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City continues courts complex construction
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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...
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
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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 ...
CAMPUS: El Grito returns to TAMIU
Features, On Campus

CAMPUS: El Grito returns to TAMIU

CAMPUS: El Grito returns to TAMIU By Cassandra VillarrealBridge contributing writerandBy Gabriel RodriguezBridge Staff WriterPublished Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022 After a pandemic hiatus, El Grito returned to TAMIU to help celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. The sound of cumbia music reverberated from the Sen. Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center green as students, faculty and families gathered to celebrate El Grito de Dolores. A celebration of Mexico’s Declaration of Independence from the Spanish Empire in 1810, the event was organized by the Campus Activities Board and had platters of food, friends and live performances from the University’s own student musical programs, Mariachi Internacional and Ballet Folklórico. Miriam Salinas | BridgeUnidentified students representing CAB ...
SCIENCE: TAMIU Planetarium promotes scientific literacy
Education, On Campus, Science and Tech

SCIENCE: TAMIU Planetarium promotes scientific literacy

SCIENCE: TAMIU Planetarium promotes scientific literacy By Jaime GurrolaBridge contributing writerPublished Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022 Students and the public alike can learn about complex scientific concepts through shows presented at TAMIU’s Planetarium. Astronomy, nature and hard sciences fill up much of the public show schedules at the Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium.  Karla De Leon | BridgeThe Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center and Planetarium, as seen on Oct. 28, 2022. “We have a variety of shows, not only astronomy, but we [offer] a lot of other science-related shows,” Planetarium Director Peter Davis said. “We have shows on pandas, humpback whales … we have shows on migration and different things that will help the schools when they come.” Davis said producing sh...
HEALTH: 1950s flashback virus threatens human contact
Health, News, On Campus

HEALTH: 1950s flashback virus threatens human contact

HEALTH: 1950s flashback virus threatens human contact By Caroline RiveraBridge contributing writerPublished Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022 While many flashbacks to the 1950s summon images of Elvis or pop culture, one particular human health threat returns to haunt people. The variola virus, which causes smallpox, led to other viruses such as cowpox viruses and more recently in the form of monkeypox. Courtesy TAMIU Public RelationsPosters like this have been placed all around campus this semester, such as in restrooms, to inform students of the monkeypox virus symptoms. Student Health Services Director Claudia C. Beltran finds herself on the frontlines of these types of health concerns at Texas A&M International University.  “It’s basically an infection caused by the monkeypox...
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