Around Javelina nation Week of 04/29/19

Engineering Senior Design Conference

The 2019 Senior Design Conference was held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 3, in the Engineering Complex, McNeil and Gross Hall. The Senior Design Conference showcases student capstone projects in Architectural, Chemical, Civil, Environmental, Electrical, Mechanical and Natural Gas Engineering. It also includes projects in Computer Science and Multidisciplinary projects. Over 320 seniors students working in 76 teams presented their work at the conference.

Student veterans at TAMUK host 22 push-up challenge for Veteran Suicide Awareness

Student veterans at Texas A&M University-Kingsville arranged a unique 22 push-up challenge Wednesday aimed at raising awareness for veteran's who commit suicide.

It wasn't only veterans who showed up to Javelina Stadium, but more than 250 members of the student body and the community. Learn more at the link below:

Visit to Texas Zoo

Students from the Agriculture Living Learning Community were invited for a behind the scenes look at the Texas Zoo. Located in Victoria, Texas the Texas Zoo provides homes to animals that are primarily from Texas and the surrounding region. Working with one of the dieticians at the zoo, the students were given the opportunity to help prepare and distribute the animals’ meals for the day. They were also able to interact with several animals; they were “groomed” by Tate the white nosed coati, assisted one of the trainers with an interactive training session with the lemurs, Mama and Ringo, and were able to “play” with the jaguar Nova. Of course the visit would not have been complete without stopping by to see their fellow javelina at the zoo Miss Piggy.

Liz Jenzen, director of the Texas Zoo, spoke to the students about both research and internship opportunities. The students all enjoyed the unique experience they had, interacting with the animals.

Agricultural Mechanics Show 2019

The annual Agricultural Mechanics Show took over University Boulevard. Learn all about the annual event in the video below.

Javelinas gear up for LSC Outdoor Championships

The road home for the Defending NCAA National Champion Texas A&M-Kingsville track and field program begin this week with a trip to Portales, N.M., for the 2019 Lone Star Conference Outdoor Championships hosted by Eastern New Mexico.

With a sweep in Odessa, Javelina secure LSC Championship

For the first time in program history, the No. 3 Texas A&M-Kingsville softball team has earned the Lone Star Conference Championship. The Javelinas secured the title by sweeping a doubleheader from the UT Permian Basin Falcons by scores of 7-0 and 11-1 on Saturday afternoon at the UTPB Softball Complex in Odessa, Texas.

The Javs finish the regular season 24-6 in the LSC and 41-8 overall. A&M-Commerce's loss to Cameron earlier in the day ensured the Javelinas would finish alone atop the conference. This marks the first time TAMUK has finished with the LSC's best record since it eliminated divisions in 2012.

These two victories also ensure the Javelinas, who've earned the No. 1 seed, will host the LSC Tournament, which will begin on Friday at Hubert Field.

Carmen Lomas Garza visit

Dr. Dolores Guerrero, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences will host a reception for Alumna Carmen Lomas Garza at 5 p.m. Monday, May 6, in the Ben Bailey Art Gallery. The Chicana Narrative Artist is a graduate of the class of 1972.

Members of Javelina Nation are invited to meet Garza. Representatives of the Javelina Bookstore will be on hand with Garza’s books for sale.

Garza will also make a presentation with a question and answer session at 10 a.m. Monday in room 219AB of the Memorial Student Union Building. It is entitled Pedacito de me Corazon (A little piece of my heart).

Upcoming plays

Theatre students have two plays coming in the next two weeks. This weekend, they will perform The Library by Scott Z. Burns. They will have three performances, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 3-4 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5. All three will be in The Little Theatre and admission will be $5.

Partly inspired by the 1999 shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado, The Library tells the story of Caitlin Gabriel who survive a deadly shooting at her high school. She struggles to tell her story to her parents, the authorities and anyone who will listen. But, there are other narratives that gain purchase in the media and paint her in a different light.

The second theatre offering is J.T. Canales: Texas-Mexican which will be at The Little Theatre, Monday through Wednesday, May 6-8 at 7:30 p.m. each night. Admission is free.

J.T. Canales

In 1919, J.T. Canales was the only Mexican-American in the Texas Legislature. From this position, he forced into public view the numerous murders of Mexican-Americans in South Texas committed by the Texas Rangers of that era.

In J.T. Canales: Texas-Mexican, these events are brought to life. From the violent chaos along the U.S.-Mexican border that led to the crimes to Canales’ accusations made on the floor of the Texas House, this play carries the audience back to the South Texas of a century ago. It does so with the audience sitting on the stage with the actors and by using the actual speeches and writings of those involved.

Former Professor's Art on Display

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