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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...
HEALTH: TAMIU launches health student support app
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HEALTH: TAMIU launches health student support app

HEALTH: TAMIU launches health student support app By Enrique FiscalBridge contributing writerPublished Thursday, April 11, 2024 In an effort to prioritize students’ mental health, TAMIU partnered with TELUS Health Student Support to offer a new assistance app. The app released on Feb. 5 and includes counseling available 24/7 via chat and phone, short-term virtual counseling appointments and a wide range of digital content related to mental health. Cris Cordova | Bridge Photo IllustrationTAMIU student Marcos Villagran looks at the TELUS Health app on his phone during this staged photo taken Tuesday, April 2. Another important feature the app includes is its multi-language service. It provides content and support in languages such as Spanish, English, Cantonese, French and Ma...
CAMPUS: TAMIU offers Green Dot training during Spirit Week
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CAMPUS: TAMIU offers Green Dot training during Spirit Week

CAMPUS: TAMIU offers Green Dot training during Spirit Week By Juan Carlos PuenteEditor-in-chiefPublished Thursday, April 11, 2024 Among the many Barbie-themed events, a Bystander Barbie Greet Dot training took place with the Title IX Office during Spirit and Consent weeks. The early February event focused on bystander intervention training. Tutoring Services Coordinator Jennipher Ambrose is a member of the Green Dot initiative. Carlos Andres Mounetou | BridgeTitle IX and Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator Aleen Gutierrez speaks during a Green Dot training on Feb. 7 in the Student Center. “This event is to spread awareness of our Green Dot initiative, which is to lower the rates of sexual assault, dating violence and stalking on our campus,” Ambrose said. The Texas A&am...
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...
FEATURES: CAB hosts Barbie-themed barbecue
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FEATURES: CAB hosts Barbie-themed barbecue

FEATURES: CAB hosts Barbie-themed barbecue By Ana VaraBridge Staff PodcasterPublished Thursday, April 4, 2024 Spirit Week continued with the two-hour-long Barbie-Q on Feb. 8 in front of the Kinesiology and Convocation Building Green. It offered food, games and music to students who attended and gave them an opportunity to let loose and have some fun before the basketball games between the Dustdevils and the Lions of the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. Cris Rios | BridgeStudents gather food during the Barbie-Q event on Feb. 8 on campus. Cris Rios | BridgeStudents look at the TAFE club booth during the Barbie-Q event on Feb. 8 on campus. “[It’s a week] for students to showcase their spirit” and “to grow affinity for the University and to support our athletics team as we...
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...
FEATURES: TAMIU inducts new 2024 Royals
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FEATURES: TAMIU inducts new 2024 Royals

FEATURES: TAMIU inducts new 2024 Royals By Dora GuerreroBridge Staff WriterPublished Tuesday, April 2, 2024 An annual TAMIU tradition since 2011 and formerly called Mr. & Mrs. TAMIU, the TAMIU Royals recognizes two students who demonstrate the Dustdevil spirit. The TAMIU Royals election results ended TAMIU’s Spirit Week with a celebration of school pride as the winners were announced between the men’s and women’s basketball games against Oklahoma Christian University in the Kinesiology-Convocation Building’s gymnasium on Saturday, Feb. 10. Alicia Huerta | Special to The BridgeTAMIU Royals Rafael Contreras and Raiana Brown pose with their crowns and sashes on Feb. 27 in the Kinesiology - Convocation Building gymnasium. The candidates said they believe they can represent TAM...
SPORTS: Rec Center hosts Strength Competition
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SPORTS: Rec Center hosts Strength Competition

SPORTS: Rec Center hosts Strength Competition By Dora GuerreroBridge Staff WriterPublished Thursday, March 28, 2024 After three days of muscle power, the TAMIU Recreation Center’s annual spring Strength Competition came to an end. The March 5-7 competition brings interaction to the Kinesiology, Wellness and Recreation Center. Events like this are open to all TAMIU students interested in showing off their strength in a safe and sanitary environment. Anyone in the student body who is interested in lifting, regardless of their expertise, can participate in these events without fear of judgment. Tiffany Luna | BridgeJuan Gutierrez lifts during the Strength Competition on March 6 in the Kinesiology, Wellness and Recreation Center. For those interested in participating, they shou...
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