Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Calendar of Events

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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.

Tue, October 07, 2014 through Tue, May 05, 2015 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi 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 University-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 Sept. to May on a rotating basis at Holiday Inn Downtown Marina, the Emerald Beach Hotel and the Bar-B-Q Man. See schedule below. Tickets for the luncheons will be available for $15 per person and can be purchased in advance online or by calling 361.825.2255. 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:

  • 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

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.

Thu, October 23, 2014 through Tue, December 02, 2014 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Office of Community Outreach will offer an LSAT Prep Course from Thursday, Oct. 23, through Tuesday, Dec. 2, on each Tuesday and Thursday from 6- 9 p.m. For more information, go to outreach.tamucc.edu; or call 361.825.3389.

Fri, November 14, 2014 - January and Spring Session 2015 Registration: Register now for January session and spring 2015 semester classes. January session classes begin on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.tamucc.edu/.

Thu, November 20, 2014 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islander Creative Writers and the English Department will hold a Poetry Reading featuring Octavio Quintanilla on Thursday, Nov. 20, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Bay Hall, room 104. A reception will begin at 6:30 p.m.; followed by a reading at 7 p.m. Quintanilla’s first book of poetry titled, “If I Go Missing,” was recently published and is receiving magnificent reviews. In this collection, Quintanilla measures displacement with language and grapples with the longing to begin a new, to return to what was left unsaid, undone. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Coordinator for the Creative Writing Program and Faculty Advisor for the Islander Creative Writers, Dr. Robin Carstensen, at robin.carstensen@tamucc.edu.

Thu, November 20, 2014 through Fri, November 21, 2014 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites you to participate the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International Conference of Ubiquitous Positioning, Indoor Navigation, and Location-Based Services 2014 on Thursday, Nov. 20, through Friday, Nov. 21, from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Omni Hotel, 900 N. Shoreline Blvd. This conference concentrates on the state-of-the-art solutions and techniques dealing with ubiquitous positioning, indoor navigation, and location-based services. “Google-scale indoor imagery and mapping” will be presented at the conference as one of the keynote speeches. The conference will feature leading experts from relevant industries and will provide an indispensable forum for networking with like-minded individuals, researchers, developers, and businesses. Whether you have specific fields of interest, would like to share your ideas, advertise your work or research, or just learn more about where technology is heading - this event is for you. Details of the technical program can be found on the conference web-page at http://upinlbs.tamucc.edu. Online registration is available at http://upinlbs.tamucc.edu/register/.

Fri, November 21, 2014 - The Department of Music and the School of Arts, Media & Communication at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will present the 14th Annual Holiday Gala Concert on Friday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature a variety of holiday favorites for the whole family. Pre-show lobby events will include activities for all ages. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for students; and free for children 10 and under. For more information, contact Courtney Noe at 361.825.5523 or go to cla.tamucc.edu/music.

Fri, November 21, 2014 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will hold its annual “Islander Lights” celebration on Friday, Nov. 21, at the Center for Instruction courtyard. The holiday festivities kick off at 5 p.m. with the Holiday Bash. Come enjoy games, crafts, inflatables, and dancing with the whole family. The entry fee is one new unwrapped toy per participant. The Marine Corps “Toys for Tots” toy drive will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., the switch will be thrown to illuminate the campus along Ocean Drive in Islander blue, green, and white lights. The evening, which will include a visit from Santa, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Amy Kotulski at amy.kotulski@tamucc.edu; or call 361.825.2231.

Mon, November 24, 2014 through Mon, December 01, 2014 - The University Galleries at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites all university faculty, students, alumni, and local artists to submit works for the 100 @100, the annual fall fundraiser at the Islander Art Gallery, 4024 Weber Road in Hamlin Shopping Center. This fundraiser will celebrate works of all genres including two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and mixed media. All works will be sold for $100 or less. Artists may submit up to five works. Artists will receive 60 percent of each sale. The remaining 40 percent will support the Visiting Artist program in the Department of Art at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Each artist must complete a “Loan and Possible Sale” contract. All work must be installation-ready and labeled with the artist’s name, title of the work, date, and medium. Artwork may be submitted at the Islander Art Gallery at the following times:

  • Monday, Nov. 24, from noon to 6 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 1, from noon to 6 p.m.

For more information, contact: Dr. Laura Petican, Gallery Director at 361.825.5752; or email, laura.petican@tamucc.edu.

Mon, November 24, 2014 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites you to come out and participate in the annual Turkey Trot on Wednesday, Nov. 24, at 5 p.m. at Hammerhead Parking Lot located on campus. Registration fee is one non-perishable food item. For more information, contact Josh Bowman at 361.825.2364.

Tue, November 25, 2014 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Kinesiology Department Exercise Testing and Prescription (KINE 4340) students will conduct an exercise symposium in the main hallway of Island Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 25, from 2-3:15 p.m.  Students will present posters depicting how exercise can be prescribed to help prevent and mitigate the effects of common ailments like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity. Presentations will also show how exercise can be effectively and safely applied to other populations such as children, the elderly, and those who are pregnant. All are welcome to visit with the students and ask questions.  For more information, call Dr. Don Melrose at 361.825.2811; or email don.melrose@tamucc.edu.

Sun, November 30, 2014 through Fri, December 05, 2014 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Mary and Jeff Bell Library will participate in the Corpus Christi Food Bank’s Share Your Christmas Fine Amnesty Food Drive from Sunday, Nov. 30, through Friday, Dec. 5, during Library hours of operation. The Library will forgive $2 in overdue fines for students, staff, faculty, and community users for each food item they contribute to the drive. All food items will be donated to the Food Bank of Corpus Christi. For more information, contact Jeff Janko at 361.825.2588; or email Jeffrey.Janko@tamucc.edu.

Tue, December 02, 2014 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Department of Theatre and Dance will present the Island Dance Demo, “Move Your Mass,” on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.  Tickets are $10 for adults, $6.50 for students, and $5 for students with a valid SandDollar$ ID. Tickets can be purchased online at http://cla.tamucc.edu/theatre/; or in person at the Performing Arts Center box office. Tickets go on sale at 6:30 p.m. and the house opens at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Jilissa Cotten at 361.825.3296.

Fri, December 05, 2014 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Department of Art will present an opening reception for the 100@100, an annual galleries fundraiser on Friday, Dec. 5, from 6-8 p.m. at the Islander Art Gallery, located in the Hamlin Center at 4024 Weber Road. The exhibition will feature multi-media work by emerging artists within Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The Islander Art Gallery is open Thursday through Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, contact Dr. Laura Petican, Galleries Director, at 361.825.5752, or at laura.petican@tamucc.edu.

Fri, December 05, 2014 through Sat, December 20, 2014 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Department of Art will present 100@100, an annual galleries fundraiser, from Friday, Dec. 5, through Saturday, Dec. 20, at the Islander Art Gallery, located in the Hamlin Center at 4024 Weber Road. An opening reception will take place on Friday, Dec. 5, from 6-8 p.m. The exhibition will feature multi-media work by emerging artists within Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The Islander Art Gallery is open Thursday through Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, contact Dr. Laura Petican, Galleries Director, at 361.825.5752, or at laura.petican@tamucc.edu.

Sun, December 07, 2014 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites you to celebrate the holiday season with Michael Martin Murphey’s Cowboy Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center as part of the “Best of Bravo! 10th Anniversary Furgason Bravo! Series.” Tickets go on sale Monday, Nov. 3. Reserved seat ticket prices range from $20 to $30. Youth and student tickets are $7. Discounted tickets for Texas A&M -Corpus Christi faculty and staff may be purchased at the box office. Purchase tickets at http://tamucc.tix.com; or by calling 361.825.2787.

Wed, December 10, 2014 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the Honor Society of Nursing, will hold an induction ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 10, at 1 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.  A reception follows the ceremony and will be held in the lobby. The honor society consists of registered nurses who are graduate students and nurse-leaders in the community.  It also includes undergraduate nursing 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 Chapter Counselor Sandy Stokes at 361.825.5935.

Fri, December 12, 2014 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi College of Nursing and Health Sciences will hold its Recognition Ceremony on Friday, Dec. 12, from 1-4 p.m. in the Island Hall Gym. This ceremony not only recognizes the students’ degree completion, but also recognizes their family, friends, and educators for supporting the graduates during their journey to success.  For more information, contact JoAnne Salinas at 361.825.5708; or email joanne.salinas@tamucc.edu.

Sat, December 13, 2014 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will hold its 2014 Fall Commencement for all five colleges on Saturday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m. at the American Bank Center Arena, 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd. Keynote speaker is State Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa. For more information, go to commencement.tamucc.edu.

Tue, January 27, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites you to come celebrate the achievements of Corpus Christi 40 Under 40 Honorees! There will be 40 outstanding, young professionals of Corpus Christi who will be recognized on Tuesday, Jan. 27,  2015, at 7:30 a.m. at the Ortiz Center, 402 Harbor Drive. This event highlights the accomplishments of men and women under 40 years of age who have made significant contributions in their professional fields as well as through service in the community. Individual tickets and table sponsorships are available. A percentage of proceeds are donated to charity. For more information, contact ccunder40@gmail.com or Lori Garza at 361.825.2352.

Fri, January 30, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites you to the Corpus Christi 40 Under 40 Recognition Party. Come mix and mingle with the 2015 Corpus Christi 40 Under 40 Honorees! This celebration illuminates some of the brightest stars in Corpus Christi who excel academically and professionally while giving back to their community through volunteerism and philanthropy. Join us on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at 7 p.m. at House of Rock, 511 Starr St. Individual tickets are available. For more information, please contact ccunder40@gmail.com or Lori Garza at 361.825.2352.

Sat, January 31, 2015 - Join Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi President and CEO, Flavius Killebrew, and friends for the President’s Mardi Gras Ball on Saturday, Jan. 31, from 6:30-11:30 p.m. at the Art Museum of South Texas, 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd. The event will celebrate the Mardi Gras season south Texas style to honor the top supporters of Texas A&M -Corpus Christi! For ticket information, call 361.825.5749; or visit online at http://presidentsball.tamucc.edu/.

Sat, February 14, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites you to attend the return of the world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra as part of the “Best of Bravo! 10th Anniversary Furgason Bravo! Series” on Saturday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets go on sale on Monday, Nov. 3. Reserved seat ticket prices range from $20 to $30. Youth and student tickets are $7. Discounted tickets for Texas A&M-Corpus Christi faculty and staff may be purchased at the box office. Purchase tickets at http://tamucc.tix.com; or by calling 361.825.2787.