Saturday, February 2, 2008

Javelina Journalism

UIL Journalism Workshop a Big Success
Thanks to the 12 high school that attended the second annual Javelina Press Club UIL High School Journalism Workshop on the campus of Texas A&M University-Kingsville. More than 125 high school students attended the day-long workshop which had all the attending students attend every session on UIL events such as headline writing, feature writing, newswriting and editorial writing. We hope that those students learned some of the basics and that they will do well in their contests later this Spring. The 12 high schools attending were: Corpus Christi Moody, Corpus Christi Carroll, Corpus Christi Tuloso-Midway, Corpus Christi Calallen, Hebbronville, Hidalgo, Orange Grove, Edinburg North, San Isidro, Banquete, Falfurrias and Freer. Also, a big thanks to TAMUK Students Services Staff led by Nino and Crispin. Thanks for helping us make this a success.

First issue TAMUK Communicator is out
The first issue of the TAMUK Communicator, the magazine produced by the Communications/Theatre Arts Department of Texas A&M University-Kingsville has been published and has been distributed to alumni, high school journalism programs in South Texas and selected media outlets. The magazine features the latest news from TAMUK's Comm-TA Department, focuses on the activities of the different programs and highlights what some of the students are doing, including internships and research. Also, it features five Comm-TA Alumni and where they are now in their careers and also announces the creation of the Friends of Javelina Journalism account to raise funds for scholarships and other activities of the department. If you would like to receive a copy of this first issue, please contact the Comm-TA Department at 361-593-3401 and talk to our Office Administrator Ilda. Also, you can email a request either to or Thos 000 are zeroes. Okay? Bueno, good luck!
Dr. Manuel Flores
Associate Professor of Journalism/Communications
Texas A&M University-Kingsville