Division Update – February 16, 2017

OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS

  • Leah J. and John R. Allen ’76 established a Sul Ross Scholarship benefiting worthy and deserving members of the Corps of Cadets for years to come.
  • The family of Cooper S. Allen, III made a gift to name a Choral Ensemble Practice Room in the Music Activities Center.
  • Craig and Galen Brown Foundation donated a gift was made to the Music Activities Center. This gift will name a north pillar in the building.

MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER (MSC)

  • MSC SCONA is currently hosting the Domestic Strategic Crisis Response Exercise, a pre-program to MSC SCONA 62: Against All Enemies, Foreign and Domestic: Securing the Homeland, Feb. 16th -18th.
  • Visit tamu.edu for details. All MSC SCONA speakers are free and open to the public.
  • The MSC Town Hall Lunchbox Concert Series will feature the following bands in Rudder Plaza:
  • Wartime Afternoon on Thursday, Feb. 16th, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Televangelist on Thursday, Feb. 23rd, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • MSC Aggie Cinema will host the following screenings:
  • Jumanji on Friday, Feb. 17th at 7:00 p.m. in Rudder 601.
  • Ex Machina on Friday, Feb. 24th at 7:00 p.m. in MSC 2406
  • MSC Wiley Lecture Series will present, Artificial Intelligence in the Military on Wednesday, Feb. 22nd, at 7:00 p.m. in MSC 2406 A.
  • Tickets are available for purchase from the MSC Box Office for Jersey Boys. Visit tamu.edu for show times and ticket information.

OFFICES OF THE DEAN OF STUDENT LIFE (ODSL)

  • Family Weekend event submissions are open, make sure to submit your event at ag/FW2017 by March 1st!
  • Approved events will be added to the online schedule as they are received.
  • Submissions received after March 1st may not be included in the printed schedule of events.
  • Registration for the International Women’s Day: Be Bold for Change Conference is now open! The conference will feature faculty and student panels exploring a range of global issues affecting women.
  • Students can register for this free conference to be held from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on March 7th at http://studentlife.tamu.edu/wrc.iwd.
  • March is Women’s History Month (WHM)! The Women’s Resource Center is celebrating by publishing the annual WHM calendar that includes a list of events happening on campus that are by or for women.
  • Submit a program to be included on the calendar at http://studentlife.tamu.edu/wrc.whmsubmission by Friday, February 17th.
  • Request a calendar for yourself and for your respective department at http://studentlife.tamu.edu

RECREATIONAL SPORTS

  • Texas A&M Rec Sports has hired over 200 student staff this spring semester in areas including Intramural Sports, Sport Clubs, Aquatics, Facilities, Strength & Conditioning, Fitness, Outdoor Adventures and Marketing.
  • 35 Texas A&M Rec Sports fitness instructors attended the annual fitness conference at University of Texas on Saturday, Feb. 11th.
  • Texas A&M University has been nominated for College of the Year with the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center.
  • Tawyna Elliott & James Nash were asked to attend the luncheon in Houston on Thursday, Feb. 16th to represent Texas A&M University and Rec Sports as a show our support for the blood drives.
  • There has been a significant increase in participation at the Student Rec Center since the expansion opened in January. For the week of January 30th – February 5th, entrances were 23% higher than one year ago, increasing from 35,841 to 44,156.
  • Greg Dunn, Outdoor Center Student Staff member for the Texas A&M Rec Sports Outdoor Adventures Program presented “Non-Traditional Students and Outdoor Recreation” at the Texas Outdoor Leadership Conference at Baylor University Saturday, Feb. 4th.

RESIDENCE LIFE

  • Spring 12th class day: 0n-campus housing has 10,010 students living in our Residence Halls, Corps of Cadets, and our University Apartments (White Creek Apartments and Gardens Bldgs M&N)
  • Contract Renewal 2017, where current residents request to stay on-campus, is available until Feb 17th. For the first time at Texas A&M, students who request to stay on-campus will “self select” their Fall 2017 assignment in early March.
  • Sneak Peek of the Commons was held from 12:00 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10th.
  • More than 800 students, faculty, and staff stopped by to see the beautiful remodeled “Southside Commons.”
  • It was also open during Aggieland Saturday for 12,000+ prospective students and families to view what will be available for fall Southside living on campus.
  • Residential Housing Association (RHA) took a delegation of 6 to the SWACURH Regional Conference hosted at Texas State University.
  • Congratulations to the newly named SWACURH RHA President of the Year – Bryan McBride and Michael Buse for the SWACURH Distinguished Service Award. Both of these awards will be submitted with regional support to the NACURH conference.
  • Additionally, Dr. Gennie Lynn, former SWACURH Regional Advisor, was awarded the Silver Feather Pin for the individual who has provided leadership and direction to the Regional Board Member from the current SWACURH Regional Advisor, EmmaLe Davis.
  • Congratulations to Dustin Grabsch and Mike Krenz (Supervisor award), as well as all of the others, who were recently announced as recipients of the 2016-2017 President’s Meritorious Service Awards.
  • The ceremony will be held on Monday, February 27th, at 3:30 p.m. in the MSC.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

  • 30 participants of Interfraternity Council (IFC) LEAD traveled to Baton Rouge, LA completing leadership/personal development workshops and visiting with executive members of the LSU IFC council.
  • The LEAD program unites emerging leaders from across the IFC community, offers leadership-training opportunities, hones practical programming skills, and cultivates understanding of the inner workings of fraternal life.
  • 350 high school juniors and seniors attended the Panhellenic Preview Day on February 12th. Women who attend Preview Day get a first-hand look at the 14 Panhellenic chapters and gain insight about what to expect during Recruitment 2017.
  • Participants also have the opportunity to meet the Texas A&M Panhellenic Recruitment team, active sorority members and other women who are planning to participate in formal recruitment.
  • The Big Event will take place on March 25th. Participant registration for the big event will close on February 17th, so please encourage your students to sign up!
  • The Big Event has become a tradition of selfless service at Texas A&M, as thousands of students come together for one day to say “Thank you” through service for the support from the Bryan and College Station communities.

STUDENT COUNSELING SERVICE (SCS)

  • Students continue to use services at the Student Counseling Service at an increasing rate.
  • Typically, the SCS will provide counseling to approximately 600 students per week. During the busiest times of both long semesters, client load can increase to 700+ per week.
  • The current wait for a routine initial appointment is about two weeks.

STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES (SHS)

  • During the Texas Two Step Campaign designed to train individuals on Hands-Only CPR, TAMU EMS partnered with the TAMU College of Medicine and assisted in the training of over 600 individuals at two campus locations.
  • March is National Nutrition Month and its theme is to “Put your Best Fork Forward”! During this month, the SHS Dieititan will be hosting four grocery store tours as well as a Cooking Class. These events are available to currently enrolled TAMU students. Sign-ups will be available at http://calendar.tamu.edu/shs.
  • The SHS Pharmacy is still being renovated, yet remains accessible to students in need of pharmaceutical items. The Pharmacy renovation includes: adding additional space for patients, five times its current stock of OTC products, additional pharmaceutical items, an increase from one to four receiving windows, and a beautifully designed layout.

STUDENT LIFE STUDIES

  • Kelly Cox will present a webinar through NASPA titled “Reflections on Student Involvement: A Comprehensive Co-Curricular Approach” on February 21st.
  • During the webinar, Kelly will share information about the longitudinal reflection project within the Division of Student Affairs, which is currently in its currently in its third cycle.
  • Mark Haven (Recreational Sports) and Darby Roberts will have an article about comprehensive program review in the upcoming Assessment Update magazine.

UNIVERSITY ART GALLERIES

  • The J. Wayne Stark and Forsyth Galleries are now offering Free Parking Thursdays! Visit both galleries on any Thursday and receive two hours of validated parking on campus.
  • Thanks to the Association of Former Students for their support of this program!
  • Join the Forsyth Galleries for a FREE screening of Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief in conjunction with our exhibitions featuring Greek Mythology on February 16th at 7:30 p.m.
  • Movie snacks will be served, so bring a blanket and a friend. Brought to you with the help of the MSC Aggie Cinema!
  • To RSVP, visit: https://uart.tamu.edu/event/picnic-in-the-galleries/
  • Transforming Everyday Objects into ART is sold out! For those that have registered, remember to join us for the children’s art workshop on Sunday, February 19th!
  • We will be transforming everyday objects into art with your children using materials inspired by our current exhibition featuring artwork made from recycled hubcaps.
  • We have partnered with WELLNESS WORKS!We are now offering several classes:
  • Tai Chi is offered on Tues. & Wed. from 11:45 – 12:30 in the Forsyth Galleries!
  • Yoga is offered on Tues. & Thurs. from 11:45 – 12:30 in the Stark Galleries!
  • This is a GREAT way to use your Wellness Release Time!
  • Planning a special event? The Stark Galleries and the Forsyth Galleries offer beautiful spaces for lectures, symposiums, and University–related events of all kinds. We’re here to help you put together the perfect event!
  • Call us at 845-8501 to schedule a tour/consultation.

UNIVERSITY CENTER & SPECIAL EVENTS

CORPS OF CADETS

  • Congratulations to the 27 cadets selected to “Who’s Who Among American Universities and Universities” at Texas A&M for the 2016-2017 school year!
  • Of the 44 undergraduate students at Texas A&M selected to “Who’s Who,” 27 were cadets – 61% of the total selected!
  • Congratulations to the Corps Baseball Team on their three-game sweep of conference opponent Lone Star College-Montgomery on February 4th and 5th!
  • The Cadets won by scores of 8-6, 12-0, and 11-0 – bringing their record to 9-0 for the season thus far. For more information on Corps Athletics click here http://corps.tamu.edu/athletics/
  • Cadets raised money to buy a new scooter for a beloved friend of the Corps, Albert Bradley, or rather Old Army Al as he’s affectionately known as.
  • To read the story done by Houston Station KPRC click here. http://www.click2houston.com/news/texas-am-corps-of-cadets-raises-money-to-buy-new-scooter-for-old-army-al
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