February 2008

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Dustdevil Basketball Hosted Alumni Night


           Saturday, January 26, 2008 was TAMIU’s Alumni Night for the Men’s and Women’s Home Basketball Doubleheader against St. Edward’s University.

The doubleheader was streamed as a live broadband broadcast on the NCAA Division II web site - www.cstv.com/ncaa/divii/.  It is the only Heartland Conference contest selected by the NCAA this season.  

             Festivities arranged by the TAMIU Alumni Association included a performance by Mariachi Los Arrieros and a Color Guard Presentation by the Boy Scouts, 407 Aztec District South Texas Council. A lucky fan, picked by random drawing had a shot to win the Wendy’s 30 Second Shot Challenge for a $10,000 dollar cash prize!                                                                                        

            Chris Swan led the Dustdevils with 23 points, two assists, two blocks and two steals. Sean Tucker contributed 15 points and Derek Barnes added 11 points.

We lost but (93 - 8) but not after an exciting battle to an enthusiastic crowd.


Expanded “E-mail for Life” Features & Services

       With 12,000 plus current users, TAMIU will launch an expanded and enriched e-mail service.

Our services will be moved off-site through a Microsoft-developed e-mail service, Windows Live features a dramatic increase in storage capacity, while a range of other benefits add robust features.  To start off, we'll see our student and alumni accounts grow from a 50-megabyte limit that auto-deleted every three months to a 5-gigabyte capacity that does not delete. This is a dramatic increase and provides students and alumni with great, reliable storage.

      This account will function more like a Hotmail account with messaging, chat and a My Space-like component called 'Spaces,' in addition to customized web pages and a new Sky Key that functions as a virtual memory stick.

       The service will be launched this Spring with students and alumni using a Web-based entry point to sign up and move their existing accounts over to the new System. E-mail addresses will remain the same and passwords can be retained or reset.

       Information on Windows Live is available at get.live.com/edu/schools



       To Form a More Perfect Union

     History enthusiasts won't want to miss a rare opportunity to view original documents written by some of America's greatest historical figures.

    “To Form a More Perfect Union,” a historical documents exhibit, will be on display until Feb. 7 from 12 - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday in Texas A&M International University's Center for the Fine and Performing Arts (CFPA) Gallery. Thereafter, it will be displayed in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library Archives and Special Collections, room 208, Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Admission is free of charge and open to the public.

       The exhibit is made possible by alumnus Toni L. Ruiz, with the assistance of TAMIU's Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library Special Collections and Archives and the American Historical Theatre. It features original letters and notes by King George III, George Washington, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant.       

For more information, click: http://www.tamiu.edu/newsinfo/1-24-08/article8.shtml

School tours can be coordinated with the University’s Office of Recruitment and School Relations at 956.326.2206 or through an online tour request form available at tamiu.edu/enroll



2007 annual giving by our alumni


2007 annual giving by our Alumni


Does your employer offer scholarships or flex-time for class?

TAMIU would like to recognize those companies or organizations that promote higher education.  If your employer offers scholarships, tuition reimbursement, or time off to attend class, we would like to know.  Please let us know by phone 956-326-2175 or E-mail alumni@tamiu.edu  and tell us:

                                                         Your Name

                                                         Contact Number

                                                         Employer Contact at Work

                                                         His/Her Number

Become an Alumni Area Contact!

Did you know that TAMIU has alumni in over 40 countries?  Alumni also live in Austin, Chicago, D.C., Manhattan, Seattle and in 46 states.  Let us know if you’d like to be an area contact. This is the first step in developing a TAMIU alumni chapter or club.  A TAMIU alumni chapter or club is a great opportunity to develop a relationship with TAMIU alumni in your area and build a close-knit professional network.

For more information e-mail alumni@tamiu.edu or call Office of Alumni Relations at 956.326.2175

Don't forget to visit our Planetarium!

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Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium Photo

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