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EDUCATION: Laredo Film Society brings credentials to dying TAMIU club
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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...
ARTS: Abandoned art makes its way around campus
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ARTS: Abandoned art makes its way around campus

ARTS: Abandoned art makes its way around campus By Heron CarramanBridge Contributing WriterPublished Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022 Most people would never want to abandon their artworks, but some students would beg to differ. The students in Instructor of art Sandra Martinez’s class left their art behind all over Texas A&M International University for others to find. People can expect to find a variety of pieces all around campus, waiting to be discovered by passersby. “The abandoned artwork can be anything they wish to create–jewelry, drawing, painting, etc.,” Martinez said. David Peralta | BridgeThis ceramic sculpture by artist Eddy Rosas from the Spring 2021 Ceramics I class sits in a glass display case at the Student Center. Along with choosing what to create, the stude...
ARTS: FPA presents Music on the Menu
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ARTS: FPA presents Music on the Menu

ARTS: FPA presents Music on the Menu By Mireilly GonzalezAssistant EditorPublished Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022 Four TAMIU faculty jazzed up the place to demonstrate and inspire students with a love for an improvisational genre of music—and all that jazz. The Department of Fine and Performing Arts presented Music on the Menu with a jazz ensemble including Senior Lecturer Jerry Quintero on the piano, Department Chair and Associate Professor James Moyer on the drums, Professor Gilberto Soto on the bass, and Assistant Professor Nicole Gillotti on the trumpet. Karla De Leon | BridgeFrom left, Senior Lecturer Jerry Quintero on piano, Assistant Professor Nicole Gillotti on trumpet, Department Chair and Associate Professor James Moyer on drums and Associate Professor Gilberto Soto on bass ...
NEWS: TAMIU student wins state writing award
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NEWS: TAMIU student wins state writing award

NEWS: TAMIU student wins state writing award By Mireilly GonzalezAssistant EditorPublished Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022 A third-person perspective work led to a first-place award for one TAMIU creative writing student. Over the summer, Texas A&M International University senior mathematics major and creative writing minor Daniel Tovar Jr. won a Texas state creative writing award for his story, “The End?” in the Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers’ competition in the undergraduate nonfiction category. Rolando Santos | TAMIU Public RelationsDaniel Tovar Jr. poses for a photo near the TAMIU fountain. Tovar won a creative nonfiction writing state contest in summer 2022. Tovar is the type of guy who would excitedly rant to anyone in a writing group about comics, like S...
ARTS: Professor continues to expand art program
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ARTS: Professor continues to expand art program

ARTS: Professor continues to expand art program By Elizabeth KennedyBridge Staff InternPublished Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022 In a department that focuses on creativity, one professor pushes his students to explore new avenues in working with inks.  This semester is Assistant Professor of art Jesse Shaw’s eighth one at Texas A&M International University. Though he hasn’t been at TAMIU long, he works toward accomplishing as much as possible. Marco Villarreal | BridgeAssistant Professor of art Jesse Shaw works with a student in the printmaking program to create an image in the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts on Sept. 5. Shaw says he enjoys working at TAMIU because, “The University is really supportive of the arts department,” which allowed him to do as much as he...
ARTS: Theater professor shares highlights
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ARTS: Theater professor shares highlights

ARTS: Theater professor shares highlights By Viviana TellezBridge contributing writerPublished Tuesday, May 17, 2022 A local thespian discovered his passion early, but little did he know he would play the roles of a theater professor, director and playwright. Instructional Associate Professor of theater Gilberto Martinez Jr. is in his 12th year at Texas A&M International University. Recently, he furthered his education by completing his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Idaho; he also holds a doctorate in education from Texas A&M University–Kingsville. His goal is to instill confidence in his students as better communicators and to help them understand the human experience. “I would like to teach until my last breath,” Martinez said. Courtesy Gilbert...
ARTS: Dallas Black Dance Theatre visits campus
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ARTS: Dallas Black Dance Theatre visits campus

ARTS: Dallas Black Dance Theatre visits campus By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 Dallas Black Dance Theatre brought the creative dance blends of modern jazz and African spiritual dance to TAMIU. “We are celebrating our 45th season and we have performed all over the world,” DBDT Artistic Director Melissa M. Young said. For a dance school that performed for the late, first President of South Africa Nelson Mandela, the Queen Elizabeth of England and held performances in 32 states, 16 countries and on five continents, Young still believes it is more than just dance, but a human connection. David Gomez Jr. | BridgeA member of the Dallas Black Dance Theatre performs a creative blend of modern jazz and African spirtual dance in the Center for the ...
CAMPUS: Discover TAMIU returns
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CAMPUS: Discover TAMIU returns

CAMPUS: Discover TAMIU returns By Gabriel RodriguezBridge Staff WriterPublished Monday, May 16, 2022 The campus flowed with pop music and the chatter of students, faculty and families to celebrate Discover TAMIU. After being canceled in 2021 due to health concerns, the annual event returned on April 9 to offer more than 110 activities to showcase Texas A&M International University’s academics and student life. These events included musical performances from student groups like Allegro and Mariachi Internacional, athletic activities like kickball games and obstacle courses, and more literacy-focused activities like read-alongs hosted by TAMIU alumni and local children’s literature authors. Miriam Salinas | BridgeUnidentified children look at 2-liter bottles filled with wate...
ARTS: Creating their final show
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ARTS: Creating their final show

ARTS: Creating their final show By Heron CarramanBridge contributing writerPublished Monday, May 16, 2022 Before they said goodbye to the University, the visual arts seniors put on one last show: the Nine Devines. Nine Texas A&M International University students presented their work at the senior exhibition. The show presented works from various visual arts seniors ranging from paintings to drawings. “[We had] a wide range of techniques and content,” Assistant Professor of art Jesse Shaw said. “This year, many students are interested in installation art and mixed media. [There were] works with many components displayed in three-dimensional space.” Samantha Gonzalez | BridgeA cyanotype and ceramics piece by Isai Olivas from the Blue Journey hangs on the wall on April 26 ...
CAMPUS: Film Club, Dusty Visions merge
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CAMPUS: Film Club, Dusty Visions merge

CAMPUS: Film Club, Dusty Visions merge By Samantha GonzalezBridge Staff InternPublished Sunday, May 15, 2022 Through the union of the TAMIU Film Club and Dusty Visions, comes a new organization called LFS TAMIU. The new organization partners with the Laredo Film Society. "I think these changes will be beneficial to LFS TAMIU quite a bit,” Texas A&M International University Film Club Acting President Lissette Montemayor Tristan said. “A new chapter has unfolded for us as an organization and I remember I was a member of LFS TAMIU, formerly known as Dusty Visions, when the pandemic hit.” Samantha Gonzalez | BridgeLissette Montemayor Tristan, acting president of Dusty Visions at TAMIU. They worked on producing a movie that took place in a completely online world, but ended ...
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