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SPORTS: Two players help lead TAMIU volleyball
Sports, Volleyball

SPORTS: Two players help lead TAMIU volleyball

SPORTS: Two players help lead TAMIU volleyball By Paulina PerezBridge contributing writerPublished Friday, Sept. 30, 2022 Two TAMIU volleyball players continue to lead the team with their continuous successful contributions. Graduate student and outside hitter Mackenzie Catalina was born in Cedar Park, Texas; she continues to play on the volleyball team after her four undergraduate years. Catalina reached a milestone in her volleyball career by making 1,000 kills. David Gomez Jr. | Bridge FileVolleyball outside hitter Mackenzie Catalina serves against University of Texas-Permian Basin on Oct. 22, 2021, in the TAMIU gymnasium. Opposite hitters Sammantha Herrera (13) and Hannah Thompson (14) also wear pink jerseys as they look on. “I broke multiple records including most kill...
SPORTS: Women’s soccer hopes to dominate season
Sports, Women's Soccer

SPORTS: Women’s soccer hopes to dominate season

SPORTS: Women’s soccer hopes to dominate season By Glenys MaldonadoSports EditorPublished Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022 On the soccer field, the TAMIU women utilize their team chemistry for cohesive gameplay. “Personally, I think our chemistry within the team could not be better,” midfielder Andrea Castellanos said. “We all get along pretty well and support each other on and off the field. I think we bond the most when we are in the locker room before or after games since we are all together focused or reflecting about our games.” Audrina Streeter | Special to The BridgeTAMIU graduate student Blanca Osorio (8) drives the ball down the field against Texas Woman's University forward Keely Chapman (19) at TWU's field on Sept. 17. As she noted, that chemistry is also highlighted off...
SPORTS: Dustdevils keep tunnel vision in course, classroom
Sports, Women's Cross Country

SPORTS: Dustdevils keep tunnel vision in course, classroom

SPORTS: Dustdevils keep tunnel vision in course, classroom By Glenys MaldonadoSports EditorPublished Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022 Women’s cross country team members represent the Dustdevils on the course, in the classrooms, as they hone in on the Fall 2022 season. Faith Kiprotich ran for Texas A&M International University for the past couple years. “For us, our team is so competitive,” Kiprotich said. “Today, you will see one girl be No. 1, the next day you’ll be seeing another girl finish first. It is really competitive, which makes us really strong. It is not competitive in an ugly way, but in a good way that will push each other. I love that about my team; you never know who’s going to get No. 1. Everyone is responsible for being No. 1.” Courtesy Coach Benny RodriguezThe...
EDUCATION: Laredo Film Society brings credentials to dying TAMIU club
Entertainment, Life & Arts, On Campus

EDUCATION: Laredo Film Society brings credentials to dying TAMIU club

EDUCATION: Laredo Film Society brings credentials to dying TAMIU club By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022 [Editor’s Note: Please see The Bridge’s May 15 article about this club for additional information.] Dusty Visions, a film club, merged into the LFS TAMIU Branch, bringing street cred from the Laredo Film Society and rebooting itself for a new generation of curious film connoisseurs. The Laredo Film Society Texas A&M International University Branch is ran by President Lissette Montemayor Tristan and Vice President Tyler Dey Ortiz, who work alongside Treasurer Melissa Garza Rodriguez and Secretary Mireilly Gonzalez—all under the advisement of Associate Professor of filmmaking Angela Marcela Moran. David Gomez Jr. | BridgeLaredo Film Soc...
EDUCATION: Professor launches new theater course
Education, News, On Campus

EDUCATION: Professor launches new theater course

EDUCATION: Professor launches new theater course By Viviana TellezBridge contributing writerPublished Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022 Although COVID-19 temporarily closed the curtains for theater performances, TAMIU launched a new course to get the show back on the road. Academic Cooperative, the new course, began this Fall for anyone who wants to work on a theater production. David Gomez Jr. | BridgeInstructional Associate Professor of theater and communication Gilberto Martinez Jr. acts out a monologue during one of his theater courses in Academic Innovation Center Room 221 on Sept. 14. Instructional Associate Professor of theater and communication Gilberto Martinez Jr. held auditions for the upcoming show in early September. Martinez expects the performances to occur Nov. 3 to...
EDUCATION: Graduate School to host open house
Education, News, On Campus

EDUCATION: Graduate School to host open house

EDUCATION: Graduate School to host open house By Tomas SolisBridge contributing writerPublished Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022 Open houses and new online programs are some of the big items coming up for the TAMIU Graduate School. “[This] semester is going to be busy,” Director of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment Guillermo F. Gonzalez Jr. said. “We are going to be having our open house face-to-face again.” David Gomez Jr. | Bridge Photo IllustrationSpanish major in all-level certification Jesus Ivan Arellano Guzman looks on Sept. 27 at graduation materials he could splurge for at the Sen. Judith Zaffarini Success Center. Beyond graduation, some students look toward graduate school. The first open house is planned for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Sen. Judith Zaff...
CAMPUS: Welcome Day event opens campus doors for Fall 2022
Features, On Campus

CAMPUS: Welcome Day event opens campus doors for Fall 2022

CAMPUS: Welcome Day event opens campus doors for Fall 2022 By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022 Each year, TAMIU holds a Welcome Day to introduce new students and welcome back existing students to kick off the new school year. On Saturday, Aug. 20, new and returning students took advantage of late registration with the  Unfinished Business: A TAMIU Open House and Welcome Day event at the Sen. Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center. Marco Villarreal | BridgeStudents get assistance from Assistant Director of Recruitment Juan Vazquez, center, during the Welcome Week event on Aug. 19. Office of Recruitment Director Jessica Treviño worked there on and off since 2010 in different positions before earning the director title. “It’s like a three-in-...
NEWS: Fresh Start wipes estimated $1.3 million in institutional student debt
Finance, News, On Campus

NEWS: Fresh Start wipes estimated $1.3 million in institutional student debt

NEWS: Fresh Start wipes estimated $1.3 million in institutional student debt By Gabriel RodriguezBridge Staff WriterPublished Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022 One barrier, which prevents some students from continuing their education, keeps getting the ax at TAMIU. The Fresh Start 2.0 program cut additional student debt this past summer at $352,437. First implemented in the summer of 2021 and again in the summer of 2022, as Fresh Start 2.0, the Fresh Start program has wiped about $1.3 million total in institutional student debt for students at Texas A&M International University, according to the University’s press releases. Marco Villarreal | Bridge Photo IllustrationTAMIU student Marielise Rodriguez Sosa shows her excitement over having her debt to the University paid off due to th...
CAMPUS: Possible new health sciences building in TAMIU’s future
Health, News, On Campus

CAMPUS: Possible new health sciences building in TAMIU’s future

CAMPUS: Possible new health sciences building in TAMIU’s future By Laurie RenickBridge contributing writerPublished Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022 If it receives final approval, TAMIU plans to construct a new building to support the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. No official date or blueprints are currently available for the proposed facility. “The project is still pending authorization by The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents, and no designs or schematics have been created at this time,” Texas A&M International University Director of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services Steve Harmon wrote in an email to The Bridge. “We would expect to have a more complete assessment with possible building details and forecasts by late Spring …” David Gomez...
CAMPUS: 18th century studies society offers fellowship to TAMIU professor
Academia, Features, Professor Profile

CAMPUS: 18th century studies society offers fellowship to TAMIU professor

CAMPUS: 18th century studies society offers fellowship to TAMIU professor By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Monday, Sept. 26, 2022 One English professor adds another achievement to his early academic career, which only solidifies his passion for British literature. Assistant Professor of English Adam Kozaczka recently received a fellowship award for the further expansion of 18th century studies—an award he had forgotten about while applying for others. “It was sort of a weird moment when I found out,” Kozaczka said. “It was a moment where I had been declined from other things I had applied for and I forgot about this one, so I was like ‘Oh.’ It was a consolation prize.” David Gomez Jr. | BridgeAssistant Professor of English Adam Kozaczka poses for a photo in his of...
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