Division Update – March 16, 2016


  • On the weekend of March 5th – 6th all outfits in the Corps competed in the Annual Cadet Challenge
  • The competition includes three major events: The Bloody Cross, The Obstacle Course & A Mud Run
  • The Cadet Challenge and Fittest Cadet winners will be announced at Parents Weekend
  • On Saturday, March 5th, the Corps of Cadets welcomed out Corps 21 scholarship donors to the Sanders Corps Center for the annual Corps 21 Scholarship Reception
  • Donors and their scholarship cadets met and spent time sharing what it’s like to be in the Corps and what goals the cadets have set for themselves
  • Corps baseball team swept its three-game series with University of Houston – Downtown on Saturday, March 12th
  • Scores were 11-1, 11-2, 17-0
  • Corps soccer team competed in the Bryan/College Station Soccer League and won their match on Sunday, March 13th
  • Final score was 5-1
  • Corps lacrosse team, members of the Gulf Coast Lacrosse Conference, started its season with two wins over Bayou City and Trinity
  • Scores were 15-10 & 6-4
  • Corps men’s’ and women’s’ basketball teams competed in the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) Regional Championship over a two day period, March 5th – 6th
  • The championship was held at the University of Houston



  • Angela Winkler was the recipient of the Fraternity Advisor of the Year Award at the Greek Award Banquet. The banquet was held on Friday, March 4th
  • Angela is the faculty advisor for Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Anne Reber participated in a webinar with other national presenters on March 3rd on the topic of hazing prevention
  • The webinar, “Strategies to Prevent Hazing on Campus,” was the second in a series hosted by the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE)
  • NCSSLE is funded by the U.S. Department of Educations’ Office of Safe and Healthy Students
  • New Student and Family Programs (NSFP) selected 11 members to serve on the inaugural Aggie Parent & Family Advisory Council.
  • The council seeks to continually improve the support provided to families by NSFP and across the university
  • Consensual Language, Education, Awareness and Relationships (CLEAR) will be hosting Dr. David Lisak on March 31st through April 1st to present a series of sessions on campus sexual assault, Title IX, VAWA and how individuals can make a positive impact on these crucial topics



  • Reel Rock 10 Film Festival will be hosted in Honor of former Outdoor Adventures Director, Patsy Kott on April 14th at 7:00 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center
  • There are 10 students skiing at Monarch Mountain in Colorado and 8 students canoeing the Buffalo National Scenic River in Arkansas as part of Outdoor Adventures Spring Break 2016
  • On March 12th – 13th, 16 participants completed Wilderness First Aid training with Outdoor Adventures and Longleaf Wilderness Medicine.
  • At least 7 colleges or departments were represented in the students and staff attending
  • On May 15th there will be a canoe and portage trip to Minnesota’s Boundary Waters
  • Lifeguarding class will occur on March 25th – 26th and April 2nd – 3rd
  • Recreation Sports Student Awards Banquet will be held on April 22nd
  • Adult Learn to Swim event will be held on March 21st – March 31st
  • Several intramural staff attended a Region IV NIRSA Regional Basketball Championships at the University of Houston
  • One official, Nehal Patel, ranked in the top 12
  • Will Steward, another official, ranked in the top 4 and will represent Texas A&M at the National Basketball Tournament in April, which will be hosted by Ohio State University
  • Ty Parker, accounting student worker, was recently selected as a fellow in the Economics Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (EUROP)
  • Rec Sports hosted NCAA Zone D Diving Championships and Team A&M All Star Dive Meet
  • James Nash, Drew McMillen, Ashley Donaldson, Jerod Wilson, Oscee Wheatfall, Jason Kurten, Josh Adams, Grace Grindstaff, Chris Stewart, and Bethany Tolar in collobration with the President’s office helped plan activities for the Kyle Field Staff Appreciation Day
  • These staff worked the event along with 35 part time workers
  • There were about 2,000 participants that attended the event
  • Hired 31 new part-time facilities staff members



  • A department staff appreciation event was held at Hildebrand Equine Complex on Friday, March 4th
  • The facility provided tours and visits to see the horses for staff. Ice cream floats and branded umbrellas were distributed
  • Residence Life is planning to collaborate with Keep America Beautiful and Goodwill Industries (Heart of Texas) on their “Give and Go” campaign.
  • This campaign will aim to encourage students living in residence halls or apartment communities to consider donating items rather than sending them to the landfill when they move out in May.
  • The 12th Can will provide collection stations at the 24/7 service desks for any non-perishable foodstuffs as part of the continuing work to make sustainability an Aggie tradition
  • The collaboration with Goodwill has been a continued effort for the past 10-12 years.
  • Keep American Beautiful launched their Give and Go campaign with 5 universities across the nation and has now built to more than 50.
  • Over spring break, a crane over Krueger Hall is part of an ongoing HVAC renovation project.
  • No students have been allowed to stay in Krueger Hall this week as a risk management practice
  • Prior to spring break Residence Life staff polled students individually and made arrangements for any residents who wanted to stay on campus during the break to live in White Creek Apartment for the week
  • Transportation Services has also been an essential partner with clearing the crane area and relocation students’ parking for those staying at White Creek
  • The Department of Residence Life has reached 5,378 followers on Twitter.
  • As we approached 5,000 a Diversi-Tee was offered to the 5,000th follower and the winner is a prospective student. Thank you to all of @TAMUResLife followers! #LiveAtTheHeart



  • Student Counseling Service (SCS) serves over 700 students each week during the busiest months of the year
  • SCS provides crisis intervention services from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Volunteers on the HelpLine answer approximately 1,000 calls from distressed Aggies every year
  • The number one issue students bring to SCS is anxiety and the second is depression
  • SCS has begun to provide online counseling through a program called Therapist Assisted Online (TAO) for mild to moderate depression and anxiety
  • Counseling services are included in all students’ university advancement fee



  • Vet Connect is a program designed to support student veterans in their transition to college, their continuous success as students and connect them with future opportunities after graduation
  • Upcoming Vet Connect event will be on March 23rd in Rudder 701 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. BP, Chevron Phillips, Ernst & Young, Union Pacific and IBM will provide a history of the company, resume building, interviewing tips, and employment and internship opportunities
  • Deloitte is bringing their Career Opportunity Redefinition & Exploration (CORE) leadership program to Texas A&M.
  • The military appreciation baseball game will be held on Saturday, April 23rd



  • Three staff members from University Center & Special Events (UCEN) Rudder Theatre Complex are attending the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) conference over spring break.
  • This conference will allow staff to advance their skills and knowledge in theatre and performing arts technology and production
  • The installation of the new ADA accessible revolving door at the main entrance to John J. Koldus will be completed over spring break
  • Restroom renovations within John J. Koldus will be completed within the next two weeks