Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Calendar of Events

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Fri, April 22, 2016 through Sat, December 31, 2016 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Office of Community Outreach is excited to announce online continuing education courses for professionals who wish to improve their project management knowledge and skills or are seeking project management certification. Classes include career training programs, instructor-led short courses, self-paced tutorials and customized project management training. Courses are 100% online. Start dates vary and courses run from six weeks to nine months in length. All classes are open to the public. Go to outreach.tamucc.edu for more information about the courses, including fees and start dates, or call Danell Reilly at 361.825.5751.

Thu, May 12, 2016 through Sun, August 21, 2016 - The Art Museum of South Texas, located at 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd., presents “Target Texas: The Meaning of Mixed.” The exhibit brings together some of the most innovative and thought-provoking art from contemporary artists’ productions across the state. The AMST's curator has used gallery associations, artists’ contacts, the Texas Archive and other curators to form this exhibition which will take a look at Texas artists using mixed media as a primary mode of expression. The exhibit runs through Sunday, August 21. Visit http://artmuseumofsouthtexas.org/ for more information, including museum ticket and membership prices.

Wed, May 18, 2016 through Sat, December 31, 2016 - The Continuing Education and Professional Development Department offers a wide-range of personal and professional development courses that can be taken entirely online as instructor-led professional development short courses (6-weeks). Continuing education units and continuing professional education is awarded upon request with successful completion of the course. The cost for most courses is $99, and payment for University employees is available via IDT. There is also have a special site for Teacher Professional Development. For more information, contact Danell Reilly at 361.825.5751; email continuing.ed@tamucc.edu; or go to outreach.tamucc.edu.

Thu, June 02, 2016 through Sat, December 31, 2016 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is now offering college credit to long-time professionals with significant life and work experience. Through the Prior Learning Credits by Portfolio program, the student will develop a 10-15 page portfolio about their prior learning experiences in the context of academic requirements and goals, along with the documentation necessary to support the request of credit for prior learning. The initial course costs $245; subsequent portfolio assessments are $175 each. Enrollment is ongoing and students can join at any time. For details, guidance, and enrollment information, contact Dr. Rachel Kirk at 361.825.2700; or go to https://www.learningcountsportal.org/tamucc/.

Mon, June 06, 2016 through Fri, August 12, 2016 - The Art Museum of South Texas presents “The Fine Art of Summer Camp 2016.” Their popular summer art camp sessions for K5 through 12 year old are offered from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. over a six to seven week period in June, July and August. Campers are instructed in a variety of visual and performing arts activities such as drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, pantomime, improvisation and musical theater. On the final day of each camp an exhibition of work produced and a public performance is held for families and friends. Before and after care is available for parents needing extended hours. Camps fill up quickly and early registration is advised. Members receive advance notification and a discount on registration fees. Children must have completed kindergarten before camp begins to attend. For more information or to register, go to http://www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org/Learn/KidsandFamilies/Camps.aspx; or call 361.825.3504.

  • Session Six: The Clay Ground will take place Monday, July 25, through Friday, Aug. 5.
  • Session Seven: Hood And Seek will take place Monday, Aug. 8, through Friday, Aug. 12.
For more information or to register, go to http://www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org/Learn/KidsandFamilies/Camps.aspx; or call 361.825.3504.

Tue, June 21, 2016 through Thu, July 28, 2016 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders will be offering a number of camps for all ages and sports over the summer. For more information on schedules, fees and registration for beach baseball camps, go to http://www.islanderbaseballcamps.com.

  • July 25 – 28: Competition Camp 2 – Ages 4-14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • August 16: High School Showcase 3 – Grades 9-12, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fri, June 24, 2016 through Wed, August 31, 2016 - Please be aware that a bird nesting area has been fenced off on University Beach at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi to allow chicks to hatch safely. Nesting sites are in decline in the area, and the Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program has identified the nests of Least Terns and Wilson Plovers on the west end of the beach across Ocean Drive from the University campus. Bird watching is encouraged from a distance. Watch the birds for signs of disturbance, and move further away if adult birds take flight from the nest and act agitated. Leaving the nest unattended for even a brief time leaves the eggs vulnerable to heat and predators. Additionally, please do not drive, walk or run through fenced-off area and keep dogs on leashes. 

Tue, July 05, 2016 through Sun, July 31, 2016 - The Pollution Prevention Partnership (P3) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will host AutoCheck events around South Texas this July. In three to five minutes, AutoCheck measures harmful pollutants emitted from vehicles. If your vehicle is determined to be polluting, you may qualify for a voucher good for up to $600 in repairs. AutoCheck will take place on the following times and locations:

  • Tuesday, July 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at La Palmera, near JC Penney, off Staples
  • Saturday, July 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 4545 Wildcat Drive in Portland
AutoCheck is free and open to the public, performed with penalty monies from a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality enforcement action. For more information, contact Trent Thigpen at 361.825.3070; email trent.thigpen@tamucc.edu; go to autocheck.cc; or visit the TAMU-CC Community Outreach Facebook page.

Thu, July 07, 2016 through Fri, September 16, 2016 - The Mary and Jeff Bell Library at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites the public to the first ever Islander Cell Phone Photography Show. Over 90 cell phone photographs by University faculty, staff and students will be on display on the first floor of the library through Friday, September 16. For more information, contact Jeff Janko at jeff.janko@tamucc.edu; or call 361.825.2588.

Mon, July 25, 2016 through Fri, July 29, 2016 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s second annual Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Summer Institute will be held July 25-29 at the Island University. Application deadline is Sunday, July 3. The goal is to offer a summer program that connects South Texas high school teachers and students to UAS technology, capitalizing on the buzz surrounding this cutting edge industry and placing South Texas students and teachers at the forefront of this field. The institute is open to 20 students, ranging from sophomores through seniors in high school, primarily from low-income, underserved schools in surrounding school districts. The institute includes a week-long program where students learn to use the UAS equipment and software. The objectives of the UAS Summer Institute are to offer high school students an introduction to:

  • UAS engineering concepts and application,
  • UAS and sensor equipment,
  • UAS software, and
  • Operation and control of a UAS and sensor equipment.

For more information or to register, go to http://research.tamucc.edu/UASCamp/UAS_Summer_Institute.html.

Sat, July 30, 2016 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Department of Theatre and Dance will present the play, “Measure 4 Measure,” on Saturday, July 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Wilson Theatre, located in the Center for the Arts. Five actors present 15 characters in 55 minutes in what is sure to have the Bard howling from his 400-year-old grave. It’s the year of Shakespeare, so measure your laughs with Lucio, Pompey, Angelo, Isabella and the rest of this merry band of oversexed misfits. Audience participation is requested. The play is a final push to raise money for eight students and three faculty to participate in the Edinburgh Festival “Fringe,” in Scotland. They will be performing “Measure 4 Measure” on four different days during the festival from Aug. 5-9.  The cost for students, faculty and staff and the public to attend the benefit show is $10 per person. The University Theatre Box Office will open at 6:30 the night of the show. Tickets can be purchased online starting July 1.  For more information, call ext. 2500; or go to www.CorpusStage.com to purchase tickets.

Mon, August 01, 2016 through Mon, October 31, 2016 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi College of Education and Human Development will offer two new online programs in 2016.

  • The Master of Science in Kinesiology: Set to launch in August, the Master of Science in Kinesiology is the same degree that is currently delivered face-to-face, but is now available online. This program adheres to the standards of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and is certified as an Educationally Recognized Graduate Program through 2017. For more information, contact Dr. Frank Spaniol at 361.825.3924; or email frank.spaniol@tamucc.edu.
  • The Master of Science in Reading: Set to launch in October, the Master of Science in Reading is the same degree that is currently delivered face-to-face, but is now available online. This program allows students to earn a master's degree with the option of applying coursework to two additional certifications: Reading Specialist and/or Master Reading Teacher. The program adheres to the International Literacy Association’s 2010 Standards for Reading Professionals. For more information, contact Dr. Corinne Valadez at 361.825.3336; or email Corinne.valadez@tamucc.edu.

Thu, August 04, 2016 - The local chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing, will hold an induction ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m. at the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Performing Arts Center. A reception will follow the ceremony. The honor society consists of registered nurses who are graduate students, nurse leaders in the community and undergraduate 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. The event is open to nursing students, inductees, their families and the public. For more information, contact Eta Omicron Chapter President Yvonne Serna at 361.825.3790.

Fri, August 05, 2016 - The Art Museum of South Texas, 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd., will have free admission to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., for First Free Friday on August 5, sponsored by AEP Texas. For more information, call 361.825.3500; or go to www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org.

Sat, August 06, 2016 - The annual Islander Athletic Fund Casino Night will be held on Saturday, Aug. 6, at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s University Center, Anchor Ballroom. Casino games will include Texas Hold’em, Ultimate Hold’em, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Let it Ride, 3-Card Poker and slot machines. Casino Night will also provide a dinner buffet, cash bar and a live DJ. There will be a variety of items to bid on, as the event will feature a silent and bid board auction. All proceeds from Casino Night support the Islanders student-athlete scholarship fund. Tickets for the event start at just $75. RSVPs are requested by Sunday, July 31. To purchase Casino Night tickets online, click HERE. To download the Casino Night registration form, click HERE. For more information, contact Jimmy Frush at 361.825.3237 or james.frush@tamucc.edu.

Sat, August 06, 2016 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will hold one summer commencement ceremony for all five colleges on Saturday, Aug. 6, at 10 a.m. at the American Bank Center. Commencement speaker is Larry Mills, Executive Vice President of Holt Companies. For more information, including live streaming information and the American Bank Center’s bag policy, go to http://commencement.tamucc.edu/.

Sat, August 13, 2016 - The Art Museum of South Texas, located at 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd., will have docent-led tours every hour, on the hour, for Second Saturday on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 1-4 p.m. Tours are free with museum admission and may be joined at the Art Museum of South Texas Gift Shop located inside the museum at the top of the hour. Admission to the museum is free for members of the museum or for Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students with a valid student I.D.  Admission for the general public is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors (age 65+), $4 for students with valid I.D., and free for children ages 12 and under. For more information, visit www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org.

Mon, August 15, 2016 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Department of English will launch a “Writing for Nonprofits Certificate” Program, beginning fall 2016. The deadline to apply for this program for the fall 2016 classes is Monday, Aug. 15. In the four-course program, students will sharpen workplace writing skills, develop design skills for print and online publications, learn to manage an organization's media and social media presence and gain real-world experience by writing grant applications for area nonprofits. This program is designed for professionals already working in the nonprofit world and goes with nearly any major for students still in school. Each of the four courses is available online; travel to campus is not needed to enroll. For more information, visit http://falcon.tamucc.edu/~cetheridge/about.html or contact Dr. Charles Etheridge at 361.825.5755; or email charles.etheridge@tamucc.edu.

Sat, August 20, 2016 - The Art Museum of South Texas, located at 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd., will host its Super sArturday! “Back to School Blowout” on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 1-3 p.m. at the Creation Station inside the museum. Tuition is $5 for members of the museum; and $10 for non-members. For more information, call 361.825.3504; email AMSTed@tamucc.edu; or visit www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org

Sun, August 21, 2016 - The Art Museum of South Texas, located at 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd., will host “Art Talk with Target Texas Artist Margo Sawyer” as Margo presents “Reflecting on Reflect” on Sunday, Aug. 21, at 3 p.m. in the H-E-B Theater and Keeler Gallery. Admission to the lecture is free with museum admission. Admission to the museum is free for members of the museum and for Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students with a valid student I.D.  Admission for the general public is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors (age 65+), $4 for students with valid I.D. and free for children ages 12 and under.  For more information, call 361.825.3504; email AMSTed@tamucc.edu; or visit www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org.

Tue, August 23, 2016 - Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi will host its Graduate Orientation on Tuesday, Aug. 23, from 4:30-8 p.m. in the University Center, Anchor Ballroom. This event will offer opportunities for graduate students to enhance their university experience by providing access to information about the campus and its various resources available to students. Students will also be given the opportunity to meet with other fellow graduate students, advisors, professors and representatives of student services on campus. This orientation is free and available to all incoming graduate students for Summer I, Summer II and Fall 2017. Pre-registration is required by Monday, Aug. 22. Pre-registering for this event will automatically enter students into the Tuition Voucher Drawing to be held at the end of the orientation. For more information or to register, visit gradschool.tamucc.edu. For more information, call 361.825.2177; or email gradweb@tamucc.edu.

Thu, August 25, 2016 - The Art Museum of South Texas, located at 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd., will hold Moms & Tots (and sometimes Pops!) “What’s Outside the Window?” on Thursday, Aug. 25, from 10- 11:30 a.m. at the Creation Station inside the museum. The program is for children ages 2-5 accompanied with an adult helper. Tuition for members of the museum is $5 and for non-members is $10. For more information, email AMSTed@tamucc.edu; call 361.825.3504; or register online at www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org.

Wed, September 14, 2016 - Tickets are now on sale for Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s 2016 State of the University luncheon taking place on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 11:30 a.m. in the University Center, Anchor Ballroom. During the luncheon, TAMU-CC President and CEO, Dr. Flavius Killebrew, will share news about the growth and development of the Island University and its impact on the Coastal Bend. Following the luncheon, Islander students will offer guided tours of our beautiful campus. Table sponsorships are available at the $1,000 and $2,500 level. Individual tickets are $25. For more information, visit http://sotu.tamucc.edu/; or call 361.825.5894.