Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Calendar of Events

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Fri, January 24, 2014 through Sun, May 11, 2014 - Tickets for the 2014 Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders softball season are now on sale. This season, the tickets are flexible and will allow fans to utilize their tickets for all games located at Chapman Field. This means fans who can't attend a game are welcome to use those tickets at another Islanders' home game. To purchase tickets, call 361.825.2255; or click HERE to order online

Fri, January 24, 2014 through Sun, May 11, 2014 - Tickets for the 2014 Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders baseball season are now on sale. This season, the tickets are flexible and will allow fans to utilize their tickets for all games located at Chapman Field. If you can't attend one home game, you can use those tickets at another game throughout the 2014 season. To purchase tickets, call 361.825.2255; or click HERE to order online.

Fri, February 21, 2014 through Sun, May 04, 2014 - “Ansel Adams: Western Exposure” will be on exhibit at the Art Museum of South Texas through Sunday, May 4. The exhibition encompasses 145 photos by Adams, some of which have rarely, if ever, been shown publicly; his drawings; his large format 8x10 view camera; and memorabilia that belonged to him.  Adams (1902-1984) is considered one of the most renowned photographers of the twentieth century, best known for his black-and-white photos of the American West. The exhibition is curated by Adams’ daughter-in-law, Jeanne Falk Adams.  The Art Museum of South Texas, affiliated with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, is the only venue in Texas to display “Ansel Adams: Western Exposure.”

Tue, March 18, 2014 through Sun, May 11, 2014 - The Department of Art at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will present the Oso Bay Biennial XVIII: Merger Exhibition from Tuesday, March 18, through Sunday, May 11, at the Art Museum of South Texas in the Hick’s Gallery. This year’s Biennial is exhibiting the artwork of nine students from both Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Del Mar College. The artwork, titled “Merger,” is a part of the week-long festival that provides enriching events to a region thirsting for cultural opportunities that demonstrate the diversity of documentary photography, and linking students, photographers and educators from schools across Texas and beyond in creativity and collaboration. Exhibition hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibition is free for University students, museum members, or children under 12; $6 for military/seniors; and $8 for adults. For more information, contact Barbra Riley at 361.825.2368; or Deborah Fullerton at 361.825.3505.

Fri, April 11, 2014 through Thu, May 15, 2014 - Register now for all classes (Maymester, Summer I and II, August Minimester, and Fall semesters) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Maymester classes begin on Thursday, May 15. For more information, go to http://www.tamucc.edu/.

Fri, April 18, 2014 through Fri, April 25, 2014 - The Department of Art at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will present Christyn Overstake’s Masters of Fine Arts Exhibition “Convergence: Investigations in Material and Form” from Friday, April 18, through Friday, April 25, at the Islander Art Gallery, located in the Hamlin Center at 4024 Weber Road.  An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Friday, April 18, from 6–9 p.m. “Convergence” is a collection of sculpture comprised of fabricated metal works as well as experimental metal castings. Overstake's work calls into question the contemporary understanding of the difference between "hand-made" and "mass-produced" objects. Through the application of industrial production methods to unique, one-of-a-kind objects, she exposes the fallacy of the post-industrial society. Islander Art Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, contact Overstake at 503.421.4262; or email christyn_overstake@yahoo.com.

Sat, April 19, 2014 through Fri, May 23, 2014 - The Department of Art at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will present Courtney N. Bracco’s Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, titled “Discarded: Exquisite Remnants,” from Saturday, April 19, through Friday, May 23, at KSpace Contemporary, located at 415D Starr St. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Saturday, April 19, from 6–9 p.m. Bracco, a mixed media artist and designer, was raised in South Texas, which remains a holdfast of blue collar traditions. “Discarded: Exquisite Remnants” includes mixed media works using photography, metal, ink, and paint to explore this subject. Her work draws from her experiences as a designer and her adolescent years spent around her grandfather and father's fabrication business. KSpace is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Bracco at cnbracco@gmail.com.

Thu, April 24, 2014 - The Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation in association with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Department of English, presents Women's Health, History, and Transformation:  An Evening of Poetry, on Thursday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the Engineering Building, room 106.  Texas A&M-Corpus Christi students, faculty, and members of the Coastal Bend community will read from the upcoming debut of the Switchgrass Review, and an open mic will follow. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Robin Carstensen at 361.825.3627.

Thu, April 24, 2014 - The Department of Music at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will present the String Studio Recital on Thursday, April 24, at 5 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature Texas A&M-Corpus Christi string students on violin, viola, and cello performing pieces from the standard repertoire. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Music Department at 361.825.5523.

Thu, April 24, 2014 through Fri, May 02, 2014 - The Department of Art at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will present Alex Cooper's Master of Fine Arts Exhibition “Alex Cooper: Unbound Harmonics” from Thursday, April 24, through Friday, May 2, in the Weil Art Gallery, located on the first floor of the Center for the Arts. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, April 24, from 6–9 p.m. “Unbound Harmonics” examines the power of sound waves within music through the creation of drawings and sculptures by music. Weil Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Cooper at acooper4@islander.tamucc.edu.

Fri, April 25, 2014 through Sun, April 27, 2014 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders men’s tennis team will be participating in the Southland Conference Tournament at the Thomas J. Henry Center on Friday, April 25, through Sunday, April 27. Tickets are free for students and spectators. For more information, go to www.GoIslanders.com.

Fri, April 25, 2014 through Sun, April 27, 2014 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders women’s tennis team will be participating in the Southland Conference Tournament at the Thomas J. Henry Center on Friday, April 25, through Sunday, April 27. Tickets are free for students and spectators. For more information, go to www.GoIslanders.com.

Fri, April 25, 2014 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders baseball team will take on the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles at Chapman Field on Friday, April 25, at 6 p.m. Tickets start at $5; and students get in free with a SandDollar$ ID. For more information, call 361.825.2255 (BALL) to purchase tickets to the game.

Sat, April 26, 2014 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islander Ring Ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 26, at 3 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. The ring ceremony is a campus tradition and receipt of the ring signifies that the student has completed 75+ hours and is close to becoming an Islander Alumni. Immediately following the Islander Ring Ceremony is the new University tradition, the “Islander Ring Wish” tradition. Inside each ring box, students received a sand dollar that symbolizes their future goals and dreams. After the ring ceremony, students walk to Lee Plaza and toss their SandDollars into the Lee Plaza fountain. Family and friends are also part of this new tradition and will line the path leading to Lee Plaza. All ring ceremony participants are granted associate membership into the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi National Alumni Association. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Lori Garza at 361.825.2352; or email lori.garza@tamucc.edu.

Sat, April 26, 2014 through Sat, August 09, 2014 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Community Outreach is launching a new line of courses called “Young Professionals” to be held on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon beginning Saturday, April 26, through Saturday, Aug. 9, on the University campus. These are non-credit classes that include Introduction to Self-Publishing, Personal Finance and Legal Pitfalls for the Young Professional, and Business Writing in the Electronic Age. All classes are taught by local attorney John Lamerson. The cost for each course is $125; or $312.50 for all three courses. The course schedule is as follows:

  • Saturday, April 26, through Saturday, May 17: Introduction to Self-Publishing                     
  • Saturday, June 14, through Saturday, July 12:  Personal Finance and Legal Pitfalls for Young Professionals                             
  • Saturday, July 19, through Saturday, Aug. 9:  Business Writing in the Electronic Age                                          
For more information, contact Joe Miller at 361.825.5967; or go to http://outreach.tamucc.edu/Youth/YoungProfessionals/index.html\

Sat, April 26, 2014 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders baseball team will take on the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles at Chapman Field on Saturday, April 26, at 5 p.m. Tickets start at $5; and students get in free with a SandDollar$ ID. For more information, call 361.825.2255 (BALL) to purchase tickets to the game.

Sat, April 26, 2014 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders softball team will take on Sam Houston State with a double header at Chapman Field on Saturday, April 26, at 1–3 p.m. Tickets start at $5; and students get in free with a SandDollar$ ID. For more information, call 361.825.2255 (BALL) to purchase tickets to the game.

Sun, April 27, 2014 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders baseball team will take on the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles at Chapman Field on Sunday, April 27, at 1 p.m. Tickets start at $5; and students get in free with a SandDollar$ ID. For more information, call 361.825.2255 (BALL) to purchase tickets to the game.

Sun, April 27, 2014 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders softball team will take on the Sam Houston State Bearkats at Chapman Field on Sunday, April 27, at noon. Please join us for Senior Day as we honor our senior softball players in their last home game. Tickets start at $5; and students get in free with a SandDollar$ ID. For more information, call 361.825.2255 (BALL) to purchase tickets to the game.

Tue, April 29, 2014 through Sat, April 05, 2014 - The Department of Art at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will present Robin Baker's Master of Fine Arts Exhibition “Robin Baker: Anthropocentric” from Tuesday, April 29, through Monday, May 5, at the Islander Art Gallery, located in the Hamlin Center at 4024 Weber Road. A reception for the exhibition will be held on Friday, May 2, from 4:30–7:30 p.m. “Anthropocentric” is a sculptural exhibition which draws attention to humanity's relationship with nature. Baker juxtaposes human anatomical forms and natural materials to imply an interaction between humanity and nature and to explore the ways in which the relationship has changed. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, contact Baker at 859.338.8953; or email rbb8257@gmail.com.

Wed, April 30, 2014 - The Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will present the Island Dance Demo, “Kicking It Up,” on Wednesday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.  Tickets are $10 for Adults, $6.50 for students, and $5 for Texas A&M-Corpus Christi students with a valid SandDollar$ ID. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at http://cla.tamucc.edu/theatre/ or in person at the Performing Arts Center box office the night of the show at 6:30 p.m.  The house opens at 7 p.m. for general seating and show starts promptly at 7:30p.m. For more information, contact Olivia Ross at 361.825.3756.

Wed, April 30, 2014 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders softball team will take on the Houston Cougars at Chapman Field on Wednesday, April 30, at 3 p.m. It’s dollar hot dog day at Chapman Field. Tickets start at $5; and students get in free with a SandDollar$ ID. For more information, call 361.825.2255 (BALL) to purchase tickets to the game.

Fri, May 02, 2014 - South Texas Cinematheque and the Media Production Track of the Department of Communication and Media at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will host a screening of the documentary “The Hip-Hop Fellow” on Friday, May 2, at 7 p.m. at the Art Museum of South Texas, 1902 N Shoreline Blvd. The “Hip-Hop Fellow” is a 78-minute documentary following Grammy Award-winning producer 9th Wonder's tenure at Harvard University. The screening is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a question-and-answer session with filmmaker, Kenneth Price. Price is an award-winning filmmaker and Associate Producer at Red Storm Entertainment (creators of the Ghost Recon Game Franchise). For more information, go to www.facebook.com/southtexascinema, www.facebook.com/tamucc.mediaproduction, or www.theharvardfellow.com.

Sat, May 03, 2014 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islander Alumni Association and the Islanders Athletics programs will be showing their Islander pride by participating in the Buc Days Illuminated light parade on Saturday, May 3, starting at 8 p.m. The parade is free and open to the public. Remember to show your support for the Island University by cheering on your Islanders. For more information about the Buc Days Parade, contact Lori Garza at 361.825.2352; email lori.garza@tamucc.edu; or go to http://bucdays.com.

Sun, May 04, 2014 - The School of Arts, Media, and Communication (SAMC) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will host its second annual SAMC Awards, “A Night of Celebration and Performance,” on Sunday, May 4, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.  A pre-party with red carpet photographs will begin at 6 p.m. Awards will be presented to alumni, faculty, and students from the departments of Art, Communication & Media, Music, and Theatre & Dance. Performances will feature current Islanders and alumni. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, go to http://samc.tamucc.edu/.

Fri, May 09, 2014 through Thu, May 15, 2014 - The Department of Art at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will present Erika McIlnay’s Master of Fine Arts exhibition titled “Intersection Between Strength and Fragility” from Friday, May 9, through Thursday, May 15, at the Islander Art Gallery, is located in the Hamlin Center at 4024 Weber Road. A reception for the exhibition will be held on Thursday, May 15, from 6–9 p.m. The exhibition is based on the inherent tensions in materials and the notion of preservation as explored through personal objects and emotion. The ‘intersection’ is a conceptual point of reference within the artist, where associations with objects and memories are protected. Material, form, and content merge to create a message, which moves beyond the ‘I’ toward a shared experience of strength, fragility, and what exists ‘in-between.’ Islander Art Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, contact McIlnay at 630.415.9210; or email erikamcilnay@yahoo.com.

Fri, May 09, 2014 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders baseball team will take on the Lamar University Cardinals at Chapman Field on Friday, May 9, at 6 p.m. Tickets start at $5; and students get in free with a SandDollar$ ID. For more information, call 361.825.2255 to purchase tickets to the game.

Sat, May 10, 2014 - Volunteers are needed for an oyster reef restoration event that the Department of Life Sciences and the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will host on Saturday, May 10, from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. at Goose Island State Park, 202 Palmetto St. in Rockport. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes (old tennis shoes are perfect), and clothes that can get wet/dirty. Volunteers will be given free T-shirts. For more information, contact Jennifer Pollack at 361.825.2041; or email jennifer.pollack@tamucc.edu; or go to http://www.oysterrecycling.org/.

 

Sat, May 10, 2014 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders baseball team will take on the Lamar University Cardinals at Chapman Field on Saturday May 10, at 6 p.m. Tickets start at $5; and students get in free with a SandDollar$ ID. For more information, call 361.825.2255 to purchase tickets to the game.

Sun, May 11, 2014 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders baseball team will take on the Lamar University Cardinals at Chapman Field on Sunday May 11, at 1 p.m. Tickets start at $5; and students get in free with a SandDollar$ ID. For more information, call 361.825.2255 to purchase tickets to the game.

Sat, May 17, 2014 -  Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will hold two spring commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 17, at the American Bank Center Arena.

  • The first ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. for the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Science and Engineering.
  •  The second ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. for the College of Business, the College of Education, and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Keynote speaker will be the Honorable Juan M. Garcia III, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs. For more information, go to http://commencement.tamucc.edu/.

Mon, June 09, 2014 through Fri, June 13, 2014 - The Department of Art at Texas A&MUniversity-Corpus Christi will hold its “Design on the Island: Graphic DesignSummer Camp” for junior high students from Monday, June 9, through Friday, June13. For more information, go to http://cla.tamucc.edu/art.

Mon, June 09, 2014 through Fri, June 13, 2014 - The Department of Music at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will present the annual Islander Band Camp from Monday, June 9, through Friday, June 13. Islander Band Camp offers middle school, junior high and high school students the opportunity to come to the "Island University" for a week of music and fun. The camp is open to all students with at least one year of experience on a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument. Classes consist of group lessons, sectionals, full ensemble rehearsals, and basic music theory and history. Students will also enjoy activities each day, including recreational events and recitals. The application can be found at http://cla.tamucc.edu/music/camps/bandcamp.html. Resident camper deadline is Friday, May 23, and the Commuter Camper deadline is Monday, June 2. For more information, contact Olivia Ross at 361.825.3756; or email olivia.ross@tamucc.edu.

Mon, June 16, 2014 through Fri, June 20, 2014 - The Department of Art at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will hold its “Design on the Island: Graphic Design Summer Camp” for high school students from Monday, June 16, through Friday, June 20. For more information, go to http://cla.tamucc.edu/art.

Tue, June 24, 2014 through Fri, June 27, 2014 - The Department of Art at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi presents the annual “Summer Art Institute” from Tuesday, June 24 to Friday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Institute is designed for high school students interested in the fine arts and will give participants the opportunity to work in the Department of Art studios at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Disciplines to be covered include ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, and painting, and will be taught by faculty and graduate students in the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Center for the Arts. For a copy of the application, schedule, and for more information, please visit us at http://cla.tamucc.edu/art/gallery/youth.html or contact Dr. Laura Petican, Gallery Director, at 361.825.5752 or Laura.Petican@tamucc.edu.

Sat, July 12, 2014 through Fri, July 18, 2014 - The Department of Music at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will present the annual Coastal Bend String Camp from Saturday, July 12, through Friday, July 18, in the Center for the Arts building. This summer’s camp will be organized into two camps: String Camp, and Suzuki Camp.

  • The String Camp will take place Saturday, July 12, through Friday, July 18, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  •  The Suzuki Camp will take place Monday, July 14, through Friday, July 18, from 9 a.m. to noon.
The String & Suzuki Camps will present a final concert on Friday, July 18, at 7 p.m. For information, go to http://cla.tamucc.edu/music/camps/CoastalBendStringCamp.html. Camper application deadline is Monday, June 9. For more information, contact Olivia Ross at 361.825.3756; or email Olivia.Ross@tamucc.edu.

Mon, July 21, 2014 through Fri, July 25, 2014 - The Department of Music at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites students to attend the inaugural year of Islander Sound Waves: Summer Camp for Singers. Camp will take place on the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi campus from Monday, July 21, through Friday, July 25, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Islander Sound Waves is a five-day summer camp for high school singers in grades 9 through 12. All students will have the opportunity to participate in a Private Voice Lesson, Acting for Singers, Foreign Language Diction, College Audition Workshop, Vocal Health Class, Sight-Singing Practice, All State Music preparation, and more. Students will work with the excellent University’s voice and choral faculty, as well as guest artists and directors. Celebrate the closing of camp week by performing in the University’s state of the art Performing Arts Center. The full Sound Waves choir, Acting for Singers classes, and winners of the Solo Competition will be featured in this Final Concert. To access an application, go to http://cla.tamucc.edu/music/camps/IslanderSoundWaves; or see your high school choral director. Tuition discounts are offered for both TMEA All-State and area choir members. The deadline for camper application and waivers is Tuesday, June 10. For more information, contact Dr. Hope Thacker at 361.825.3943; or email hope.thacker@tamucc.edu.