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Changing majors costs money, time
Alumni, Education

Changing majors costs money, time

Changing majors costs money, time By Neto GonzalezBridge contributing writerPublished Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023 Some TAMIU students second-guess their time spent working on their degrees. These mid-degree changes can cause delays and cost students extra money. When Texas A&M International University alumnus Ernesto Izaguirre first attended classes in the Fall of 2019, he declared as a psychology major with a projected graduation in the Spring of 2022. After completing more than half of his academic career, he began having second thoughts about his chosen degree.  "During one of my lectures, my professor told me that I wouldn't be able to get a job with just a bachelor's degree," Izaguirre said. Ultimately, he continued with his degree plan and graduated with a Bachelor o...
City continues courts complex construction
News, On Campus, Sports

City continues courts complex construction

City continues courts complex construction By Silvia BlancoBridge contributing writerPublished Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022 [Editor’s Note: This is ongoing coverage of the tennis courts construction, which The Bridge began reporting on in 2019 by David Gomez Jr. and continued with a story by Leslie Villafana Martinez on April 3, 2021. Our most recent story was by Cristian Alardin on Nov. 19, 2021.] Despite delays, construction continues on the city’s new tennis courts located at TAMIU. In an effort to bring a new tennis facility to Laredo, the city and Texas A&M International University partnered to make the complex a reality. The completed City of Laredo Tennis Complex at TAMIU is expected to include 18 courts, concession stands and locker rooms. The courts were originally s...
Outrage raised over perceived EPA inaction
Health, News

Outrage raised over perceived EPA inaction

Outrage raised over perceived EPA inaction By Gabriel RodriguezBridge Staff WriterPublished Monday, Nov. 14, 2022 During their first combined meeting regarding the health dangers of ethylene oxide, Laredo and EPA representatives were met by cries from the audience. The Sept. 15 meeting centered around reported pollution from the Midwest Sterilization Corporation at its Laredo facility. Environmental Protection Agency representatives insisted they would take action to protect the Laredo residents’ health, yet audience members called the actions neither timely nor substantial. According to a Dec. 27, 2021, investigative article by The Texas Tribune and ProPublica, the EPA began its look into the then-theory that EtOs caused cancer in 2002. By 2006, the agency assessed that “the ...
Spanish professor shares more than just novel
Features, On Campus, Professor Profile

Spanish professor shares more than just novel

Spanish professor shares more than just novel By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Monday, Nov. 14, 2022 Through his love of the Spanish language and storytelling, one professor practices what he teaches with the release of his newest novella. Texas A&M International University Regents Professor of Spanish-American literature José Cardona-López not only promotes his latest short novel, La Vieja Ines, but also gives a peek into the life of his classroom. At 6 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 15, Cardona-López is scheduled to speak about his new book in the Academic Innovation Center, Room 126. “My favorite type of literature at the moment are short stories or short novels because of the time,” he said. “We need humor.” David Gomez Jr. | BridgeRegents Professor of...
NEWS: Alumna becomes first female TAMIU police chief
Law and Justice, News, On Campus

NEWS: Alumna becomes first female TAMIU police chief

NEWS: Alumna becomes first female TAMIU police chief By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Monday, Nov. 7, 2022 TAMIU installs an alumni member as its first female TAMIU police chief. “She’s a role model and truly represents our ‘Go Beyond’ vision for our campus, its students and its graduates,” Texas A&M International University President Pablo Arenaz said in a press release. “We look forward to her leadership and service here.” David Gomez Jr. | BridgeNew TAMIU Police Department Chief Cordelia G. Perez, left, gets sworn in during a Sept. 30 ceremony. New TAMIU Police Department Chief Cordelia G. Perez was sworn in during a Friday, Sept. 30, ceremony in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library Great Room. “I’m really excited to get started and we’d like to get out ...
CAMPUS: Building up Women in STEM
Civil Affairs, On Campus, Science and Tech

CAMPUS: Building up Women in STEM

CAMPUS: Building up Women in STEM By Krystal A. CorderoBridge contributing writerPublished Monday, Nov. 7, 2022 [Editor's Note: The writer of this article is also a member and the treasurer of Women in STEM. We believe in full transparency to you the readers and we ask our writers to not be part of the organizations they write about as it is a conflict of interest. The author did not self-disclose their membership in the organization to the newspaper.] Although there are a variety of campus organizations, few have grown as quickly as Women in STEM. Beginning in Spring 2022, the TAMIU organization began with six and currently boasts more than 60 active members. Texas A&M International University biology major Sajal Gill, founder and president of Women in STEM, promoted the ...
CAMPUS: TAMIU continues study abroad, exchange, affiliate programs
International Studies, Life & Arts, On Campus

CAMPUS: TAMIU continues study abroad, exchange, affiliate programs

CAMPUS: TAMIU continues study abroad, exchange, affiliate programs By Mireilly GonzalezAssistant EditorPublished Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022 Sometimes the study abroad focus of the University seems to be centered on faculty-led programs, but these are only part of the offerings. This past summer, several programs traveled abroad and this coming Wintermester, TAMIU offered two faculty-led study abroad programs: Business in China with Assistant Professor of business Yong Chen and Travel Photography in Peru with Instructional Associate Professor of visual communication Thomas Brown. Miriam Salinas | BridgeJunior business administration major Lauren Loya, left, and Assistant Professor of management and business Yong Chen, center, promote the faculty-led study abroad program to China duri...
ARTS: Faculty Opening Concert reaches 16th anniversary
Features, Life & Arts, On Campus

ARTS: Faculty Opening Concert reaches 16th anniversary

ARTS: Faculty Opening Concert reaches 16th anniversary By Elizabeth KennedyBridge Staff InternPublished Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022 During 10 performances, 13 faculty members offered a variety of songs from classical Indian sitar improvisations to jazz for the Faculty Opening Concert. The free annual Texas A&M International University event, open to the public, took place on Sept. 23. Faculty members typically performed in duets. David Gomez Jr. | BridgeFrom left: Assistant Professor Nicole Gillotti, Arts Department Chair and Associate Professor James Moyer and Interim Humanities Department Chair and Associate Professor Kevin Lindberg play Rise by Herb Alpert at the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall on Sept. 23. It began 16 years ago by Associate Professor Y...
CAMPUS: TAMIU Anime Club gets fired up for semester
Entertainment, On Campus

CAMPUS: TAMIU Anime Club gets fired up for semester

CAMPUS: TAMIU Anime Club gets fired up for semester By Elizabeth KennedyBridge Staff InternPublished Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022 For students eager to relax and bond over shared interests, the Anime Club may be a perfect fit. The club held meetings at 1 p.m. on Sept. 30 and Oct. 14, plus a Halloween Party scheduled for Nov. 3. Senior accounting major and Anime Club President Roel Coronado kicked a recent meeting off by playing the opening to the anime Call of the Night and announcing general club news. After that, he reviewed upcoming releases of shows and movies as well as highly anticipated new seasons of current running anime. Joy Davis | BridgeMembers of the Anime Club compete in a heated game of Jeopardy during a meeting on Sept. 30 in Bob Bullock Hall, Room 220. The winner ...
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