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KINGSVILLE (February 16, 2024) — For the first time, three separate clarinet proposals by two individuals and one ensemble from the School of Music at Texas A&M University-Kingsville have been selected for inclusion at Clarinetfest 2024 to be held this year July 31-Aug. 4 in Dublin, Ireland. Dr. Andrea Vos-Rochefort, assistant professor of clarinet, was accepted to perform in a 25-minute recital slot featuring Brace Yourselves for an Impact! for solo clarinet...

KINGSVILLE (February 15, 2024) — Texas A&M University-Kingsville and Texas Southmost College signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), furthering the collaboration between the institutions as proactive educational partners Monday, February 12, at the TSC Performing Arts Center in Brownsville. The agreement was signed by TAMUK president Dr. Robert H. Vela Jr. and TSC president Jesus Rodriguez and expands on the current agreement by allowing more 2 + 2 academic programs...

KINGSVILLE (Feb. 13, 2024) — Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s LEADING Hispanics program hosted its inaugural Symposium and Career Fair Monday, Feb. 12, at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Center. The event was in relation to the $20 million Leading Hispanics to Federal Agency Employment (LEADING: Leading and Enhancing Agricultural Development in the Next Generation) grant awarded to the university by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) back in June 2023. The...

KINGSVILLE (February 8, 2024) — Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK) recently announced that it has joined JED Campus in support of student well-being and mental health. The program is a nationwide initiative of The Jed Foundation (JED) designed to help schools evaluate and strengthen their mental health, substance misuse, and suicide prevention programs and systems to ensure that schools have the strongest possible mental health safety nets. There are currently over...

KINGSVILLE (February 5, 2024) — Lino Placencio, an alumnus of Texas A&M University-Kingsville and now a comic book creator and writer, has received an invitation to be the first guest speaker for the Social Psychology of Comic Book Media lecture this spring. The event is scheduled from 6 to 8:50 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, and can be accessed via Zoom. Initially, the idea of creating a comic book seemed surreal to Placencio, but after five years of following his...

KINGSVILLE (February 5, 2024) — The more than 153,000 students in Texas A&M University System schools now have access to TELUS Health Student Support, a free, confidential mental health care app. TELUS Health Student Support gives students 24/7 access to mental health help via telephone or chat. Students can also make counseling appointments for short-term support via telephone or video. “Studies show that about 75 percent of students who...

KINGSVILLE (January 26, 2024) — Students from the College of Business Administration at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will offer free tax preparation through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Taxpayers may choose to go entirely virtual, use curbside drop-off or in-person preparation in room 107 of the university’s Business Administration Building. Tax preparation services are free for taxpayers with a household income under...

KINGSVILLE (January 26, 2024) — 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 fall 2023 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. The Dean’s List requires a grade point average of 3.65 on all...

KINGSVILLE (December 13, 2023) — Two members of the trombone studio at Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s School of Music have qualified for the finals of the prestigious Big 12 Trombone competition to be held next month at Texas Tech University. Two members of Javelina Nation are finalists in the bass trombone category. They are Joshua Gentile, a graduate music performance major from Eagle, Idaho; and Matthew Gomez, an undergraduate music...

KINGSVILLE (December 8, 2023) — Dr. Michael Wang earned his doctoral degree in educational leadership today during commencement ceremonies at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. His hard work paid off in another way, as his dissertation research was chosen for presentation at the prestigious American Educational Research Association conference in Philadelphia in April. His paper Meta-Analysis of the Effectiveness of MyMathLab in College Algebra will be...

KINGSVILLE (December 8, 2023) — Texas A&M University-Kingsville students walked the stage Friday, Dec. 8, during Winter Commencement at the Steinke Physical Education Center. There were 523 prospective graduates that received degrees in two ceremonies. Students from the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education and Human Performance received their degrees at the 10 a.m. ceremony, followed by the Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture and...

KINGSVILLE (December 5, 2023) — More wind turbines and solar panels may soon pop up on South Texas farms and ranches as part of a grant received by Dr. Hua Li, professor and graduate coordinator for industrial engineering in the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. He is the principal investigator for a $250,000 grant received from the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) entitled Solar and...

KINGSVILLE (November 28, 2023) — Volunteering can make a person feel good about themselves, help people less fortunate than yourself and provide free work to those who cannot afford to pay. But, did you know if people are forced to volunteer or do community service, that it can cause vigilante behaviors, counterproductive work behaviors and other negative repercussions. Drs. Xiaochuan Song and Zhuofan Zhang, both assistant professors in the management, marketing and...

BRYAN, COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents has designated 14 faculty members and 13 agency service, extension or research professionals within the A&M System as Regents Professors and Regents Fellows for their exemplary performance during 2022-2023. “From research to service, these individuals’ accomplishments over the last year exemplify the A&M System’s commitment to finding...

Stakeholders in the future of Texas A&M University-Kingsville gathered for the State of the University on Oct. 14. The address, given by President Dr. Robert Vela Jr. to an audience made up of faculty, staff, students and community leaders, touched on the university’s enrollment growth, a record year in research funding and a look towards the university’s future. “We need to own and understand what our competitive edge is in this community, and we need to...

Through the incredible generosity of more than 1,500 donors, the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Foundation recorded nearly $32.1 million in support of Texas A&M University-Kingsville at the conclusion of fiscal year 2023. The record-breaking total highlights not only the continued dedication of our donors toward university advancement but also the positive impact they make in the lives of Javelina students. “Javelina Nation has come together to achieve a record-breaking...

KINGSVILLE (October 4, 2023) — Javelina alumnus Rosendo Sandoval will show his art in the Ben Bailey Art Gallery beginning Friday, Oct. 6, through Friday, Nov. 3. The exhibit is entitled Mis Dos Culturas and is part of Hispanic Heritage at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Sandoval will provide an artist’s talk from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Oct. 6, with a reception to follow from 3 to 6 p.m. Normal gallery hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday....

KINGSVILLE (October 3, 2023) — The College of Business Administration (CBA) at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will host its annual Economic Forum from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the Grand Ballrooms of the Memorial Student Union Building, 1050 W. Santa Gertrudis. Admission to the forum is $12 and includes lunch. A table of eight is $96. Advance registration is required by Oct. 23. This year’s keynote speaker will be Adriana Cruz, executive...

KINGSVILLE (September 28, 2023) — The College of Business Administration at Texas A&M University-Kingsville has recently completed alignment with Human Resource Curriculum Guidebook and Templates from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Throughout the world, over 500 programs in 425 educational institutions have been acknowledged by SHRM as being in alignment with its suggested guides and templates. The HR Curriculum Guidebook and...

KINGSVILLE (September 28, 2023) — Dr. Haeyoung Kim, associate professor in the biological and health sciences department at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, recently received a grant for over a half million dollars from the National Institute of Health to determine ways the neuronal DNA in the brain can repair itself to avoid age-related neurological disease like Alzheimer’s. The four-year grant will provide $138,000 per year. Kim said that although...

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