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February 2, 2018 through February 9, 2018

The Enbridge-King Ranch-TAMUK collaboration will create a 670-acre ‘rest stop’ for monarch butterflies. Read more about it below:

It's time for the Be the Cure on Campus Marrow Event!

Date: Monday, February 19-Wednesday, February 21

Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Locations: Outside the Jernigan Library, outside the A&M-Kingsville Dining Hall, outside the engineering building on Monday and Tuesday, and outside the pharmacy school on Wednesday.

There will also be an all digital drive this year! If you cannot make it to any of the locations but would still like to become a registered donor, click on the link below to receive a swab kit in the mail.

https://join.bethematch.org/tamuk2018

Click below to read about the new online bone marrow registry initiative.

Javelina Nation at Super Bowl LII:

A&M-Kingsville was well represented at the Super Bowl last Sunday! Javelina great, Darrell Green, presented the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles with the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

Recyclemania Kickoff:

A&M-Kinsgville has been participating in Recyclemania for the past 5 years. The international competition aims to spread awareness about the importance of recycling, and this year, A&M-Kingsville is participating in a new and expanded version of Recyclemania! We're not just recycling paper and plastic, in fact, we are including post-consumer food waste from the Javelina Dining Hall, as well as e-recycling from all over campus!

Visit www.recyclemania.org for more information and to check our progress.

Important date to remember:

March 5: Recyclemania REFRESH! Join us at the MSUB Pavilion for games and prizes that will RE-energize us to meet our goals.

International Affairs Group Lecture:

Dr. Koonsam Im, lecturer and assistant director for the Center of International Research and Education at Yamanashi Prefectural University, spoke to students and faculty as part of the International Affairs Group series. Im, who is from South Korea, talked about the North Korean Threat.

Stereotyped 101:

The Texas A&M University-Kingsville University Lectureship Series Presents:

Karith Foster

Speaker, Humorist and Author

“Stereotyped 101™”

7 p.m. Monday, February 12, 2018

Memorial Student Union Building Ballrooms

Free Admission

Hosted by the Campus Activities Board, Student Health & Wellness and University Housing and Residence Life

“Stereotyped 101™” is designed to educate and cultivate a sincere comprehension of the intersection of modern day diversity.

Foster uses a blend of humor, interactive audience participation and heartfelt personal stories to engage her audience and shed light on taboo subjects that include, but are not limited to, racism, homophobia, class-ism, even size-ism.

The former co-host of controversial radio personality Don Imus and former Fortune 500 human resources executive administrator brings a blend of knowledge and experience when conveying the ever-present need to address diversity.

For more information, go online to www.tamuk.edu/specialevents or call 361-593-2760.

Overcoming Adversity:

The Texas A&M University-Kingsville University Lectureship Series Presents:

RJ Mitte

Co-Star of AMC's Breaking Bad & Equality and Diversity Activist

“Overcoming Adversity: Turning a Disadvantage to an Advantage”

(Question and Answer Session to Follow Presentation)

7 p.m. Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Jones Auditorium

Free Admission

RJ is best known for playing Walt Jr. on the Emmy-winning AMC drama Breaking Bad – like his character on the show, he also battles with cerebral palsy. In addition to that star-making role, RJ has appeared on the big and small screen, captivating audiences on Showtime’s Weeds, NBC’s Vegas, Freeform’s Switched at Birth and CW’s Everybody Hates Chris.

With the mission of removing the stigma associated with disability, RJ has become a passionate activist, serving as celebrity youth ambassador for United Cerebral Palsy and several other causes. On stage, RJ draws from his experiences on and off camera to engage the audience in important discussion about diversity and acceptance.

For more information, go online to www.tamuk.edu/specialevents or call 361-593-2760.

Miss TAMUK 2018 Submissions:

Wildlife Society Award:

Congratulations are in order for the A&M-Kingsville Wildlife Society, who have received an award from the National Turkey Federation for Best New Chapter!

The Best New Chapter award has not been received by other universities. Way to go, TAMUK Wildlife Society!

Master's Student Wins Award:

Gabriel Odreman came to the United States from Venezuela three years ago. Before taking graduate classes at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, he had to learn English. Now he is one of five winners of a national competition for his e-Portfolio, sponsored by the Transportation Research Board and hosted by the National Operations Center of Excellence.

Isla Blanca Park ramp set to close:

From the Brownsville Herald: While construction at Isla Blanca Park will temporarily leave visitors without some amenities, it’s also paving the way for new partnerships with universities.

Click below to learn how A&M-Kingsville will help rebuild the dunes at Isla Blanca Park.

Annual children's production brings Rumpelstiltskin to life:

Every year, the theatre program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville puts on a Children’s Play and school children from across South Texas come to enjoy their selection. This year, the play will be Rumpelstiltskin. One performance is scheduled for public viewing beginning at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, in Jones Auditorium.

Kingsville returns several streets to original names:

Interested in hosting your very own Snapchat takeover? If your organization is having an event, send an email to shelby.purdy@tamuk.edu or naissa.lopez@tamuk.edu with more information!

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