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Around javelina nation Week of 11/18/19

Javelina Common Read Symposium

This is the first year for the Javelina Common Read Symposium at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. The symposium is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, in the Grand Ballrooms in the Memorial Student Union Building. First year students have been reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. Through this shared experience, they have explored diversity, empathy, ethics, time management and problem solving. Posters they created about what they have learned will be presented at the symposium. The campus community is invited to attend.

Texas A&M-Kingsville music students named finalist in National Opera Association competition

Nine Texas A&M University-Kingsville music students will be competing at the National Opera Association’s National Conference next year.

Dr. Melinda Brou, associate professor of voice and opera and the Opera Workshop director, submitted the students’ performance of Officer Krupke from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story.

Only the top four submissions were invited to perform in the national finals of the category they entered, Brou said. The competition will be Jan. 9, 2020 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame museum in Cleveland, Ohio.

Student veteran advocates for other veterans on campus through organization

After serving in the Navy as an aviation boatswains mate aircraft handler for three years, Shae Diehl continues to serve her community by working with others at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

As an aircraft handler, Diehl worked on aircraft launch and recovery on the flight deck of the USS Bonhomme Richard from 2013 to 2016.

She said both of her grandfathers served in the military—one served during WWII in the Army and the other enlisted in the Navy in the 1950s.

“I was in fifth grade when 9/11 happened so I remember that day very clearly,” Diehl said. “As I grew up, I felt the overwhelming urge to fulfill a patriotic duty, so I knew I had to serve.”

6th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony and Inaugural SALUTE Honor Society Induction

The Sixth Annual Veterans Day Ceremony was hosted by the Student Veterans Association at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Also, students and professional members were inducted as the inaugural class into Salute, an honor society for veterans. SALUTE stands for Service, Academics, Leadership, Unity, Tribute and Excellence. Dr. Mark Hussey, university president, brought opening remarks. The keynote was given by Ret. Col. John T. Hubert, Kleberg County District Attorney.

Local High School Students Tour College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Students from H.M. King High School visited Texas A&M-Kingsville on Friday, November 15. The students were given a look at the Javelina Student Engagement Center, Ag Mechanics, the Meat Lab, the Vet Tech Program and the Greenhouse.