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The annual Senior Design Conference of the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will be available online for a second year. The conference will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 23, through Blackboard Collaborate. The Senior Design Conference showcases student capstone projects in architectural, chemical, civil, environmental, electrical, mechanical and natural gas engineering. Computer science projects also are...

KINGSVILLE (April 14, 2021) — Alice native Jessica N. Hinojosa has received the 2021 National Master’s Scholar Award from the American Kinesiology Association (AKA). Hinojosa is a graduate student and graduate assistant in the master’s kinesiology program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Hinojosa, who holds a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Texas A&M-Kingsville, is the first graduate student to win this award, though Javelina...

After a year of constant cancellations of performances for students and faculty of Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s School of Music, one professor thought of a way to feature the school’s musicians. Dr. Melinda Brou, School of Music Graduate Co-Coordinator and professor of voice and opera, said she noticed other schools had online events to show performances by students and wanted to bring that to Texas A&M-Kingsville. For the month of April,...

The Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s School of Music Trumpet Ensemble has been named a finalist in the National Trumpet Competition (NTC). Students entered the Virtual Trumpet Ensemble Division by submitting videos of their performances, with the goal of creating both a great performance and a memorable, creative video. The division is open to all levels of college students - undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral. This ensemble had five...

KINGSVILLE (April 8, 2021) — Matthew Almaraz, a junior at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, recently had the opportunity to participate in the Catto-Lecount Fellows Program for Equity and Inclusion, a virtual meeting provided by Pennsylvania State University. The program exposes students to doctoral study in the discipline of history. A Kingsville native, Almaraz, is majoring in history and English and minoring in philosophy. “Most importantly, I got out of...

Texas A&M University-Kingsville students and faculty received more than a dozen awards at the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society (TCTWS) state meeting. Due to COVID, the annual conference was held virtually in February 2021. Dr. Scott Henke, Regents Professor and Chair of the Rangeland and Wildlife Science Department in Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, reported that students from Texas A&M-Kingsville submitted about half of the...

KINGSVILLE (March 23, 2021) — Corpus Christi native Lee Govatos is an architectural historian and a storied former substitute teacher. He also is a collector of books about architecture and the allied arts who recently donated 530 books from his collection to the South Texas Archives at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. The collection is still being cataloged, but when that is complete, the books will be housed in the Special Collections Annex, next to the library...

KINGSVILLE (March 22, 2021) — Kevin Hernandez, a senior at George West High School, wants to be football coach. To that end, he applied for admission to Texas A&M University-Kingsville to major in kinesiology. Kevin has been accepted and Friday, March 19, members of the admissions crew from Javelina Nation visited Kevin at his school to present him with his admission letter. However, Kevin got more than he expected. He was presented his acceptance letter by Dr. Darin...

Local high schools had the opportunity to compete virtually in Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s annual Engineers Week competition. This year’s competition had the theme “Imagining Tomorrow.” Two teams were selected as winners including Collegiate High School’s Droid Rage 2 team and Miller Metro Prep School of Design’s Metro Bucs team. Dr. Larry Peel, a professor in the mechanical and industrial engineering...

A new minor program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will help prepare STEM students for careers in Cyber Intelligence. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) awarded $466,324 to the university to develop a multidisciplinary minor and certificate program at the College of Engineering’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department. The minor will begin in Fall 2021 and will provide Texas A&M-Kingsville students with cyber intelligence and security...

Over the past year, the Texas A&M System institutions have done an amazing job in responding to the pandemic and protecting the health of our faculty, staff and students. With the end of the spring semester only 6-8 weeks away, A&M system members should continue to follow system guidance, “Guidance for Spring Semester of 2021 and Related Issues” issued in October 2020 on testing, face coverings, classes, physical distancing, occupancy limitations, co-curricular...

An assistant research professor at the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Citrus Center received an award to fund research on treatment and control of the citrus greening disease. The United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service awarded $349,794 to Dr. Madhura Kunta for his project “Providing Practical Solutions for Huanglongbing Treatment and Prevention.” According to the project description, Huanglongbing (HLB) is the most severe threat to...

KINGSVILLE, Texas – The Texas A&M-Kingsville athletics department is excited to announce the launch of the Official Javelina Athletics Mobile App presented by Whataburger for fans, alumni and supporters to find up-to-the-minute news with everything related to the Javelinas. “Most the time, you can find our dining rooms full of student athletes and it’s something we look forward to after every home game,” said Joe Lukefahr, Whataburger Director of...

KINGSVILLE (February 12, 2021) — Dr. Jingbo Liu, chemistry professor at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, was recently named one of the 2021 Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). The announcement was made to coincide with the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, a global day celebrating achievement and promoting full and equal access to and participation in science for women and...

Cutline: Pictured here are donors to the new Agricultural Leaders Scholarship Endowment at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Shown from left, are Dr. Mark Hussey, president of Texas A&M University-Kingsville; Tom Best, Glenda Best, Judy Colston and Bill Colston Jr. by Elaine Barnes Coordinator, Alumni & Donor Communications Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Office of Alumni Services & Giving Feb. 12, 2021 (Kingsville, TX) – The Texas A&M University-Kingsville...

Texas A&M University-Kingsville School of Music students will represent their university and South Texas by competing as finalists in an international trombone quartet competition held by the International Trombone Association (ITA). The Chulobones trombone quartet 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...

A new podcast will shed light on wildlife issues in South Texas. Dr. Sandra Rideout-Hanzak, a Texas A&M University-Kingsville professor and certified senior wildland fire ecologist, has been selected to receive the 2021 Harvey Weil Sportsman Conservationist Award from the Rotary Club of Corpus Christi. The award of $100,000 will fund her podcast project “A Talk on the Wild Side.” “A Talk on the Wild Side” is scheduled to begin in June and will be...

KINGSVILLE (January 29, 2021) — Students from the College of Business Administration at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will offer free tax preparation through the VITA program again this year. But, because of the pandemic it will look a little different. This year, all tax prep will be done with virtual appointments or curbside drop-offs, said Dr. Genevieve Scalan, associate professor in the accounting and finance department, said. “We are still doing taxes...

Dr. Daniel Burt, associate professor and associate chair of the health and kinesiology department at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, was presented with a Presidential Award for Excellence in Leadership from the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE) at the recent annual conference. The Presidential Award recognizes outstanding leadership in the kinesiology-related field and to the organization of NAKHE. This award is not annual, but selectively given out by the...

KINGSVILLE (January 26, 2021) — The online Master’s degree in Business Administration at Texas A&M University-Kingsville is ranked among the top 100 in the nation, according to a prestigious list assembled by U.S. News and World Report. The online MBA in the College of Business Administration ranks at number 100 for online programs and 59 for online programs for veterans. The program placed first in the rank indicators for faculty credentials and training...

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