Posted: 2/13/20

Family Fun Offered at Annual ‘Discover TAMIU’ Saturday


Discover TAMIU Brand

“Discover TAMIU,” an annual opportunity for families to connect with Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) at a campus-wide open house that features over 100 activities for all ages is coming Saturday, February 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

All events are free of charge and open to all. 

Now in its sixth year, Discover TAMIU serves as an family friendly opportunity for community members to engage with the University in a meaningful way, while enjoying the sights and sounds of campus life.  

TAMIU president Dr. Pablo Arenaz  said the event has come to encapsulate the University’s place and purpose  in the community.

“TAMIU is the artistic, cultural and intellectual hub of our community and our transformative programs truly impact the lives of our students and graduates and the communities they call home. ‘Discover TAMIU’ provides an opportunity to connect with the University and see how we change lives and futures daily. In this, our 50th Anniversary year, we’re especially excited to share our legacy of impact at this cherished annual event,” Dr. Arenaz said.

Scheiby González Fisher, executive director of Special Programs and one of the event’s key organizers, said Discover TAMIU truly offers something fun for everyone.

“Children will have the opportunity to take part in hands-on activities in our musical sessions, colorful performances, and challenging brain twisters; teens will experience what it takes to become a true Dustdevil and learn how to conquer the world with education and a little motivation; parents and college readiness professionals will be taken through a whirlwind of useful information that will prepare them to be college-savvy, and community members will have a chance to meet our gifted faculty, students and the leaders of tomorrow while enjoying the University’s beautiful surroundings,” explained González Fisher.

The event’s experiences are organized along  five different  “Pathways” to explore and enjoy. Included are an ‘Artistic Avenue’ Pathway that allows participants to express themselves through creative art, dance and music. The ‘Spirited Speedway’ Pathway acquaints individuals with Dustdevil traditions.

In the ‘International U’ Pathway, participants can explore culture, the humanities and social sciences with a global twist. Through the ‘Business Boulevard’ Pathway, participants can learn about how business plays a role here and in the world.  Finally, ‘Scientific Journey’ Pathway encourages participants to learn more about science.

Highlights of the day include a plethora of children’s activities, mariachi and dance performances, Planetarium shows, a baseball game, electric car demonstrations, a giant bubble maker, an interactive science activity bus, an obstacle course, soccer training, a video game party, magazine cover photo booth and so much more.

A dedicated website, https://www.tamiu.edu/discovertamiu/ contains full event information, including special opportunities for large groups and a gallery that captures last year’s offering.  

A full program is here: https://www.tamiu.edu/discovertamiu/program/

An Online PDF is at:  https://www.tamiu.edu/discovertamiu/documents/discover-tamiu-2020.pdf 

See a brief video on Discover TAMIU here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWMKgaViqCo

TAMIU Food Services, including the Food Court, Dusty’s Diner and Starbucks, will be open throughout Discover TAMIU.

For more information, contact Gonzalez Fisher at 956.326.2720, email sfisher@tamiu.edu or visit offices in the Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center, room 138. 

More of the University’s story is available on its website, tamiu.edu and dedicated social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

For more information, contact González at 956.326.2206, email gina@tamiu.edu or visit offices in Student Center, room 226. TAMIU is celebrating its 50th Anniversary and its 25th Anniversary at its north Laredo campus throughout 2020. A dedicated website shares the University’s remarkable transformation from a hybrid upper-level University to a full doctoral degree-granting University with over 29,000 graduates worldwide that enrolls over 8,400 students. Visit the calendar of Anniversary events, explore the University’s timeline, review alumni profiles and more at tamiu.edu/50.