Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Calendar of Events

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Fri, April 10, 2015 - Register now for Summer I and Summer II sessions and August and fall 2015 semester classes at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Summer I classes begin on Monday, June 1. For more information, go to http://www.tamucc.edu/.

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.

Thu, May 28, 2015 through Sun, July 26, 2015 - The first ever Alumni Photography Exhibit remains open until Sunday, July 26 at the Mary and Jeff Bell Library. Twenty Islander alumni have each contributed two photographs that include portraits, nature, action, travel, and architecture. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jeff Janko at 361.825.2588.

Fri, May 29, 2015 - Register now for the Summer II session and August and Fall 2015 semester classes. Summer II classes begin on Monday, July 6. For more information, go to http://www.tamucc.edu/.

Mon, June 08, 2015 through Fri, July 03, 2015 - The Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center, affiliated with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi College of Education, will host The Very Important Kid (VIK) Arts and Reading Summer Camps 2015 from Monday, June 8, through Friday, July 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center, 2021 Agnes St. Camps are for children aged 5-12, and cost is $40 per session. Limited scholarships are available.

  • Art Session I: Monday, June 8, through Friday, June 19, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Reading Session I: Monday, June 8, through Friday, June 19, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Art Session II: Monday, June 22, through Friday, July 3, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Reading Session II: Monday, June 22, through Friday, July 3, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information, call 361.825.3600 or 361.882.7837; or view a camp brochure at:  http://garciacenter.tamucc.edu/files/vik_brochure.pdf.  

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.

Mon, June 29, 2015 through Thu, July 02, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders Tennis team will present “Islanders Tennis Clinic” from Monday, June 29, through Thursday, July 2. For more information, go to www.goislanders.com/information/camps.

Fri, July 03, 2015 - Support young students enrolled in Very Important Kid (VIK) summer camp by attending their end-of-camp finale show on Friday, July 3, from 11 a.m. to noon, at the Antonio E. Garcia Arts and Education Center. The presentation is open to the public, including family and friends of the 50 students who have participated in the camp. The theme of this camp is “superheroes” and students will be singing, dancing, and showing off themed artwork. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 361.825.3560 or 361.825.3600; or email andrea.elizondo@tamucc.edu. The Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center, located at 2021 Agnes, is managed by the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi College of Education.

Sat, July 04, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders Baseball team will present “High School Showcase II” on Saturday, July 4. For more information, go to http://www.islanderbaseballcamps.com/.

Sat, July 04, 2015 - Updated: The 2015 July 4th Art Museum of South Texas "Sparktacular" Fireworks Viewing Party has been cancelled due to the fireworks launch site being moved from the USS Lexington to a barge off the Corpus Christi Marina. The change means the Art Museum's viewing location will be blocked by the building. The change in launch location is anticipated to increase the audience for this year's fireworks program and ease traffic congestion after the event. 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 Joe Fish at joe.fish@tamucc.edu; or call 361.825.3509.

Mon, July 06, 2015 through Wed, July 08, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders Volleyball team will present “High School Competition Camp” from Monday, July 6, through Wednesday, July 8. For more information, go to http://www.islandervolleyballcamps.com/.

Mon, July 06, 2015 through Wed, July 08, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders Volleyball team will present “High School Skills Camp” from Monday, July 6, through Wednesday, July 8. For more information, go to http://www.islandervolleyballcamps.com/.

Mon, July 06, 2015 through Thu, July 09, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders Tennis team will present “Islanders Tennis Clinic” from Monday, July 6, through Thursday, July 9. For more information, go to www.goislanders.com/information/camps.

Wed, July 08, 2015 - Young Business Professionals (YBP) of the Coastal Bend is hosting a YBP Speaker Series event called “Direction of the Economic Development in the Region,” featuring Iain Vasey, President of the Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Corporation as guest speaker. The event will be held on Wednesday, July 8, from 6-7:30 p.m., at Katz 21, 5702 Spohn Dr. The event is free for YBP members and $10 for non-members. The YBP was founded by Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in partnership with the City of Corpus Christi and the Port of Corpus Christi. For more information on the YBP or the speaker series, contact David Fonseca at 361.825.3540; or email David.Fonseca@tamucc.edu or speakerseries@ybpcb.com; or go to http://ybp.tamucc.edu/.

Thu, July 09, 2015 through Sun, July 12, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders Cross Country team will present “Islanders Cross Country Camp” from Thursday, July 9, through Sunday, July 12. For more information, go to www.goislanders.com/information/camps.

Thu, July 09, 2015 through Fri, July 10, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders Volleyball team will present “High School Position Camps” from Thursday, July 9, through Friday, July 10. For more information, go to http://www.islandervolleyballcamps.com/.

Sat, July 11, 2015 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the Student Nursing Association will host a free health fair for military veterans and their immediate family members on Saturday, July 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at VFW Post 2397, at 4441 Ayers St. The Veterans Health Fair health screenings will include blood pressure, body mass index, cholesterol and blood sugar (must be 18+ years for cholesterol and blood sugar), and education on diabetes and mental health wellness. For more information, call Martin Longoria at 361.825.2569 or email martin.longoria@tamucc.edu; or call Petra Martinez at 361.825.2264 or email petra.martinez@tamucc.edu.

Mon, July 13, 2015 through Thu, July 16, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders Tennis team will present “Islanders Tennis Clinic” from Saturday, July 13, through Tuesday, July 16. For more information, go to http://www.goislanders.com/information/camps

Mon, July 13, 2015 through Thu, July 16, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders Baseball team will present “Skills Camp I” from Monday, July 13, through Thursday, July 16. For more information, go to http://www.islanderbaseballcamps.com/.

Mon, July 13, 2015 through Wed, July 15, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders Volleyball team will present “Middle School Competition Camp” from Monday, July 13, through Wednesday, July 15. For more information, go to http://www.islandervolleyballcamps.com/.

Mon, July 13, 2015 through Wed, July 15, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders Volleyball team will present “Middle School Skills Camp” from Monday, July 13, through Wednesday, July 15. For more information, go to http://www.islandervolleyballcamps.com/.

Mon, July 13, 2015 through Thu, July 16, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders Soccer team will present “Youth Soccer Summer Day Camp” from Monday, July 13, through Thursday, July 16. For more information, go to www.goislanders.com/information/camps.

Thu, July 16, 2015 through Fri, July 17, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders Volleyball team will present “Middle School Position Camps” from Thursday, July 16, through Friday, July 17. For more information, go to http://www.islandervolleyballcamps.com/.

Mon, July 20, 2015 through Fri, July 24, 2015 - The Department of Music at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites high school students to attend the inaugural year of Islander Sound Waves: Summer Camp for Singers and Pianists. Camp will take place on the campus of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi from Monday, July 20, through Friday, July 24, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 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. Students will celebrate the closing of camp week by performing in the University’s state of the art Performing Arts Center. For an application, go to http://cla.tamucc.edu//music/camps/IslanderSoundWaves.html; or see your high school choral director. Tuition discounts are offered for both TMEA All-State and area choir members. Commuter camper applications must be in by Friday, June 19. For more information, contact Dr. Hope Thacker at 361.825.3943, or email hope.thacker@tamucc.edu; or Rachel Holman at 361.825.3756, or e-mail rachel.holman@tamucc.edu.

Mon, July 20, 2015 through Thu, July 23, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders Baseball team will present “Competition Camp II” from Monday, July 20, through Thursday, July 23. For more information, go to http://www.islanderbaseballcamps.com/.

Wed, July 22, 2015 through Sat, July 25, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders Soccer team will present “Residential Camp” from Wednesday, July 22, through Saturday, July 25. For more information, go to www.goislanders.com/information/camps.

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.

Fri, July 24, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders Softball team will present “One Day Hitting Camp” on Friday, July 24. For more information, go to http://www.islanderssoftballcamps.com/.

Sat, July 25, 2015 - Are you a K-12 teacher looking for ways to transform boring TEKS and lesson plans into mind-blowing learning experiences for your students? Then sign up for the What Works! Teacher Workshop, held on Saturday, July 25, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi University Center, Anchor Ballroom. The continuing professional education (CPE) workshop is led by Dr. Lauren Cifuentes and Bridget Markwood, MA, and includes materials, a working lunch, and eight CPE credits.  To sign up, go to http://outreach.tamucc.edu/teachers/whatworks.html; or call 361.825.2778 or 361.825.5966 for more information. Early bird sign-up (before July 6) is $160, and regular sign-up is $175. Deadline to register is Monday, July 20.

Mon, July 27, 2015 through Fri, July 31, 2015 - Registration is open for the first South Texas Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Institute from Monday, July 27 to Friday, July 31. This summer institute, to be held on the campus of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, will give 20 high-school students (sophomores, juniors or seniors) hands-on learning and experience with UAS and sensor technology, providing an introduction to engineering concepts, application, software and operation. For more information and to apply, go to http://research.tamucc.edu/UASCamp/UAS_Summer_Institute.html.

Tue, July 28, 2015 through Tue, September 15, 2015 - Exclusively from the Art Museum of South Texas vault, this exhibition 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.

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.

Wed, August 05, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders Softball team will present “One Day Hitting Camp” on Wednesday, August 5. For more information, go to http://www.islanderssoftballcamps.com/.

Mon, August 10, 2015 through Fri, August 14, 2015 - Learn to create engaging, well-designed online courses and earn a “Certificate of Professional Development in Best Practices for Online Couse Design” from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. A one-week workshop with face-to-face instruction will be held from Monday, Aug. 10, through Friday, Aug. 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Corpus Christi Hall, room 113. 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 program, which consists of 45 hours of continuing education credits, is open to the public. For more information on workshop and the cost, go to http://outreach.tamucc.edu/elearning/Online_Course_Design.html; email continuing.education@tamucc.edu; or call 361.825.5751.

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/.

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.

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.