Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Calendar of Events

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Fri, April 17, 2015 through Sun, September 13, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites you to the Biennial Art Faculty exhibition, which opened on April 9, and will run through Sunday, Sept. 13, at the Art Museum of South Texas, 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd. The group show includes works by the full-time art faculty for the Art Department at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The visual artists are showing 49 works of varying approaches that illustrate their commitment to their personal and professional pursuits in the field of art. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue with essays by Dr. Amber Scoon, Ph.D., a contributing artist and Assistant Professor of Art, and Deborah Fullerton, Curator of Exhibitions for the Art Museum of South Texas. The catalogue is designed by contributing artist, Nicholas McMillan, Assistant Professor of Art. What each viewer will find is the various approaches in communicating visually; where aesthetics, artistry and human personality play their roles makes for a great encounter with many forms of art, and underlines the magnitude of influence these artists have on the world around them. This exhibition is free to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi students with a SandDollar$ ID.  Tickets for adults are $8; and children 12 and under are free. The art is available for viewing during the museum’s regular business hours from Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 1-5 p.m. For more information, contact Deborah Fullerton at 361.825.3505.

Mon, June 08, 2015 through Fri, August 07, 2015 - The Art Museum of South Texas will present “The Fine Art of Summer Camp 2015” from Monday, June 8, through Friday, August 7, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The summer camp will be organized into six sessions.

  • Session One: Monsters, Myths and Legends will take place Monday, June 8, through Friday, June 12.
  • Session Two: Pop Goes The Easel! will take place Monday, June 15, through Friday, June 19.
  • Session Three: Sensational Superheroes will take place Monday, June 22, through Friday, June 26.
  • Session Four: Pigment Of Our Imagination will take place Monday, July 13, through Friday, July 17.
  • Session Five: Mine “Craft” Camp will take place Monday, July 20, through Friday, July 24
  • Session Six: Crazy For Clay will take place Monday, July 27, through Friday, Aug. 7.
For more information and a brochure to sign up, go to http://www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org/Learn/KidsandFamilies/Camps.aspx.

Fri, July 03, 2015 - Register now for August and Fall 2015 semester classes. August semester classes begin on Monday, Aug. 10. For more information, go to http://www.tamucc.edu/.

Fri, July 10, 2015 through Fri, August 14, 2015 - The Student Nurses Association at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is sponsoring a shoe drive for charity. If you have old shoes, of any size, that are still wearable, consider dropping them off at Fleet Feet, at 514 Everhart Rd., during regular business hours. The drive will continue through Friday, Aug. 14. For more information, go to Soles4souls.org, or email Yolanda Keys at Yolanda.keys@tamucc.edu.

Fri, July 24, 2015 through Fri, July 31, 2015 - The Department of Music at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will present the annual Coastal Bend String Camp from Friday, July 24, through Friday, July 31, at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Classes offered are: string orchestra, sectionals, chamber music, mariachi, world music and rhythm. Students will also enjoy recreational events and recitals. Students will be divided by grade level from elementary school, to middle school or high school. For information, go to http://cla.tamucc.edu/music/camps/CoastalBendStringCamp.html. Camper application deadline is Monday, June 22. For more information, contact Dr. Jose Flores at jose.flores@tamucc.edu; or Dr. Melissa Melendez at melissaviola1@gmail.com; or Rachel Holman at Rachel.holman@tamucc.edu.

Tue, July 28, 2015 through Tue, September 15, 2015 - Exclusively from the Art Museum of South Texas vault, Contemporary Masters: Works on Paper from the Collection of the Art Museum of South Texas features of 60 works on paper includes three new works to the Museum’s collection, and 22 that have not been previously exhibited. The exhibition runs from Tuesday, July 28 through Tuesday, Sept. 15, and will be on display during regular museum hours. Artists include Milton Avery, Luis Jimenez, Judy Chicago, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Ed Ruscha and Andy Warhol. Admission is free for Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students with SandDollar$ ID, adults are $8, and children 12 and under are free. The Art Museum of South Texas, which is affiliated with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, is located at 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd. For more information, contact Deborah Fullerton at 361.825.3505.

Thu, July 30, 2015 through Sat, August 01, 2015 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Department of Theatre and Dance will present the award winning children’s show Mother Hicks by Susan Zeder. The show will take place in the Warren Theater. The play is about three outsiders – a foundling girl known only as Girl; a deaf boy, eloquent in the language of his silence; and an eccentric recluse, Mother Hicks. The tale, told with poetry and sign language, chronicles the journeys of these three to find themselves, and each other, in a troubled time. Directed by Kelly Russell, this family friendly play will delight and educate. Show times are Thursday, July 30, at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Friday, July 31, at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, Aug. 1, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6.50 for children, $5 for Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students. Groups of 10 people or more may contact Susie Jarvis at 361.825.3077 for a group rate. To purchase your tickets online, visit Vendini Tickets. For more information, go to TAMU-CC Theater & Dance.

Sat, August 01, 2015 through Sun, August 02, 2015 - Are you interested in teaching Barre? Pilates? Certification to teach the classes will be held at the Dugan Wellness Center at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. All students, faculty, and staff of the University will receive a discounted rate. For more information, contact Shelby Stamets at Shelby.stamets@tamucc.edu; or call 361.825.2171. You can register directly through the certification websites, but to receive the discount, you must first get the discount code from Shelby Stamets.

Mon, August 03, 2015 through Tue, September 15, 2015 - Islanders in the Library is a digital presentation of over 350 photographs taken of student life and activities at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The presentation will run continuously from Monday, Aug. 3 through Tuesday, Sept. 15, in the downstairs atrium of the Mary and Jeff Bell Library, during regular library hours. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, call Jeff Janko at 361.825.2588; or email jeff.janko@tamucc.edu.

Thu, August 06, 2015 - New members will be inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing on Thursday, Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Performing Arts Center.  Each new candidate will pledge at the induction ceremony and receive a lavender and white honorary cord, along with an inductee ribbon, from Eta Omicron Chapter officers.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact President Yvonne Serna at Yvonne.serna@tamucc.edu, or Assistant Mary Goldston at mary.goldston@tamucc.edu.

Sat, August 08, 2015 - The Third Annual Islander Athletic Fund Casino Night will be held on Saturday, Aug. 8, in the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi University Center, Anchor Ballroom. Tickets for the event start at $50, and RSVPs are requested by Friday, July 31. Games at the event will include poker, blackjack, craps and roulette, along with slot machines. Casino Night also includes a dinner buffet, cash bar, and a live DJ. There will be a wide variety of items to bid on, as the event will feature a live auction, as well as a silent and bid board auction. Some of the highlighted items include a trip to see Islanders Basketball in College Station and Austin, a two-night stay at the Hyatt Wild Oak Ranch Resort, a custom Islanders Igloo cooler, and much more. All proceeds benefit the Islander Athletic Fund, which directly supports student-athlete scholarships at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. For more information or with any questions, please contact Jimmy Frush at 361.825.3237 or james.frush@tamucc.edu.

Sat, August 08, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders Women’s Basketball team will present “Last-Chance Camp” on Saturday, Aug. 8, from 1-4 p.m. For more information go to http://www.islandergirlsbasketballcamp.com/.

Sat, August 08, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will hold one summer commencement ceremony for all five colleges on Saturday, Aug. 8, at 10 a.m., at the American Bank Center. Islander alumna Colleen McIntyre, Corpus Christi City Council Member representing District 4, will serve as keynote speaker. For more information, go to commencement.tamucc.edu.

Mon, August 10, 2015 through Thu, August 13, 2015 - Learn to create engaging, well-designed online courses and earn a “Certificate of Professional Development in Best Practices for Online Couse Design.” A four-day workshop with face-to-face instruction will be held from Monday, Aug. 10, through Thursday, Aug. 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The course is designed for college faculty and instructors, K-12 teachers, professional trainers, and others who want to know how to design and develop online instruction. The class is free for University faculty and staff. Register by clicking here. For more information, email odelt@tamucc.edu; or call 361.825.2122.

Wed, August 12, 2015 - Military veterans are invited to the Veterans Benefits Summit, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, from 4:30-7:30 p.m., in the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi University Center, Anchor Ballroom. The summit, hosted by the Student Veterans Organization at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, is being held to educate the community, especially veterans, about the many resources available for veterans and their family members. Congressman Blake Farenthold will attend the event. Additionally, speakers from many organizations will be present to talk about the diverse benefits offered to veterans in need. Refreshments will be served. If a club or organization would like to set up a table at the event, they may contact Dr. Jeff Dillard, at jeff.dillard@tamucc.edu; or call 361.825.5511; or email Ryan Harris at rharris12@islander.tamucc.edu; or call 832-450-1659.

Fri, August 14, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders Softball team will present “One Day Hitting Camp” on Friday, Aug. 14. For more information, go to http://www.islanderssoftballcamps.com/

Tue, August 18, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders Baseball team will present “High School Showcase III” on Tuesday, August 18. For more information, go to http://www.islanderbaseballcamps.com/.

Fri, August 28, 2015 - An opening reception for the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Student Art Association exhibit will be held on Friday, Aug. 28, from 5-7 p.m. at the Weil Gallery, located on the first floor of the Center for Arts on the Texas A&M -Corpus Christi campus. The exhibit highlights works of art by both undergraduate and graduate students and demonstrates the range of disciplinary practices represented by the Department of Art. The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will run until Friday, Oct. 2, and is open Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Javier Flores at 303.324.7502.

Wed, September 16, 2015 - Learn about the exciting growth and future plans of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi from University President and CEO Flavius Killebrew at the State of the University on Wednesday, Sept. 16, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the University Center, Anchor Ballroom. For more information on tickets and sponsorships, call 361.825.5894 or, go to sotu.tamucc.edu.

Fri, September 18, 2015 through Sun, January 10, 2016 - The Art Museum of South Texas presents its newest exhibition, “Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Collection of Cheech Marin”, Friday, Sept. 18, through Saturday, Jan. 10, 2016. Marin, well known for his work in movies, television, and improvisational comedy will display 70 paintings by 29 artists from his renowned Chicano art collection. The exhibition also includes two Corpus Christi artists: Joe Pena, Assistant Professor for the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Ricardo Ruiz, an Islander alumnus. The collection can be viewed during regular museum hours, which are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The museum is located at 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd. This exhibition is free to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi students with a SandDollar$ ID.  Tickets for adults are $8; and children 12 and under are free. For more information, contact Karol Stewart at ext. 3515; or email karol.stewart@tamucc.edu

  • A “Gallery Walk” through the exhibition will be hosted by Cheech Marin on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 3 p.m. The “Gallery Walk” is open exclusively to local college and university art students. For more information, call 361.825.3504.
  • Join Dr. Carey Rote, Professor in the College of Liberal Arts at A&M-Corpus Christi, on Friday, Oct. 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. for a special “ArtWalk” exhibition tour through “Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Collection of Cheech Marin”, and “Studio Orbit: Peña and Ruiz”. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the works of art with Rote, Peña, and Ruiz.  For more information, call 361.825.3504.

Sat, September 26, 2015 through Sat, October 31, 2015 - The Aerobics and Fitness Association of America is offering fitness certificates for anyone who is interesting in becoming certified. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi students, faculty and staff receive a 30% discount. Self-study is highly recommended prior to the workshops. The workshops will review material, and then a written and practical exam will be given at the end of the workshop. To register and for more information, go to http://www.afaa.com/; or call 1-877-968-7263 to receive the TAMU-CC discount.  

  • Primary Group Exercise Certification
    • Saturday, Sept. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 31
    • Regular Price: $299
  • Personal Trainer Certification
    • Friday, Oct. 23, 1-9:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24, and Sunday, Oct. 25, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Regular Price: $499, TAMU-CC price: $350

Thu, October 22, 2015 through Fri, October 23, 2015 - Registration is now open for the 12th Annual Pathways Student Research Symposium, to be held on Thursday, Oct. 22, and Friday, Oct. 23, in the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi University Center. The symposium is open to all Texas A&M system students, with separate categories for undergraduate, master's and doctoral level research. Abstract deadline is Sept. 11, 2015, and the registration fee is $60. For more information, go to http://pathways.tamucc.edu/; email pathways@tamucc.edu; or call 361.825.3884.