Around Javelina Nation April 13, 2018 - April 20, 2018

Miss TAMUK 2018:

Congratulations to Darcy Guerrero, who will represent Javelina Nation as Miss TAMUK 2018!

Student Conference on Latinx Affairs:

Five students from Texas A&M University-Kingsville attended the Student Conference on Latinx Affairs held recently at Texas A&M University. The theme was Influential Voices: Sharing Perspective through Representation. The students selected were recommended by faculty and staff.

Students attending were:

  • Erik Canales, a junior Spanish major from Corpus Christi;
  • Diego de Luna, a junior mechanical engineering major from Mexico;
  • Sofia Nino, a graduate cultural studies major from Corpus Christi;
  • Camila Pena, a junior communications major from Hidalgo; and
  • Miguel Rodriguez, a junior criminology major from Eagle Pass.

Model United Nations:

A&M-Kingsville held a Model United Nations Conference on April 14 and 15. Nearly 60 individuals from Javelina Nation, A&M-San Antonio and the University of Texas at San Antonio participated in the learning experience. Areas of topic included a climate change debate, passing/adopting multiple resolutions and lots of (fake) breaking news!

Javelina Champions Week celebrates students at A&M-Kingsville who have used their skills to make a difference in their campus community. Did you pick up your button(s) this week?

Student Champions Reception and Awards Ceremony:

The Student Champions Reception and Awards Ceremony was held on Wednesday, April 18. The ceremony honors students who have demonstrated excellence in scholarship, leadership academics, extracurricular activities, and community service.

Student Champion award recipients.

Earth Week 2018:

Javelina Nation celebrated #EarthWeek2018 with an array of activities; including Jeopardy, and Dining in the Dark. Students were even able to make their own self-watering plants on Monday, April 16.

Students participate in making self-watering plants in the Pavilion.
The Earth Day Fair took place on Thursday, April 19.

Design your Own T-Shirt:

On Monday, April 16, students were able to design t-shirts with custom logos!

Perez Named LSC Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week:

From Javelina Athletics: RICHARDSON, Texas (LSC/TAMUK) – Sophomore Andrew Perez (Taft, Texas) paced the Texas A&M University-Kingsville men's track and field throwers over the weekend at the Eighth Annual Cardinal Invite with an NCAA Provisional Mark in the shot put at Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium on the campus of the University of Incarnate Word.

Perez launched the shot 16.09 meters (52-9.50) at the event to finish in seventh and is currently one of three TAMUK throwers to have at least a provo mark in the event alongside redshirt-junior Richard Cervantes (Mission, Texas) and sophomore Lane Michna (Lorena, Texas).

Perez is currently tied for 24th on the descending order list in Division-II thanks to his toss of 16.43m (53-11) at the Dave Noble Relays in San Angelo, Texas.

Read more about Perez and his accomplishments on the Javelina Athletics website below.

Rauer and Ruiz Named to Lone Star All-Academic Team:

Javelina Athletics: RICHARDSON, Texas (LSC/TAMUK) – The Texas A&M University-Kingsville women's tennis program had a pair of prominent members named to the Lone Star All-Academic team on Thursday in a release from the conference office leading up to the LSC Tournament starting on April 20 in Corpus Christi, Texas.

The sophomore duo of Julia Rauer (Sasbach, Germany) and Valerie Ruiz (San Antonio) earned their spot on the team after compiling at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA while demonstrating their athletic prowess on the court over the course of the season. Read more below.

Thank you to the TAMUK American Society of Civil Engineers for taking over our Snapchat account last weekend from a Steel Bridge Competition in College Station!

If you would like to host your own Snapchat Takeover, email naissa.lopez@tamuk.edu for more information. Don't forget to follow @javelinanation on Snapchat!

Dr. Steven H. Tallant announces retirement from Texas A&M-Kingsville:

Texas A&M University-Kingsville President Dr. Steven H. Tallant has announced that he will retire at the end of December 2018.

“Steve Tallant is one of a kind. He has been an incredible asset to the Texas A&M System and to Texas A&M-Kingsville,” said Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp. “Finding another Steve Tallant will be a real needle-in-the-haystack challenge. We will all miss him greatly and wish him and his wife well in their retirement.”

Tallant became the university’s 19th president in 2008 and has led the university through years of unprecedented growth and development.

Read President Tallant's full statement below.

Opera Workshop, Chamber Orchestra present Til Death Do Us Part:

The Opera Workshop and Chamber Orchestra at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will present two comic one-act operas on love and the law entitled Til Death Do Us Part Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22, in Jones Auditorium. Saturday’s show will begin at 7:30 p.m. while Sunday’s matinee begins at 3 p.m. Admission is $5.

Watch the KIII segment on Til Death Do Us Part below:

Conner Museum exhibit features vibrant Mexican calendar art:

Beautiful señoritas and dashing caballeros are among the images currently on display at the John E. Conner Museum on the campus of Texas A&M University-Kingsville in the exhibit Mexican Calendar Art. The show features 34 works of art from the Backal Family Collection that will be on display through Thursday, May 24. Admission is free.

Reading, Breakfast and Writing Workshop with Pat Mora:

Latina author of poetry, non-fiction and children’s books, Pat Mora will be on the Texas A&M-Kingsille campus for a reading, breakfast and writing workshop.

Mora will have a reading, Q&A and book signing Monday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the Memorial Student Union Ballroom B.

Breakfast with Pat Mora will be hosted by the Gamma Lambda Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi on Tuesday, April 24 at 8:30 a.m. in the Blue room of Sam Fore Hall. A writing workshop will follow at 9:30 a.m. also in the Blue Room of Sam Fore Hall.

TAMUK helps Boy Scouts earn welding merit badge:

Several A&M-Kingsville agricultural students helped a group of Boy Scouts earn a merit badge by learning basic welding skills. Read more about their experiences in the Kingsville Record and Bishop News below.

Teal Tailgate:

College Night at the Corpus Christi Rodeo:

The Office of Student Activities purchased a limited number of tickets that students can get free, by visiting the Javelina Student Engagement Center. Once those tickets are gone, tickets may be purchased at a discounted price. Call 361-593-2760 for more information.

Til Death Do Us Part:

Fear 2 Freedom:

April/May Events Calendar:

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