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KINGSVILLE (January 13, 2023) — It’s time to listen to some cool jazz tunes from your music collection. Who do you choose? Why the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Trumpet Studio and their new album Out of the Blue of course! A nine-member trumpet ensemble, all with experience on the university’s Jazz Band, were chosen to perform on this four-song EP that is available on all of the major streaming services including Apple Music, Spotify,...

KINGSVILLE (January 5, 2023) — Dr. Dolores Guerrero, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Texas A&M University-Kingsville was recently appointed president of the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences (CCAS). “The opportunity to serve as president for CCAS provides a level of recognition for our university at a national and international level, invaluable networking with deans across diverse institutions and opportunities for ongoing professional...

KINGSVILLE (December 14, 2022) — A graduate student at Texas A&M University-Kingsville recently received a $3,000 Career Development Grant from the American Association of University Women (AAUW). The recipient, Vanessa Muniz, is currently pursuing her master’s degree in social work and expected to graduate in May 2023. Muniz said the grant will go towards her tuition and research. The overall focus of her research has been mental healthcare and...

KINGSVILLE (November 22, 2022) — The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents recently approved the establishment of the Institute for Rural Mental Health Initiatives (IRMHI) at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Dr. Steve Bain, former dean of the College of Education and Human Performance, is the founding director. “Texas A&M-Kingsville is the natural place for the Institute for Rural Mental Health Initiatives,” Bain said....

KINGSVILLE (November 22, 2022) — Dr. Maria Martinez, associate vice president for student access at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, recently received notice of a $1.767 million grant from the United States Department of Education for the project entitled Texas A&M University-Kingsville Child Care Means Parents in School. The funds will be used for the CCAMPIS (Child Care Access Means Parents in School) program aimed at bringing parents with...

KINGSVILLE (November 17, 2022) — The Texas A&M System Board of Regents approved the formation of the Mexican American Studies Institute (MASI) at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. MASI will be under the direction of Dr. Alberto Rodriguez, associate professor of history. “The Mexican American Studies Institute was established to honor and showcase the legacy of Mexican Americans in the Coastal Bend, South Texas and the Borderlands...

KINGSVILLE (August 29, 2022) — Students from nearly 25 area middle and junior high schools will be on the Texas A&M University-Kingsville campus for the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Region Choir clinic and concert on Friday, Nov. 11. Students who participate in the region choir have been invited by competitive audition. The top students from each section were chosen to be a part of the choir that will be rehearsing and performing a concert on Friday evening in the...

KINGSVILLE (September 23, 2022) — Dr. Brian Robinson, associate professor of philosophy at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, is the principal investigator on a grant from the National Science Foundation worth nearly $573,000. The project, Investigating the Philosophical Commitments of University Scientists across Disciplines, will look at philosophical views on the nature and practice of science as others in the same scientific...

The director of the National Natural Toxins Research Center (NNTRC) was featured on a recent podcast episode of “Wonder with the Witte” hosted by San Antonio’s Witte Museum. The bonus episode, “A visit to the National Natural Toxins Research Center,” debuted on August 25, 2022, and is available on the museum’s website and various podcasting platforms. Dr. Elda Sánchez, Director of the NNTRC and a professor in the Department...

KINGSVILLE (May 23, 2022) — The Institute for Citizens and Scholars has named Dr. Liliana Rodriguez, assistant professor of sociology at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, as one of 28 new Career Enhancement Fellows for the 2022-23 academic year. The Career Enhancement Fellowship is funded by the Mellon Foundation and administered by Citizens and Scholars. It seeks to increase the presence of underrepresented junior and other faculty members in the humanities, social...

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 festival includes competitions, concerts and a jazz clinic featuring world-renowned jazz saxophonist Bob Reynolds. Reynolds will perform with 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...

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