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KINGSVILLE (September 23, 2021) — Below are events scheduled at Texas A&M University-Kingsville for Hispanic Heritage Month 2021. More events will be added as information becomes available. If there are any campus events not listed, please contact Julie Navejar at julie.navejar@tamuk.edu. Friday, September 24 Mariachi Showcase Mesquite Grove 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, September 25 Football Tailgate Tamale eating contest-3:30 p.m. Grito contest-4:15...

Texas A&M University-Kingsville was included on a list of top performers on social mobility by the U.S. News and World Report. Texas A&M-Kingsville ranked 100th on the list and tied with several othernational universities. The listing ranks nearly 400 universities from across the nation, landing Texas A&M-Kingsville near the top 25%. The University also ranked 12th in Texas for social mobility and among the top 15 institutions in the state overall. This ranking...

Dr. Eliezer Louzada, professor of Agronomy and Resource Sciences at the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Citrus Center, recently published an article in HortTechnology journal. The article “Grapefruit: History, Use, and Breeding” was featured in Volume 31(2021); Issue 3 (June). Louzada completed the article with Chandrika Ramadugu, a project scientist at the University of California Riverside. HortTechnology is the primary outreach publication of...

KINGSVILLE (September 2, 2021) — The Texas A&M University-Kingsville Foundation, Inc. officially completed the With You. Without Limits. Campaign at the close of business Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021 with a major gift from Roberto (Bob) ’70 and Trauterose (Traute) Montoya. This major gift adds to the VRC Roberto and Trauterose Montoya ROTC Scholarship Endowment the couple established in 2015. The Montoyas are longtime supporters of Texas A&M...

KINGSVILLE — Texas Native Seeds (TNS), a research program of the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute (CKWRI) at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, recently received a grant from the Texas Department of Transporation (TxDOT). The $1.5 million grant was awarded for the project “Native Plant and Pollinator Seed Source Development and Specification Program Cooperation.” The funds will be used during the years 2022 to...

Texas A&M University-Kingsville faculty members who completed a course from the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) received pins and certificates from the association. Faculty who earned the certificate in"Effective Teaching Practices" were honored with a reception and award ceremony on Aug. 24 in the Memorial Student Union Building. The Texas A&M University System sent a medallion and letter from Dr. James Hallmark, Vice Chancellor for...

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...

KINGSVILLE (August 13, 2021) — Texas A&M University-Kingsville students walked the stage Friday, Aug. 6, during Summer Commencement. There were 340 prospective graduates that received degrees in three separate ceremonies that were set up to allow for social distancing. Students from the College of Arts and Sciences received their degrees at the 9 a.m. ceremony, followed by the Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the College of...

KINGSVILLE (August 11, 2021) — The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents recently approved the naming of the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Soils Science Laboratory in honor of the late Clarence F. “Dick” Schendel ’51, ’55. Located within the Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Texas A&M-Kingsville, the laboratory is utilized for both teaching and research purposes. Dick...

KINGSVILLE (August 9, 2021) — In a continuing effort to remove financial barriers for current students, Texas A&M-Kingsville has received additional federal support from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF III) through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. These funds will become available beginning fall 2021. They will be utilized for any component of a student’s cost of attendance or emergency costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including tuition, food,...

A trombone quartet from Texas A&M University-Kingsville School of Music was named the winner of the International Trombone Association’s (ITA) trombone quartet competition in July at Columbus State University in Georgia. The quartet, named The Chulobones, consists of three music education and performance majors, including Joey Guerra of Brownsville; Guillermo Navarro of Laredo, Carlos D. García of Brownsville; and A&M-Kingsville alumni Eden Garza, of...

The process of applying for financial aid is becoming faster thanks to a change in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) verification process by the U.S. Department of Education. Most students who are flagged for verification by the Department of Education (DOE) will not need to provide verification of family size and income for the 2021-2022 FAFSA cycle, according to the Office of Student Financial Aid.Some students may have to verify their identity and...

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....

KINGSVILLE — Texas A&M-Kingsville is helping remove financial barriers for nearly 800 students with outstanding account balances by eliminating that debt, allowing students to complete their college degrees with less of a financial burden. The Javelina Rebound program leverages federal support from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund and will cover debt owed to the institution incurred by students during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The pandemic...

KINGSVILLE — TheJavelinaAlumni Association of Texas A&M University-Kingsville has announced the recipients of this year’s Distinguished Alumni Awards, as well as the recipients of the Rising Star Award and the Blue and GoldServiceAward. This year’s Distinguished Alumni Award recipientsare Armando Hinojosa ’66; retired U.S. Army Col. Bob A. Bowden ’86, Ph.D.; Dr. Linda...

KINGSVILLE — High school students from across Texas visited the Texas A&M University-Kingsville campus for the Texas 4-H Livestock Ambassador Short Course June 21-24. The course at the university, in partnership with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, was one of three Texas 4-H Livestock Ambassador Short Course in the state. Nearly 20 students enrolled in the course at Texas A&M-Kingsville. While on campus, the students toured facilities, learned...

KINGSVILLE — The Veterinary Technology Program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville held its first Veterinary Science Camp on campus June 7-9. The three-day camp hosted 25 high school students from different areas of Texas including Fort Worth, San Antonio and Houston. Christine Hoskinson, Assistant Director for the Veterinary Technology Program, said the camp was held to give high school students interested in veterinary medicine experience in the...

KINGSVILLE (June 8, 2021) — 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 2021 semester. The President’s List requires a grade point average of 4.00 on all work attempted for a particular semester, with a minimum of 15 semester undergraduate hours completed, exclusive of credit only (CR) courses. The Dean’s List requires...

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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