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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...
NEWS BRIEF: DEA offers Drug Take Back Day Saturday on campus
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NEWS BRIEF: DEA offers Drug Take Back Day Saturday on campus

NEWS BRIEF: DEA offers Drug Take Back Day Saturday on campus From Staff ReportsPublished Friday, April 26, 2024 The federal Drug Enforcement Agency scheduled a Drug Take Back Day for tomorrow at TAMIU. DEA's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is part of the agency's commitment to keeping U.S. citizens safe and healthy, according to a Texas A&M International University announcement sent to the email accounts of students and faculty on Friday. The event begins at 10 a.m. and lasts until 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in the Student Center parking lot. According to the announcement, "The drug overdose epidemic in the United States is a clear and present public health, public safety and national security threat." The purpose of the event is for people to re...
CAMPUS: TAMIU celebrates historic Spring 2024 enrollment 
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CAMPUS: TAMIU celebrates historic Spring 2024 enrollment 

CAMPUS: TAMIU celebrates historic Spring 2024 enrollment  By Victoria PerezBridge contributing writerPublished Saturday, April 20, 2024 Celebrating its record-breaking Spring 2024 enrollment, TAMIU hosted a duck-themed celebration titled “Release the Quacken!” at the Acequia Fountain. Starting April 10, dozens of yellow rubber ducks, stamped “TAMIU,” were hidden throughout the University. With the influence of the University's social media accounts, students were encouraged to find the yellow rubber ducks and share their findings and experiences online, specifically on Instagram. This scavenger hunt lasted a week. Juan Carlos Puente | BridgeRobber duckies, including a giant inflatable duckie, bear "TAMIU" in the Acequia Fountain on Thursday, April 18. TAMIU student...
CAMPUS: TAMIU launches outdoor digital kiosks
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CAMPUS: TAMIU launches outdoor digital kiosks

CAMPUS: TAMIU launches outdoor digital kiosks By Emily GuerreroBridge contributing writerPublished Tuesday, April 9, 2024 In an ongoing effort to improve campus communication, TAMIU installed a pair of outdoor digital kiosks around campus just ahead of the Spring 2024 semester. The initiative was led by the Office of Information Technology and overseen by Miguel Munoa, associate vice president. However, the Office of Public Relations Marketing and Information Systems is in charge of managing placement and content. Juan Carlos Puente | BridgeOne of the new digital information boards on campus informs students of a March 6 event titled "The 'Social' in AI" by University of Virginia Assistant Professor of data science and media studies Mona Sloane in this photo taken Feb. 7 outsi...
CAMPUS: Student Fee Advisory Committee
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CAMPUS: Student Fee Advisory Committee

CAMPUS: Student Fee Advisory Committee By Dora Guerreroand Tiffany LunaBridge Staff WritersPublished Tuesday, April 2, 2024 Currently underway, two Student Fee Advisory Committee meetings have been held at TAMIU with one more on the way at 5 p.m. April 9. At Texas A&M International University, the SFAC oversees advising fees. This committee is required to meet at least once per semester, but members have been striving to meet as frequently as possible to review student concerns, as well as voice opinions and ideas that might benefit the student body. Under Texas Education Code Section 54.5031 student service fees must be administered. Tiffany Luna | BridgeStudents, from left, Alfredo Duncan-Perez, Preston Salazar and Rodolfo Rendon listen to Assistant Vice President for Fi...
NEWS BRIEF: Student Fee Advisory Committee schedules meetings to review student fee accounts
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NEWS BRIEF: Student Fee Advisory Committee schedules meetings to review student fee accounts

NEWS BRIEF: Student Fee Advisory Committee schedules meetings to review student fee accounts From Staff ReportsPublished Wednesday, March 13, 2024 TAMIU's Student Fee Advisory Committee scheduled a series of three meetings in March and April to review accounts covered under the Student Fee. SFAC advises the administration on the type, amount and expenditure of compulsory fees under Texas Education Code Section 54.5031 for student service fees. SFAC scheduled meetings for Student Fee funds recipients to present information about their accounts on the following dates and times: 5 p.m. Tuesday March 26 in STC 231 5 p.m. Tuesday April 2 in STC 230 5 p.m. Tuesday April 9 in STC 231
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...
NEWS: Elearning leads soft launch of Ultra Course Experience
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NEWS: Elearning leads soft launch of Ultra Course Experience

NEWS: Elearning leads soft launch of Ultra Course Experience By Marissa ContrerasBridge Staff PodcasterPublished Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024 New features are here for Blackboard. Some professors have already opted in for the soft launch of the new Ultra Course Experience, which began this semester. The new features are intended to help faculty and students utilize and learn more about the resources TAMIU offers. The Ultra Course Experience is planned to go into full swing this summer. Submitted photoThe OIT Elearning team poses for a group photo. In preparation for more than a year, the new Elearning software went through many stages for the transition, which officials hope will be seamless. Spring 2023, Blackboard went through a change called Base Navigation, which changed ...
CAMPUS: Financial Aid Simplification Act changes FAFSA process
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CAMPUS: Financial Aid Simplification Act changes FAFSA process

CAMPUS: Financial Aid Simplification Act changes FAFSA process By Alexia AlemanBridge Staff PodcasterAnd Jorge EspinozaSocial Media Co-ManagerPublished Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024 TAMIU holds its annual FAFSA Drive to help students navigate the changes implemented in the new FAFSA application. Financial aid staff assist students with the process during these drives, as well as answer questions. The priority deadline for FAFSA is scheduled for March 15. Over the past three years, the Department of Education implemented certain changes as part of the FAFSA Simplification Act. The final phase is slated for the 2024-25 Award Year. Esteban Mendiola | BridgeAn unidentified student files a FAFSA application on Tuesday, Feb. 6, in the testing center in the Sen Zaffirini Success Center....
NEWS BRIEF: Student Fee Advisory Committee meeting slated for Tuesday
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NEWS BRIEF: Student Fee Advisory Committee meeting slated for Tuesday

NEWS BRIEF: Student Fee Advisory Committee meeting slated for Tuesday From Staff ReportsPublished Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024 TAMIU's Student Fee Advisory Committee scheduled a meeting for 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, to discuss the status of the Health Fee Referenda and spending recommendations. The meeting is slated to take place in the Student Center Room 230 at Texas A&M International University. SFAC advises the administration on the type, amount and expenditure of compulsory fees under Texas Education Code Section 54.5031 for student service fees.
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