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Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Calendar of Events

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NOTE: All University events may be videotaped or photographed by the university for promotional purposes.


Sat, November 04, 2017 through Sat, April 21, 2018 - The Department of Music at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is offering a number of talent-based scholarships to both music majors, minors and non-music majors. Scholarships are based upon students’ ability and the needs of the particular ensembles, and range from $200 to $8000 per academic year. Scholarship audition dates are:

  • Saturday, Nov. 4
  • Saturday, Jan. 27
  • Saturday, March 3
  • Saturday, March 24
  • Saturday, April 21
To learn more about the various scholarships offered, visit tamucc.edu/music. For more information on auditions, or to schedule an audition time, call 361.825.2375; or email brian.shelton@tamucc.edu.

Thu, January 04, 2018 through Thu, March 01, 2018 - The College of Science and Engineering (COSE) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, in partnership with Ben F. McDonald Library, will host the “Community Resources: Easing Concerns by Educating on Matters of Science (CRECEMOS): Health and Nutrition Series” during the first Thursday of each month at Ben F. McDonald Library, times vary, please check the website for details. Dr. Xavier Fonz Gonzales, Professional Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi will provide scientific information on topics that directly impact our local community including Diabetes, obesity, various microbes and Influenza.

Specific topics and dates include:

  • Thursday, Jan. 4: Influenza
  • Thursday, Feb. 8: Diabetes
  • Thursday, March 1: Obesity

The program is free and open to the public. No registration is required. The series will be in English and a bilingual question and answer session will follow. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/mcdonaldlibrary/ or email Xavier.Gonzales@tamucc.edu.

Tue, January 09, 2018 through Fri, February 09, 2018 - The Department of English at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is hosting the 21st annual University Authors’ Day on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m., in the University Center Bayview, room 320. Emmy Pérez is the event’s keynote speaker. Her books, “With the River on Our Face” and “Solstice,” focus on the borderland region, history, languages and cultures of South Texas. University Authors’ Day also includes a workshop on Friday, Feb. 9, where local high school students will work with the visiting author and English faculty. For more information, contact Dr. Robin Carstensen at robin.carstensen@tamucc.edu or Dr. Charles Etheridge at charles.etheridge@tamucc.edu or click here.

Tue, January 09, 2018 through Fri, January 26, 2018 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will host a spring Semester Ring Sale on Monday, Jan. 22, through Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25. Purchase your ring in the University Center outside of the Barnes & Noble Bookstore. Undergraduate students with at least 75 hours and graduate students with at least 25 hours are eligible to purchase their rings. For more information, contact Russell Wagner at Russell.wagner@tamucc.edu; or call 361.825.2352.

Tue, January 09, 2018 - The Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi seeks participants ages 18 and up for an 8-week free personal skills group, to start in early spring. Group sessions will now be offered in English (Tuesday nights) and in Spanish (Tuesday afternoon). The group is based on dialectical behavior therapy, a treatment approach that emphasizes building on strengths to manage emotions and increase coping skills. The group is designed to help participants develop skills to handle and cope with difficult emotions (anger, fear, sadness, anxiety), improve personal relationships and learn and practice mindfulness. It will meet at the Counseling and Training Clinic in the Natural Resources Center Building at the Island University. For information and to join, call 361.825.3988; or go to http://cnep.tamucc.edu/ctc_skillsgroup.html.

Thu, January 11, 2018 - The Art Museum of South Texas, located at 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd., is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m. and closed on Monday. Admission is free for AMST members and for TAMU-CC students. General admission is $8 for adults, $6 for Seniors (age 65+), $4 for students, and free for children ages 12 and under. For more information on any of the events, visit www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org, call 361.825.3504, or email art.museum@tamucc.edu. The events scheduled for January are:

    • Thursday, Jan. 11 - The Art Museum of South Texas will be holding “Moms and Tots (and sometimes Pops!)” on Thursday, Jan. 11, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Together we will read “How to Catch a Star” by Oliver Jeffers and afterwards we will head to the art studio to use watercolors, eyedroppers, and salt to create our own nightscape! This event is for children ages 2-5 years old, and the cost for members will be $5 and $10 for nonmembers. Reservations are required. Register and pre-pay online at www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org; or at 361.825.3504.
    • Thursday, Jan. 11 - The Art Museum of South Texas will be hosting a members reception for “Los Tejanos: Chicano Art from the collection of Cheech Marin” and “The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States” on Thursday, Jan. 11, from 6-7:30 p.m. Stroll the galleries, enjoy a cash bar, and light hors d’oeuvres, meet fellow members, and hear collector, Cheech Marin speak briefly about the exhibition and his collection of Tejano, Chicano Art. The cost for members and one guest is free and $30 for nonmembers. Payments will be taken at the door.
    • Friday, Jan. 12 - The Art Museum of South Texas is pleased to announce the exhibition opening of “Los Tejanos: Chicano Art from the Collection of Cheech Marin” on Friday, Jan. 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Friday, Jan. 12 - The Art Museum of South Texas will be hosting “Lunch Amongst the Masters Los Tejanos Lunch & Lecture” on Friday, Jan. 12, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lecture will immediately follow the luncheon in the H-E-B Theater. Tickets for Catered Lunch are sold out. Limited lecture seats available through online purchase only. Lecture costs $10 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Lecture only attendees will be seated after luncheon attendees. Register and pre-pay online at artmuseumofsouthtexas.org; or at 361.825.3504.              
    • Saturday, Jan. 13 - The Art Museum of South Texas will be holding “Super saturday S.T.E.A.M-The Art in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math” on Saturday, Jan. 13, form 1-3 p.m., and will be located in the Creation Station. Learn how art can connect the dots between science, technology, engineering and math in this year’s Visionarios Youth Art Contest sponsored by Flint Hills Resources. The event is for ages 5K-12, and will cost $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Reservations are required. Register and pre-pay online at www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org; or at 361.825.3504.
    • Saturday, Jan. 13 - The Art Museum of South Texas will hold “Second sARTuday: On the Hour Gallery Walks” on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 1-4 p.m. The tours will begin at the gift shop.
    • Thursday, Jan. 18 - The Art Museum of South Texas will host Open Digital Studio Hours, Thursday, Jan. 18, from 2- 4 p.m., in the Creation Station. The event is for adults and children ages 10 and up. Reservation is required, and cost for members is $10 and $20 for nonmembers. Register and pre-pay online at artmuseumofsouthtexas.org; or at 361.825.3504.           
    • Saturday, Jan. 20 - The Art Museum of South Texas will be hosting part 1 of an “Art Workshop for Adults, Tejano Art: Symbols Signs and Icons” on Saturday, Jan. 20, from 1-4 p.m., in the Creation Station. Join local artist and muralist Mayra Zamora for two afternoons of exploring Chicano culture through the symbols, signs and icons and using acrylic paint, incorporating these elements into your own colorful works on canvas. Reservations are required, and the cost is $60 for members and $75 for nonmembers (materials included). The event is for ages 14 years old and up. Register and pre-pay at www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org; or at 361.825.3504.  
    • Tuesday, Jan. 23 - The Art Museum of South Texas will hold Open Digital Studio Hours, Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., in the Creation Station. The event is for adults and children ages 10 years and up with preregistration required. The cost for members is $10 and $20 for nonmembers. Register and pre-pay online at www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org; or at 361.825.3504.
    • Saturday, Jan. 27 - The Art Museum of South Texas will be hosting part 2 of an “Art Workshop for Adults, Tejano Art: Symbols Signs and Icons” on Saturday, Jan. 27, from 1-4 p.m., in the Creation Station.

Fri, January 19, 2018 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is pleased to welcome Dr. Deborah Popham, Assistant Professor of Music and Coordinator of Vocal Studies at Sam Houston State University, to campus on Friday, Jan. 19. Dr. Popham, soprano, has performed internationally as a soloist throughout Canada, Italy and Switzerland as well as the United States. Most recently, Dr. Popham made her Carnegie Hall debut as part of DCINY’s Artist Series. Her students have won at District and Regional NATS auditions, and have been accepted into numerous universities, and summer programs around the country. While at the Island University, Dr. Popham will present events including:

  • Guest Artist Voice Master Class at 2 p.m., at the Performing Arts Center.
  • Guest Artist Recital at 7:30 p.m., at the Performing Arts Center.
The events are both free and open to the public. For more information, call 361.825.3943; or email hope.thacker@tamucc.edu.

Fri, January 19, 2018 - Islander Army ROTC invites the campus community to join them in during their rappelling lab on Friday, Jan. 19, from 8 – 10 a.m. near the Center for the Sciences south wall. The rappelling opportunity is open to all students, faculty and staff, not just ROTC cadets. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of the Islander Army ROTC and to let the campus community try a fun and exciting activity. The event is free and participants must sign a waiver. For more information, visit http://rotc.tamucc.edu/ or call 361.825.5841.

Tue, January 23, 2018 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has partnered with Del Mar College to host the 6th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 6:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Ms. Symone Sanders is this year’s featured keynote speaker. Sanders is a political contributor for CNN and was the 2016 Press Secretary for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign. The celebration will also include musical offerings by Corpus Christi community members. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Angela Walker at Angela.Walker@tamucc.edu; or call 361.825.6219.

Sat, January 27, 2018 - The College of Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites the public to attend the FIRST Tech Challenge 2018 League Championship on Saturday, Jan. 27, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the University Center, Anchor Ballroom. The FTC League Championship allows teams of students in grades 7-12 to build, program and operate robots of their design. Guided by coaches and mentors, students develop skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics as well as practice engineering principles while realizing the value of hard work, innovation and sharing ideas. For more information, contact Mayra Alvarado at 361.825.6025; or visit http://sci.tamucc.edu/ENGR/FTC/index.html.

Fri, February 02, 2018 - Join Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi for the 2017-2018 “Furgason Bravo! Series” at the Performing Arts Center, Sunday, Feb. 2, with The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Reserved seat ticket prices range from $25 to $35. TAMUCC student tickets are $7 with valid SandDollar$ ID. Faculty/Staff receive a $10 discount on $35 & $25 tickets at the box office with valid SandDollar$ ID – limit 4 tickets per person. You can purchase tickets at tamucc.tix.com or call 361.825.ARTS. PAC Box Office hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sat, February 03, 2018 - Island Day is Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s official preview day program, designed especially for prospective undergraduate students to learn about the robust student life of an Islander. At Island Day, students and their family and friends will have the opportunity to sit in a simulated classroom experience, learn about and tour student housing and tour the beautiful Island campus. The next Island Day is Saturday, Feb 3. Sign up at http://islandday.tamucc.edu/.

Sun, February 04, 2018 through Sat, February 10, 2018 - Mark your calendar! Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Homecoming 2018 will be celebrated February 4-10. This year's theme is "Pride & Tradition". Here are ways for faculty/staff to get involved and show off their Islander spirit:

Compete:  

  • Door decorating contest – REGISTER NOW
  • Window decorating contest – REGISTER NOW
  • Dean’s cup – Eligible participants will receive email in coming weeks.
  • Faculty/staff vs. student basketball game: Game will be held Monday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. – REGISTER NOW.
Volunteer:
  • Volunteers are needed to ensure Homecoming Week 2018 is a huge success. Volunteer opportunities include T-shirt sales, assisting at the Lighting of the “I” Spirit Rally on Friday, Feb. 9, and assisting with the Tailgate/Block Party on Saturday, Feb. 10.Email randolph@tamucc.eduor call 361.825.2231 to sign up.
Celebrate:
  • Celebrate the Big Games at the official Homecoming Tailgate and Block Party! It will be held from 4 – 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, at the American Bank Center. Enjoy live music, food options, and fun for the whole family! Bring out a tent and join the Tailgate area or REGISTER NOW if your department or organization is interested in hosting a family-fun activity or renting a tent for the Block Party.
Game tickets are available at GoIslanders.com or by calling 361.825.BALL. For more information on any Homecoming 2018 events, go to http://homecoming.tamucc.edu/; email Jennifer.Randolph@tamucc.edu; or call 361.825.2231.

Fri, February 09, 2018 - To celebrate Homecoming 2018, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will host the Alumni Homecoming Honors Banquet on Friday, Feb. 9, in the University Center, Anchor Ballroom. A cocktail reception will begin at 6 p.m. with the banquet starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 for recent graduates or $50 for all other alumni and community members. To buy tickets, click here.

Fri, February 23, 2018 - Join Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi for the 2017-2018 “Furgason Bravo! Series” at the Performing Arts Center, Sunday, Feb. 23, with Craig Morris at 7:30 p.m. General admission ticket prices are $10. TAMU-CC student tickets are $5 with valid SandDollar$ ID. You can purchase tickets at tamucc.tix.com or call 361.825.ARTS. PAC Box Office hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.