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RESEARCH: Improved intergenerational communication key to preventing misinformation, local study shows
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RESEARCH: Improved intergenerational communication key to preventing misinformation, local study shows

RESEARCH: Improved intergenerational communication key to preventing misinformation, local study shows By Mireilly Gonzalez Bridge Staff InternPublished Thursday, May 5, 2022 Two TAMIU professors discovered a possible key to battle local misinformation. Texas A&M International University Assistant Professor of communication Arthur Soto-Vasquez and Assistant Professor of social sciences Wanzhu Shi worked together on a research article on COVID-19 misinformation. “We found a lot of interesting stuff,” Soto-Vasquez recalled of their joint research. Karla De Leon | Bridge Assistant Professor of communication Arthur Soto-Vasquez looks at the computer screen in his office in the Academic Innovation Center on Apr. 27. One of their key findings revolves around the idea ...
NEWS: Nursing program utilizes $1.3 million grant to expand SANE
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NEWS: Nursing program utilizes $1.3 million grant to expand SANE

NEWS: Nursing program utilizes $1.3 million grant to expand SANE By Alejandro Garcia IVBridge contributing writerPublished Thursday, April 14, 2022 A $1.3 million grant provides funds to increase specialized nurses through the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. The HRSA federal grant provides institutional opportunities and resources for nurses to become trained for sexual assault cases in their respective community, and in hopes, to enhance the quality of life. A student who graduated from Texas A&M International University’s College of Nursing can become a specialized Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner in their basic or advanced certified SANE programs. Back on Aug. 6, 2021, the College of Nursing and Health Sciences received $1.3 million in a competitive federal gran...
SPORTS: Rec Sports Center offers new services
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SPORTS: Rec Sports Center offers new services

SPORTS: Rec Sports Center offers new services By Priscilla AbregoBridge contributing writerPublished Sunday, April 3, 2022 From teaching students fundamentals to outdoor adventures, Recreational Sports launches new services and machinery for students to reach their personal fitness goals. The Rec Sports Center recently relaunched personal training and set afloat their newest program Outdoor Adventures. Rec Sports Director Roberto Garza said interested students may look into the center’s many programs. He added that the main goal is “to ensure students create autonomy.” Aside from the new equipment, such as the deadlift platform, the outdoor area ladder, new dumbbell sets and hip-thrust machine, the center offers a popular body composition assessment. Due to its populari...
TAMIU partially delays semester start due to coronavirus variant
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TAMIU partially delays semester start due to coronavirus variant

By Mireilly GonzalezBridge Contributing WriterPublished Wednesday, March 2, 2022(Originally published in the February print edition, 2022) After a planned start date of Jan. 18, TAMIU chose to delay the start of face-to-face classes until Jan. 24. Online classes remained on schedule. The delay happened because of the “ramifications due to [SARS-CoV-2] and its Omicron version,” Texas A&M International University President Pablo Arenaz said. Leonard Gonzalez | BridgeTAMIU's partial delay came after an increase of cases due to the pandemic. A TAMIU health services employee gives a rapid COVID-19 test on Feb. 9 at the TAMIU Student Center, Room 216. By the end of the TAMIU announcement he concluded, “The best defense continues to be vaccination and boosters.” Research by th...
OPINION: Citizens order rapid tests
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OPINION: Citizens order rapid tests

OPINION: Citizens order rapid tests Alejandro Carbajal | Bridge illustration By Alejandro CarbajalBridge IllustratorPublished Friday, Feb. 4, 2022 The United States launched a website where anyone can get rapid COVID-19 tests right to their doorstep, per household. For those who can't get a test at a clinic, this could be a life saver to have just in case. Interested persons can learn more at https://www.covidtests.gov/
$7.5 million TAMIU CARES funds available this spring
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$7.5 million TAMIU CARES funds available this spring

$7.5 million TAMIU CARES funds available this spring By Carolina CruzBridge Staff WriterPublished Friday, Feb. 4, 2022 As the semester continues through the COVID-19 pandemic, TAMIU CARES keeps providing students with aid during the Spring 2022 semester. The application deadline occurs Feb. 21. TAMIU CARES provides Texas A&M International University students impacted by the pandemic with student emergency aid grants. This semester, the program is expected to offer more than $7.5 million in student support funding. According to the TAMIU CARES website, “These allocations are designed to provide grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. The CARES/ARP funds will be used to address financial hardship, including housing a...
TAMIU chamber singers face coronavirus challenges
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TAMIU chamber singers face coronavirus challenges

WEB EXCLUSIVE DECEMBER ISSUE TAMIU chamber singers face coronavirus challenges By Angeline ChavanaBridge contributing writerPublished Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021 Despite being Back Together, TAMIU’s chamber singers faces their own pandemic woes this semester. After Texas A&M International University opened its doors to all students at the beginning of the semester, choir students wondered if it was safe for them to keep attending singing rehearsals. David Gomez Jr. | BridgeInstructor of music Dana Crabtree, next to right, leads the TAMIU Choir Chamber while accompanied by Associate Professor of music Colin A. Campbell on piano during the Wednesday, Nov. 17, performance. TAMIU’s Back Together plan included students’ return to face-to-face classes with some restrictions, suc...
TAMIU hosts Breast Cancer Awareness, Latinas Panel
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TAMIU hosts Breast Cancer Awareness, Latinas Panel

TAMIU hosts Breast Cancer Awareness, Latinas Panel By Carolina CruzBridge Staff WriterPublished Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021 In light of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, TAMIU’s LULAC and SOLE hosted their first annual Breast Cancer Awareness Health Fair in the Student Center. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Latinas in the United States. In an effort to promote discussion and educate members of the community on this issue, a Breast Cancer and Latinas Panel was held at the end of the event. David Gomez Jr. | BridgeWearing a pink jersey in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, volleyball outside hitter Mackenzie Catalina serves against University of Texas-Permian Basin on Oct. 22 in the TAMIU gymnasium. Opposite hitters Sammantha Herrera (13) and Hannah Thomp...
College students deal with stress creatively
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College students deal with stress creatively

College students deal with stress creatively By Evenlyn GomezBridge contributing writerPublished Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 Some students find college extremely stressful. Alleviating that stress may involve a variety of hobbies. About 80% of U.S. students report feeling stressed at least part of the time, according to a study by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. About 34% felt depression. With these levels, students try a variety of options to lower their stress but not all are successful. Some develop suicidal thoughts or other suicide-related outcomes; this number increased 47% from 2008 to 2017 and now 10.3% of students are at risk. Leonard Gonzalez | Bridge Photo IllustrationTAMIU student Samantha Gonzalez demonstrates the stress levels some students enc...
Nearly $31 million in federal funds go to TAMIU
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Nearly $31 million in federal funds go to TAMIU

Nearly $31 million in federal funds go to TAMIU By Gabrielle PratherAssistant EditorPublished Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, TAMIU alumnus, visited campus to present an about $30.8 million grant pool. The American Rescue Plan makes up the primary funding source with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and others adding to the pool. The total funding award included $29.2 million in ARP funds; Texas A&M International University’s Advanced Nurse Education-Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program received $1.4 million. The total also included $249,297 for open educational resources through the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library. courtesy Marivic Torregosa | submitted photoTAMIU College of Nursing and Health Sciences Dean Marivic Torregosa, left, an...
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