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Physiology professor retires after 21 years at TAMIU
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Physiology professor retires after 21 years at TAMIU

Physiology professor retires after 21 years at TAMIU By Melissa GarzaCopyeditorPublished Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 Students of anatomy and physiology courses bid adieu to one of their favorite professors at the end of the Fall 2021 semester. Associate Professor of biology Fernando Quintana decided to retire after 21 years at Texas A&M International University. “I really believe that TAMIU is very important for the region,” Quintana said. “The [students from South Texas] now have an opportunity to go to university and they also have the opportunity to transfer to other schools to study medicine, law, dentistry, veterinary medicine, etc.” Joy Davis | BridgeAssociate Professor of biology Fernando G. Quintana stands next to a model of internal human systems on Friday, Oct. 8, ...
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...
Students receive emails for mandatory COVID-19 testing
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Students receive emails for mandatory COVID-19 testing

Students receive emails for mandatory COVID-19 testing By David Gomez Jr. Editor-in-chiefPublished Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 Students, faculty, administration and staff may receive a randomized TAMIU email for mandatory novel coronavirus testing. It began the week of Sept. 20 and continues through the remainder of the fall semester. Leonard Gonzalez | BridgeA rapid COVID-19 test is administered on Oct. 7 on campus. “At this point, we know that the Random COVID-19 Surveillance Testing Program will continue throughout the end of the Fall semester,” Texas A&M International University’s Director of Student Health Services Claudia Beltran said. “However, it is important for our community to understand that we will continue to monitor the incidents of COVID-19 on campus a...
TAMIU College of Nursing recognized as ‘best bang for your buck’
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TAMIU College of Nursing recognized as ‘best bang for your buck’

TAMIU College of Nursing recognized as ‘best bang for your buck’ By Nabeel JavedBridge contributing writerPublished Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 One factor TAMIU frequently gets recognized for relates to its affordable cost. The College of Nursing, in particular, received recognition as “the best bang for your buck” after a No. 10 ranking on the list of most affordable Texas nursing schools. Texas A&M International University administrators and faculty said this accomplishment should attract more students and upcoming college freshmen to pursue a degree in nursing. “When you really look at this achievement, it’s great for the college as a whole because it’s gonna be a favorite among the people looking to go into nursing school,” Clinical Assistant Professor Raul Cortes said. S...
Laredo says goodbye, honors fallen marine
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Laredo says goodbye, honors fallen marine

Laredo says goodbye,honors fallen marine By Jhoanna AngelesSocial Media ManagerPublished Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 The Laredo community said goodbye to its fallen U.S. Marine hero Lance Corporal David Lee Espinoza on Monday, Sept. 13. The 20-year-old Lyndon B. Johnson High School graduate, Laredo native and Rio Bravo resident lost his life in the line of duty on Aug. 26 in Afghanistan. Jhoanna Angeles | BridgeThe Military Honors Procession passes by TAMIU's campus on Loop 20 as Laredo honors its fallen U.S. Marine Lance Corporal David Lee Espinoza on Monday, Sept. 13. “The tremendous sacrifice will forever be remembered not only by his beloved family but by the nation as a whole,” reads his obituary on the Joe Jackson Funeral Chapels website. Texas A&M International U...
Students benefit from TAMIU Books IncludED
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Students benefit from TAMIU Books IncludED

Students benefit from TAMIU Books IncludED  By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 One new TAMIU program offers students something they might not previously thought they would receive free: Books IncludED. Texas A&M International University offers its students free textbooks and course materials this semester through the pilot program made possible through the funding of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021, a public law signed on Dec. 27, 2020. The CRRSAA, according to the U.S. Department of Education website, authorizes $81.88 billion in support for education, in addition to the $30.75 billion from the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security Act. Through that federal funding source, along w...
Students stay on target with transition to ACE
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Students stay on target with transition to ACE

Students stay on target with transition to ACE By Jhoanna AngelesSocial Media ManagerPublished Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 Upperclassmen may notice a new change around campus this semester as they hear about ACE. It’s not some fighter jet pilot but the Academic Center for Excellence. Texas A&M International University recently experienced a change in several of the services offered to students, including the Writing Center, tutoring, academic advising and more. The services all fall under the new ACE program. These services could prove to be as valuable to students as an ace up their sleeve. Some confusion may have taken place at the beginning of the semester as some incorrectly thought ACE somehow replaced University College. University College Dean Barbara Hong clarified to a...
TAMIU CARES deadline today
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TAMIU CARES deadline today

TAMIU CARES deadline today From Staff ReportsPublished Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021 For those who like to wait until the last minute: today is the last day to apply for the Fall 2021 CARES Act funds through TAMIU CARES. Applications close at 3 p.m. today. TAMIU CARES has been granting financial relief for Texas A&M International University students since Spring 2020. According to the TAMIU CARES website page, “These allocations are designed to provide grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to [the] coronavirus. ... used to address financial hardship, including housing and food insecurity, medical expenses, and lack of educational support and supplies (including technology).” On previous applications, students were notified via...
TAMIU Back Together: students return to campus for Fall 2021
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TAMIU Back Together: students return to campus for Fall 2021

TAMIU Back Together: students return to campus for Fall 2021 By Carolina CruzBridge Staff WriterPublished Monday, Sept. 6, 2021 For the first time since the shutdown of schools and universities across the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, TAMIU students are now back on campus. After a year and a half of remote learning, students, faculty and staff return to familiar settings and routines. Although the pandemic never ended, campus students appear to be back in spirits and maybe even hopeful about the future. David Gomez Jr. | BridgeFireworks light up students and automobiles in the Sen. Judith Zaffarini Student Success Center parking lot as Welcome Week closes on Friday, Aug. 27. For senior psychology major Stephanie Jimenez, the return to in-person classes was long awaite...
University office undergoes changes amid pandemic
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University office undergoes changes amid pandemic

University office undergoes changes amid pandemic By Melissa GarzaCopy EditorPublished Friday, Sept. 3, 2021 TAMIU’s Advising and Mentoring Center underwent a name change—it’s now known as the Office of Advising & Retention. The office’s services remain the same, albeit mostly virtually, thanks to Webex and Blackboard Collaborate. TAMIU alumnus Ricardo Ortegón serves as the school’s current director at the Academic Center for Excellence. About the Office of Advising & Retention, Ortegón said, “This office is part of University College and provides academic advising services to all new undergraduate students—freshmen and transfers, athletes and students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies. Its purpose is to ensure that every TAMIU student receives q...
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