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February 2019

Dr. Melinda Brou, associate professor of Voice and Opera at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, has been named a semi-finalist for the American Prize in Directing—The Charles Nelson Reilly Prize, 2019-2020, Opera Division. Brou said the production of Franz Franz Lehár’s operetta, The Merry Widow was submitted for the competition which was performed in Jones Auditorium last semester. The performance was a combined effort of the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Opera Workshop...

Texas A&M University-Kingsville is an official co-sponsor of the International Rural Mental Health Conference: Tackling Isolation and Fostering Connections.   Along with A&M-Kingsville, conference sponsors include the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) Inverness College and the Scottish Rural Health Partnership. The conference is scheduled for August 2019 at UHI, Inverness College in Inverness, Scotland.   The primary conference emphasis relates to international and...

            With the beginning of the New Year, Texas A&M University-Kingsville welcomed our 20th President Mark Hussey. President Hussey assumed his role on Jan. 2, 2019, and began his dedicated service to the development of the university, following longtime university president Dr. Steven Tallant. As part of his initiative to prioritize the partnership with the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Foundation, Inc., President Hussey is pleased to announce that...

KINGSVILLE (February 8, 2019) — The online industrial engineering master’s program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville has been ranked 66th in the nation in the Best Online Engineering Program category by U.S. News and World Report, for 2018.   In 2017, the program was ranked between 72 and 94 indicting that the A&M-Kingsville program is improving its ranking. There are currently about 32 students in the program and most of those are employed when they enrolled.   The...

            KINGSVILLE (February 8, 2019) — The Zeta Beta student chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will be one of the recipients of the Outstanding Chapter Award at the annual conference next month.               Texas A&M-Kingsville is one of only two schools in the state and 27 in the nation to receive...

            KINGSVILLE (February 14, 2019) — The online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville has received yet another high national ranking. This time, the communications certificate portion of the program has been ranked second in the top 15 in the nation by MBA Central.                         The...

Dr. J. Alfonso ‘Poncho’ Ortega-Santos, Professor and Research Scientist in the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute and the Department of Rangeland and Wildlife Sciences at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, has recently published his latest work on wildlife management. His book, Wildlife Ecology and Management in Mexicowas published by Texas A&M University Press and is available now.   Ortega-Santos’ book is the English version that has been in development for...

KINGSVILLE (February 19, 2019) — Texas A&M University-Kingsville has advanced to the second-highest tier of research universities according to the most recent update from The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The university is recognized as a Carnegie Classified Doctoral University with High Research Activity.   Of the 4,339 universities classified by the Carnegie Foundation, only six percent receive this distinction or higher.   Texas A&M...

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