Around Javelina Nation Week of 09/17/18

Texas House of Representatives Committee on Higher Education on Campus

We were honored to host the Texas House of Representatives Committee on Higher Education on campus this week. Committee Chairman Rep. JM Lozano led discussions on dual credit, Hurricane Harvey impact and Title IX.

Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering Ringing In Ceremony

On Wednesday September 12th, 77 new freshmen and transfer students took part in the annual Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering Ringing In Ceremony. This tradition began at Texas A&M University-Kingsville in 2005 as part of a freshman engineering class project. The goals were to establish an expectation of success and a commitment to fellowship with and support of TAMUK peers. New College of Engineering students “ring in to learn” every fall, and students approaching graduation “ring out to serve” every spring. Ringing in reminds students that their purpose in college is to learn as much as possible to provide a better future for themselves and others.

USDA Interns at Texas A&M-Kingsville

This week Texas A&M-Kingsville students shared their experiences about summer internships with the USDA and other departments. Watch more in the video below.

New Surveying Equipment

Civil engineering students in the CEEN 2113 (Surveying) course are excited about having new surveying equipment. Four new “total stations” were purchased to support the lab, which gives students hands on experience with equipment used in the civil engineering field. CEEN 2113 is required for civil engineering undergraduates and is an elective option for architectural engineering undergraduates.

Inspiring Future Javelinas

The College of Engineering outreach staff delivered classroom presentations to Saint Joseph High School in Victoria, Driscoll Middle School and King High School in Corpus Christi, and participated in the Texas A&M University Kingsville Counselors’ Update. The outreach team enjoys working with South Texas students by engaging them in STEM activities and encouraging them to become future Javelinas.

Screening of Documentary in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

Cecilia Garcia Akers and her husband Jim joined Assistant Professor Armando Ibañez for a screening of his short documentary, Man of the People, which highlights the life and legacy of civil rights hero Dr. Hector P. Garcia. Garcia Akers, the daughter of Dr. Garcia, signed copies of her book, The Inspiring Life of Texan Héctor P. García. This event was part of the university’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Join us for our Hispanic Heritage Tailgate this weekend!

The Hispanic Heritage Committee is sponsoring a Grito Contest at the Tailgate this Saturday, September 22, from 4-6 p.m.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Next Week

Loteria – September 25, Martin Hall POD, 7:00 p.m.

Free food, prizes and everyone's favorite game- Loteria!

Dr. Eliseo “Cheo” Torres to Visit Classes and Give Presention about Curanderismo - September 27, JSEC, 6:30 p.m.

Since he was a boy growing up on the border of Texas and Mexico, Eliseo Torres, known to everyone as “Cheo,” has been fascinated by the folk traditions and folkways of Mexico and of his Mexican American roots. Both of his parents were versed in aspects of herbal lore and healing, and as he matured he learned from them a love and respect for the history and folk knowledge of the ancient art of curanderismo, or Mexican folk healing.

He received his three degrees from Texas A&M University-Kingsville and served in a number of job positions including Interim President, Vice President for Student Affairs and External Affairs, Director of Continuing Education and Assistant Professor.

Now an administrator at the University of New Mexico, where he is Vice President for Student Affairs and a member of the faculty of the College of Education, Cheo teaches three classes on traditional medicine and regularly lectures and gives presentations on the history and lore of curanderismo to audiences ranging from scholars and students of Latin American culture to people hoping to become knowledgeable about alternative and traditional medicine, including lay people and medical professionals alike. He has published four books on his life and his research in traditional medicine emphasizing medicinal plant and rituals and published by the University of New Mexico Press and Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.

Javelinas to face Eastern New Mexico at Home

Texas A&M-Kingsville returns to Pepsi Field at Javelina Stadium to host Eastern New Mexico for the first home LSC contest of the year. The game is part of the Hispanic Heritage Weekend sponsored by IBC Bank.

  • Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. CT
  • The game can be seen on the JavelinaAthletics YouTube channel, and heard on KTAI 91.1 with Mark Inserra and Nate Kotisso on the call
  • The Hogs are 24-9 all-time against the Hounds despite ENMU winning five of the last six games
  • Eastern New Mexico took the contest in Portales, N.M., in 2017, 51-34, as Jordan Thomas caught 11 passes for 212 yards and one touchdown
  • Beau Reilly threw for 339 yards and two touchdowns in the loss, while Jeff Carr ran for 64 yards

TAMUK Hosts St. Mary’s (TX) and St. Edward’s in first-ever Javelina Quad

Photo by Hugh Lieck.

Following a successful weekend that saw redshirt-senior Lisa Carvajal (McAllen, Texas) take second in both her singles and doubles draw, the Texas A&M-Kingsville women's tennis program will return home this weekend to host its first-ever Javelina Quad this weekend at the Javelina Tennis Courts.

Recycling on Campus

We’re sure you’ve seen all kinds of bins around campus – what do we put in them and which ones are for recycling?

We have five main types of recycling receptacles on campus – Office Bins, Indoor bins, Outdoor bins, Rollouts, and Cages.

Office Bin

As we recently covered, this bin is for personal recycling. You can put paper, empty cans and plastic bottles, and non-corrugated cardboard in this bin before emptying it in a larger indoor bin!

Indoor Bin

We have paper bins and plastic/metal bins inside buildings throughout campus. Mixed recycling from your individual office bins can be separated and placed in these!

Outdoor Bin

These bins are located outside buildings and outdoor gathering areas. These are comingled and can be utilized for plastic bottles and cans.


Rollouts are located outside certain buildings and are specifically for FLATTENED cardboard and BAGGED recyclables, such as shredded paper. Please do not place loose recyclables in these!


Cages sit outside various locations on campus and are specifically for FLATTENED cardboard, but can also house BAGGED recyclables. Please do not place loose recyclables in these!

Get Your FAFSA Done for Fall 2019-Spring 2020.

FAFSA becomes available on October 1, 2018 at www.fafsa.gov

Timely completion of the FAFSA is critical for families and their ability to gain access to the largest possible amounts in state, federal, and institutional college aid programs. Financial Aid will be hosting a Financial Aid Workshop to help you complete your 1920 FAFSA Application on October 1, 2018 and October 25, 2018. Space is limited. Sign up today at the link below:

To ensure the free workshop is a success make sure to bring the following:

1. Download the FSA Application

· Google Play

· Apple App Store

2. FSA UserID and Password

Make sure to bring all FSA User ID and passwords to complete and submit the FAFSA. For additional information, visit https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm

3. 2017 Tax Information for Parent(s) and Student-including non taxed income

Bring all W2’s and Tax Returns for 2017.

A&M-Kingsville Alumna Overseeing Sea Turtle Recovery at Padre Island National Seashore to Speak at Free Campus Event

The public is invited to attend the Academic Excellence Awards for Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s Department of Biological and Health Sciences Friday, October 5 at 4 p.m. at Peacock Auditorium, in the Biology-Earth Science Building on the A&M-Kingsville campus.

The keynote speaker for the event is Dr. Donna Shaver, Chief of the Division of Sea Turtle Science and Recovery at Padre Island National Seashore.

An alumna of Texas A&M-Kingsville, Shaver and her team have worked to establish and protect the critically endangered Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle on the Texas coast. She is also the Texas state coordinator for the Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network (STSSN), a national network that tracks sea turtle strandings.

Shaver has received numerous awards for her work, most recently receiving the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sea Turtle Society.

In addition to the keynote lecture from Dr. Donna Shaver, the Academic Excellence Awards will share the accolades of recent biological and health sciences scholarship recipients, commemorate past contributors to the department and encourage scientific discussions.

Snacks and light refreshments will be available in the foyer of the Biology-Earth Science Building at 3:30 p.m. The building is located on campus at 920 N. University Blvd. in Kingsville.

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