Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Calendar of Events

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Fri, April 22, 2016 through Sat, December 31, 2016 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Office of Community Outreach is excited to announce online continuing education courses for professionals who wish to improve their project management knowledge and skills or are seeking project management certification. Classes include career training programs, instructor-led short courses, self-paced tutorials and customized project management training. Courses are 100% online. Start dates vary and courses run from six weeks to nine months in length. All classes are open to the public. Go to outreach.tamucc.edu for more information about the courses, including fees and start dates, or call Danell Reilly at 361.825.5751.

Thu, May 12, 2016 through Sun, August 21, 2016 - The Art Museum of South Texas, located at 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd., presents “Target Texas: The Meaning of Mixed.” The exhibit brings together some of the most innovative and thought-provoking art from contemporary artists’ productions across the state. The AMST's curator has used gallery associations, artists’ contacts, the Texas Archive and other curators to form this exhibition which will take a look at Texas artists using mixed media as a primary mode of expression. The exhibit runs through Sunday, August 21. Visit http://artmuseumofsouthtexas.org/ for more information, including museum ticket and membership prices.

Wed, May 18, 2016 through Sat, December 31, 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. There is 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, June 02, 2016 through Sat, December 31, 2016 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is now offering college credit to long-time professionals with significant life and work experience. Through the Prior Learning Credits by Portfolio program, the student will develop a 10-15 page portfolio about their prior learning experiences in the context of academic requirements and goals, along with the documentation necessary to support the request of credit for prior learning. The initial course costs $245; subsequent portfolio assessments are $175 each. Enrollment is ongoing and students can join at any time. For details, guidance, and enrollment information, contact Dr. Rachel Kirk at 361.825.2700; or go to https://www.learningcountsportal.org/tamucc/.

Mon, June 06, 2016 through Sat, July 23, 2016 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders will be offering a number of camps for all ages and sports over the summer. For more information on schedules, fees and registration for soccer camps, go to www.goislanders.com/information/camps.

  • July 11 – 14: Islanders Soccer Youth Day Camp – Girls and boys ages 5-16
  • July 20 – 23: Islanders Soccer Residential Camp – Girls ages 13-18

Mon, June 06, 2016 through Fri, August 12, 2016 - The Art Museum of South Texas presents “The Fine Art of Summer Camp 2016.” Their popular summer art camp sessions for K5 through 12 year old are offered from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. over a six to seven week period in June, July and August. Campers are instructed in a variety of visual and performing arts activities such as drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, pantomime, improvisation and musical theater. On the final day of each camp an exhibition of work produced and a public performance is held for families and friends. Before and after care is available for parents needing extended hours. Camps fill up quickly and early registration is advised. Members receive advance notification and a discount on registration fees. Children must have completed kindergarten before camp begins to attend. For more information or to register, go to http://www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org/Learn/KidsandFamilies/Camps.aspx; or call 361.825.3504.

  • Session Four: Cartoon Camp will take place Monday, June 27, through Friday, July 1.
  • Session Five: Jurassic Art will take place Monday, July 18, through Friday, July 22.
  • Session Six: The Clay Ground will take place Monday, July 25, through Friday, Aug. 5.
  • Session Seven: Hood And Seek will take place Monday, Aug. 8, through Friday, Aug. 12.
For more information or to register, go to http://www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org/Learn/KidsandFamilies/Camps.aspx; or call 361.825.3504.

Wed, June 08, 2016 through Thu, July 14, 2016 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders will be offering a number of camps for all ages and sports over the summer. For more information on schedules, fees and registration for softball camps, go to http://www.islanderssoftballcamps.com/

  • July 13: Hitting Camp 2
  • July 14: One Day All Skills Camp

Mon, June 13, 2016 through Fri, July 01, 2016 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Coastal Bend Writing Project will host several sessions of two writing camps for students in third through 12th grade beginning on Monday, June 13.

  • Young Author’s Writing Camp provides elementary and middle school students/authors with opportunities to expand their interest in writing and to experience writing as a fun and creative opportunity for self-expression and communication.
  • Writers’ Island Workshop provides high school writers with opportunities to expand their interest in writing and to experience a professional style writer's workshop.
Both camps will include a variety of writing activities, visits with poets and artists and nature walks. The camp is led by a team of university professors, elementary school teachers and university students. Camp fees are $185 per camp. Scholarships are available. Registration forms and more details are available online at writingcamps.tamucc.edu.

Sat, June 18, 2016 through Sat, July 02, 2016 - The Antonio E. Garcia Arts and Education Center, a part of the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, is offering something new this summer: art classes for adults. The classes will take place on three Saturdays: June 18, June 25 and July 2, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Garcia Center, 2021 Agnes St. The cost of $75 covers the three sessions, including supplies.  Under an experienced instructor, participants will create artwork using media such as pencil, ink, crayons, chalk, pastels, charcoal and various paints. Classes are limited to 12 students, ages 18 and older. To register, call 361.825.3600; or go to http://garciacenter.tamucc.edu.

Sat, June 18, 2016 through Sat, July 23, 2016 - The College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will offer Principalship Exam Review Sessions on the following Saturday dates from 2-5 p.m. on the second floor of the Early Childhood Development Center.

  • July 9
  • July 23
The purpose of the sessions is to help future principals prepare for the TExES Principalship Exam. Participants may include current and former students, as well as members of the public who have not yet attended TAMU-CC. Sessions are open to the public, but registration is required. Registration is free for current or former students of the TAMU-CC Educational Administration program and $25 for others. Click HERE to register. For more information, call Dr. Lynn Hemmer at 361.825.3702; or email lynn.hemmer@tamucc.edu.

Tue, June 21, 2016 through Thu, July 28, 2016 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders will be offering a number of camps for all ages and sports over the summer. For more information on schedules, fees and registration for beach baseball camps, go to http://www.islanderbaseballcamps.com.

  • July 19: High School Showcase 2 – Grades 9-12, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • August 16: High School Showcase 3 – Grades 9-12, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • July 11 – 14: Skills Camp 2 – Ages 4-14, from 9 a.m. to noon
  • June 27 – 30: Competition Camp 1 – Ages 4-14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • July 25 – 28: Competition Camp 2 – Ages 4-14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fri, June 24, 2016 through Wed, August 31, 2016 - Please be aware that a bird nesting area has been fenced off on University Beach at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi to allow chicks to hatch safely. Nesting sites are in decline in the area, and the Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program has identified the nests of Least Terns and Wilson Plovers on the west end of the beach across Ocean Drive from the University campus. Bird watching is encouraged from a distance. Watch the birds for signs of disturbance, and move further away if adult birds take flight from the nest and act agitated. Leaving the nest unattended for even a brief time leaves the eggs vulnerable to heat and predators. Additionally, please do not drive, walk or run through fenced-off area and keep dogs on leashes. 

Tue, July 05, 2016 through Sun, July 17, 2016 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders will be offering a number of camps for all ages and sports over the summer. For more information on schedules, fees and registration for volleyball camps, go to http://www.islandervolleyballcamps.com/.

  • July 5 –7: Advanced Camp – Grades 9-12
  • July 8 – 10: All Skills Camp – Grades 5-8
  • July 16: Position Camp 1 – Grades 5-12
  • July 17:  Position Camp 2 –  Grades 5-12

Thu, July 07, 2016 through Fri, September 16, 2016 - The Mary and Jeff Bell Library at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites the public to the first ever Islander Cell Phone Photography Show. Over 90 cell phone photographs by University faculty, staff and students will be on display on the first floor of the library from Thursday, July 7, through Friday, September 16, with an opening reception from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 7. The reception is free and includes light refreshments. For more information, contact Jeff Janko at jeff.janko@tamucc.edu; or call 361.825.2588.

Thu, July 07, 2016 through Sun, July 10, 2016 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders will be offering a number of camps for all ages and sports over the summer. For more information on schedules, fees and registration for the Cross Country camp, go to http://www.goislanders.com/sports/xc/2015-16/files/2016_Islanders_XC_Camp.pdf.

  • July 7-10: Cross Country Camp

Sun, July 10, 2016 through Wed, July 13, 2016 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders will be offering a number of camps for all ages and sports over the summer. For more information on schedules, fees and registration for the Track & Field camp, go to http://www.goislanders.com/sports/track/2015-16/files/2016_Islanders_TF_Camp.pdf.

  • July 10 –13: Track and Field Camp

Thu, July 14, 2016 - The Islander Alumni Association of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will host Alumni Night at the Hooks on Thursday, July 14, at with the first pitch at 7:05 p.m. at Whataburger Field. The event features a special reserved section for TAMU-CC alumni with giveaways for alumni. At the game, alumni are encouraged to wear green and blue and visit the Islander Alumni concourse table to find out how to get involved with the Islander Alumni Association.  A special discount for TAMU-CC Alumni includes $3 off per ticket in reserved section 123. To purchase discount tickets, visit http://www.islanderalumni.org/hooksnight/.

Mon, July 18, 2016 through Fri, July 22, 2016 - The Department of Music at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites high school students to attend the second annual Islander Sound Waves: Summer Camp for Singers and Pianists from Monday, July 18, through Friday, July 22, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The camp will take place on the campus of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The deadline for commuter applications is Monday, June 20. All students will have the opportunity to participate in private voice lessons, acting for singers, foreign language diction, a college audition workshop, vocal health classes, sight-singing practices, an all-state music preparation class and fun social activities. Students will work with the University’s voice and choral faculty, and piano and theory faculty. The camp will now also include pianists in Sound Waves. Students will celebrate the closing of camp week by performing in an end-of-camp recital. For more information, click here; or contact Dina Ruiz at 361.825.3756; or email Bernadina.ruiz@tamucc.edu.

Mon, July 25, 2016 through Fri, July 29, 2016 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s second annual Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Summer Institute will be held July 25-29 at the Island University. Application deadline is Sunday, July 3. The goal is to offer a summer program that connects South Texas high school teachers and students to UAS technology, capitalizing on the buzz surrounding this cutting edge industry and placing South Texas students and teachers at the forefront of this field. The institute is open to 20 students, ranging from sophomores through seniors in high school, primarily from low-income, underserved schools in surrounding school districts. The institute includes a week-long program where students learn to use the UAS equipment and software. The objectives of the UAS Summer Institute are to offer high school students an introduction to:

  • UAS engineering concepts and application,
  • UAS and sensor equipment,
  • UAS software, and
  • Operation and control of a UAS and sensor equipment.

For more information or to register, go to http://research.tamucc.edu/UASCamp/UAS_Summer_Institute.html.

Mon, August 15, 2016 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Department of English will launch a “Writing for Nonprofits Certificate” Program, beginning fall 2016. The deadline to apply for this program for the fall 2016 classes is Monday, Aug. 15. In the four-course program, students will sharpen workplace writing skills, develop design skills for print and online publications, learn to manage an organization's media and social media presence and gain real-world experience by writing grant applications for area nonprofits. This program is designed for professionals already working in the nonprofit world and goes with nearly any major for students still in school. Each of the four courses is available online; travel to campus is not needed to enroll. For more information, visit http://falcon.tamucc.edu/~cetheridge/about.html or contact Dr. Charles Etheridge at 361.825.5755; or email charles.etheridge@tamucc.edu.

Tue, August 23, 2016 - Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi will host its Graduate Orientation on Tuesday, Aug. 23, from 4:30-8 p.m. in the University Center, Anchor Ballroom. This event will offer opportunities for graduate students to enhance their university experience by providing access to information about the campus and its various resources available to students. Students will also be given the opportunity to meet with other fellow graduate students, advisors, professors and representatives of student services on campus. This orientation is free and available to all incoming graduate students for Summer I, Summer II and Fall 2017. Pre-registration is required by Monday, Aug. 22. Pre-registering for this event will automatically enter students into the Tuition Voucher Drawing to be held at the end of the orientation. For more information or to register, visit gradschool.tamucc.edu. For more information, call 361.825.2177; or email gradweb@tamucc.edu.

Wed, September 14, 2016 - Tickets are now on sale for Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s 2016 State of the University luncheon taking place on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 11:30 a.m. in the University Center, Anchor Ballroom. During the luncheon, TAMU-CC President and CEO, Dr. Flavius Killebrew, will share news about the growth and development of the Island University and its impact on the Coastal Bend. Following the luncheon, Islander students will offer guided tours of our beautiful campus. Table sponsorships are available at the $1,000 and $2,500 level. Individual tickets are $25. For more information, visit http://sotu.tamucc.edu/; or call 361.825.5894.