Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Calendar of Events

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Tue, March 17, 2015 through Thu, May 28, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Elite Toastmasters invites all students, staff, faculty, alumni, and the community to visit and participate in their weekly meetings every Thursday at 6 p.m. from Feb. 28 through May 28, in Island Hall, room 162. Speak confidently in front of large groups. Become a better leader. Learn essential skills to make you thrive in today’s job market. Toastmasters International serves more than 300,000 members worldwide and has, for more than 90 years, fostered personal and professional growth. For more information, visit http://elite.toastmastersclubs.org/; or contact Diana Del Angel at Diana.delangel@tamucc.edu; or call 361.825.3681.

Tue, April 07, 2015 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-Corpus Christi coaching staff better as well as get insider information about the teams. Luncheons will be held the first Tuesday of every month (except for March) from September to May on a rotating basis at Holiday Inn Downtown Marina 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:

  • April 7 – Holiday Inn Downtown Marina
  • May 5 – Holiday Inn Downtown Marina

Fri, April 10, 2015 - Register now for Summer I and Summer II sessions and August and Fall 2015 semester classes at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Summer I classes begin on Monday, June 1. For more information, go to http://www.tamucc.edu/.

Fri, April 17, 2015 through Sun, September 13, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites you to the Biennial Art Faculty exhibition, which opened on April 9, and will run 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 Art Department at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. 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. What each viewer will find is the various approaches in communicating visually; where aesthetics, artistry and human personality play their roles makes for a great encounter with many forms of art, and underlines the magnitude of influence these artists have on the world around them. 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. 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 361.825.3505.

Sun, April 19, 2015 through Mon, April 27, 2015 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Department of Music will present “Around the World in 80 Minutes,” a collaboration between the University’s voice and guitar studios. There will be two performances at two local venues:

  • Sunday, April 19, at 3 p.m., at the chapel at First United Methodist Church, 900 S. Shoreline Blvd.
  • Monday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m., in the Weil Art Gallery of the Center for the Arts on the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi campus.

Teachers of these students include Dr. Hope Thacker, Dr. Ross Bernhardt, Mr. Michael Moore, and Dr. Philip Hii. Many of the songs performed will be familiar to audiences including “Scarborough Fair,” Schubert’s “Ave Maria,” “Greensleeves,” and “La Llorona.” Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Hope Thacker at hope.thacker@tamucc.edu; or call 361.825.3943. 

Tue, April 21, 2015 through Sun, April 26, 2015 - The Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will present “Assassins” by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, in the Warren Theatre on Tuesday, April 21, through Saturday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, April 26, at 2 p.m. The Tony-winning musical lays bare the lives of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States. The historical "revusical" explores the dark side of the American experience. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, writers Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman bend the rules of time and space, taking audiences on a nightmarish roller coaster ride in which assassins and would-be assassins from different historical periods meet, interact, and inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the American Dream. Tickets are $12 for adults, $7.50 for non-university students and $5 for University students with SandDollar$ ID. Tickets are available for purchase online, at the door the night of the show or at the box office in the Center for the Arts, first floor on Monday, April 20, through Friday, March 24, from noon to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Rachel Holman at Rachel.holman@tamucc.edu; or call 361.825.3756.

Tue, April 28, 2015 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Department of Art’s Visiting Artist Lecture Series will present Harmen Liemburg on Tuesday, April 28, at 7 p.m., in Island Hall, room 163. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Laura Petican at 361.825.5752.

Tue, April 28, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites you to the first ever Adele Bemis Leadership Lecture Series to be held on Tuesday, April 28, at 6 p.m., at the Art Museum of South Texas, 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd.  The lecture series is being launched to honor and recognize Adele Bemis, MSN, RN, for her steadfast leadership in the nursing profession. Keynote speaker for the lecture series is Marion E. Broome, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, on the topic of “Nursing Leadership for Uncertain Times.”  Broome is the Dean and Vice-Chancellor for Nursing Affairs at Duke University and Associate Vice-President for Academic Nursing at Duke University Health System. The reception and lecture attendance fee is $25.  For more information, go to www.etaomicron.org.

Wed, April 29, 2015 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Educational Administration Program invites you to attend “Imagine, Invent, Ignite: Enlighten us, but Make it Quick!” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, in the Early Childhood Development Center, room 219C. Aspiring school administrators completing the graduate program in Educational Administration will present their practicum major projects, in which they each introduced and carried out an idea in a local school, under the mentorship of an experienced school administrator. Each presentation will take five minutes. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Dr. Lynn Hemmer at 361.825.3702.

Wed, April 29, 2015 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Island Dance Company and students of the Dance Program will perform the “Islander Dance Demo: Americana” on Wednesday, April 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. This event is open to the public. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for Texas A&M-Corpus Christi students with SandDollar$ ID. Tickets are available online and at the door the night of the performance. For more information, go to tamucc.edu/theatre; or contact Rachel Holman atRachel.holman@tamucc.edu; or call 361.825.3756.

Thu, April 30, 2015 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Department of Art’s Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents Aaron Coleman and Johanna Mueller on Thursday, April 30, at 5 p.m., in Island Hall, room 163. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Laura Petican at 361.825.5752.

Thu, April 30, 2015 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Kinesiology Department’s Exercise Testing and Prescription (KINE 4340) students will conduct an exercise symposium in the main hallway of Island Hall on Thursday, April 30, from 2-3:15 p.m. Students will present posters depicting the ways 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.

Fri, May 01, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites you to “The World is Yours!,” an MFA thesis exhibition by artist and printmaking graduate student Julia Curran, which opens on Friday, May 1, at K Space Gallery from 5:30-9 p.m. during First Friday Art Walk in downtown Corpus Christi. In a brightly colored barrage of many-layered magnificence, Curran spawns a frenzied satire of hyper-masculine insecurities and the apocalyptic pitfalls of capitalist America on steroids. Curran’s work is of the socio-politically conscious tradition of printmaking, but is also nuanced by the artist’s well-seasoned perspective and understanding of pop culture. Curran is a Fulbright scholar and the youngest member of The Outlaw Printmakers. “The World is Yours!” exhibition runs through Friday, May 29. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact K Space Contemporary at 361.887.6834, or visit them at 415 Starr St.  You can also visit the artist’s website at http://juliacurranprints.tumblr.com/.

Fri, May 01, 2015 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Division of Student Engagement and Success invites you to help commemorate the Grand Re-Opening of the newly-expanded and remodeled University Center. The opening ceremony will be held on Friday, May 1, at 10 a.m. outside the Anchor Ballroom entrance in the turnaround drive on the Northwest Corner of the building. Festivities continue inside from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. with an open house and cake, entertainment, self-guided tours and giveaways. For more information, email julie.shuttlesworth@tamucc.edu.

Fri, May 01, 2015 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Department of Communication and Media and South Texas Cinematheque will host a screening of “Ping Pong Summer” on Friday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m., at the Art Museum of South Texas, 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd. The year is 1985. Rad Miracle is a shy, 13-year-old white kid obsessed with two things: Ping-Pong and hip-hop. During his family's annual summer vacation to Ocean City, Md., Rad makes a new best friend, experiences his first real crush, becomes the target of rich, racist local bullies, and finds an unexpected mentor in his outcast next-door neighbor. Admission is free and open to the public. The screening will be followed by a question and answer session with the filmmaker. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/southtexascinema.

Sun, May 03, 2015 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi School of Arts, Media & Communication encourages you to dress to impress as they honor their students and faculty with featured performances from all departments throughout the evening during the SAMC Awards Ceremony.  The ceremony takes place on Sunday, May 3, at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. A SAMC Awards pre-party begins at 6 p.m. complete with a red carpet, professional photos, refreshments, and giveaways. The event is free and open to the public.  For more information, call 361.825.2659.

Wed, May 06, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites you to the unveiling of a new mural by artist Arnold Gonzales celebrating the history of nursing in South Texas. The mural, titled “Carrying the Torch,” will be unveiled in its permanent location at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Island Hall, with a reception on Wednesday, May 6, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Josh Poorman at 361.825.3408.

Fri, May 08, 2015 through Fri, May 22, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites you to “They Don’t Break in the Tool Box,” an MFA Thesis Exhibition by Alex “Al” Johnson, which opens with a reception on Friday, May 8, from 6-9 p.m. at the Islander Art Gallery, located at 4024 Weber Road. The exhibition, which marks the culmination of three years of work for Al Johnson at the Island University, features original artwork that explores the concepts of tools and the environment they are used in. The work also speaks to the agro-based industry that Johnson grew up working around. The exhibition may be viewed during the Islander Art Gallery’s normal business hours, which are Wednesday through Sunday, from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, contact Alex Johnson at 815.762.5026.

Mon, May 11, 2015 through Fri, May 15, 2015 - Ideas Week, sponsored in part by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, runs from Monday, May 11, through Friday, May 15.  Ideas week is five days of events and programming that will highlights the new, innovative, creative, and amazing aspects of our great city. Different events will be offered throughout the week that will attract a wide array of people of all ages, backgrounds, and perspectives. The goal of Ideas Week is to share ideas, solve problems, and create personal and community pride by showcasing what Corpus Christi has to offer. For more information and a full schedule of events, go to http://ideasweekcc.tamucc.edu/.

Thu, May 14, 2015 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Teacher Education Induction Ceremony will recognize 116 students who have completed all of the requirements to become professional educators. The ceremony is on Thursday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m., in the University Center, Anchor Ballroom. During the ceremony, the newly-qualified teachers receive commemorative medallions from their mentors and professors. For more information, call 361.825.5581.

Thu, May 14, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing, will hold an induction ceremony on Thursday, May 14, at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center (PAC). A reception will follow, in the lobby of the PAC. Sigma Theta Tau membership is by invitation only, and includes registered nurses, undergraduate nursing students who are earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and nurse-leaders in the community who meet qualifications of excellence in academics and professional conduct. For more information, contact Chapter Counselor Sandy Stokes at 361.825.5935. 

Fri, May 15, 2015 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi College of Education Hooding Ceremony will recognize approximately 60 students graduating with their master’s or doctoral degrees. The ceremony is on Friday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m., in the University Center, Anchor Ballroom. The ceremony recognizes the achievements of graduating students and the role that family, friends, and faculty have played in their success. Faculty members place hoods over the graduates’ heads in a symbolic recognition of the transition from student to scholar. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call 361.825.2660.

Fri, May 15, 2015 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 15, at 10 a.m., at the Harte Research Institute, room 127. The ceremony will recognize graduating cadets’ attainment of the officer rank of Second Lieutenant in the US Army. The three graduates are Dominic Cavallini (Criminal Justice), Christian Reyes (Kinesiology), and Brittany Wilcut (Kinesiology). The ceremony is open to the public. For more information, contact royal.atwood@tamucc.edu.

Sat, May 16, 2015 - UPDATEDTexas A&M University-Corpus Christi will hold two spring commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 16, at the American Bank Center Arena. Keynote speaker is James Hallmark, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for the Texas A&M University System.

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

For more information, go to commencement.tamucc.edu.

Sat, June 20, 2015 through Fri, June 26, 2015 - UPDATED: The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi College of Science and Engineering will hold the STEM Summer Institute week-long summer educational program from Saturday, June 20, through Friday, June 26, for talented high school students interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  The camp will introduce students, ages 16 to 18, to oceanography research and engineering opportunities, in particular ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) operation, through lectures, exercises, hands-on activities, design and rapid prototyping, field trips, and project competitions. Students will spend one week on the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi campus gaining knowledge in underwater robotics, interacting with other teens, and learning from experienced professors. This year, the camp will feature a live broadcast with the Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus, a 64-meter research vessel operated by the Ocean Exploration Trust. The broadcast will give camp participants an opportunity for Q&A with crew members on the ship at sea. The cost is $500 which covers food, lodging, and instructional materials. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 1. For more information or to apply, go to entc.tamucc.edu/stemsi/; or contact Dr. Dugan Um at dugan.um@tamucc.edu; or call 361.825.5849.