Special Events

Dr. Steve F. Bain

“The Global Impact of Rural Mental Health Advocacy”

Dr. Steve F. Bain

Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling


Tuesday, April 10, 6 p.m.

Peacock Auditorium, Biological and Health Sciences Building

Attendees of the lecture will learn more about the problems associated with rural mental health care, how the issues Texas is having with rural mental health care affect the entire world, and the ways that A&M-Kingsville is strategically set up to provide training and education to properly equip future mental health care professionals.

Dr. Steve Bain is a Licensed Professional Counselor and LPC Intern Supervisor. His research interests include rural mental counseling, graduate student success, and self-injurers. Bain has authored or co-authored scholarly articles in some 30 refereed publications, and presented at international, national, state, and local academic conferences.

He holds a Doctor of Ministry in Counseling from Luther Rice University, a Master of Science in Counseling & Personnel Services from the University of Memphis, and a Bachelor of Science in History from the University of North Alabama, Florence.

2018 Season Past Events

Texas A&M-Kingsville Jazz Festival celebrates 51st year

trombonist Michael Dease

Michael Dease


March 23-24, 7 p.m.

Jones Auditorium
855 N. Armstrong St.
High school and middle school jazz bands from all over Texas will converge to help celebrate the 51st Annual Texas A&M University-Kingsville Jazz Festival Friday and Saturday, March 23-24.

This year’s featured guest, trombonist Michael Dease, will be performing with Texas A&M-Kingsville’s Jazz Band I during the 7 p.m. concert Saturday in Jones Auditorium. Tickets are $7 each and are available by calling the music department at 361-593-2803 or visiting them in room 112 of the Bellamah Music Building.

Performing at the Friday night concert in Jones Auditorium are Jazz Band IV, Latin Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band III. Admission is free.

The Jazz Festival is expecting school bands from all over Texas, ranging from Austin to the north, Del Rio to the west, Victoria to the east and Mission to the south.

51st Annual Texas A&M University–Kingsville Jazz Festival 

March 23

Middle School/High School Jazz Band Competition

3 – 6:30 p.m.

Free Admission

Jones Auditorium 

Friday Evening Concert

7 p.m.

Featuring: Jazz Band IV, Latin Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Band III, then the Awards Presentation   

Free Admission

Jones Auditorium 

March 24

High School Jazz Band Competition

Jones Auditorium:  8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Recital Hall:  8:30 – 10 a.m.

Free Admission 

Saturday Evening Concert

7 p.m.

Featuring:  Jazz Band II, Awards Presentation, Jazz Band I with Michael Dease

Admission:  $7 per person  

Jones Auditorium

Presidential Performing and Visual Arts Series



January 24, Wednesday 7 p.m.

Jones Auditorium
855 N. Armstrong St.
Free Admission

The “intellectually, emotionally and musically rich” (Star Tribune) men’s vocal ensemble Cantus is known for its trademark warmth and blend, innovative programming and engaging performances of music ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st Century.

Cantus performs more than 60 concerts each year in national and international touring, and in its home of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, and has released 17 albums on its self-titled label.

Parking Options:

·        Bellamah Music Building lot, 905 W. Engineering Avenue

·        Lot at the corner of Armstrong Street and Avenue C

Sponsored By Texas A&M University-Kingsville

University Lectureship Series Presents

Karith Foster

Karith Foster

Speaker, Humorist and Author

Stereotyped 101™

February 12, Monday 7 p.m.

Memorial Student Union Building Ballrooms

Free Admission

Hosted by the Campus Activities Board, Student Health & Wellness and University Housing and Residence Life

“Stereotyped 101™” is designed to educate and cultivate a sincere comprehension of the intersection of modern day diversity. Karith Foster uses a blend of humor, interactive audience participation and heartfelt personal stories to engage her audience and shed light on taboo subjects that include, but are not limited to, racism, homophobia, class-ism, even size-ism.

The former co-host of controversial radio personality Don Imus and former Fortune 500 human resources executive administrator brings a blend of knowledge and experience when conveying the ever-present need to address diversity. 

For more information, go online to www.tamuk.edu/specialevents or call 361-593-2760.

University Lectureship Series Presents

RJ Mitte Co-Star of AMC's Breaking Bad & Equality and Diversity Activist “Overcoming Adversity: Turning a Disadvantage to an Advantage”

RJ Mitte

Co-Star of AMC's Breaking Bad & Equality and Diversity Activist

Overcoming Adversity: Turning a Disadvantage to an Advantage

 (Question and Answer Session to Follow Presentation)

February 28, Wednesday 7 p.m.

Jones Auditorium
855 N. Armstrong St.
Free Admission

RJ is best known for playing Walt Jr. on the Emmy-winning AMC drama Breaking Bad – like his character on the show, he also battles with cerebral palsy. In addition to that star-making role, RJ has appeared on the big and small screen, captivating audiences on Showtime’s Weeds, NBC’s Vegas, Freeform’s Switched at Birth and CW’s Everybody Hates Chris.

With the mission of removing the stigma associated with disability, RJ has become a passionate activist, serving as celebrity youth ambassador for United Cerebral Palsy and several other causes. On stage, RJ draws from his experiences on and off camera to engage the audience in important discussion about diversity and acceptance.

For more information, go online to www.tamuk.edu/specialevents or call 361-593-2760.

The Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Presidential Performing and Visual Arts Series Presents

Molière Than Thou



March 5, Monday7 p.m.

Little Theatre
853 N. Armstrong St.
Free Admission

What if legendary French playwright and actor Molière was alive and well, and had to perform his greatest comedic plays all by himself? That’s the premise of Molière than Thou, a unique, energetic show from Timothy Mooney, who has adapted Molière’s works of ingenious satire and delivered them to audiences around the country.

Mooney moves his one-person performance through School for Wives, Bourgeois Gentleman, Tartuffe, Scapin and Precious Young Maidens with surprising ease, constantly employing – some say exploiting – members of the audience as his scene partners and objects of attention.

In Addition

Free Workshop: “Conquering Theatrical Style”
2-4:30 p.m.
Blue Room, Fore Hall
915 W. Engineering Ave.

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