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Music fills Jones Auditorium
The Texas A&M University – Kingsville wind symphony, conducted by Brian Shelton, held a powerful performance on Thursday, Feb. 24, in the Jones Auditorium. Summon the Dragon by Peter Graham was their first piece of the evening, and led a triumphant melody with a sense of victory after a battle. Creating a piece that is invigorating and entertaining, Graham employs brilliant rhythms beside magnificently expressive melodies by featuring the trumpets and trombones. Oboe soloist, Dr. Ann Fronckowiak, TAMUK Wind Symphony give a powerful performance on Thursday, Feb. 24 performed a magnificent piece in La Favorita by Antonio Pasculli. Fronckowiak to the dance, to its nostalgic melodies, to The first piece, Allegro con brio, gave a opened with a soft, gentle hum that its wild rhythms, and although it violates vivacious tone in a sonata-allegro form along escalated from a lively giddy to a poignant its intimacy, its form and its harmonic with a soft chime. and expressive tone. language, it is a very personal way of paying Intermezzo emphasized the bass Inspired by music from Mexico, Danzon trombone with a soft, sweet melody giving No. 2 by Arturo Marquez, began with a burst my respects and expressing my emotions towards truly popular music,” Marquez off a heartrending sentiment. The finale, of meringue, soft tango like dance, and then writes. Rondo, dazzled the audience with a buoyant filled the auditorium with a pretentious After intermission, the TAMUK trombone melody and jazz mix, focusing on the skillful tenor. The rhythm exceeded into a salsa eminence of the trombones. dance, then a sweet, lyrical melody, and back quartet took the stage and opened with three striking pieces from Concerto for 4 La Fiesta Mexican, A Mexican Folk Song into an upbeat salsa twist. Trombones and Wind Band by Jan Koetsier. Symphony, by H. Owen Reed rang with the “It endeavors to get as close as possible
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TAMUK Wind Symphony gives a powerful performance with different arrangements on Feb. 24
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authentic tune of Prelude and Aztec Dance, beginning with the sounds of church bells, horns, gongs, drums and Aztec, warrior dance combination, following with Mass, a calming, spiritual melody. Last, but certainly not the least, was Carnival, sending an exciting and vibrant tune through the air, along with the Mariachi Javelina band, bringing in a fun and Hispanic touch that topped off the marvelous performance.
Student is assaulted at University Village
Raymond Cleboski The South Texan Due to a recent assault and robbery on the third floor of the University Village, university police have sent out a mass email to faculty and students warning them of possible “dangerous conditions” around campus. The incident occurred Feb. 21 at around 8 p.m. when a male student was returning to his dorm room located on the third floor of the University Village. The student states that an AfricanAmerican male, along with three other males, confronted him saying, “I don’t like you” and “I know who you are.” One of the males, described as wearing dark clothes and having braided hair with a goatee, then grabbed the victim by the collar and threw him down on the ground. The student attempted to defend himself, but was out matched as the other individuals began to kick and punch him. Before the assaulter left, they managed to take the victim’s cell phone valued at $300. The incident is classified as being a seconddegree felony. The student suffered scratches, scrapes and bruises from the incident, but did not need the assistance of any emergency medical service and did not wish to press any charges. The mass alert was sent in compliance with the “Timely Notice” provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, that states that campus institutions must warn all residents and students of any kind of possible peril at the hands of some third party. “We send out these kinds of emails and alerts to make sure that all faculty and students are aware of these kinds of things taking place on campus. It gives them a heads-up so that these kinds of incidents can be avoided,” said Lt. Hiram Perez of the Texas A&M University – Kingsville Police Department. Cameras and videotape are currently being reviewed for any clues as to who the attackers are. If you have any information on the identity of the persons responsible, contact the University Police Department at (361) 593-2611 or call Kingsville Crimestoppers at (361) 592-4636.
TAMUK welcomes third creative author
Claudia Garcia The South Texan The Third Annual Lucille Kruse Reading Series at Texas A&M University-Kingsville is about to kick off by welcoming this year’s reader, Angie Cruz. Cruz is the third creative writer brought to campus through the series. Cruz will host a creative writing workshop at 4:30 p.m. Thursday March 3, and will read from her works at 6 p.m. that same day. Both of these events are free and open to the public. The novelist is originally from New York and is an assistant professor at Texas A&M University. During Cruz’s visit, she will host a creative writing workshop and meet with students and faculty who choose to attend. “She is a writer and she teaches, so I’ll just bring her in and turn her loose,” Downs said. Cruz is the author of Soledad, which was published in 2001. In the novel, a woman feels pulled in all directions by demands of other people. Cruz’s latest work is a book called Let It Rain Coffee. It’s based on immigrants from the Dominican Republic whose lives are haunted by Rafael Trujillo—the strongarmed dictator who ruled the island for more than 30 years. Cruz also will meet with a Pre-AP Spanish class at Academy High School to encourage students to continue their study in Spanish and emphasize the importance of writing in academics and beyond. The Lucille Kruse Reading Series, named in honor of language and literature department supporter Lucille Kruse, strives to bring notable authors to campus to read their works. Last year’s reader was poet Paul Christensen, whose intense poetry addresses worldwide human rights issues. The first Kruse lecturer was California novelist Michael Nava.
Javelinas go on a trip of a lifetime
Goswami takes students to India to study abroad
Hector Castelltort The South Texan During the holiday break between semesters, most students were enjoying themselves with families and friends. However, some Goswami students in our university were enjoying an experience of a lifetime while getting college credit at the same time. This experience was called the India Program. Hosted by Dr. Nirmal Goswami, AMK students traveled to India where they learned about the history, politics, economics, culture, health, environmental policies, nuclear issues, and other topics of the country. The trip lasted from Dec. 28 to Jan. 14. During this time students attended classes at the Jawaharlal Nehru University. During the trip the students not only attended to classes, but they also had the chance to experience Indian life, talking to numerous people from every walk of life and in an effort to understand the culture better, Goswami said. “An overseas educational experience is a life-changing experience in multiple ways. For instance, participants in my programs have come back with clearer career preferences and better understanding of foreign countries and cultures,” he said. “Specifically, students have returned with a desire to pursue graduate degrees in areas like international economics, global public health, and global primary education. They might not have been thinking about these options before going overseas.” The leading scholars in every subject on India taught the students of A&MKingsville, Goswami said. “Our programs are not so much better as much as they are unique. They are smaller and customized. Dr. David Sabrio’s Shakespeare Program to England, Dr. Barbara Oates’ Germany Program, and my Africa and India Programs are examples of such programs. Further, we have a very student-friendly International Studies and Programs Office which provide administrative assistance to all international programs,” Goswami said. The only requirements to go on these trips with the Political Sciences Department are the same requirements to take and advance class and this class would count tours your degree as an advance class. Financial aid is also applicable for these classes because it is just as another class and students can also receive a scholarship by the Office of International Studies and Programs. The Political Sciences Department is planning a trip to New Zealand in the summer of 2012 and Fiji Islands in 2014. “I am currently working on at last three political science programs. I hope to implement them over the next four years, starting with 2012. These programs will take our students to New Zealand, Fiji, and Egypt. These programs are open to all qualified TAMUK graduate and undergraduate students. Past political science programs have included students from majors as different as engineering and biology,” said Dr. Goswami. If you want to know more stories of the students that went to India you can visit their blog at http://voyagetonewdelhi. blogspot.com/.
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