Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Calendar of Events
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Fri, September 04, 2015 through Fri, December 11, 2015 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Counseling and Training Clinic is holding a fall 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, in the evenings, for two hours. Participants must commit to attending every group session for at least six weeks. The group is free. Several classes will take place over the fall semester. 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, September 15, 2015 through Tue, December 08, 2015 - The Counseling and Training Clinic at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is facilitating free and confidential support for the military, including active duty, reserves, guard and veterans. The group is designed to help participants who suffer from the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), sexual assault, and traumatic experiences. The group will meet weekly, on Tuesday evenings, from 6-7 p.m. in room 2014 of the Natural Resource Center. To join, call Dr. Yvonne Castillo at 361.825.3995.
Fri, September 18, 2015 through Sun, January 10, 2016 - The Art Museum of South Texas presents Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Collection of Cheech Marin from Friday, Sept. 18 through Saturday, Jan. 10. Marin, well known for his work in movies, television, and improvisational comedy displays 70 paintings by 29 artists from his renowned Chicano art collection. The exhibition also includes two Corpus Christi artists: Joe Pena, Assistant Professor of Art at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Ricardo Ruiz, an Islander alumnus. Chicanitas can be viewed during regular museum hours, which are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and 1-5 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 361.825.3515 or 361.825.3504; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wed, October 07, 2015 through Fri, December 04, 2015 - The Weil Gallery at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi welcomes 2Fik: Mix & Match, an exhibition of recent photography by Montreal-based, multidisciplinary, 'stateless' artist 2Fik. The Weil Gallery is located on the first floor of the Center for the Arts. Admission is free and open to the public. The exhibition will run until Friday, Dec. 4, during the gallery’s normal business hours of Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Dr. Laura Petican, Galleries Director, at 361.825.5752.
Fri, October 16, 2015 through Sun, January 03, 2016 - The Eloquent Objects: Georgia O’Keeffe and Still-Life Art in New Mexico exhibit, which opens on Friday, Oct. 16 and runs through Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016 at the Art Museum of South Texas, features 40 works on canvas, some of which are by Georgia O'Keeffe. These paintings range from the early 20th century to the 1950s, and represent each of the major art centers of the Southwest. This collection offers a visual record of the artists' changing impressions of place and the objects that stimulated ideas of a special cultural precinct. The Art Museum is located at 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd. and is affiliated with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. For more information on this exhibit, contact the Art Museum at 361.825.3500; or go to http://www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org/
Fri, October 30, 2015 through Sun, November 29, 2015 - The Islander Art Gallery welcomes Christopher Olszewski: Running with the Devil-Vision Quest 2015, a multi-media installation by Savannah, Georgia-based artist Christopher Olszewski. The exhibition, which opens on Friday, Oct. 30, and closes on Sunday, Nov. 29, includes works that interrogate notions of multiculturalism in a global ethnic context, where identity is formed among the disparate realms of myth, legend, popular imagery, and Native American stereotypes. The Islander Art Gallery is affiliated with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. It’s located at 4024 Weber Rd., in the Hamlin Shopping Center, and is open Wednesday-Sunday from noon-6 p.m. For more information, call 361.825.5752.
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 email@example.com; 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
Thu, November 05, 2015 through Fri, January 29, 2016 - The Mary and Jeff Bell Library at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will host a canvas print exhibit titled, “Europe Through My Lens” Photography by Mohan Rao from Thursday, Nov. 5 through Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 on the first floor of the library. Rao is an Associate Professor in the College of Business at A&M-CC. The canvas prints will be for sale and all proceeds will benefit the Desi Foundation Scholarship Fund. The exhibit is free and open to students, faculty, staff and the public during the library’s regular business hours. For more information, contact Jeff Janko at 361.825.2588; or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Mohan Rao at 361.825.2458; or email email@example.com.
Fri, November 06, 2015 through Fri, January 01, 2016 - Register now for the January session and Spring 2016 semester classes at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi! The January session begins on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. Registration will run through the day before classes begin for each semester. Late registration will also be available on the first day of class and continue for about a week for the spring semester. For more information, call 361.825.7024; 1.800.4TAMUCC; or go to http://registrar.tamucc.edu/registration/index.html.
Fri, November 13, 2015 through Fri, February 19, 2016 - Registration is now open for the Oso Bay Biennial XIX, held from March 30-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 from Friday, Nov. 27, 2015 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. For pricing information and to register, visit the official Oso Bay XIX website at http://www.osobayxix.com/. Islander Faculty, staff and students receive free admission to all events. Use the promo code ISLANDER (all caps) at checkout.
Thu, November 26, 2015 through Sat, November 28, 2015 - RTA routes 63 and 60 do not operate when classes at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi are not in session. During the Thanksgiving holiday, the routes will not run from Thursday, Nov. 26 through Saturday, Nov. 28. Regular service will resume on Sunday, Nov. 29. Routes 5 and 37 will continue to operate during the breaks and both drop off at the University. For more information on routes, visit www.ccrta.org; or download the Transloc app from to your mobile device.
Mon, November 30, 2015 - US Army Lieutenant General Larry Wyche, the highest ranking alumni from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, will visit the Island University on Monday, Nov. 30, to give a speech about leadership. The speech, which is open to the campus community, alumni and the public, will take place at 1 p.m. in the University Center, Anchor Ballroom. For more information about the event, contact Jaime Nodarse at 361.825.3320; or email Jaime.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tue, December 01, 2015 - Paws on the Island, an event that allows Islander students, faculty and staff to relieve stress by playing with therapy dogs, will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 1, from noon to 4 p.m. in the University Center, Lone Star and Legacy Ballrooms at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The free event is designed to help alleviate the stress of final exams and expose participants to the benefits of the University Counseling Center. Paws on the Island is hosted by Paws Up Inc., the Counseling Center, the Mary and Jeff Bell Library and other campus units. This event is open to faculty, staff, students and the public. For more information, call 361.825.3321; or email Jennifer.email@example.com.
Tue, December 01, 2015 - The School of Arts, Media, and Communication at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi presents the Island Dance Demo on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. The theme is “Moving Words,” and will include performances of ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary dance and hip hop. Performances will feature student choreographers enrolled in Dance Composition courses, the Stage Dance Student Organization, and the Del Mar College Dance Ensemble. Professional choreography will be displayed by Jilissa Cotten, Assistant Professor of Dance at A&M-Corpus Christi, and Shawnee Jones Bonnette, Adjunct Professor at A&M-Corpus Christi and Professor of Dance at Del Mar College. Ticket prices are $10 for general admission, $7 for students, and $5 for TAMU-CC students paying with cash only. For more information, contact Jilissa Cotten at 310.927.1830.
Fri, December 04, 2015 - On the night of ArtWalk, Friday, Dec. 4, join Dr. Carolyn Kastner of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum to discuss the artist's life with the ArtTalk “Georgia O’Keeffe in Texas: A Story that’s Never Been Told.” Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Seating is first come, first seated, in the H-E-B Auditorium of the Art Museum of South Texas, 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd. ArtTalk is free and open to the public. The Art Museum of South Texas is affiliated with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. For more information, call 361.825.3504; or visit http://www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org/.
Fri, December 04, 2015 - The first Friday of every month is free public admission to the Art Museum of South Texas. The museum, located at 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd., is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Gift Shop and Hester's Cafe also are open to the public. The Art Museum of South Texas is affiliated with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. For more information, contact the Art Museum at 361.825.3500; or go to http://www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org/. The ‘Free First Friday’ event is sponsored by AEP TEXAS.
Sat, December 05, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Strength and Conditioning will host its first Islanders Sports Performance Clinic on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on campus in the Moody Sustainers Field House and Island Hall, room 142. Check-in and registration for the clinic begins at 7 a.m. The clinic, which is designed to educate coaches, trainers, and students on progressive principles, strategies, and methods for enhancing the athletic performance of their athletes, will bring top coaches in the industry to host discussions, hands-on demonstrations, and more. Presenters include TAMU-CC Coaches Lee Scott and Richard Burnett and keynote speaker Dana LeDuc. PowerSports owner and elite trainer Ed Cosner will also speak. Lunch will be provided and parking is free. The clinic is open to the public. The cost to attend is $25 per person; or $100 for a group of five participants. TAMU-CC Kinesiology students get in free with SandDollar$ ID. To register, call 361.825.2558; or go to the Islanders Sports Performance website.
Mon, December 07, 2015 - The College of Education at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will host a teacher education induction ceremony for 57 students who have completed all of the requirements to become professional educators. The ceremony will take place Monday, Dec. 7, at 6:30 p.m., in the Performing Arts Center at A&M-Corpus Christi and is recognition of professional accomplishment. During the ceremony, the newly-qualified teachers receive commemorative medallions from their mentors and site professors. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call 361.825.5581.
Mon, December 07, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites you to attend “Michael Martin Murphey’s Cowboy Christmas Concert,” an Islander tradition for an 11th consecutive year, on Monday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center (PAC). Murphy’s appearance is part of the “Furgason Bravo! Series – New Directions.” Reserved seating tickets range from $22-$32. Tickets are $7 for children and TAMU-CC students with valid SandDollar$ ID. Discounts for TAMU-CC faculty/staff with valid SandDollar$ ID available at PAC Box Office. Tickets go on sale Monday, Nov. 2, at 9 a.m. at the PAC Box Office; or online at http://tamucc.tix.com/. For more information, call the PAC Box Office at 361.825.2787; or go to http://pac.tamucc.edu/bravo.html.
Wed, December 09, 2015 through Wed, February 10, 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. Upcoming classes will be held on the following Wednesdays: Dec. 9, Jan. 13 and Feb. 10, and will continue indefinitely. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org; or go to outreach.tamucc.edu.
Thu, December 10, 2015 - The local chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing, will hold an induction ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m., at the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi University Center, Anchor Ballroom. A reception follows the ceremony. The honor society consists of registered nurses who are graduate students, nurse leaders in the community and undergraduate students who are earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Membership is by invitation to those who meet qualifications of excellence in academics and in professional conduct. Each attending inductee will receive a lavender honor cord and a lapel ribbon. For more information, contact Sandy Stokes at 361.825.5935.
Fri, December 11, 2015 - The College of Education at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will host a hooding ceremony to recognize approximately 42 students graduating with their master’s or doctoral degrees. The ceremony will take place on Friday, Dec. 11, at 6:30 p.m., in the University Center Anchor Ballroom at A&M-Corpus Christi. The ceremony recognizes the achievements of graduating students and the role that family, friends, and faculty have played in their success. Faculty members place hoods over the graduates’ heads in a symbolic recognition of the transition from student to scholar. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call 361.825.2660.
Fri, December 11, 2015 - The College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will hold a recognition and hooding ceremony on Friday, Dec. 11, at 1:30 p.m. in the University Center, Anchor Ballroom. More than 100 students will participate. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 361.825.5708.
Sat, December 12, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will hold one fall commencement ceremony for all five colleges on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 10 a.m. at the American Bank Center. For more information, go to commencement.tamucc.edu.
Sat, December 12, 2015 - Join the Art Museum of South Texas as they celebrate the season with A Reading Wonderland Christmas Tree Forest on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. With holiday music, H-E-Buddy goodie bags, book giveaways and self-guided tours of the tree forest, there will be something for every member of the family to enjoy. Santa will even take some time from his busy schedule to visit, so bring cameras to snap a photo. After the family day ends, the museum will be open with free admission for self-guided tours of the forest and other exhibits. This event is free and open to the public. Partners include H-E-B and the Junior League of Corpus Christi. The Art Museum of South Texas, located at 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd., is affiliated with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. For more information, contact the Art Museum at 361.825.3500; or go to http://www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org/.
Sat, December 12, 2015 - The Art Museum of South Texas, located at 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd., will host a complimentary gallery walk from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12. A tour of current Museum exhibits will be led by a docent, every hour on the hour, from 1-4 p.m. Regular admission prices apply. Tickets for adults are $8; children 12 and under are free; students with a Texas A&M-Corpus Christi SandDollar$ ID also get in free. The Art Museum of South Texas is affiliated with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. For more information, contact the Art Museum at 361.825.3500; or go to http://www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org/.
Fri, February 05, 2016 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites you to attend Dr. Shana Mashego, Soprano & the Sacred Ensemble on Friday, Feb. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) as part of the “Furgason Bravo! Series – New Directions.” General admission tickets are $10. Tickets are $5 for children and TAMU-CC students with valid SandDollar$ ID. Tickets go on sale Monday, Nov. 2, at 9 a.m. at the PAC Box office; or online at http://tamucc.tix.com/. For more information, call the PAC Box Office at 361.825.2787; or go to http://pac.tamucc.edu/bravo.html.