Division Update – April 6, 2017


  • Texas A&M Rec Sports is currently hiring:
  • Strength & Conditioning Attendants, Marketing Graduate Assistant, Multi-Media Assistant, Fitness Outreach Instructor, Massage Therapist
  • For more details, please visit http://recsports.tamu.edu/employment/
  • Student Recreation Center hours will be adjusted for Easter weekend:
  • Friday, April 14th: 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 15th: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 16th: 4:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
  • PEAP will be closed Friday, April 14th – Sunday, April 16th
  • The Outdoor Adventures Indoor Climbing Facility & Rental Centers hours will be adjusted for Easter weekend:
  • Friday, April 14th: 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 15th: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 16th: CLOSED
  • OA Rental Center Easter 2017 Hours*
  • Friday, April 14th: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 15th: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 16th: CLOSED
  • Don’t miss the Outdoor Adventures upcoming Trips & Clinics:
  • Climbing Basics Orientation Class: Weekdays at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
  • Mountain Biking Clinic: April 8th
  • Reading Day Rock Climbing: April 14th
  • Little River Paddling Day: April 22nd
  • Kayak Clinic: April 23rd
  • Sand & Surf Weekend: April 29th – 30th
  • The last Intramural Sports registration of the semester is right around the corner. Register online at com/tamu on Monday, April 10th from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


  • Resident Advisor selection for fall 2017 is complete. 292 students applied, an increase of 23% from the prior year, to fill 185 positions across the residence halls and White Creek Apartments.
  • Among that number are 75 new hires.
  • The University Apartments at the Gardens had an independent staff selection process that should be completed by the end of April for the summer and coming fall.
  • Star Rez facilitates students choosing their own on campus housing assignment. The Department of Residence Life is debuting a new software platform for housing assignments that allows students to enter at a designated/pre-appointed time block and choose from what is available room assignment wise their space. Information about roommates is available as allowed by the individual students.


  • Congrats to the Collegiate Panhellenic Council as they won the “PR and Marketing Award” at the Coalition for Collegiate Women’s Leadership Annual Conference. We are so proud of our Aggie Greek women for all of their hard work this past year!
  • The Big Event occurred on March 25th and continues to be the largest, one-day, student-run service project in the country with 21,242 participants and 2,301 service projects in the Bryan/College Station community.
  • The Big Event has inspired the creation of over 120 Big Event programs across the US and in six (6) different countries including China, Costa Rica, Germany, Italy, Pakistan, and Spain.
  • The Maroon & White Leadership Fellows had approximately 100 students apply for the program this spring! 48 new leadership fellows and 48 new leadership coaches were selected to participate in the program, and we are beyond excited to see their leadership journeys unfold.


  • Marianela Dornhecker passed the Examination for Professional Practice of Psychology, which is a licensing examination developed by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards that is used in most U.S. states and Canadian provinces.
  • Jason Hindman has been elected Secretary of the American Academy of Counseling Psychology.


  • Student Health Services Radiology just completed an update to the Digital Radiography System. This upgrade will improve image quality and it included a new software package as well. Images can still be burned to a CD for students as needed.
  • The SHS Pharmacy renovation is nearing completion! The SHS Pharmacy will be moving to their newly renovated space on the first floor of the A.P. Beutel Health Center within the next week. The Pharmacy will have a multitude of new products available, an increase from one to four receiving windows, additional space for patients, five times its current stock of OTC products, and a beautifully designed layout.
  • SHS reached over 160 students at the HIV/Syphilis Testing Event hosted on April 4th in the MSC! At this event, SHS passed out free Chlamydia and Gonorrhea testing coupons to students who attended the event.
  • A number of Student Health Services staff and students will be traveling to the American College Health Association (ACHA) Annual Meeting in Austin, TX from May 30th – June 3rd.
  • SHS staff members and student employees have a total of 11 presentations at this conference. The ACHA Annual Meeting allows attendees to earn continuing education credits/contact hours, network with professionals from across the country, and more.
  • At The Big Event, SHS hosted its Aggie Health Hut and reached over 1,000 students while distributing over 10,000 health items (sunscreen and bandaids).


  • 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!
  • Understanding the Parthenon Sculptures in Context: Gallery Talk by Dr. Kevin Glowacki will be held at the Forsyth Galleries on April 12th at 5:30 p.m.
  • Please join us for a gallery talk by Dr. Glowacki over our current exhibition, An Archaeologist’s Eye: The Parthenon Drawings by Dr. Katherine A. Schwab. For more information click on http://uart.tamu.edu/calendar/
  • 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.


  • The Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve (ESGR) recognized Austin Fannin, UCEN Events Coordinator, as a “Patriotic Employer” for supporting his staff member, Matt Mullin’s, UC Event Team Leader, participation in America’s National Guard and Reserve Force.
  • Join us in celebrating the Memorial Student Center’s 66th birthday on Wednesday, April 19th, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in Rudder Fountain Plaza! There will be FREE McAlister’s Deli Potatoes, t-shirts, music, games, and plenty of opportunities to walk away with giveaways and prizes. A valid TAMU ID will be required.


  • On March 31st the VRSC partnered with Soldier’s Wish and sponsor Subway to help assist an Aggie student veteran and his family.
  • The assistance will aid in restoring this family’s home that was heavily damaged in the April 2016 floods. Read more about this student veteran: http://today.tamu.edu/2017/04/05/texas-am-student-veteran-and-family-receive-gift-after-displacement-from-flood/
  • The VRSC is excited to partner with the TAMU Athletic Department to offer free tickets for Veterans during Military Appreciation Days: TAMU Baseball vs. Auburn, April 9th at 1:00 p.m. and TAMU Softball vs. Georgia, April 22nd at 12:00 p.m. Get the tickets at com/MilitaryDay Promo Code: “ThankYou”
  • On Saturday, April 15th at 7:30pm in Rudder Auditorium, The Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts will present, From Washington, DC, The Musical Ambassadors of the Army, The United States Army Field Band.
  • This concert is free and open to the public. (Max 4 tickets per person). Tickets are available in person at the MSC Box Office in Rudder Tower or by calling 979-845-1234.
  • Join us May 10th from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the Stark Gallery to present RED, WHITE, and BLUE Cords to our student veterans who are Graduating in May ‘17. These cords signify Texas A&M University’s appreciation for the service & sacrifice of our Aggie Veteran/Military students.


  • This week, April 3rd – 7th, the Children’s Center will be hosting a book fair. On Thursday, each of the 12 classrooms will be conducting science experiments for a Family Science Night. The classrooms will be making glow-in-the-dark lava lamps, erupting a volcano, exploring insects, mixing colors, fun with ramp building and so much more!
  • Teachers are busy preparing growth and development assessments on all children enrolled. The results of the assessments are shared with parents during individual parent-teacher conferences scheduled for three weeks this month.
  • The Children’s Center’s annual family picnic is scheduled for Saturday, April 22nd at Tanglewood Park in Bryan. The families and teachers have a chance to eat barbecue and delicious side dishes while the children play and splash in the water.
  • The celebration of our amazing student worker teaching assistants occur this month with an entire week dedicated to showing them just how much they are appreciated. They will receive gift cards, breakfast, a yummy build-your-own potato bar, a build-you-own ice cream sundae and more! We know that the work that we do with children everyday cannot be accomplished without their help.


  • Twelve cadets participated in a Corps Excursion to Washington, D.C. during spring break. The cadets had tours and briefings at the Pentagon and CIA, met with representatives on Capitol Hill, met with officials at the Australian Embassy, visited a local television station, toured Arlington Cemetery and the many Smithsonian Museums.
  • The Corps Triathlon Team competed in the Mean Green Triathlon in Denton, Texas. The race was a sprint distance – 400 yard pool swim, 21K bike, and 5K run – and included a mixed field of open division and collegiate competitors. Amanda Weyer took first in the female collegiate group and third in the female open division. Corps Team Captain Garrett Mayeaux took fifth place in the collegiate and overall divisions.
  • On Saturday, March 11th the CCMU Maroon Centerfire Team won the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) 2017 National Collegiate Championship at the Talladega Marksmanship Park in Talladega, AL.
  • The cadets have won this event in three of the last four years. The CCMU Centerfire Maroon team won the event and the national title, while the two other CCMU centerfire teams finished in 2nd and 4th place overall.


  • On March 23rd, six students from Disability Services’ Student Discussion Panel team hosted a conversation with staff from across the TAMU libraries. The event was offered as part of the libraries’ diversity plan, the students discussed topics such as disability, accessibility and inclusion in a variety of services and experiences across campus.


  • MSC ALOT presents Mr. FLO, an all FLO male congeniality pageant, partnered with the 12th Can. The program aims to provide canned foods for the BCS area through donations and contributions from each participating FLO.
  • The pageant takes place Thursday, April 6th at 6:30 p.m. in Rudder Auditorium.
  • Tickets are available for the following MSC OPAS events:
  • Once – Tuesday April 11th and Wednesday, April 12th at 7:30 p.m. in Rudder Auditorium. https://goo.gl/bznkxS
  • The Art of Recycling, presented by MSC VAC, will be on display in Reynolds Gallery from April 12th – June 17th.
  • The Opening Reception will be held on April 13th from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in Reynolds Gallery.
  • MSC Hospitality presents the Lost and Found Sale on Monday, April 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event will take place in Rudder Plaza. The Lost and Found Sale accepts cash, checks and debit/credit cards (cash preferred).
  • Congratulations to Annie Carnegie, the recently selected 68th MSC President. She and other members of the recently selected Executive Team (Mollie Adams – EVP of Diversity, Grayson Eiland – EVP of Programs and Eric Williams – EVP of Business) will take office later this month.


  • Congratulations to the twelve students chosen as the first TAMU Race, Identity & Social Equity (TAMU RISE) fellows. This year-long experience provides students the opportunity to understand race, identity and social equity in higher education as they participate and present at a national and TAMU RISE Conference.
  • Asian Presidents’ Council (APC) invites you to celebrate Asian culture in Aggieland as they kick-off Asian Heritage Month events. Although Asian Heritage Month is officially May, it is celebrated in April at Texas A&M so more of the campus can be engaged while the semester is in session.
  • Go to http://www.tamuapc.org/ for calendar of events. Contact Diana Lee at dlee@dms.tamu.edu for more information.
  • The Black Student Alliance Council (BSAC) and the MSC Carter G. Woodson Black Awareness Committee (WBAC) invites families to the 2017 Black Aggie Family BBQ on Saturday, April 8th from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Recreation Center.
  • Please email blackaggiefamilybbq@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Hispanic Presidents’ Council (HPC) is hosting their 2nd Annual Family Weekend Event Un Fin de Semana Con Su Aggie on Saturday, April 8th from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in the Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building.
  • This is an opportunity for Hispanic/Latinx families to interact with students, faculty, staff, and to participate in activities. For more information, contact Cruz Rios at crios@tamu.edu


  • The Texas A&M Singing Cadets completed their final Spring Tour this past weekend to the Houston Area.
  • This is the final of three weekend tours this Spring to the Texas area.  Their tour this weekend included concerts in Clear Lake (Friday), The Woodlands (Saturday), and Sugarland (Sunday).
  • Following this final tour, the Singing Cadets will conclude the spring semester with a tour to the Northeast United States.
  • The TAMU Wind Symphony, conducted by Dr. Timothy Rhea, will perform their final campus concert of the current semester on Wednesday, April 19th, at 7:00 p.m. in Rudder Theater. The music performed will be the same as to be programmed for their May 2017 concert tour to Hawaii. Tickets are available at the MSC Box Office.
  • The TAMU Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Symphonic Winds (conducted by Travis Almany and Russell Tipton) will present their final concert of the spring semester in Rudder Theater on Sunday, April 30th beginning at 3:00 p.m.. Tickets are available at the MSC Box Office.
  • Timothy Rhea, Director of Music Activities, will be serving a residency at the University of Florida on April 5th and 6th. Dr. Rhea will guest conduct the University of Florida Wind Symphony, and also work with conducting students during his time on the Gainesville campus.
  • A portion of the Aggie Band will be performing in the stands for the Maroon & White football game this Saturday, April 8th. The game begins at 1:00 p.m. The Aggie Band will step-off for the game at 12:15 p.m.


  • Encourage students to sign up for a Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop! Participants learn about the gender pay gap, how to quantify the market value of their education and experiences, determine a fair target salary, & create a strategic pitch and response to salary offers.
  • Register at: http://studentlife.tamu.edu/wrc.startsmart. Workshops available Tuesday, April 18th from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. & Friday, June 2nd from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • April is Step In Stand Up month, promoting sexual assault awareness! Texas A&M University launched the Step In Stand Up campaign (2016-2017 NASPA Excellence Award Winner) with the mission of stepping in to prevent sexual violence and standing up for survivors.
  • The Office of CLEAR has helped organized a calendar of numerous educational and awareness events happening all month. For more information visit tamu.edu
  • Family Weekend 2017 is this weekend, April 7th-April 9th! Download the official TAMU Family Weekend mobile app for a full schedule of events, maps, and much more!
  • The GLBT Resource Center is hosting GLBT Awareness Week from April 2nd-April 7th! Learn more about the on-campus resources and events at studentlife.tamu.edu/glbt.programs/events