Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Calendar of Events

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Wed, August 27, 2014 through Tue, December 02, 2014 - The Office of Community Outreach and the Office of Distance Education and Learning Technologies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will host an online non-credit course titled “How to Design, Develop, and Deliver Online Instruction” taught by Dr. Lauren Cifuentes, Director of Distance Education, and Alexandra Janney, Instructional Designer. The professional development course will run from Wednesday, Aug. 27, through Tuesday, Dec. 2, and will be taught through Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi's Blackboard Learning System. The course is designed to teach participants how to create more effective, engaging, online instruction. The cost is $995, and all members of the community are invited to enroll. This course has been approved for 45 hours of continuing professional education (CPE) credit for Texas educators and 4.5 CEUs of general continuing education credit. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive three certificates from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi: The Certificate of Best Practices for Online Course Design, the Certificate of Course Design and Development, and the Certificate of Course Delivery and Peer-Review. For more information or to register, go to http://outreach.tamucc.edu/elearning/Online_Course_Design_and_Development.html; or call 361.825.2122.

Tue, October 14, 2014 through Tue, December 09, 2014 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Office of Community Outreach will offer the Basics of Saltwater Fly Fishing class from Tuesday, Oct. 14, through Tuesday, Dec. 9. Fly fishing is growing in popularity every day in South Texas because of the diverse fisheries located up and down the Gulf Coast.  Some of the most preeminent fly fishing areas in the world are in our own back yard.  Our stretch of coast offers many different angling opportunities, from super skinny flats for big redfish to offshore fly fishing for even bigger pelagic species. This introductory course will cover a variety of techniques, tools, and methods used in tying common saltwater patterns, as well as basic fly casting techniques, and local fishing tactics. The cost is $120 for eight two-hour sessions. Online registration and further information can be found at http://outreach.tamucc.edu/outdoor/flyfishing/index.html; or contact Joe Miller at 361.825.5967; or by email, joseph.miller@tamucc.edu.

Thu, October 23, 2014 through Tue, December 02, 2014 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Office of Community Outreach will offer an LSAT Prep Course from Thursday, Oct. 23, through Tuesday, Dec. 2, on each Tuesday and Thursday from 6- 9 p.m. For more information, go to outreach.tamucc.edu; or call 361.825.3389.

Sat, November 01, 2014 - January and Spring Session 2015 Registration: Register now for January session and spring 2015 semester classes. January session classes begin on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.tamucc.edu/.

Mon, November 24, 2014 through Mon, December 01, 2014 - The University Galleries at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites all university faculty, students, alumni, and local artists to submit works for the 100 @100, the annual fall fundraiser at the Islander Art Gallery, 4024 Weber Road in Hamlin Shopping Center. This fundraiser will celebrate works of all genres including two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and mixed media. All works will be sold for $100 or less. Artists may submit up to five works. Artists will receive 60 percent of each sale. The remaining 40 percent will support the Visiting Artist program in the Department of Art at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Each artist must complete a “Loan and Possible Sale” contract. All work must be installation-ready and labeled with the artist’s name, title of the work, date, and medium. Artwork may be submitted at the Islander Art Gallery at the following times:

  • Monday, Nov. 24, from noon to 6 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 1, from noon to 6 p.m.

For more information, contact: Dr. Laura Petican, Gallery Director at 361.825.5752; or email, laura.petican@tamucc.edu.

Thu, November 27, 2014 through Fri, November 28, 2014 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 27, and Friday, Nov. 28, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The University will reopen on Monday, Dec. 1.

Sun, November 30, 2014 through Fri, December 05, 2014 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Mary and Jeff Bell Library will participate in the Corpus Christi Food Bank’s Share Your Christmas Fine Amnesty Food Drive from Sunday, Nov. 30, through Friday, Dec. 5, during Library hours of operation. The Library will forgive $2 in overdue fines for students, staff, faculty, and community users for each food item they contribute to the drive. All food items will be donated to the Food Bank of Corpus Christi. For more information, contact Jeff Janko at 361.825.2588; or email Jeffrey.Janko@tamucc.edu.

Tue, December 02, 2014 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Department of Theatre and Dance will present the Island Dance Demo, “Move Your Mass,” on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.  Tickets are $10 for adults, $6.50 for students, and $5 for students with a valid SandDollar$ ID. Tickets can be purchased online at http://cla.tamucc.edu/theatre/; or in person at the Performing Arts Center box office. Tickets go on sale at 6:30 p.m. and the house opens at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Jilissa Cotten at 361.825.3296.

Tue, December 02, 2014 through Tue, May 05, 2015 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islander Athletic Fund invites all fans to join them for their monthly luncheon series during the 2014-15 academic year. Guests at the luncheon will have the opportunity to get to know the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi coaching staff better as well as get insider information about the teams. Luncheons will be held the first Tuesday of every month from Sept. to May on a rotating basis at Holiday Inn Downtown Marina, the Emerald Beach Hotel and the Bar-B-Q Man. See schedule below. Tickets for the luncheons will be available for $15 per person and can be purchased in advance online or by calling 361.825.2255. Fans may pay at the door, but are asked to RSVP in advance due to the limited number of available seats. For more information, contact Associate Athletic Director for Development Jimmy Frush at james.frush@tamucc.edu or 361.825.3237. Islander Athletic Fund Monthly Luncheon Schedule:

  • Dec. 2 – Emerald Beach Hotel
  • Jan. 6 – The Bar-B-Q Man
  • Feb. 3 – Emerald Beach Hotel
  • March 3 – Holiday Inn Downtown Marina
  • April 7 – The Bar-B-Q Man
  • May 5 – Holiday Inn Downtown Marina

Fri, December 05, 2014 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Department of Art will present an opening reception for the 100@100, an annual galleries fundraiser on Friday, Dec. 5, from 6-8 p.m. at the Islander Art Gallery, located in the Hamlin Center at 4024 Weber Road. The exhibition will feature multi-media work by emerging artists within Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The Islander Art Gallery is open Thursday through Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, contact Dr. Laura Petican, Galleries Director, at 361.825.5752, or at laura.petican@tamucc.edu.

Fri, December 05, 2014 through Sat, December 20, 2014 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Department of Art will present 100@100, an annual galleries fundraiser, from Friday, Dec. 5, through Saturday, Dec. 20, at the Islander Art Gallery, located in the Hamlin Center at 4024 Weber Road. An opening reception will take place on Friday, Dec. 5, from 6-8 p.m. The exhibition will feature multi-media work by emerging artists within Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The Islander Art Gallery is open Thursday through Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, contact Dr. Laura Petican, Galleries Director, at 361.825.5752, or at laura.petican@tamucc.edu.

Sun, December 07, 2014 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites you to celebrate the holiday season with Michael Martin Murphey’s Cowboy Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center as part of the “Best of Bravo! 10th Anniversary Furgason Bravo! Series.” Tickets go on sale Monday, Nov. 3. Reserved seat ticket prices range from $20 to $30. Youth and student tickets are $7. Discounted tickets for Texas A&M -Corpus Christi faculty and staff may be purchased at the box office. Purchase tickets at http://tamucc.tix.com; or by calling 361.825.2787.

Wed, December 10, 2014 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the Honor Society of Nursing, will hold an induction ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 10, at 1 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.  A reception follows the ceremony and will be held in the lobby. The honor society consists of registered nurses who are graduate students and nurse-leaders in the community.  It also includes undergraduate nursing students who are earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  Membership is by invitation to those who meet qualifications of excellence in academics and in professional conduct.  Each attending inductee will receive a lavender honor cord and a lapel ribbon.  For more information, contact Chapter Counselor Sandy Stokes at 361.825.5935.

Thu, December 11, 2014 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will hold a Teacher Education Induction Ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the Island Hall Gymnasium. The ceremony will recognize 88 students who have completed all of the requirements to become professional educators, and is recognition of professional accomplishment. During the ceremony new teachers receive commemorative medallions from their mentors and site professors. For more information, call 361.825.5581.

Fri, December 12, 2014 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Department of Communication and Media and South Texas Cinematheque will host a screening of the horror film “Inner Demon” on Friday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Art Museum of South Texas, 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd.Inner Demons” follows an 'Intervention'-style reality show crew that films an episode about a 16 year-old girl who is fighting addiction but may in fact be suffering from something even more destructive: demonic possession. The screening is free and open to the public and will be followed by a question and answer session with filmmaker Seth Grossman. Seth Grossman is an award winning film director and reality TV show producer. His credits include “A Late Quartet”, “The Elephant King”, “Butterfly Effect III”, “50K and a Call Girl” and the reality TV shows “Intervention” and “Hollywood Hillbillies”. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/southtexascinema.

Fri, December 12, 2014 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s College of Education Hooding Ceremony will recognize 60 students graduating with their master’s or doctoral degrees. The ceremony will take place Friday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the Island Hall gymnasium. The ceremony recognizes the achievements of graduating students and the role that family, friends, and faculty have played in their success. Faculty members place hoods over the graduates’ heads in a symbolic recognition of the transition from student to scholar. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 361.825.2660.

Fri, December 12, 2014 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi College of Nursing and Health Sciences will hold its Recognition Ceremony on Friday, Dec. 12, from 1-4 p.m. in the Island Hall Gym. This ceremony not only recognizes the students’ degree completion, but also recognizes their family, friends, and educators for supporting the graduates during their journey to success.  For more information, contact JoAnne Salinas at 361.825.5708; or email joanne.salinas@tamucc.edu.

Sat, December 13, 2014 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will hold its 2014 Fall Commencement for all five colleges on Saturday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m. at the American Bank Center Arena, 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd. Keynote speaker is State Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa. For more information, go to commencement.tamucc.edu.

Wed, December 24, 2014 through Fri, January 02, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will be closed from Wednesday, Dec. 24, through Friday, Jan. 2, for the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. The University will reopen on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015.

Tue, January 27, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites you to come celebrate the achievements of Corpus Christi 40 Under 40 Honorees! There will be 40 outstanding, young professionals of Corpus Christi who will be recognized on Tuesday, Jan. 27,  2015, at 7:30 a.m. at the Ortiz Center, 402 Harbor Drive. This event highlights the accomplishments of men and women under 40 years of age who have made significant contributions in their professional fields as well as through service in the community. Individual tickets and table sponsorships are available. A percentage of proceeds are donated to charity. For more information, contact ccunder40@gmail.com or Lori Garza at 361.825.2352.

Fri, January 30, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites you to the Corpus Christi 40 Under 40 Recognition Party. Come mix and mingle with the 2015 Corpus Christi 40 Under 40 Honorees! This celebration illuminates some of the brightest stars in Corpus Christi who excel academically and professionally while giving back to their community through volunteerism and philanthropy. Join us on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at 7 p.m. at House of Rock, 511 Starr St. Individual tickets are available. For more information, please contact ccunder40@gmail.com or Lori Garza at 361.825.2352.

Sat, January 31, 2015 - Make plans now to join Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi President and CEO Flavius Killebrew and friends on Saturday, Jan. 31, from 6:30-11:30 p.m. at the Art Museum of South Texas, 1902 N Shoreline Blvd. The President’s Mardi Gras Ball celebrates the Mardi Gras season south Texas style to honor our top supporters of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. For ticket information, call 361.825.5749; or go to  presidentsball.tamucc.edu.

Sat, February 14, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites you to attend the return of the world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra as part of the “Best of Bravo! 10th Anniversary Furgason Bravo! Series” on Saturday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets go on sale on Monday, Nov. 3. Reserved seat ticket prices range from $20 to $30. Youth and student tickets are $7. Discounted tickets for Texas A&M-Corpus Christi faculty and staff may be purchased at the box office. Purchase tickets at http://tamucc.tix.com; or by calling 361.825.2787.