Around Javelina Nation Week of 10/01/18

Javelina Alumni Association to Honor Dr. Tallant as Honorary Alumnus

The Javelina Alumni Association (JAA) at Texas A&M University-Kingsville honors several distinguished alumni each year at Homecoming and 2018 is no exception. However, a new award will be given this year as the JAA gives an Honorary Alumni Award to University President Dr. Steven H. Tallant.

Photo of Dr. Steven Tallant.

“I am honored and humbled to be receiving this award,” said Tallant. “I have enjoyed my tenure at Texas A&M-Kingsville and I share this honor with all the faculty and staff who have been here as we put our ideas in motion to make this university a great place to get a college education.”

In Her Shoes

In Her Shoes was an interactive event where students were challenged to make real-life choices that determine the fate of a person experiencing domestic or relationship violence. The Coordinated Community Response Coalition – Kingsville (CCRC-KV), Student Health and Wellness and the Office of Compliance sponsored the event for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Photos from In Her Shoes event on October 2, 2018.
Pledge Table run by The Purple Door.

High School Students Exposed to Javelina Engineering

35 AVID students were on campus on October 3, 2018 for a campus visit. Those students had the opportunity to stop by the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering to talk to three professors. They were exposed to Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Chemical and Natural Gas Engineering and Civil and Architectural Engineering. They witnessed a concrete pressure test and shared in the excitement of seeing and hearing it break under 70,000 pounds of pressure.

Photos of AVID students visiting TAMUK on October 3, 2018.

Recruiting Javelinas in Germany

Shane Cuellar, an alumni of Texas A&M-Kingsville, represented the university at Kaiserslautern Germany College Night. #JavelinasAroundTheWorld

Students wishing to apply for admission to Texas A&M University-Kingsville can learn more at the link below:

Photo of Shane Cuellar in Germany.

Family Weekend Filters

Be on the look for some custom Family Weekend filters on Snapchat!

Family Weekend

Texas A&M-Kingsville football will face Western Oregon to wrap up the non-conference portion of the 2018 schedule for its third home game in as many weeks for Family Weekend sponsored by Pueblo Tires & Service.

Photo of Texas A&M-Kingsville football player running with the ball. Photo credit: Hugh Lieck.
  • Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. CT at Pepsi Field at Javelina Stadium.
  • The game will broadcast live on the JavelinaAthletics YouTube channel, as well as KTAI 91.1, with Mark Inserra and Nate Kotisso on the call.

We are excited to welcome all of our Javelina Families to campus! Share your pics with us using #JavelinaFamily. For the full schedule of events for this weekend, visit the link below.

Photo of young Javelina fan cheering on the marching band.

Javelina softball prepares for fall ball doubleheader with A&M-Corpus Christi

The Texas A&M-Kingsville softball team will continue its fall schedule on Friday, October 5, when they'll host the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders for a doubleheader that will begin at 5 p.m. at Vernie and Blanche Hubert Field in Kingsville, Texas.

Photo of Texas A&M-Kingsville softball player at bat.

Admission to the doubleheader will be free.

Congratulations to Ms. Jolinda Martinez. She was the first Texas A&M University-Kingsville student to submit the 2019-2020 FAFSA application.

Photo of Jolinda Martinez.

FAFSA is open for 2019-2020 using 2017 tax information. Complete your FAFSA today at www.fafsa.ed.gov

Are you Ready to FAFSA? Over 70 students were able to complete the FAFSA on opening day! Still need help completing the FAFSA? Financial Aid will be available on October 25, 2018 to assist you in completing the application. Secure your spot today and register at http://www.tamuk.edu/finaid/upcoming-events.html.

Photo of students completing FAFSA with the help of the Office of Financial Aid.

Flu Shots for Students

  • Students can either come in to the Student Health and Wellness Center as a walk-in or as a scheduled appointment for the flu vaccine (nurse visit).
  • We always recommend that patients call first before coming over just to make sure a provider is present in the clinic.
  • Supplies are limited.

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