TAMIU Juniors, Seniors Get ‘Finish Strong’ Event Nov. 3-7
Posted: 10/30/14

TAMIU Junior-Senior Event
Focuses on ‘Finishing Strong’ Nov. 3 -7

Monday, Nov. 3- Friday, Nov. 7, Texas A&M International University will celebrate TAMIU junior and senior students with a week-long event focused on completing their undergraduate degree.

The event is dubbed “Finish Strong @ TAMIU” and features daily events including mixers, dedicated information fairs and special presentations from all Colleges an Schools across campus.

Dr. Kevin Lindberg, TAMIU associate provost, said the Celebration notes a special time in the life of the TAMIU junior and senior students.

“Traditionally, the junior year signals a shift into students’ major area of study, along with new opportunities for internships, research and study abroad.  Of course, the senior year is the final run to the end goal:  graduation. This event is aimed at providing a week-long forum for exploration of the junior and senior year to help keep students laser-focused on their end goal, and to make them aware of support and opportunities available and, of course, to celebrate their accomplishments to date,” Dr. Lindberg explained.

This is the first year the event has been offered.

It opens Monday, Nov. 3 with kickoff events at both 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., at the Student Center Patio and Killam Library Colonnade respectively.

Also Monday are the Graduate and Professional School Fair from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on upper and lower Rotundas of the Student Center;  a presentation on American Culture Abroad from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Student Center 231 and a College of Education Mixer at 4:30 p.m. in the Sue & Radcliffe KIllam Library Colonnade.

On Tuesday, Nov. 4, the Student Engagement and Leadership Fair takes place from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the Student Center Patio.

On Wednesday, Nov. 5, the Internships, Research and Study Abroad Fair is offered from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the Student Center Patio. At 7 p.m., the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business Mixer will take place at 7 p.m. at the Western Hemispheric Trade Center Foyer.

On Thursday, Nov. 6, “A Major Affair,” offering an opportunity for students to meet with their major faculty and advisors from TAMIU Colleges and Schools, is from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Student Center Rotunda.

POSTPONED to Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. “Finish Strong @TAMIU” Week concludes with the special showing of the movie “Maleficent” outdoors  at 7:30 p.m. on the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts and Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center lawn.  The showing is hosted by the City of Laredo and the University’s Office of Information Technology.

For additional information on “Finish Strong @TAMIU” week, please call the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 956.326.2280.

Registration for the Spring Semester 2015 is now underway.

University information is also available online at www.tamiu.edu and through University social media on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu