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Around Javelina Nation Week of 02/18/19

E-Week at Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Engineers Week, or E-Week, is a week-long celebration of how engineers make a difference in our world and an effort to raise awareness of the engineering profession.

E-Week is celebrated nationally from February 17 through February 23. During this time, engineers inform the public about what engineers do and the important contributions they make to the society.

The College of Engineering kicked off the Engineers Week celebration by inviting students and teachers from selected schools. Thursday, February 21 students from San Diego Junior High School were hosted by the Society of Women Engineers at A&M-Kingsville.

Texas A&M-Kingsville promoted to high research activity level

The university is recognized as a Carnegie Classified Doctoral University with High Research Activity.

Texas A&M University-Kingsville has advanced to the second-highest tier of research universities according to the most recent update from The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The university is recognized as a Carnegie Classified Doctoral University with High Research Activity.

Of the 4,339 universities classified by the Carnegie Foundation, only six percent receive this distinction or higher.

Texas A&M University-Kingsville is one of 89 public institutions in the country and one of six public universities in Texas to be classified as a Doctoral University with High Research Activity.

A measure of research strength and productivity, the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is the leading framework for recognizing and describing institutional diversity in U.S. higher education for nearly 50 years.

“Great research leads to meaningful real-world experiences for faculty to talk about in the classroom,” said Dr. Mark A. Hussey, Texas A&M University-Kingsville president.

Faculty who are leading these research efforts are bringing students into the lab and helping prepare them for the next phase of their lives. This is a stamp of approval that we are doing impactful research and that is a very good thing for our students and the region.”

“The Carnegie Classification is an indicator of research excellence,” said Dr. Allen Rasmussen, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. “This recognition identifies us as a university who will contribute to the future of the region. Students at a Carnegie Doctoral High Research institution will experience cutting-edge research opportunities. The future of South Texas will be tied to that research and will shape the direction we are going.”

Doctoral institutions classified as high or very high research institutions have awarded at least 20 research/scholarship doctoral degrees and had at least $5 million in total research expenditures.

73rd Annual Meeting of the Subtropical Agriculture & Environments Society

The annual meeting of the Subtropical Agriculture & Environments Society was held recently at the South Texas College (STC) Weslaco campus. Over 200 people attended from several institutions – UTRGV, TAMUK, TAMUK-Citrus Center, AgriLife, USDA-APHIS, USDA-ARS, STC as well as attendees from Mexico. Amongst the invited speakers were two TAMUK faculty – Dr. Tanner Machado and Dr. Veronica Ancona.

Over 70 posters were presented, many of them by students who entered the graduate and undergraduate competitions. TAMUK students were again successful. In the graduate division, Victoria Mora was placed second, and Cecilia Vargas third. In the undergraduate division, UTRGV students won all the prizes, but the second and third placed students, Brianna Gaytan and Gisel Garza, were co-supervised by Dr. Mamoudou Setamou of the Citrus Center.

Dr. Kunta with the student winners: Left to Right: Gisel Garza, Brianna Gaytan, Cecilia Villegas, Cristina Raya (UTRGV) and Victoria Mora
Left: Dr. Kunta presents the Potts award to Brad Cowan. Right: Dr. Michelle Garcia succeeds Dr. Kunta as President of the Society

At the closing, the annual Arthur T. Potts Award for service to the society and agriculture in South Texas was presented to Brad Cowan, who recently retired from AgriLife Extension after 40 years’ service, and Dr. Madhurababu Kunta (Citrus Center) transferred the presidency of the Society to Dr. Michelle Garcia from Kingsville.

Texas A&M University-Kingsville online programs receive national recognition

Two programs at Texas A&M University-Kingsville have recently received national recognition. Read more at the link below.

TAMUK ranch management program featured by KiiiTv

The King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management at Texas A&M-Kingsville was recently featured on Kiii.

American Heart Ball

Texas A&M- Kingsville was well represented at the American Heart Ball in Corpus Christi.

Behind 23 points from Mickens, Javelinas demolish Falcons

For the second consecutive game, freshman Darius Mickens (Willis, Texas) caught fire on his way to 23 points and led the Texas A&M-Kingsville men's basketball team as they trampled the UT Permian Basin Falcons, 88-63, on Thursday night in Lone Star Conference action at the Steinke Physical Education Center in Kingsville, Texas.

With the win, the Javelinas clinched a spot in the Lone Star Conference Tournament.

"It was our night," said coach Johnny Estelle. "Over the last two games, we've shot the ball well, which is good going into the tournament. When you make shots, you look like a better team. It was a team effort [tonight], like always. Rashon [Thomas] was dead-on tonight. Darius was Darius. I think we're starting to come back that [team that won six straight] and I'm happy we guarded really well. We're getting ready for the tournament."

Javelinas snap skid with 73-65 win over Falcons

Photo credit: Madeline Sims

A strong fourth quarter was all the Texas A&M-Kingsville women's basketball program needed to snap a seven-game skid on Thursday at the Steinke Physical Education Center, as UT Permian Basin was knocked down for the season sweep behind a 73-65 win in Lone Star Conference play.

Javelina Beach on morning news

The Texas A&M University Kingsville's Women's Volleyball team visited First Edition to invite the viewers to support them in their upcoming season. Watch their appearance at the link below.

Dance Marathon

Fraternity and Sorority life members at Texas A&M University-Kingsville are gearing up for their third annual dance marathon!

TAMUK Dance Marathon is a movement benefiting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, a non-profit organization that raises funds and awareness for more than 170 pediatric hospitals in North America. 100% of the funds raised will stay local to support local kids!

Our students are on a mission, to help sick and injured kids treated at Corpus Christi Driscoll Children's Hospital, or local Children's Miracle Network Hospital, and we need your help!

Sign up and be part of this amazing movement as a team or as an individual by going to our donor drive https://events.dancemarathon.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=3376 (not sure if you can just make this a hyper link and just display the word "here" after donor drive)

Register, set your personal goal, and once you're registered on our donor drive start accepting donations! You can share your donor drive on social media with friends and family to raise funds!

Visit our University page for more information! http://www.tamuk.edu/osa/dancemarathon.html

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