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1. General Plan. The Summer 2017 Commencement exercises will be held in the Steinke Physical Education Center on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. There will be ONE ceremony. Seating will be reserved for degree candidates and faculty; seating of all guests, however, will be on an unreserved, first-come, first-serve basis.

2. Commencement Day. Candidates will assemble in the Steinke Physical Education Center ONE hour prior to graduation. There will be NO university-wide rehearsal. Check with your respective college to determine if a rehearsal is planned.

3. Caps and Gowns. Bachelors’ and masters’ gowns may be purchased at the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Bookstore during regular store hours. Caps and gowns should be purchased no later than 1 MONTH prior to graduation in order to guarantee a proper fitting robe. If you need to purchase or rent a doctoral gown, contact the Bookstore as soon as possible. These are made specifically for the individual and therefore take extra time. If you have any questions, please call 593-2601.

4. DVDs. A video of the commencement will be produced by the staff of the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Radio/Television Unit. An order table for the DVDs will be set up in the foyer of the SPEC. You may order one or several DVDs for $30 each, including tax and shipping $2.48, prepaid by cash or check. DVDs will be shipped to your home and should arrive within six weeks. For further information, you may contact the Radio/Television Office at (361) 593-3489.

5. Photos. Flash Photography is the university’s official photographer. You will be contacted directly by Flash Photography via postal services or email with proofs of your pictures and an opportunity to order them. For further information, you may contact the Office of Student Affairs (361) 593-3612.

6. Absolute Deadline for All Grades for Graduation. All grades for candidates for graduation must be in the Office of the Registrar by 12:00 noon, on Monday, August 14. Candidates taking courses from other universities must arrange to meet this deadline. The deans will attempt to notify candidates who fail to complete their degree requirements. Please be available so you can be reached by telephone on Tuesday, August 15, 2017.

7. Diplomas. Once grades are submitted and graduation verified, diplomas will be mailed out within four to ten weeks after commencement.

8. Incomplete Grades or Change of Grades. Any student who has an I in a course from a previous semester or term is responsible for completing the course by August 4, 2017 and reminding his/her instructor that the final grade must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar no later than 12:00 noon on August 14, 2017. The removal of an I and any other grade changes must be reported by the student to his/her Dean on or before this date.

9. Repeated Courses. All candidates must file a "Request for Adjustment of Repeated Courses" form to update their GPA and grades. The form is available for download on the Office of the Registrar webpage at http://www.tamuk.edu/registrar/forms1.html. This form should be marked "August 11, 2017 Graduation" and submitted to the Javelina Enrollment Services Center no later than August 10, 2017. Courses being repeated this semester should also be included so that all changes may be made on your academic record in time for the final graduation check-out. If you have any questions, call 593-2811.

10. Thesis and Dissertations. The deadline for filing final hard copy of thesis and dissertation research papers and final requirements to the Graduate Studies Office is Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

11. Research Projects and Comprehensive Examination for Graduate Students. Master’s candidates must arrange with their Research Advisor and/or Graduate Coordinator to complete their comprehensive examinations in time for a report to be submitted to the Graduate Office no later than August 10, 2017. If you have any questions, call 361-5932808.

12. Fees and Fines. All library fees or other fines due to the University must be paid before commencement on August 11, 2017.

13. In Absentia Graduation. All candidates are expected to be present to receive their diplomas. If it is not possible for you to attend the commencement ceremony, your degree can be awarded in absentia provided you notify the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs in writing by August 7 and give sufficient reason for nonattendance. You may fax your absentia notice to: 361-593-3107.

14. Tuition Rebates for Undergraduate Students. The state of Texas is providing financial incentives for students who complete their undergraduate degrees by attempting no more than three (3) hours in excess of the minimum number of semester credit hours required for the degree. Eligibility requirements and application for the rebate are located at http://www.tamuk.edu/academicaffairs/forms/tuitionrebatecomplete.pdf.
The rebate for eligible students is a maximum of $1,000. To apply for the rebate, please complete the application and submit to your academic dean prior to graduation.

15. General Property Deposit. Each student pays a one-time charge of $10 to insure the institution against losses, damages, and breakage in libraries and laboratories. Texas A&M-Kingsville collects the $10 General Property Deposit the first semester in which a student enrolls. This is a refundable charge and is available upon request after the student graduates or withdraws less any loss, damage, or breakage caused by the student. Application forms and instructions are available in the Business Office.

Sincerely,
Heidi M. Anderson, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

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kingsvilleplayhouseofdesignKingsville Playhouse of Design exhibit on display at John E. Conner MuseumAn art exhibit by members of the Kingsville Playhouse of Design will be on display Tuesday, Aug. 8, through Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the John E. Conner Museum on the campus of Texas A&M University-Kingsville. A reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8. Kingsville Playhouse of Design exhibit on display at John E. Conner Museum/events/2017/08/kingsvilleplayhouseofdesignKingsvillesite://Kingsville/events/2017/08/kingsvilleplayhouseofdesignsite-mapYes//15021360000001504130400000Test 1John E. Conner Museum

An art exhibit by members of the Kingsville Playhouse of Design will be on display Tuesday, Aug. 8, through Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the John E. Conner Museum on the campus of Texas A&M University-Kingsville. A reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8. 

The show features 78 works by local artists in various media including watercolor, acrylic and oil paintings; pastel drawings, photographic art; woodcarving; and mixed media.

The Kingsville Playhouse of Design holds a major exhibition every two years at the Conner Museum and has a window display at Harrel’s Kingsville Pharmacy seven months of the year.

“I’m impressed by the quality of artwork produced by our local artists. It was a pleasure to curate this exhibit,” said Ralph Cuevas, museum curator. “I enjoyed seeing the vast array of media these talented folks used in their works.”

“All of our artists’ work comes from the heart,” said Dawn Bolinger, group president. “I am so impressed with the quality and range of my fellow artists. We don’t see what each other is working on until we have a group exhibition and I am always amazed by the works they produce.”

The Kingsville Playhouse of Design was formed in January 1960 by local residents who wanted to raise community awareness of art and its value. The organization is still making an impact on the community 57 years later. 

The group sponsors a scholarship for art majors at Texas A&M-Kingsville and holds monthly meetings at which art instructors give lessons in various techniques. 

Anyone interested in joining may email Bolinger at newdb2009@yahoo.com for membership details. 

Admission to the exhibit and the museum is free of charge. Museum hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The museum is closed on university holidays. For more information on the exhibit, contact Cuevas at 361-593-2599.

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freshmanconvocation2017Freshmen learn traditions at Texas A&M-Kingsville convocationThe faculty and staff at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will officially welcome the class of 2021 with Freshman Convocation at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, in the Steinke Physical Education Center. Following the ceremony, there will be a mixer at 5 p.m. in the Memorial Student Union Building.Freshmen learn traditions at Texas A&M-Kingsville convocation/events/2017/08/freshmanconvocation2017Kingsvillesite://Kingsville/events/2017/08/freshmanconvocation2017site-mapYes//15028970400001503435600000Test 1Steinke Physical Education Center

The faculty and staff at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will officially welcome the class of 2021 with Freshman Convocation at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, in the Steinke Physical Education Center. Following the ceremony, there will be a mixer at 5 p.m. in the Memorial Student Union Building.

 Freshman Convocation provides an opportunity for students attending college for the first time to learn about Javelina Nation and its traditions.

The keynote speaker for this year’s convocation is Jonathan Grant Brown, program manager for AVID for Higher Education and Marketing/Communications. 

About Jonathan Grant Brown

Brown is a former high school Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) student from Killeen Independent School District. He has dedicated himself to encouraging students to pursue a future by obtaining a college degree. As a product of the foster care system, Brown’s mission in life is to help open doors of opportunity for students and support them when society dictates that they should never go through them.

AVID is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other postsecondary opportunities. Established more than 35 years ago, today AVID impacts nearly 1.5 million students in 46 states and 16 countries.

As an instructor for higher education, he believes in building and maintaining proper relationships with students will accelerate their learning while helping them to gain more of a responsibility for it.

Brown has the unique experience of being in the role of AVID student, tutor and more recently, one of the first AVID instructors in higher education.

While in college, Brown traveled throughout the country as a motivational speaker sharing his experiences as an AVID student. In 2009, he began working at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin to develop an AVID First Year Seminar where students learned how to navigate college and grow their critical thinking skills.

As a teaching assistant in all eight freshman seminars, Brown used his experience as a former AVID student to share with students and instructors how to use the AVID strategies he implemented throughout his college experience.

Brown has a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in education from University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

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memorialwalkrunStudent groups set walk/run to honor September 11Two student organizations at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will host a Memorial Run/Walk in honor of Sept. 11. The event will be held from 7 to 8 a.m. Monday, Sept, 11, on University Boulevard in front of College Hall.Student groups set walk/run to honor September 11/events/2017/08/memorialwalkrunKingsvillesite://Kingsville/events/2017/08/memorialwalkrunsite-mapYes//15042096000001505134800000Test 1University Boulevard in front of College Hall

Two student organizations at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will host a Memorial Run/Walk in honor of Sept. 11. The event will be held from 7 to 8 a.m. Monday, Sept, 11, on University Boulevard in front of College Hall.

The event is sponsored by the Student Veterans Association and the National Organization for Women.

The distance of the Run/Walk will be up to four times around College Hall and University Boulevard.

For more information, call Taryn Melugin at 830-613-6262 or email taryn.melugin@students.tamuk.edu.

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