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‘For whom the bell tolls’: Campus to hold Celebration of Life this month
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‘For whom the bell tolls’: Campus to hold Celebration of Life this month

'For whom the bell tolls': Campus to hold Celebration of Life this month By David PeraltaBridge Staff InternPublished on Monday, May 16, 2022 Continuing the tradition of remembering the lives lost, TAMIU holds another Celebration of Life event this month. Texas A&M International University scheduled the ceremony for May 23 in the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts. “Celebration of Life is an event where we honor all alumni and current or retired faculty,” Vice President for Institutional Advancement Rosanne Palacios said. “What it is, is we have some very touching readings … and we recite the names [of the person who passed,] followed by a bell.” submitted photoOne of the previous Celebration of Life events at TAMIU. With the passing of alumni, staff and law enf...
NEWS: Laredo College chooses lone finalist from TAMIU
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NEWS: Laredo College chooses lone finalist from TAMIU

NEWS: Laredo College chooses lone finalist from TAMIU By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Sunday, May 15, 2022 TAMIU’s own Vice President of Student Success Maria Minerva Ramirez becomes Laredo College’s lone finalist during the late evening of April 28 during LC’s search for a new president. “We congratulate our longtime colleague and friend, Dr. Minita Ramírez, on her selection as sole finalist for the position of president of Laredo College,” TAMIU President Pablo Arenaz offered the following morning in an email. Rolando Santos | TAMIU Public RelationsVice President for Student Success Maria Minerva Ramirez Arenaz continued about her lengthy career on campus and how much of an impression she left on it. “The arc of her 21-year career here at TAMIU has been trul...
NEWS: Spring break party goes wrong at residence hall
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NEWS: Spring break party goes wrong at residence hall

NEWS: Spring break party goes wrong at residence hall By David PeraltaBridge Staff InternPublished Wednesday, April 20, 2022 Over spring break, a University Police Department injured-person call at a residence hall ended with an arrest, following a stabbing. Courtesy Webb County Sheriff's OfficeChristopher Kevin Gates Christopher Kevin Gates, 32, was arrested by Texas A&M International University officers for providing alcohol to a minor following an unexpected scene, according to the UPD Crime Log and subsequent police report. Officers arrived around 8:29 p.m. on March 14 at University Village Complex Building 4 for an injured-person report. They found an unidentified 21-year-old male dressed in a jumpsuit, on top of a bed, who pretended to be horror film icon Michael ...
TAMIU students clean Las Palmas Park at the Big Event
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TAMIU students clean Las Palmas Park at the Big Event

TAMIU students clean Las Palmas Park at the Big Event By Gabrielle PratherAssistant EditorPublished Wednesday, April 20, 2022 When TAMIU students choose to help Laredo each spring, they like to go big. After all, the expression is “Go big or go home.” “Go big” they did. More than 450 volunteers painted, worked in yards and picked up trash—just a few of the types of activities students engaged in to help through the Big Event on Saturday, March 26. The Texas A&M International University Office of Student Conduct and Community Engagement works with a typical 350 participants to help the environment. This year, more than 450 volunteers showed up to help. Samantha Gonzalez | BridgeTAMIU junior Emiliano Benavides helps out during the Big Event Saturday, March 26, at Las Palm...
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...
NEWS: TAMIU receives recognition for helping students climb economic ladder
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NEWS: TAMIU receives recognition for helping students climb economic ladder

NEWS: TAMIU receives recognition for helping students climb economic ladder By Glenys MaldonadoSports EditorPublished Monday, April 11, 2022 Adding to its list of accomplishments and notoriety, TAMIU received a third-place national ranking in economic mobility. The movement from low-income to higher-income levels for individuals and their families is an important aspect regarding economic mobility.  “It's not all about money, it is … choice, opportunity, to live wherever you would like to,” Texas A&M International University Associate Vice President for Research and Sponsored Projects John C. Kilburn said. “It is the freedom to choose rather than be told what to do.” Samantha Gonzalez | Bridge Photo IllustrationEarning a degree from TAMIU can help raise the economi...
POLITICS: Congressional candidate speaks at TAMIU
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POLITICS: Congressional candidate speaks at TAMIU

POLITICS: Congressional candidate speaks at TAMIU By Mireilly GonzalezBridge Staff InternPublished Wednesday, March 23, 2022 One of two candidates to visit TAMIU prior to the primaries, a congressional candidate hopes to gain the support of young voters. On Feb. 21, Jessica Cisneros spoke to Texas A&M International University students who gathered to hear about her most important issues. The campus organization TAMIU Student Democrats organized the event; several members took the front row seats, excited to hear her speak. She and Beto O’Rourke were the only candidates running for the Texas primaries to visit TAMIU. The campus visit occurred just eight days before Texas primary day–which included voting for Texas governor and the 28th District for the House of Representati...
POLITICS: Multiple primaries end in runoff
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POLITICS: Multiple primaries end in runoff

POLITICS: Multiple primaries end in runoff By Gabriel RodriguezBridge Staff WriterPublished Wednesday, March 23, 2022 The Texas primary elections concluded on Tuesday, March 1. Texans gathered at the polls to select which members of their party would represent them in a variety of races to take place in the upcoming midterms on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Rep. Henry Cuellar One of the more heated races in the Texas primaries is one most relevant to Webb County residents: the Democratic 28th Congressional District race between incumbent Henry Cuellar and challengers Jessica Cisneros and Tannya Benavides. After safely retaining his office in 2020, Cuellar now finds himself in a runoff election against Cisneros, who managed to end the race with only 2,000 votes on his tail. A staunch mem...
POLITICS: Primary candidates vie for seats
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POLITICS: Primary candidates vie for seats

POLITICS: Primary candidates vie for seats By Juan ReyesBridge Staff WritingPublished Wednesday, March 23, 2022 Members of the campus community did not have far to go to vote in the primary election at Location 255, on campus. Early voting ran from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Feb. 22 and 23 with primary day on Tuesday, March 1. Texas A&M International University offered a voting location for Webb County District 3, Precinct 255, at the Western Hemisphere Trade Center. Yulissa Diaz | BridgeA voting sign shows visitors toward the Western Hemisphere Trade Center building for the election on March 1. Some faculty, staff and students, like Associate Professor of history Deborah Blackwell, took advantage of the convenience for early voting at TAMIU. “I always make it a point to vo...
NEWS: TAMIU students voice frustration over lack of cameras
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NEWS: TAMIU students voice frustration over lack of cameras

NEWS: TAMIU students voice frustration over lack of cameras By Elis Reyes-SanchezBridge Staff InternPublished Friday, March 18, 2022 A handful of students found their vehicles vandalized, broken into or involved in a hit-and-run this semester. They went to the TAMIU Student Network’s Facebook page to express frustrations and concerns over a lack of parking-lot cameras. According to the UPD’s daily crime log, 32 incidents occurred in the parking lots from 2019 to 2021. Only eight qualified as hit-and-runs. Although 2022 is only a quarter of the way through, seven hit-and-runs already occurred this year. Courtesy Eva Christian SanchezTAMIU alumna Eva Cristian Sanchez, 2021 graduate, took this photo of someone else's damaged vehicle in the campus parking lot near the Student Cent...
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