Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Calendar of Events

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Fri, July 31, 2015 through Sun, September 13, 2015 - The Biennial Art Faculty exhibition runs 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 Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Art Department. 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. The exhibit 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 361.8253505.

Mon, August 03, 2015 through Tue, September 15, 2015 - Islanders in the Library is a digital presentation of over 350 photographs taken of student life and activities at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The presentation will run continuously from Monday, Aug. 3 through Tuesday, Sept. 15, in the downstairs atrium of the Mary and Jeff Bell Library, during regular library hours. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, call Jeff Janko at 361.825.2588; or email jeff.janko@tamucc.edu.

Fri, August 21, 2015 through Wed, September 30, 2015 - Career Services at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is asking for donations of gently used men’s and women’s office apparel, that will be sold at a deep discount to students at the Get the Job Fashion Show and Business Suit Sale on Thursday, Oct. 1, from 1-4 p.m. in the University Center, Lone Star Ballroom. Money collected from the sale benefits Delta Sigma Pi, the business fraternity. Clothing donations can be dropped off from now until Wednesday, Sept. 30 at the Career Services office, room 304, in the University Center. For more information, call 361.825.2628.

Fri, September 04, 2015 through Thu, October 15, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Harte Research Institute is excited announce the BLUE Gulf Film Competition. BLUE Gulf’s mission is to engage the Gulf of Mexico Community through education and film and to showcase the work of local filmmakers. If you have a short film addressing an ocean or coastal issue concerning the Gulf of Mexico, from your own backyard to the deep sea, consider entering it into the BLUE Gulf Film Competition. Winners will have their films shown at the BLUE on Tour – Corpus Christi Film Festival in January 2016. The BLUE Gulf team is accepting films through Wednesday, October 15. For details, rules and submission forms, visit the BLUE Gulf Film Competition website.

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.

Fri, September 04, 2015 through Sun, October 25, 2015 - The Islander Gallery welcomes I Have No Magic Yet, featuring prints and multi-media works by Texas-based artists Jeffrey Dell, Adam Palmer, and Jon Vogt. The exhibition will be open to the public on Friday, Sept. 4, from noon to 6 p.m. There will be a panel discussion on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 4:30-6 p.m., followed by an opening reception from 6-8 p.m. The Islander Gallery is located at 4024 Weber Rd., in the Hamlin Shopping Center, and is affiliated with at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Admission is free and open to the public. The exhibition will run until Sunday, Oct. 25, during the gallery’s normal business hours. For more information, contact Dr. Laura Petican at 361.825.5752.

Sat, September 12, 2015 - Join the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islander Green Team in building garden boxes for the Islander Green Gardens on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 11 a.m. The event should last no longer than two hours. The garden is located at the end of the first entrance to campus. The event is open to all, including the public, students, faculty and staff. Wear outdoor clothes; tools, gloves, and water will be provided. For more information, contact Nathan Galvan at 361.825.5585.

Mon, September 14, 2015 - Tickets will go on sale to the public on Monday, Sept. 14, for the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Distinguished Speaker Series featuring Bill Nye. The Distinguished Speaker Series will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Known as the Emmy Award-winning Television Host of “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” Nye is also a Scientist, an Engineer, Comedian, Author, and Inventor, who works to help people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work. Ticket prices will range from $28-$148. VIP seating is also available. To read more about Bill Nye or learn about the Distinguished Speaker Series, go to http://dss.tamucc.edu/.

Tue, September 15, 2015 through Thu, October 15, 2015 - The Mary and Jeff Bell Library at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has created an online Guide for Hispanic Heritage Month. 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 email jennifer.anderson@tamucc.edu.

Tue, September 15, 2015 through Thu, October 15, 2015 - The Mary and Jeff Bell Library at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will join the campus-wide celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with displays throughout the Library. Displays will be available Tuesday, Sept. 15, through Thursday, 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 15, 2015 - The Islander Cultural Alliance, the University Center, and Student Activities at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will celebrate our Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff on Tuesday, Sept. 15, in the University Center, Anchor Ballroom from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This event will introduce a performance by local artists, pinata challenges, and tasty food. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Amy Kotuski at 361.825.2231 or email amy.kotuski@tamucc.edu. You can also contact Islander Cultural Alliance at 361.825.2539; or email ica@tamucc.edu.

Tue, September 15, 2015 - The Islander Cultural Alliance, the University Center, and Student Activities at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will celebrate our Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff on Tuesday, September 15, in the University Center, Anchor Ballroom from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This event will introduce a performance by local artists, pinata challenges, and tasty food. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Amy Kotuski at 361.825.2231 or email amy.kotuski@tamucc.edu. You can also contact Islander Cultural Alliance at 361.825.2539; or email ica@tamucc.edu.

Tue, September 15, 2015 through Thu, October 15, 2015 - To learn more about the numerous events happening during Hispanic Heritage Month at Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi, go to http://hispanicheritagemonth.tamucc.edu/.

Wed, September 16, 2015 through Wed, December 09, 2015 - The Continuing Education and Professional Development Department at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi offers a wide-range of personal and professional development courses that can be taken entirely online in short courses (6-weeks) at Instructor-led Professional Development. 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: Sept. 16, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, and Dec. 9. Please register before each start date. There is also a special site for Teacher Professional Development. For more information, contact Danell Reilly at 361.825.5751; or email continuing.ed@tamucc.edu.

Wed, September 16, 2015 - The Mexican American Studies Program, the History Area, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Provost's Office at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will celebrate the Dr. Hector P. Garcia State Holiday by hosting a discussion with guest speaker Dr. Maggie Rivas Rodriguez on Wednesday, September 16, from 2 – 3 p.m., in the University Center, Lone Star Ballroom B & C. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Anthony Quiroz at 361.825.5985; or email anthony.quiroz@tamucc.edu.

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.

Fri, September 18, 2015 through Sun, January 10, 2016 - The Art Museum of South Texas presents its newest exhibition, “Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Collection of Cheech Marin”, Friday, Sept. 18, through Saturday, Jan. 10, 2016. Marin, well known for his work in movies, television, and improvisational comedy will display 70 paintings by 29 artists from his renowned Chicano art collection. The exhibition also includes two Corpus Christi artists: Joe Pena, Assistant Professor for the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Ricardo Ruiz, an Islander alumnus. The collection can be viewed during regular museum hours, which are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 to 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 ext. 3515; or email karol.stewart@tamucc.edu

  • A “Gallery Walk” through the exhibition will be hosted by Cheech Marin on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 3 p.m. The “Gallery Walk” is open exclusively to local college and university art students. For more information, call 361.825.3504.
  • Join Dr. Carey Rote, Professor in the College of Liberal Arts at A&M-Corpus Christi, on Friday, Oct. 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. for a special “ArtWalk” exhibition tour through “Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Collection of Cheech Marin”, and “Studio Orbit: Peña and Ruiz”. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the works of art with Rote, Peña, and Ruiz.  For more information, call 361.825.3504.

Mon, September 21, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites you attend the Double Sharp Piano Duo” featuring Natasha Marin and Maria Demina on Monday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center as part of the “Furgason Bravo! Series – New Directions.” This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://pac.tamucc.edu/bravo.html; or contact Dr. Lari Young at 361.825.2787.

Tue, September 22, 2015 - The Mary and Jeff Bell Library at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and the Antonio E. Garcia Arts and Education Center will host a viewing of the first episode of “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History.” The episode is called Foreigners in Their Own Land 1565-1880. This event will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 6 p.m., at the Antonio E. Garcia Arts and Education Center, 2021 Agnes. Dr. Kelly Bezio will lead participants in an engaging discussion after the film. Refreshments and gallery exhibition will follow. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jennifer Anderson at 361.825.3321; or email jennifer.anderson@tamucc.edu.

Wed, September 23, 2015 - On behalf of the Spanish Program in the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, 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 Latina/o authors. The Read-A-Thon event will be held on Wednesday, September 23, from 12:30 p.m. – 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.

Thu, September 24, 2015 - The 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Concert Band, one of the finest military ensembles in the United States, is performing a free concert at the Performing Arts Center (PAC) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. 

Free tickets will be available beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at the PAC box office at 6300 Ocean Drive.

  • No phone orders or will call available.
  • Tickets must be picked up in person at box office.
  • Box office hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • LIMIT 4 TICKETS PER PERSON – first come first serve until all tickets have been claimed.
  • On Thursday, Sept. 24, the doors will be open for ticketed patrons at 7 p.m. Those without tickets will be seated in remaining seats at 7:15 p.m. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m.
  • For more information about ticketing, call the PAC at 361.825.2787.

Performing marches, overtures, traditional wind ensemble repertoire, instrumental solos, classical transcriptions, and patriotic favorites, the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Concert Band plays regularly throughout Southern California as well as the continental United States.

Fri, September 25, 2015 - You are welcome to join a public meeting hosted by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Lone Star UAS Center for Excellence & Innovation on Friday, Sept. 25, from 9-11 a.m. in the University Center, Anchor Ballroom. The FAA is supporting public meetings at each of the six FAA selected unmanned aircraft system (UAS) test sites. Faculty, staff, students, the general public and private sector are invited to join a discussion, ask questions and gain a better understanding of Unmanned Aircraft Systems and the research, development and testing happening at the Lone Star UAS test site.

Sat, September 26, 2015 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi College of Science and Engineering Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m in the University Center, Lonestar Ballroom 142AB. The symposium is now in its 14th year in promoting excellence in research and gives undergraduate students in COSE an opportunity to polish their presentation skills prior to the systems wide Pathways Research Symposium. The COSE/Sigma Xi Symposium is open to anyone who is interested in supporting A&M-Corpus Christi undergraduate science and engineering research students, while finding out about the latest scientific research being performed at TAMU-CC. For more information, contact Dr. Xavier Fonz Gonzales at 361.825.3824; or by email at Xavier.gonzales@tamucc.edu.

Sat, September 26, 2015 through Sat, October 31, 2015 - The Aerobics and Fitness Association of America is offering fitness certificates for anyone who is interesting in becoming certified. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi students, faculty and staff receive a 30% discount. Self-study is highly recommended prior to the workshops. The workshops will review material, and then a written and practical exam will be given at the end of the workshop. To register and for more information, go to http://www.afaa.com/; or call 1-877-968-7263 to receive the TAMU-CC discount.  

  • Primary Group Exercise Certification
    • Saturday, Sept. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 31
    • Regular Price: $299
  • Personal Trainer Certification
    • Friday, Oct. 23, 1-9:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24, and Sunday, Oct. 25, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Regular Price: $499, TAMU-CC price: $350

Sun, September 27, 2015 through Sat, October 03, 2015 - Banned Books Week, which runs Sunday, Sept. 27 through Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Mary and Jeff Bell Library is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. It highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community – students, staff, faculty, and readers of all types – in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. Visitors to the Bell Library during Banned Books Week will learn why many of their favorite books were banned. A large banned books display will be located in the downstairs atrium exhibit area. The display is free and open to staff, students, faculty and the public. For more information, email Jennifer Anderson at Jennifer.Anderson@tamucc.edu; or call 361.825.3321.

Tue, September 29, 2015 - An open house at the Mary and Jeff Library at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 29, from 1-4 p.m., during Banned Books Week. Visitors can interact with University theatre students dressed as characters from their favorite banned books. Additionally, guests are invited to come dressed as their own personal hero to participate in the Absolutely Incredible “My Hero” Costume Contest. Attendees will enjoy a scavenger hunt as they explore the library. The event is free and open to staff, students, faculty and the public. For more information, email Jennifer Anderson at Jennifer.Anderson@tamucc.edu; or call 361.825.3321.

Tue, September 29, 2015 - The College of Nursing and Health Sciences and Student Nurses Association at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will hold a health fair on Tuesday, September 29, from 9 a.m. to noon, in the University Center, Lonestar Ballroom. Nursing students and faculty will provide blood pressure, BMI and blood sugar screenings AIC/Cholesterol (first 50) and 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 Dr. Petra Martinez at 361.825.2264; or email petra.martinez@tamucc.edu.

Wed, September 30, 2015 - The Mary and Jeff Bell Library at Texas A&M University-Corpus Chrsiti will host a viewing of the third episode of “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History.” The episode is called War and Peace 1942-1954. The event will take place on Wednesday, September 30, in the University Center, Anchor Ballroom D at 4 p.m. Dr. Antony Quiroz will introduce the historical and cultural significance of the episode and lead a discussion after. Refreshments will follow. For more information, contact Jennifer Anderson at 361.825.3321; or email jennifer.anderson@tamucc.edu.

Wed, September 30, 2015 through Mon, October 12, 2015 - On behalf of the Spanish Program in the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Dr. Cristina Ortiz will host showings of films from a variety of Spanish-Speaking countries. Films will be shown in the University Center on Wednesday, Sept. 30, in Bayview 320, Tuesday, Oct. 6, in Jetty 123, and on Monday, Oct. 12, in Jetty 123. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Cristina Ortiz at 361.825.6009; or email cristina.ortiz@tamucc.edu.

Thu, October 01, 2015 - Join Dr. Javier Villarreal and Mr. Juan M. Perez for Hispanic poetry readings on Thursday, Oct.1, from 2 – 3 p.m., on the 2nd floor of the Mary and Jeff Bell Library at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The two poets will read in both English and Spanish their latest works, from romantic poetry to Chupacabra Haikus. For more information, contact Dr. Javier Villarreal at 361.825.2698.

Fri, October 02, 2015 - Dr. Carey Rote of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will lead a tour of Cheech Marin's Chicanitas exhibit at the Art Museum of South Texas on Friday, October 2, at 6 p.m. The Art Museum is located at 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd. These small paintings explore the unique identities of Mexican Americans based upon environmental, social and intellectual factors that impact upon their world. Refreshments will follow. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jennifer Anderson at 361.825.3321; or email jennifer.anderson@tamucc.edu.

Sat, October 03, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi College of Education will host a Science Fair Workshop on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Educational Center for Mathematics and Science building located in at the Early Childhood Development Center. The workshop will help educators and students of public, private, parochial, charter, and home schools, in grades 6-12, to prepare for their best ever science fair. It will include pointers from judges, teachers, and past winners, plus training on current procedures and regulations. The workshop costs $12 for adults, $8 for students, and includes continental breakfast and lunch. Register by Saturday, Sept. 26, at http://sciencefair.tamucc.edu. For more information, contact Dr. Tonya Jeffery at 361.825.2453; or email tonya.jeffery@tamucc.edu.

Mon, October 05, 2015 through Fri, October 09, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will present an FYI Writing Exhibit from Monday, October 5, through Friday, October 9, in the Faculty Center Atrium, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will also be a kick-off on Monday, October 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with light refreshments. This exhibit will showcase the narratives of diverse student in the First Year Composition and First Year Seminar to show the writing style of students at our Hispanic Serving Institution. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Andrea Montalvo-Hamid at andrea.montalvo@tamucc.edu.

Tue, October 06, 2015 - The Mary and Jeff Bell Library at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will host a viewing of the forth episode of “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History.” The episode is called The New Latinos 1946-1965. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 6, in University Center, Anchor Ballroom D at 6 p.m.  Dr. Claudia Rueda will explore the rich history of Corpus Christi's role in the struggle for civil rights. Refreshments will follow. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jennifer Anderson at 361.825.3321; or email jennifer.anderson@tamucc.edu.

Tue, October 06, 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.

  • Oct. 6, Emerald Beach Hotel
  • 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

Wed, October 07, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Music Department will present the Fiesta Concert with The South Texas Chamber Players on Wednesday, Oct.7, at 7:30 p.m., in the Performing Arts Center. The concert will include music from different parts of Latin America. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Melissa Melendez at melissaviola1@gmail.com.

Thu, October 08, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites you to view a special screening of the award-winning documentary “Camp 72,” on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Art Museum of South Texas at 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd. This documentary, directed by Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Seema Mathur-Hopkins, follows Gladys, a survivor of Liberia’s Civil War, on her quest for justice and healing. A question and answer session will follow the screening. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, go to www.camp72.com.

Thu, October 08, 2015 - The SOAR STEM Program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on Thursday, October 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the University Center, Anchor Ballroom. SOAR will host a panel discussion with Coastal Bend STEM professionals. This panel will elaborate on struggles faced and overcome to obtain their current success, as well as their future plans. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact John Washington at john.washington@tamucc.edu; or call 361.825.3199.

Fri, October 09, 2015 - The numbers of immigrants who have died trying to cross through South Texas has risen in the past decade. The South Texas Human Rights Project works to identify the dead and prevent this humanitarian crisis by placing water stations throughout the region. Eddie Canales will speak at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi on Friday, October 9, at 4 p.m., in the University Center, Jetty 123, about the organization he founded and its efforts to help the families of those who have gone missing. For more information, contact Dr. Claudia Rueda at 361.825.5858; or email claudia.rueda@tamucc.edu.

Mon, October 12, 2015 - Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi’s Music Department will present ¡Vivan Los Ninos! on Monday, October 12, at 5.p.m., in the Performing Arts Center. This concert will feature children from the Corpus Christi area performing music for string orchestra. Some young soloists will be featured. Come and enjoy an afternoon of fun music with our traditional Las Mananitas sing-along at the end of the concert. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Melissa Melendez at melissaviola1@gmail.com.

Tue, October 13, 2015 - Join Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi for a panel discussion about the Chicano Movement on Tuesday, October 13, at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Dr. Claudia Rueda at 361.825.5858; or email claudia.rueda@tamucc.edu.

Tue, October 13, 2015 - Join the Multicultural Greek Council and Islander Cultural Alliance at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi as they dance the night away on Tuesday, October 13, from 6 – 7:30 p.m., in the Hector P. Garcia Plaza. Latin Dance Night is free and includes fun music, dance lessons, and snacks. For more information, contact Amy Kotulski at 361.825.2231; or email amy.kotulski@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, October 15, 2015 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Young Business Professionals of the Coastal Bend will hold its Superhero Dinner fundraising event on Thursday, Oct. 15, from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Solomon P. Ortiz Center at 402 Harbor Drive. The event is for YBP to honor a superhero in our community. This year’s superhero is Rosie Collin, whose superhero name is Rosie the Revitalizer, based off of “Rosie the Riveter” from World War II and the 1940s. Collin works for the Port of Corpus Christi, and has previously worked for CITGO and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The event is open to the public. For more information, go to ybp.tamucc.edu.

Wed, October 21, 2015 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Distinguished Speaker Series featuring Bill Nye will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Known as the Emmy Award-winning Television Host of “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” Nye is also a Scientist, an Engineer, Comedian, Author, and Inventor, who works to help people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work. Ticket prices will range from $28-$148. VIP seating is also available. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Monday, Sept. 14. To read more about Bill Nye or learn about the Distinguished Speaker Series, go to http://dss.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.

Fri, October 23, 2015 - Dr. Israel Aguilar and Dr. Elsa Gonzalez, Assistant Professors in the Department of Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, will host a book talk on “Abriendo Puertas, Cerrando Heridas (Opening doors, closing wounds): Latinas/os Finding Work-Life Balance in Academia” on Friday, October 23, from 4 – 5 p.m., in the Center for Instruction room 112. The book uses a standpoint epistemology and theoretical framework of testimonios. Aguilar and Gonzalez, authors represented within the book, will discuss ways in which faculty balance life and work along the way toward tenure and promotion. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Israel Aguilar at Israel.aguilar@tamucc.edu.