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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...

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...

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...

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 FranzLehár’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...

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...

KINGSVILLE (June 3, 2019) — The National Natural Toxins Research Center (NNTRC) at Texas A&M University-Kingsville received a renewal of funding from the National Institutes of Health to the tune of $2.46 million over the next five years. The NNTRC continues to be the only federally funded viper resource center in the United...

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...

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents has designated 13 faculty members and eight agency service, extension or research professionals within the A&M System as Regents Professors and Regents Fellows for 2018-2019. “These awards recognize and honor the exemplary accomplishments and contributions of our faculty, extension or research professionals,” said Elaine Mendoza, Chairman of The Texas A&M University System Board...

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...

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...

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...

KINGSVILLE (April 26, 2019) — The Opera Workshop at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will present two performances of The Merry Widow by Franz Lehár. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in Jones Auditorium. The Merry Widow tells the story of Sonia Glawari, a rich, young widow from the fictional country of Marsovia that is on the verge of bankruptcy. Baron Popoff hatches a plan that if the Widow Glawari...

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...

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...

Nine Texas A&M University-Kingsville music students will be competing at the National Opera Association’s National Conference next year. Dr. Melinda Brou, associate professor of voice and opera and the Opera Workshop director, submitted the students’ performance of Officer Krupke from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story. Only the top four submissions were invited to perform in the national finals of the category they entered, Brou said. The...

KINGSVILLE (June 19, 2019) — Texas A&M University-Kingsville has released the names of the students who made the President’s List, Dean’s List and Honor Roll for the spring 2019 semester. In order to qualify for the prestigious President’s List, a student must be enrolled in at least 15...

Theatre students have two plays coming in the next two weeks. This weekend, they will perform The Library by Scott Z. Burns. They will have three performances, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 3-4 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5. All three will be in The Little Theatre and admission will be $5. Partly...

The Jones Auditorium will be filled with music on Tuesday, Nov. 26, as the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Music Department Jazz bands will perform their 36th annual fall concert extravaganza. Many of the A&M-Kingsville jazz groups will be featured including Jazz Bands I, II, and III and the Latin Jazz Ensemble. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26, in the Jones Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. The concert will feature the Latin Jazz Ensemble...

Texas A&M University-Kingsville art students’ work will be showcased at Kleberg Bank for the community to enjoy. Dozens of art pieces were set up throughout the bank lobby, 100 E Kleberg Ave, to preview the students’ Untitled Art Show. A reception is set for 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at the Kleberg Bank. The artwork will be on display at the bank through Saturday, Nov. 23. New artwork will be displayed in the Untitled Art Show exhibition at the Ben Bailey Art...

KINGSVILLE (May 9, 2019) — More than 1,050 prospective graduates are ready to cross the stage to receive their degrees during three commencement ceremonies to be held at the Steinke Physical Education Center at Texas A&M University-Kingsville Friday, May...

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