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February 2020

Students and faculty from the Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture and Natural Resources brought home a number of awards from the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society (TCTWS) state meeting in February.  Alex Meza, a junior from Mission, received first place in photography in the Humor Category.  The plant identification team placed second as a team with Kye Johnston, a senior from Victoria, placing second in the individual score competition. Plant team identification...

KINGSVILLE (February 28, 2020) — The undergraduate teacher preparation program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville has been given an A rating by the National Council on Teacher Quality’s Teacher Prep Review. In total, 15 traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in Texas earned an A in the 2020 Teacher Prep Review.   Texas A&M-Kingsville joins Texas A&M University and Texas A&M University-San Antonio as the only schools in The Texas A&M University System included in the...

KINGSVILLE (Feb. 25, 2020) — Representatives from the health and kinesiology department at Texas A&M University-Kingsville attended the annual meeting of the Texas Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (Texas ACSM) and brought home their share of awards. Alyssa Fick, a senior exercise science/pre-physical therapy student from Corpus Christi, won the Undergraduate Scholar Award as the top undergraduate exercise science student in Texas. Fick also is the Exercise...

Students and faculty from the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Dick and Mary Lewis College of Agriculture and Natural Resources earned awards from the Subtropical Agriculture and Environments Society Annual Meeting held Friday February 7, 2020 at South Texas College in Weslaco, Texas.   Shae Diehl won first place in the undergraduate level competition for her presentation entitled,  Changes in agricultural land cover in the Texas panhandle: 2004-2019. Diehl is mentored by Dr....

The Nueces Chapter of Society of Professional Engineers named Analyssa Hernandez, an engineering student at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, its Student Engineer of the Year Award.   Hernandez, from Corpus Christi, is a first-generation college student and will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering and a minor in Mathematics in May 2020. She was recognized for her outstanding achievements in class, internships m undergraduate research activities and...

Junior and senior high school students from Corpus Christi and Kingsville listened to motivational speaker and author Sergio Tinoco at H.M. King High School Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020.   Texas A&M University-Kingsville's Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) students learned about Tinoco’s struggles as a young migrant worker and how he strived to get an education. He signed and gave out copies of his book, Proud American: The Migrant, Soldier and...

Texas A&M University Kingsville’s Biomedical Research Group and biology graduate students are hosting a seminar speaker on the human kidney.   Dr. Thomas Carroll will speak on “Defining the role of fibroblast heterogeneity in the kidney form and function” at noon on Friday, Feb 21, in the Peacock Auditorium, located in the Biology-Earth Science Hall Room 100.   The seminar topic will include a recent discovery that revealed the fibroblasts of the kidney are...

KINGSVILLE (February 17, 2020) — Dr. Natalya Delcoure, dean of the College of Business Administration has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). She will begin a three-year term July 1, 2020 and continue through June 30, 2023.   For the next three years, Delcoure will be an official representative of an organization from the Americas. “It is an honor to serve on the AACSB Board of Directors...

To celebrate engineers everywhere, Texas A&M University-Kingsville will host a week of celebration during National Engineers Week, the week of Feb. 16. Events will kick off on Monday, Feb. 17, with cake and punch from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the Engineering Complex. On Tuesday, Feb. 18, student organizations will have a showcase from 9 a.m. to noon in the Engineering Complex. The community is invited to an open house event on Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the first floor of the...

School of Music students and professors at Texas A&M University-Kingsville are once again earning international recognition. The trombone choir, led by Dr. Oscar Diaz and assisted by Dr. Megan Boutin, was named the Second Runner-up in the Emory Remington Competition, which is one of several competitions held by the International Trombone Association.  “For the Texas A&M-Kingsville Select Trombone Ensemble to place second runner-up is a huge accomplishment,” Diaz said....

Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s American Chemical Society student chapter has been selected to receive a national award. The organization, which has more than 20 members, was recently reinstated as an active chapter. According to its website, the Society Committee on Education selects student chapters to receive special recognition on the basis of their programs and activities. “I am very proud of our student chapter,” said Crystal Chi, the chapter’s president....

KINGSVILLE (February 10, 2020) — Texas A&M University-Kingsville students can potentially save the life of a cancer patient by joining the Be The Match Registry during GenCure’s fifth annual Be The Cure On Campus marrow registry drive Feb. 17-19.   The drive is in honor of Lou Gonzalez, an A&M-Kingsville student who passed away in his junior year after a long battle with leukemia.   “Lou is no longer here, so this is my mission,” said Cindie Barrera Deleon,...

Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s Wind Symphony has made the list of semi-finalists in the American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts. The organization announced the semi-finalist bands and wind ensembles for the year 2019 to 2020 on Jan 29, 2020. The Wind Symphony, directed by Dr. Scott Anthony Jones, is one of seven ensembles to make the university division list. The ensemble is the premiere concert band at A&M-Kingsville and serves the region through...

Dr. Steven Lukefahr, Professor in the Department of Animal Science and Technology in the Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Texas A&M University-Kingsville has been selected to receive the 2020 Darwin B. Nelson Distinguished Research Award from the Transformative Emotional Intelligence Foundation (TEIF).   Lukefahr will receive a $2,500 research award at the Seventeenth Annual Institute for Emotional Intelligence in Corpus Christi on February 28...

KINGSVILLE (February 4, 2020) — Film shorts from a number of countries have been submitted to Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s newly launched film festival, Blazing Sun Independent Film Shorts Festival, including from New Zealand, Canada, Qatar, Ireland, United Arab Emirates and Russian Federation.   The festival’s mission is to discover and celebrate independent films, and, in so doing, promote excellence and innovation in film storytelling.   “Our festival...

KINGSVILLE (February 3, 2020) — The 2020 1Q/2Q Distinguished Lecturer from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), Dr. Sergey Fomel, will be making a stop at Texas A&M University-Kingsville with his presentation Automating Seismic Data Analysis and Interpretation. Fomel will present his lecture at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at Peacock Auditorium in the Biology and Earth Sciences Building.   “Recent developments in artificial intelligence and machine learning can automate...

KINGSVILLE (February 3, 2020) — After a nearly two-year process, the Department of Music at Texas A&M University-Kingsville has earned the designation School of Music. The process started with Dr. Paul Hageman, Regents Professor and Chair of Music, making the request to university administration and ended with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approving the new designation.     Hageman said a School of Music is usually a larger, more comprehensive unit than a...

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