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September 2019

Several Texas A&M University-Kingsville students will receive awards after their performance of Annie Baker’s The Flick in the Little Theatre last weekend.   A representative from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival attended the all-student production and responded by awarding the students, TAMUK Theatre Program announced.   The play was produced by Alpha Psi Omega, a national drama fraternity, and directed by Laurie Guajardo.   Students registered the...

The Kingsville Symphony Orchestra will open its 14th season with a concert set for Sunday, Oct. 6. Music of the World, featuring Dr. Sarah Wildey-Richmond on bassoon, will begin at 3 p.m. in the Jones Auditorium. The concert will include works by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov, Miguel del Aguila, Aaron Copland and Modest Mussorgsky. The ensemble is comprised of students from the Music Department at Texas A&M University-Kingsville and professional players from around South Texas. The orchestra was...

A Texas A&M University-Kingsville 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 East...

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 and material...

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 consideration...

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 Garza, a fun...

            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 and Methodology Principles in...

            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 Hurricane.               O’Rear is an alumnus of Texas...

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 Natives...

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