Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Calendar of Events

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Sat, December 13, 2014 through Sat, March 07, 2015 - The following is a home schedule of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders Men’s and Women’s Basketball Games from December 2014 through March 2015. Tickets start at $8; and students get in free with their SandDollar$ ID. To purchase tickets, go to www.GoIslanders.com; or call 361.825.2255.                                                                                                       

  • Tuesday, Jan 20 - Islanders Men’s Basketball Team against Northwestern State beginning at 7 p.m. in the American Bank Center
  • Thursday, Jan. 29 - Islanders Women’s Basketball Team against Incarnate Word beginning at 7 p.m. in the Dugan Wellness Center
  • Tuesday, Feb. 3 - Islanders Men’s Basketball Team against Incarnate Word beginning at 7 p.m. in the American Bank Center
  • Thursday, Feb. 12 - Islanders Women’s Basketball Team against New Orleans beginning at 7 p.m. in the American Bank Center
  • Saturday, Feb. 14 - Islanders Women’s Basketball Team against Stephen F. Austin University beginning at 1 p.m. in the American Bank Center
  • Saturday, Feb. 14 - Islanders Men’s Basketball Team against Stephen F. Austin University beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the American Bank Center
  • Monday, Feb. 16 - Islanders Men’s Basketball Team against New Orleans beginning at 7 p.m. in the American Bank Center
  • Saturday, Feb. 28 - Islanders Women’s Basketball Team against Sam Houston beginning at noon in the American Bank Center
  • Saturday, Feb. 28 - Islanders Men’s Basketball Team against Sam Houston beginning at 7 p.m. in the American Bank Center
  • Thursday, March 5 - Islanders Women’s Basketball Team against Houston Baptist beginning at 5 p.m. in the American Bank Center
  • Thursday, March 5 - Islanders Men’s Basketball Team against Houston Baptist beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the American Bank Center
  • Saturday, March 7 - Islanders Women’s Basketball Team against Abilene Christian University beginning at 1 p.m. in the American Bank Center
  • Saturday, March 7 - Islanders Men’s Basketball Team against Abilene Christian University beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the American Bank Center

Mon, March 02, 2015 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Mary and Jeff Bell Library will hold a special event celebrating the birthday of notable children’s book author, Dr. Seuss, on Monday, March 2, from noon to 2 p.m. The event will feature a large display of Dr. Seuss’ most popular books along with a giant four- layer birthday cake created in his honor. The event will also offer carnival type games, prizes, and a costume contest. Attendees are invited to come dressed as their favorite Dr. Seuss book character to win a grand prize. Staff, faculty, students and the public are invited to attend. For more information, contact Jennifer Anderson at Jennifer.Anderson@tamucc.edu; or call 361.825.3321 or contact Jeff Janko at jeff.janko@tamucc.edu; or call 361.825. 2588.

Mon, March 02, 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 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 (except for March) from September through 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:

  • March 2 – The Bar-B-Q Man
  • April 7 – The Bar-B-Q Man
  • May 5 – Holiday Inn Downtown Marina

Thu, March 05, 2015 through Fri, April 03, 2015 - The Weil Gallery at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi welcomes Sweet Exorcist, a multi-media performance, installation, and exhibition by artists Justin Randolph Thompson and Bradly Dever Treadaway. The project, challenging concrete, linear understandings of aesthetic experience, explores themes of ancestry and the familial archive, through photo-based sculpture and hybrid musical instruments. The opening reception will be on Thursday, March 5, from 5 –7 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 361.825.5752; or visit http://cla.tamucc.edu/art.

Fri, March 06, 2015 - The Island Dance Company of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will perform at the Downtown Management District’s ArtWalk on Friday, March 6, at 6 p.m. in front of the Art Center of Corpus Christi. They will be performing excerpts from the Island Dance Demo’s “Americana” which will be performed in full on Wednesday, April 29, at the Performing Arts Center. There is no cost for the ArtWalk attendance. For more information, contact Rachel Holman at rachel.holman@tamucc.edu; or call 361.825.3756.

Sat, March 07, 2015 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Army ROTC Islander Battalion will host its annual Islander Challenge on the Island and Momentum campuses on Saturday, March 7. Junior ROTC teams from high schools around Texas will compete in a series of challenges including an Army physical fitness test, rope bridge crossing, land navigation, Humvee push, Commander’s challenge, a timed 5K equipment carry, and an obstacle course on University Beach. Events run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The schedule is posted at http://rotc.tamucc.edu/islander_challenge.html. The public is welcome to spectate. For more information, contact Major John Bennett at john.bennett@tamucc.edu.

Sat, March 07, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites you to the Coastal Bend Islanders Dance & Cheer Challenge on Saturday, March 7, at the Dugan Wellness Center. Doors open at 8 a.m. and the competition starts at 9 a.m. The Coastal Bend Islanders Dance & Cheer Challenge is open to ages three through 20 years old. There will be four dance (team, officer, solo, and duets and ensembles) and four cheer competition (all girl, co-ed, individual, and partner/group stunt) categories. An awards ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. The deadline for receiving entry, contest fees, and names of solos, ensembles, and officers is two weeks before the contest. The cost is $8 for adults; and $5 for children. Go to www.goislanders.com for more information.  For more information, contact Head Coach Melanie Lowry at 361.825.3417; or email melanie.lowry@tamucc.edu.

Tue, March 10, 2015 through Sat, March 14, 2015 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Department of Theatre will present “Water by the Spoonful” by Chicana playwright, Quiara Alegría Hudes, on Tuesday, March 10, through Saturday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Wilson Theatre in the Center for the Arts. The 2012 Pulitzer-Prize winning show is a shimmering, moving collage of lives in crisis. This is Hudes’ second installment of a trilogy that is a painfully honest and surprisingly humorous look at the unconventional communities we create when we seek redemption from our personal failings. There will be no Sunday matinee for this production. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6.50 for non-TAMU-CC students and $5 for TAMU-CC students. 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, between noon and  2 p.m., Monday, March 9, through Friday, March 13. For more information, contact Rachel Holman at 361.825.3756; or by email, rachel.holman@tamucc.edu.

Wed, March 11, 2015 - The G. Russell Kirkland Distinguished Visiting Executive Lecture event will feature Naval Air Station’s Captain Steve Banta, Commanding Officer, on Wednesday, March 11, at 7 p.m. in the UC Anchor Ballroom. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kimberley Becerra at kimberly.becerra@tamucc.edu or at 361.825.2378.

Thu, March 12, 2015 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi College of Business will host a Sustainable Community Forum on Thursday, March 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the University Center, Anchor Ballroom. The event is open to the public and will feature four distinguished speakers from different corners of the regional community, covering the exploration of natural resources  and creating a more livable (and happier) local community. For more information, email Dr. Jim Lee at Jim.Lee@tamucc.edu.

Fri, March 13, 2015 through Fri, April 10, 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Graduate Arts Council will present Grad Squad 15, a graduate student exhibition showcasing visual works from graphic design to photography, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. The exhibit will be on display from Friday, March 13, through Friday, April 10, in the Islander Art Gallery, located in the Hamlin Shopping Center at 4024 Weber Road. Visitors to the Islander Gallery will witness the talent of the emerging graduate artists and experience the quality and diversity of the art education offered by the MFA program at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The gallery is open from Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, email Andrew Malczewski at gactamucc@gmail.com; or call 361.852.3350.

Sat, March 14, 2015 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Department of Music will present the third annual Musical Miles 5k Race on Saturday, March 14, at 8 a.m. at Cole Park. Walk-in early registration at V Fit Training Center, 2001 S. Staples #202, Corpus Christi, TX 78404. Early registration fees are $25 before Thursday, Feb. 26. Race day registration will take place at the Cole Park Amphitheater from 7-7:45 a.m., with the race starting promptly at 8 a.m. Race Day Registration fees are $30 for adults; and $10 for kids 12 and under. Packet pick-up will take place Friday, March 13, from 5-7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center lobby at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi or Saturday, March 14, from 7-7:45 a.m. at Cole Park. For online registration, visit www.active.com. For more information about registration, contact Mary Thornton at Mary.Thornton@tamucc.edu; or call 361.442.4081; or email vfittrainingcenter@yahoo.com.

Tue, March 24, 2015 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Distinguished Speaker Series featuring Jeff Corwin will be held Tuesday, March 24, at 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Corwin, Host of “Animal Planet” and Leading Conservationist, is an Emmy-winning television host, author, and biologist, who has worked for the conservation of endangered species and ecosystems around the globe. Ticket prices will range from $28–$148. VIP seating is also available. To read more about Corwin or learn about the Distinguished Speaker Series, go to  http://www.tamucc.edu/distinguishedspeakerseries/jeff_corwin.html

Sat, March 28, 2015 - The Island Dance Company of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will perform at the Festival of the Arts on Sunday, March 28, at Heritage Park in the SEA District. They will perform excerpts from the Island Dance Demo’s “Americana,” which will be performed in full on Wednesday, April 29, at the Performing Arts Center. There is no cost for the Festival of the Arts attendance. For more information, contact Rachel Holman at rachel.holman@tamucc.edu; or call 361.825.3756.

Thu, April 02, 2015 through Fri, April 03, 2015 - Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi Opera Workshop will present Rodgers & Hammerstein’s musical classic, “Cinderella,” on Thursday, April 2, and Friday, April 3, in the Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. This will be a lovely night of family friendly music and fantasy. Come take pictures on the royal red carpet and join in the preshow children’s activities. Stay after the show for a talk back with faculty and students to answer your questions about life in Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s School of Arts, Media and Communication and the Department of Music. Tickets will be available at the door and are $10 for adults and $5 for students. For more information, contact Cassi McNabb at Cassi.McNabb@tamucc.edu; or call 361.825.2553.

Fri, April 03, 2015 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Department of Art will be projecting films by legendary female film makers on the outside walls of K Space Contemporary on Friday, April 3, starting at sundown. K Space Contemporary is located at 415 Starr St. #D in downtown Corpus Christi. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Rachel Holman at 361.825.3756.

Fri, April 03, 2015 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Department of Art Student Drawing Exhibition will open on Friday, April 3, at 5:30 p.m. at K Space Contemporary, 415 Starr St. #D in downtown Corpus Christi. The exhibition features drawings from advanced and graduate drawing students. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Rachel Holman at 361.825.3756.

Thu, April 09, 2015 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Department of Communication & Media will present a keynote from distinguished communication scholar Dr. Charles Conrad on Thursday, April 9, at 7 p.m. in Bay Hall, room 104. Dr. Conrad is a Professor of organizational communication and organizational rhetoric/strategic communication in the Department of Communication at Texas A&M University and a past editor of Management Communication Quarterly.  His research focuses on the interface among organizational discourse, power, and politics and has appeared in numerous journals including the Quarterly Journal of Speech, Journal of Applied Communication Research, and Communication Monographs. He is conducting research on the processes through which organizational discourse influences healthcare policymaking. This presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/tamucc.commweek.