link below to learn about Dr. Spencer.

Last week a new batch of students earned their Javelina Rings! The Javelina Ring is a special part of being a member of the Javelina Family at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. It is an honor to earn the right to own a Texas A&M University-Kingsville Ring, and an even greater honor to actually wear it.

In early 1998, a committee of students, alumni, faculty, and staff began discussing the idea of an official ring for graduates of Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Working with a professional designer, the committee members wanted the ring to reflect symbols that represent the university's history and traditions. The symbols they chose include:

- The school's mascot, the Javelina, because of its tenacity and devotion to the community.

- Mesquite and Cactus, because they personify our students' ability to survive and prosper; mesquite is a symbol for healing and life, and cactus is symbolic of endurance, adaptability, and hidden treasures.

- Palm trees, because of their abundance on campus and their symbolic significance of strength in the face of adversity.

- The Lone Star, because it symbolized the Great State of Texas. A light shining in the darkness, the star is often considered a symbol of truth, the spirit, and of hope.

- The two stars on the top of the ring symbolize our heritage, springing from Texas A&I University, into Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

- The beautiful tower from College Hall because of its ready recognition as a landmark on the Kingsville campus.

photos by Elisa M. Guerra

The College of Arts and Sciences held their annual faculty and staff awards reception on Thursday, April 27, at the John E. Conner Museum. Congratulations to all honorees!

William J. Hall Faculty Award - Dr. Donald W. Daughtry, Department of Psychology & Sociology

Olan Kruse Science Faculty Award - Dr. Jingbo Liu, Department of Chemistry

Dean’s Award for Outstanding Leadership - Dr. Shannon Baker, Department of History, Political Science & Philosophy

Dean’s Award for Outstanding Teaching - Dr. Veronica Sanchez, Department of Physics & Geosciences

Dean’s Award for Outstanding Service - Dr. Weimin Xi, Department of Biological & Health Sciences

Dean’s Award for Outstanding Scholarly & Creative Production - Dr. Mario Carranza, Department of History, Political Science & Philosophy, Dr. Joseph Jones, Department of Music, Dr. Richard Miller, Department of Psychology & Sociology

Dean’s Staff Excellence Award - Ms. Lisa Martinez, Department of Psychology & Sociology


More than 240 seniors from the College of Engineering demonstrated their year-long projects during Design Day. The top projects will earn cash prizes.

Students celebrated Boardwalk on the Boulevard on Thursday, April 27!

Javelina Nation got in on the unicorn craze!

The fourth installment of the Tejano Talks Series, a project sponsored by Texas A&M-Kingsville, The Tejano Civil Rights Museum and Corpus Christi Caller-Times.

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Christopher Ambriz

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