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KINGSVILLE (December 13, 2019) — About 625 graduates crossed the stage to receive their degrees during two commencement ceremonies held at the Steinke Physical Education Center at Texas A&M University-Kingsville Friday, Dec. 13. At the 10:30 a.m. ceremony, graduates from the Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture and Natural Resources; the College of Business Administration and the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering received their degrees At the 2 p.m....

KINGSVILLE (April 9, 2019) — Dr. Michael Tewes has spent the last 35 years of his life studying the endangered ocelot. Over those years, he has had triumphs and setbacks, but he still works to save his beloved wild cat. During the 37th Annual Faculty Lecture, Tewes addressed some of these attempts to help the elusive...

KINGSVILLE (September 6, 2019) — Dr. Ari Sherris, associate professor of bilingual education at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, was the co-recipient of the 2019 Best Article Award from the International Association of Task-Based Language Teaching. He and co-writer Kate Riestenberg, a Postdoctoral Fellow at Bryn Mawr College, won the award for their article Task-Based Teaching of Indigenous Languages: Investment...

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...

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. Manuel Flores, journalism and communications professor at Texas A&M University- Kingsville, has been selected for an award from the Texas A&M System.Flores, who recently served as the NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative for A&M-Kingsville, will attend the Chancellor’s Summit on Diversity on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 on the Texas A&M University-Commerce campus in the Memorial Student Center. He will receive a gold medallion by Vice Chancellor, Dr. James...

Texas A&M University-Kingsville received the first inaugural AVID for Higher Education Lighthouse Institution Award at its national conference in Dallas on Dec. 12, 2019.AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a nonprofit that changes lives by helping schools shift to a more equitable, student-centered approach.Dr. Shannon Baker, Interim Associate Vice President for Student Success, said A&M-Kingsville was recognized for being a leader in teaching and learning. The award...

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...

Two Texas A&M University-Kingsville professors have obtained a patent on an invention that can generate electricity in a less expensive way.Dr. Amit Verma and Dr. Reza Nekovei, both electrical engineering and computer science professors at A&M-Kingsville, were granted a patent by the United States Patent Office for a photodetector cell and solar panel with dual metal contacts.A solar cell, or photodetector, operates when an external power supply is used to generate...

KINGSVILLE (December 18, 2019) — Dr. Mark A. Hussey, president of Texas A&M University-Kingsville will be the guest speaker at the 2020 Freedom Fund Banquet hosted by the NAACP in Corpus Christi. The banquet will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the American Bank Center, 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd. in Corpus Christi. This year marks 100 years since the founding of the NAACP in 1909. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com. For more...

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...

KINGSVILLE (April 15, 2019) — The Javelina Nation at Texas A&M University-Kingsville hosted distinguished author and historian Andrew Roberts for several events today, Friday, April 12. He has written what has been called the definitive book on Winston Churchill. He started the day early at...

The new Robert Justus Kleberg Sr. Bloomberg Classroom was unveiled in the College of Business Administration at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Funding for the new classroom came in the form of a $75,000 donation by Kleberg Bank. Shown from left, are Stewart L. Armstrong, chairman of the Kleberg Bank Board of Directors; Dr. Natalya Delcoure, dean of the College of Business Administration; Gabe Guerra, president and chief executive officer of Kleberg Bank; and Brad Womack, Kingsville...

By Jon Montoya, Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Information KINGSVILLE, Texas -Texas A&M University-Kingsville Executive Director of Athletics and Campus RecreationSteve Roachannounced the appointment of Javelina alumnusMike Salinasas the 12th head coach and 11th full-time head coach of the Javelina football program on Friday, pending approval of the A&M System Board of Regents. "It is with great pleasure that we are able to...

KINGSVILLE (July 24, 2019) — Texas A&M University-Kingsville has been awarded nearly $2.4 million in grant funding from the National Science Foundation to support underrepresented minority students in the university’s historic engineering program. The Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering will receive the $2,392,470 over five years. Dr. Mohammad Alam, dean of the college is the principal investigator. It is the largest grant to promote diversity in...

KINGSVILLE (November 1, 2019) — Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick was the keynote speaker for the Annual Economic Forum held by the Texas A&M University-Kingsville College of Business Administration and sponsored by Kleberg Bank. She talked about the duties of the Texas Railroad Commission and the importance of the state’s oil and gas industry. At 100 years old, the Railroad Commission is the oldest oil and gas regulatory body in the world. Not only do they...

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