Have you noticed the large stainless steel tube behind the Javelina Dining Hall? It’s our very own Rocket composting vessel, the first one in Texas!
Aramark and the Office of Campus Sustainability continue to collaborate in making compost from pre-consumer waste, and very soon we will be working towards post-consumer waste composting!
What is compost?
Compost is organic matter that has been decomposed and recycled as a fertilizer and soil amendment. Compost is a key ingredient in organic farming because it takes food waste and other decaying materials and breaks it back down into healthy soil. Our compost here at Texas A&M-Kingsville goes to our Javelina Pallet Garden to grow food for students!
What can you do?
Starting January 16, 2018, when you are at the Javelina Dining Hall eating a meal, please take care to place all food scraps in the appropriate compost waste bin.
Items that are not allowed: napkins, utensils of any kind, cups and plates, large bones, large quantities of baked beans.
Thank you so much for your cooperation!
It's time for the Be the Cure on Campus Marrow Event!
- Date: Monday, February 19-Wednesday, February 21
- Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Locations: Outside the Jernigan Library, outside the A&M-Kingsville Dining Hall, outside the engineering building on Monday and Tuesday, and outside the pharmacy school on Wednesday.
There will also be an all digital drive this year! If you cannot make it to any of the locations but would still like to become a registered donor, click on the link below to receive a swab kit in the mail.
On Friday, January 26, A&M-Kingsville announced a gift from Valley Crossing Pipeline, LLC/Enbridge that will benefit our engineering programs, the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute and the King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management. We are proud that these two entities recognized the excellence of our programs and the potential of our students, and we are so pleased to have their support.
Honors College Day Scholarship Winners:
Congratulations to Rebecca Hoffman of Frisco, Texas; Sophia Jones of Kingsville, Texas; Rachel Roybal of San Antonio, Texas; Michael Mcafee of Victoria, Texas; and Ashley Salinas!