Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Calendar of Events

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Tue, November 03, 2015 through Tue, May 03, 2016 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islander Athletics Monthly Luncheon Series is returning for year two, as fans are invited to join us monthly during the 2015-16 sports season. The luncheon series is sponsored by the Port of Corpus Christi. Luncheon guests will once again have the chance to interact with their favorite coaches and student-athletes in a relaxed setting on the first Tuesday of the month. Registration and food lines will start at 11:30 a.m., with the program slated to run from 12-1 p.m. Tickets for each week are priced at $15 and are available for purchase online or by calling 361.825.BALL (2255). Fans wishing to attend the monthly events can also pay at the door, but are encouraged to purchase tickets 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.

  • Nov. 3, Holiday Inn Downtown Marina
  • Dec. 1, Emerald Beach Hotel
  • Jan. 5, Water Street Seafood Co.
  • Feb. 2, Emerald Beach Hotel
  • Mar. 1, Holiday Inn Downtown Marina
  • Apr. 5, Water Street Seafood Co.
  • May 3, Holiday Inn Downtown Marina

Fri, November 13, 2015 through Fri, February 19, 2016 - Registration is now open for the Oso Bay Biennial XIX, held from Wednesday, March 30 through Friday, April 1, 2016. The three day summit, presented by the Department of Art at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, focuses on graphic design and will feature the following keynote speakers: Joshua Davis, Dana Tanamachi, and Aaron Draplin. Registration and call for entries into the juried show will be accepted through Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, with early priority pricing available until Friday, Jan. 8, 2016. The juried show, with a cash prize, will be judged by James Victore. Island University faculty and staff, alumni and students receive free admission to all three-day events with the promo codes, ‘STAFF,’ ‘ALUMNI,’ and ‘ISLANDER’ respectively, at checkout. Registration and pricing information can be found at the official Oso Bay XIX website http://www.osobayxix.com/.

Fri, January 08, 2016 through Tue, March 01, 2016 - The scholarship deadline for incoming transfer and current undergraduate students of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi to fill out their 2016-2017 application is Tuesday, March 1, 2016. For more information, contact Kaci Bolechala at 361.825.3703; email kaci.bolechala@tamucc.edu; or go to http://scholarships.tamucc.edu/index.html.

Fri, January 22, 2016 through Sat, February 27, 2016 - The Islander Gallery, which is affiliated with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, is pleased to welcome Tyler, Texas-based sculptor Dewane Hughes as he presents, “Neocryptofunk 2.0, The Exquisite Brutality of Secret Reality,” from Friday, Jan. 22 through Saturday, Feb. 27. Inspired by the Funk Art movement and working under the nom de plume ‘Captain Splitz,’ Hughes will exhibit recent works that interrogate notions of communication, language, materials, and the spaces in between.

  • Public artist’s lecture: Friday, Jan. 22, from 4 – 5:30 p.m., in Island Hall, room 163
  • Opening Reception: Friday, Jan. 22, from 6 – 8 p.m., at the Islander Gallery
Also featuring in Gallery 3 in the Islander Gallery is “Gerald López, The Revival: Legends, Luchadores, Fantasy, and Folk.” Corpus Christi-based artist Gerald López will exhibit recent mixed media works centered on ideas of appropriation and popular culture. Using nineteenth-century photographic portraits, López represents personas of the past in new relationships with figures of the present. The Islander Gallery is located at 4024 Weber Road in the Hamlin Shopping Center. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, call 361.825.5752.

Fri, January 29, 2016 through Fri, March 11, 2016 - The Weil Gallery at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is pleased to welcome, Atlanta, Georgia-based artist Fahamu Pecou as he presents, “Re-Membering,” from Friday, Jan. 29 through Friday, Mar. 11. Concerned with notions of representation and Black masculinity, Pecou’s works reflect upon ideas of négritude, Yoruba spirituality and hip hop bravado, via the channels of popular culture and fine art.

  • Public artist’s lecture: Friday, Jan. 29, 3:45 – 5 p.m. in the Warren Theater, Center for Arts, first floor.
  • Opening Reception: Friday, Jan. 29, 5 – 7 p.m. in the Weil Gallery.
The Weil Gallery is located on the campus of A&M-Corpus Christi, in the Center for Arts, first floor, and is open Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 361.825.5752.

Mon, February 01, 2016 through Thu, February 25, 2016 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is hosting “Earth Amma,” an exhibition of prints and paintings by TAMU-CC alumnus Lenard Brown. All prints and paintings will be shown on the first floor of the Mary and Jeff Bell Library from Monday, Feb. 1, through Thursday, Feb. 25, during the library’s regular business hours. The exhibit is free and open to students, faculty, staff and the public. Aside from painting, printmaking, and drawing, Brown fills the role of Lecturer I in the Department of Art, Communications and Theatre at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. The exhibit is being held in conjunction with the Black History Month activities on the Island campus. For more information, contact Jeff Janko at 361.825.2588, or email jeff.janko@tamuc.edu.

Tue, February 02, 2016 through Tue, April 05, 2016 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Counseling and Training Clinic will provide a trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy program free of charge to teenagers who have experienced a traumatic life event such as separation from their family, witnessing domestic violence, or being the victim of emotional, physical, or sexual abuse. This 10-week program includes modules of trauma-related management and education. There is participant compensation for those who are eligible and complete the program. The program, which will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Feb. 2. For more information, contact Dr. Stephen Lenz, TF-CBT Program Coordinator, at 361.825.3467; or email Stephen.Lenz@tamucc.edu.

Tue, February 02, 2016 through Tue, April 05, 2016 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Counseling and Training Clinic is holding a spring Personal Skills Group based on dialectical behavioral therapy. The group is designed to help participants handle and cope with difficult emotions (anger, fear, sadness, anxiety), improve personal relationships, and learn and practice mindfulness. The group will meet weekly beginning in early February, in the evenings, for two hours. Participants must commit to attending every group session for at least six weeks. The group is free. Several sessions will take place over the spring semester, starting on Feb. 2. To join, call the Counseling and Training Clinic at 361.825.3988. They will make an intake appointment and will provide more details on the schedule.

Tue, February 09, 2016 - Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are now available for the 2016 Buc Days Scholarship Luncheon, featuring the Buc Days Ideas Challenge Showcase. The luncheon will be held Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Henry Garrett Ballroom of the American Bank Center. Individual tickets are $75, and table sponsorships are also available. During the luncheon, three finalist groups from Ideas Challenge will perform a live pitch of their entrepreneurial idea and a celebrity judge panel will award the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. For more information on the luncheon, including ticket sales, click here; or call the Buccaneer Commission at 361.882.3242; or email denise@bucdays.com. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Buccaneer Commission Scholarship Program.

Wed, February 10, 2016 through Wed, May 18, 2016 - The Continuing Education and Professional Development Department offers a wide-range of personal and professional development courses that can be taken entirely online as instructor-led professional development short courses (6-weeks). Continuing education units and continuing professional education is awarded upon request with successful completion of the course. The cost for most courses is $99, and payment for University employees is available via IDT. Upcoming classes will be held on the following Wednesday: Feb. 10, March 13 and May 18. Please register before each start date. We also have a special site for Teacher Professional Development. For more information, contact Danell Reilly at 361.825.5751; email continuing.ed@tamucc.edu; or go to outreach.tamucc.edu.

Thu, February 11, 2016 through Tue, March 08, 2016 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will host four weeks of Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) Prep Courses. The courses will take place every Tuesday and Thursday, from Feb. 11 through March 8, in Island Hall, room 267 from 6-9 p.m. Courses are open to anyone wanting to attend graduate school. The courses will better prepare students to meet GRE standards and make a higher test score. The tuition for the GRE Prep Course is $699. For more information and to register, visit http://outreach.tamucc.edu/testprep/gre/index.html. Registration is open until Thursday, Feb. 11. Register by Monday, Feb. 1, to receive an early bird discount.

Fri, February 12, 2016 - Free emissions testing will take place on Friday, Feb. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Corpus Christi Trade Center, located at 2833 S. Padre Island Drive. In three to five minutes, AutoCheck measures harmful pollutants emitted from vehicles.  If your gasoline vehicle is determined to be polluting, you may qualify for a voucher good for up to $600 to have it repaired. The event is free and open to the public, performed with penalty monies from a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality enforcement action. For more information, contact Trent Thigpen at 361.825.3070; email trent.thigpen@tamucc.edu; go to autocheck.cc; or visit the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Community Outreach Facebook page.

Mon, February 15, 2016 - The Department of Music at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will present a Guest Artist Recital featuring Dr. Raquel Rodriguez, Associate Professor of Trumpet at Northern Kentucky University School of the Arts, on Monday, Feb.15, at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Rodriguez, who holds the DMA in Trumpet Performance, is the principal cornet player with the Lexington Brass Band. The event is free and open to students, faculty and the general public. For more information, call 361.825.3756.

Mon, February 15, 2016 - An AutoCheck Motor Monday will take place on Monday, Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the first entrance to the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi campus, Island Boulevard, past the stop sign. In three to five minutes, AutoCheck measures harmful pollutants emitted from vehicles. If your gasoline vehicle is determined to be polluting, you may qualify for a voucher good for up to $600 to have it repaired. The event is free and open to the public, and performed with penalty monies from a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality enforcement action. For more information, contact Trent Thigpen at 361.825.3070; email trent.thigpen@tamucc.edu; go to autocheck.cc; or visit the A&M-Corpus Christi Community Outreach Facebook page.

Wed, February 17, 2016 - Career Services at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will host the Healthcare, Wellness Career, and Internship Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will be held on campus, in the University Center Anchor Ballroom. This fair focuses on all nursing, medical, healthcare and wellness majors including administrative, sales, mental health, and communications. This event is open to all students, alumni and the community. For more information, visit http://career-services.tamucc.edu; or call at 361.825.2628.

Fri, February 19, 2016 through Sun, February 21, 2016 - The School of Arts, Media & Communication, the Department of Theatre & Dance at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, The Beach 96.5 F.M. and La Palmera, present the sixth annual Corpus Christi Idol (CC IDOL) and fourth annual Jr. Idol of Corpus Christi (Jr. IDOL). The auditions will be held on Friday, Feb. 19, from 4-6 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 20, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 21, from 2–6 p.m., in the La Palmera Food Court staging area. Individuals auditioning should come prepared to sing acapella; a microphone will be provided.  Jr. Idol contestants must be age 12 and under; while CC IDOL contestants must be age 13 and older. All auditions will require a $10 processing fee. The top males and females from BOTH auditions for CC IDOL and Jr. IDOL will compete for trophies and prize money. Jr. IDOL Top 20 semi-finalists will perform on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m., and CC IDOL top 20 semi-finalists will perform on Friday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m., in the Performing Arts Center. The CC IDOL and Jr. IDOL top 10 finalists will compete on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m., in the Performing Arts Center.  Jr. IDOL contestants will compete for $100 for first place, and second and third place winners will receive $50 each. CC IDOL contestants will compete for $300 for first place, and second and third place winners will take home $100 each. All of the first, second, and third place winners from both nights of finals will receive a special trophy commemorating the 2016 event. For more information, contact Professor J. Don Luna at 361.825.5988; or email don.luna@tamucc.edu.

Fri, February 19, 2016 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Office of Student Financial Assistance, Del Mar College, Texas A&M University-Kingsville and Coastal Bend College will partner again with KIII TV to host the sixth annual South Texas Financial Aid Fair on Friday, Feb. 19, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at KIII TV Studios at 5002 S. Padre Island Drive. Financial aid experts from each of the institutions will be on hand to answer questions and assist with any South Texas residents planning to attend any college or university in the Coastal Bend area with filling out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applicants must bring a completed 2015 income tax return, parents’ and student’s W-2 forms, and any other household income information. Admissions representatives will also be available to answer any questions about admission status at each of the colleges and universities. For more information, call the Del Mar College Financial Aid Services Office at 361.698.1293; or go to www.kiiitv.com.

Sat, February 20, 2016 - Free emissions testing will take place on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Corpus Christi Trade Center, located at 2833 S. Padre Island Drive. In three to five minutes, AutoCheck measures harmful pollutants emitted from vehicles.  If your gasoline vehicle is determined to be polluting, you may qualify for a voucher good for up to $600 to have it repaired. The event is free and open to the public, performed with penalty monies from a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality enforcement action. For more information, contact Trent Thigpen at 361.825.3070; email trent.thigpen@tamucc.edu; go to autocheck.cc; or visit the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Community Outreach Facebook page.

Thu, February 25, 2016 - You are invited to attend the spring 2016 Client Graduation Ceremony for four clients of the Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center. The Innovation Center is a part of the College of Business at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The ceremony will take place on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 4:30 p.m. at the Innovation Center, located at 10201 SPID in Flour Bluff. The graduating clients are: Texas Sea Life, Texas Surf Museum, Bespoke Crates and Gates by Maricela Sanchez Art and Coltarus Halo. The ceremony is free and open to the public. For more information, email chau.hoang@tamucc.edu; or call 361.825.3519.

Thu, February 25, 2016 - The School of Arts, Media & Communication and the Department of Theatre & Dance at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will present the Jr. IDOL of Corpus Christi Top 20 Semi-finals, sponsored by The Beach 96.5 F.M. and La Palmera, on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is $10 and can be purchased online here or in person the night of the event. Each admission ticket will be accompanied by two voting ballots which can be used to vote for your favorite singers and to select this year's Jr. Idol of Corpus Christi winners. All proceeds from this fundraising singing contest will fund Theatre scholarships and Theatre student programming needs. Jr. Idol of Corpus Christi prizes are $100 for first place and $50 each for second and third place winners. First, second, and third place winners will all receive a special Jr. Idol of Corpus Christi trophy commemorating the 2016 event. For more information, contact Professor J. Don Luna at 361.825.5988; or email don.luna@tamucc.edu.

Fri, February 26, 2016 through Sat, February 27, 2016 - The School of Arts, Media & Communication and the Department of Theatre & Dance at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will present the 2016 Corpus Christi Idol and Jr. IDOL Top Finals, sponsored by The Beach 96.5 F.M. and La Palmera. The Corpus Christi IDOL Top 20 semi-finalists will compete on Friday, Feb 26 at 7 p.m., and the Top 10 Corpus Christi IDOL and Jr. IDOL finalists will compete on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is $10 and can be purchased online HERE, or in person the night of the event. Each admission ticket will be accompanied by two voting ballots which can be used to vote for your favorite singers and to select this year's winners. All proceeds from this fundraising singing contest will go to fund Theatre scholarships and Theatre student programming needs. Jr. Idol of Corpus Christi prizes are $100 for first place, and $50 each for second and third place winners. First, second, and third place winners will all receive a special Jr. Idol of Corpus Christi trophy. Corpus Christi Idol prizes are $300 for first place, and $100 each for second and third place winners. First, second, and third place winners will all receive a special trophy commemorating the 2016 event. For more information, contact Professor J. Don Luna at 361.825.5988; or email don.luna@tamucc.edu.

Fri, February 26, 2016 through Sat, February 27, 2016 - Volunteers and judges are needed for the 2016 Valero Energy, Coastal Bend Community Foundation, and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Regional Science Fair, taking place on Friday, Feb. 26, through Saturday, Feb. 27 at the American Bank Center. Judges with degrees in science are particularly in need, as are general volunteers to help with the many details of the event. The fair is able to provide community service credit and/or report back to professors who assign volunteering to students for service learning. Students must sign in at the fair to receive credit. Sign up as a volunteer or judge by visiting http://sciencefair.tamucc.edu/  and clicking on either the 'Judge' or 'Volunteer' button, or both.

Sat, February 27, 2016 - The Valero Energy, Coastal Bend Community Foundation, and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Regional Science Fair will hold a public viewing of exhibits in all categories on Saturday, Feb. 27, from 6:30 to 7 p.m. at the American Bank Center Exhibit Halls. The viewing will be followed by an awards ceremony from 7 to 8 p.m. Winners in various categories at the regional fair will receive awards and/or scholarships. The science fair serves K-12 students in 11 Coastal Bend counties and supports their creative and innovative projects in the fields of health, science, computer science, math, technology, and engineering. The regional fair determines which winners will represent the region at the State Science Fair and the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, go to http://sciencefair.tamucc.edu.

Mon, February 29, 2016 - An AutoCheck Motor Monday will take place on Monday, Feb. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Hammerhead Parking Lot, near the second entrance to the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi campus. In three to five minutes, AutoCheck measures harmful pollutants emitted from vehicles. If your gasoline vehicle is determined to be polluting, you may qualify for a voucher good for up to $600 to have it repaired. The event is free and open to the public, and performed with penalty monies from a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality enforcement action. For more information, contact Trent Thigpen at 361.825.3070; email trent.thigpen@tamucc.edu; go to autocheck.cc; or visit the A&M-Corpus Christi Community Outreach Facebook page.

Mon, February 29, 2016 - Tickets will go on sale to the public on Monday, Feb. 29, for the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Distinguished Speaker Series featuring Gene Kranz, NASA Flight Director, and Fred Haise, NASA Astronaut. The Distinguished Speaker Series will be held on Tuesday, April 5, at 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Kranz and Haise will bring to life a lesson of success from failure with their speech about Apollo 13, the 1970 ill-fated lunar mission. Ticket prices will range from $28-$148. VIP seating is also available. To read more about Gene Kranz and Fred Haise; or learn about the Distinguished Speaker Series, go to http://dss.tamucc.edu/.

Sat, March 05, 2016 - Registration is open for the Engaging Culture & Elevating Disciplined Inquiry to Inform Theory and Transform Practice conference, hosted by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Department of Educational Leadership. The conference will take place on Saturday, March 5, from 8 a.m. through 4 p.m. Keynote speakers are Dr. Yvonna Lincoln, pioneering qualitative researcher, author, and distinguished professor at Texas A&M University, and Dr. Fred Bonner, a prominent education scholar whose research focuses on social justice and diversity across P-20 and the workplace. Registration includes continental breakfast and boxed lunch. The conference is sponsored by the College of Education and Human Development, College of Graduate Studies, and Office of Research, Commercialization and Outreach. For more information, contact Israel Aguilar at Israel.aguilar@tamucc.edu. Register at http://elci.tamucc.edu. Discounted student rate is $45; regular and on-site registration is $95.

Wed, March 09, 2016 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s College of Business will present the G. Russell Kirkland Distinguished Visiting Executive Lecture on Wednesday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the University Center, Anchor Ballroom. This year’s speaker will be Holt Companies Executive Vice President Larry Mills. The lecture is free and open to students, staff, faculty and the community.  For more information, contact Kimberly Becerra at kimberly.becerra@tamucc.edu; or call 361.825.2378.

Tue, April 05, 2016 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Distinguished Speaker Series featuring Greg Kranz, NASA Flight Director, and Fred Haise, NASA Astronaut, will be held on Tuesday, April 5, at 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Kranz and Haise will bring to life a lesson of success from failure with their speech about Apollo 13, the 1970 ill-fated lunar mission. Ticket prices range from $28-$148. VIP seating is also available. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Monday, Feb. 29. To read more about Gene Kranz and Fred Haise; or learn more about the Distinguished Speaker Series, go to http://dss.tamucc.edu/.