Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Calendar of Events

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Fri, May 30, 2014 - Register now for fall classes at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Fall classes begin on Wednesday, Aug. 27. For more information, go to http://www.tamucc.edu/

Mon, August 04, 2014 through Sun, October 05, 2014 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Office of Community Outreach and the College of Liberal Arts will host an online non-credit course titled “Writing for Non-Profit Agencies” taught by Dr. Charles Etheridge, Associate Professor of English. The nine-week professional development course will begin on Monday, Aug. 4, and run through Sunday, Oct. 5, and will be completed entirely on Blackboard. The course will cover a range of professional documents commonly written by non-profit professionals including internal communications, public information and announcements, newsletter and social writing posts, grant proposals, and fundraising letters. The cost is $200, and all members of the community are invited to enroll. Participants will receive a certificate of completion from the University upon successful completion of the course for 45 hours of continuing education credit. To register for the course or for more information, call 361.825.5751; or go to http://outreach.tamucc.edu/elearning/Nonprofit_Writing.html.

Wed, August 27, 2014 through Tue, December 02, 2014 - The Office of Community Outreach and the Office of Distance Education and Learning Technologies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will host an online non-credit course titled “How to Design, Develop, and Deliver Online Instruction” taught by Dr. Lauren Cifuentes, Director of Distance Education, and Alexandra Janney, Instructional Designer. The professional development course will run from Wednesday, Aug. 27, through Tuesday, Dec. 2, and will be taught through Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi's Blackboard Learning System. The course is designed to teach participants how to create more effective, engaging, online instruction. The cost is $995, and all members of the community are invited to enroll. This course has been approved for 45 hours of continuing professional education (CPE) credit for Texas educators and 4.5 CEUs of general continuing education credit. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive three certificates from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi: The Certificate of Best Practices for Online Course Design, the Certificate of Course Design and Development, and the Certificate of Course Delivery and Peer-Review. For more information or to register, go to http://outreach.tamucc.edu/elearning/Online_Course_Design_and_Development.html; or call 361.825.2122.

Fri, August 29, 2014 through Fri, October 03, 2014 - The Department of Art at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will present the Student Art Association’s juried exhibition, “Pigeon Feeders”, from Friday, Aug. 29, to Friday, Oct. 3, at the Islander Art Gallery, 4024 Weber Road in the Hamlin Shopping Center. An opening reception will take place on Friday, Aug. 29, from 6-8 p.m. The exhibition will feature work by young and emerging artists within Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and will be juried by Ricardo Ruiz Sr. and Ana Cortes. The Islander Art Gallery is open Thursday–Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, contact Student Art Association President, Ricky Ruiz, at ricardo-ruiz.com

Fri, August 29, 2014 through Fri, October 03, 2014 - The Department of Art at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will present the Student Art Association’s juried exhibition, “Pigeon Feeders,” from Friday, Aug. 29, to Friday, Oct. 3, at the Islander Art Gallery, 4024 Weber Road in the Hamlin Shopping Center. Artists interested in participating must submit their work and a $25 entry fee by Monday, Aug. 25, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Islander Art Gallery. Artists can submit an unlimited number of works and are eligible to be selected for a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place prize. Jurors are Ricardo Ruiz Sr. and Ana Cortes. For more information, contact Student Art Association President, Ricky Ruiz, at ricardo-ruiz.com.

Sat, August 30, 2014 through Sat, October 25, 2014 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Office of Community Outreach will offer the Introduction to Kayaking class on Saturday, Aug. 30, Saturday, Sept. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 25. The Introduction to Kayaking, offered on the last Saturday of every month through October, course is designed to teach beginner paddlers how to safely and enjoyably kayak on lakes, calm, protected, ocean environments and other flat water settings. Experienced kayakers will also benefit from instruction in advanced paddling techniques and other skills that will greatly enhance their enjoyment.  Participants in this course will be specially outfitted with top quality boats, paddles and life jackets for the day. The cost is $100. Online registration and further information can be found at http://outreach.tamucc.edu/outdoor/kayaking/index.html. Or contact Joe Miller, at 361.825.5967; or email joseph.miller@tamucc.edu.

Tue, September 02, 2014 through Tue, May 05, 2015 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s 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-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 September to May on a rotating basis at Holiday Inn Downtown Marina, the Emerald Beach Hotel, and the Bar-B-Q Man. See schedule below. The first luncheon will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the Holiday Inn Downtown Marina, and will feature soccer coach Shanna Caldwell – in advance of her team’s game against Texas on Friday, Sept. 5, and Director of Tennis Steve Moore.

Tickets for the luncheons will be available for $15 per person and can be purchased in advance online or by calling (361) 825-BALL (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:

  • Sept. 2 – Holiday Inn Downtown Marina
  • Oct. 7 – Emerald Beach Hotel 
  • Nov. 4 – Holiday Inn Downtown Marina
  • 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

Fri, September 05, 2014 - Come join the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islander Alumni Association for a Soccer Tailgate Party as we cheer on our Islanders vs. the University of Texas on Friday, Sept. 5, at 6 p.m. at the Dr. Jack Dugan Family Soccer & Track Stadium on the Momentum Campus.  The tailgate tent will be inside the stadium, so buy your ticket and then come back and enjoy some food, fun and great company.  For additional information, contact Lori Garza with the Islander Alumni Relations office at 361.825.2352.

Mon, September 08, 2014 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the new Dining Hall on Monday, Sept. 8, at 10:30 a.m. The new 400-seat facility, located adjacent to the new residence halls, will serve as a gathering place and center of activity for students, faculty, and staff and comes with the first ever, all you care to eat meal plan for students. A dinner bell will be rung to open the dining hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Wed, September 10, 2014 - Learn about the future of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi from University President and CEO Flavius Killebrew at the State of the University on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 11 a.m. at the American Bank Center. Proceeds from this event will benefit student scholarships. For more information, go to sotu.tamucc.edu.

Thu, September 11, 2014 through Fri, October 10, 2014 - The Department of Art at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will presents the exhibition, “Kurt Dyrhaug: Wood Iron Steel,” from Thursday, Sept. 11, through Friday, Oct. 10, at the Weil Gallery located on the 1st floor of the Center for the Arts. Dyrhaug is a Beaumont, Texas-based sculptor whose work employs agricultural and nautical images taken from his experiences living in Minnesota and Southeast Texas. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Dr. Laura Petican at 361.825.5752.

Mon, September 15, 2014 through Wed, October 15, 2014 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Mary and Jeff Bell Library has created an online Guide for Hispanic Heritage Month (Monday, September 15th through Wednesday October 15th).  The Guide offers access to books, journals, databases, teaching resources and more! Check out library resources that celebrate our Hispanic heritage at http://tamucc.libguides.com/HHM2014. For more information, contact Jennifer Anderson at 361.825.3321; or by email, jennifer.anderson@tamucc.edu.

Mon, September 15, 2014 through Wed, October 15, 2014 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Mary and Jeff Bell Library will join the campus-wide celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with displays throughout the library. Displays will be available during the month (Monday, September 15, through Wednesday, Oct. 15) with books, films, and other resources that highlight the rich and diverse influence of the Hispanic and Latino community. For more information, contact Jennifer Anderson at 361.825.3321; or email jennifer.anderson@tamucc.edu

Tue, September 16, 2014 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Island Cultural Alliance and the University Center & Student Activities will celebrate our Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at the University Center East Lawn from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  This free event will include a performance by local artists Latin Talk, piñata challenges, and tasty food.  For more information contact Analicia Gonzales 361.825.2182 or email analicia.gonzales@tamucc.edu.  You can also contact Islander Cultural Alliance at 361.825.2539 or email ica@tamucc.edu

Wed, September 17, 2014 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will hold a Hector P. Garcia State Holiday Celebration with 50-year Tejano star and member of the Tejano R.O.O.T.S. Hall of Fame, Linda Escobar, who will honor the memory of Dr. Garcia by sharing stories about his significance to the community and to her family in particular. She will intersperse her tales with songs relevant to the good doctor’s memory. The event will be held on Wednesday, September 17 in OCNR 135 from 1 to 2 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Mexican American Studies Program, History Area, College of Liberal Arts, and the Provost.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more information contact Anthony Quiroz at 361.825.5985 or e-mail anthony.quiroz@tamucc.edu.

Thu, September 18, 2014 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Bilingual Education Student Organization will host a Pasarela Mexico fashion show on Thursday, Sept. 18, in the Island Hall Gym (time TBA). The fashion show will feature traditional Mexican dresses, folklorico dancers, and traditional mariachi music. For more information, please contact Ana Escobedo at beso.tamucc@gmail.com.

Sun, September 21, 2014 through Sat, September 27, 2014 - The Mary and Jeff Bell Library at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will celebrate Banned Books Week from Sunday, Sept. 21, through Saturday, Sept. 27. Visit the library’s banned books display and exercise your freedom of speech by writing down your thoughts about banned books, censorship, tolerance, truth, and reason. For more information, contact Jennifer Anderson at 361.825.3321; or email at jennifer.anderson@tamucc.edu.

Wed, September 24, 2014 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Music Department presents its first concert series to celebrate our Hispanic heritage.  The first concert, Caribbean Night with The South Texas Chamber Players, will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. The distinguished string faculty of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will join internationally recognized artists from South Texas. The concert will feature works inspired by Caribbean rhythms and sounds. This event is free and open to the public.  For more information, please contact Melissa Melendez at melissaviola1@gmail.com.

Thu, September 25, 2014 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Multicultural Greek Council and Islander Cultural Alliance will dance the night away during a “Latin Ballroom Dance Night” on Thursday, Sept. 25, from 6 - 7:30 p.m. in the Hector P. Garcia Plaza to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. This free event will have fun music, dance lessons, and snacks. For more information contact Analicia Gonzales 361.825.2182; or by email, analicia.gonzales@tamucc.edu. You can also contact Islander Cultural Alliance at 361.825.2539; or email, ica@tamucc.edu or Multicultural Greek Council at mgc@tamucc.edu.

Thu, September 25, 2014 - The Mary and Jeff Bell Library at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will host its annual Open House event on Thursday, Sept. 25, from 1-4 p.m. Participants can take part in a scavenger hunt, enter a superhero costume contest and help select the next library bookmark design. The event will occur during Banned Books Week, so be sure to visit the banned books display and keep a look-out for your favorite Banned Book characters brought to life. For more information, contact Jennifer Anderson at 361.825.3321; or email at jennifer.anderson@tamucc.edu.

Thu, September 25, 2014 - Come out and join the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islander Alumni Association and Career Services for the networking mixer of the year on Thursday, Sept. 25, at 5:30 p.m. at the Islander Art Gallery, located in the Hamlin Shopping Center, 4024 Weber Road. Looking for a new opportunity or to grow your career network? Come meet other Islander Alumni, recruiters, and get advice from Career Services on how to spruce up your resume and interviewing skills. Bring your business cards, your resume, and get ready to mix and mingle.  For additional information, contact Lori Garza with the Islander Alumni Relations office at 361.825.2352.

Sat, September 27, 2014 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Music Department presents its second concert series to celebrate our Hispanic heritage.  This second concert, ¡Vivan Los Niños!, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 27  at 5 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center located on campus.  This concert will feature a performance by young talented musicians from our community. Join us in a fun sing along of Las Mañanitas at the end of the presentation and honor our Hispanic heritage and culture through the music performed by these talented children.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Melissa Melendez at melissaviola1@gmail.com

Wed, October 01, 2014 through Mon, October 13, 2014 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Spanish Program in the College of Liberal Arts and Dr. Cristina Ortiz will host showings of films from a variety of countries in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.  Films will be shown Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 4:30 p.m. in Center for Instruction, room 128; Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. in Island Hall, room 164; and Monday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. in Island Hall, room 164. This event is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Dr. Cristina Ortiz at 361.825.6009; or email cristinaortiz@tamucc.edu.

Wed, October 01, 2014 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Islander Cultural Alliance and the University Center Commons Programming will host a big game of Loteria to celebrate of Hispanic Heritage Month. Join us at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1, in the Hector P. Garcia Plaza to play some Mexican bingo.  Play for fun prizes while you laugh with friends and enjoy your dinner.  For more information, contact Analicia Gonzales at 361.825.2182 or email analicia.gonzales@tamucc.edu. You can also contact Islander Cultural Alliance at 361.825.2539; or email ica@tamucc.edu.

Thu, October 02, 2014 - Join Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi professors, Dr. Javier Villarreal and Mr. Juan M. Pérez, for a Poetry Reading to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on Thursday, Oct. 2, from 2 to 3 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the Mary and Jeff Bell Library. The two poets will read in both English and Spanish their latest works, from romantic poetry to Chupacabra Haikus. For more information contact Dr. J. Villarreal at 361.825.2698.

Thu, October 02, 2014 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s  SOAR will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on Thursday, October 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in University Center Lonestar Room 142. SOAR will host a walk-through exhibit featuring Hispanic contributions to the sciences throughout history. The event will also highlight the Hispanic struggle for equal educational opportunities and continue with the major contributions of Hispanic scientists to all areas of the scientific community. This event is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Leslee Schauer at Leslee.Schauer@tamucc.edu

Thu, October 02, 2014 through Fri, October 03, 2014 - The School of Arts, Media and Communication (SAMC) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and the Corpus Christi Concert Ballet will host the 15th annual Bailando Dance Festival Adjudication Concerts on Thursday, Oct. 2, and Friday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. The public is invited to attend the adjudicated performances where a panel of experts will critique the work of choreographers from all over the state of Texas. On Friday evening, special guests will include principle dancers from Ballet Austin, Ad Deum Dance Company from Houston, and Urban Souls Dance Company from Houston. Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 students, and can be purchased at www.ccbailando.com or the box office one hour prior to the performance. For more information, go to www.ccbailando.com; or contact Jilissa Cotten at 361.825.3296 or e-mail dance@ccbailando.com.

Fri, October 03, 2014 through Sat, October 04, 2014 - The School of Arts, Media and Communication (SAMC) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and the Corpus Christi Concert Ballet will host the 15th annual Bailando Dance Festival master classes on Friday, Oct. 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Dugan Wellness Center and Island Hall. Classes will be offered in a variety of dance styles from teachers and professionals from across Texas. For registration and pricing information, and a full schedule, go to www.ccbailando.com; or contact Jilissa Cotten at 361.993.3262; or e-mail dance@ccbailando.com.

Sat, October 04, 2014 - The School of Arts, Media and Communication (SAMC) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and the Corpus Christi Concert Ballet will host the 15th annual Bailando Dance Festival Gala Celebration Concert on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Select performances from the adjudication concerts will be showcased as well as performances by the hosts of the festival, Corpus Christi Concert Ballet, and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Island Dance Company. Special guests will include principle dancers from Ballet Austin, Ad Deum Dance Company from Houston, and Urban Souls Dance Company from Houston. Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 students, and can be purchased at www.ccbailando.com or the box office one hour prior to the performance. For more information, go to www.ccbailando.com; or contact Jilissa Cotten ext. 3296; or e-mail dance@ccbailando.com.

Mon, October 06, 2014 through Fri, October 10, 2014 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will present a First Year Islanders (FYI) Writing Exhibit from Monday, Oct. 6, through Friday, Oct. 10, (location pending) 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. as part of the Hispanic Heritage Month events.  This exhibit will showcase the narratives of diverse students in the First Year Composition and First Year Seminar to show the writing style of students. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Andrea Montalvo-Hamid at andrea.montalvo@tamucc.edu.

Tue, October 07, 2014 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the Student Nurses Association will hold a Health Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Dugan Wellness Center as part of Hispanic Heritage Month.  Nursing students and faculty will check blood pressure, BMI and blood sugar, A1c and cholesterol levels (first 50), and offer educational information on diabetes, high cholesterol, and hypertension. There will also be a healthy cooking demonstration by the Texas A&M Health Science Center's Coastal Bend Health Education Center.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Petra Martinez at 361.825.2264 or email petra.martinez@tamucc.edu.

Tue, October 07, 2014 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Gay Straight Alliance will host a screening of the film “Gay Latino L.A.: Coming of Age” in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the Welcome Center. The film is a docu-drama journey into adulthood of three young men and their search for identity while dealing with issues of family, hyper masculinity, religion, culture, and life in Los Angeles. This event is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Courtney Beeksma at cbeeksma@islander.tamucc.edu.

Thu, October 09, 2014 - Graduate students from the University of Texas-El Paso, the University of Texas-San Antonio, Michigan State University, and Arizona State University will present on their current research in the areas of culture, literature, and rhetoric of the border at the Borderlands Conference on Thursday, Oct. 9, in Performing Arts Center lobby. The first session will be held from 11 a.m. to noon; the second session will be held from 2-3 p.m. Participants will offer 15-minute presentations followed by a 10-minute question-and-answer period during each of two sessions. The event will be hosted by Dr. Eduardo Ruiz. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact eduardo.ruiz@tamucc.edu.

Thu, October 09, 2014 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Spanish Program in the College of Liberal Arts and Dr. Melissa Culver will host a Read-A-Thon where faculty, staff and students will read short excerpts of literary works by Spanish, Spanish American and U.S. Latino authors.  The Read-A-Thon event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 9 in the Performing Arts Center lobby from 12:30. to 1:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Melissa Culver at 361.825.2580; or email melissa.culver@tamucc.edu.

Tue, October 14, 2014 through Tue, December 09, 2014 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Office of Community Outreach will offer the Basics of Saltwater Fly Fishing class from Tuesday, Oct. 14, through Tuesday, Dec. 9. Fly fishing is growing in popularity every day in South Texas because of the diverse fisheries located up and down the Gulf Coast.  Some of the most preeminent fly fishing areas in the world are in our own back yard.  Our stretch of coast offers many different angling opportunities, from super skinny flats for big redfish to offshore fly fishing for even bigger pelagic species. This introductory course will cover a variety of techniques, tools, and methods used in tying common saltwater patterns, as well as basic fly casting techniques, and local fishing tactics. The cost is $120 for eight two-hour sessions. Online registration and further information can be found at http://outreach.tamucc.edu/outdoor/flyfishing/index.html; or contact Joe Miller at 361.825.5967; or by email, joseph.miller@tamucc.edu.

Sat, October 25, 2014 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Parents' Council invites all parents to attend the Parents’ Council Brunch and Lecture event on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 10:30 a.m. in the Dugan Wellness Center/Island Hall Gym as part of the fall 2014 Parents’ Weekend. Come out and enjoy meeting the top University executives. Learn about our cutting-edge programs and ways the Parents' Council is involved in improving our students' college experiences. Go to http://parentscouncil.tamucc.edu/parentsweekend/ for details and to RSVP for the event. For more information regarding Parents’ Council, email parents.council@tamucc.edu; or call 361.825.3890.

Thu, November 13, 2014 - Join Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and the Art Museum of South Texas’ annual Gala, Gotta Lovett, featuring Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Group on Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center, 402 Harbor Drive in Corpus Christi. The VIP party begins at 6 p.m. and the gala at 7 p.m. Enjoy a unique evening of music and festivities in an intimate setting while supporting the arts in South Texas. Individual tickets are $300. Table sponsorships are available. For more information, contact Sara Morgan or Vicki Beck at 361.825.3500.

Thu, November 20, 2014 - Join community and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi leaders for the Corpus Christi: 2020 Luncheon at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz Center, 402 Harbor Drive, to recognize achievements that have made Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and the City of Corpus Christi a success and have shaped a bright future for us all. Economist Dr. Ray Perryman will serve as the keynote speaker.