Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Calendar of Events

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Sat, November 01, 2014 - Spring 2015 Registration: Register now for spring 2015 semester classes. Spring classes begin on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.tamucc.edu/.

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

Sat, December 13, 2014 through Sat, March 07, 2015 - The following is a home schedule of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders Men’s and Women’s Basketball Games from December 2014 through March 2015. Tickets start at $8; and students get in free with their SandDollar$ ID. To purchase tickets, go to www.GoIslanders.com; or call 361.825.2255.                                                                                                       

  • Tuesday, Jan 20 - Islanders Men’s Basketball Team against Northwestern State beginning at 7 p.m. in the American Bank Center
  • Thursday, Jan. 29 - Islanders Women’s Basketball Team against Incarnate Word beginning at 7 p.m. in the Dugan Wellness Center
  • Tuesday, Feb. 3 - Islanders Men’s Basketball Team against Incarnate Word beginning at 7 p.m. in the American Bank Center
  • Thursday, Feb. 12 - Islanders Women’s Basketball Team against New Orleans beginning at 7 p.m. in the American Bank Center
  • Saturday, Feb. 14 - Islanders Women’s Basketball Team against Stephen F. Austin University beginning at 1 p.m. in the American Bank Center
  • Saturday, Feb. 14 - Islanders Men’s Basketball Team against Stephen F. Austin University beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the American Bank Center
  • Monday, Feb. 16 - Islanders Men’s Basketball Team against New Orleans beginning at 7 p.m. in the American Bank Center
  • Saturday, Feb. 28 - Islanders Women’s Basketball Team against Sam Houston beginning at noon in the American Bank Center
  • Saturday, Feb. 28 - Islanders Men’s Basketball Team against Sam Houston beginning at 7 p.m. in the American Bank Center
  • Thursday, March 5 - Islanders Women’s Basketball Team against Houston Baptist beginning at 5 p.m. in the American Bank Center
  • Thursday, March 5 - Islanders Men’s Basketball Team against Houston Baptist beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the American Bank Center
  • Saturday, March 7 - Islanders Women’s Basketball Team against Abilene Christian University beginning at 1 p.m. in the American Bank Center
  • Saturday, March 7 - Islanders Men’s Basketball Team against Abilene Christian University beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the American Bank Center

Thu, January 22, 2015 through Fri, February 27, 2015 - The Weil Gallery at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will present recent works by Houston-based, German artist Hans Molzberger from Thursday, Jan. 22, through Friday, Feb. 27. As a polymorphic, multimedia installation, Molzberger works with sculpture and digital media to explore notions of individual and collective memory, loss, trauma, and metamorphosis. The artist lecture will be on Wednesday, Jan. 21, from 7 – 9 p.m. in Island Hall Room 162. The opening reception will be on Thursday, Jan. 22, from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Weil Gallery in the Center for the Arts, 1st Floor. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 361.825.5752 or go to http://cla.tamucc.edu/art/gallery/weil.html.

Tue, January 27, 2015 - Come celebrate our 2014 Corpus Christi Rock Stars, the 2014 Corpus Christi Under 40 honorees at the Mayor’s Breakfast on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at 7:30 a.m. at the Solomon P. Ortiz Center, 402 Harbor Drive.  The breakfast will highlight 40 young professionals under the age of 40 who are thriving in their career and in their service to the Coastal Bend community.  Tickets are $30 each and table sponsorships are available.  Net proceeds will benefit the Antonio E. Garcia Arts and Education Center.  For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit, ccu40.org or contact Lori Garza at 361.825.2352.

Thu, January 29, 2015 - Join the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islander Cultural Alliance for a Martin Luther King Jr. March in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Thursday, Jan. 29 at noon beginning from the Dugan Wellness Center. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, go to http://ica.tamucc.edu/.

Thu, January 29, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Del Mar College are sponsoring the 3rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration. The event will be held on Thursday, Jan. 29, at 6 p.m. at the Del Mar College Richardson Performance Hall. The keynote speaker is Dr. Michael Eric Dyson who is a University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University. Dr. Dyson has authored many books, with the most recent being “April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Death and How It Changed America.” He is also a contributing editor of Time magazine and hosts an hour-long news and talk program on NPR, “The Michael Eric Dyson Show,” where he delivers thoughtful analysis of today’s biggest stories from pop culture to race relations. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Angela Walker at 361.825.2612.

Thu, January 29, 2015 through Sat, February 28, 2015 - The Islander Gallery at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi welcomes “Rob MacInnis: The Dog and Pony Show” exhibition on Friday, Jan. 30, through Saturday, Feb. 28, featuring photography by Brooklyn-based, Canadian artist Rob MacInnis. The exhibition will include works from several of MacInnis’ Farm Series portfolios, such as “Farm Family,” “Our Name in Lights,” and “Panoramas” at the Islander Gallery at 4024 Weber Road in the Hamlin Shopping Center. The artist lecture will be on Thursday, Jan. 29, from 7–9 p.m. in Island Hall, Room 163, and the opening reception will be on Friday, Jan. 30, from 6–8 p.m. at the Islander Gallery on 4024 Weber Road in the Hamlin Shopping Center. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, noon–6 p.m. For more information, call 361.825.5752 or go to http://cla.tamucc.edu/art/gallery/islander.html.

Fri, January 30, 2015 through Sat, February 28, 2015 - The Islander Gallery at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will feature Corpus Christi-based artist Jorge Alegría in an exhibit of his recent drawings inspired by the story of Noah, a narrative extending from the past and into the future, explored via exotic life-forms and planets. The opening reception will be on Friday, Jan. 30, from 6–8 p.m. at the Islander Gallery (Gallery 3) at 4024 Weber Road in the Hamlin Shopping Center. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, noon–6 p.m. For more information, call 361.825.5752 or go to http://cla.tamucc.edu/art/gallery/islander.html.

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.

Mon, February 02, 2015 - Join Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in kicking off African American History Month on Monday, Feb. 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the University Center, Anchor Ballroom. The event will have a local jazz band perform, refreshments, and various games. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, go to http://ica.tamucc.edu/.

Sat, February 07, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will hold its “Island Day” campus preview program on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the University campus. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. in the Island Hall Gym. “Island Day” is designed especially for prospective undergraduate students and their families to learn about the robust student life of an Islander. The preview will include a guided campus tour, an opportunity to learn about the University’s top-rated programs, and explore academic interests with outstanding University faculty. The cost is $10 per person, which includes lunch and program materials. Students and parents will receive a free Islander gift at the end of the day. For more information, go to http://islandday.tamucc.edu/.

Tue, February 10, 2015 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi English Department would like to invite students, faculty, staff, and the community to an open mic night on Tuesday, Feb. 10, from 6-7:30 p.m.  in the Faculty Center atrium. Join us as we celebrate African American History month by reading poetry from African American authors.  This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Andrea Montalvo-Hamid at andrea.montalvo@tamucc.edu.

Thu, February 12, 2015 - Join the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islander Cultural Alliance on Thursday, Feb. 12, at 5 p.m. in the University Center, Anchor Ballroom, for a night of spoken word poetry in honor of African American History Month.  The event will feature the works of well-known spoken word poet and civil rights activist Suzi Q. Light refreshments will be served.  The event is free and open to the public.

Sat, February 14, 2015 - The Islanders Spirit Team Youth Clinic will be held Saturday, Feb. 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Islanders Cheer & Dance Clinic is open to grades pre-k through 12th. The Islander Spirt Team Youth members will be able to learn Islander sideline chants, cheers, band dances, and a routine from the Islanders Dance Team. After the clinic, Islanders Spirit Team Youth members will be able to cheer at the Islanders Woman’s Basketball Game that begins at 1 p.m. Register at www.goislanders.com before Wednesday, Feb. 4, and receive a free T-shirt. For more information, contact Melanie Lowry at 361.825.3417; or email Melanie.lowry@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.

Tue, February 17, 2015 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Office of Student Success and Engagement and the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE) would like to invite students, faculty, staff, and the community to a panel featuring education and law experts on Tuesday, Feb.  17, at 6 p.m., location TBA. Join us for a discussion about the intersection of race and education in our community and in the United States.  This event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Andrea Montalvo-Hamid at andrea.montalvo@tamucc.edu.

Wed, February 18, 2015 - Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, Feb. 18, for the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Distinguished Speaker Series featuring Jeff Corwin. The Distinguished Speaker Series will be held on Tuesday, March 24, at 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Corwin, Host of “Animal Planet” and Leading Conservationist, is an Emmy-winning television host, author, and biologist, who has worked for the conservation of endangered species and ecosystems around the globe. Ticket prices will range from $28–$148. VIP seating is also available. To read more about Corwin or learn about the Distinguished Speaker Series, click HERE.

Thu, February 19, 2015 - The Department of English at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will conduct Authors’ Day with e.E. Charlton-Trujillo on Thursday, Feb. 19, from 7-8 p.m. in Bay Hall, room 103. Charlton-Trujillo will read from her novel “Fat Angie.” The event is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow. For more information, contact the English Department at 361.825.3457.

Tue, February 24, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will hold the Faculty/Staff vs. Students Basketball Game on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dugan Wellness Center Gym. The faculty/staff will be out to defend their previous win as they challenge students in this annual game. Halftime activities will consist of performances by the Islanders Dance and Cheer Teams, and an introduction of the Homecoming Court. The event, which is sponsored by the Homecoming Committee, Recreational Sports, and Islander Athletics, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 361.825.2313; or e-mail drew.cantwell@tamucc.edu. For complete list of Homecoming 2015 events, go to http://homecoming.tamucc.edu/.

Thu, February 26, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will host the Lighting of the “I” Spirit Rally on Thursday, Feb. 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the Dining Hall Plaza. The lighting of the “I” is a special Islander tradition that embraces University spirit. The event, which is sponsored by Islander Athletics and the Homecoming Committee, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 361.825.2707; or email Lily.Gonzalez@tamucc.edu. For a complete list of Homecoming 2015 events, go to http://homecoming.tamucc.edu.

Fri, February 27, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will host the Anchor Ceremony on Friday, Feb. 27, at 4 p.m. in the plaza between the Center for the Sciences and University Center.  The ceremony will honor the history of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi by bringing back the anchor.  Please join us as we celebrate this symbol of our Islander pride.  For more information, call the Islander Alumni Office at 361.825.5787 or go to http://islanderalumni.com/homecoming2015/ for a complete list of Homecoming 2015 events.

Fri, February 27, 2015 - Join the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islander Alumni Association at the Annual Meeting on Friday, Feb. 27, at 5 p.m. in the Center for Instruction, room 113, and find out how you can impact your fellow alumni. For more information, contact our Islander Alumni Office at 361.825.5787; or go to http://islanderalumni.com/homecoming2015 for a complete list of Homecoming 2015 events.

Fri, February 27, 2015 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islander Alumni Association and the Islander Athletic Fund will host the Alumni Homecoming Honors Banquet on Friday, Feb. 27, at 6 p.m. in the University Center, Anchor Ballroom. The banquet will include the Islander Alumni Awards and honor our Athletic Hall of Honor recipients. Tickets prices are $50 for alumni and guests; $35 for newly-graduated alumni (within the last five years). For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Islander Alumni Office at 361.825.5787 or go to http://islanderalumni.com/homecoming2015 for a complete list of Homecoming 2015 events.

Sat, February 28, 2015 - Join us during Homecoming Week 2015 to cheer on your Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders Women’s Basketball team on Saturday, Feb. 28, at noon at the American Bank Center as they take on Sam Houston State. Tickets are $5; $8 for sideline seats. For a complete list of Homecoming 2015 events, go to http://homecoming.tamucc.edu. Click HERE to purchase your tickets online; or call 361-825-BALL (2255) to purchase your tickets to the game.

Sat, February 28, 2015 - Cheer on your Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders Men’s Basketball team on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. at the American Bank Center as they take on Sam Houston State during Homecoming Week 2015. Tickets are $8; $14 for sideline seats. For a complete list of Homecoming 2015 events, go to http://homecoming.tamucc.edu/. Click HERE to purchase your tickets online; or call 361-825-BALL (2255) to purchase your tickets to the game.

Sat, February 28, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will hold its ninth annual Homecoming Parade on Saturday, Feb. 28, beginning at 4:30 p.m. The parade will begin on Shoreline Boulevard at Peoples Street and end at the American Bank Center. Community, business, and University organizations will participate in the parade. Support your organization and help cheer on the Islanders before the men’s basketball game against Sam Houston State. For a complete list of Homecoming 2015 events, go to http://homecoming.tamucc.edu.

Sat, February 28, 2015 - Show your Islander Spirit by watching the game in style at our ALUMNI NET(working) VIP Party on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 6 p.m. at the American Bank Center, Imperial Lounge. Food and drinks will be served and a cash bar will be available. Tickets to the Islander Men's Basketball game are required for each entry. Ticket prices are $20 for adults; and $5 for kids age 5 and under. If you don't have a game ticket yet, take advantage of our Homecoming Party Pack, which includes a ticket to both the Men's Basketball game and the Homecoming Party for $25 for adults and $10 for kids age 5 and under. For more information, contact the Islander Alumni Office at 361.825.5787 or visit our website at http://islanderalumni.com/homecoming2015/.

Sat, February 28, 2015 - Start out Homecoming day by running or walking at the First Island Challenge 5K Fun Run & Walk on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 8 a.m. in front of the Dugan Wellness Center.  This is the perfect opportunity to see our beautiful island campus and how it has changed over the years. Registration is $25 for early registration and $15 for 21 and under, which includes great Islander goodies and an Island Challenge T-shirt. Proceeds of the Island Challenge benefit the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islander Alumni Association. For more information, contact the Islander Alumni Office at 361.825.5787; or visit our website at http://islanderalumni.com/homecoming2015.

Sat, February 28, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will hold the Official Homecoming Tailgate on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 4 p.m. in the American Bank Center parking lot. Join the campus community and get pumped up with spirit before the Homecoming game! The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 361.825.2707; or email Lily Gonzalez at Lily.Gonzalez@tamucc.edu. For a complete list of Homecoming 2015 events, go to http://homecoming.tamucc.edu.

Wed, March 11, 2015 - The Kirkland Distinguished Visitor in Business Administration event will feature Naval Air Station’s Captain Steve Banta, Commanding Officer, on Wednesday, March 11, at 7 p.m. at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kimberley Becerra at kimberly.becerra@tamucc.edu or at 361.825.2378.

Tue, March 24, 2015 through Wed, March 25, 2015 -

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is proud to announce Jeff Corwin, Emmy-winning Television Host, Author, and Biologist, as the next speaker for the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Distinguished Speaker Series. 

Corwin, who is Host of “Animal Planet” and a Leading Conservationist, has worked for the conservation of endangered species and ecosystems around the globe. Through education and awareness, Corwin believes these vital elements of our planet can be conserved for future generations. He will give his presentation titled, “100 Heartbeats: A Global Movement,” on Tuesday, March 24, at 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, Feb. 18. Ticket prices range from $28-$148. VIP seating will also be available.  

For nearly 20 years, Corwin has produced and hosted a variety of popular television series on the Disney Channel, Discovery Channel, NBC, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, and the Food Network.

Presently, Corwin is Executive Producer and Host of the award-winning weekly series, “Ocean Mysteries,” airing weekends on ABC stations nationally.  Each week on the show, Corwin opens viewers’ eyes to the extraordinary stories that lie beneath our oceans while enhancing our understanding about our ocean's life-sustaining value to the planet.

Corwin has served as an environmental and science correspondent for CNN, CBS, and NBC news. His wildlife and conservation work has been regularly featured on a variety of broadcasting networks including CNN, FOX, “Good Morning America,” “The Today Show,” “CBS Morning Show,” “The Ellen Show,” “Rachael Maddows,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brian,” “Regis and Kelly,” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”

Corwin has partnered with the Wittaker Center to produce the film, “Expedition Chesapeake,” and with Rodale to publish the book, “100 Heartbeats.” Beyond print, he has launched “Jeff Corwin's Explorer Series,” which consist of interactive, multi-media eBooks focusing on wildlife. He is also the author of “Living on the Edge: Amazing Relationships in the Natural World.”

A free Student Forum will precede the Distinguished Speaker Series event on March 24. Corwin will address high school and college students during the event.

A portion of net proceeds from the Distinguished Speaker Series go toward scholarships for students attending Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. To read more about Corwin or learn more about the Distinguished Speaker Series, click HERE.

Tue, March 24, 2015 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Distinguished Speaker Series featuring Jeff Corwin will be held Tuesday, March 24, at 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Corwin, Host of “Animal Planet” and Leading Conservationist, is an Emmy-winning television host, author, and biologist, who has worked for the conservation of endangered species and ecosystems around the globe. Ticket prices will range from $28–$148. VIP seating is also available. To read more about Corwin or learn about the Distinguished Speaker Series, go to  http://www.tamucc.edu/distinguishedspeakerseries/jeff_corwin.html