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Around Javelina Nation Week of 10/22/18

Homecoming Kick Off

Students and staff woke up early on Monday to share their Javelina Pride with local news station, Kiii TV. Watch the coverage at the link below.

Women's Homecoming Volleyball Match

Photo courtesy Hugh Lieck.

The Tarleton State TexAnns posted a hitting percentage of .442 on their way to a 25-16, 25-15, 25-18 victory over the Texas A&M-Kingsville women's volleyball team at the Steinke Physical Education Center in Kingsville, Texas on Tuesday night.

For the fourth straight match, senior Madison Brabham (Kingwood, Texas) led all players in kills, as she amassed 15 and her 12 assists allowed her to log her 18th double-double of the season. Freshman Emily North (Red Oak, Texas) led the Blue and Gold with 14 assists and freshman Alexa Ruiz (Schertz, Texas) totaled a team-high eight digs.

The team sported Texas A&I jerseys in honor of the throwback themed homecoming.

Homecoming Parade

Hog Call, Bonfire and Fireworks

The Annual Bonfire is built by the Aggie Club
Photos from the Hog Call.
Student taking picture of fireworks.
Homecoming fireworks.

Sam Riggs at Mesquite Grove Tonight!

Make your way to Mesquite Grove at 8 p.m. to hear Sam Riggs. To date, Riggs has racked up more than 2.2 million streams on Spotify and over 600,000 views on YouTube. A number of his singles hit the upper levels of the Texas charts, including the ultra-country “Hold On And Let Go,” the thumping concert re-creation “High On A Country Song” and his vulnerable “Second Hand Smoke.”

Hogs don Throwback Uniforms for Homecoming Game

Texas A&M-Kingsville returns this Saturday to host Western New Mexico for a Lone Star Conference contest with kickoff set for 7 p.m. in Javelina Stadium.

  • Saturday's contest is the 2018 Homecoming Game sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank.
  • The Javelinas will be wearing throwback jerseys as part of the festivities.
  • The white jerseys are replicas from when the university was named Texas A&I and will feature the name on the front.
Photo courtesy of Jon Montoya.

TAMUK’s Soils Team Earn a Top Spot in Southern Regional Contest

The Texas A&M University-Kingsville soil judging team qualified for the national competition in 2019 with a stellar finish at the Southern Region Soil Judging Competition held this week in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

The team placed third overall behind University of Arkansas and Texas Tech and ahead of fourth place Texas A&M University. The three-member team placed third based on their first place win in the team contest and the individual rankings of the members.

TAMUK Plant & Soil Science Students: Scott Cardenas, Juan Cortinas and Jonah Trevino take 1st Place Team and 3rd Place Overall soil judging awards.

The team is composed of undergraduates Jonah Trevino from La Feria; Scott Cardenas from Floresville; and Juan Cortinas from Houston. In individual rankings, Trevino placed 10th; Cortinas placed 15th and Cardines placed 18th.

The Texas A&M-Kingsville team also topped a team consisting of members of Hispanic-Serving Institutions, University of Texas at El Paso, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez and Florida International University. One of those team members, Elizabeth Herrera from University of Texas at El Paso, placed fifth in her first ever competition in a soil pit.

The three universities are all part of a Hispanic-Serving Institution grant that also includes Texas A&M-Kingsville.

Group photo of ANRCS soils scientists, Multi-HSI institutional Team and the TAMUK soil judging team. Pictured L to R: Alan Stahnke, Alejandro Carrero, Clara Riquelme, Elizabeth Herrera, John Sackett, Jonah Trevino, Scott Cardena, Juan Cortinas and Carlos Villarreal.

The soil judging teams were coached by three soil scientists from the USDA-NRCS including Carlos Villarreal, John Sackett and Alan Stahnke.

Harmonic Diversity at the College Music Society National Conference

Undergraduate flute students Stephanie Izaguirre, Caitlin Falcon, Ashley Trevino and Carolyn Larson performed their program Harmonic Diversity at the College Music Society National Conference in Vancouver, Canada, October 11-14. The quartet was invited to perform at this prestigious conference. The students performed, worked with professionals in the industry and attended lectures and professional performances. They also found a little time to enjoy Canadian food and culture! They are under the direction of Dr. Elizabeth Janzen, associate professor of flute.

Geoscience students kicked off the week by enjoying pizza and a casual meet-and-greet with Mr. Nye before listening to the TAMUK alumnus discuss successes and failures as an independent oilman in the petroleum exploration business.

Guest speaker Patrick Ny.

During the week, TAMUK students also visited the open house. The open house included GIS, Paleontology, Mineralogy and Petrology, Field Geology, Geophysics demonstrations and faculty personal collections.

Students attending the departmental open house.

On Wednesday, nine boy scouts worked towards their merit badge in geology, led by Dr. Thomas McGehee and 3 geology majors. Seven cub scouts also worked on describing rocks and minerals. All the boys left with rocks, minerals and fossils including Oregon beach agates, pyrite and fossils from central Texas.

On Thursday individuals attended a public lecture, given by Dr. Mark Ford. Various mafic igneous rocks were also displayed so that visitors could handle and ask questions about them. Picture 0974 – the crowd in Hill 119; After the talk discussions – 0975 and 0976; The speaker, Dr. Mark Ford, discussing how a lava bomb forms with TAMUK student Martisha Montemayor – picture 0978 (note that pictures 0975, 0976 and 0978 were taken by Dr. Cathy Downs, who attended the talk.)

Examples of pahoehoe and aa lavas and lava bombs.
Individuals who attended the presentation by Dr. Mark Ford.
Discussions after the presentation. Photo courtesy of Dr. Cathy Downs.
The speaker, Dr. Mark Ford, discussing how a lava bomb forms with TAMUK student Martisha Montemayor. Photo courtesy of Dr. Cathy Downs.

To conclude the week, on Friday, a small group walked around campus to pick up trash. The trash clean up has been done for the past 5 years and it seems as if there is less and less trash to pick up each year!

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