Around Javelina Nation November 10, 2017-November 22, 2017

The Texas A&M University-Kingsville Ring Ceremony took place on Sunday, November 12. Congratulations to all our students who received their brand new piece of jewelry!

AACSB International (AACSB) announces that Texas A&M University-Kingsville has earned accreditation for its College of Business Administration (CBA). Founded in 1916, AACSB is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools, and the largest business education network connecting students, educators, and businesses worldwide.

“AACSB congratulates Texas A&M University-Kingsville and Dean Natalya Delcoure on earning accreditation,” said Robert D. Reid, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. “AACSB Accreditation represents the highest achievement for an educational institution that awards business degrees. The entire CBA team—including the administration, faculty, directors, staff, and students—are to be commended for their roles in earning accreditation.”

The University of Missouri wrote an article about the collaboration between Mitch Weegman and Dr. Bart Ballard. The two are working together to track geese in North America and Western Europe to determine whether or not migration patterns affect geese population. Read more about their exciting project by clicking the links below.

Javelina Bound:

Several Javelina Bound students from Brownsville Early College High School proudly holding their A&M-Kingsville pennants!

Thanksgiving Potluck:

Students, staff and faculty gathered together to celebrate Thanksgiving at the annual Honor's College and Engineering Living Learning Community's Thanksgiving potluck.

Students in attendance brought either a side dish, dessert or made a donation of a canned food item for the A&M-Kingsville food bank.

PhUn Week:

Students from a local middle school visited A&M-Kingsville on Tuesday, November 14 for PhUn Week. The purpose of the event is to engage students with the world of physiology and encourage science-related learning. PhUn stands for "Physiology Understanding."

Flash Mob:

A group of Indian students held a flash mob in the Pavilion on Monday, November 13. The surprise dance numbers were performed to celebrate the beginning of International Education Week.

Where on Earth:

International Education Week festivities continued on Wednesday, November 15, with an event called Where on Earth? in which students walked around the pavilion and learned how to say and spell their names the way they would in various countries.

Javelina Victory:

Got the W! Our Javelinas won their last game of the 2017 football season on Saturday, November 11 against William Jewell. The 38-34 victory was a great ending to the season!

Images courtesy of Julio Montalvo-Counterpunch Media
Images courtesy of Julio Montalvo-Counterpunch Media

Greek Life:

Student representatives from Greek Life helped attach bulbs to the light strings wrapped around the trees on University Circle. Don't forget that the Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on November 29!

Student researchers from Texas A&M University-Kingsville earned ten total awards at the Fourteenth Annual Texas A&M University System Pathways Student Research Symposium, held at Tarleton State University Nov. 2-3.

The event gives undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students enrolled in A&M System institutions the opportunity to present findings from their research projects, conducted with faculty mentors.

Presentations can be delivered in a poster or an oral format, with first, second and third place awards given over nine different fields of study: agriculture; business and computer information systems; education; engineering and computer science; environmental science; humanities or social science; life science; mathematics; and physical science.

There was a tenth award category, for doctoral students, conducted as a “speed round” presentation, in which each student was given five minutes and the use of one PowerPoint slide. Out of the 35 who participated in the first round, 10 students were chosen to continue to the second round—four of those 10 were from Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

This year, almost 300 students from institutions throughout the A&M System took part in the symposium.

The complete list of awards won by Texas A&M-Kingsville is as follows, listed by Award Category:


Rebecca Preston, Master’s Student, 3rd Place (Faculty Mentor-Dr. Michelle Garcia)


Arvind Nanduri, 1st Place (Faculty Mentor-Dr. Patrick Mills)

Francisco Haces-Fernandez, 2nd Place (Faculty Mentors-Drs. Hua Li and David Ramirez)

Engineering and Computer Science

Sunayana Tirumalasetty, Master’s Student, 1st Place (Faculty Mentor-Dr. Ayush Goyal)

Himani Bedekar and Apurva Dave, Master’s Student, 2nd Place (Faculty Mentor-Dr. Ayush Goyal)

Chimezie Nwabugwu, Master’s Student, 3rd Place (Faculty Mentor-Dr. Matthew Alexander)

Celine Garcia, Undergraduate Student, 1st Place (Faculty Mentor-Dr. Matthew Alexander)

Life Science

Oscar Sanchez, Undergraduate Student, 3rd Place (Faculty Mentor- Dr. Montamas Suntravat)

Physical Science

Shelby Szteiter, Master’s Student, 2nd Place (Faculty Mentor-Dr. Elda Sanchez)

Pete Villarreal, Undergraduate Student, 2nd Place (Faculty Mentor-Dr. Jingbo Liu)

The Jazz Program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will host its 34th Annual Jazz Bash at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, in Jones Auditorium.

The 12th Annual Music Department Holiday Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at Jones Auditorium at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Admission is free, but new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots will be accepted.

In new studies released by The Student Loan Report, Texas A&M University–Kingsville was highlighted for leaving its graduates with low levels of student loan debt and for providing freshman undergraduates substantial amounts of financial aid.

Student Health and Wellness held a "Great American Smoke Out" on Thursday, November 16, to encourage students to quit smoking.

Get your citrus fix with a bag of oranges or grapefruits! The Citrus Center sale will take place on Friday, December 1, in front of College Hall.

If you'd like to host a Snapchat takeover for an event, contact Shelby Purdy or Naissa Lopez at shelby.purdy@tamuk.edu or naissa.lopez@tamuk.edu.

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