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NEWS BRIEF: TAMIU’s Testing Center extends hours for finals, offers free exam supplies
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NEWS BRIEF: TAMIU’s Testing Center extends hours for finals, offers free exam supplies

NEWS BRIEF: TAMIU's Testing Center extends hours for finals, offers free exam supplies From Staff ReportsPublished Friday, April 26, 2024 Students looking for a place to take online exams can visit TAMIU's Testing Center during its extended hours during finals week. In a Texas A&M International University announcement, sent via email to all students, the extended hours are scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, through Friday, May 3, and on Monday, May 6, by appointment only. The Testing Center offers computer access for students who need to take their final exams. According to the announcement, "Should you need a computer that has access to Blackboard and/or webcam, we can provide you with a secure and quiet place to test. Please come to the Senator Judith Z...
CAMPUS: AI offers challenges, responsibilities for students 
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CAMPUS: AI offers challenges, responsibilities for students 

CAMPUS: AI offers challenges, responsibilities for students  By Regina VerduzcoBridge contributing writerPublished Thursday, March 21, 2024 Some students find the temptation to use artificial intelligence on their assignments, but many TAMIU professors indicate this requires responsibility. Assistant Professor of communication Arthur D. Soto-Vásquez holds an academic interest in the development of AI and how it affects scholars. AI usage continues to increase on college campuses, both by students and faculty. Understanding the difference between various AI usages is part of the equation. Assistant Professor Arthur D. Soto-Vásquez Soto-Vásquez said he prefers Texas A&M International University students “learn the old way” before taking on the assistance of AI softwa...
NEWS: TAMIU offers 12 top graduate programs in nation
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NEWS: TAMIU offers 12 top graduate programs in nation

NEWS: TAMIU offers 12 top graduate programs in nation By Camila MendezBridge Staff WriterPublished Friday, Feb. 23, 2024 TAMIU received recognition this year for having at least 12 top programs in the nation, according to intelligent.com. Additionally, the University’s graduate programs grew by 15% enrollment this past year. Intelligent.com examined these programs based on affordability, the quality of the course, and achievement rates—the website mainly analyzed online master’s degree courses. Esteban Mendiola | BridgeTAMIU once again makes a ranked university list. The Sue & Radcliffe Killam Library, seen here, is one of the University's opportunities for students to be successful, as seen on Feb. 13. Texas A&M International University offers courses where many st...
FEATURES: San Miguel acclimates to provost promotion
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FEATURES: San Miguel acclimates to provost promotion

FEATURES: San Miguel acclimates to provost promotion By Neto GonzalezEditor-in-chiefPublished Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023 In a significant change for TAMIU, the former College of Arts and Sciences dean stepped into the esteemed position of provost this semester. She brings with her a wealth of experience and a lifelong dedication to student success. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Claudia San Miguel was always deeply committed to higher education, and her journey to becoming Texas A&M International University’s provost is a testament to her dedication. Her recent appointment proves to be a dream come true; she can’t curb her enthusiasm for the promotion. “[I’m] absolutely thrilled, super excited, overjoyed, all of that level of enthusiasm when you finally achieve ...
EDUCATION: Multidisciplinary studies, a growing major
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EDUCATION: Multidisciplinary studies, a growing major

EDUCATION: Multidisciplinary studies, a growing major By Jorge EscuderoBridge Contributing WriterPublished Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023 The Bachelor of Arts in multidisciplinary studies is becoming an increasingly popular major for TAMIU students. Multidisciplinary studies, often abbreviated to MDS, allows students to choose three focuses, similar to how they choose a major and, often, a minor degree. The Bachelor of Arts in MDS allows students to gain hands-on experience and education in different fields. This may be ideal for students who aren’t set on one specific field, or if they have an interest in multiple fields. Texas A&M International University’s MDS major began in 2017 and continues to increase student enrollment due to its diverse nature. MDS is sometimes referred ...
CAMPUS: TAMIU Honor Code update includes AI
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CAMPUS: TAMIU Honor Code update includes AI

CAMPUS: TAMIU Honor Code update includes AI By Anahi UgartecheaBridge contributing writerPublished Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2023 At the start of the Fall 2023 semester, TAMIU’s Honor Code: Plagiarism and Cheating introduced a new entry for the use of artificial intelligence. The new AI entry was implemented to reduce dishonesty in the classroom. Students must continue to practice being ethical in all their academic career, in and out of the classroom. Neto Gonzalez | Bridge Photo IllustrationSome students believe ChatGPT may be the key to graduating, but the TAMIU Honor Code would say otherwise. The Texas A&M International University Honor Code: Plagiarism and Cheating, part of the University’s course policies attached to every syllabus, lists several violations of the Honor C...
NEWS: TAMIU remembers two historically significant members
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NEWS: TAMIU remembers two historically significant members

NEWS: TAMIU remembers two historically significant members By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Thursday, March 30, 2023 Late last year and early in 2023, the namesake of TAMIU’s Staggs Academy, Frank Staggs, and longtime TAMIU administrator Jose “Joe” García passed away. Staggs died on Dec. 20 and Garcia on Jan. 10. Former director of the 11th high school in Laredo, Patricia E. Uribe, shared Staggs’ praise by noting his lifetime educational contributions. Rolando Santos | TAMIU Public RelationsStaggs Academy namesake Frank Staggs, seated, honored by TAMIU President Pablo Arenaz, right, during Convocation on Oct. 6, 2022, in the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall. Vice President for Institutional Advancement Roseanne Palacios, left, and others clap for ...
NEWS: ‘Dean of deans’ retires in May
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NEWS: ‘Dean of deans’ retires in May

NEWS: ‘Dean of deans’ retires in May  By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Tuesday, March 28, 2023 TAMIU Regents Professor, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Thomas Reagan Mitchell expects to retire at the end of May. Approaching 73, he says many people begin thinking about retirement at that age. The 50-year veteran of academia nearly didn’t make it after a bout with the novel coronavirus. Rolando Santos | TAMIU Public RelationsVice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Thomas Mitchell poses for a photo on campus in summer of 2020. “It causes you to reassess your life,” Mitchell said about his life-threatening case when contracting SARS-CoV-2 in the summer of 2021. “I ended up in the emergency room,” Mitchell recalled. “Before you know it, I was ...
NEWS: USTEM aims to lower statistics of first-year dropouts, STEM major switches
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NEWS: USTEM aims to lower statistics of first-year dropouts, STEM major switches

NEWS: USTEM aims to lower statistics of first-year dropouts, STEM major switches By Mireilly GonzalezManaging EditorPublished Thursday, March 23, 2023 TAMIU plans to offer a learning opportunity soon for incoming freshmen with a declared STEM major. The USTEM program offers accepted students a stipend of $3,500, along with opportunities to research and network with different people. In the USTEM program, students research their interested topics and work in teams. Students also have an out-of-town trip every year. This year, freshmen expect to visit the Southwest Research Institute. Program manager Leonela Preciado said these out-of-town trips help students network because they can meet various researchers, scientists and engineers. Preciado added that students also benefit fr...
CAMPUS: 18th century studies society offers fellowship to TAMIU professor
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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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