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September 2019

A Texas A&M University graduate student was recognized by Rep. Filemon Vela after he visited the East Foundation’s El Sauz Ranch last week.  Lisa Zoromski, originally from Wisconsin, is working toward her master’s degree in Range and Wildlife Management from the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute at TAMUK. Her research focuses on the social behavior and movement ecology of nilgai antelopes which are known to carry cattle fever ticks, according to the...Read more  

Hanging small yellow plastic triangles on citrus trees might be the solution to citrus greening disease, Texas A&M University-Kingsville entomologists said. Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), sap-sucking bugs that cause serious damage to citrus plants, are the vectors of bacterium that causes burned tips, twisted leaves and produces hard, discolored fruit. Texas’ official fruit, the red grapefruit, is among the trees that are threatened by Huanglongbing (HLB) disease.  Plants...Read more  

Texas A&M University-Kingsville students and alumni won several awards at a film festival after creating a short film this summer. TAMUK students Laurie Guajardo, Robin Machuca, Devyn Hamblin and Jackson Lewis worked with alumni Aaron Salinas, Heraclio Gonzalez Jr., Dylan Mendoza and Nikolas Villareal to compete in the Corpus Corpus Christi 7-Day Film Project (CC7D), an annual filmmaking competition and screening. Their film “The Dazzling Dancersons” made official...Read more  

Dr. Olivia Modesto, Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher and Bilingual Education, was selected as the Teacher Educator of the Year of the Texas Association for the Education of Young Children (TXAEYC). TXAEYC is an affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and partner with Texas Education Association (TEA).   Modesto was selected as this year’s recipient for her extraordinary contributions to the field of early care and...Read more  

By Elaine Barnes Coordinator, Alumni and Donor Communications KINGSVILLE (September 10, 2019) — The John E. Conner Museum at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will host a grand opening for their newest exhibit, En Mi Familia, inspired by the art and storytelling of Carmen Lomas Garza, alumna. A VIP opening will be held Friday, Sept. 13, at the museum. A limited number of tickets, priced at $50, are still available. The ticket includes a walk-through of the exhibit with Lomas...Read more  

            KINGSVILLE (September 6, 2019) — Dr. Ari Sherris, associate professor of bilingual education at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, was the co-recipient of the 2019 Best Article Award from the International Association of Task-Based Language Teaching. He and co-writer Kate Riestenberg, a Postdoctoral Fellow at Bryn Mawr College, won the award for their article Task-Based Teaching of Indigenous Languages: Investment...Read more  

            KINGSVILLE (September 4, 2019) — The Department of History, Political Science and Philosophy at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will host a special guest speaker, Mary Jo O’Rear, at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, in the Blue Room in Sam Fore Hall. O’Rear will talk about Coastal Bend Catastrophe: The 1919...Read more  

Sept. 3, 2019 (Kingsville, TX) - The Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute (CKWRI) at Texas A&M University-Kingsville announced today, a landmark $2 million gift in support of its Texas Native Seeds Program (TNS).  The anonymous gift will create an endowment to support operations of TNS across Texas to develop locally adapted native seed supplies for commercial production and to conduct applied habitat restoration research.  The predecessor of TNS, the South Texas...Read more  

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