Forum Highlights Kleberg County's
Stagnant population growth and a need for more housing were some of the issues highlighted at this year’s Economic Forum, held last week at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
Nearly 150 people, including local officials and community leaders, attended the event. A pair of speakers – Keith Phillips, senior economic and policy advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, and Thomas Krueger, professor and director of faculty research at TAMUK– discussed various state and local economic issues, including what impact potential cuts to military spending might have on military communities.
“The military is invested quite a bit in Texas,” Phillips said. “It’s always hard when the military gets (hit with) cuts, but I think we could sustain them.” Phillips also highlighted numbers that showed that the state’s economy and job market is growing above the national averages, with job growth measuring between 2.2 percent and 2.9 percent, compared to a range of 0.8 percent to 1.4 percent nationally. Read more.
Senior Seminar Equips Graduating Seniors
with Graduation Protocol
Graduating seniors from the CBA were presented with detailed information needed for graduation at a Senior Seminar held on January 31. Preparation for graduation was presented by representatives from the university bookstore, Office of the Provost, Honors College, Office of Admissions and Office of the Registrar. Employment assistance was offered by the Office of Career Services and CBA's own career placement service. Guidance for after graduation was presented from the Office of Alumni Affairs followed by information on the MBA program in the CBA. The evening began with pizza and concluded with complementary tee shirts and door prizes.
IS Class Explores Rocket Building to
Sharpen Project Management Skills
The Information Systems Project Management Class (ISYS 4358) kicked off the semester by participating in a “rocket” building competition, which was structured to simulate the skills needed for planning, managing, and completing a project. In a one hour time frame, the students had to develop an estimate, submit a bid with a preliminary schedule, and compete in teams to develop a rocket model that best fit the client’s expectations.
Black OPS Gaming Tournament
Makes Its Debut
The Association of Information Technology Professionals (A.I.T.P.) held a gaming competition on February 12th in the CBA building. The turn out of people proved to be a success. Three prizes were given out to the winners of the competition. First place received a one-year of Xbox live subscription, second place received a $30 Gamestop gift card and third place received a $20 Gamestop gift card. A.I.T.P. hopes to continue its commitment to spread the word about the organization and all the upcoming events in the future. The three winners of the night were Miguel Munez, Kevin Singer and Carlos Soto. Congratulations to the winners and all of the participants who came to the event!
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