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KINGSVILLE (May 5, 2022) — Dr. Greg Sanders, Regents Professor of Music and coordinator of theory/composition studies at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, has been selected by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society — as the 2022-2024 Phi Kappa Phi Artist. Sanders received the award for his career accomplishments as a professor, musician and composer and his scholarly...

KINGSVILLE — Texas A&M University-Kingsville hosted a book release event at the John E. Conner Museum on Tuesday, April 26, for university alumna and author Colonel Lisa Carrington Firmin, USAF (Ret.), for her release titled Stories from the Front: Pain Betrayal, and Resilience on the MST Battlefield. The event served as the official launch of Firmin’s book tour which will also make a summer stop at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Firmin’s book...

KINGSVILLE (April 11, 2022) — History students from Texas A&M University-Kingsville will present their research on the history of the City of Bishop during a symposium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in the Mi Familia Gallery at the John E. Conner Museum, 905 W. Santa Gertrudis Ave. Students in the HIST 3301 Methods of Historical Research class, taught by Dr. Dean T. Ferguson, history professor in the history, political science and philosophy department,...

KINGSVILLE (April 7, 2022) — The College of Arts and Sciences at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will host their annual Dean’s Colloquium at noon Monday, April 11, in room 221 of the Memorial Student Union Building. This year’s topic is Why Should We Help Them? Democracy and Development. The featured speaker is Dr. Jeremi Suri, Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs and Professor of Public Affairs and History at the LBJ...

Angel Jimenez, a music major at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, was invited to audition for the Spanish language talent show on Estrella TV called Tengo Talento Mucho Talento. Her audition will be shown at 7 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, April 6, on Estrella TV. It can be viewed on Roku or the free Estrella TV app. The day after the episode airs on Estrella TV, it can be watched online at https://estrellatv.com/programas/tengo-talento-mucho-talento/sobre-el-show. Jimenez...

KINGSVILLE — Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s Concert Choir is performing the 9th Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven with the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra (CCSO) and three other choirs from Corpus Christi and San Antonio. The performance will be at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, at the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Performing Arts Center. Tickets for attending the concert in person and online can be purchased online at the...

KINGSVILLE (March 29, 2022) — The Opera and Musical Theatre Workshop at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will present The Addams Family Quarantined Concert Version Friday, April 29, and Sunday, May 1, in Jones Auditorium. Friday’s performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. while Sunday’s is a matinee at 3 p.m. “This is an adapted version of The Addams Family Musical which was rewritten in order to negotiate the times we are living in,”...

KINGSVILLE (March 25, 2022) — Dr. Alexander Sanchez-Behar, associate professor of music theory in the School of Music at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, recently received the Vincent H. Duckles Award from the Music Library Association for his book, John Adams: A Research and Information Guide. “This book is a comprehensive guide to the musical works and...

KINGSVILLE — The Texas A&M University-Kingsville Jazz Festival will return this year with 28 high and middle school jazz bands from across Texas. The festival is a two-day event held on Friday and Saturday, March 25 and 26, in the Jones Auditorium. The festivalincludescompetitions, concerts and a jazz clinic featuring world-renowned jazz saxophonist Bob Reynolds. Reynolds will performwith TAMUK Jazz Combo I and TAMUK...

KINGSVILLE (March 11, 2022) — The Didactic Program in Dietetics at Texas A&M University-Kingsville has been re-accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Housed under the department of biological and health sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences, the dietetic program is the only accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics south of San Antonio. This new reaccreditation lasts for...

KINGSVILLE (March 10, 2022) — Four students from Texas A&M University-Kingsville were winners at the 17th Annual TAMUS Pathways Research Symposium held Thursday and Friday, March 3-4, at Texas A&M University in College Station. Abcde Cirilo, a chemistry major from Kingsville, placed first in the undergraduate life sciences division with her poster The effect of snake venom CRiSPs on the production of cytokines in human dermal blood and lymphatic endothelial cells....

Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s School of Music will host its annual Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021 in Jones Auditorium. The Christmas Concert represents the School of Music’s gift to the community – the gift of music. There will be about 180 students performing representing four different musical ensembles including Concert and Chamber Choirs, Jazz Band I, Wind Symphony and student members of the Kingsville Symphony...

KINGSVILLE — The Jazz Bash, Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s Jazz Program’s Annual Fall Concert extravaganza, will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021 in Jones Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. The concert will feature Jazz Band III directed by Edward Moncada, adjunct professor of Band, Jazz Studies and History of Rock and Roll; Jazz Band II directed by Dr. Kyle Millsap, associate professor of Trumpet and Jazz; and Jazz Band...

The Texas A&M University-Kingsville School of Music will pay tribute to the Texas Jazz Festival which is usually held in Corpus Christi every year.All jazz music lovers are invitedto attend the outdoor concert from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, outside the Music Education Complex, located on the corner of Armstrong St. and Santa Gertrudis Ave.“Texas A&M-Kingsvillehas been performing at the Texas Jazz Festival for many years and we consider the...

KINGSVILLE (October 12, 2021) – Texas A&M University-Kingsville will host a symposium and a Tejano Heritage Awards Banquet as part of the University’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. The symposium, a free event hosted by the department of Art, Communication and Theatre, will feature a presentation by writer Sergio Tronconso, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, in the Little Theatre. The symposium is open to the public with COVID safety rules in...

Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s School of Music has partnered with KEDT Radio to highlight the university’s talent and share it with South Texas. Performances will be presented on KEDT 90.3 twice a month, usually on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, during the noon hour, immediately after the news. Some of the performances, which will be about 35 minutes long, will be streamed from the School of Music Complex or from the...

KINGSVILLE (August 13, 2021) — Fannin Innovation Studio announces it has been awarded a $2 million Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant from the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs, National Institutes of Health (NIH) for development of a novel RaptamerTM-based antivenom, in partnership with Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Snake bite envenomation is a significant problem in the United States (U.S.) and worldwide that can result in...

Karen Colchado Davila, a senior music education major at Texas A&M-Kingsville from Corpus Christi, placed in the finals round of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) national competition. Davila tied for second place in the finals round of the Graduate/Advanced Category of American Negro Spirituals at the virtual NATS student auditions. The competition featured more than 1,100 singers who were eligible to enter from the regional rounds submitted auditions for the...

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has selected two Texas A&M University-Kingsville faculty members as 2021 E. Kika De La Garza Fellows. They are among the 25 faculty and staff chosen from Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) across the nation. Dr. Ammar Bhandari, Assistant Professor of Soil Health, Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management was selected as a Science Fellow. “It means a lot for me to get selected for this program,” Bhandari said....

When COVID-19 became the cause of canceled performances and in-person rehearsals, a Texas A&M University-Kingsville professor saw an opportunity. Dr. Oscar Diaz, professor of Trombone at the School of Music, began bringing others into his virtual classroom with master classes. A master class is a lesson where someone who is an expert at something such as music gives advice to a group of talented students. “When COVID hit, I had more people...

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