Around Javelina Nation May 4, 2018 - May 11, 2018

Wildlife Photography Exhibition:

A new course in Wildlife Photography was offered this semester by professional photographer Brian Loflin. Students who participated in the course had an exhibition of their photos on Sunday, May 6th, at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Center.

Best Habitat photo by David Campbell

Best Habitat photograph was taken by senior David Campbell, who photographed a bobcat in its South Texas habitat near Cotulla.

Best Wildlife photo by Alex Meza

Best Wildlife photograph was taken by freshman Alex Meza, which features a burrowing owl on the levees along the Rio Grande.

Best in Show by Kelley Wood

The Best in Show photograph was taken by junior Kelley Wood of a beetle feeding on the buds of a mesquite flower.
Campbell, Wood and Meza seen here with their winning photos.

Students received either camera bags or a cash award for their winning photos. The course will be offered again in the fall semester, along with a course in post-processing of digital wildlife photos.

The countdown to commencement has been felt across campus, and across our social media platforms! Be sure to follow along using #DaysToDiploma!

Meet Stephany:

Stephany Marquez-Cortes is a senior at A&M-Kingsville studying Veterinary Technology, and minoring in Spanish. The 22-year-old Houston native says that the “at home” atmosphere offered by Javelina Nation is one of the many reasons she decided that this was where she wanted to pursue her academic career.

Why did you decide to attend Texas A&M University-Kingsville?

Being on this campus is not as overwhelming as how I felt at other big universities. The student-teacher ratio is at a level where the teachers actually get to know you in a more personable manner.

How has A&M-Kingsville impacted your life?

A&M-Kingsville has impacted me in a way that has given me access to a better education; one reason being that the tuition was more affordable. It allowed me to focus on my studies, and not spend time focusing on how I was going to make ends meet.

What advice would you give to a student who is interested in applying to the veterinary technology program?

I would advise them to not get discouraged with the work load that comes with being in the program. Keep working hard and do not be afraid to ask for help. Being in the program requires a lot of time and dedication. All the acquired hands-on skills and information will surely be a great advantage, but the benefits that come with the program are more than rewarding.

Congratulations, Stephany! We cannot wait to see how you will represent Javelina Nation in the future!

From Javelina Athletics: KINGSVILLE, Texas – Less than three weeks after the Lone Star Conference Championships, the Texas A&M-Kingsville women's golf team will hit the links one more time, teeing off at the PGA Minority Collegiate Championships, which will be held from May 11th – 13th at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

The Javelinas scheduled to take the course in this event are senior Brittany Rodriguez (Corpus Christi, Texas), junior Bianca Silerio (Palmview, Texas), sophomore Reanna De La Cruz (Austin, Texas) and freshmen Madison Lake and Abigail Willcoxon.

PGA Minority Championships cap 2017-18 for Javelinas:

Get your J's ready! We are officially ONE WEEK away from graduation!

Dr. Hans Schumann in Albania:

Dr. Hans Schumann, associate professor, is currently in Albania working at Luarasi University as part of his Fulbright Scholar award. Schumann works with the Albanian students on matters of international business to prepare them for their entrance into the European Union. He is shown at the end of the newscast below (fast forward to 25:54).

Anonymous Texas A&M-Kingsville group recognize staff members as "Bringers of Light":

Texas A&M University-Kingsville staff members Jason Marton, assistant director of marketing, and Yolanda Ballard, assistant director of administration for the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, were named “Bringers of Light” by the campus group, Servants of Las Luminarias.

An anonymous collection of campus community members, the Servants of Las Luminarias select those that they feel are “bringers of the light of the knowledge of goodness to the Texas A&M University-Kingsville campus community.”

As honorees, Ballard and Marton each received a ceramic “luminaria,” or large ornamental candle holder, a plant and a framed certificate of recognition. The certificate states that Ballard and Marton had, through word and deed, “selflessly and consistently shone the light of goodness into our midst.”

Online Industrial Engineering Program Ranked among the Best:

Texas A&M University-Kingsville is home to one of the best master’s-level online engineering programs in the nation, according to the Best College Reviews web site.

The site ranked the online A&M-Kingsville Master of Science in Industrial Engineering program ninth in the nation among the Best Master’s Degree Programs in Engineering Online for 2018.

Best College Reviews ranked using a point system that took into account tuition costs, U.S. News and World Report recognition, the program’s customization options and a Wow factor—that is, unique features of the program.

The online industrial engineering master’s program is part of the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering at Texas A&M-Kingsville. Read more below.

Dr. Riley Ranked for Digital Leadership on Twitter:

Dr. Terisa Riley, Senior Vice President for Student Affairs and University Administration at Texas A&M University-Kingsville was ranked on the “Tweet the Veep: 30 Vice Presidents to Follow on Twitter” ranking, published by the Josie Ahlquist blog.

Tutoring Center Schedule:

The tutoring center will be open this Saturday to help you prepare for finals week! Here is the detailed schedule:

Commencement Information:

The Spring 2018 Commencement exercises will be held in the Steinke Physical Education Center on Friday, May 18, 2018. There will be three ceremonies 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 4 p.m. Seating will be reserved for degree candidates and faculty; seating of all guests, however, will be on an unreserved, first-come, first-serve basis.

10:00 a.m.

College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

1:00 p.m.

College of Business Administration

College of Education and Human Performance

4:00 p.m.

Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering

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