High-Impact Practices in Higher Education
The Center for Student Success at Texas A&M University-Kingsville hosted their fourth annual conference on High-Impact Practices in Higher Education March 29.
This year’s topic, Sustaining Undergraduate Research Across the Curriculum, ties in with the recent new ranking the university received from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Texas A&M-Kingsville ranking as a Carnegie Classified Doctoral University with High Research Activity.
Speakers discussed the importance of undergraduates doing research. Watch more below:
Engineering Students Tour Brewery
Senior chemical engineering students enrolled in CHEN 4311 (Biochemical Engineering) took a field trip to the Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas with the two faculty that teach the course, Drs. Alexander and Amaya.
This is a trip that the faculty organize every year so students get practical exposure to fermentation processes, which is a fundamental aspect of the beer manufacturing process.
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Awards TAMUK
AVID is a non-profit, college readiness system aimed a closing student achievement gaps. AVID for Higher Education is the newest component in the AVID program and is currently being implemented in more than 40 colleges and universities nationwide. Texas A&M-Kingsville was the first to complete the process. Watch:
Students from Texas A&M University-Kingsville and students from Palo Alto Community College competed in the annual AG Olympics. The Hay Toss, Wheel Barrel Races, Tug of War and Egg Tossing were some of the events. Take a peak in the video below.
Spring Fling 2019
Watch the recap and highlights of Spring Fling below:
TAMUK Lecturer art on display
Ruth A. Keitz, Harlingen Art Forum Featured Artist and TAMUK Adjunct Lecturer in Art, presented "View / No View," a collection of recent mixed media collages many of which feature the ubiquitous business window envelope.
The exhibition continues through April 20 at Harlingen Art Forum’s D’Arte Centre Gallery, 115 East Jackson Street, Harlingen Historic Downtown District.
My mixed media collages reflect my interest in the physicality of objects, their “thingness”: textures, shapes, colors. Regardless of the series, message, or symbolism, all my work includes a variety of found objects. In the tradition of Picasso’s collages and Duchamp’s found objects, the stuff of my art is likely to be ropa usada or other man-made discards or the discards of nature.
The subject matter of View / No View explores how we create a space/room where we live and where we work. The spaces/rooms include former classrooms where I have taught, views from my studio, views of room in what was my sister’s home, views of spaces and structures from my childhood home. Some of the works are done as diptychs or triptychs showing the same scene from differing points of view.