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<br /> The Texas<br /> A&M University-Kingsville®<br /> Magazine<br /> Summer 2017<br /> Reddish Egrets<br /> call Laguna<br /> Madre home<br /> Page 6<br /> message from the president<br /> Dear Readers,<br /> Summers in Javelina Nation are often a busy time. With new student orientations,<br /> summer camps and summer classes, this time of year is usually filled with excite-<br /> ment. This summer was extra special because our campus began the first phase of<br /> construction for the new Music Education Complex. You will read more about<br /> that and other news from Javelina Nation in this issue of Javelina Today.<br /> This issue also highlights some of the outstanding conservation research conducted<br /> by our faculty in the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute. 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