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April 2016

Christine Reiser-Robbins, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, has been named a “Bringer of Light” by the campus group Servants of Las Luminarias.  An anonymous collection of campus community members, the Servants of Las Luminarias select those that they feel are “bringers of the light of the knowledge of goodness to the Texas A&M University-Kingsville campus community.”   As an honoree,...Read more  

Hundreds were in attendance for the Texas A&M University-Kingsville President’s Legacy Ball, an event which served to recognize four major contributors to the university with induction into its Legacy Society.  The President’s Legacy Ball is annually held in the Memorial Student Union Building Ballrooms and hosted by the university’s President and First Lady, Dr. Steven Tallant and wife, Karen. Each year, the event recognizes individuals, families,...Read more  

More than 100 Texas A&M University-Kingsville students presented their research during the 7th Annual Javelina Research Symposium Tuesday, April 19.             Students at all levels are encouraged to conduct research alongside faculty mentors. The Javelina Research Symposium provides students an opportunity to share their findings with the university...Read more  

The inaugural class of the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Phi Kappa Phi chapter were initiated Tuesday, April 26. Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society.            A total of 109 students were initiated in a ceremony that took place at Texas A&M-Kingsville.  The fledgling Texas A&M-Kingsville chapter became the 332nd chapter of Phi Kappa Phi earlier...Read more  

         For the second consecutive year, a Texas A&M University-Kingsville student is the top kinesiology student in the state and nation.          Joel Perez, a senior exercise science/pre-PT major from Brownsville, is the recipient of the 2016 American Kinesiology Association (AKA) National Scholar Award. Perez recently received the 2016 Texas...Read more  

A new Recreational Sports facilities project at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will add nearly 20 new facilities, fostering a sense of community at the growing campus. The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents approved construction on the $7 million project during their meeting on April 27. Construction is set to begin in June 2016. The project will add eight National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) regulation tennis courts, six new NCAA beach volleyball courts, two...Read more  

Seven chemical engineering students from Texas A&M University-Kingsville took first place in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Chem-E-Car Competition™ for the organization’s Southwest Regional Conference.  The Chem-E-Car Competition™ is an annual competition hosted by AIChE. The competition engages college students in designing and constructing a model car powered by a chemical energy source that will safely carry a specified load...Read more  

Members of the Distance Learning and Instructional Technology staff at Texas A&M University-Kingsville recently attended the 19th Annual Texas Distance Learning Association Conference in San Antonio. Several staff members are officers of the organization while others presented at conference sessions. The university also was a Gold Sponsor. Rolando Garza, Instructional Designer II, was the conference chair for the event and is currently President-elect. He takes over as president July 1....Read more  

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